Fully-guided coach tour commencing from Arras or Amiens, visiting the 1000hrs Service at Villers Bretonneux Australian Memorial. You will be given a commentary throughout whilst traveling across the battlefield to the afternoon service at Bullecourt. Drop off at Arras or Amiens at approximately 7pm. A lunch and hot drink are included.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Australian War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceOn route to the Memorial you will be given a brief timeline of the first World War, you will go through airport style security at the site. There will be a pre ceremony programme, coffee and croissants are available free of charge, the service begins at approximately 1000hrs.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Franco-Australien Museum, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceAfter the ceremony ends you will take the coach into Villers Bretonneux town, where we will visit the Victoria School and Museum.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sir John Monash Centre, Fouilloy, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceWe will arrive at the Sir John Monash centre just after 1200hrs, you will have time to visit the centre and have your lunch (included), don't forget to bring headphones and download the SJMC App on your phone prior to the visit to make sure you have the maximum time in the centreDuration: 1 hourStop At: 3rd Australian Division Memorial, Sailly-le-Sec, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceOn route to the 3rd Division Memorial you will hear about the Battle of Le Hamel and Monash’s masterclass in all arms planning, you will also see the area where the Red Baron was shot down and here the circumstances of his demise.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: 1st Australian Division Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will hear about the success of the Australians at Pozieres and the capture of the Gibraltar Blockhouse, you will briefly visit the Memorial erected to honor the First Division in 1919.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Windmill Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceThe Australians second objective, you will hear stories from the men who were here, you will visit the Memorial and the Tank memorial before we continue onto BullecourtDuration: 5 minutesPass By: Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres, Albert, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceOn passing through Albertyou will stop briefly at the statue of the ‘Golden Virgin’, hear about the Australians in ‘Bert’ before they made their way to Pozieres. We will have a light lunch before continuing onto Pozieres RidgeStop At: Slouch Hat Memorial, Bullecourt, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceWe will arrive in good time for the 1500hrs Town service at Bullecourt before you walk to the second memorial.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Bullecourt Digger, Bullecourt, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceYou will be able to attend the second service at Bullecourt, this is accessed on foot so those unable to walk long distances may prefer to spend the time in the Museum instead.Duration: 1 hour