Even though World War Two ended over 60 years ago, it continues to play a major role today in the lives of veterans, historians, film-makers and the general public. Yet as much as the films, documentaries and newspaper articles are fascinating, nothing gives you a more vivid impression of these times than walking the land where key battles and events in the war actually took place. Which is why this seven-day break is invaluable for anyone with an interest in WW2.
Our included journey will take us to Colditz Castle, one of the most infamous of all the Prisoner of War camps. Today much of the prison remains intact, and you’ll see the tunnels, forged papers, false uniforms, the secret radio, and even a replica of the glider.
We will travel along part of the ‘Hell’s Highway’ route – the long, single road which ground troops had to use in their attempt to relieve the troops at Arnhem, through Son, Veghel and Grave, and to the bridge itself.
We also include a visit to the 1st Airborne Museum at Oosterbeek to discover more about these dramatic events, followed by a pause at the British Military Cemetery to remember those who died.
Return Irish Sea crossings & overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam with DFDS Seaways
Coaching on the continent
Three nights’ hotel accommodation in Germany on a bed & breakfast basis
Included visit to Colditz Castle & Arnhem Airborne Museum
Overnight hotel accommodation in Arnhem on the return journey
Fascinating optional excursion to Berlin