Anzac Battlefields•Tours





Here are just a few words from previous clients who have travelled on a Back-Roads Battlefield Tour. If you would like to add your comments here please e-mail



Visiting Trenches on Battlefield Weekend Tour

"Thank you Back-Roads for such a fabulous day trip to Ypres! It was truly

exciting seeing Flanders Fields and having the opportunity to learn more about the involvement of the Canadian troops and allow me to pay my personal personal respects. Geoff was a wonderful guide and made me really appreciate what these poor soldiers went through."

Carey, Vancouver





"Nora, my mom passed on the message you sent to her and I would also like to add my thanks. David was a fabulous guide. His knowledge and flexibility were superb and I think we got a huge amount out of it. I was most impressed with the work he had done pre-tour to find out a huge amount of details that were specific to us and it was really neat to see him enjoy finding out new things himself. "
Mark Brigham





"Our travelling group is now home & each back in their respective places after a wonderful trip with Backroads Touring. The tour, as set out in advance, covered a lot of ground, the places we hoped to see and the experiences we hoped to have. It worked. David Craig was excellent as our guide. His wealth of knowledge was evident every day and at every stop. He filled us with visuals that made the history come alive and he challenged us to expand our thinking in many ways. I'm sure it was more challenging for him, since two of us had been to the areas twice before, one had been once before & the others never before. He kept it interesting for each of us. We appreciate the extra work he did to provide personal glimpses into the battle areas where two relatives fought."
Betty Brigham





"Both my husband and I were in agreement that this was the best accompanied tour we have ever experienced and we have been on a good number. We were met on time, our guide got us quickly settled and at ease. He began the tour the minute we were on board and his knowledge was fantastic. He quickly found out our individual interests in the tour and tailored the tour to our needs, we certainly had a full day, plenty of variety, thought provoking and variety of museums, cemeteries, pit stops to look at minor and major details, from a walk along a field to see a 70 foot deep shell hole to a quick stop to take in a view painting the battles as they had happened, taking us to some bits that other tours do not get to. We were sad to be dropped back at Lille and envied those left their following two days of further tours and we will definately be looking at booking a further trip."

Jill and Phil Baldwin





I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our tour on 20 March 2010. Our guide was very knowledgeable and brought the whole scene to life for us. It was also a very moving moment when we visited Gommecourt to see my uncle's grave. He was the brother my late mother never met and just before she passed away last year, I told her that we would go to France to visit. So getting there was as much for her as it was for me.
Kind regards



I would like to thank you and Mark and Tony for giving me/us far more than we ever expected! Both boys extremely knowledgeable and having great senses of humour! ....thanks so very much again for a great trip. All the best.

Jill Purves

"Thank you for the effort given to give Michael on our recent Battlefields tour. It was wonderful and a very moving time for us. ANZAC Day is our official annual day of remembrance and mourning. And so wonderful to have experienced that day in that location. Please extend our thanks to Tony for the guide role with the tour. He is extremely informative with a great sense of humour!"

yours sincerely
Debra Phillips



We have just returned from our 2 day Somme & Ypres Salient tour & we would like to say thank you for an amazing trip which was well organized, efficiently run & very enjoyable. In particular we would like to highlight our guide Mark, whose knowledge & enthusiasm for his subject made the trip truly special;he has a wonderful skill in that he makes everyone feel included & the trip pertinent to everyone no matter which country they are from. Once again thank you very much indeed.
Sarah & Charlie, England