n this half day (4 hour) battlefield tour, we will visit the most important locations of the battle for Arnhem and Oosterbeek during Operation Market Garden.
This tour will start at the landing zones for an introduction and overview. Then we will follow the men of the Recce Squadron and their ill-fated mission to capture the bridge with their Jeeps, this includes a stop at the tunnel under the railway embankment near Wolfheze.
Our next stop will be the Westerbouwing heights, a hill overlooking and dominating the Rhine River. The loss of this hill and nearby ferry site made reinforcing the defensive perimeter almost impossible which lead to the eventual evacuation and the end of the operation. That will be discussed at our next stop, the Church near the Rhine.
We will then pay our respects at the Oosterbeek war cemetery where we will walk among the graves and remember their sacrifice.
Our final stop of the day is at the John Frost road bridge in Arnhem where we will discuss the heroic defense and famous last stand of the 2nd Battalion. This small force held on to the bridge for three days and four nights.
Usually starts at 13:00h / 1pm
Transportation is included.
Coffee, tea, lunch and museum entrance is not included in the price.
Arnhem Highlights tour itinerary
- Drop and landing zones near Renkum
- Ambush site of the Reconnaissance Squadron
- The battle for the road bridge in Arnhem
- Westerbouwing heights
- Oosterbeek Church
- Oosterbeek war cemetery
This tour takes around 4 hours, please note that a visit to the museum is not part of the tour.
This 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 €275.
- Lunch and museum entrance is not included in the price.