Day 1: After picking you up in Lille we will travel to the wonderful Medieval town of Ypres where we will see as much of the Australian battlefield as possible, including Messines, Plugstreet, Hill 60 Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Tyne Cot and Langemark and in the evening we will attend the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. Overnight at The Ariane Hotel, Ypres
Day 2: After breakfast we travel to the Somme, visiting on route the Fromelles Battlegrounds, Pheasant Wood and the New Fromelles Cemetery, the Australian Memorial to the Missing and the Diggers Memorial. Then we see Bullecourt and the Battle of Arras 1917. Overnight accommodation at the Hotel Royal Picardie, Albert.
Day 3: This morning you retrace the footsteps of 1st, 2nd and 4th Aus Division who, in 45 days, launched 19 attacks and lost 23,000 men in an area of about 2 square miles. You also visit the preserved trenches of Beaumont Hamel, Albert, Pozieres village and 'the Windmill', Mouquet (Mucky) farm, Fricourt German cemetery, the Lochnagar mine Crater and the Thiepval memorial. Then onto Villers Bretonneux, where the AIF stopped the German advance of 1918, and retook Villers Bretonneux at Mid Night 24th April. The next day was the 3rd ANZAC day, you also travel to the school and Museum, Adelaide Cemetery, Australian National Memorial, Australian Corps Memorial Park and Le Hamel. You will walk the battlefields where after Monash`s detailed tactic's resulted in all objectives being taken in 93 minutes. Then we will drop you off at Amiens to catch your train to Paris or Lille.
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