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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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It is now 100 years since the outbreak of World War One and European Waterways will be offering a number of 6-night, all-inclusive, World War One Commemorative Cruises each Spring for the next few years.

In 2015, these cruises will be aboard our 12 passenger hotel barge, 'La Belle Epoque', along the Canal du Nord, whilst some will also branch along the Canal de la Somme. Both these waterways were at the centre of battles during World War One and the cruises will feature excursions to some of the most significant sites and memorials in Flanders and the Somme, including:

•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 Compiegne where the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.

Two cruises will follow the Canal de la Somme, starting or ending near Villers-Bretonneux on the weekend of the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, an event of deep significance to Australians and New Zealanders. 

The excursion programme for the four cruises 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 and highlights such as passing through the historic city of Lille and negotiating the 3-mile-long Ruyaulcourt Tunnel. Passengers will also be able to enjoy some excellent regional cuisine and fine French wines.

We hope to welcome you aboard for one of these fascinating voyages through the landscapes of Northern France that witnessed events a century ago which changed the course of history.

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

For full details, prices and availability please contact our reservations team.