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Guidepost Tours have over 40 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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BABUKUNG MASK FESTIVAL - October 2019

 11 October 2019 - This year the Babukung Mask Festival will be held in Lamandau over 3 days in October. Hundreds of highly decorated masks will be paraded as villagers from all over Indonesia compete in this amazing festival. While visiting this region you can also visit Tanjung Puting National Park and Camp Leakey Orangutan Sanctuary. Contact Guidepost Tours and see our seperate tour programmes on this page. (Gpt)  

GOLDEN WEST RAIL TOUR - 5 days around NSW on the Southern Aurora

 April 1 to 5, 2020 - This exceptional journey through some of Australia’s most breathtaking scenery features sandstone cliffs by the Hawkesbury River, the stunning coastline of Newcastle, the wide expanse and starlit skies of the Central West and the Jurassic rainforest of the Blue Mountains.  INCLUSIONS: 5 days plus 4 nights experience aboard the newly restored, iconic 1960’s ex-Southern Aurora Sleeping Train, travelling along rail lines normally closed to the public, Sleep onboard in your own cabin, 10 meals, off-train excursions, ‘Aurora Explorer’ shuttle bus. Pre and post nights in Sydney available. This is a once only event and places are strictly limited so book early. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours on 1300 733323 (GPT-VRJ)

TASMANIA HIGHLIGHTS BOWLS TOUR

 30th Jan - 9th Feb 2020 - 11 DAY TASSIE HIGHLIGHTS TOUR including Festivale, Food & Wine Festival - Escorted by Ian and Kay Gilbert. From $2,995*per person. Enjoy a little competitive spirit as we are welcomed with gracious hospitality into 3 different clubs  to play a game or more of lawn bowls. Oh and see a lot of what this stunning state has to offer too! Contact the team at Guidepost Tours to join this exclusive trip. (TFG)

TASMANIAN RAILWAY ADVENTURE with Bob Daniel

 24th October 2019 - • LAUNCESTON • CRADLE MOUNTAIN • • STRAHAN • BOTHWELL • HOBART * See yourself riding in the balcony coach of a hard-working steam train up the wild West Coast mountains, soaking up the wonders of modern art at MONA, sipping whisky in the atmosphere of a stone clad distillery or being in zone beside sublime Cradle Mountain Lake. You will also be treated to welcoming locals, gourmet foods and wines, quality accommodation and unique side trips on rail, road and river in the company of your experienced and knowledgeable host.  Contact Guidepost Tours for reservations.  (Gpt-RAdv)

"SHREK" - THE MUSICAL 15 JANUARY 2020

 Come on our special coach and show package to SHREK THE MUSICAL, the lavish multi-million dollar musical, starring Ben Mingay as Shrek, Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona and a special guest appearance by Marcia Hines as the Dragon for the Sydney season, will open in January! Phone Guidepost on 1300 733323 today to reserve your seat. A school holiday treat for adults and kids alike.

AMSTERDAM TO BRUSSELS RIVER CRUISE - for the young at heart

 18th - 25th September  2020 - 8 DAY AMSTERDAM TO BRUSSELS river cruise - Escorted by Sarty Steel   $3,999*per person.   BONUS: $130*pp shipboard credit + drinks package*. Who says river cruising is just for retirees? Let Sarty show you her Europe for the young and young at heart. You will get the VIP treatment, be thoroughly entertained and come home with a bucket load of wonderful memories. More information contact Sarty at Guidepost Tours. (TFG)

HAWAII UKELELE FESTIVAL TOUR - July 2020

 14 July 2020 -  The mission of the Ukulele Festival is to bring laughter, love and hope throughout Hawaii and the world through  music. That is also our goal with this tour: touring, exploring, jam sessions, lessons and performances. This tour has it all! Contact Guidepost Tours for more details and reservations. (TFG)

HOLI - FESTIVAL OF COLOUR IN NEPAL - exclusive small group escorted tour.

 26th February - 10th March 2020 - 14 DAY  HOLI - FESTIVAL OF COLOUR in Nepal with Australian Escort.  From $3,350 per person. On this 14 day journey, you will get to experience all the excitement and celebration of the annual Holi festival as Nepalese and tourists alike take to the streets to shower one another in water and colour. Holi marks the triumph of good over evil and the arrival of spring, and is one of the most vibrant times to visit Nepal. Contact Guidepost Tours for this exclusive small group tour. (TFG)

ANZAC DAY - HELL FIRE PASS 3 day tour from Bangkok

BOOK EARLY FOR 2020 -  On this amazing 3 day historical tour you will go to visit the POW war cemetery Chungkai and the War museum, walk over the famous Bridge on the River Kwai followed by a train ride on the Death Railway to Nam Tok. On 25th of April, we will go to Hellfire Pass for the Dawn Service and visit the war graves cemetery. Please see the itinerary for full details.   Contact Guidepost Tours (Gpt-ATC-TTC)

THAILAND & CAMBODIA VIP HISTORICAL TOUR - 7 days including Hellfire Pass and Angkor Wat

  Our special VIP Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and Angkor Wat Tour allows you to see the history and experience the culture and wildlife of these amazing countries. Our adventure tour runs daily from Bangkok throughout the year. Contact Guidepost Tours for more details. (Gpt-ATC-TTC)

SCENIC ICELAND - exclusive small group circle island tour.

 26th September - 4th October 2020 -  9 DAY CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR Escorted by Monica Godfrey. From $4,395*per person. This is date night to the extreme. Leave those kids at home and join Monica on this tour to one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of the world. Northern Lights, waterfalls, glaciers, schnapps and good times are on the agenda!  Contact Monica at Guidepost Tours for more information.  (TFG)

HAKUBA & SKIGA KOGEN SKI TOUR IN JAPAN

  8th - 21st February 2020 - 14 DAY HAKUBA  & SKIGA KOGEN TOUR Escorted by Jason McCarthy from $3,649*per person. Join our exclusive small group Japan ski tour. Take your ski skills to the next level with the experts from SWS teaching you more than just a thing or two. End your days with good sake and great laughs. Contact Cathy or the team at Guidepost Tours. (TFG)

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)

VIETNAM RAILWAY ADVENTURES BY PRIVATE TRAIN

  16th March 2020 with optional extension to Sapa    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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OUTBACK QUEENSLAND RAIL TOUR with Railway Adventures

  28 April, 23 June, 4 August & 18 August 2020.   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)  

SWISS ALPINE RAILWAY ADVENTURE with Chris Harding

 22 September 2019  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)

NORTH KOREA BUDGET TOUR - Pyongyang to Vladivostok with unique train across the DPRK

 17 March 2020 - Epic local train journey from Pyongyang to the extreme North - and on to Vladivostok. See Korea as it awakens from the cold of winter and Ridethe rails of North Korea with the locals. From 1,799 EUR per person. After a comprehensive introductory tour to the frequently visited parts of North Korea, we take you on a local train from Pyongyang across to the DPRK's East Coast and then onwards up to the extreme North of the country; the Rason Special Economic Zone. See how locals travel by train, mingle with fellow-passengers, and get amazing access to parts of the country that only a few tourists have ever seen. On this tour, we take you to see the main sites of the capital city Pyongyang, including; a ride on the Pyongyang Metro, Juche Tower, Kim Il Sung Square, and a walk down one of Pyongyang’s newest streets. We will also head out of Pyongyang to go to Pyongysong, the centre of scientific research. and the North-South Korea border DMZ. Here you can be one of the first foreigners to enjoy the recent freedom of being able to step over the demarcation line into the South. We will explore Rason and then cross into Russia by rail and make our way to Vladivostok: capital of the Russian Far East and closed to all foreigners during the USSR years. Contact Guidepost Tours (Koryo)

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