From the streets of Pompeii, to Hampton Court Palace, from the ancient isle of Crete, to the great art galleries of major cities, we specialise in arranging tours that capture the best and most relevant subjects so that students have the opportunity to broaden their minds with learning experiences that go beyond the classroom.
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With over four decades working with trusted international partners, we have built our reputation on organising high quality and diverse learning opportunities for special interest groups, managing all the travel requirements, logistics and intricacies that are involved in ensuring a successful tour.
Our aim is to make the entire process as stress free as possible, from the early planning stages, through to the administration and execution of the actual tour. We provide authenticity, and we trust in our sources for inspiration and advice, ensuring each tour is meticulously planned and organised, reducing risk and worry, as well as achieving tour objectives on any budget.
Schools across Australia have chosen us time and again to organise their international educational tours. We consistently receive exceptional feedback from teachers, parents and students.
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Classical Studies Tour
Greece | Italy
Ancient history will be brought to life and visual arts students will be in awe as they soak up unparalleled art and cultural traditions of Greece and Italy. Visit legendary historical sites and ancient architecture in spectacular settings – from the striking complex of the Acropolis standing sentinel over Athens to viewing some of the world’s most stunning collections of art in Italy.
Highlights may include:
- Explore the extensive ruins in the ancient Agora for a glimpse of daily life, laid out in the centre of Athens in the shadow of the Parthenon, where archaeologists have identified a complex drainage system, funds and temples dedicated to Hephaestus, Zeus and Apollo.
- Travel to Delphi, religious sanctuary sacred to the god Apollo, home to the famous oracle and the stunning Temple of Apollo.
- Studying the sports and pastimes of the ancient Greeks at Olympia, venue of the ancient Olympic Games and a sanctuary dedicated to Zeus.
- The breath-taking collections and masterpieces of Renaissance art in Florence with guided tours of the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia.
- A full day visit to the famous preserved ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum enabling students to see in detail how ancient people lived.
- Pozzuoli, once the port of Rome with the stunning Temple of Serapide; Cuma, the first ancient Greek colony in Italy and the area of Solfatara, north of Naples and made up of about 40 ancient volcanoes.
- The fascinating ruins of Ancient Rome situated in the centre including the Pantheon, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Temples of Vesta and Marcellus Theatre and Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel.
Highlights of the Baltic States
Estonia | Latvia | Finland | Russia
We explore the diverse histories and influencing factors on the Baltic countries and their neighbours, gaining insight into the region’s unique culture, from the medieval charms of Tallinn to the magnificent treasures of St Petersburg. Whether it is discovering ancient history, recognizing the events associated with WW2, or appreciating modern design aesthetics and unique architecture, our itineraries include visits to many significant places that contribute to students’ contextual understanding of world history across timeframes.
Highlights may include:
- Discover the hidden charm of Tallinn, the best-preserved medieval city in Northern Europe due to its exceptionally intact 13th century city plan, boasting Gothic spires, winding cobblestone streets and enchanting architecture.
- Appreciate Riga’s unique and extensive Jugendstil architecture and the recently renovated, Latvian National Museum of Art – one of the largest places of professional art in Latvia.
- In Riga, encounter one of the finest Art Nouveau precincts in Europe; within its 13th-century city walls, including the well preserved Powder Tower and Riga Castle walk through medieval streets filled with Hanseatic warehouses, guildhalls and Gothic and Baroque churches such as the Dome cathedral.
- A panoramic sightseeing tour of Helsinki showcasing Finland’s stunning architecture and modern design reflected in visits including Mannerheim Street, Railway Station, the Presidential Palace, the Uspenski Cathedral, Senate Square and the Sibelius Monument.
- Explore the Suomelinna Fortress – 250 years old built on the islands off Helsinki and known as the most significant monument in Finland and the largest sea fortress in the world.
- Travel by high speed rail from Helsinki to St Petersburg (the Allegro), taking about 3 ½ hours with a panoramic tour en route.
- There is so much to admire in St Petersburg with time to view most of the famous world class museums and art collections. including the Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac’s Cathedral and Catherine’s Palace.
- Outside the city, visit the World Heritage sites of Catherine the Great’s Rococo place at Pushkin, including the incredible Amber Room, and the Grand Palace of Peterhof with its inspiring gardens and fountains.
Other options could include:
- Lithuania: stroll through Vilnius’ baroque streets, visit the richly-decorated library of its ancient university, and the important landmark of Three Crosses Monument and from here spectacular views of the city’s Old Town. The alternative capital, Kaunas, has wonderful 15th and 16th-century merchant houses and its Town Hall is known as The White Swan for the elegance of its late Baroque and early classical architecture.
- Poland: include Warsaw and its Old Town as part of a WW2 history tour. Warsaw was largely destroyed in WW2 but the historical city centre has been rebuilt with sombre reminders of the Jewish Ghetto, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial.
- Berlin: commence or conclude a WW2 history tour with a guided tour of Berlin including the Brandenburg Gate, the former Checkpoint Charlie area, the moving Berlin Wall Memorial and the Holocaust Museum. Journey to Potsdam and share the insights with a local guide on the town’s history visiting Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945.
For art enthusiasts, Berlin’s art museums allow students to wander through all eras of art history from the Old Masters, important Modernist works and Contemporary art.
Art and Design Tour
For more than a century—going back to events like the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1870 and the first Armory Show in 1913—New York City has been a world-renowned destination for art.
Highlights may include:
- Enjoy the stunning contemporary design of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) with its extensive collection of media and performing arts, and a comprehensive exhibition of works including Warhol, Picasso, Rothko and Pollock.
- The Guggenheim Museum, one of the most important architectural and recognisable landmarks with its incredible rotunda has been the site of many important exhibitions and its smaller galleries range from impressionist to contemporary pieces.
- Guided visits to The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, Neue Galerie NY, and the internationally recognised The Frick Collection.
- Take a walking tour and learn about the history of street art on a Manhattan Street Art Tour, experiencing the Lower East Side and the cobbled streets of SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy.
- Participate in a MADlab Workshop and Tour at the Museum of Arts and Design.
- Take a subway to visit El Museo Del Barrio (Harlem) for a guided Spanish Harlem Art tour.
- Many famous attractions that are entirely free to experience like Central Park, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Wall Street and the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Catch a show on Broadway and see Manhattan at sundown from atop the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock.
- Take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry to see the impressive Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty and visit Ellis Island to discover an important part of New York’s immigration history.
- Explore downtown Manhattan and the Wall Street area with time for reflection at the 9/11 Memorial.