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2025 WW1 Anzac on the Western Front the Somme & Flanders

Reference: 25BRT BBFLL3

  • 6 Day / 5 Night tour 
  • 18 Passengers maximum
  • Tour starts and finishes in Lille

2025 WW1 Anzac on the Western Front
to the Somme and Flanders


From the trenches of Ypres to monuments marking The Somme, our 2025 WW1 Anzac on the Western Front tour maps Australian and New Zealand troops’ movements in WWI – delving into the stories of the soldiers’ involvement in the battles of the Western Front. With poignant visits to cemeteries and national memorials on the agenda, this history-themed journey is perfect for those wishing to learn more about their countrymen who fought and died in the Great War

WWI Battlefields BannerHIGHLIGHTS of this WW1 battlefield tour

  •  Have the opportunity to pay your respects at your relatives’ graves with visits to significant sites
  •  Receive a fascinating insight into the lives of WWI soldiers at the Underground City of Naours
  •  Attend the playing of the Last Post under the famous Menin Gate in Ypres


  • 5 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • 7 Meals 5 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Premium mini-coach transportation

2024 Tour dates 

  • July 2024 -          Fri 5 Jul / Wed 10 Jul         
  • August 2024 -      Fri 16 Aug  / Wed 21 Aug       
  • September 2024 - Fri 6 Sep  / Wed 11 Sep       
  • September 2024 - Fri 20 Sep / Wed 25 Sep       
  • October 2024 - Fri 11 Oct / Wed 16 Oct        

2025 Tour dates 

  • May 2025 - Wed 7 May to Mon 12 May      
  • June 2025 - Wed 4 Jun to Mon 9 Jun          
  • July 2025 - Wed 9 Jul to Mon 14 Jul        
  • August 2025 - Wed 6 Aug to Mon 11 Aug      
  • September 2025 - Wed 3 Sep to Mon 8 Sep  and Wed 17 Sep to Mon 22 Sep      
  • October 2025 - Wed 15 Oct to Mon 20 Oct

From A$2,900.00 Twin-share

Single Occupancy from $3,690.00

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    Day 1 - Lille (France)

    After meeting the group in Lille, we’ll kick off our history-laden journey with a delicious welcome dinner. Accommodation: Hôtel Couvent des Minimes (or similar)
    Meals - Dinner

    Day 2 - Lille – Ypres (Belgium)

    Today’s itinerary will take us from Lille to Ypres via the historic Messines Ridge. Our first stop will be the Passchendaele battlefields – where we’ll walk in the footsteps of WWI allied soldiers who fought to break the German line in 1917. Next, we’ll pay our respects at Polygon Wood and Tyne Cot Military Cemetery before visiting the shell-scarred Hill 60. This afternoon, there’s an opportunity to explore the fascinating Hooge Crater Museum – home to a unique collection of WWI artefacts and reconstructed trenches. We’ll enjoy some free time this evening in Ypres – our home for the next two nights. Accommodation: Albion Hotel (or similar)
    Meals - Breakfast

    Day 3 - Ypres

    Today, we’ll continue to delve into the moving stories of the West Flanders Front, beginning with a visit to the In Flanders Fields Museum – a unique institution that commemorates the four-year trench war and conveys a contemporary message of peace. This afternoon, you’ll be free to explore Ypres at your leisure. A medieval town that was completely destroyed during WWI and rebuilt anew, there is plenty of history to uncover here. This evening we’ll reconvene to attend the playing of the Last Post at the iconic Menin Gate. Whilst renovation to the Gate is ongoing, we’ll still be able to experience the ceremony that has been performed here daily for almost 100 years. Accommodation: Albion Hotel (or similar)
    Meals - Breakfast

    Day 4 - Ypres – Fromelles and Arras – Amiens (France)

    Today it’s out of Belgium and across the border. Our destination? Fromelles, the site of the disastrous attack of 19 July 1916 – where we’ll pay a poignant visit Pheasant Wood Cemetery and the fascinating exhibition nearby. After, we’ll move on to the Wellington Quarries: a network of tunnels built by the New Zealand Tunnelling Company as part of the preparations for the Battle of Arras. We’ll remember Australia’s role in this battle at Bullecourt with a stop at the Digger Memorial later this afternoon. Concluding the day in lovely Amiens, we’ll have the evening to spend as we wish. Accommodation: Hôtel Le Prieuré (or similar)
    Meals - Breakfast

    Day 5 - Amiens – Somme – Amiens

    The Somme still captivates the soul and it’s here that the ANZACs first saw major action in 1916. Today we’ll visit Pozières and Mouquet Farm – significant sites for the Australian soldiers, as well as Longueval and Flers, which were similarly monumental to the Kiwis. Before returning to Amiens, we’ll also take some time to remember the colossal loss experienced by Great Britain with a visit to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. Reconvening this evening, we’ll reminisce on our unforgettable tour over a farewell dinner. Accommodation: Hôtel Le Prieuré (or similar)
    Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 6 - Amiens – Villers-Bretonneux– Lille

    As the home of the National War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux is central to Australian WWI commemoration and memory. Today we’ll visit the Franco-Australian Museum, a site paying tribute to the brave Australian soldiers who helped save the town and a monument to international solidarity. We’ll make a brief stop at the Sir John Monash Centre before shifting our focus to the last year of the war – with a visit to Le Hamel. Our tour will conclude upon our return to Lille.
    Meals -  Breakfast

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