Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Departure by coach then to the Liège are and our overnight hotel.

Day 2 - Eben Emael and 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 Yutz on the outskirts of Thionville for a three-night stay. (B)

Day 3 - Ouvrage Fermont and Villy la Ferte

We start our look at the Maginot Line at Ouvrage Fermont.  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 and Ouvrage Hackenberg

We continue with our look at the classic Maginot Line locations with a visit to Ouvrage Immerhof. 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 then complete our tour with a with a visit to the cemetery at Luttange, where the first British soldier killed in WW2 is buried. (B)

Day 5

Return home. (B)

Included Meals: B = Breakfast

Silver Service Departure Dates and Prices 2020/21 - Tour Code 5FMLV

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Silver Service Coach. Tour Code: 5FMLV
April 13 - 2020
April 12 - 2021
October 19 - 2020 £489
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 are at extra cost; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £139. 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

Specialist Battlefield Guide On Every Tour. Prices from only £489

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. 

Book this Maginot Line tour direct with Leger Holidays on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

What's Included

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Free local joining points

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Key Visits

  • Fort Eben Emael
  • Ouvrage Fermont with a ride on an original ammunition train
  • Ouvrage Immerhof
  • Villy La Ferté
  • Ouvrage Hackenberg
  • Fort d’Aubin-Neufchâteau

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.

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

Silver Service Coach ...

✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  Socialise and relax in the spacious rear lounge. 

✓ Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
✓ Personal tables.
✓ Porterage at most hotels.
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit or debit card during your tour.

✓ Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
✓ With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.

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