About our Western Front Tours

The Western Front was the name applied to the fighting zone in France and Flanders, where the British, French, Belgian and (towards the end of the war) the American armies faced that of Germany.

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24

Mar

2018

J03 – Western Front – Mar

4 day tour | 6 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

02

Apr

2018

J04 – Western Front – Apr

5 day tour | Full

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

09

Apr

2018

J05 – Western Front – Apr

4 day tour | 4 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

22

Apr

2018

J07 – ANZACS 100th Commemoration & Western Front – Apr

5 day tour | 4 Places

On this five day tour we stay the first two nights at our preferred hotel in Ypres, the 4 star Ariane. On the final 2 nights we stay at our preferred hotel in Cambrai, the 3 star Beatus. IMPORTANT INFORMATION - for those clients wishing to join this tour, please be aware that in order to attend the Dawn Service commemoration you will be required to register for an attendance pass.  Please visit www.overseascommemorations.ticketek.com.au/   for more details.

29

Apr

2018

J08 – Western Front – Apr

5 day tour | 6 Places

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

07

May

2018

J10 – Western Front – May

4 day tour | Full

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

21

May

2018

J11 – Western Front – May

6 day tour | Full

These 6 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

24

May

2018

J12 – Western Front – May

5 day tour | 7 Places

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

11

Jun

2018

J14 – Western Front – Jun

4 day tour | 4 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

29

Jun

2018

J17 – Somme 102nd – June

5 day tour | 7 Places

We usually base ourselves at the 3 star hotel Beatus in Cambrai, France. As well as following the actions of relatives our visits may include; Beaumont Hamel, Lochnagar Crater, Hawthorn Ridge Crater, Villers Bretonneux, Poziers and Mouquet Farm and Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

03

Jul

2018

J18 – Le Hamel 100th & Villers Bretonneaux – Jul

4 day tour | 7 Places

This 4 day tour covers the area of the Somme battlefields in France, concentrating in part on the centenary where Australian and American troops dug in together during the Battle of Hamel. The Battle of Hamel (4 July 1918) was a successful attack by Australian Army and US Army infantry, supported by British tanks, against German positions in and around the town of Le Hamel, in northern France.  Also visiting Villers Bretonneaux, the main memorial to Australian military personnel killed on the Western Front during World War I.

19

Jul

2018

J19 – Western Front – Jul

5 day tour | 7 Places

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

07

Aug

2018

J20 – Western Front – Aug

5 day tour | 7 Places

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

28

Aug

2018

J22 – Western Front – Aug

5 day tour | 5 Places

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

08

Sep

2018

J23 – Western Front – Aug

5 day tour | 6 Places

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

27

Sep

2018

J24 – ‘Breaking the Hindenburg Line’ – Sept

4 day tour | 7 Places

This 4 day tour covers Allied forces breaching the so-called Hindenburg Line, the last line of German defences on the Western Front during World War I. The tour will also cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

09

Oct

2018

J25 – Western Front – Oct

5 day tour | 7 Places

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

09

Nov

2018

J27 – Armistice 100th & Western Front – Nov

4 day tour | 5 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.   This will be a very busy time - early booking essential

09

Nov

2018

J26 – Armistice 100th & Western Front – Nov

5 day tour | 2 Places

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.   This will be a very busy time - early booking essential

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France. We can include all Commonwealth actions such as Loos, Fromelles, Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Villers Bretonneux, Cambrai etc.

All of our tours are individually tailored according to the requirements of the guests and we follow the actions of relatives with the aid of trench maps and the unit war diaries.

We generally base ourselves for two nights at the 3 star hotel Beatus in Cambrai and for 2 nights at the 4 star Ariane hotel in Ypres. Now named Ieper it was commonly known to the British Tommy as Wipers. Flemish is the language used here in the province of West Flanders, Belgium.

The tour price is based on the sharing of twin rooms with private facilities. For a single room there is a supplement of £30.00 per night. This is a direct charge to us by the hotel and is beyond our control. Payments for battlefield Journeys may be made by Cheque, electronic transfer, card payment online via Paypal or by Sterling Bank Draft payable to BBJ Journeys (trust) account.

Three day Tour: £ 985

Four day Tour: £ 1,205

Five day Tour: £ 1,425