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 last year 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 2016 we continue to expand our range of World War 2 related tours looking at the Normandy Landings plus the battles beyond.

The Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive in the West. Choose from a four or five-day option into the Ardennes WWII Battlefields, the largest in Europe! The five-day tour considers the forgotten British contribution to the fighting in the

4 days from £249, 5 days from £379

Dunkirk and Fortress Europe

Dunkirk and Fortress Europe

The evacuation of more then 330,000 British and French troops from Dunkirk in May 1940 following the critical Battle of France was one of the turning points of the Second World War. Four long years of occupation followed, a period which included the constr

5 days from £349

D-Day Landings in Normandy

D-Day Landings in Normandy

The landings on the Normandy coastline on 6th June 1944 were the turning point of the Second World War in the west. Few other events of WWII have captivated public interest so much, and D-Day remains an inspiring and moving story over 70 years later.

4 days from £269, 5 days from £329


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

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

A new revised itinerary for 2016, as we follow the actions of British Commandos in their heroic raids in Operations Jubilee and Chariot, and their American Ranger counterparts in northern and western France.

7 days from £599

Arnhem and the Rhine Crossings

Arnhem and the Rhine Crossings

This tour looks at the Allied attempts to cross the mighty River Rhine. After the failure of ‘Operation Market Garden’, there had to be a re-think about Allied strategy.

5 days from £439

Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters and the Great Escape

Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters and the Great Escape

The war in the air above Europe saw the men of RAF Bomber Command taking the conflict to the heart of the enemy. In a new version of this popular tour we focus on the air war and examine three of its great stories: Colditz, the Dambusters Raid and the Grea

9 days from £799


Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden

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

4 days from £299

The Story of Anne Frank and Oscar Schindler - The Holocaust Remembered

The Story of Anne Frank and Oscar Schindler - The Holocaust Remembered

The Holocaust was one of the darkest chapters in twentieth 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 ge

12 days from £1039

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

The Rise and 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 days from £799, 12 days from £969


Jersey - Occupation and Liberation & the Battle of Britain Air Display - By Air or Self Drive

Jersey - Occupation and Liberation & the Battle of Britain Air Display - By Air or Self Drive

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 days from £849

The Battlefields of Belgium – WWI, WWII & Waterloo

The Battlefields of Belgium – WWI, WWII & Waterloo

Join us on a new version of 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 Bruge

5 days from £389

Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy

Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy

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

5 days from £449


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 for 2016 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, th

7 days from £519

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 days from £399

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.

10 days from £1099, 12 days from £1099


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, and travel to the s

5 days from £429

Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

The Battle for Remagen Bridge was immortalised in the Holywood 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 onw

4 days from £289

Berlin: From War to Peace

Berlin: From War to Peace

Join us on a fascinating tour looking at Berlin from the fighting in the city at the end of the Second World War in 1945 to the post-war ‘Peace’ which soon turned into a Cold War.

7 days from £589


Peenemünde & the Baltic Coast

Peenemünde & the Baltic Coast

In 1936, work started at the small fishing village of Peenemunde. By 1938, a vast research facility, rocket factory and airfield was under construction. Fly out and join us on this fascinating tour, which also takes in the island of Rugen, and the Ravensbr

6 days from £1095

Burma - The Forgotten War

Burma - The Forgotten War

This special journey takes us to the most southerly of the three war cemeteries in Burma and the one associated with the infamous Burma-Siam Railway. The ‘Death Railway’ got no further than Thanbyuzayat, the remote location of the meticulously kept war cem

12 days from £2995

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