Market Garden - 1th Airborne / Arnhem area

Introduction

Undoubtedly the most well known part of operation Market Garden: This is the place where the British 1st Airborne Division supplemented by the Polish Parachute Brigade fought what we call now the Battle of Arnhem.
 
The 1st Airborne Division already saw heavy fighting as a division or parts of it. The raid on Bruneval radar station, North Africa, Siciliy, Southern Italy earned this division great distinction and a reputation as a hard fighting force. Due to heavy casualties sustained the division could not play a part in Overlord. But when Market Garden was planned the division was once again fit for action. What ensued were prolonged days of fierce fighting, much longer than the division was expected to in the plans, and against one of the toughest soldiers the Germans could muster; the 2nd SS Panzer Corps. It was during this battle that the fighting capabilities of 1st Airborne earned enourmous respect of friend and foe alike.
 
This tour takes your right up to the fields, forests, streets, and (of course) the bridge all so heavily fought over. We will retrace the battle from the euphoric landings to the fierce, the German bloccades, the fierce fighting of 6th airborne at Arnhem bridge and at Oosterbeek, all the way to the point of the famous nightly retreat over the Rhine.
 

Tour highlights

  • DZ and LZ at Renkum/Wolfheze
  • DZ Ginkelse Heath
  • Advance routes towards Arnhem bridges / ambushes and skirmishes
  • Arhnem road bridge
  • St. Elizabeth's Gasthuis, museum and Onderlangs
  • LZ-L and Johanna Hoeve
  • Railroad culvert
  • Oosterbeek perimeter
  • Retreat over the river
 

Duration

This tour takes a full day. Combination with other tours into a mutiple day tour is possible.
 

Possible tour days

Standard on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays. Other days of the week only by mutual agreement.
 

Price, bookings and payment

This tours costs EUR 65 per person based on a booking for a "mixed group" tour. Different prices for a private tour may apply depending on group size. Prices, terms and conditions can be found here.
 
You can easily book the tour via the booking form on this page, or by contacting me directly. By submitting a booking you agree to our terms and conditions
 
After receipt of you booking request I will verify availability on the tour date(s) requested. If needed I will contact you to discuss details or other options. Presuming a requested tour date is possible I will sent you a confirmation email containting an invoice stating the total amount due and the deposit amount (if applicable) needed to complete your booking. Full payment is due 10 days prior to the start date of the tour.  
 

Transport and pick up location

This is a car tour by a car or van driven by Battlefield Discovery. If you wish to drive with your own car, please let me know in advance. The pick up point as well as other details will be send to you after receipt of full payment.