- ANZAC Day tour from Paris to Villers-Bretonneux
- Attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service to commemorate Australian and New Zealander soldiers during WWI
- Explore the major WWI sites of Somme, an area of France that saw many bloody battles
- See where the Battle of Pozières took place
- Visit the Lochnagar Crater, Adelaide Cemetery, Thiepval Memorial and Franco-Australian Museum
- Learn about Australia’s role in WWI from your knowledgeable guide
What You Can Expect
Very moving ceremony. Fantastic knowledgeable guides. Had a great time and highly recommend
My husband and I went on this tour to Villers Bretonneux for the dawn service on Anzac Day, 2016. We met up with our tour guides Nicola and Regis at Opera Garnier and left Paris at 2.15am. When we arrived at Villers Bretonneux the tour guides provided us with ponchos, croissants, orange juice and water along with information on the order of service. On arrival the security was understandably strict after which each person was given booklets and 2 pins for the service. The Dawn Service itself was a very moving experience. After the Service there was a wait for each tour bus to be called in turn because there were a lot of people and tour buses! Our tour then continued on to visit a few of the battlefields and memorials with Nicola and Regis who were very friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and informative. This is a must-do tour for Australians and New Zealanders but wear a lot of warm clothes and a waterproof jacket - we were lucky it didn't rain. It was zero degrees Celsius during and after the Service. We returned to Paris at 3.45pm after a very satisfying day.
Peter W Australia
We also did the Villers-Bretonneux tour in April 2016 and Lynettes comments earlier are a very good description and sum up our experience exactly.Recommended.
This tour was amazing !! Right from the moment we met Nicola on the Opera Garnier Steps at 1.30am to the very end. We travelled in a comfortable coach to Villers Bretonneux. The Entrance to the Dawn Service was well organised and the Ceremony itself was very moving. At the end of the ceremony we travelled through the Battlefields of the Somme. Nicola and Regis had an incredible knowledge of World War 1 and of the individual battles. Both Nicola and Regis were friendly, and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed this tour immensely and would highly recommend it to others even with the 1.30am meeting time Thank you for a great day. Lynne and John S
Well worth the early start and a full day worth of activities. The tour guide Bertrand was very knowledgeable and had a fantastic sense of humour. The day itself was quite emotional and filled with fantastic stories, sights and plenty of dr8ving.
Great tour, very informative, hosts great, weather let us down, although can appreciate what it was like in 1915. A bit of a wait for buses to pick us up after the ceremony.