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Tour code: BEWFWLL-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 5 Nights
  • 8 Meals 5 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
  • Battlefields
  • Driver

ANZACS on the Western Front - Dawn Ceremony

  • 6 days
  • France / Belgium
  • Max 18 GUESTS Passengers

Overview

The Australian War Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux commemorates the battle of 24-25 April 1918, during which Australian and Commonwealth Soldiers liberated the town. In front of it lie the graves of thousands of Commonwealth soldiers - including over 770 Australians. Since 2008, the memorial has been the site of the special ANZAC Day service. Join us as we experience this unique event on our six-day ANZAC tour, departing 24 April 2020 - and join fellow countrymen and local townspeople in remembering those who fought during the Great War at one its most poignant sites.

 

Worth Noting…

for ANZAC Ceremony departures, our accommodation in Amiens is subject to change. Due to the large number of visitors at this time, two Back-Roads tour groups may stay at the same hotel at the same time.

 

Map of Anzacs on the Western Front | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Take time to pay respects at your relatives' graves
  • Witness the ANZAC Day Service on April departures
  • Delve into history at the Franco
  • Australian Museum in Villers
  • Bretonneux

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Lille - Villers Bretonneux - Amiens

    The first day of our tour will take us from Lille to Villers-Bretonneux: the home of the National War Memorial. We’ll visit the Franco-Australian Museum and the Sir John Monash Centre before shifting our focus to the last year of the war – 1918 – with a visit to Le Hamel, the site of the successful 4 July attack. Then, it’s onwards to Amiens – where a welcome dinner awaits. Accommodation: Hôtel Le Prieuré (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Amiens - Anzac Ceremony - Amiens

  • Day 3 - Amiens - The Somme - Amiens

  • Day 4 - Amiens - Ypres

  • Day 5 - Ypres

  • Day 6 - Ypres - Lille

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 nights in boutique accommodation

 

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

 

Transport

Premium mini-coach transportation