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anzac day in the somme

anzac 2018 Centenary ceremony & visit of battlefields' sites

Our special 2018 Anzac Centenary small group tour starts from Lille on 24 April and ends on 27 April. The tour led by Annette and Christian, our highly qualified and very experienced local guides. (15 years with us!). In addition to the special Dawn Service at Villers Brettoneux on 25th April, you will visit different battle's sites. For those who have relatives buried in the Somme, your guide will organise side visits in private minibus to stop at specific cemeteries and give you time to pay tribute to your ancestors. .

Anzac centenary in the Somme: 24 - 27 April 2018

  • Day 1 : 24th April

    Pick-up in Lille at the station at 9.30am. Visits will begin immediately: Bapaume, Warlencourt, Flers, Pozieres, the Windmill, Gibraltar site, the Memorial for the first division, Thiepval, Mouquet Farm, Vignacourt and the house where many Australian soldiers had their picture taken. Accommodation in Amiens. (3* hotel). Lunch and dinner are included.

  • Day 2 : 25th April

    Early start to reach the Dawn service site at the Australian Memorial. To attend the 2018 Anzac Centenary Ceremony, you must register with the Australian Government at time of booking to obtain your Attendance Pass.
    Breakfast after the Ceremony, visit of the Victoria school and the memorial at Le Hamel. Then visits of Sausage Valley, Albert, Dernancourt, the Somme Valley, Corbie, Heilly Station, Vaux sur Somme where the Red Baron crashed, Mont St Quentin, Peronne and Canal du Nord. In the afternoon, you will also attend another Ceremony in Bullecourt. Stop at Lille at 17.00 hour to drop 2 day tour visitors. Arrival in Ypres at 18.00 hour for the others. Accommodation at Novotel - Ypres.. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 3 : 26 April

    Visit of Messines and Ypres battlefields.
    Visit the Messines Ridge, Hill 60 and Carterpiller craters, Menin Road, Polygon Wood. Stop at Flanders Fields museum. Accommodation at Novotel - Ypres. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

  • Day 4: 27 April

    Visit Passchendaele and Tyne Cot cemetery. Visit of Fromelles. Return to Lille station at 17.00 hour Breakfast, lunch included. .

    For more information on the "Great War", visit: Australians on the Western front 1914 - 1918

anzac 2 & 4 day tours

2 day Anzac Centenary Tour
550 Euros pp (1 night accommodation)
single traveller - 615 Euros

4 day tour: Anzac Centenary and beyond
995 Euros pp (3 nights accommodation)
single traveller - 1110 Euros

tour includes:
• pick up from Lille station.
• the services of a driver guide.
• lunch and drinks every day.
• entrance fees to the museums.
• Maps and booklet with pictures.
• 1 night accommodation in Amiens.
(2 & 4 day tours)
• 2 nights accommodation in Ypres.
(4 day tour only)
• Breakfasts and dinners.
• Drop :off at Lille station (day 2 or day 4).

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accredited guides

Your guides Annette and Christian grew up in the area. They know the place inside-out. Having personal contact with the locals, they are able to take you to some hidden places. Annette and (or) Christian will drive you to the most relevant trenches and significant battlefield sites. If you are interested in tracing the movements of one of your ancestor buried here, Annette and Christian are able to do the necessary research. (as long as you provide some information about regiment, battalion and division prioir your arrival!). With such experienced and dedicated guides at your side, you will never forget your tour in the Somme.

deluxe mercedes van

Travel in maximum comfort. Our new Mercedes Viano's are easy to get in and out. They are equipped with confortable individual chairs, automatic air conditioning, microphone system, DVD & Audio all surround. Umbrellas, binocular and computer are also on board.