• History Trips | Paratroops landing nearby Oosterbeek
  • History Trips | Aerial view of the bridge at Arnhem
  • History Trips | Market Garden: Nijmegen and the bridge
  • History Trips | Brigde Nijmegen
  • History Trips | Cemetery Oosterbeek
  • History Trips | Airborne monument
  • History Trips | Sherman Tank
  • History Trips | Field artillery
  • History Trips | Arnhem, 1944
  • History Trips | The river Rhine, Oosterbeek

Trip Info
Operation Market Garden


3 Options:

  • Option 1 - The British Touch:
    The Battle of Arnhem;
  • Option 2 - The American Touch:
    101st US Airborne Division;
  • Option 3 - Complete Market Garden Tour:
    from Lommel to Arnhem
    (with overnight stay).


Duration

  • 1 day or 2 days

Group size

  • 2-8 persons

Prices

  • €109,-/ 120,-/ 259,- p.p. info *

* The excursion fee includes:
- All transfers starting from Amsterdam. Option 1 = € 109,- Option 2 = € 120,-
 (Contact us to discuss the possibility of other pick-up points if so required)
- Hotel + breakfast based on 2 persons (Option 3= € 259,-)
- A qualified historian as your personal guide.
- Visit to the main sites of the battle.
- Entry to museums.

Departure

  • Subject to availibity:
    Every day of the week

Booking

N.B. reservations should be made at least 14 days in advance
( but you can always give it a try )

Operation Market Garden

It was spring 1944: the European theatre of WW II was at the brink of great changes. In Eastern-Europe the Soviet ally nearly had driven back the German army from their own territory. The frontline led from Gulf of Finland in the north up to Odessa in the south and the Russians were making up for sweeping the Germans out of Poland. A counterweight on the western front was necessary to give the final blow to the Third Reich and assure the western sphere of influence.

On the 6th of June the joint western allies started off with operation Overlord, the well known invasion on the beaches of Normandy.

Although the invasion was a success, things did not develop as wished. It was not until August 25th that Paris was liberated and it lasted until the beginnings of September before allied troops cleaned the North of France and Belgium.
Here we come to the point of operation Market Garden. Compared to D-Day, Market Garden was a smaller operation. All the same it was the largest airborne actions in military history until that moment.

 

The consequences in terms of losses reflect the intensity of the battle: in 7 days 17,000 allied soldiers lost their lives in the whole operation (1500 at Arnhem).
The aim of the 1944-operation was to conquer a bridge over the river Rhine to gain access to Nazi- Germany. Market Garden would prove to be “a bridge too far” for the joint forces of the English, American and Polish troops.


With a qualified historian as your personal guide you will gain insight into causes, development and consequences of the operation and you will also get an idea of what life was like for the soldiers involved in combat.