Operation Market Garden Tour

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Hundreds of convenient joining points in the UK, or begin/end your tour in Europe
  • Travel by Executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

4 Days from $758 per person

Operation Market Garden Tour

Operation Market Garden was the ill-fated World War Two operation devised by General Bernard Montgomery to shorten the war in the autumn of 1944. It began with a ground assault by XXX Corps on the Belgian-Dutch border followed by simultaneous airborne drops by American and British Paratroop forces between Eindhoeven and Arnhem. We follow the ground troops along their original route and also examine the Battle for Arnhem Bridge and the idea of ‘A Bridge Too Far’.

4-Day Tour – Operation Market Garden

Day 1

Depart from your chosen UK pick-up point and travel to the port where a coach interchange will take place, you will then join your tour coach for the Channel crossing. On arrival on the Continent we continue to our hotel (passengers joining the tour in Europe will meet the group at the hotel this evening).

Day 2 – Joe’s Bridge to Nijmegen

We travel to Joe’s Bridge, the start position of the Guards Armoured Division at the beginning of Operation Market Garden. We look at the Irish Guards assault and see their graves at Valkenswaard War Cemetery. We then see the vast German cemetery at Ysselsteyn before visiting the impressive Overloon War Museum. After lunch, we resume the XXX Corps route at the Grave Bridge, before looking at the tough fighting for Nijmegen and the crossing of the Waal River by American Airborne forces. Continue to our hotel in Wolfheze for a two-night stay.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Valkenswaard War Cemetery  ★ Nijmegen  ★ Ysselsteyn German Cemetery

★ Joe’s Bridge  ★ Overloon War Museum  ★ Grave Bridge

Day 3 – Hartenstein Hotel & The Battle of Arnhem

We begin at the Hartenstein Hotel, headquarters of the 1st Airborne Division during the Arnhem battle, and now an excellent museum. We then see an original memorial at Wolfheze and look at one of the landing grounds at Ginkel Heath. Following a visit to the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery we have lunch and then see some of the positions in the Oosterbeek Perimeter before visiting the area around Arnhem Bridge, where the pivotal battle for the outcome of Operation Market Garden took place.

*Breakfast Included

HIGHLIGHTS  ★ Arnhem Bridge  ★ Oosterbeek Church  ★ Landing grounds Ginkel Heath

★ Wolfheze  ★ Arnhem Oosterbeek Cemetery  ★ Hartenstein Hotel Museum

Day 4

Return home.

*Breakfast Included

Departure Dates & Prices

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Operation Market Garden Tour

4 Days from $758 per person
Enquire online or call our friendly travel advisers on 844-400-BatteTours (Within the US)

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours makes it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from on our Tours. You can join your coach at a convenient joining point in the UK (we have hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales), or join/depart the tour in Europe.

Coach Options: Executive or upgrade to Silver Service


Please note: Coach options can differ between each tour


You will stay for two nights in the 4-star Bilderberg Hotel in Wolfheze near Arnhem, situated in its own grounds. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and sauna.

Overnight stays in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

How To Book

Operation Market Garden Tour

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Tours are operated in conjunction with our UK partner, Leger Holidays.

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change due to operational reasons. Any changes will be advised closer to the time of departure.