Discovering the Western Front – Ray Martin and Mat McLachlan

Welcome to this one-of-a-kind tour personally escorted by Ray Martin and Mat McLachlan. Ray has been a supporter of Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours since accompanying us to the Gallipoli Peninsula for the Anzac Day centenary in 2015 and is looking forward to returning to the battlefields with Mat. This itinerary has been hand-picked to explore several areas on the Western Front, uncovering stories of the spirit of mateship and sacrifice along the way. Over 10 days we will visit the key Australian battlefields of the Ypres Salient, Flanders and the Somme, all whilst enjoying an array of special inclusions with our wonderful host, Ray Martin, who will share his love of history, photography and some of his own life stories as a journalist. 

Price Includes

Personally escorted by Ray Martin & Mat McLachlan
Services of an expert WW1 Historian
9 nights’ 4-star accommodation
Travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach
Custom-designed itinerary visiting Mat’s favourite sites in the Ypres Salient, French Flanders and the Somme with behind the scenes access
Breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 3 dinners including a special farewell dinner at 58 Tour Eiffel
All entrance fees as per the itinerary
All tipping
Copy of Mat McLachlan’s definitive guide to the Western Front, Walking with the Anzac

Room/Cabin information

Twin Share/Double or Single 

From $6699* per person, twin share
From $7499* per person, single occupancy

Travel Dates

07 June – 16 June 2020

Offer Ends

30 Sep 19,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Product itinerary


Day 1 > Sunday 7 June, 2020 – Arrive Paris
Day 2 > Monday 8 June, 2020 – Paris to Ypres
Day 3 > Tuesday 9 June, 2020 – The Ypres Salient
Day 4 > Wednesday 10 June, 2020 – Ypres
Day 5 > Thursday 11 June, 2020 – Bruges
Day 6 > Friday 12 June, 2020 – Ypres – The Somme
Day 7 > Saturday 13 June, 2020 – Somme 1916
Day 8 > Sunday 14 June, 2020 – Somme 1918
Day 9 > Monday 15 June, 2020 – The Somme - Paris
Day 10 > Tuesday 16 June, 2020 – Depart Paris


Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 20 AUG 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.  Airfare not included unless otherwise stated.  A non-refundable deposit of $750 per person is required within 7 days of booking. For tours that include domestic flights or permits, payment in full for these services is required at time of booking and is non-refundable. Final payment is due not later than 90 days prior to departure. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.