Western Front to Normandy Tour 2018


What: After the success of the inaugural tour in 2017, VWM founder, Steve Larkins in association with Battlefield History Tours Pty Ltd, is offering an escorted comprehensive Battlefield Tour in France and Belgium.  Steve, an experienced Battlefield guide, leads and guides the Tour personally.

When: 13-25 September 2017 - 13 days / 12 nights - Paris to Paris

Cost: $4,295 per person twin share, single supplement $550.00 * * Conditions apply, costs subject to change. This is very competitive pricing - See comparable tours overleaf

Inclusions: Accommodation (INCLUDING evening of the 13th September), battlefield tours with a knowledgeable and experienced guide, air conditioned coach, site / museum entries and most meals and several ‘Special events’.

Exclusions: Air travel to/from Australia, transfers to and from airports, travel insurance, laundry and alcohol.

How: Join and leave the Tour in Paris. Accommodation in the beautiful towns of Peronne (on the River Somme) Ieper aka Ypres (Belgium) and Bayeux (Normandy).

Who: Battlefield History Tours P/L is a Sydney-based specialist military history travel company. BHT principal Colonel (ret) Graham Fleeton has been operating tours in Europe for 20 years with an extensive network of contacts covering hotels, sites and individuals. See their website www.battlefieldhistorytours.com.au
Steve Larkins has been travelling to the Western Front since he was posted to the UK in 1987. He commanded an Australian Army Guard of Honour to France in 1998 and has subsequently guided tours to the Western Front and Gallipoli since 2008, working with Battlefield History Tours and associates, and the SA State Government.

Numbers on tour 26 max.


‘First Day of the Somme 1916’:- La Boiselle, Beaumont-Hamel, Thiepval.

‘Somme 1916 AIF sites’ Pozieres, including ‘Gibraltar’ and ‘The Windmill’, Mouquet Farm,

Somme 1918 key Australian sites; Dernancourt, Villers Brettoneux, Le HamelMont St Quentin

Hindenburg Line 1918Bellicourt, Bellinglese, Riqueval, Bony and the Cambrai-St Quentin Canal 

Central sector 1917; Outpost Villages, Bullecourt, Arras including the Citadel, Wellington Quarries and Vimy Ridge

Flanders 1917 – Last Post at Menin Gate, Messines, Hill 60, Polygon Wood Lissenthoek Hospital centery 

The program incorporates an extension to visit the famous Normandy beaches, scene of the Allied ‘Overlord’ landings in 1944. You’ve come all this way – it’s a must see.

Normandy – Arromanches, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Longues sur Mer, Pegasus Bridge and more.

Next Steps
Register an expression of interest (EoI) by return email to sandglarkins@outlook.com
Deposits ($500 non-refundable) will be required by early April payable to Battlefield History Tours, to secure accommodation which is in demand at that time.

** The quoted cost is $4,295 or about $331 per day. This compares very favourably with similar tours ex Australia. No other Australia originating tours include Normandy as far as we know.