OK! Let’s Go! - Allied Airborne in England 1944
5 days from £659pp
On this new UK based tour, we follow the story of American and British Airborne troops in the training and planning for D-Day and Operation Market Garden in 1944, including the men from the famous Easy Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), the ‘Band of Brothers’.
- 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
- 4 evening meals
- Specialist Battlefield Guide
- FREE regional joining points
(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 -
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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.
Local departure by coach, then to our mainstay hotel for a four-night stay.
Included meals: Dinner
Day 2 - American Airborne
Today we look at the story of the American 82nd and 101st Airborne and their training in England before the drops they made for D-Day and Operation Market Garden. At Littlecote House we see where 506th PIR had their base, and where the commander Colonel Robert Sink had his headquarters, also seeing the memorial and an original stable block relocated from Aldbourne which housed men from Easy Company.
In nearby Ramsbury we look at the area where 101st Airborne trained, seeing the village and Ramsbury Airfield. In Aldbourne we see where Easy Company did their training, including the infamous episode when Major Sobel took the wrong route! After lunch, here we take a short walk around the village to see where they did their training. We will see where Lt Dick Winters who became the OC of Easy Company was billeted and the Church where Lt Ronald Spiers married a local girl.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Littlecote House
Day 3 - Uppottery
We travel to the former RAF Dunkeswell airfield and visit the Heritage Centre as well as getting a full guided tour of the site. After lunch in the Aviator Cafe, we visit Uppottery, used by the American Airborne as the assembly area for their D-Day drop and the men from Easy Company flew from here into Normandy in 1944.
We get a full tour of the site, see the Museum in the Nissen Huts, and see the memorials.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- RAF Dunkeswell
Day 4 - British Airborne
At former RAF Tarrant Rushton we look at the role of 6th Airborne Division in the lead-up to D-Day. It was from here that the gliders taking Major John Howard and D Company 2nd Oxs and Bucks to Pegasus Bridge, took off from.
It was also used by other units from the Division for that Operation. We also see memorials to 8th Parachute Battalion and the Glider Pilot Regiment, and at Tidworth Military Cemetery visit the graves of Airborne men who died in training. At Middle Wallop we visit Museum of Army Flying, seeing the extensive Airborne and Glider displays including examples of aircraft used in 1944.
Later we see where 9th Parachute Battalion did their training for the assault on Merville Battery and as we return to our hotel, we stop to visit the grave of Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, who commanded 21st Army Group including all Airborne forces, from D-Day to the end of the war.
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.
Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel+ View more
About the hotel
The Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel is an elegant 4-star Georgian hotel, located in the heart of the city of Salisbury and just a short five-minute walk away from the city's impressive cathedral. One of the finest hotels in the city, this Grade II listed building is steeped in history, having played host to celebrated figures such as Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Raleigh and Mark Twain. Guests can dine in style in the fantastic Squires Restaurant which serves traditional cuisine in elegant surroundings, and those looking to unwind with a morning coffee or evening drink can do so in the Spires Bar & Lounge. With luxurious rooms and a charming courtyard with outdoor seating for warmer days, this gorgeous hotel is perfect for any stay in this medieval market town.
- WiFi Available
- Bath and/or Shower
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
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