Leger Holidays Battlefield Tours

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World War 2 Tours.

2015 was the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, and 2016 saw emotive commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy.

Anybody who saw those events on television last June cannot fail to have been inspired to visit Normandy's beaches and discover the story first hand.

In 2017 we continue to expand our range of World War 2 related tours looking at the Normandy Landings plus the battles beyond.

Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge in Belgium was the last major German offensive of any importance in the West in WW2. Choose from a four or five-day tours option into the Ardennes Battlefields, to what is now the largest battlefield area in Europe with tanks, memor

4 & 5 Day Tours from £279.00

Dunkirk & Fortress Europe

Dunkirk & Fortress Europe

The evacuation of more than 330,000 British and French troops from Dunkirk in May 1940 during Operation Dynamo, following the Battle of France, was one of the turning points of WW2. Four long years of occupation followed which saw the construction of the A

4 & 5 Day Tours from £279.00

D-Day Landings in Normandy

D-Day Landings in Normandy

The 6 June 1944 was a turning point in the Second World War with the Allied landings on the Normandy coast during Operation Overlord – the Invasion of mainland Europe. On what is our main WW2 Introductory Tour we see some of the most iconic D-Day locations

4 & 5 Day Tours from £259.00


Commando Operations of WWII featuring Dieppe, St. Nazaire & Normandy

Commando Operations of WWII featuring Dieppe, St. Nazaire & Normandy

A battlefield tour with a difference following Commando actions of WWII across France from huge battles like Operation Jubilee at Dieppe to the Greatest Raid of All at St Nazaire. We visit the U-Boat pens at St Nazaire and Lorient, the excellent Atlantic W

7 Day Tour from £649.00

Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

This fascinating tour in Holland and Germany looks at the iconic WW2 battle for Arnhem Bridge and the aftermath with the Allied advance across the Rhineland battlefield in 1945. We see the town of Arnhem, look at the defence of Arnhem Bridge itself, and vi

5 Day Tour from £459.00

Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters & the Great Escape

Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters & the Great Escape

Follow the story of WW2 Airmen from the Dambusters to Colditz Castle in Germany and Holland as we look at the battlefields of the war in the air above Europe involving the men of RAF Bomber Command. On this tour we visit the RAF graves in Reichswald Forest

9 Day Tour from £849.00


Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden

We follow the ill fated operation devised by General Montgomery to shorten the war.

4 Day Tour from £329.00

The Holocaust Remembered - The Moving Story of Anne Frank & Oscar Schindler

The Holocaust Remembered - The Moving Story of Anne Frank & Oscar Schindler

The Holocaust was one of the darkest chapters in 20th century history, claiming at least six million victims. The stories connected with it are both shocking and heart-rending, and at times difficult to make sense of, acting as a warning for future generat

12 Day Tour from £999.00

The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich

The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich

This tour examines the ‘dark charisma' of Adolf Hitler, the Rise of National Socialism in the 1920s and Hitler’s move to take power in the 1930s, visiting some of the iconic and infamous locations connected with the Third Reich.

9 & 12 Day Tours from £869.00


Jersey – Occupation and Liberation & the Battle of Britain Air Display by Air

Jersey – Occupation and Liberation & the Battle of Britain Air Display by Air

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Germans during World War Two. Our May departure coincides with the 71st anniversary of Liberation Day, whilst the September departure take in the Battle of Britain Air Displa

8 Day Tour from £819.00

The Battlefields of Belgium – Campaigns from WWI, WWII & Waterloo

The Battlefields of Belgium – Campaigns from WWI, WWII & Waterloo

Join us on our popular military history introduction tour where we look at conflict in Belgium from the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 to the Great War and ending with the liberation of Belgium in September 1944. From our base in central Bruges we explore many

5 Day Tour from £419.00

Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy

Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy

This tour is based around some of the walks in Paul Reed's, our head guide, book; ‘Walking D-Day'.

5 Day Tour from £479.00


The Maginot Line

The Maginot Line

With the exception of the Great Wall of China, the Maginot Line was the greatest system of permanent fortifications ever built.

5 Day Tour from £379.00

Panzers in Normandy

Panzers in Normandy

Armoured warfare in Normandy, from D-Day to the breakout, was an essential part of the campaign. Join us as we examine the use of Allied tanks and German panzers, see examples of wartime tanks on the battlefield and in Normandy museums.

5 Day Tour from £419.00

Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

The Battle for Remagen Bridge was immortalised in the Hollywood movie ‘The Bridge at Remagen’. On this new tour we look at the true story following American forces from the fighting on the Siegfried Line near Aachen through to the Hürtgenwald forest and on

4 Day Tour from £319.00


France Under the Jackboot - SOE, SAS & the French Resistance

France Under the Jackboot - SOE, SAS & the French Resistance

This revised version of one of our popular tours has new visits taking in the experience of ‘France Under The Jackboot’ during the Second World War. We cover a wide range of subjects from the fighting in 1940, to wartime resistance, SOE agents, and the ter

7 Day Tour from £649.00

Peenemunde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin

Peenemunde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin

This new tour looks at an area in the heart of what was Nazi Germany, visiting the Baltic Coast where members of the National Socialist Party could go on holiday and where Nazi Scientists developed the many rocket weapons used against Britain. In Berlin we

9 Day Tour from £819.00

Operation Jubilee – 75th Anniversary Commemorative Tour

Operation Jubilee – 75th Anniversary Commemorative Tour

Operation Jubilee was the Allied attempt in August 1942 to make a major assault on the French coast at Dieppe using American Rangers, British Commandos and Canadian troops. It ended in disaster with heavy losses, particularly for the Canadians. Join us for

4 Day Tour from £369.00


The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino

The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino

Italy was considered the ‘soft under-belly’ of the Third Reich, but saw some of the toughest fighting in WWII.

12 Day Tour from £1149.00

The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino by Air

The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino by Air

Italy was considered the ‘soft under-belly’ of the Third Reich, but saw some of the toughest fighting in WWII.

10 Day Tour from £1229.00

D-Day – Portsmouth & Normandy

D-Day – Portsmouth & Normandy

The 6 June 1944 was a turning point in the Second World War with the Allied landings on the Normandy coast. Starting in the UK with a visit to where D-Day was planned and the home of 2nd Tactical Air Force at RAF Tangemere, we then move on to the D-Day coa

7 Day Tour from £619.00


Understanding the Holocaust, Auschwitz, Kraków & Schindler’s Factory by Air

Understanding the Holocaust, Auschwitz, Kraków & Schindler’s Factory by Air

The murder of more than six million Jews during the Second World War remains one of the darkest but defining aspects of the conflict. On this new tour we look at some key aspects of the Holocaust in the area that was German occupied Poland during WW2 and e

5 Day Tour from £499.00

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