ANZAC Day at Villers-Bretonneux

About the tour: ANZAC Day at Villers-Bretonneux

Tour Introduction

Join us as we attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux to remember what happened on the 25th April, 100 years ago during World War 1. As well as attending the commemorative events, this battlefield tour also visits key WW1 battle sites including Fromelles, Messines Ridge and Polygon Wood. What’s more, we attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, on this new Centenary tour.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Regional joining points
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  1. Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  4. Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Apr 22

Regional departure by coach, then to our hotel in northern France or Belgium, where we stay for four nights.

Apr 23 - Fromelles and Flanders

Today, we will spend a day at Fromelles and Ypres visiting key Australian battlefield sites including VC Corner, Fromelles Museum and Pheasant Wood Cemetery, as well as the Messines Ridge, Polygon Wood, Tyne Cot and attendance at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.

Included meals: Breakfast

Tyne Cot

Tyne Cot (7)

Key Visits

  • Messines Ridge
  • Fromelles
  • Menin Gate
  • Tyne Cot
  • Pheasant Wood Cemetery
  • Black watch memorial, Polygon Wood
  • VC Corner Cemetery

Apr 24 - Somme & Montbrehain

Today, we will look at Australian sites on the Somme including Pozières and Mouquet Farm, and follow the advance in 1918 to the last Australian battlefield at Montbrehain.

Included meals: Breakfast


Pozières (2)

Key Visits

  • Pozières
  • Mouquet Farm
  • Montbrehain

Apr 25 - ANZAC Day

At this stage, details of the main event on 25th April 2019 have not been announced, but it will include attendance at the Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux, requiring an early start, and access to the new Monash Centre Museum being built on the site. We will also visit the area around Villers-Bretonneux.

Included meals: Breakfast


Villers-Bretonneux (2)

Key Visits

  • Villers-Bretonneux
  • Monash Museum

Apr 26

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

A large scale dawn service at the Australian National Memorial will take place in the morning of the 25th April 2019 to commemorate ANZAC Day.

The Australian Government Department for Veteran’s Affairs have announced that all those wishing to attend the dawn service will be required to register for an attendance pass. You will need to apply for a pass via the following website Unfortunately we are unable to do this on your behalf. Should you not have access to the internet please contact our Customer Service Advisors who will help you through the registration process. 

There are quite a number of places for Australian citizens but only limited places for UK residents, so you will need to apply as soon as possible. Failure to do so may mean you will not receive a pass and be unable to attend the dawn service.

Once you have completed the online application could you kindly forward at your earliest convenience the confirmation email to [email protected] or Leger Holidays, Canklow Meadows, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2XR. 

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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You will stay for four nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in Belgium or northern France. Full details of your hotel will be advised with your travel documents.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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