We are off to Belgium and Netherlands in fall, and I'm a big WW II history fan. I'm looking for a high-quality tour of Operation Market Garden sites in and around Arnhem and Nijmegen. From Amsterdam or meeting in Arnhem is OK. Full day is preferred. I see there are several tour operators. Can anybody recommend one? Thanks!
We are doing one next month with Murk Dijkstra from History Trips. The website is www.historytrips.eu
So far he has been a pleasure to work with and his reviews on Trip Advisor are quite good. Our arrangements so far are a hotel pickup in Amsterdam and a full day doing option #2 of the Operation Market Garden Tour. I will let you know how it goes.
Thanks, Patty. I hope the tour is great and let us know if you can.
I promised to report back, so here it goes: we were thrilled with tour guide Murk Dijkstra of History Trips. Emails were answered promptly and thoroughly, so there were no questions about what when and how much before we arrived. It went so easily that I was kind of worried, but he showed up at our hotel just as he said he would. We had chosen the Operation Market Garden Tour focusing on the 101st Airborne's role. He picked us up at 9:00 a.m.and returned us at 19:00, so it was a very full day! It seemed to take us about 45-60 minutes to get from Amsterdam to the sites. We had just arrived the night before, so I was a little worried that we would all succumb to jet lag, but he kept us enthralled the entire day. We made a lunch stop about 14:00.
Because we were fairly knowledgeable, he took that into consideration in explaining things to us. It was nice to see him so flexible. I get the impression that if there are specific things you'd be interested in, he could accommodate those, but I can't speak for him. I hope this helps - we'd definitely book with I'm again.
Thanks, Patty. Glad it went so well, and your recommendation sounds great. -- Steve
Patty, thanks for coming back with a report on your tour. It sounds marvelous and I've bookmarked the tour information.