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Tour code: BEWFWLL-2

Tour Inclusions

ANZAC on the Western Front - Special ANZAC Ceremony

  • 7 days
  • France / Belgium
  • Max 18 Passengers


From the trenches of Ypres to monuments marking The Somme, our ANZAC 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, as well as a special ANZAC Day service at Villers-Bretonneux – join us in remembering those who fought during the Great War on an unforgettable history-themed journey.

Worth Noting…
For tours departing on the 22nd April, Day 3 and Day 4 of the itinerary will be exchanged – meaning the visit to The Somme is featured on Day 3 and the ANZAC Day service takes place on Day 4.

ANZAC on the Western Front - special ANZAC Ceremony (reversed) Map
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

Tour Highlights

  • Attend a poignant ANZAC Day Service in Villers-Bretonneux
  • Delve into the Australian story on the Western Front at the Franco-Australian Museum
  • Visit the Wellington Quarries – a network of tunnels dug by the New Zealand Tunnelling Company

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Lille

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

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Lille – Villers-Bretonneux – Amiens

  • Day 3 - Amiens – ANZAC Ceremony – Amiens

  • Day 4 - Amiens – Somme – Amiens

  • Day 5 - Amiens – Ypres

  • Day 6 - Ypres

  • Day 7 - Ypres – Lille

Tour Inclusions


6 nights in hand-picked accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver


Premium mini-coach transportation


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  • 24th June 2019
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    Our Tour Guide Mary was extremely informative (wonderful historic knowledge), patient and very accommodating when it came to ensure all interested fellow travellers had an opportunity to visit the graves of their relatives!
  • 11th June 2019
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    The Blue-Roads tour I went on, had an excellent bus driver. He was learning the French & Belgium roadways & navigating towns & country side roads. Where & when necessary he parked to pickup or to drop us off as close as possible to the WW1 site visiting, lunch stop or accommodation. This was appreciated on wet/windy days and if there was a medical condition that needed special consideration. He was most helpful and careful with handling baggage. Our tour guide proved helpful, to the driver and our schedule when alternative routes were called for eg need to divert due to roadworks or backed-up or blocked traffic was ahead. Mr Western’s enthusiasm and passion of sharing his knowledge about the battles of WW1 was appreciated. He took it upon himself to follow up on any queries we had and made it possible for many of us to locate and connect to places and ancestors, of significant interest to our individual families. He was punctual, organised and caring. He made certain everyone felt part of the group. The information about the events of WW1was often delivered with interesting stories about the location, the people in command, in the front line and points of view and the positions taken by both sides of the conflict explained. Our guide checked that any special accommodation requirements were met and took the time to assist those that had medical concerns. He always followed up and checked that people were okay or if they needed further care. To have the opportunity to travel so far from home, to a foreign place and to see and learn about the history and the countries involved in WW1 was a memorable experience for me. It was also a privilege to be guided by such an excellent tour guide as Mr Steve Western. Thank you Steve and Back-Road Tours.
  • 11th June 2019
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    Without doubt the standout aspect of the tour was the absolute professionalism, knowledge and helpful disposition of the guide Mary Freeman. Her management of the tour, responsiveness to requests and empathy with the tour participants was exemplary. She was perfectly complemented by the tour driver (who’s name escapes me) but his conduct and interaction with the tour participants was cheerful, helpful and similarly professional.
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