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Verdun “They shall not pass”

Prices start from:

£539

per person

3 -
5 Days
World War 1
France
2 - 12 travellers

Overview

To fully comprehend the full scale of the fighting in the Great War a visit to the French and American battlefields of the Verdun area is highly recommended. 

“Every sign of humanity has been swept away. The woods and roads have vanished like chalk wiped from a blackboard; of the villages nothing remains but grey smears. During heavy bombardments and attacks I have seen shells fall like rain”.  This was the scene as witnessed by a pilot flying over the battlefield of Verdun, in the later stages of the fighting.

What’s included

Full services of our experienced driver/guide, who will collect you in Ashford
Return Channel Crossings with Eurotunnel or P&O Ferries
Full services of a car or minibus, dependant on numbers travelling
Bed and Breakfast accommodation at a hotel in a suitable location
Entrance to a museum of your choice
Tailormade itinerary
Full administration and booking service
24 hours on call Duty Manager whilst tour is operating

Not included

Meals other than those shown
Items not clearly shown as included
Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Below is a sample itinerary for a 3 day tour, all tours are personalised and once your tour is booked your expert guide will get in touch to start working with you to produce an itinerary for your bespoke tour.
Day 1:
After meeting your guide in Ashford we make our way to the port for your crossing and on arrival in Calais we travel south to Verdun. As we make our way, we drive part of the ‘Voie Sacree’ (Sacred Way), along which in many seven-day period passed 190,000 French troops and 25,000 tons of supplies.
Day 2:
This morning we start at The Fort Vaux, where hopefully (weather dependant) we will be able to look across to Fort Douaumont which will help us understand how the forts were interlocked as a defensive system. Our next stop is the Memorial of Verdun, followed by a visit to Fort Douaumont. Travelling onto the Trench of Bayonets and Ossuary before our final visit of the day to Ouvrage de Thiaumont which was a smaller ‘linking fort’.
Day 3:
We travel to Le Mort Homme, which is the memorial with ‘They shall not pass’ recalled, then onto Cote 304 which was another site of bitter fighting. From here to Butte de Vauquois, which is the site where a huge German mine blew the hill almost in half. Our final visit today is to the Meuse Argonne American Cemetery, where over 14,000 Americans are buried.

All our tours and itineraries are tailormade and put together to match your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your tour.

Pricing options

People

Days

Price per person

6
3
from £879 pp
6
4
from £1,149 pp
6
5
from £1,399 pp
8
3
from £719 pp
8
4
from £949 pp
8
5
from £1,149 pp
10
3
from £619 pp
10
4
from £789 pp
10
5
from £979 pp
12
3
from £539 pp
12
4
from £709 pp
12
5
from £879 pp

Our sample prices are per person, based on the number of passengers shown and are provided to show you what a tour of this type could cost with our company. All prices are subject to availability and prices may vary depending on your bespoke package.

Prices start from:

£539

per person

All our tours and itineraries are bespoke and put together to match your requirements, please get in touch to discuss your tour.

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