Arnhem 1944 - A Bridge Too Far

Arnhem 1944 - A Bridge Too Far

The story of the battle for Arnhem Bridge remains one of the most well known and emotive chapters of World War 2.

Immortalised in the book and the film ‘A Bridge Too Far’ it is still one of the most written about battles in history, the ill fated operation to seize a vital bridge across the Rhine still captures the imagination.

 

Our tour will take you into the heart of the famous battle fought in the Dutch city of Arnhem and the nearby town of Oosterbeek. Led by expert Arnhem Historian Mike Peters, we will follow the Paratroopers and Glider-borne soldiers of British 1st Airborne Division into the maelstrom of their epic struggle with elite German forces. Our exciting Battlefield Tour itinerary will shatter many of the myths of Operation Market Garden and give you a unique insight into the desperate defence mounted by outnumbered, besieged British and Polish Airborne troops as they clung on to their positions in the face of overwhelming odds.

 

Tour Highlights:

  • Arnhem

  • Nijmegen Bridge

  • War Cemeteries

Day 1

Late afternoon departure from local pick up points for the journey to Harwich where we board the Stena overnight crossing to The Hook of Holland.

Day 2

After breakfast on board, we disembark and make our way to Arnhem calling at 'Joe's' Bridge, Valkensward CWGC, Grave Bridge and Nijmegen Bridge.

Day 3

This morning we head to Ginkel Heide Drop Zone, Wolfheze, Arnhem Bridge and St Elisabeth's Hospital.

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Day 4

We explore Lonsdale Church, Hartenstein Airbourne Museum and Airbourne Forces Museum.

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Day 5

This morning we visit Oosterbeek Airbourne CWGC before returning to The Hook of Holland for the sea crossing to Harwich. We arrive in East Anglia late evening.

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B=Breakfast Included

Best Western Hotel Haarhuis

 

This hotel is located in the city center of Arnhem, opposite the Central train Station. In the nearby area you will find shops, bars, restaurants and attractions. All bedrooms are en suite and

feature hairdryer, telephone, TV and free internet access.

 

www.hotelhaarhuis.nl

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Colchester United FC Colchester United FC, United Way CO4 5UP (off A12)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Ipswich Village Car Park Ipswich, Village Car Park, West End Road,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
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