Join us at the Western Front for Remembrance Day or ANZAC Day in 2013 to commemorate the brave Commonwealth soldiers who fell in Messines, Passchendaele, Ypres in Flanders Fields, Belgium and the Somme in France. This region of Belgium and France is arguably the most important and heavily fought area in World War I, where an estimated million young men lost their lives, including 500,000 of those who died in 1917 at Passchendaele, where the ANZACs suffered their greatest losses. The Western Front has a staggering number of Commonwealth Cemeteries - over 800, and is also home to the largest Commonwealth Cemetery anywhere in the world, Tyne Cot.
On The Go's Western Front tours offer a fantastic combination of history, ANZAC memorial services or Remembrance Day services, New Zealand and Australian war cemeteries and visits to the battlegrounds with professional local tour guides and war historians.
Our 3 day Western Front Remembrance Day tour is a short and sweet weekend break, visiting Ypres in Belgium and the surrounding battlefields as well as being present for the moving Remembrance Day parade, which commemorates the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the guns finally fell silent and peace was once again seen on the Western Front. While our 7 day Western Front ANZAC Day tour starts in the charming city of Brugges and travels on to Lille in France to spend the following days exploring the battlefields and cemeteries before attending the ANZAC Day commemorations before ending in Paris, the city of lights and love.
Commemorate the fallen heroes of World War I in Ypres, Belgium on Armistice Day on this the 99th anniversary of the Great War, taking in Paschendaelle, Hill 60, Essex Farm and other famous battle sites, with a night in Bruges en-route where you can sample some of the world’s finest cuisine.