OK! Let’s Go! - Allied Airborne in England 1944


5 days from £629pp

NEW About the tour: OK! Let’s Go! - Allied Airborne in England 1944


Tour Introduction

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’.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefi eld Guide
  • FREE regional joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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

101st Airborne Museum

101st Airborne Museum (2)

Key Visits

  • 101st Airborne Museum

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

Day 4 - British Airborne

At former RAF Tarrant Rushton we look at the tole 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

Day 5

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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Hotel

The 4-star Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel is located in the heart of historic Salisbury. This elegant Grade II listed Georgian hotel is steeped in history,
having played host to many celebrated figures over the years including Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Raleigh and Mark Twain.

Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel

Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel
Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel
Mercure Salisbury White Hart Hotel

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.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

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

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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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