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 £269.00


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 £469.00

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

Operation Market Garden was the ill-fated WW2 operation devised by General Bernard Montgomery to shorten the war in the autumn of 1944. It began with a ground assault by XXX Corps on the Belgian-Dutch border followed by simultaneous airborne drops by Ameri

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 in WW2 claimed more than 6 million victims across Europe. On this moving tour we follow the story of Anne Frank from her hiding in Holland to her death at Bergen-Belsen, seeing the Anne Frank House and her memorials. We visit Concentration Ca

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 with the Nazis, visiting some of the iconic and infamous locations connected with the Third Reich. Among the lo

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

A fascinating introduction to a wide range of military history and battlefields in Belgium from Waterloo to WWI to WWII. From Bruges we explore the field of Waterloo and jump 99 years to Mons in 1914 to look at the first and last shots of WWI. In Flanders

5 Day Tour from £419.00

Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy

Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy

This walking tour of the D-Day beaches is based around some of the walks in Paul Reed's, our head guide, book; ‘Walking D-Day'. We walk Sword, Juno and Omaha Beaches seeing locations off the beaten track in Normandy, and also look at the American Airborne

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. Constructed in the 1930s just before WW2, it came under attack in 1940. We see heavily fought over bunker systems like Villy la

5 Day Tour from £379.00

Panzers in Normandy

Panzers in Normandy

A fascinating look at the role of Allied and German Tanks in the Battle of Normandy where we see an original Tiger tank, Shermans, Panzers, and many other vehicles in the French Tank Museum as well as on the D-Day and Normandy battlefields.

5 Day Tour from £419.00

Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

Immortalised in the Hollywood movie ‘The Bridge at Remagen’, this battlefield tour in Holland and Germany looks at the final battles of 1944-1945 which lead to the Race to the Rhine and the capture of the Remagen Bridge. We see some excellent museums, batt

4 Day Tour from £319.00


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

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

We look at the experience of France under Nazi occupation during the Second World War from the Battle of France in 1940 to the terrible events of the Holocaust in France, as well as the use of SOE and SAS, and the role of the French resistance. We see wher

7 Day Tour from £649.00

Peenemunde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin

Peenemunde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin

We travel to the heart of what was Nazi Germany in WW2 to the Baltic coast where members of the National Socialist Party could go on holiday at Prora, and further along the same coast at Peenemunde we see where the V-weapons were developed, visiting the ex

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

Following the landings at Salerno in September 1943 during Operation Avalanche, Winston Churchill saw Italy as the ‘soft under-belly’ of the Third Reich. However, it became a costly WW2 battlefield with thousands of casualties involving iconic battles like

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

Following the landings at Salerno in September 1943 during Operation Avalanche, Winston Churchill saw Italy as the ‘soft under-belly’ of the Third Reich. However, it became a costly WW2 battlefield with thousands of casualties involving iconic battles like

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

Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

Tanks in Town is an annual event in Mons in Belgium which takes place in early September to commemorate the liberation of the city in 1944. Second World War military vehicles and operational tanks come over as part of the event and on this special tour we

4 Day Tour from £299.00

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