World War 2 Battlefield Tours – 2018 (page 5)
The tour list gives the full index of all of our battlefield, pilgrimage and war graves tours covering the Second World War. Expanded details are also available in our brochure, contact us for a copy.
WORLD WAR 2: Anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem – Arnhem/Nijmegen, A Bridge Too Far
5 Days, 4 Nights
This tour commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem (Operation Market Garden), 'A Bridge Too Far' – visiting Arnhem and Nijmegen.
Day 1 – This tour takes us through France and Belgium before entering Holland for our first night's hotel accommodation in the Eindhoven area.
Day 2 – We take a leisurely drive along the Corridor (Hells Highway) which the troops took in their attempt to relieve the Airborne Forces at Arnhem; visiting en-route the various crossing places of the canal system and the Grave Bridge. We will take a break in the beautiful town of Nijmegen and visit Jonkerbos Cemetery, before making our way to our hotel at Arnhem.
Day 3 – We visit the Airborne Drop at Ginkel Heath, Wolfheze, Heelsum and Oosterbeek areas, the Hartenstein Hotel Airborne Museum, Schoonoord Cross-Roads, Oosterbeek Airborne Cemetery and follow the route taken by John Frost into the famous 'Bridge Too Far', seeing en-route the Tafelberg Hotel, the home of Kate Ter Horst (the 'Angel of Arnhem'). We will also visit the scenes of valour where L/Sgt. Baskeyfield, Cpt. Queripel, Cpt. Cain, Lt. Grayburn and Flt Lt. Lord all won the coveted Victoria Cross.
Day 4 – On day four we'll attend the Special Service of Remembrance at Oosterbeek Airborne Cemetery, to pay our respects, along with the schoolchildren of the area. We'll also visit the Groesbeek area to view the Liberation Museum and Canadian Cemetery, as well as the very impressive Overloon Battlefield Park.
We'll then cross over into Germany and pay a visit to the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, beside Kleve and other cemeteries by request.
Such an important and complex battle so well explained, Dick, Jeannie Ray and Mike were all superb.
Paul & Patsy Huxley