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Luxembourg & Verdun

(Tour code: LXB6)Immerse yourself in the history of one of the important theatres of the Great War

Immerse yourself in the history of one of the most important and tragic theatres of the Great War, on a poignant tour of Verdun's battlefield, a tipping point in the eventual Allied victory. Explore the historic city of Metz and the tiny sovereign state of Luxembourg, both of which endured German occupation during the First World War.

Tour Highlights
  • Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg’s historic Old Town
  • Battlefields of Verdun
  • Douaumont Ossuary
  • Verdun’s Memorial Museum
  • Metz
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Day 1

London to Luxembourg

Meeting at our dedicated departure office, we take the Eurostar to Brussels before continuing through to the tiny principality of Luxembourg, where we will stay at the Mercure Alfa for the next four nights

  • Dinner
Notre Damm Cathedral
Day 2


This morning, we embark on a guided tour of this small sovereign nation, the world's only surviving grand duchy, starting in the historic Old Town, which boasts UNESCO World Heritage status. The opulent Grand Ducal Palace is certainly worth a visit, as is the impressive 17th century Roman Catholic Notre-Dame Cathedral, which stands as a fine example of Gothic architecture

  • Breakfast
  • Guided City Tour
Verdun Fort
Day 3

Battlefields of Verdun

Day 3 - Battlefields of Verdun Today we visit the historic battlefield of Verdun, scene of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 1st World War. It is estimated that over 1 million French and German soldiers died along the mud-drenched stretch of trench here 100 years ago. We explore the mighty Fort Douaumont, the largest of the 19 defensive forts that once protected the city of Verdun. The Fort, left undefended, was easily captured by the advancing German forces and became an important strategic point for both armies. We also visit the recently re-opened Memorial Museum, a touching and informative dedication to the horrors of the Great War

  • Breakfast
Day 4


Today we visit the fortified city of Metz by rail, situated in the Lorraine region of Eastern France. Here we enjoy some free time to explore this historic location. The imposing 12th century cathedral, one of the largest of its kind in France, boasts a set of stunning stained-glass windows. You may also like to visit the Fort de Queuleu, constructed during the 19th century.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5

Return Home

Today we walk to the station and board the train to Brussels, once arriving in the Belgian capital, we join the Eurostar and continue to St Pancras International, London, where our journey ends.

  • Breakfast
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