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New tour launched to commemorate the centenary of The Charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, by Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours

January 7, 2016 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

The charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, in present-day Israel, on 31 October 1917 was one of the last great cavalry charges in history, and one of the greatest victories for the Allies on the Middle Eastern Theatre of World War I – involving hundreds of mounted Australian troops.

To commemorate the centenary of this historic battle, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours has launched a brand new “Beersheba Centenary Tour 2017”, 6-night tour departing on 26 October 2017 from Tel Aviv, Israel.   

“This unique tour allows Australians to retrace the actions of the Light Horsemen in this famous battle, and provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk the ground where the charge took place on the 100th anniversary,” said war historian, battlefield tour guide and founder of Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, Mat McLachlan.

The fully-guided tour, led by Australia’s leading historians together with local guides, will take in Tel Aviv, ancient Nazareth, Tiberias, the Jordan Valley, Jerusalem and Beersheba.

War history and cultural highlights include: the Haifa War Cemetery; the Jerusalem War Cemetery; the Jerusalem Memorial; Mount Carmel; panoramic views of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives; Jerusalem’s restored Jewish Quarter, bustling ancient Roman marketplace the ‘Cardo’, the Holocaust Memorial and more.

Local cuisine will be enjoyed throughout the tour – with daily breakfast, 5 lunches and 6 dinners included.


6-night tour, 26 October 2017 to 1 November 2017, departing from and concluding in Tel Aviv, Israel.

$250 registration price, fully refundable in the event passengers are unable to commit to the tour following confirmation of final tour price.

Approximate tour price is $3000 per person – the final price will be available approximately 12 months prior to tour departure.

Detailed itinerary information is available at:

To secure clients’ seats, contact Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, phone: 1300 880 340 or

Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours (MMBT) is fully accredited with the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) and is a member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). MMBTcan customise battlefield itineraries for travel agents’ clients anywhere in the world.

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