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CHRISTMAS EVE IN JERUSALEM & MIDNIGHT MASS IN BETHLEHEM

  Christmas Eve Tour to Jerusalem & Midnight Mass in Bethlehem. Join our special tour on December 24th and celebrate Christmas in the Holyland. Add on your preferred accommodation and alternate sightseeing for an amazing Christmas Holidays-. Contact Guidepost Tours today. (DU)

OUTBACK QUEENSLAND RAIL TOUR with Railway Adventures

 Tours departures on 2nd May, 1st August & 5th September 2017.   North Queensland is a canvas on which nature paints many spectacular landscapes. Vast outback plains, tidal estuaries of the Gulf, tropical rainsorests, and the character filled Savannah are the backdrops for fascinating and awe-inspiring experiences.  The tour features five unique train trips, an island-hopping flight, comfortable coach and train in a trip from brisbane to Mount Isa through Longreach and Winton, up to the Gulf of Carpentaria, across the wide Savannah and the Atherton Tableland and down through the rainforest of the Kuranda range to Cairns. Stopping at  Mount Isa, Normanton, the stunning Cobbold Gorge, the intriguing Undara Lava Tubes, the tour finishes in Cairns after an exciting day trip to Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge.  Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for reservations     (Gpt-RAdv)

ON THE TRAIL OF MARTIN LUTHER - Guidepost Exclusive

  6 to 15 June 2017 - Join our special group as well celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Day of Reformation. 2017 marks a half millenium from when Luther set the Reformation in motion and nailed his thesis to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany back on 31 October 1517. In this Reformation year you will follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther and connect with the places where he lived, studied, worked and preached. This epic journey takes you across Germany and deep into the history of Lutherism. Contact Guidepost Tours. (Gpt)

BIBLICAL JORDAN & ISRAEL - 13 day Inspirational Tour

 Explore the lands of the Edomites and the Moabites, the extensive excavations of Jerash, fascinating Petra, Mt. Nebo, Madada, Aqaba, Amman and into the "Promised Land" to link up with our Best of Israel tour. Our biblical guides will provide indight throughout. Regular departures throughout the year. (Gpt-PilgrimT)

ARGENTINIAN SPANISH IMMERSION TOUR - LANGUAGE, FOOD & CULTURE

 This special 19 day package allows you to immerse yourself into the culture of both Chile and Argentina. You will soon discover the food and culture of Santiago, take a Spanish language course in Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, visit historical Cordoba, enjoy the vineyards of Mendoza and the excitment of Buenos Aires. Contact Guidepost Tours for further information.

IRAN - THE POETRY KINGDOM - 14 day tour

  IRAN - where west meets east.  This is a lifetime opportunity to visit Iran’s most outstanding heritage sites. From Persepolis (550 B.C) in Shiraz to Emam Square in Esfahan, you will find a talking ancient history coupled with amazing architectures and above all a lovely sense of humor from the local population. Contact Guidepost Tours for special prices in AUD and reservations. (DWT)

EAST JAVA NEW YEARS EVE SWEET VOLCANOES TOUR - December 2016

   In this tour, participants can enjoy the beautiful scenery of East Java volcanoes, as well as enjoying the rich heritage of East Java’s sugar industry. Tour participants will be taken to see the beautiful sceneries of East Java volcanoes, and we also exploring the scenic rural countryside in the sugar mills in East Java. Highlight will be visiting the summit of Mout Bromo. This tour starts and finishes in Surabaya. Let Guidepost take you to other exotic places in indonesia or stay on for a few days in Bali. (GPT)

GREAT RAIL JOURNEYS OF SOUTH AMERICA

Weekly departures Fridays - special escorted groups on 23 June & 27 October 2017 - Immerse yourself in the culture and geography of South America. Apart from the fabulous train journeys of this continent, the tour will highlight the metropolitan cities of Buenos Aires, Santiago and more! Featuring: • Salta (Train to the clouds) • Patagonia (End of the World Train) • The Chubut Mountains (La Trochita Train) • Machu Picchu (Vistadome Train) • Across the Altiplano to Lake Titicaca (Andean Explorer). Contact Guidepost Rail Journeys for more details and reservations. (Gpt-SATO)
 

JAVA ADVENTURE BY RAIL - with Bob Daniel - May 2017

 13th to 29th May 2017 from Jakarta, across Java to Bali - Java is the richest, most densely populated of Indonesia's countless islands. Its diverse landscape ranges from towering volcanoes to dense forest, manicured rice paddies and teeming cities. Our train adventure explores this 1000km long island starting in Jakarta and travelling through Bandung, Yogyakarta, Solo and Surabuya to Jember in the east where we take a short ferry ride to Bali. This tour is an undiscovered gem and great value. There is option to extend your stay for a few days at a beautiful resort in Bali. Contact Guidepost Tours for details. (RA)

SPENDOURS OF CHINA BY HIGH-SPEED RAIL with Yangtze River Cruise 19 days

 11th to 29th September 2017 - Rich culture, amazing architecture, bustling cities, serene landscapes full of natural beauty, and efficient transport systems are just a few reasons travellers are drawn to this fascinating corner of the world. This tour will have you experiencing the extremes that make this destination truly unique from the 2000 plus year old Terracotta Warriors to the ultramodern and sleek bullet trains.   You’ll stand in awe of the steep cliffs of the Three Gorges and marvel at the cute yet endangered Giant Pandas. This tour encapsulates all of Chinas most amazing experiences whilst also showing you a more intimate side of the country when you get to mingle with the locals. A VERY POPULAR ITINERARY EXCLUSIVE TO GUIDEPOST!  Contact Guidepost Tours for reservations. (RAdv)

SCANDINAVIA BY TRAIN BOAT & PLANE July 2017 - Railway Adventures with Scott McGregor

24 July to 10 August 2017   The idyllic Scandinavian mid-summer is basked in never-ending sunshine and buzzing with high-spirited locals enjoying her evanescent beauty after a long, harsh winter. It is the ideal time to adventure through the stunning landscape by magnificent trains, boats and coaches. This spectacular Scandinavian voyage kicks off from historical capital, Stockholm. Journey through to Lapland discovering Sweden’s untouched inland riding the stunning Inlandsbanan train. As described by author Ernst Didring as ‘the Eighth Wonder of the World’, the legendary Ofoten line will take you beyond the Arctic Circle though to Norway’s northern coast to cruise the Lofoten islands by boat.  The Norland line that journeys on to the charming city of Trondheim is alive with scenic railway charm. Enjoy unparalleled views of the breathtaking landscapes of the Rauma and Flam railways on your journey to the iconic cities of Alesund and Bergen.  Reservations for Scott McGregor's Railway Adventures only with Guidepost Rail Tours. (Gpt-RAdv) 

SHOWS CONCERTS & DAY TRIPS

Guidepost Tours run a programme of special coach trips to theatre shows, concerts and special events for people in the Illawarra and South Coast. All tours pick up between Gerringong/Kiama and North Wollongong. We also welcome enquiries from groups interested in a special tour to other shows and events. Please ring our Gerringong office on 1300 733323 for full details on all tours.

NEW ZEALAND RAIL CRUISE & COACH HOLIDAY

This special 19 day New Zealand Rail and Coach Holiday takes in 5 breathtaking rail journeys and 4 spectacular cruises including an exclusive overnight cruise on the recently launched Ipipiri in the Bay of Islands.  Our itinerary has many extras not in standard two island tours of New Zealand.  We have included plenty of highlights for rail enthusiasts as well as those who just wish to see the magnificent scenery away from the highways.  (Guidepost-GPac)

THE JESUS TRAIL - Nazareth to Galilee Walk over 6 days

   The Jesus Trail is a 65-kilometre hiking trail in the Galilee region of Israel which connects important sites from the life of Jesus as well as other historical and religious sites. The Jesus Trail offers an alternative for travellers and pilgrims to experience the steps of Jesus in a way that is authentic, adventurous and educational by hiking through the rugged and beautiful landscape of the Galilee in Israel. Regular weekly departures - Contact Guidepost Tours (DU)

SOUTHERN INDIA ON THE GOLDEN CHARIOT & THE OOTY TRAIN

14 February to 1 March 2017   - OOTY * MYSORE * CHENNAI * PONDICHERRY * TRIVVY * TRICHY * COCHIN - travel on the Golden Chariot . Taste the life of luxury train travel as you traverse the wonders of India’s southern states. Starring the luxury Golden Chariot train, a veritable hotel on wheels, this extraordinary journey also features an express train trip in Shatdabdi executive class and  the Ooty Train, a World Heritage listed steam powered mountain rack railway to the old British hill station of Ooty. These journeys spanning some 2,000 kilometres across four states connect some of India’s most famous sites including numerous World Heritage sights. When not on board dine and stay in luxury hotels and restaurants and be expertly guided through the vibrant cites, bustling markets and the wilds of Southern India’s water-ways and jungles. (Gpt-RA) 

ICE ROAD YUKON ADVENTURE - 8 days - March & April only

 4 departures only - Whitehorse - Carmacks - Dawson - Eagle Plains - Inuvik - Tuktoyaktuk. Travel overland from the Pacific to the Arctic, along snow covered highways and roadways built of ice along ancient wildlife corridors, and traditional trading routes of First Nations traders – later used by Klondike Gold Rush prospectors and local patrolmen and now more well known by the TV show "Ice Road Truckers". Guidepost Discovery Tours small group adventures. (Gpt-AD)

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