Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe
  • Travel by Silver Service

5 Days from $967 per person

Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

This fascinating tour in Holland and Germany looks at the iconic WW2 battle for Arnhem Bridge and the aftermath with the Allied advance across the Rhineland battlefield in 1945. We see the town of Arnhem, look at the defence of Arnhem Bridge itself, and visit the Hartenstein War Museum in Oosterbeek. We then move on to the 1945 battles in Germany with trips to the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Xanten, Goch and Wesel, crossing the Rhine before returning to our hotel near Arnhem.

5-Day Tour – Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

Day 1

Depart from your chosen UK pick-up point and travel to the port where a coach interchange will take place, you will then join your tour coach for the Channel crossing. On arrival on the Continent we continue to our hotel (passengers joining the tour in Europe will meet the group at the hotel this evening).

Day 2 - Arnhem Landing Grounds & Oosterbeek

We start the tour at the Arnhem Airborne Museum. Located in the old Hartenstein Hotel, the building was there in 1944 and used as 1st Airborne Division’s Headquarters. Now an excellent museum of the battle, here we set the scene before travelling out to some of the landing grounds at Ginkel Heath and Wolfheze. Before lunch, we see one of the original Arnhem memorials, and in the afternoon look at the bitter fighting in the Oosterbeek perimeter – the infamous ‘Cauldron’. We see Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery; visit Oosterbeek Church; see positions held by the Border Regiment and follow the story of the ‘Lonsdale Force’, before visiting the house where General Urquhart hid during the battle.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Oosterbeek Church  ★ Arnhem Memorial  ★ Arnhem Airborne Museum

★ Hartenstein Hotel  ★ Landing grounds Ginkel Heath  ★ Wolfheze  ★ Arnhem Oosterbeek Cemetery

Day 3 - Arnhem Bridge & The Island

The battle of Arnhem Bridge is one of the iconic moments of Operation Market Garden and we see where the fighting took place around the bridge. After lunch in Nijmegen, we visit Jonkerbos War Cemetery before examining events on ‘The Island’ in 1944/45, looking at the fighting around the De Laar Farm, and following the so-called ‘Driel Dash’. American Airborne troops also held The Island after the battle and we see their memorial, as well as the battle scarred building where men from the Hampshire Regiment fought in October 1944.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Arnhem Bridge  ★ Nijmegen  ★ Jonkerbos War Cemetery  ★ De Laar Farm  ★ Driel  ★ US 101st AB Memorial

Day 4 - Reichswald Forest & The Rhineland

Following on from the period of static fighting during the winter of 1944/45, we begin today at the National Liberation Museum at Groesbeek to help set the scene for the battles of 1945. We also visit Groesbeek War Cemetery before looking at the fighting in Reichswald Forest, seeing the War Cemetery there – the largest British Second World War cemetery in Europe with more than 7,000 graves. After lunch in Kleve, we look at the advance on the Rhineland, examining the fighting at Xanten, Goch and the Hochwald Gap, before seeing where the Rhine crossings took place between Rees and Wesel. We end the day in the area where 6th (Airborne) Division landed during Operation Varsity.

*Breakfast included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Groesbeek War Cemetery  ★ National Liberation Museum  ★ Reichswald Forest War Cemetery  ★ Kleve  ★ Operation Varsity

Day 5

We leave the hotel after breakfast and travel to the Channel port. You will leave your tour coach behind as you join your transfer vehicle for your return journey to your original departure point.

*Breakfast Included

Departure Dates & Prices









Departure Date Days Travel By Tour ref Price
Mon 26 August 2019 5 Silver Service 5GARV/1 $986
Mon 14 October 2019 5 Silver Service 5GARV/1 $967
Mon 23 March 2020 5 Silver Service 5GARV/1 $986
Mon 25 May 2020 5 Silver Service 5GARV/1 $1024

Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

5-Days from $967 per person
Enquire online or call our friendly travel advisers on 844-400-BatteTours (Within the US)

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours makes it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from on our Tours. You can join your coach at a convenient joining point in the UK (we have hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales), or join/depart the tour in Europe.

This tour travels on our Silver Service coach.

 

Please note: Coach options can differ between each tour

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Bilderberg Wolfheze Hotel or similar in Wolfheze on the outskirts of Arnhem. The hotel has a bar and restaurant, indoor swimming pool and sauna. The hotel has become a firm favourite with our guests.

Bilderberg Wolfheze Hotel
Bilderberg Wolfheze Hotel

The Bilderberg Wolfheze 4-star hotel is located in the heart of a forest and is the perfect place to relax after your visits out on tour. The hotels facilities include a restaurant, a bar, outside terrace, swimming pool*, lounge, sauna, tennis court, golf course around the hotels grounds and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature a desk, sitting area, flat screen T.V with Radio, telephone, Wi-Fi/Internet access, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom.

*The swimming pool can close without prior notice.

Hotel Features

  • Swimming Pool
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift

Room Features

  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

How To Book

Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

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Tours are operated in conjunction with our UK partner, Leger Holidays.

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.

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