2017: Anzac Day Special Return Day Tour (1night/1day) to Villers-Bretonneux (From Paris)
Our Anzac Day 1 Day tours from Paris to the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers Bretonneux. Click here for full itinerary and prices! *This ceremony is a must do for any Australians that are in the UK or visiting Europe over this period. This event is rapidly gaining prominence as a major alternative to the Gallipoli Anzac Day service and has now become the most visited event in Europe for Anzac Day. Space is limited on each tour and both tours are already very heavily booked, so we would urge you to book as soon as possible.
2017: New! River Cruises on the brand new Amadeus Silver III Ship: In conjunction with our 2017 Anzac Day Tours!
2017: Anzac Day 4 night/5 day 'Australian Western Front' Tours 21-25 April 2017: Click here: 'Value Tour' 'Deluxe' Tour
Including the 99th Anniversary Anzac Day ceremony at Villers-Bretonneux Australian WW1 War Memorial. Space is Limited..
2016: 3 Night/4 Day Tours: "In the Anzac Footsteps": Australian Footsteps on the Western Front.
From June until October 2016 (departing/returning to/from Lille (France) every second Friday) we are operating our 'Anzac Footsteps' tour series same as for 2015 for our 3 night/4 day tours designed expressly by Australian historians to follow the Australian fighting forces in WW1: their battles, amazing victories and defeats on the Western Front. This is an exciting and rich tapestry of valour, incredible bravery and courage. Current Details here:
Tailor Made Tours to the Australian Sector WW1 Western Front
**We also operate dedicated TAILOR MADE TOURS ex London or *France: (*Paris, Lille, Amiens or Arras) to the Aussie section of the Western Front operating year round (weather permitting) visiting Villers Bretonneux, Adelaide Cemetery, Le Hamel Australian Corps Memorial Park, Dernancourt, Pozieres, Bullecourt, Fromelles (VC Corner Cemetery & Cobbers Memorial), Polygon Wood, Tyne Cot and the Menin Gate Last Post evening ceremony in Ypres (time permitting). Full details here:
During its history the Australian Army has fought a large number of major wars many far away from home. These include the Second Boer War (1899–1902), First World War (1914–1918) on the Western Front and at Gallipoli, the Second World War (1939–1945) in North Africa and the Pacific, the Korean War (1950–1953), Malayan Emergency (1950–1960), The Confrontation (1962–1966) and Vietnam War (1962–1973). In many ways the sacrifice of the First World War established Australia, as it did Canada and New Zealand as countries in their own right.
More recently in the 21st century Australian troops have seen action in Afghanistan and in Iraq and two soldiers from Australia's élite SAS Regiment have won the Victoria Cross in fighting in Afghanistan. However, since 1947 it has also been involved in many peacekeeping operations, usually under the auspices of the United Nations. The largest one began in 1999 in East Timor. Other notable missions include current peacekeeping operations on Bougainville and in the Solomon Islands. Australian troops were committed to humanitarian relief in Operation Sumatra Assist after the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake in Aceh Province, Indonesia with the operation ending on 24 March 2005. Personal Thoughts on Remembrance by an Australian who fought in Vietnam. To learn more please visit the Australian War memorial website
Please visit our dedicated Australian focused military history website Australian Remembrance & Battlefield Tours