5 Day Anzac's On The Western Front

Back-Roads Small Group Tour starting in Lille and finishing in Lille

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Back-Roads's 5 Day Anzac's On The Western Front. From the trenches at Ypres to monuments marking The Somme, our ANZAC tours map Australian and New Zealand troops' movements in WWI.
Overview
Operator: Back-Roads
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Style: Special Interest
Max Group Size: 18
Duration: 5 Days
From: Lille to Lille
Tour Code: BRANZ
Visits: France, Belgium
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Day By Day
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1
Lille
Today we’ll meet with the group in Lille, where we’ll enjoy an included dinner together. (D)  
2
Lille – Ypres
Our first full day will take us to Ypres via the Messines Ridge. After lunch, we will spend time around the Passchendaele battlefields, including Polygon Wood and Tyne Cot Military Cemetery. We’ll also visit the shell-scarred area of Hill 60 and Hooge Crater before returning to Ypres. The final part of the day includes attendance at the daily playing of the Last Post under the Menin Gate at 8pm. (B)
3
Ypres – Amiens
Leaving Belgium, today we’ll cross into Flanders and spend time at Fromelles, the site of the disastrous attack of 19 July 1916, where we’ll visit Pheasant Wood Cemetery and the new exhibition nearby. Next, we’ll visit the Wellington Quarries, which were fashioned from existing medieval quarries by New Zealand Engineers in 1916 and 1917 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. (B/D)
4
Amiens – The Somme – Amiens
The Somme still captivates the soul – and it’s here that the ANZACs first saw major action in the middle of 1916. Pozières and Mouquet Farm were especially important for the Australians, and Longueval and Flers for the Kiwis. We’ll also remember the colossal loss experienced by Great Britain with a visit to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. Later, we’ll reminisce on our tour at our farewell dinner. (B/D)  
5
Amiens – Villers-Bretonneux – Lille
As the home of the National War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux is central to Australian commemoration and memory. Here, we’ll visit the Franco-Australian Museum and the Sir John Monash Centre, before shifting our focus to the last year of the war, 1918, with a visit to Le Hamel – the site of the successful 4 July attack. Afterwards, we’ll return to Lille, where our tour will come to a close. (B)
Back-Roads Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Take time to pay your respects at relatives’ graves
  • Visit the Wellington Tunnels 
  • Hear the Last Post at Ypres
Trip Inclusions
  • 4 nights in boutique accommodation 
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • European breakfast daily (B)
  • 3 evening meals (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Hooge Crater Trenches, Wellington Tunnels, the Franco-Australian Museum
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
Back-Roads
Back-Roads Reviews: (66)
Tours on Sale: 48
Accommodation: Various
Average Age: 40-60+ years
Types: Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 18
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Europe, UK & Ireland
Reviews (2)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Anzac's On The Western Front with Back-Roads.
QLD, Australia
Aug 2018
1 Helpful Vote
3 Trips
“Worth Doing but a bit monotonous”
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The tour was good. Small numbers on Back-Roads tours. The guide (Mark Banning) was excellent, he organised things really well and his extensive knowledge of the subject was amazing. I found the tour a bit monotonous as each day seemed to merge into all the others. The message was similar each day with only the location varying. The accommodation was varied... really excellent on day 1 (L'Hermitage) but not as good on other days. The tour does give excellent coverage of the Australian involvement in France and Belgium in WW1 so if that's your passion, you will enjoy it.
SA, Australia
May 2016
3 Helpful Votes
2 Trips
“4 days Immersed in the Battlefields”
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Having done 1 day of the Somme Battlefields tour back in 2012, this time we undertook the full 4 day experience. It was nothing short of amazing. The knowledge and giving nature of our guide Mark Banning making it all that so much more special. The only suggestion I would make is that, while this is an ANZACS tour and therefore focusing on the Australian and New Zealand contingents, there needs to be a more balanced view which includes other allies, including the British. I will admit, that this is a very selfish view, as the reason I was there was to go to Poziere where my great grandfather is mentioned on the memorial wall, however I think there could be more perspective in the tour. All in all, this is an amazing tour, with an amazing company and even more amazing guide.
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