In the footsteps of the Australian/New Zealand Armed Corps in Israel in 1917 during World War 1, commemorating their heroic spirit and fighting against the Turkish Empire. An opportunity to tour and visit a unique territory - the north west and central Negev - the southern desert of Israel, view Israeli desert farming settlements in the region as well.
Tel Aviv Area
Service of a private government licensed English speaking driver/guide.
Deluxe comfortable government private tourist vehicle.
Pick up / drop off at hotel
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route.
Prices are quoted in USD per vehicle.
Comfortable walking shoes and head cover are recommended.
On Saturdays and Jewish holidays a supplement of $140 per vehicle applies.
We recommend to book the tour at least 24 hours in advance.
This private tour is available daily
07:30 – Pick up from the hotel.
We drive south along the Philistines coast passing the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon, on the way we view the “Ad Halom” bridge where the advancing Egyptian army was stopped by the Israeli army during Israel’s War of Independence.
We continue further south through Kibbutz Yad Mordechai (named after Mordechai Anilevitz-commander of the Warsaw Gettho revolt against the Nazis), this Kibbutz was heavily attacked by the Egyptian army during the 1948 War of Independence, visit the local battle site.
Proceed south east, passing the city of Sderot, we stop at Chetz Shachor monument overlooking the Gaza strip, commemorating the battles fought against the infiltration and terrorist activity from Gaza.
Travel to the nearby Kibbutz Beeri in the north west Negev, visit the ANZAC monument overlooking the city of Gaza telling the story of the heroic battles fought by the Australian and New Zealand forces in 1917, World War I.
Driving further south we arrive at the Shalom farming region in the north west Negev desert, visit Moshav Talmei Yosef with its magnificent farms of fruits and vegetables, tasting is available…
Continue and follow the footsteps of the ANZAC, drive to park Eshkol in the Negev, see wadi Gaza and the old railway coming from the Sinai peninsula built by the ANZAC soldiers. Proceed south east through the Negev desert and along the ANZAC trail passing Khalassa, Bir Asluj and Bir Mashash, we arrive in Beer Sheva the capital city of the Negev, visit the British war cemetery where fallen soldiers of the great battle of Beer Sheva, Oct/31/2017 are buried.
Travel through the city, view of the old railway station, end the tour with a visit to the Australian Soldiers Park in Beer Sheva.
Our guides are all government licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, speak English or another language as ordered. We are proud of our team of guides, who are experienced, knowledgeable, interesting and service oriented, well-mannered and love guiding. On Trip Advisor you can find excellent reviews of our guided tours.
The vehicles used for the tours are government licensed tourist vehicles. They are designated for transporting tourists only, are comfortable, new and maintained by our in-house traffic officer. Families and small groups will enjoy travelling in a car driven by a suitably licensed driver-guide (two-in-one, no doubt a saving). Large groups will be transported in small or large luxury tourist buses.
In general for daily private tours is it better not to keep baggage in the car. If your tour is ending at the airport and therefore it is necessary to take your baggage, please let us know in advance so that we can provide a suitable vehicle. Please take into account that if you have a large number of suitcases that require a large vehicle, it may increase the tour price.
The most popular language is English, followed by Spanish, mandarin, French and German, however guiding is available in almost all foreign languages. For less popular languages it is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability of a guide speaking your desired language. The cost of guides that speak languages other than English is higher and that will affect the tour price.
The basic price of the tour includes a vehicle and guide. We can of course reserve and include meals, accommodation, entrance fees and special activities (such as ATV rides, winery and/or culinary tours, etc.), as you may require.
The tour price does not include VAT (tourists are exempt from paying VAT on touring services), and anything else that has been decided not to include – such as accommodation, meals and entrance fees. In general we can include or exclude anything in or from the tour price, as required.
During the Israeli summers the days are long and the departure hour in the mornings can be as late as 09:00 AM. In winter the days are short so it is recommended not to leave any later than 08:00 AM to ensure arriving at all the sites planned for visiting before closing.
A touring days is up to 10 hours, however tours to nearer distances will be shorter and those to further distances will be longer, so that in general touring days will range from 9 to 11 hours accordingly.
The quantity and variety of restaurants in Israel is enormous. We try to select restaurants that serve typical Israeli cuisine. If you prefer chef or other type of restaurants we will be happy to recommend some that suit your budget and tastes.
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