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Tour code: BEWNZLL-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 4 Nights
  • 6 Meals 4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Battlefields
  • Driver
  • Tour Leader

ANZACS on the Western Front

  • 5 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. And with poignant visits to cemeteries and national memorials on the agenda, this history-themed adventure is perfect for those wishing to learn more about their ancestors who fought and died in The Great War. Please note: this tour runs on selected dates throughout the season.

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
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Take time to pay respects at your relatives' graves
  • Visit the Wellington Quarries - a system of tunnels dug by New Zealand engineers
  • Delve into history at the Franco-Australian Museum in Villers-Bretonneux

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Lille-Ypres

    The first day of our tour will take us from Lille to Ypres via the historic Messines Ridge. After walking in the footsteps of WWI soldiers at the Passchendaele battlefields (where allied forces fought to break the German line in 1917), we’ll pay our respects at Polygon Wood and Tyne Cot Military Cemetery. After that, we’ll have plenty of time to visit the shell-scarred Hill 60 and fascinating Hooge Crater Museum before we return to Ypres for the evening – where a welcome dinner awaits us. Accommodation: TBC

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Ypres

  • Day 3 - Ypres-Amiens

  • Day 4 - Amiens-The Somme-Amiens

  • Day 5 - Amiens-Villers Bretonneux-Lille

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

4 nights in boutique accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver

Transport

Premium mini-coach transportation

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  • 4th August 2019
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    We had an amazing trip and our tour guide was very interesting and very knowledgeable. He went to great lengths to make sure that the people in our group found their relatives graves and also the area in which they died, very emotional. Would recommend this tour for anyone interested in the Anzacs.
  • 3rd August 2019
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    The guide Mark was fantastic, he made the trip.. tThe hotels were okay the food reasonable. Mark was so knowledgeable and passionate, a wonderfl experience. A must to do trip.
  • 30th July 2019
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    Our guide Mark was amazing. His extensive knowledge and passion for the history of the Western Front made this tour something to remember. We all came away having been very moved by the stories and what we saw. The experience will stay with us forever. Our guide and driver looked after us extremely well, nothing was to much trouble. Hotels were not great definitely not to the standards of the previous Back-Roads tours we had done. This was disappointing.
  • 28th July 2019
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    Glad I went on this tour as I finally saw My late great uncle's name on the commemorative wall at Villiers-Bretonneux and also Mouguet Farm where William was killed in action there..
  • 28th July 2019
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    Excellent tour guide, good / comfortable vehicle and excellent driver, covered the areas we were interested in plus went the extra mile to take me and my wife to my grandfather’s grave and found out more details regarding how and where he was killed, hotels were generally very good to excellent.