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We generally try to depart between 8am and 9am, and exact times will be confirmed in the final timings itinerary which arrives about a week before travel.
We send this close to travel so we can plan for any major traffic issues which sometimes arise due to road works etc.
Tuesday 24th September
Our aim at Pennywood Tours is to give you a relaxing and carefree time where we do all the work so you can sit back and enjoy the trip.
To this end, all tours are escorted by a group leader who will check you on board and make sure you can find your allocated seat. We’ll seat you with the person/people you are booked with but if you know of anyone else on the trip who has booked separately please let us know in advance and we’ll try to seat you all together. The coach will be a super deluxe vehicle with a toilet and is incredibly comfortable.
Our Group Leader will advise you of all the details of travel times, stops, when to return to the coach etc. so you will be in no doubt about what and when. He or she will be available for any additional questions you may have.
We will do our best to stick to our itinerary but you will understand that when there are traffic jams or adverse weather conditions, we may struggle to do everything as planned but we will let you know what information we have in these situations when we have it.
We look forward to seeing you and welcome any questions you may have by contacting us at email@example.com or on 01622 434 981.
2024 sees the 80th anniversary of this remarkable piece of history. Less well marked than D-Day, possibly because it failed in its main objective, the scale of this operation is difficult to comprehend, but it’s important never to forget the men who tried so hard to land a decisive blow and finish the war quickly.
To give some context: the UK committed around 10,000 men to the recent Afghan war. Market Garden delivered 30,000 men, by air, in only a few days to form a narrow corridor through which the land forces would advance. The land forces themselves comprised an entire corps and it only takes two corps to make an army! It was vast and it all happened in the beautiful towns and countryside of the Southern Netherlands.
The action at the Arnhem Bridge, epitomising the heroism and desperation, has gone down in history as an event with few parallels.
We are joined for this trip by our military guide, Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh (retired) who has a very personal connection to what happened at Arnhem Bridge (no spoilers!).
We will take Eurotunnel and travel to Nijmegen.
We’ll stop along the way at Grave Bridge, the objective of the 101st (US) Airborne Division before arriving at the Blue Hotel in Nijmegen, where we will base ourselves for the trip. Dinner in the hotel is included for this first night.
In the morning, we’ll walk through this beautiful town and visit the Belvedere Observation Point, overlooking Waal Bridge and examine the Battle of Nijmegen and the 82nd (US) Airborne Division’s heroic crossing of the Waal River.
After finding our own lunch in Nijmegen we’ll board the coach to visit Groesbeek Heights: Canadian War Cemetery and Memorial, and the National Liberation Museum.
After breakfast, we will head north to visit the Ginkelse Heide landing zones of 1st British Airborne Division before moving onto the blocking line at Wolfheze where the main forces’ advance to Arnhem was checked.
We then make a stop in Oosterbeek where you can find lunch in one of a number of cafés. Afterwards, we’ll go on to visit the Hartenstein Museum, which was the HQ of the British Airbourne museum, and is highly recommended.
Returning to the Blue Hotel in Nijmegen for bed and breakfast you’ll once again be free to explore Nijmegen or eat in the hotel.
On our last day of the tour, we will follow the route of 2nd British Army to Else to see the memorials, followed by Arnhem Bridge where the 2nd Parachute Battalions fought to the end.
This is followed by Lonsdale Church and then a crossing of the Neder Rhine by ferry at Westerbouwing Heights; and finally, before lunch, we visit the Polish Memorial.
You will be free to find lunch in Oosterbeek followed by a visit to Oosterbeek War Cemetery and the Glider Pilots Memorial.
We then return to the hotel for bed and breakfast accommodation.
Today we return to the UK via Eurotunnel, but on the way, we very much hope to stop off at the grave of Dam Buster hero Guy Gibson.
Please note, all venues will require walking, possibly with steps and steep slopes, which may be slippery and uneven. You should be prepared to dress appropriately for the weather.