2018: Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux Centenary Special Tours
Our very special CENTENARY Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Day tours:
1 Day Anzac Day Tour from Paris, 1 Day Anzac Day Tour from London - and our 4 night 'Pompeys Mob' Value Tour and our 4 night Luxury 'Anzacs Remembered' tours are now quite heavily booked - but we still have some space available on all tours. If you want to attend this most historic of all Anzac Day ceremonies please get in touch with us asap. Click here for full itinerary and prices!
*These tours are a 'must do' for any Australians that are in the UK or visiting Europe over this period. This event has now gained prominence as THE Major alternative to the Gallipoli Anzac Day service and has now become the most visited event in Europe for Anzac Day. Next year (2018) is the 100 year Anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, where the Australians stopped the German 100 day offensive in its tracks - and changed the course of the war in the Allies favour.
2018: Le Hamel Centenary Tour: Sir John Monash's greatest "set piece" battle
Our NEW 5 night centenary Le Hamel Battlefield Tour includes the oficial Australian DVA ceremony to mark this historic and pivotal battle.
2018: Mont St Quentin Centenary Tour: One of Australias most important battles of the war
Our NEW 5 night centenary Mont St Quentin Battlefield Tour includes our own ceremony at the battle site to mark this historic and pivotal battle.
2018: Armistice Day: Our new range of Armistice Day 2018 Battlefield Tours
Our NEW Armistice Battlefield Tours INCLUDE the dedicated Australian DVA Remembrance Day ceremony at Villers Bretonneux. Our selection of tours include a day tour from Paris, a 5 night Value Armistice Tour and 5 night Armistice Luxury Tour. The Villers-Bretonneux Armistice Day event is the official Australian centenary event to close our period of Remembrance for WW1. A historic, and never to be repeated occasion. Bookings are quite heavy already so please contact us asap if you wish to participate in this historic event.
2018: "Anzac Footsteps" 3 night/4 Day tours
From end May until end October 2018 (departing/returning to/from Lille (France) we are operating our popular 'Anzac Footsteps' tour series, the same as for 2017. These tours are 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