Arnhem 74th Anniversary (6 Days via Hull) (Closed)

The airborne operation at Arnhem was part of a larger plan, conceived by Field Marshal Montgomery, to bring about a quick end to the war. The American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisons were to capture the bridges between Eindhoven and Nijmegen. The bridge at Arnhem, spanning the Neder Rijn, was to be taken by General Roy Urquhart’s British 1st Airborne Division. Ground troops in the shape of the British XXX Corps would then cross the bridges and launch an armoured thrust into the heart of the Third Reich.

The plan ultimately failed but what unfolded at Arnhem in September, 1944 became an epic story of courage, endurance and sacrifice.

 

Arnhem 74th Anniversary

Thursday 20th to Tuesday 25th Sept, 2018
(6 days, 5 nights via Hull-Rotterdam staying at the 4* Belvoir Hotel, Nijmegen. Tour guide included.
Price £469 per person (B&B in hotel)
Deposit: £75 per person
Single supplement: £135
Insurance: £30

 

Day 1 (Thurs 19th Sept 2018): Outward

Local pick-up & travel to Hull
Check-in at ferry terminal at 17.30 hours
Overnight ferry to Rotterdam with
en-suite cabin accommodation on board
Evening meal & breakfast can be
purchased on board

 

Day 2 (Fri 20th Sept 2018): Arnhem

Disembark in Rotterdam & travel to Arnhem
Landing & Dropping Zones
Johannahoeve
Heelsum Glider Memorial
Lunch period in Oosterbeek
Schoonord Crossroads
Hartenstein (Museum visit optional)
The Tafelberg & Westerbouwing
“Lion” Route & the John Frost Bridge
Check-in at 4* hotel in Nijmegen
19.00 hours: Service & wreath-laying at the
Airborne Memorial, John Frost Bridge, Arnhem
Return to hotel & evening free

 

Day 3 (Sat 21st Sept 2018): Ginkel Heath

08.30 hours: Depart hotel after breakfast
Ginkel Heath Commemorative Parachute DropHartenstein Museum
Lunch period & free time in Nijmegen
Return to hotel & evening free

 

Day 4 (Sun 22nd Sept 2018): Service

Depart hotel early after breakfast
West Arnhem: Onderlangs & Bovenover
Acacialaan & “Lonsdale’s” Church
74th Anniversary Commemorative Service at
Oosterbeek Cemetery
Lunch period in Nijmegen
Groesbeek National Liberation Museum
Groesbeek Cemetery & Memorial
Return to hotel & evening free

 

Day 5 (Mon 23rd Sept 2018): Visits

09.00 hours: Depart hotel after breakfast
Jonkerbos War Cemetery
Waal Bridge & US 82nd Division Memorial
Lunch in the Korenmarkt, Arnhem
Driel Polish Memorial & Oosterbeek Cemetery
Travel to Rotterdam & check-in at ferry terminal. Overnight ferry to Hull with en-suite cabin accommodation. Evening meal & breakfast can be purchased on board.

 

Day 6 (Tues 24th Sept 2018): Return

Morning disembarkation in Hull & return to drop-off point

 

Further Information

If you wish to discuss this tour & your group’s requirements, please contact our office either by calling 01244 340 777 or emailing us at info@wartours.com

 

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