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For over 15 years France At Leisure has organised  ANZAC tours to the Somme battlefields.
Our tours have been specifically designed to cover ANZAC battlefield sites and designed for Australian travelers. 


1 DAY: Somme Tour

Duration: All day
Start: 9:30 Am
Condition: Minimum 2 people
Price: A$250 per person
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Day Tour - out of Amiens

  • Pick Up time: 9.30am at Amiens Train Station

  • Drop off time: 5.00 – 5.15pm approximately at Amiens train station

The Western Front Tour operated by the longest established Australian battlefield tour company for the western front battlefields.

Our professional tour guide specialize in taking Australians to memorials, battlefields, military cemeteries and to visit the grave sites of fallen relatives and friends. Whether your interest is personal or historical, this tour is extremely informative.

Few of the sites visited during the tour:

  • Visit the Adelaide cemetery
  • Villers-Bretonneux Franco-Australian museum and school
  • Australian national memorial
  • Albert, Pozieres
  • Beaumont Hamel Trench Park
  • Australian 1st division Memorials…

Limited number of people, we recommend you to book early.

Recommended Train from Paris Gare du Nord:  7h28am, arriving Amiens at 8h47am. 

Please check timing prior as these may have changed.

(Transport via Mini Bus)


Reference: FAL

Duration: 10 days / 10 nights
Tour dates: 3 - 12 November 2018
Cost per person:  From A$3,739 in twin-share

   - Single Supplement

On request 

Expert commentary by our experienced battlefield guide - Genuinely inclusive, no additional on tour costs
Designed for Australians & New Zealanders - Guaranteed group departures

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3 TO 12 November 2018 -  10 Day / 9 Night tour

Tour Overview

Come join us on the Western Front at Villers-Bretonneux as we commemorate the sacrifice and valour of a generation who long ago fought and died so far from home.   Over the past 17 years we have handled numerous commemorative tours to the Somme and Flanders battlefields. Your specialist Battlefield Tour Manager has been specially selected as he is an expert in these regions and well versed in the path our ‘Diggers’ trod nearly a century ago.  He will separate fact from fiction and bring to life the whole tragic Western Front campaign. Specially designed to visit the main battlefields, cemeteries, memorials and museums, this tour offers you a unique and personal experience.  


  • Absorb the full reality and tragedy of the trench warfare and gain a deeper insight into the life of the diggers, with commentary by our specialist Battlefield Tour Manager

  • All hotels located to access all the major Commemorative sights

  • Experience the Remembrance Day Commemoration service at the Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux

  • Be moved by the Last Post at the Menin Gate and visit ‘In Flanders Fields’ Museum

  • Visit the Flanders Commemorative sites including Messines, Hill 60, Polygon Wood, Essex Farm Cemetery, Tyne Cot, Toronto Avenue Cemetery, Island of Ireland Peace Park and explore Hooge Crater Cemetery and Museum

  • Visit the Somme Commemorative sites including the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, Fromelles Memorials & Museum, Vimy Ridge, Bullecourt ‘Digger’ Memorial, Adelaide Cemetery, Australian Memorials at Pozières, the Ulster Tower Memorial, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, 2nd Australian Division memorial at Mont St Quentin and Australian Corps Memorial at Le Hamel

  • Visit Franco-Australian Museum at Victoria Primary School in Villers-Bretonneux & Thiepval Interpretation Centre

The Remembrance Day on the Western Front Tour is just one of many you can enjoy in France. Visit the destination page for more information for our other amazing tours!

For a more details on this 2018 REMEMBRANCE DAY  Tour package and itinerary, contact France at Leisure by email or call Christian Blondeau on 1300 302 623.

ANZAC DAY 5 Day tour

Reference: MET

  • DEPARTING:     Tue. 24 April 2018 - RETURNING: Sat. 28 April 2018
  • LAND COST:     A$2,480 per person in twin-share - Single supplement A$550
  • HIGHLIGHTS     ANZAC Day dawn Service • Villers Bretonneux • Pozieres 
                               Bullecourt ANZAC Day Ceremonies (If time permits) • Mouquet Farm • Le Hamel • Lochnager Crater

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Remembering the soldiers of the Great War 1914 /1918

Featuring the 100th commemoration of the Battle of Villers Bretonneux.  The green, rolling fields of Northern France have been the scene of battles and conflict for thousands of years. This battlefields tour is perfectly timed to observe the Anzac Day dawn service at Villers Bretonneux, a small town liberated from German forces by the Australian Imperial Force, 86 years to the day earlier. Visit sites of famous battles from the wars of days past while remembering the bravery, and sacrifice of ANZAC soldiers who fought for the liberty and freedom of countries a world away.

Day 1: ARRAS – Tuesday 24 April
Your tour commences in Arras, an easy 50 minute train journey from Paris. Meet your tour manager and group by 9:30am in the hotel lobby before a short walk to the Wellington tunnels to discover the underground life of the Commonwealth Armies. Here, you’ll see tunnels, first dug during the Middle Ages, then used again in World War 1. Anzac Tunnelers used these tunnels to link quarters for 24,000 soldiers before the Battle of Arras in 1917. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. before a group welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2: ANZAC DAY – Wednesday 25 April 

Rise very early to arrive and find a position for Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers Bretonneux. Representatives from your group will lay a wreath  at the ceremony. Then, visit Villers Bretonneux to explore and reflect. More information on the about the order of the ceremonies will be supplied in final documentation. If time allows, you may also have the opportunity to attend the Slouch hat Commemorative service. (B)

Day 3: ARRAS - Thur 26 April

Visit and be guided through some important sites in  the Somme and around the village of Pozieres. Visit the Australian 1st Division Memorial and the famous Windmill site on the ridge. Pass by Mouquet Farm, site of a series of bloody battles which resulted in the loss of some 6,300 allied troops. Visit Thiepval Memorial, dedicated to 73,000 missing British Troops. See the preserved trenches at the Newfoundland Memorial Park before reaching the Lochnager Crater near the town of Albert. This Massive Crater resulted from the detonation of a powerful mine marking the commencement of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. Continue on to the Australian Corps Memorial at Le Hamel, where Monash led the Australians on a revolutionary and very successful attack which combined tanks, artillery and infantry. Pay your respects at the Adelaide Cemetery (where the Unknown Soldier who now rests in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, was exhumed). Also, catch a glimpse of the crash site of the Red Baron. (BL)

Day 4: ARRAS –Fri 27 April

Today, continue your tour visiting the quaint town of Peronne and the Museum of the Great War. Pay respects at the 2nd Division memorial the scene of one of Australia’s finest feats of arms, the daring and decisive battle and capture of Mont St Quentin in 1918. Then continue exploring the Arras region. (BL)

Day 5: TOUR END – Sat 28 April

After a well deserved nights rest, check out your hotel accommodation and transfer to your onward destination.