Private tour in Maastricht Peter C

Pricing Details
Base cost of tour
  • $ 283 USD

Maastricht and it's Region During World War I and II.

Tour #1308690
Pricing Details
Base cost of tour

up to 4 people

3 hours 30 minutes

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

Overview of your Maastricht tour:

Maastricht, the 30th "Old Hickory" infantry division, the fortress of Eben-Emael, Margraten and Henry-Chapelle war cemeteries, Withuis, The Siegfried line, Stavelot, La-Gleize. . . These are just a handful of the names that will pop up when we talk about the Second World War in our region. A region that was close to the borders of Belgium and Germany. Not one, but two World Wars erupted in that same region! Although the second World War is much more known, there are some really interesting facts and locations to be visited that refer to the First World War. How about the burning down of the bordertown of Visé? The railway viaduct at Moresnet build by russian POW's in 1916/17? Join me in this tour to learn all about it.

Your Maastricht tour itinerary

We will start our tour in Maastricht. The bridges over the river Meuse played a vital role in 1940 and 1944. We'll see the exact spot where the small Dutch defence force stood up to a major German force. On our tour we'll see some of the "Stolpersteine" (stumbling stones) in memory of our citizens that were deported: Jewish, Gipsy, or resistance fighter. Next is the fortress of Eben-Emael. Here the 2nd World War started in the west in the early morning of may 10th 1940. We'll have a look at Eben-Ezer's tower, a symbol to peace, erected in the late 1940's/1960's. Margraten or Henry-Chapelle War Cemetery are a reminder of the folly of war and are obligatory on my tours: "Lest we forget". After all it's the human history that is so important to us all! The tour can be prolonged and adapted to visit parts of the battlefields of the Battle of the Bulge.

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Transport Details
Type: Private Transportation

Private car: Mazda CX 5 If Guest has a bigger car, van or bus we can use that btoo if there are more then 4 guests.

What's Included
  • Other
  • Private Guide
  • Private Transportation
What's Extra
  • Other: Personal expenses. Admission fees for any of the venues we visit if the guest decides they want to see more then what is proposed.
Where will you meet

Airport: ,Cruise: ,ByGuide: Saint Servaasbridge, Maastricht

  • You can request a different meeting location (for example, your hotel) during the checkout process.
Other Details
Tour Categories

City Highlights

Day Trip

History

Languages
Fluent

English

Fluent

Dutch

Fluent

French

Fluent

German

Basic

Italian

Activity Level
Light
Accessibility

Kid Friendly

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Size:

up to 4 people

Duration:

3 hours 30 minutes

Transportation:

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

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$ 283 USD

Book with a 20% deposit!

Size:

up to 4 people

Duration:

3 hours 30 minutes

Transportation:

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

Select tour date
Select tour start time

View our Cancellation policy

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