Anzac Day Commemoration in France
This exclusive 3-day tour of the Somme Battlefields is tailored for Australian travellers, primarily focusing on the attendance at the Dawn Service on Anzac Day at the Australian National Memorial, followed by the French Memorial Service in Villers-Bretonneux. Visit also the 1916 Somme Battlefields & Memorials, including Pozieres, Moquet Farm, Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and more!
This tour departs from Paris.
Meeting point: Corner of Rue Lafayette and Rue Riboutte at 8:00 am
Departure time: 8:30 am
Drop off times:
Option 1 - Charles de Gaulle Airport at approximately 4:00 – 4:30 pm
Option 2 - Paris city centre at approximately 5:00 pm (corner of Rue Lafayette & Rue Riboutte)
Day 1, 24 April - From Paris
Depart Paris and visit the 1916 Somme Battlefields including Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme and the Thiepval Interpretation Centre, Pozieres, Moquet Farm and the New Zealand Memorial of Longueval. A snack lunch is included today. Dinner is included at your hotel. (L, D)
Day 2, 25 April - Anzac Day
An early start is needed today to attend the Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial and afterwards, the French Memorial Service in Villers-Bretonneux. At the conclusion of the services, a visit to the Franco Australian Museum at the Victoria School in Villers Bretonneux has been included along with visits to Adelaide Cemetery and Le Hamel. A breakfast pack has been included today for your convenience with an early morning departure.
Dinner is included tonight in a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 3, 26 April - Somme Battlefields to Paris
First stop this morning is to visit the Sir John Monash Centre, adjacent to the Australian National Memorial at Villers Bretonneux, which opened in April 2018. Later, visit 1918 Somme Battlefields including the 2nd Australian Division Memorial at Mont St Quentin and the town of Peronne to visit the Historical de la Grand Guerre.
Return to Paris with two drop off options - either Charles de Gaulle Airport at approximately 4:00 – 4:30 pm or one Paris city centre at approximately 5:00 pm (corner of Rue Lafayette & Rue Riboutte). (B)