Anzac day

Sorry, but the ANZAC DAY tour 2018 is booked out.

Villers-Bretonneux – Le Hamel – Pozières  on 25th of April each year.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, 
Welcome to France – and more importantly: welcome to Picardie and the Somme Valley!
My name is Barbara Legrand and I’m proud to let you know that I’m planning each year a very special full day tour for ANZAC Day. This small group tour includes always Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial outside Villers-Bretonneux, as well as visits to other historical sites covering the deeds of Australian soldiers during WW1 in the Somme.
To give you some idea on what this experience will be like, check out the below video of Dawn Service for the 90th anniversary of Anzac Day at the Australian National Memorial beside Villers-Bretonneux.

I am delighted to offer you always an exclusive program for ANZAC Day. My unique ANZAC tour is outlined here:

We begin with picking you up at your Amiens hotel or guesthouse (from 1.15am onwards each 25th of April) then by road to the Australian National  Memorial on Hill 104 –  in time for the official « Opening of Gates » at 2.00am.

After LAST POST and the conclusion of Dawn Service, we remain briefly at the Memorial in order to view and photograph the rising sun entering the tower top around 7.20am.

We then drive towards Villers-Bretonneux for a home made breakfast in a cozy guesthouse (from 8.00am onwards).

The  brand new Sir John Monash Center  and the Australian Corps Memorial Park are our next stops.

At around 10.00am we visit the new Franco-Australian Museum inside Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux.

At 11.00am we pay our respects to Adelaide cemetery, from where the Australian Unknown Soldier was brought home. Adelaide cemetery is resting place for many soldiers, including the famous 13th and 15th Brigades which recaptured the key position and town of Villers-Bretonneux during the night of ANZAC Day 1918.

Commemoration Day tour - ANZAC DAYLunch is at 1.00pm – an especially festive 3 course French menu in the best restaurant below Hill 104 and the Australian National Memorial.

At 3.00pm we visit Pozières: Gibraltar, Windmill and Mouquet Farm are all carefully explained.

If weather conditions are favourable, we are departing on a low altitude flight of 45 minutes over the Somme battlefields of 1916 and 1918.
The flight proceeds from Méaulte Airbus airport overflying Pozières Ridge, Thiepval British Memorial, then Villers-Bretonneux to the east;  continuing in this direction along the Somme Valley to Mont St. Quentin and Péronne – then back to the airport via Morlancourt/Dernancourt and Ville-sur-Ancre, where Australian soldiers fought also successfully during 1918.

The official end of our ANZAC Day program will be around 5.30pm with drop-off at your Amiens hotel or guesthouse.

Cost of this ANZAC day program, including  breakfast, festive lunch at the restaurant + 20 % of French consumer tax is always payable in January. Only the sightseeing flight is paid on day at the airport, as it entirely depends on good weather.

Please enquire for the 2019 tour and price,  as 2018 is already fully booked out.

P.S.: not included is the stay in your Amiens hotel/guesthouse – which should be booked several months in advance.

 

We look forward to welcoming you and proving why we say in this area of France since 1918:

 

“N’oublions jamais l’Australie”
“Do not forget Australia.”
« They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
LEST WE FORGET.”