Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden

Start: Lille End: Lille Days: 5 Nights: 4 Price:

Operation Market Garden

When you take our Liberation Route Battlefield Tour: Operation “Market Garden”, you will understand the thinking behind Field Marshal Montgomery’s daring attempt to cross the lower River Rhine in WW2 using airborne forces and ground troops. Our tour is a tribute to the men who fought so heroically, often against impossible odds, and the Dutch people who helped them.

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Tour Operator: Spirit Of Remembrance (SOR)

Mallards, Wetham Green, Upchurch, Kent ME9 7EY, England
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1634 233785

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Day 1

Arrival in Lille, Europe station |Transfer to Arnhem and Nijmegen region. Dinner and overnight in Nijmegen. 

Day 2

Breakfast then departure with packed lunch for a day including visits of Grave Bridge. Visit the area where the 82nd (US) Airborne Division were involved, the Groesbeek 82nd (US) Airborne Division Drop Zones, the Landing Zones  and Drop Zones for 504, 505 and 508 Regiments and the 1st Airborne Corps. Stop and visit the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 in Groesbeek Heights. Lunch then continue to  the Groesbeek Memorial and Canadian War Cemetery,  Jonkerbos War Cemetery. Transfer to Nijmegen and visit the sites of the Battle of Nijmegen,  Valkhof and Waal Bridge. Dinner and overnight in Nijmegen.

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Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel the transfer to Elst. Visit Drop Zone X, Landings zones S&Z, Parachute drop at Ginkelse Heide . Picnic lunch the transfer to Oosterbeek  and Hartenstein Hotel the HQ 1st Airborne Division. Visit the Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’. Transfer to Arnhem and cross John Frost Brigde and explorer area. Return to Nijmegen. Dinner in hotel.

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Day 4

Breakfast then transfer to Oosterbeek  where you start with a visit of the Oosterbeek War Cemetery. Picnic lunch then visit the area of battles and landings. Tour around Oosterbeek defensive perimeter and Westerbouwing Heights. Dinner in the hotel in Nijmegen.

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Day 5

Breakfast then check out. Transfer to Ypres, lunch and free time in Ypres before the return to Lille.