Market Garden - full tour

Introduction

A plan to seize vital bridges in The Netherlands, in order to be able to outflank the German army and capture the Ruhr industrial area, forcing Germany to surrender before Christmas. To do this the greatest airborne armada the world has ever seen was dropped over The Netherlands! An entire army corps had to advance on a single main road from Belgium towards Arnhem, protected by two others corps on either flank. An enormous ambitious plan fueled by the flight of the German army shortly before. But their panic was already over ...
 
This tour takes you from the Belgian-Dutch border all the way to Arnhem. We roughly follow the route of XXX corps through the areas of operation of US 101st Airborne Division, US 82nd Airborne Division and Br 1st Airborne Division / Polish parachute brigade. Over the course of three days we will discover the places where the Allies and Germans fought for control over Hell's Highway and the bridges along the route.
 

Tour highlights

Basically this tour comprises the three individual one-day tours on Market Garden

 Day 1  

 Day 2

Day 3 

  • Joe's bridge
  • Ambush sites of KG Walther
  • Palmer's recce and linkup
  • Kloosterdreef and Vlokhoven
  • Son Bridge
  • DZ/LZ Sonse Heide
  • The battle for Sonse Forest
  • St Oedenrode
  • Road cut at Koevering
  • Fighting for Eerde
  • Veghel and Black Friday
  • Grave bridge
  • DZ Overasselt
  • Heumen lockbridge
  • Honinghutje
  • DZ and LZ Groesbeek
  • Mook & Plasmolen
  • Devil's Hill
  • Streetfighting in Nijmegen
  • Nijmegen bridge
  • Cross river assault by 504 PIR
  • DZ and LZ at Renkum/Wolfheze
  • DZ Ginkelse Heath
  • Advance routes on Arnhem bridge / ambush of C-troop
  • Arhnem bridge
  • St. Elizabeth's Gasthuis, museum and Onderlangs
  • LZ-L and Johanna Hoeve
  • Railroad culvert
  • The Oosterbeek perimeter
  • Retreat over the river

 

Duration

This tour takes three full days.
 

Overnight staying

Please notice that Battlefield Discovery does not provide hotel accommodation for you. You will have to book your overnight stayings yourself. In case you want some tips what hotels are affordable and in the vicinity of pickup locations, please contact me
 

Possible tour days

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

Price, bookings and payment

This tours costs EUR 195 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 directlyBy 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.