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1 DAY: Somme Battlefields

Duration: All day
Start: 9:30 Am
Condition: Minimum 2 people
Price: A$220 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)

ANZAC Tour 2015 - 6 Days

Duration: 6 days
Date: 25 April 2015
Tour: ANZAC 100th Anniversary
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The 25th of April 2015 marks the 100th anniversary for our brave ANZACs. As France at Leisure’s 2015 ANZAC Tour “ In the Steps of the Heroes” escorted by Mr Phil Brookes and Mr Kieran McCarthy is fully booked ! 

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking registrations for a second group for a 6 day tour. Please feel free to register your interest now ! 

Download Brochure "Anzac Day on the Somme - departs Paris 21 April 2015"

ANZAC WW1 Commemorative Cruises

April 5-11 Compiegne to Lille and April 12 to 18, 2015 Lille to Compiegne
See the full itinerary here.

April 19-25 Compiegne to Villers-Bretonneux SOLD OUT
April 26-May 2, 2015 from Villers-Bretonneux to Compiegne
See the full itinerary here.

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France at Leisure is offering three, all-inclusive ‘World War One Commemorative Cruises’ in April 2015 aboard its hotel barge La Belle Epoque, on a cruise route that passes right through the battlefields of Northern France.

These special cruises, departing April 5, 12 and 26, will be along the Canal du Nord, between Lille and Compiègne and on the Canal de la Somme between Villers-Bretonneux and Compiègne.  Both these waterways were at the centre of battles during the conflict and the cruises will feature excursions to some of the most significant sites and memorials in Flanders and the Somme, such as: 

  • The Menin Gate in Ypres for the very moving Last Post ceremony.
  • Vimy Ridge, site of the Canadian National Memorial, Canada's largest overseas memorial.
  • The Thiepval memorial, a heart-rending monument to 75,000 missing soldiers who fell during the Battle of the Somme.
  • The forest clearing at Compiègne where the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.
  • The Anzac Dawn Service at 5am on April 25 at the Australian National War Memorial.

Each cruise has a carefully planned itinerary and is led by a knowledgeable tour guide. The excursion programmes will have some flexibility built in to allow, where possible, guests of different nationalities to visit sites of particular significance to their own countries.

In addition, there will be interesting cruising through the Picardy countryside, with highlights such as passing through the historic city of Lille and negotiating the 3-mile-long Ruyaulcourt Tunnel.

Each 6-night cruise includes all gourmet meals prepared by the on board chef, fine wines, an open bar, daily escorted excursions, admissions and local transfers.

European Waterways are also currently offering 10% off the charter price for the April 12 departure (now from €37,800) and 10% off per cabin on the April 26 departure (now from A$5.980pp).

Click below to watch a video tour of hotel barge La Belle Epoque

For full details, prices and availability please contact us.