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Tour code: BWFLL5

Tour Inclusions

ANZAC on the Western Front: Dawn Service

  • 7 days
  • France / Belgium
  • Max 18 Passengers

Overview

From the trenches of Ypres to monuments marking The Somme, our ANZAC tour maps Australian and New Zealand troops’ movements in WWI – delving into the stories of the soldiers’ involvement in the battles of the Western Front. With poignant visits to cemeteries and national memorials on the agenda, as well as a special ANZAC Day service at Villers-Bretonneux – join us in remembering those who fought during the Great War on an unforgettable history-themed journey.
Worth Noting…
You can choose between two directions on this tour: northbound or southbound. Simply view and select your preferred route by clicking on the buttons above! If you join our tour departing 20 April, Day 5 and Day 6 of the itinerary will be exchanged – meaning we’ll visit The Somme on Day 5 and attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service on Day 6.
ANZAC on the Western Front: Dawn Service (Northbound) map 2025
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

Tour Highlights

  • Attend a poignant ANZAC Day Service in Villers-Bretonneux
  • Delve into the Australian story on the Western Front at the Franco-Australian Museum
  • Visit the Wellington Quarries – a network of underground tunnels dug by the New Zealand Tunnelling Company

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Lille (France)

    After meeting the group in Lille, we’ll kick off our remarkable journey with a delicious welcome dinner. Accommodation: Hôtel Couvent des Minimes (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Lille – Ypres (Belgium)

  • Day 3 - Ypres

  • Day 4 - Ypres – Fromelles (France) and Arras – Amiens

  • Day 5 - Amiens – ANZAC Day Dawn Service – Amiens

  • Day 6 - Amiens – Somme – Amiens

  • Day 7 - Amiens – Villers Bretonneux – Lille

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

- 6 nights in hand-picked accommodation

The Crew

- Experienced Tour Leader and Driver

Transport

- Premium mini-coach transportation

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  • 4th May 2024
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    The tour was great Except for the bus It was very squashed ( a little better than the first bus when the exhaust came off) Our guide Nic was brilliant Passionate funny and extremely knowledgeable Accommodation was very good As much as my dream was to attend the Dawn Service at Villers B in my opinion it was too many people attending and I am short so I had great difficulty seeing anything I think a service in one of the villages would be wonderful
  • 3rd May 2024
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    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, our guide was extremely knowledgeable, the accommodation was good, although feel it would have been much more convenient to stay in Ypres. The downside was always running late on the itinerary, too much talking by the guide and no free time what so ever. Would have liked more information on general living / farming in France and Belgium, realise it is a war focussed tour but still would have liked some general information also. There was only 8 on the tour and it was a good number and they were all very good company. The driver was excellent,felt safe with him disappointed he didn’t speak English so we could talk to him
  • 3rd May 2024
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    The Back Road ANZAC on the Western Front Dawn Service (Southbound) proved to be a carefully planned, very well executed, accurate, balanced, considered tour. The tour party consisted of a well informed, eclectic, discerning group of participants who concluded the tour much better informed and delighted with their experience. The tour guide was most considerate, attentive, engaging, knowledgeable and great company. He went the extra mile to ensure all participants expectations were met. He was very well supported by a professional bus driver.
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