"Nothing ever becomes real 'till it is experienced" - John Keats'
Europe is the birthplace of Western culture and full of complex and ancient history including prehistoric vestiges, falls of empires, feudal ages, world wars, and modern revolutions.
There is no better way to learn about our Ancient past than to stand on the ruins of Rome, Pompeii, Delphi, Crete or Delos.
Modern History comes to life when you walk through the Nazi rally grounds, past the Belgium and Somme battlefields or through the Churchill War Rooms. We have 7 - 14 day tours exploring either Greece, Italy Germany, Belgium, France and England or any combination.
Being immersed in the incredibly rich culture of China, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe, or even our neighbours - the Pacific Islands will demonstrate how decisions made about social, cultural, economic, religious, civic and environmental issues can affect that culture forever.
Students will increase their understanding of the difficulties faced by other cultures, how traditions will affect their current life, be surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of that culture, talk and listen to the people and see very different lands to that of our own.
The undisputed best way to improve your language skills is by immersing yourself in that language and culture. Imagine learning French in New Caledonia, or even better - in Paris. We have an array of exciting language tours to Japan, China, Italy, France and Germany which are guaranteed to increase your understanding of grammar and vocabulary, while simultaneously experiencing the marvels and culture of that country. We can arrange visits to local schools for intense classroom training in addition to providing rich real life experiences.
Imagine your students in Florence - the cradle of the Renaissance. Or Salzburg - a magnificent gem of early Baroque art and architecture. Gaze upon Venice’s Byzantine artistic treasures ranging from priceless gold mosaics and enamelled artefacts or see the incredible architecture of the Acropolis in Athens or the Colosseum in Rome. Inspire your artists with a visit to the Musee d’Orsay, the Louvre or step into a real Impressionist painting at Monet’s gardens in Giverny.
Discover the UK through the eyes and words of some the world's greatest novelists, poets and playwrights such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, Thomas Hardy, Bronte Sisters, Wordsworth and of course William Shakespear. Follow in their footsteps and see the landscapes, cities and great houses which inspired their writings such as Westminster Abbey, Winchester Cathedral and Stratford upon Avon.
Visit the Orlando Science Centre, Kennedy Space Centre, Space Shuttle Atlantis and chat to some real astronauts. At the Huntsville Space Camp experience real Astronaut training, the Orbiter, Space Station and Mission Control simulators. Design and test a virtual Mars Rover utilising computer and engineering skills. Experience the weightlessness of gravity, flight simulators, and many other exciting experiences.
Science and Technology surrounds us. Our ACT has some amazing exhibits such as Questacon and CSIRO, or for the senior students visit Japan with its incredible advances in technology, Singapore who has been dubbed the 'Smart Nation', Geneva with it's mind blowing Hadron Collider, or the USA with its Silicone Valley and Space Camps - the opportunities are endless.
World famous Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings canyon and endless red desserts are in our own backyard. World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is also a local must-see geographical wonder.
Or for huge glaciers, fiords, crystal clear alpine lakes, snow-covered alps, volcanoes, natural steam vents, bubbling mud pools our neighbour New Zealand is a close and stunning place to visit.
Australia has so much for you to explore, so whether your interest lies in nature, wildlife, outback adventure, islands, rainforests, reefs, gold history, Aboriginal history or politics we have a tour that will cater to your needs.
Australian history tours include Sydney, Sovereign Hill and Beechworth, Hill End, Tasmania, Canberra, and our own Australian War Memorial.