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Guidepost Tours have over 30 years experience in Christian heritage tours and pilgrimages, steam train journeys and exclusive rail tours, trips covering Australia's military heritage and battlefields tours, celtic, garden and music tours as well as a range of "discovery" journeys for armchair adventure travellers. 

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OUTBACK QUEENSLAND RAIL TOUR with Railway Adventures

3 May & 23 August 2016    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)

FOOTSTEPS of PAUL THROUGH GREECE & TURKEY with Bishop Gary Nelson

 This exclusive Christian Fellowship Tour follows the journey of Paul the Apostle in Turkey and Greece, St Paul embarked on three missionary journeys in his lifetime.These travels took him throughout southern Asia Minor, to the lands surrounding the Mediterranean and as far west as Rome and on to modern day Spain. This voyage will take you to several of the places the Apostle visited, teaching and preaching on his three missionary journeys, including Corinth and the ancient city of Ephesus.  Our ship, Aegean Odyssey, carries around 350 passengers. It is perfectly suited for coastal cruising to the small inlets of the Mediterranean that larger ships cannot reach. A full yet leisurely tour for all Christians exploring their faith. Contact Guidepost Christian Heritage Tours.  (GPT-CFT)

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.

SCANDINAVIA BY TRAIN BOAT & PLANE July 2015 - Railway Adventures with Scott McGregor

25 July to 11 August 2016   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) 

ULTIMATE RAIL JOURNEY AROUND AUSTRALIA

  Australia's ultimate rail tour on the Indian Pacific and The Ghan. Travel Sydney to Perth for some wonderful sightseeing in the South West, fly to Darwin to explore the Top End, then travel down the centre through Alice Springs on The Ghan. 14 days and 13 nights of luxury travel around our great country including Australia's two flagship rail journeys. This is one very special itinerary. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for more information and reservations. (GSR)

BATTLE OF LONG TAN 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR with Walter Pearson

 15th to 30th August, 2016. This tour will give you the chance to attend the gathering at the site of the famous 1966 Battle of Long Tan to witness the 50th Anniversary of what is considered the most famous clash of the Australians’ war in Vietnam. In addition to this historic occasion the tour will be in Ho Chi Minh City on the 41st Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the 62nd Anniversary of the capture of Dien Bien Phu. The tour includes a visit to the Coral Battle site. This tour is for anyone interested in post-World War Two Vietnam. Contact Guidepost Tours for information and reservations.  (JCP)

ANZAC DAY SOUTHERN VIETNAM BATTLEFIELDS TOUR - 10 days

   Southern Battlefields Tour 18 - 27 April - 10 Days See places no other tour will take you. Visit locations that reveal the origins and history of the 30 year war in Southern Viet Nam. Explore the Australian area of operations with our Australian military history expert on the Vietnam War, Walter Pearson. Experience ANZAC Day at the replica Cross at Long Tan. Contact Guidepost Tours to join this special group. (JCP)

IRAN - THE POETRY KINGDOM - 14 day group tour

  IRAN - where west meets east.  This tour is a special guaranteed group departure 17th May 2016.  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)

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.

WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA AIR SHOW - New Zealand

Come and join us in celebrating 75 years of the Royal New Zealand Airforce. See  jets from other airforces and compare them to our famous World War II Warbirds. Your 3 day Warbirds pass is part of a fully inclusive 9 day south island coach tour. Contact Guidepost Tours for reservations. (Gpt-Gpac)    Click here for other Wanaka Warbirds packages

VIETNAM RAILWAY ADVENTURES BY PRIVATE TRAIN & BOAT with Colin Schroeder

7 to 22 September 2016 - optional extension to Sapa 22 to 25 September    HO CHI MINH CITY * DALAT * HOI AN * HUE * DONG HOI * HANOI * HALONG BAY * SAPA.   Enjoy one of the world’s great train journeys and experience Vietnam’s most iconic destinations on a 2,000-kilometre odyssey from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and beyond. Luxury hotels, most meals and many side trips reveal Vietnam’s history, culture, gourmet food, wonderfully friendly people and excellent shopping.  Private carriages on the Reunification Express, your own train to the mystic hill station of Sapa and private luxury junk on magic Halong Bay are features of this unique tour. All in all it’s a stimulating and enlightening gentle adventure.  Reservations for Scott McGregor's Railway Adventures only with Guidepost Rail Tours (GP-RAdv)

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TAIWAN RAILWAY ADVENTURE with Scott McGregor - November 2016

 Taiwan is a treasure: mountainous, scenic and full of contrasts, it’s a melting pot of cultural influences from Asia’s great powers. This autumn adventure begins in bustling Taipei, now home to some of China’s most important art works and tallest buildings. You’ll be whisked by high speed train to the magical resort of Sun Moon Lake and then climb sedately – on Victorian era switchback railways – the mountains and giant cypress forests of Mt Alishan. Continue the round trip by rail heading south to Kaohsiung City, and across to historic Taitung and then, hugging the east coast, journey along the ravines and cliffs to the stunning Taroko Gorge. Along with the island’s famous natural beauty, hot springs and fascinating indigenous cultures, modern Taiwan is bursting with friendly energy. Its luxury accommodation, delicious food and sensational shopping are legendary. No wonder the old Portugese mariners called it Lila Formosa, ‘The Beautiful Island’, and that was before there were any railways to marvel at! Reservations on Scott McGregor's Railway Adventures only with Guidepost Rail Tours. (Gpt-RAdv)

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) 

SWISS ALPINE RAILWAY ADVENTURE with Chris Harding

 11 - 29-October 2016   Train travel is central to Swiss life, reaching into every corner of the land and beyond. It is also one of the most efficient, and easily the most patronised rail network per head of population in the world. There can be no better way to get a window on this spectacular country. Using the extraordinary network of Swiss Rail and comfortable hotels located close to stations and town centres, this finely-tuned adventure, led by your experienced Switzerland expert Chris Harding, will take you through the heart of the Alps to explore a wonderful mix of the country’s key historical, cultural and scenic destinations. Contact Guidepost Tours for more details and reservations. (Gpt-RAdv)

VIENNA TO THE VATICAN with Sicily & Malta BY RAIL with Tim Fischer & Scott McGregor

May 1 to 18 in Italy with Sicily from May 18 to 24 - Vienna - Innsbruck - Trento - Padua - Venice - Florence - Rome - Catania - Syacusa - Agrigento - Palermo.  Hosted by the Hon. Tim Fischer former Deputy Prime Minister and Ambassador to the Vatican and Railway Adventures director Scott McGregor.
 
Venture from Vienna to the Austrian Alps and on to the Dolomites, home to some spectacular mountain train journeys. Explore Venice and Florence on route to Rome where a long stay at our favourite hotel, Domus Australia, allows for numerous day trips and excursions in and around the eternal city including, of course, the Vatican, Tim's home away from home for a number of years. Continue the Adventure to Sicily by train ferry to enjoy the astounding scenery and history on everything from local express to our own private rail-car around Mt Etna.  Scott and his team of local guides will host you on an adventure revealing the very heart and soul of Austria, Italy and Malta. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for reservations. (Gpt-RAdv) 

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