Walking the German Limes

Rolling countryside of West Germany, where once legions of the Roman army would have stood, armed against the Germanic ‘barbarians’
Rolling countryside of West Germany, where once legions of the Roman army would have stood, armed against the Germanic ‘barbarians’
Replica of a Roman helmet and cavalry mask
Replica of a Roman helmet and cavalry mask
The small fort at Rheintrohl
The small fort at Rheintrohl
Foundations of the Limes watchtower near Hillscheid
Foundations of the Limes watchtower near Hillscheid
Copper alloy lion on display in the Ehrenbreitstein museum
Copper alloy lion on display in the Ehrenbreitstein museum

Built to separate the outskirts of the Roman Empire from the ‘free’ Germanic tribes, the mighty Germany Limes represent the longest ancient defensive system Europe has ever seen. Stretching for 350 miles, from the Rhine to the Danube, the border bristled with forts and watchtowers, manned by legions and auxiliaries. The ultimate protector of the civilised Roman world from the hordes of Teutonic barbarian outside...
Tread the paths which once separated two vastly different cultures. Today, the route is characterised by rolling hills, forests and streams. Led by a Roman military expert this tour is a wonderful follow-up to our Walking Hadrian’s Wall tour and a unique expedition in the footsteps of the Romans.

Themes

  • Romans

Practicalities

  • Small Group
  • Low Single Supplement
  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach to the start and from the finish of the walk each day
  4. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in program; tips included
  5. Field Notes

Linked Tours

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2018 Tour Details

Sun 17th June - Wed 27th June

Available
Accepting £300 deposits

£ TBC

LME18A

Led By: Tony Wilmott

Book before 16th June 2017 for a fully refundable £300 fixed deposit.

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