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The Beersheba Centenary & the Palestine Campaign

8 Day Tour from £1699.00

Itinerary

8-Day Tour

  • Oct 26 – Fly to Tel Aviv, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for one night. Please note due to flight timings for Heathrow departures, an evening meal is not included on the first evening. However, a meal will be served in-flight. Dinner
  • Oct 27 – We head north stopping at the Ba'hai gardens in Haifa to see the Turkish canons from 1918 and then travel onwards to Megiddo seeing the Archaeological site of Armageddon and overlooking the Jezreel Valley over which Australian forces moved on their push north in 1918. We stay for two nights in the Upper Galilee area at Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, or similar. Breakfast, Dinner
  • Oct 28 – We spend today visiting battle sites on the Golan Heights and various memorials commemorating Israeli units who were active in 1967 and 1973. We also see the Crusader era castle of Nimrod with its tremendous views over the road to Damascus and the Golan. We will visit the Kibbutz El Rom and see an authentic movie presenting the battle that took place close to the site, where an Israeli tank unit of less than 40 tanks held back over 700 Syrian tanks in 1973. We will overlook the border with Syria close to the abandoned town of Kuneitra through which the British forces bypass in WWI. Breakfast, Dinner
  • Oct 29 – Lookout at the Israel/Lebanese border, visit Tel Faher, scene of the decisive battle to capture the Golan Heights in June 1967. From there we drive south to the town of Ramle. We visit the commonwealth cemetery and have a briefing on the Palestine Campaign WWI. From there visit the Israeli Armoured Corps memorial and museum at Latrun. We stay overnight in the area of Ashkelon. Breakfast, Dinner
  • Oct 30 – We start at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem and see where General Allenby entered the old city and where he declared Jerusalem liberated from the Turks on the steps of David’s Citadel. We will tour the Old City, looking at some of the sites such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and places of action in the liberation of East Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation in 1967. We stay in Jerusalem for three nights. Breakfast, Dinner
  • Oct 31 – We look over the Gaza Strip from Black Arrow Monument. Visit Anzac monument, discuss the battles on Gaza WWI. We then visit Beersheba on the centenary of the attack on the town. We hope to visit Tel Sheva and get a view over the ground over which the light horsemen charged. We will also visit the Australian Light Horse Memorial, the Allenby Memorial, and the Commonwealth Cemetery in the town. Breakfast, Dinner
  • Nov 1 – Spend the day looking at the battle of Jerusalem visiting Nebi Samweil, the strategic Turkish outpost overlooking the city. We visit the Commonwealth cemetery and memorial on Mount Scopus with its view over the city. We then visit the Mount of Olives and St. Andrew's Church, a church built to the memory of Scottish soldiers killed in the campaign. Breakfast, Dinner
  • Nov 2 – Free time in Jerusalem until transfer to Tel Aviv for our return flight to the U.K. Breakfast

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