The Maginot Line

5 days from £349.00

Your Holiday Itinerary

5-Day Tour

  • Day 1 – Local departure by coach, then to Liège and our overnight hotel. 
  • Day 2 – Eben Emael & Fort d’Aubin-Neufchâteau - We begin this fortifications tour in Belgium and see the 1930s Liège forts used to defend Belgium against the Blitzkrieg. We start at the famous Eben Emael, assaulted by German Airborne troops in gliders; we have a full tour of the site here. After lunch we see the heavily fought over Fort d'Aubin-Neufchâteau, completely surrounded in May 1940. Here we take a guided tour of the fort, seeing the extensive damage caused in 1940. We then travel through the Belgian Ardennes, scene of the Blitzkrieg in May 1940, and into France to our mainstay hotel in Mexy, near the border with Luxembourg for a three-night stay. B
  • Day 3 – Ouvrage Fermont & Villy la Ferte - We start our look at the Maginot Line at Ouvrage Fermont. This massive system of bunkers and tunnels came under attack in May 1940 and proved how strong the Maginot Line could be. We descend in the original lifts, travel on an old ammunition train and see the fighting bunkers during our morning’s guided tour of the site. Lunch nearby. In the afternoon we see Villy la Ferte, a smaller Maginot Line complex which saw heavy fighting in May 1940. The site has been left as it was, with anti-tank rails, barbed wire and bunkers showing wartime damage. B
  • Day 4 – Ouvrage Immerhof & Ouvrage Hackenberg - Today we continue with our look at the classic Maginot Line locations with a visit to Ouvrage Immerhof. Sited in the Thionville sector, it was built in the early 1930s. In an excellent state of preservation we spend the morning visiting the whole site, with a 90-minute guided tour, and also seeing the museum. Lunch nearby. In the afternoon we travel to Ouvrage Hackenberg. Set on high ground, this is the largest fortification on the whole Maginot Line and was one part of the line actually held by British troops in 1939/40. We spend two hours underground here seeing what a remarkable state of preservation the site is in. B
  • Day 5 – To Calais, then return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast

Please Note: that the Maginot forts we visit on this tour are deep underground, can be cold and there are numerous steps, therefore this tour does involve some walking. Due to the large size of these forts visits typically take 90-120 minutes and are fully guided.

Please Note: Entrance fees to museums and places of interest are at extra cost.

Notes

Door-to-Door service may be chargeable depending on distance to the joining point and number of passengers, please call for more information. Some joining points carry a supplement which is clearly shown when booking.

Prices are per person, based on two sharing

Extras:

  • Optional excursions
  • Single room supplement £85
  • Travel insurance from £34.50

Group Bookings

If you are looking to create your own tour to go on with friends or family, our groups team can personalise any tour to suit your requirements. See the Group Travel page for more details.

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Late Availability

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  • 15 September 2014 for 5 days

    Was: £419.00 - Now: £349.00

    Tour Includes

    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by executive coach, upgrade to Silver Service luxury coach with extra legroom available
    • Specialist Battlefield Guide
    • 4 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
    • Battlefield visits as described
    Silver Service

    Upgrade to Silver Service and enjoy these extras

    • Travel by Silver Service luxury coach
      • Extra legroom for your added comfort
      • Comfortable rear lounge to relax and chat
      • FREE personal headphones with a choice of music & DVDs
    • Porterage in all hotels
    • Smaller, more personal group
    Travel by Luxuria

    Upgrade to Luxuria and enjoy these extras:

    • 31 deluxe extra wide armchair-style reclining seats with extra leg room
    • Fully interactive T.V. screen at each seat with a wide choice of movies, T.V. programmes and music
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat to keep your devices fully charged

    Extra Meals

    Evening Meal Package

    For your convenience pre-book three 3-course evening meal package at the Ibis Longwy Mexy, for the great value price of £59 per person.

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