Bounce The Rhine

5 days from £499pp

About the tour: Bounce The Rhine

Tour Introduction

On this new tour, we look at the beginning of the end of the war in the west, following Allied troops in their advance to the mighty River Rhine in 1945.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Local joining points
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(Deposits from £50pp)

Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (), 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.
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  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.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to our overnight hotel in Belgium.

Day 2 - The Hell of the Hurtgenwald

In the autumn of 1944, the Allies reached the defences along the Westwall, or the ‘Siegfried Line’ as they called it. We begin at the Siegfried Line on the German border crossed by American troops, seeing the Dragon’s Teeth defences. We then continue across to the Hürtgenwald battlefield, which one observer called ‘Passchendaele with tree bursts’. Here we follow the story of this bloody battle in the forest visiting the Hürtgenwald Museum, seeing the traces of frontline positions in the woods, as well as seeing the German Cemeteries at both Hürtgen and Vossenack, one of which pays tribute to an incident when a German officer gave his life to save a GI laying wounded in a minefield. We then continue to our hotel near Duesseldorf for three nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Hurtgenwald Museum

Hurtgenwald Museum (2)

Key Visits

  • Hurtgenwald Museum

Day 3 - Operations Plunder and Varsity

Today we travel to the northern end of the Rhineland battlefield. Here we look at the American crossing during Operation Plunder near to Dinslaken, and then examine the British and Canadian crossing between the towns of Rees and Wesel, seeing key sites where the units crossed. We also discuss the Airborne story with an examination of the ground where the glider and parachute forces landed during Operation Varsity, seeing the Drop and Landing Zones as well as where the fighting took place. We also visit the Rheinberg British War Cemetery.

Included meals: Breakfast

Rheinberg War Cemetery

Rheinberg War Cemetery (2)

Key Visits

  • Rheinberg War Cemetery

Day 4 - Bounce The Rhine – The Bridge at Remagen

Today we look at the Americans in the Rhine Crossing in March 1945, and travel down to Meckenheim and follow the US route to the Rhine near Remagen. Here we see the remains of the famous Bridge, captured intact, and visit the Remagen War Museum. We later cross the Rhine by boat, and see the remains of the Bridge on the far bank, and later visit the site of the massive German Prisoner of War Camp at Remagen, followed by a visit to the nearby German War Cemetery.

Included meals: Breakfast

Remagen Bridge

Remagen Bridge (2)

Key Visits

  • Remagen Bridge

Day 5

We have an early start for our 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 the Wyndham Garden Dusseldorf Mettmann, near Dusseldorf. 

Overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

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.

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan


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...

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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