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Centenary of ANZAC at Villers-Bretonneux


5 days from £399pp

About the tour: Centenary of ANZAC 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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(Deposits from £50pp)

Once you have booked your battlefield tour either online, or by telephone (01709 385 624), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can -

  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.
  2. Send payments via online banking.
  3. Send payments via cheque.
  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

Day 1

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

Day 2 - 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

Fromelles

Fromelles (7)

Key Visits

  • Fromelles
  • Menin Gate
  • Tyne Cot
  • Pheasant-Wood-Cemetery
  • Messines Ridge
  • Polygon Wood
  • VC Corner Cemetery

Day 3 - ANZAC Day

At this stage, details of the main event on 25th April 2018 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

Villers-Bretonneux (2)

Key Visits

  • Villers-Bretonneux
  • Monash Museum

Day 4 - 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

Pozieres

Pozieres (2)

Key Visits

  • Pozieres
  • Mouquet Farm
  • Montbrehain

Day 5

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 2018 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. As a matter of urgency you will need to apply for a pass via the following website https://overseascommemorations.ticketek.com.au. 

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 customer.services@leger.co.uk.

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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Hotel

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.


Best Western Ambassador Hotel Menen

Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador

About the hotel

The Best Western Ambassador Hotel is situated within walking distance from the Market Place and the railway station. The hotel is a stylish and calm environment and offers the facilities of a bar, free wi-fi/internet corner and lounge. The hotel is close to the main centre and you can buy chocolates, liquor or tobacco in one of the several shops in Menen. All bedrooms feature telephone, T.V. with BBC channels, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

Best Western Plus Hotel Alize Mouscron

Hotel Alize

About the hotel

The Best Western Plus Hôtel Alize Mouscron is conveniently located in the heart of Mouscron. Whilst the Alize does not have a restaurant, the hotel is within walking distance of Mouscron Market Place and its bars and restaurants. The hotel has become a firm favourite with Leger clients and is ideally based for exploring the Battlefields of Flanders and Ypres. All bedrooms feature modern furnishings, large flat screen T.V.s with English channels, tea and coffee-making facilities and free wi-fi. Guests enjoy a full breakfast buffet in a stylish dining setting. Other hotel amenities include a fitness room and sauna.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

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.

Executive Coach

Executive Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Drinks machines
  • Onboard toilet
  • Reclining seats

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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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...

Stay overnight near Dover

Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

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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