4 days from £369pp
In the autumn of 1944 the Allied forces found themselves advancing on a wide front across the Netherlands. The famous Operation Market Garden, leading to Arnhem, took place but there were many forgotten battles along the eastern corridor of Holland. This new tour takes us off the beaten track following some of the toughest battles of 75 years ago. We will look at the fighting of Overloon, the story of George Eardley VC and Eric Harden VC. We will also take time to visit the Museum at Overloon and the Eyewitness Museum at Beek which is one of the best private collections from WW2 in the Netherlands.
- 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
- 2 evening meals
- Battlefield visits as described
- Convenient joining points
- Entrances to museums and places of interest (extra cost)
(Deposits from £50pp)
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 -
Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.
For customers living outside of the UK, if you want to make a booking you will need to provide a UK postcode on our online booking system. If you are not able to provide a relevant UK postcode then you can enter the postcode for London Victoria Coach Station – SW1W 9TP. You should then be able to proceed to complete your booking.
If you do encounter a problem then you can speak to one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to help.
Please Note : After completing your booking, a member of our Customer Service team will be in touch to make sure everything is okay.
Either e-mail our Reservations Department or call on 01709 830 333 and they will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.
Regional departure by coach, then to our hotel in Holland, where we stay for three nights.
Day 2 - OverloonWe start at Overloon looking at the fighting here in October 1944 when the 1st Suffolk made their attack.
From here we see the Overloon Windmill site where both Americans and British troops fought in 1944, and after seeing the graves in Overloon war Cemetery we visit original WW2 trenches and foxholes in the woods.
After lunch and time to explore the superb Overloon War Museum, with many WW2 tanks and artefacts, we follow the story of George Eardley VC and look at Monty’s Ironsides at Venray, seeing the battlefield and Venray War Cemetery.
We end at the huge German war cemetery at Ysselsteyn
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - River RoerToday we focus on the fighting in the ground between eastern Holland and Germany, along the River Roer.
We start at Brunssum War Cemetery where some of the dead from the fighting in the Roer Salient are buried and then examine Operation Clipper, the fighting for Geilenkirchen.
At Susteren we following the assault crossing by British troops and see an 88mm anti-tank gun, before visiting Sittard War Cemetery where the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in WW2 is buried.
After lunch we look at the story of Eric Harden, a Commando medic who was awarded the Victoria Cross in this area. We then see an original Buffalo tracked vehicle on the River Maas before ending at the incredible Eyewitness Museum at Beek which is one of the best Second World War private collections in the Netherlands.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included meals: Breakfast
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.
If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.
No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.
All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
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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...
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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
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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.
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