Dawn Service, Villers Bretonneux
Visit some of the key WW1 and WW2 battlefields in Europe, to include ANZAC Day 2014 at Villers Bretonneux, with time in Paris and an optional extension to London.
(Last updated 26 July 2012)
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If you have time why not join the London Optional visit, which includes visits to many sites of military interest. On this tour there is a wealth of Battlefield knowledge and experience. You will have an expert Military Historian, a Tour Manager, and local guides. Please see the website for full details www.nntravel.com.au Or by clicking below you can download the 2014 itinerary and its associated flyer.
The Tour will visit many of the names familiar to Australians from the WW1 Western Front - Reims, 2 Div Memorial, Mont St Quentin, Flanders, Ypres, Ramparts Cemetary, Menin Gate (for Last Post Ceremony), the Ypres Salient, Passchendale, 5 Div Memorial, Polygon Wood, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Hill 60, Bruges, Essex Farm Cemetery, Diksmuide, Messines, Fromelles, VC Corner, Pheasant Wood, Vimy Ridge, Bullecourt, Slouch Hat Memorial, Villers Bretonneux for the Anzac Day Dawn Service, Hamel, Lochnagar Mine Crater, Pozieres, 1 Div Memorial, Windmill, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Ulster Tower, Theipval, Moquet Farm, Adelaide Cemetary.
Additionally we visit Normandy where en route we view the historic railway carriage at Compiegne. We stay in Bayeux and visit the Tapestry Museum before visiting the Mulberry Harbour, D Day Museum, Arromanches Beach, Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, la Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach, St Mere Eglise, 82nd & 101st Museums, Merville Battery, Pegasus Bridge, Le Grande Bunker, Caen Canal, Sword, Juno and Gold Beaches, 4th Commando Museum, and Monets House and Garden on return to Paris.
Not to forget that the Tour includes a three night optional visit to London to see more places related to the wars - Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms, the Imperial War Museum, the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park, and more.
To the left is the Flyer - four A4 pages including two maps - click on the image to download. Just happens to be very suitable for printing out and discussing with friends or club-mates to help get the word out (please). And below that, the full itinerary.
From the start of the Tour in Paris to the end in Paris or London, you will be in the capable and very experienced hands of Matt McLachlan Battlefield Journeys - a leader in the field, so you can be guaranteed the best touring guides available. They know what the Aussies want to see and are very knowledgeable about our WW1 and WW2 military experiences.
If you would like to visit the grave of a relative buried in the areas you are touring, please supply as much information about it as you can. (Please note that we will do our best to accommodate these requests, but grave visits cannot be guaranteed.)
Any such Tour needs to be booked well in advance due to the popularity of these destinations - particularly around ANZAC Day and coming up to the 100-year anniversaries of specific battles.
A holding deposit of $1000 p/p would be required to secure the accommodation and flights.
Please click on the photograph to download a 2014 14-page PDF format document which includes a comprehensive itinerary, booking form and details of where to get even more information or to make your booking.
The prices quoted are a guide only and will be subject to rates for 2014. Much touring and entry fees, many meals, qualified Historians, and comfortable hotels are included. It's an affordable Tour and will stand any comparisons. Why not try to travel with others you know - make a small group... or a large one, for that matter.
Please contact Di at National Network Travel & Cruise
to make a booking or for further details.
Telephone: (03) 97878888 Mobile: 0412 278888 Fax: (03) 97878999