Market Garden Anniversary

Market Garden Anniversary

Start: Paris End: Amsterdam Days: 11 Nights: 10 Price: From €4,290

Market Garden Anniversary

This tour of Normandy and the Netherlands coincides with the annual commemoration of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history. Market Garden was a bold but ill-conceived attempt to end the war quickly in September 1944. This 11-day tour features the annual celebration of the battle in the Netherlands, where people remain grateful of the Allied effort to liberate their country from Nazi control.

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Tour Operator: Beyond Band of Brothers Tours

811 Corporate Drive, Suite 108
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Day 1

Passengers are greeted at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and transferred by coach to Normandy. In the evening there is an introduction to the tour and a chance for the passengers to introduce themselves over a welcome drink.

Day 2

We begin the day with a visit to Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. The day continues with a trip to Pointe du Hoc, where Rudder’s Rangers ascended the steep cliffs to take out the long-range artillery firing on the landing beaches.

Day 3

The day starts with a visit to Dead Man’s Corner Museum in St-Come-du-Mont with an opportunity to buy authentic and replica WWII items. We stop at the monument near Brecourt Manor, site of Easy Company’s famous assault on a German artillery position. The afternoon features Utah Beach and its recently enlarged museum and Sainte-Mere-Eglise with its Airborne Museum.

Day 4

The day begins with a trip to Longues-sur-Mer, the only German battery in Normandy with the guns still in place. We then travel to the town of Arromanches-les-Bains where we visit the Circular Cinema and Gold Beach with its remnant Mulberry Harbor. In the afternoon we stop at Juno and Sword beaches and we cross Pegasus Bridge.

Day 5

After breakfast in Normandy we travel to the Netherlands in our state-of-the-art motor coach with regular stops along the way.

Day 6

We explore the bold attempt by the Allies to end the war quickly through Operation Market Garden. The morning features a visit the National Liberation Museum. We then attend the annual Market Garden commemorations in Nijmegen.

Day 7

We start the day at the Airborne Museum in Hartenstein to walk through its extraordinary interactive exhibits. We then travel through Arnhem to examine the “bridge too far.” In the evening we attend commemorations in Arnhem.

Day 8

On our way to Eindhoven we travel along Hell’s Highway, epicenter of the Market Garden failure. After a tour of Eindhoven we travel on to Amsterdam.

Day 9

The day features a guided tour of Amsterdam, highlighted by a visit to the Anne Frank House.

Day 10

We spend the day exploring the traditional Dutch countryside with a visit to Marken Volendam, including fishing villages, windmills, wooden shoes and dikes. Passengers are free to explore the city in the afternoon at their leisure.

Day 11

After saying goodbye our guests are brought to Amsterdam’s airport for their return flights.