2-days deal: Luxembourg - Minett - Esch
Package deal of 2 days with a tailored-made program in Luxembourg City, Minett Parc – Fond-de-gras and in Esch-Belval. See the best of the country and taste authentic Luxembourgish food on the way.
Duration : 2 days
Participants : Group of 15 – 19 persons // Group of 20 – 29 persons
- 1 night incl. half board (dinner, breakfast, without drinks) at the Youth Hostel Esch-sur-Alzette
- Tour on the Hop on Hop off City Line bus
- Entry to the Bock casemates
- Return trip on the Train 1900 from Pétange to Fond-de-Gras
- Guided tour of the Minett Parc Fond-de-Gras (Duration: about 2,5 hours/ Language: English / max. 25 guests per guide)
- Lunch at a restaurant in Lasauvage (2 course menu, without drinks)
- Educational walking tour for school classes in Esch-Belval (Duration: about 2 hours/ Language: English / max. 25 guests per guide)
- Entry to the visitor platform of the blast furnace A in Esch-Belval
- Booking ticket
- Check-in from 13:00 / Check-out until 10:00
- Bus parking at the Boulevard Aloyse Meyer. The bus can be parked here over night. Bus drivers can get back to the railway station by taking the line 7.
For your information: The local public transport can be used for free.
This is a non-binding quote, and the rates are subject to availability, and can vary according to the specific requested dates, the size of the group and the type of booking. In these uncertain times, people considering taking a guided tour may understandably have concerns about their health and safety. The tour guides will follow government guidance to determine the maximum possible group size, which indicates that prices might be rising.
Where you'll stay
Youth Hostel Esch-sur-Alzette
Youth Hostel Esch-sur-Alzette
Travel Days Overview
Aperçu des jours de voyage
Program of 1st day: Arrival in Luxemburg City
Arrival at Luxembourg (trip to Luxembourg not included in the price). You start your visit with a tour on the Hop on Hop off bus in Luxemburg City which shows you the old and the new parts of Luxembourg. You can get off the bus at the different stops and discover the sights like the Place de la Constitution with the landmark of Luxembourg “Gëlle Fra”, the philharmonic hall and the financial district where you can also find the European investment bank and the European Court of Justice. Afterwards you visit the Bock casemates, the fortress of the city of Luxembourg that was added to the list of world heritages by the UNESCO in 1994. The subterranean defensive passages were placed on different levels and reached down as far as 40 m. Due to these impressive fortifications, Luxembourg obtained the nickname “Gibraltar of the North”. After the slighting in 1867, 17 km of the casemates were preserved.
Lunch time: Free time.
Afternoon: Then you take the panoramic elevator of glass (free of charge) that links the upper city with the district Pfaffenthal which is nestled in the valley of the Alzette. During the ride in the glass cabine you have sensational panoramic views. Once arrived in the valley you can discover the small alleys of the Pfaffenthal as well as the other districts of the lower city like Grund and Clausen.
You continue to your accommodation, the youth hostel in Esch-sur-Alzette.
Upon arrival: check-in, and distribution of the rooms.
Until dinner: time at your own disposal. In the youth hostel you have the possibility to play billiard too.
Common dinner: in the youth hostel in Esch-sur-Alzette.
Program of the 2nd day: Minett Parc Fond-de-Gras / Esch Belval / Departure
Morning: visit of a former mining site in the South of Luxembourg. The visit begins with a ride on the “Train 1900” which brings you from Pétange to the Minett Park Fond-de-Gras. The train ride on the former railway line that was used for the transport of the iron ore is a real time travel. When arrived in Fond-de-Gras, a guided visit of the once most important mining site of Luxembourg awaits you. The quarrying of iron ore ended in 1955. During the visit you’ll learn more about the life of the miners and working in a mine. Return to Pétange by the “Train 1900”.
Lunch: at a former café for mine workers which today is a restaurant with rustic style that serves traditional and hearty cuisine.
Afternoon: Visit in Belval, a district of Esch-sur-Alzette with its blast furnaces and the City of Science. The tour starts with a presentation of the exhibition “La Cité des Sciences” that concentrates on the history of the conversion of the industrial fallow of Belval and the construction of the City of Science. You get an insight in the history of steel production, and you learn how the district developed from an industrial surrounding into a modern district.
Highlight: climb up 180 steps to the visitor platform on one of the blast furnaces. From there you have an amazing view on the new district of Belval as well as the near surroundings.
Journey home after the visit.
Hotel description: Youth Hostel Esch-sur-Alzette
Sleeping in the Land of the Red Rocks and thereby getting to know the industrial culture of the Grand Duchy! The new youth hostel is located directly next to the railway station of the second biggest city of the country and only a few steps away from the city centre. It offers 122 beds in 36 rooms, all occupied with a bathroom and a toilet: 13 x 2 beds, 2 x 3 beds, 14 x 4 beds, 6 x 5 beds.
- Restaurant “Melting Pot”: provides a large variety of dishes, buffets, and barbecues.
- Other facilities: 3 convention rooms and 2 conference halls.