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The Battle of the Scheldt: The Netherlands & WWII – Mini-Cruise

  • Liberation Route, Netherlands - Liberation Museum Zeeland

    Liberation Route, Netherlands - Liberation Museum Zeeland
  • Liberation Route, Netherlands - Liberation Museum Zeeland

    Liberation Route, Netherlands - Liberation Museum Zeeland
  • Liberation Route, Netherlands - City of Middelburg © Province of Zeeland

    Liberation Route, Netherlands - City of Middelburg © Province of Zeeland
  • Liberation Route, Netherlands - Polderhuis Westkapelle

    Liberation Route, Netherlands - Polderhuis Westkapelle
3 day tour
From £115 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Highly Recommended

Often overlooked and referred to as “The Forgotten Battle”, The Battle of the Scheldt holds a prominence in the collective memory of the Dutch people, in particular the local Zeeland population. The Amphibious opening of the Western Scheldt became even more significant, due to the failure of “Operation Market Garden” and with visits to the Westkapelle and the Landing Museum, discover the brave soldiers who risked their lives to liberate this beautiful region. As well as this, see the War Memorial Causeway in Middleburg that commemorates the Scottish and Canadian soldiers who died during Operation Mallard in the Netherlands. Also, visit the Zeeland Liberation Museum and time permitting; pay your respects to the fallen at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Bergen Op Zoom. Throughout the Netherlands, there are commemorations to the victims and events of WWII and we can personalise the tour to suit your group, depending on your historical interest.

 

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Dates

Dates throughout 2021


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Cruise from Hull

Arrive in Hull and we board our cruise ship for our overnight cruise to Rotterdam. Whilst on board enjoy dinner in The Kitchen or The Brasserie restaurants. After dinner, relax in one of the bars on board and enjoy the entertainment.

Day 2

WWII: Cemeteries, Museums & History

Upon arrival in Rotterdam, take a scenic drive across the archipelagos towards Westkapelle, here visit the Landing Museum (Polderhuis Westkapelle), before heading to Middleburg. Enjoy a guided city tour of Middleburg followed by a visit to the War Memorial Causeway. The memorial commemorates the French soldiers who were killed in May 1940 during the Battle of Zeeland and the Scottish and Canadian who died during Operation Mallard in 1944. Enjoy osme free time to explore Middleburg before travelling to Liberation Museum Zeeland. Then travel to Bergen op Zoom to see the Commonwealth War Cemetery before travelling back to Rotterdam for your return journey.

Day 3

Return to UK

Arrive in Hull early morning and continue your journey home.


You may also be interested:

Arnhem & WWII – Operation Market Garden

Normandy Battlefields – D-Day and the Landing Beaches

World War 1 Battlefields – ‘In Flanders Fields The Poppies Blow’


3 days
2021 dates from £115.00 per person
Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.13 calculated in February 2018. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with coach driver's free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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