The Luxembourg/Verdun Tour incorporates an accompanied holiday with visiting some of the historic battle fields of Europe. This memorable trip is ideal for those who are interested in touring European battlefields that were involved in the World War. The tour takes in Luxembourg, Verdun and Metz, while guests will stay in an amazing 4 Star Hotel.
Day one we travel from London by Eurostar to Brussels then on to Luxembourg where we will stay at the Mercure Alfa Hotel for the next four nights. The Mercure is 4 star rated and offers fully air conditioned rooms for added comfort along with a fabulous restaurant and bar. Day two we will take a guided tour of Luxembourg viewing the sights of this historic World Heritage Status Principality. Visitors will wonder at the fabulous architecture of the old town along with the splendid Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Grand Ducal Palace, while beautiful parks and gardens and a superb shopping district are a complete contrast to the historic buildings.
The Verdun Battlefields were witness to some of the deadliest battles of the First World War. French and German soldiers fought huge battles her with both sides losing around one million personnel between them. Fort Douaumont is central to the trip being one of the strategic defences that saw heavy fighting with both sides wanting to take ownership of the fort. Finally, visitors will tour the War Memorial Museum where we will learn many of the facts surrounding the Great War.
Metz is located in the Lorraine region of Eastern France and this is where we are bound on day four of our holiday. A fortified city, we travel by train to enjoy free time to take in the sights of Metz, while the city boasts some amazing sites such as a 12th century cathedral (one of the biggest cathedrals in France) and a nineteenth century fort.
Day five we return home by train to Brussels then by Eurostar to London.
The Luxembourg and Verdun trip still has places available for 2016 therefore prospective travellers need to visit the Great Rail Journeys website in order to book their place on this interesting tour. June September and October places are still unfilled.