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2017 WW1 CENTENARY TOURS:
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2018  ANZAC DAY Centenary Villers-Bretonneux

2018 ANZAC DAY Centenary Multi Day & Day Tours

2018 Le Hamel Centenary Tour (July 2018)

 2018 Mont St Quentin Centenary Tour (Sept 2018)

 2018 Armistice Tour  Day Tour ex Paris: 11/11/2018

 2018 Armistice Tour (5N/6D) 'Victory & Peace'

2018 Armistice Tour (5N/6D) 'Armistice Signed'(Dlx)

 2018 Armistice Tour: 11N/12D) 'Cruise, Champagne Country & Battlefields VIP Deluxe Tour' 

 2018  Anzac Footsteps (3N/4D) Tour Series

 **Platinum**  Luxury Battlefield Tours

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About Us - What We Do

About our Tours

We research your Ancestors

Australians at War

Australians & WW1

Australian Remembrance Trail

"Tailor Made" Personalised Tours

Australians & Ypres WW1

Ypres WW1 Photo Gallery

WW1 Aussie Photo Gallery

 Australians & WW2

WW2 D-Day Photo Gallery

Post WW2: Korea, Vietnam

'Self Drive' Rental Car Tours

SELF-DRIVE RENTAL CAR AUSTRALIAN WW1 BATTLEFIELD TOURS

Australian Remembrance Trail
A really great option for exploring the Australian battlefields of the Western Front is to do a "self-drive" tour along the new Australian Remembrance Trail covering the whole Australian sector of the Western Front.

Driving in France/Belgium
Australian drivers will need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in France and Belgium. These can be obtained from your state automobile club or association, and must be obtained BEFORE you arrive. Cost varies from $A25-50 per person dependant on the state authority.

 Although driving in France and Belgium is the opposite (left hand) to Australia and NZ, driving itself is relatively easy as it is mainly on very lightly trafficked and excellently maintained secondary "A" roads. The motorways (freeways) are superb and not that expensive with the cost being only levied for the mileage you actually use through automatic toll booths at strategic exits off the motorways.

Roads and the provincial cities (Arras, Rouen, etc) and large towns are very well sign-posted and easy to get around in, and of course your car is left hand drive. As well as the freedom to go where you please at your own pace, the scenery is quite magnificent as is the ability to explore out of the way special places and other attractions.

This 200 kilometre Australian Remembrance Trail trail covers 12 separate areas/sites and follows the Australian involvement and battles along the Western Front, starting near Ypres in Belgium and finishing near Bellenglise / St. Quentin in France (or vice versa).

We are delighted to recommend you to the absolute specialists for self-drive WW1 battlefield tours in France and Belgium who can provide you with a tailor made package quote for your self drive itinerary taking in each point of the Remembrance Trail. Please contact Somme & Battlefield Tours  for further details.

Suggested Self Drive Itinerary:
SHOWN below in our UNIQUE turning book format you will find a suggested 'Self-Drive' 3 Day Itinerary based around the new Australian Western Front Remembrance Trail.

This suggested itinerary can of course be modified to your own unique tailor made itinerary, advising you on daily travel distances and areas to visit, timings of stays at key areas, maps and generally taking all the hassle out of booking your accommodation, museum entries etc.

With the centenary period for WW1 now in full swing through to 2018, many key areas around the Australian battles on the Western Front are already heavily booked over the spring and summer periods in 2015 and 2016.

We would urge you to contact us as soon as possible if you are contemplating travelling over this period along the Western Front Remembrance Trail.

Small Group Tours: Set Departures: May - October 2015
Our 2015 WW1 Western Front Tours specifically for Australians are very popular and we are already experiencing significant bookings. contact us for more information or to book your tour.

 

 Our other Battlefields & Remembrance Websites:
 
Spirit of Remembrance: Battlefield Tours UK: Battlefield Tours Canada: Battlefield Tours New Zealand: Battlefield Tours USA: Spirit of Malaysia Battlefield Tours:
Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux 100 year anniversary: Pozieres.com: Spirit of ParisPlatinum Battlefield Tours: DeathRailway.com