Verdun

The Battle of Verdun tour

A trip that has as much emotive power as it does educational, the Battle of Verdun tour is certainly a memorable experience. Whether you are visiting the site where a family member bravely fought, or fulfilling a personal passion and curiosity for history, this tour will not disappoint.
Pick-up points in England and Scotland

The Battle of Verdun

The largest and longest single battle of the Great War, lasting 303 days, Verdun had a devastating impact on the French and German armies. More than 700,000 casualties were claimed by the fighting.

The battle took place on the Western Front on the hills of Verdun, an attempt by the Germans to destroy the French army in what they hoped to be a battle of annihilation. The devastating losses incurred were a major factor in Britain's decision to launch the Battle of the Somme in July of that year.
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Tour itinerary

6 days and 5 nights

Day One
Depart pick-up points for Hull

Day Two
Arrive at Verdun and pick up the guide
Verdun National Cemetery - set scene
Lt Colonel Driant's last stand, the start of the battle at Bois des Caures

Day Three
Museum and destroyed village of Fleury
The Ossuary on Thiaumont Ridge and command post bunker
Lunch in Verdun
Ouvrage de Froideterre mini fort
Bezonvaux destroyed village
Maginot Monument

Day Four
Butte De Vauquois mine craters and German trenches
Hill 304 Memorial and the fighting on the left bank
Mort Homme Memorial: "They shall not pass"
Lunch in Verdun
Fort Douaumont
Fort Vaux

Day Five
Memorial to the Sacred Way - only if time permits
Depart for Zeebrugge

Day Six
Depart Hull for drop-off points

(itinerary subject to change)
during the battle
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The travel arrangements by luxury coach, and North Sea ferry as well as the excellent hotel accommodation in Ypres could not be faulted. Would definitely recommend Battlefield Select Tours. As the only operator catering for the needs of visitors from the Highlands and Islands, the door to door service provided a stress-free opportunity to fulfil a long awaited trip to pay our respects to family members. Tremendous value for money and already looking forward to our next trip with the company.
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Want to know more about our Verdun tour? Simply get in touch with us via the contact form below. We pick travellers up both from Scotland and from England.
Call Battlefield Select Tours: 01463 238 016
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