8 seats are available on my 2021 ANZAC DAY TOUR.
Villers-Bretonneux – Le Hamel – Pozières on 25th of April.
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 (the opening hour may change).
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 down to Corbie for a home made breakfast in a cozy restaurant (from 8.00am onwards).
The Australian Corps Memorial Park above Le Hamel is our next stop.
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.
Lunch 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 end of our ANZAC Day program will be around 5.30pm, with drop-off at your Amiens hotel or guesthouse.
On the following day, April 26th we are visiting in best conditions during three hours the Sir John Monash Centre – to avoid the big rush on Anzac Day.
Cost of this two day program, including breakfast, festive lunch at the restaurant + 20 % of French consumer tax is payable in January, whilst the round flight is paid on day as it depends on good weather.
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:
“Do not forget Australia.”
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.”