Join a sobering Dawn Service at ANZAC Cove and pay your respects at the commemorative sites and battlefields of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Commemorate the fallen on the battlefields of France, visit the Landing Beaches in Normandy and follow in the footsteps of heroes who fought on the Western Front. Wherever your battlefield tour of Europe takes you, you’ll find a fulfilling experience with our experienced operators.
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Must do experiences and highlights of Battlefield Tours
The Battlefields of the Somme
Visit the key battlefields and sites of the Somme and pay tribute at the memorials commemorating the sacrifice of soldiers from various nationalities.
The Last Post at Menin Gate
At 8:00pm every night The Last Post Ceremony takes place at the Menin Gate of Ypres, a moving tribute that will give you goose bumps.
Pay your respects at this monument dedicated to Australian soldiers, its walls etched with the names of 10,732 casualties with no known graves.
Dawn Service at ANZAC Cove
Stand shoulder to shoulder with others who have come to honour soldiers who paid the ultimate price at this emotive ceremony. Watch the sunrise over a now peaceful coastline, remembering those who saw it during devastating violence.
Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial
This site of heavy fighting is now dotted with gravestones for the fallen and a Memorial to the Missing. Honour the bravery and camaraderie that was shown in this very place years ago during your visit.
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What our clients are saying about touring the battlefields of Europe
“One of the most poignant, thought provoking experiences I have had”
I’m a seasoned traveller and this tour was one of the most poignant, thought provoking experiences I have had. The wonderful guide Francis told us stories about each town, cemetery, monument and field as we visited them. We shed silent tears together at the Menin Gate as they played the last post, we smiled at the stories of mateship, we were awestruck at the many tales of bravery by ordinary Australians so far from home, the school in Fromelles that has the huge sign in the playground “We will ...read more never forget Australia“. I was a proud Aussie when visiting the new Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux. I shed the most tears at the new statue of Don’t Forget Me Cobber a call made to a chap going out into no mans land to bring back his mates. This may all sound sad but it was a wonderful experience that seeped into my soul, it was a privilege to share their stories. Lest We Forget.
“Interesting World War One Tour”
The tour was very interesting and also confronting, well worth taking this tour. Guides were very informative and certainly had in depth knowledge and were very helpful. The first day of the tour was too long. The issues were that the coach was a little crammed and not as spacious as other coaches we have travelled on. Wifi was a bit intermittent. It would have been nice to have one organised dinner.
“Worth Doing but a bit monotonous”
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 ...read more in France and Belgium in WW1 so if that's your passion, you will enjoy it.
“Wonderful small group tour”
Our Guide David was excellent! He provided excellent information on the historical background of the sites we visited. He was also an excellent driver and considerate. Surprised one of the couples on tour by taking them to the grave site of her relative - we were all very impressed that he had researched where he was! Van was excellent and had plenty of stops throughout the day. Hotel was quaint and very comfortable. We learnt so much about the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers in WW1. Highly ...read more recommend Back Roads. Thanks Global Journeys for another great booking!