WWII Tour:

Battlefields of Operation Market Garden

No of nights:

5 nights

Key sites:

Joe’s Bridge to Nijmegen
Ginkel Heath
Airborne Cemetery (Oosterbeek)
Hartenstein Hotel
John Frost’s Bridge (Arnhem)
Ann Frank Museum
Royal Palace (Amsterdam)
Canal trip of Amsterdam


Car, minibus/coach & ferry


2-7 April
19-24 June
7-12 August
15-20 September*


(Single supplement +£175)

* The 15 – 20 September is a special 6 days, 5 nights tour for the 80th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

This 6-day tour will take in the major sites of the battlefields of Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands and give us chance to explore the history of the second World War.

With a maximum of 15 guests, you will have a truly personalised trip, getting the most from your own personal guide and meeting others that are passionate about World War 2 remembrance

Your Guide

Hello, I am Andy Oliver, your guide.

I am now retired from 22 years in the military service which took me around the world and the battlefields of the Western Front and Far East.

I have studied, toured, and guided on the Western Front battlefields for the last few years since retiring from the Armed Forces. I have built up an extensive knowledge of the Great War and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Tour Highlights

Airborne Memorial at Ginkel Heath

Airborne Cemetery at Oosterbeek

Hartenstein Hotel

Arnhem Bridge

Royal Palace in Amsterdam

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Meet and greet and overnight ferry over to Rotterdam

  • Meet up at convenient location for you at Hull train station or P&O Ferry terminal at King George Docks in Hull
  • Check into the P&O Ferries, Hull for the overnight ferry to Rotterdam

Day 2 - Making our way to Eindhoven and Nijmegen

  • After breakfast on the ferry, we make our way to Joe’s bridge, Lommel, Belgium were 30 Corps started Operation Market Garden
  • We visit the bridge at Son which was taken by US 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles)
  • Visit the Wings of Liberation Museum near Eindhoven
  • Take in the bridge at Grave which was taken by US 82nd Airborne Division
  • Head to the Canadian cemetery at Groesbeek and visit the US 82nd Airborne Memorial at Beek
  • We finish of the day visiting the bridge at Nijmegen
  • Check into the Blue hotel in Nijmegen for a one-night stay

Day 3 - Battle for Arnhem and Oosterbeek

  • After a good breakfast we make our way to the Airborne Memorial at Ginkelse Heide 1st BR Airborne Division landing zones
  • Visit the Airborne cemetery at Oosterbeek and take in the Airborne Memorial
  • We visit the Airborne Museum at Hartenstein House in Oosterbeek
  • Head to the Airborne Memorial near the Bridge in Arnhem
  • We finish of the day visiting John Frost Bridge in Arnhem and discuss what happened to 745 men under his command
  • Check into the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Arnhem for a one-night stay

Day 4 - Make our way to Amsterdam

  • After a good breakfast we make our way to Amsterdam and visit the Anne Frank Museum
  • We visit the Royal Palace in the heart of Amsterdam Centre
  • Visit the sights of the old part of Amsterdam and stop off in the Café ‘Jolly Old Sailor’
  • Check into the hotel Jakarta in Amsterdam, for a one-night stay

Day 5 - Sightseeing in Amsterdam and return overnight

  • After a good breakfast we make our way back towards home, but before we leave Amsterdam, you can do some more shopping and sightseeing on your own time before returning to Rotterdam
  • Check into the P&O Ferries, Rotterdam for the overnight ferry to Hull

Day 6 - Drop off and return home

  • Return to King George Docks, Hull. You can be dropped off at Hull train station for onward travel home if required
  • Drop off at a convenient location for you in the Hull area if required

Price Includes

6 days, 5 nights

  • Services of a full-time guide
  • Pick up & drop off from a convenient location
  • All transportation and return overnight ferry crossing
  • Plus 3 nights in 3* or 4* hotels (based on 2 sharing)
  • Restaurant on night 1, 3 & 5
  • Breakfast every day
  • Any applicable entry fees
  • Welcome drink on arrival in hotels only

(Single supplement +£175)


To make a booking, contact me at 07947 362 747.

If these dates do not work for you or you would prefer to take a private tour, just get in touch with myself so I can make the arrangements for you.