5 Days by Coach Tour Itinerary

Day 1

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 Yuts on the outskirts of Thionville 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. In the afternoon we see Villy la Ferté, 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 We have a fully-guided tour around one of the few Maginot sites that saw very heavy fighting..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 with an extensive system of infantry and combat bunkers. In an excellent state of preservation, we spend the morning visiting the whole site, with a 90-minute guided tour, also seeing the museum. Next 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. We continue our look at British troops in this area with a visit to the cemetery at Luttange, where the first British soldier killed in WWII is buried.B

Day 5

To Calais, the return home.B

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

Please note 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.

5 Day Tour Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - Tour Code 5FMLV

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel: Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 and quote Travel ref: T55 and tour code

5 days by Silver Service coach: tour code ref 5FMLV
Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
April 17 2017
£399
£380
August 28 2017
£419
£399
June 26 2017
£419
£399
October 23 2017
£369
£351
All prices shown are per person based on two sharing a room, unless otherwise stated.
Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £109.
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Leger Holidays
The Maginot Line

Coach Tours 5 Days - 5% Discount

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices from only £351

The Maginot Line with the exception of the Great Wall of China, was the greatest system of permanent fortifications ever built. This elaborate defensive barrier in northeastern France built in the 1930s was named after its principal creator, Andre Maginot, it was an ultramodern defensive fortification along the French-German frontier. Made of thick concrete and supplied with heavy guns, it had living quarters, supply storehouses, and underground rail lines. However, it ended at the French-Belgian frontier, which German forces crossed in May 1940. They invaded Belgium (May 10), crossed the Somme River, struck at the northern end of the line (May 12), and continued around to its rear, making it useless. Travel with Leger to see this amazing fortification. 

To receive your 5% discount, book this Maginot Line tour direct with Leger Holidays on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger and claim your 5% discount*, call them direct on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote Travel 55 code T55. *Excludes Oberammergau tours.

Your Hotel

You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Ibis Thionville Porte de Luxembourg in Yuts, near Thionville.The hotel has a bar and restaurant. All bedrooms have T.V. and telephone.

Your overnight stay in Liege will be in a city-style hotel.

What's Included

5 days by coach

  • 4 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service... for extra legroom & added benefits

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

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Silver Service Coach ...

You’ll be delighted with your Silver Service ‘experience’ right from the moment you meet your tour coach at the port and you’re invited on board.

Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats*, with footrests and more legroom** than standard coaches. Enjoy your own reserved seat. Personal tables. Porterage† at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger. Free personal headphones, so you can enjoy the radio channels, listen to music, or watch DVDs*** Follow your journey’s progress on the satellite navigation display.

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