Discover the tragedy of Verdun – a landscape scarred by one of WWI's bloodiest battles. The day tour covers the Fort and Ossuary of Douaumont, the Trench of Bayonets, the Meuse-Argonne US Cemetery, and the key battlefields among other places of interest.
What to Expect
See for yourself the profound scars left on the landscape of Verdun, where one of the First World War's most harrowing battles left over 700,000 French and German soldiers dead, wounded, or missing.
The Hell of Verdun began on 21 February 1916, and lasted for 300 bloody days and nights. Not until the end of the war was the entire territory recaptured thanks to a massive onslaught of 1.3 million American troops.
The day's excursion covers such landmarks as the Ossuary of Douaumont, Fort Douaumont, the Trench of Bayonets, and the “London Trench,” before heading to the Argonne for lunch and a tour of the battlefields where General Pershing's American Expeditionary Force became embroiled in the conflict. You'll visit the War Museum in Romagne and, of course, the Meuse-Argonne's US Cemetery – the largest American cemetery in Europe, where more than 14,000 graves dot the huge hillside with white crosses.
- Transport by air-conditioned minibus (maximum 18 passengers)
- Access to sites and time to explore
Know Before You Go
No cancellations, modifications or refunds 5 days prior to the scheduled tour date.