ANZACS on the Western Front - Dawn Ceremony

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From 22/04/2020 to 27/04/2020

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  • Apr Wed 22 2020 to Apr Mon 27 2020

What's included

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.


  • 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
  • DAY 2 - Ypres After this morning's breakfast, we'll continue to delve into the moving stories of the West Flanders Front with an included visit to the In Flanders Fields Museum - a unique institution that commemorates the four-year trench war and conveys a contemporary message of peace. This afternoon, you'll be free to explore Ypres as you please - and this evening, we'll have the privilege of attending the playing of the Last Post under the iconic Menin Gate. Accommodation: TBC
  • DAY 3 - Ypres-Amiens Today it's out of Belgium and onwards to Flanders. Our destination? Fromelles, the site of the disastrous attack of 19 July 1916 - where we'll pay a poignant visit Pheasant Wood Cemetery and the new exhibition nearby. Then: we'll move on to the Wellington Quarries, where New Zealand engineers dug tunnels to the Front as part of the preparations for the Battle of Arras. We'll remember Australia's role in this battle at Bullecourt with a stop at the Digger Memorial later this afternoon. Accommodation: H?tel Le Prieur? (or similar)
  • DAY 4 - Amiens - Anzac Ceremony - Amiens After an early start, we'll leave the hotel and make our way to the ANZAC Day Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux. The service will be an unforgettable and emotive experience, which we'll share both with locals and with fellow Australians and New Zealanders who have journeyed here to pay tribute to the brave ANZAC soldiers who fought for the town. The rest of the day will be yours to spend at your leisure. Accommodation: H?tel Le Prieur? (or similar)
  • DAY 5 - Amiens-The Somme-Amiens The Somme still captivates the soul - and it's here that the ANZACs first saw major action in 1916. Today we'll visit Pozi?res and Mouquet Farm (sites that were especially important for Australian soldiers), as well as Longueval and Flers - which were similarly significant to the Kiwis. Before we reminisce on our tour at this evening's farewell dinner, we'll also take some time to remember the colossal loss experienced by Great Britain, with a visit to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. Accommodation: H?tel Le Prieur? (or similar)
  • DAY 6 - Amiens-Villers Bretonneux-Lille As the home of the National War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux is central to Australian WWI commemoration and memory. Today 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 back to Lille we go - where our tour will come to a close.
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