Arnhem 76th Anniversary Tour

About the tour: Arnhem 76th Anniversary Tour

Tour Introduction

The Anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, part of Operation Market Garden, takes place every year in the Netherlands. While the 75th Anniversary was a special one, the people of the Arnhem area, the veterans and those dedicated to the history of 1944 aim to ensure it will never be forgotten. Travel with us to attend this weekend of Remembrance as we look at the story of the British Airborne, and A Bridge Too Far. You will attend the special Airborne Drop on Ginkel Heath, visit the Arnhem battlefields, seeing the Oosterbeek area, and attend the service of Remembrance at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery; this commemorative weekend is truly one to remember.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
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Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (01709 385 624), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -

  1. Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  2. Send payments via online banking.
  3. Send payments via cheque.
  4. Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

18 Sep

Local departure by coach, then to Holland for a three-night stay.

19 Sep - Arnhem Battlefields & Commemorations

We begin this morning by attending the Airborne Drop on Ginkel Heath. This special event takes place on a drop zone used in 1944 and features past and present members of the airborne forces from many nations. Aircraft pass over and drop parachutists onto Ginkel Heath, and there are ground displays along with related stalls selling books and militaria.

In the afternoon, we head out onto the Arnhem battlefields seeing the Oosterbeek area, the landing zones near Wolfheze, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, the ‘Urquhart House’ where General Urquhart hid during the battle, and end at the famous Arnhem Bridge.

We then spend the evening in Arnhem before returning to our hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast

Airborne Drop on Ginkel Heath

Airborne Drop on Ginkel Heath (4)

Key Visits

  • Oosterbeek
  • Airborne Drop on Ginkel Heath
  • Arnhem Bridge

20 Sep - Arnhem Battlefields & Commemorations

This morning, we travel to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery and attend the special service of Remembrance, which includes the local ‘Flower Children’ who lay floral tributes on the graves of the airborne soldiers.

After lunchtime, we continue with our look at Arnhem, seeing the Hartenstein Hotel, which is now a museum, the Oosterbeek Perimeter, Oosterbeek Church, and the area where the evacuation took place at the end of the battle.

Included meals: Breakfast

Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery

Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery (6)

Key Visits

  • Oosterbeek Church
  • Hartenstein Hotel
  • Special Service of Remembrance
  • Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery
  • Oosterbeek Perimeter

21 Sep

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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You will stay for three nights at a minimum 3-star hotel, such as the Sandton Hotel De Roskam Hotel in Rheden or similar.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Stay overnight near Dover

Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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Call our friendly advisors on: 01709 385 624