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4 Days History tour itinerary for france: Look Back On Australian Efforts During WW1

Amiens, Arras, Lille, Somme (Battlefield), Ypres

Battlefield
Battlefield Tour
History
History Tour
Museum
Museum Tour
Personalised Pilgrimages to the Western Front
Look back on Australian efforts during WW1

Mont Saint-Quentin Australian war memorial

Lille-France

Get an in-depth lesson into the lives of brave Australian soldiers, who fought here during WW1. If your ancestor was part of this battle, your tour guide could arrange for you to follow their traces. This tour can also be adjusted around commemorations for ANZAC or Armistice days.

DAY 01

Belgium's war memorials

Your Europe tour guide will pick up from Lille Europe and take you to visit the following landmarks:

  • Ploegsteert Visitor Centre -orientation

  • The Battle of Messines 1917 3rd AIF Division

  • Tunnellers of WW1 - No 1 Australian Tunnelling Company

  • Passchendaele Memorial Museum

  • Polygon Wood battlefield and memorials

  • Tyne Cot CWGC

  • Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony

Enjoy your overnight in Ypres.

DAY 02

Battle of Fromelles

Highlights of today's tour are:

  • Learn about the Battle of Fromelles, July 1916. The subsequent re-burial/ DNA identification events.

  • Visit VC Corner & Digger Memorial - Pheasant Wood CWGC.

  • Proceed to Bullecourt Museum, battlefield and memorials of the costly battles for Bullecourt in April-May 1917.

  • Continue to Thiepval Memorial, Pozières, Mouquet Farm and Dernancourt.

Enjoy your overnight in Amiens.

DAY 03

Somme

Highlights of today's tour are:

  • Sir John Monash Centre and the Australian War Memorial

  • Le Hamel battlefield and the Australian Corps memorial

  • Adelaide War Cemetery

  • Vignacourt photographic collection

  • Naours caves

DAY 04

Highlights of today's tour are:

  • Peronne museum of the Great War

  • Mont St Quentin

  • Bony ABMC

  • Bellicourt

  • WGC Montbrehain

  • Return to Lille

  • 1600 GBP Per Group
  • Europe tour guide services

  • Research into personal stories.  This is what is special about our tours.  A battlefield historian will carry out some research to find the locations relevant to individuals of interest to you.  For example, we will explain what the service record means and cross-reference the war diaries and history books to find places where that person's unit served and even where they became a casualty. 

  • Maps and other supporting material handout.

  • Accommodation: We can recommend hotels and hostels to suit your preferred standards and the itinerary.

  • Meals: We can recommend restaurants to suit your taste and the size of your group. For large groups, we can recommend menus. We can picnic in good weather. Budget around 10-15 Euros for lunch and 25-50 euros for an evening meal.

  • Guide accommodation and subsistence: If you want me to provide an informed company during the evening book me into the same hotel. Otherwise, I will stay in budget accommodation.

  • Vehicle rent: This will depend on the size of your group. We can advise and book suitable transport and drive or share the driving.

  • Museum entrances

  • This is more than a guided tour. This is an offer of a personalised visit to the battlefields of the western front with an itinerary that is tailored to your interests. We adjust the itinerary to include locations and topics that are specific to you. If you want to visit the graves of a soldier or the places where they served, we will do our best to find out the background to what happened and why. We will cover the main sites of interest to the Australian visitor, but we will do it, as far as possible through the experiences of the people of most interest to our guests.

  • We charge you for the guide’s time. Everything else is charged at cost, to keep the cost down for you our guests.

Amiens, Arras, Lille, Somme (Battlefield), Ypres

Battlefield
Battlefield Tour
History
History Tour
Museum
Museum Tour
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Contributed By

Frank Baldwin

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GBP 1600
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