Victoria Cross Battle of Arnhem tour

VC Arnhem
The Arnhem 80th anniversary commemorations will take place over the weekend 20-22 September 2024.

Victoria Cross Battle of Arnhem tour

The Victoria Cross

Five VC’s were awarded to brave men who fought during the Battle of Arnhem:

  • Lieutenant John Hollington Grayburn
  • Flight Lieutenant David Samuel Anthony Lord
  • Captain Lionel Ernest Queripel
  • Lance-sergeant John Daniel Baskeyfield
  • Major Robert Henry Cain

Our skilled local guide will tell the story of the Battle of Arnhem through photos and eyewitness accounts and you will learn how and why the above soldiers were awarded the Victoria Cross and why it is so special to receive one. Visit the places where the brave men fought and may have lost their lives.

Also included is a stop at the war cemetery in Oosterbeek to visit the graves of the 3 VC soldiers who are layed to rest at this location (Lieutenant John Hollington Grayburn, Flight Lieutenant David Samuel Anthony Lord, Captain Lionel Queripel).

This day-tour will take about 6 hours. Please contact us via the form below for if you would like more information about the options. Do mention if you have a preferred date and for how many people you are looking to book the tour.

    Jan Veerman
    Jan Veerman
    2023-12-05
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    Super leuke middag met Odette Jansen in de wijk Klarendal, onze geboortegrond. Lunch in Casper, drankje in SugerHill en diner in Goed Proeven. Volgende keer slapen in Hotel Modez. https://www.modekwartier.nl
    Blue Nation
    Blue Nation
    2023-11-21
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    It was extremely fun walking in the footsteps of our English soldiers. Rudi was an amazing guide with a tome of knowledge. Bringing to life the whole experience. We cannot recommend this tour and company enough. Thank you so much.
    Ed Harding
    Ed Harding
    2023-10-19
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    Fantastic tour with our guide Rudy. We met up at Ebe railway station and then proceeded to Ginkel Heath. Over 6 hours we worked in towards the bridge covering the landing and drop zones, the initial advanced on Leopard and Lion routes, the Cemetery, the Oosterbeek perimeter and the bridge. Rudy made the locations come to life with his detailed explanations, use of maps and period photos. Highly recommended.
    Ulrich Hadding
    Ulrich Hadding
    2023-10-17
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    David, a native English speaker, who lives in Arnhem, gave our group a fantastic tour through Osterbeek, along important places of the battle of Arnhem. His profound knowledge and personal connections to a lot of witnesses of the battle impressed even the most knowledgeable members of our group. David was also flexible and very empathetic and thereby guaranteed a wonderful learning experience for all of us. He is a real asset for seriously interested parties.
    Marco Geerligs
    Marco Geerligs
    2023-10-09
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    Met 10 personen een fiets tour (op maat) met gids gedaan door Arnhem. Vooraf met gids gebeld over mijn wensen. Daar is kundig op in gegaan. Gids wist zeer veel te vertellen op een goede manier. Zeer tevreden! De organisatie doet ook veel moeite om vragen goed te beantwoorden.
    Michael Holmes
    Michael Holmes
    2023-10-05
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    My friends and I took recently the Arnhem tour by minivan. our guide David is a very knowledgeable historian and was able to tell us (in perfect english) about higher strategy and minor tactics, illustrated by many photos. Having interviewed many survivors of the battle he could talk about the personal experiences of individual soldiers, which was a great bonus for a bunch of old soldiers. The tour should have taken 6 hours but eventually ran to something over 7, as David really wanted to share his knowledge, AND he dropped us back to the railway station afterwards. A wonderful experience, highly recommended
    Eddie Morren
    Eddie Morren
    2023-10-04
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    Met ruim 80 collega, s van het Kröller-Müller Museum was deze rondleiding een erg leuk middagprogramma van het uitje in Arnhem. Verdeeld over drie groepen . Street Art/Hoogtepunten/Slag om Arnhem/ stadswandelingen met tussendoor naar de Eusebiuskerk met zijn glazen balkons en Drankje in een bar wat allemaal via Arnhem live geregeld kon worden.we werden opgehaald in het restaurant waar wij geluncht hebben. Zelfs voor collega, s uit Arnhem is het verrassend leuk. Zijn erg tevreden, helemaal top
    Mariella de Boek
    Mariella de Boek
    2023-09-28
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    Super leuke tour gemaakt. Helaas was het regenachtig weer, maar dat mocht de pret niet drukken. Petra is super enthousiast en weet veel van de muurschilderingen en volgt de graffitikunstenaars op de voet.
    John O'Connell
    John O'Connell
    2023-09-27
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    Battle of Arnhem tour 6 hours. We contacted Arnhem Life and had an immediate and helpful response from Petra. Over the next couple of days Petra worked carefully with me to facilitate our tour. She asked if we had any special connections or expectations and also told us our tour could be specifically tailored to our own requirements, I thought this was great. A couple of days before the tour I was contacted by Rudy who gave me his number and photo and told me where and when we would meet. He also asked if we would like him to book a lunch reservation in the former Hartenstein Hotel. True to his word Rudy was waiting for us when we arrived 10 minutes early. Rudy is full of energy and worked hard all day to provide us with as much relevant knowledge as possible whilst taking us around all the important sites. He also brought photographic evidence and artifacts from the battle. We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was a very special experience for us all. Well done Arnhem Life in every way!
    laura geerlings
    laura geerlings
    2023-09-18
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    Erg leuke en enthousiaste gids, de tour was afgestemd op onze behoeftes en flexibel! Zeker een aanrader om de stad en zijn verhaal te leren kennen (:

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