Europe Anzac

Commemorate Anzac day with your students in Villers-Bretonneau and immerse your students in the Australian and New Zealand Western Front.

Discover how the Australian and New Zealanders actions during WW1 left a powerful legacy.

Thousands of Australians gather in Villers-Bretonneux on Anzac Day each year, many of them honouring ancestors who served in the region. This is a poignant and educational trip that will encourage students to reflect with gratitude on the sacrifices made on European soil by their ancestors. This historical trip is spread across France and Belgium, and students will have the opportunity to visit significant memorial sites and battlefields.

Students will return home with a deeper appreciation of the journey of the ANZACs, a connection to the places they fought and died, and will be left with a lasting impression.

Trip highlights

  • Increase historical knowledge of the wars through visits to key battlefields, memorials and museums.
  • Enjoy French cuisine with dinners at local restaurants.
  • Take in the beauty of Paris with a guided tour of its most famous sites.
  • Visit specific memorial sites dedicated to the Australian efforts and sacrifices made during the war.

Trip inclusions

  • An all-inclusive package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make planning and advertising your trip a breeze.
  • Free travel for teachers.
  • An EA tour representative to take care of all logistics on hand 24/7.

Trip inclusions

  • An all-inclusive package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make planning and advertising your trip a breeze.
  • Free travel for teachers.
  • An EA tour representative to take care of all logistics on hand 24/7.

Trip highlights

  • Increase historical knowledge of the wars through visits to key battlefields, memorials and museums.
  • Enjoy French cuisine with dinners at local restaurants.
  • Take in the beauty of Paris with a guided tour of its most famous sites.
  • Visit specific memorial sites dedicated to the Australian efforts and sacrifices made during the war.

Europe Anzac Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY

Fly from your home city to Paris

DAY 2: YPRES BATTLEFIELDS

Wake up this morning ready for a full tour of the Ypres Battlefields.

DAY 3: YPRES

Today, visit the Flanders Fields Museum, then spend the remainder of the day exploring Ypres. Finish the day by spending the evening at Menin Gate to experience the Last Post ceremony, a moving tribute to the courage and self-sacrifice of those who fell in defence of the town.

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What to expect on an Anzac trip to Europe

Take your students into the battles of Villers-Bretonneux and Hamel to experience the Western Front as never before. Visit the many historic sites of both wars including the Somme battlefields as well as many other key landmarks across Amiens, Reims and Ypres. The trip will finish in Paris where you will take in all the beautiful and iconic sights and enjoy an optional fun day at Euro Disney.

Trip activities

Visit the Ypres Battlefields

Stop at the memorial site on Hill 60 which is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It is a site which was the scene of desperate fighting in April and May 1915 between the British and German armies. Move on to the Sanctuary Wood trenches - one of the few places on the Ypres Salient battlefields where an original trench layout can be seen in some semblance of what it might have looked like.

Visit the battlefields of the Somme

Travel to Peronne to visit the battlefields of the Somme including the Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and the Lochnager Crater. The battlefield of the Somme was one of the most influential and crucial battlefields of WW1. The 74-acre (300,000 m2) preserved battlefield park encompasses the grounds over which the Newfoundland Regiment made their unsuccessful attack on 1 July 1916 during the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The Lochnagar mine crater is the largest man-made mine crater created in the First World War on the Western Front.

Historical de la Grande Guerre Museum

The museum's displays and films aims to show visitors not only what life was like for the soldiers in the front-line trenches, but also how they lived behind the trench lines. The effect of the Great War on the civilian populations who were occupied by an enemy force or were forced to flee their homes, is an important part of the museum's exhibitions.

"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"

Teacher
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, NASA STEM Trip, October 2018

"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."

Teacher
Grace Lutheran College, China Business Trip, September 2018

"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"

Teacher
Brigidine College Randwick, NASA STEM Trip, September 2018

“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date!  The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever.  I don’t know if it gets better than this.”

Teacher
Barr Beacon School, NASA STEM Trip, February 2019
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