Operation Anthropoid by Air
5 days from £739pp
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.
- 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
- 1 evening meal
- Specialist Historical Guide
- Historical visits as described
- Airport transfers in Prague
- Return flights to Prague with hold luggage allowance
(Deposits from £150pp)
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 -
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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.
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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.
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 the 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
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, 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
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
Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK.
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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