Charge of the Australian Light Horse Centenary Tour – 31st Oct. 2017

  • This tour is 13 days days long
  • You'll Visit: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Metula, Dead Sea, Massada, Beersheba, Istanbul, Gallipoli, Eceabat, Sydney,

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Charge of the Australian Light Horse Centenary Tour

                                      Beer Sheba

13 days  –  $6990  incl Airfares, Accommodation, and Tours.

27th October, 2017 – 8th November, 2017.

 

Boomers on Tour are announcing new tour planned for October, 2017 to coincide with the 100 year Anniversary of the Charge of the Light Horse on 31st October, 1917 in Beersheba, Israel.

We will include in the tour visits to Jersualem and Bethlehem to see the Holy Land highlights. A climb up Messada next to the Dead Sea will be a must before continuing our travels into Turkey.

Bosphorus

 

 

Istanbul is an exciting and vibrant city to begin the tour and a drive down to Gallipoli and Eceabet on the Dardenelles is quaint and enchanting.

 

 

Our visit to Anzac Cove is moving and memorable, a life changing experience not to be missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 & 2 *

Sydney/Tel Aviv

                                                             

Friday, October, 2017

Depart Sydney.  Arrive at Tel Aviv  28th October, 2017.   Airport transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem. Relax and enjoy a quiet night.

 

                                                    Overnight Zion Hotel Jerusalem

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 *

Tel Aviv/Jerusalem

 

Sunday, 29th October, 2017                Tel/Aviv/Jerusalem

Jerusalem/Old City Drive to Mount of Olives and visit the church of All Nations with garden of Gethsemene.  Continue over to Mount Zion and visit King David’s Tomb and the Last Supper Room.  Go into the walls of the Old City and walk along the Cairo towards the Wailing Wall, the Temple Mount (not open to public) via Delorosa, the Church of the Holy sepulchre, and continue to walk the Arab Oriental Bazaar.  Lastly visit the Garden Tomb.

 

                                                                              Overnight Zion Hotel Jerusalem

 

Day 4 *

Jerusalem/Bethlehem

Monday, 30th October, 2017

Jerusalem/Old City/Bethlehem

am.  Drive to Ein Karem to visit Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial.  Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept.  See a miniature model of Jerusalem as it was in the Second Temple Period.    

pm.  Drive into Palestine and see the city of Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity.                                                          

                               

Ben Gurian Tower Hotel Beer Sheba

 

Dayn 5 *

Beer Sheva

Tuesday 31st October, 2017

Charge of the Light Brigade Anniversary

Today we will visit the Light Horse Memorial Cemetery and onto the Park of the Australian Soldier.  We will attend the Anniversary Service commemorating the Charge of the Light Brigade which took place at Beersheba.  We will drive to the actual site and remember the great sacrifice our Anzacs made on that day.  After a very moving and emotional day we will retire to our Hotel for a quiet evening 

                                     Ben Gurian Beersheba Hotel 

 

 

 

Day 6 *

Beersheva

Wednesday,1st November, 2017

Today we will visit a Kibbutz and marvel at the amazing irrigation farms and what the people of Israel have achieved.  Evening dinner to be enjoyed at Yakota Moroccan Restaurant.  A night to be remembered as Mr. Ben-Moyal Beber cooks for us.

                                                                                                                                            Tel Aviv Blue Sea Marble Hotel

 

Day 7 *

Jerusalem/Old City

Thursday 2nd November, 2017

8 am.   Drive to Ein Karem to visit Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial.  Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept.  See a miniature model of Jerusalem as it was in the Second Temple Period.    

pm.  Drive into Palestine and see the city of Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity.

                                        Tel Aviv Blue Sea Marble Hotel

 

 

 

Day 8 *

Matula

Friday, 3rd November, 2017

We take a drive up the coast to Haifa and Nazareth then onto Metula for a view to the mountains of Lebanon.  Enjoy an exquisite dinner and stay in this magical village. 

                                                                                           Overnight Arazim Hotel, Metula 

 

 

Day 9 *

Tel Aviv/Istanbul

Saturday, 4th November, 2017

A pleasant drive back to Tel Aviv by way of Tiberias and the Sea of Galillee..  Depart Tel Aviv for Istanbul.   Check into our Hotel in Taxim Square.     Relaxing evening.                                                                                                                                        Sultan’s Palace, Istanbul

Day 10 *

Tel Aviv/Istanbul

Sunday 5th November, 2017.                    Istanbul

First visit to TepKapi Palace to see the Ottaman architecture and Museums.   Hagia Sophia to see the Bizantine mosaics.  The Blue Mosque.  Go shopping in the Grand Bazaar before visiting the underground Cistern.

Evening Walk down Istikaal Street and eat some local dishes.                                

                                                                                                                                          Sultan’s Palace, Istanbul 

 

Day 11 *

Istanbul/Anzac Cove

Monday 6th November, 2017

Very interesting drive down to Gallipoli and Anzac cove through ancient Turkish villages and new and modern cities.  We will enjoy an intriguing afternoon wandering around the little fishing village of Eceabat, experiencing the Aussie Pub in the town square and enjoying the delights of a fresh fish meal in a local restaurant.

                                     Crowded House,  Eceabat Hotel.

Day 12 *

ECEABAT

 

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017.              Instanbul/Anzac Cove

 

9 am           Kabetepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson Grave),          Anzac Cove, Ari Burnu  First landing place).  Lone Pine Cemetry (Australian Memorial).

12 noon      Picnic lunch.  Johnson’s Jolly (Walk in the Anzac trenches).  View Shrapnel valley, Turkish Memorial.  The Neck & Walker’s Ridge and Chunuk Bair.    (Main NZ memorial).

5 pm          Have a drink at the Aussie pub in Eceabat.  Enjoy local cuisine by the Dardanelles water before retiring to our hotel.

 

                                                                                                                             Crowded House,    Eceabat Hotel

 

 

Day 13 *

Istanbul/Sydney

 

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017.

 

8 am          Drive back to Istanbul.  Depart for Sydney.

 

* Itinerary subject to change

We will be including 2 – 3 days in Egypt as peace continues.

 

 

 

 

* Itinerary subject to change

Charge of the Australian Light Horse Centenary Tour – 31st Oct. 2017 Dates and Prices

Duration: This tour is 13 days days long

Charge of the Australian Light Horse Centenary Tour – 31st Oct. 2017 Tour Dates *
# Tour Duration Twin Occupancy (AUD/pp) Single Supp (AUD/pp)
1 Oct 27, 2017 - Nov 08, 2017 $$6990 $1500

* Availability and Price subject to change

Charge of the Australian Light Horse Centenary Tour – 31st Oct. 2017 Tour Dates *
# Tour Dates
1 Oct 27, 2017 - Nov 08, 2017

* Availability and Price subject to change

* Itinerary subject to change

This tour is 13 days days long

You'll Visit:

  • Tel Aviv
  • Jerusalem
  • Bethlehem
  • Metula
  • Dead Sea
  • Massada
  • Beersheba
  • Istanbul
  • Gallipoli
  • Eceabat
  • Sydney

Services Include - Battlefields

  • Airfares, accommodation and some meals
  • Escorted tour to France and Belgium
  • Passport application assistance **
  • Travel insurance can be arranged **
  • All tickets and entry fees included
  • Your every need met and satisfied
  • Specialising in the over 55's
  • under 55's welcome!

** Additional fee applies.

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