1 to 3 day tours available – all tours can be adjusted to client’s needs to follow the footsteps or visit the grave of a relative.

As of late April 2018 – Australian tours will be given the option of visiting either the new Sir John Monash Centre or the Victoria School & Franco-Australian museum in Villers-Bretonneux. If you wish to visit both centres this is also possible, but be advised this will reduce visit timing to other battlefield locations through the day.

Examples:

1 Day Tour: Once picked up from you location of choice (in either Arras or Amiens – both towns have direct train lines from Paris or Lille). We will start the day by visiting either the Victoria School and museum or the Sir John Monash Visitor Centre (choice to be made on the day)  then onward to the Australian memorial. The morning will be dedicated to Australian actions in 1918 and how Villers-Bretonneux became such a symbol to Australians still to date.
Stopping for a light lunch we then travel towards the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Here you will get a full understanding on what unfolded here and the disastrous humans losses during the 4 and half months it dragged out. Along with visits to the main areas, this will include the Australian highlight which is Pozieres where in six weeks the AIF lost 23, 000 men in casualty.
The tour includes visits to major vestiges left behind such as a massive mine crater, where we will be able to discuss mining warfare, to trench warfare as you will get the opportunity to visit and walk through trenches from the battle of the Somme.

2 Day Tour: On this 2 day tour we will focus on the areas from the Somme including major Australian sites such as Villers-Bretonneux and Pozieres to the Ypres Salient with Polygon Wood, Passchendaele and Hill 60. The option of attending the the Last Post at 8pm under the Menin Gate is also possible.
During both days you will have in depth information about both battlefronts which will also include other major sites such as visit to trenches and significant memorials, and vestiges. This tour includes museum visits.

3 Day Tour: On this 3 day tour we will focus on the areas from the Somme including major Australian sites such as Villers-Bretonneux and Pozieres to Arras with stops at Bullucourt to the Ypres Salient with Polygon Wood, Passchendaele and Hill 60. Here we have the option to stay the night in Ypres where you may attend the Last Post held every night at 8pm under the Menin Gate in Ypres.
During these 3 days you will also have in depth information about both battlefronts which will also include other major sites such as visit to trenches and significant memorials, and vestiges. This tour includes museum visits.

 

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