Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach, then to the Brussels area for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Joes 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)

Day 3 - Hartenstein Hotel and 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)

Day 4

Return home. (B)

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

Departure Dates and Prices 2020/21 - Operation Market Garden

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Executive coach: tour code ref 4HMG
July 17 - 2020
Silver Service coach: tour code ref 4HMGV
March 27 - 2020
March 26 -2021
October 22 - 2020 £409
All prices shown are per person based on two sharing a room, unless otherwise stated. Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £99. 
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Leger Holidays
Operation Market Garden

Coach Tours 4 Days

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. 2020/21 Prices from £379

This Leger Holidays battlefield tour follows the ill fated operation devised by General Montgomery to shorten the war with the code name of "Operation Market Garden". The largest airborne operation in history began on Sunday  September 17th 1944. An entire airborne army was committed in a bold attempt to seize the key bridges over the numerous rivers and canals leading into the heartland of the Reich. Over 4,000 Allied aircraft took off from airfields in the United Kingdom, France and Belgium to launch a surprise assault on German-occupied Holland. This tour accompanied by expert battlefield guides, tells the story of this brave but ill fated mission. 

Book this Operation Market Garden battlefield tour direct with Leger Holidays on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Free local joining points

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Key visits

  • Arnhem Airborne Museum
  • Ooseterbeek Church
  • Arnhem Bridge
  • Nijmegen

Your Hotel

You will stay for two nights at the 4-star Bilderberg Hotel in Wolfheze or sinilar, near Arnhem, situated in its own grounds. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and sauna.

Overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel

Silver Service Coach...

✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  Socialise and relax in the spacious rear lounge. 

✓ Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
✓ Personal tables.
✓ Porterage at most hotels.
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit or debit card during your tour.

✓ 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.

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