Operation Market Garden

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DEPARTS: Convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe

from: $1023
4 Days
  • Price: per person, twin share
  • Deposit: 30%
This four day tour follows the ground troops along their original Operation Market Garden route.

Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden was the ill-fated World War Two operation devised by General Bernard Montgomery to shorten the war in the autumn of 1944. It began with a ground assault by XXX Corps on the Belgian-Dutch border followed by simultaneous airborne drops by American and British Paratroop forces between Eindhoeven and Arnhem. We follow the ground troops along their original route and also examine the Battle for Arnhem Bridge and the idea of ‘A Bridge Too Far’.

Itinerary

Day 1

We travel to Joe’s Bridge, the start position of the Guards Armoured Division at the beginning of Operation Market Garden. We look at the Irish Guards assault and see their graves at Valkenswaard War Cemetery. We then see the vast German cemetery at Ysselsteyn before visiting the impressive Overloon War Museum. After lunch, we resume the XXX Corps route at the Grave Bridge, before looking at the tough fighting for Nijmegen and the crossing of the Waal River by American Airborne forces. Continue to our hotel in Wolfheze for a two-night stay. (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS  Valkenswaard War Cemetery   Nijmegen   Ysselsteyn German Cemetery

Joe’s Bridge   Overloon War Museum   Grave Bridge

Day 2 > Joe’s Bridge to Nijmegen

We travel to Joe’s Bridge, the start position of the Guards Armoured Division at the beginning of Operation Market Garden. We look at the Irish Guards assault and see their graves at Valkenswaard War Cemetery. We then see the vast German cemetery at Ysselsteyn before visiting the impressive Overloon War Museum. After lunch, we resume the XXX Corps route at the Grave Bridge, before looking at the tough fighting for Nijmegen and the crossing of the Waal River by American Airborne forces. Continue to our hotel in Wolfheze for a two-night stay. (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS  Valkenswaard War Cemetery   Nijmegen   Ysselsteyn German Cemetery

Joe’s Bridge   Overloon War Museum   Grave Bridge

Day 3 > Hartenstein Hotel & The Battle of Arnhem

We begin at the Hartenstein Hotel, headquarters of the 1st Airborne Division during the Arnhem battle, and now an excellent museum. We then see an original memorial at Wolfheze and look at one of the landing grounds at Ginkel Heath. Following a visit to the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery we have lunch and then see some of the positions in the Oosterbeek Perimeter before visiting the area around Arnhem Bridge, where the pivotal battle for the outcome of Operation Market Garden took place. (B)

STAR INCLUSIONS  Arnhem Bridge   Oosterbeek Church   Landing grounds Ginkel Heath

Wolfheze   Arnhem Oosterbeek Cemetery   Hartenstein Hotel Museum

Day 4

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to the UK (passengers departing the tour in Europe will farewell the group at the hotel). (B)

Dates



Departure DateDaysTravel ByTour refPrice
Thu 22 October 20204Silver Service4HMGV/1$1023
Fri 26 March 20214Silver Service4HMGV/1$1073

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Inclusions

3 nights’ hotel accommodation

Daily continental breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Historian

Battlefield touring as per the itinerary

Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe

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