Operation Anthropoid by Air

5 days from £819pp

About the tour: Operation Anthropoid by Air

Tour Introduction

Operation Anthropoid was the secret mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, a high ranking Nazi Official with control of much of Eastern Europe and one of the leading architects of the Holocaust. A team of SOE agents were flown to Czechoslovakia in December 1941 to carry out the operation. Heydrich was fatally wounded and his death lead to terrible consequences in Czechoslovakia. Join us on our brand new 5-day tour as we fly to Prague and visit the key sites relating to the operation, including Nehvizdhy, Liddice and Petschek Palace.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 evening meal
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
  • Return flights to Prague with hand luggage allowance
  • Airport transfers in Prague
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(Deposits from £150pp)

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Prague and transfer to our hotel for four nights.

Day 2 - Nehvizdhy

We start the day at the Drop Zone near Nehvizdhy where the SOE members landed. We see the Drop Zone memorial and also the monument in Nehvizdhy to those who were later shot for helping the team.

We then see where Reinhard Heydrich lived and visit Karl Hermann Frank’s Villa, now a Resistance Museum.

After lunch we visit the spot where Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated, and then move into the city to see the church and crypt, and memorials where the SOE team were surrounded and killed.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Drop Zone near Nehvizdhy

Prague Church and Crypt (2)

Key Visits

  • Drop Zone near Nehvizdhy
  • Karl Hermann Frank’s Villa
  • Prague Church and Crypt

Day 3 - Lidice & Petschek Palace

Today we visit Lidice, the village near Prague which was brutally purged following Heydrich’s death. We spend time visiting this important and moving WW2 site, and see the Kobyliska execution ground.

In the afternoon we go to Petschek Palace, then the Gestapo HQ, having a guided tour of the basement, and also visit the castle where Heydrich worked, and later where his body was laid out in state.

We end the day at Dablice Cemetery, where it is believed the men of the SOE team were buried and where there is now a memorial.

Included meals: Breakfast


Lidice (2)

Key Visits

  • Dablice
  • Kobyliska Execution Ground
  • Petscheck Palace
  • Lidice

Day 4 - Terezin

We travel to Terezin, then known as Theresienstadt. This former Austro-Hungarian fortress town was used as a Concentration Camp by the Nazis and we spend a full day visiting the site, memorials and seeing the museums.

Included meals: Breakfast


Terezin (2)

Key Visits

  • Terezin
  • Terezin

Day 5

Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK.

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 four nights at the 3-star Ibis Prague Old town. The hotel is situated in an ideal location in the historical district, close to shops, bars and restaurants and the Old Town Square. The hotel has a bar and restaurant, serving light meals.

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.

Your Flights

Flights to and from Prague are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted.

We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 

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