In this full day tour, we will look at how the Americans were involved in Operation Market Garden and we will be covering locations from both the 82nd and the 101st Airborne Division.
This tour will start at the bridge in Son where we will discuss the attempt to capture it and the subsequent German counterattack. We’ll then head to the Robert Cole memorial and talk about this larger than life character who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Normandy. Our next stop will be the windmill at Eerde where we discuss the battles in the village and the sand dunes.
Our last stop in the 101st Airborne sector will be a visit to Veghel and talk about Black Friday, when the Germans cut the road for over 24 hours in an attempt to capture the town and destroy the bridges. It took every ounce of strength from the allies to stop that from happening.
We’ll then head north to the bridge at Grave, to talk about the daring capture by a handful of men. We will continue the tour at the site of the heroic Waal river crossing which we will cover in detail..
Our last stop of the day will be the road bridge at Nijmegen and talk about the four-day battle to capture it.
101st Airborne sector:
- The bridge at Son
- Robert Cole Medal of Honor memorial
- Eerde Windmill
- Black Friday in Veghel
82nd Airborne sector:
- Bridge at Grave
- Waal crossing site
- Road bridge at Nijmegen
This tour will take around 8 hours.
This battlefield tour is available in English and in Dutch.
We have a flat fee price for our tours:
- Price for a full day private tour for 1 to 4 persons including transportation is €400.
- For 5-8 persons I have to charge €550 to cover the rent of a large minivan.
- Lunch and museum entrance is not included in the price.
- For a group of more than 8 persons please visit my Groups page