WEA: Adult Learning

 

 

(Travel license TTA 183)

For details of these and other tours please contact the Tours Office:
Telephone: 8223 1272 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm)
Fax: 8232 3690 Email: tours@wea-sa.com.au
Interstate participants can usually fly internationally from their
capital city to join WEA tours.

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Japan 2017

26th March - 13th April 2017

This delightful and sophisticated tour unveils the splendour of Sakura- Japanese cherry blossoms in the spring time, glorious gardens, magnificent castles and the carefully preserved culture of old Japan. Beginning in Tokyo and ending in Osaka you experience the culture and graceful tradition of oriental Japan, picture post card rural landscapes and the bustling and compactness of urban life. Sample authentic dining Izakaya style on tatami mats, Geisha dancing and age old Japanese art and tea ceremonies which reflect the intricacies, grace and beauty of Japanese culture. Be amazed by vibrant markets and spectacular museums and the ride the famous Shinkansen bullet trains and the Tokyo metro. Highlights abound with tours to iconic Mt Fuji, ancient Nara, the peace memorials of Hiroshima and magical Miyajima Island and the floating Torii. Join WEA Tour leader Vic Costi as he returns to enchanting Japan.

  • Picture : Jordy Meow

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Victoria Goldfields

31st March - 8th April 2017

Gold, which transformed Australia in the 1850’s, left a rich heritage of opulent public buildings, quaint cottages and beautiful provincial cities such as Bendigo, Castlemaine and Maryborough and numerous picturesque and historic villages like Maldon, Malmsbury, Chewton and Dunolly to name a few. The landscape includes Hanging Rock of the famous film, health springs and spas, pink cliffs and abundant European foliage in brilliant colourful display during this autumn visit. Explorations include the Bendigo heritage tram ride, the Central Deborah surface mine tour, the Daylesford tourist train trip, Buda historic homestead and gardens, Daylesford Sunday markets, Hepburn Springs, book, art and antiques stores, local museums and regional galleries. Travel in comfort on the iconic Overland train from Adelaide to Ararat and return and spend eight nights in your Castlemaine accommodation allowing you to unpack, unwind and delight in this gem of Australian history at a perfect pace.

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Uzbekistan - The Great Silk Road

16th April - 4rd May 2017

Uzbekistan boasts one of the world’s oldest civilisations. Join WEA Travel and archaeologist Dr Robert Stone on a unique tour of this ancient land along the Great Silk Road. Discover its grand cities; Tashkent the capital and a city of contrasts, Samarkand with its 2,500 years of history, Bukhara where the entire old town is said to be a living museum and the fairy tale city of Khiva. This famous route was used by silk traders as well as thousands of caravans plying other exotic wares such as spices, gems, carpets and leather along its 13,600 kilometre land and sea routes. The Great Silk Road thus gave rise to a huge melting pot of customs, cultures and religions, all leaving their mark along the way. This is your chance to explore Uzbekistan’s ancient cities, desert landscapes and archaeological sites and meet its hospitable people and share in its most remarkable culture and history.

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Spain & Portugal 2017

19th May - 9th June 2017

Be surprised and delighted by an unspoilt Europe and an authentic charm in Portugal. Explore the medieval towns which spill down its hillsides, sumptuous Baroque architecture and romantic palaces. Indulge in extraordinary gastronomic pleasures, cruise down the fabulous Douro Valley, enjoy traditional folk music and journey through history with local expert guides. This magical tour combines the warmth, distinctive character, individuality and cultural treasures of Portugal with those of its exotic neighbour Spain. Savour the phenomenal artworks of grand European masters in Madrid and the exquisite Moorish architecture, gardens and white washed villages of Andalucia. You will long remember the breathtaking beauty of the Al Hambra Palace in Grenada. Every day is a feast for the senses.

  • Photo Jan Zeschky

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Iceland, Greenland and The Faroe Islands

2nd July 21st July 2017

Relax and enjoy Scandinavian flair in Denmark before flying off to the fabled Faroe Islands. A rich and fascinating blend of Scottish and Scandinavian culture thrives here in an unspoilt island landscape rated by National Geographic as some of the finest in the world. Forged by fire and ice, you next explore Iceland. Be awed by its steaming lava fields, glistening glaciers, geysers and picturesque mountains valleys and delight in its thundering waterfalls and majestic fjords. Soak in its mineral rich thermal springs and applaud its sophisticated arts, culture and traditions. Fly over the Arctic Circle to Greenland where guided walks and explorations enhance your understanding of Greenlandic culture and history. Visit authentic settlements and encounter the daily lives of Greenland’s colourful and hardy inhabitants. Cruise amongst gigantic icebergs, bathed in the colour and light of the midnight sun- an unforgettable highlight. Anything but ordinary, this journey is truly a once in a lifetime feast for the senses.

  • Photo : Ehrenberg Kommunikation

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Grand Eastern Europe

25th August - 15th September 2017

There has never been a better time to discover the treasures of Eastern Europe. Mixing coach and train travel, explore Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Poland, marvelling at their truly grand historic capitals and unspoilt villages, once concealed behind the iron curtain. Highlights include spectacular Berlin, currently lauded by travel writers as Europe’s ‘must see’ city, perfectly preserved Prague, eternally elegant Vienna and masterfully reconstructed Warsaw. Add the cultural jewels of Dresden and Leipzig, medieval Cesky Krumlov and historic Krakow and this tour becomes a rich and unique odyssey. It is a perfect combination of guided walks and talks, free time to please yourself and longer stays in each destination to fully appreciate the depth of Eastern Europe’s glory in a meaningful way.

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Namibia Botswana and Victoria Falls

9th September - 30th September 2017

This tour to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls has been exclusively designed to capture the spirit, adventure and natural wonder of Africa. Highlights include the awe inspiring Kalahari and Namib Deserts, astonishing National Parks including Etosha and Chobe and cultural engagement with colonial heritage, bush cultures and friendly villagers. Be thrilled by elephant, cheetah, lion, giraffe and hippo and cruise the mighty Zambesi, Chobe and Kwando rivers as the sun sets over the vast African sky. A never to be forgotten cultural and eco journey enriched by knowledgeable guides and welcoming locals.

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Eastern Canada in Fall

29th September - 19th October 2017

Eastern Canada offers discerning travellers elegant cultured cities and breathtaking scenic landscapes. Relish the Joie de Vivre and allure of ‘New France’ in old walled Quebec, the most truly unique city in North America and its delightfully cosmopolitan neighbour Montreal. Be uplifted by the maritime feel, picture perfect fishing villages and windswept coastlines of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia as well as pristine national parks, splendid gardens and autumn colour. This diverse cultural journey explores the rich history, heritage and nature of the indigenous Mi’kmaq and the British and French who settled on their land. With several nights in most places, the opportunity is yours to deeply appreciate European- styled Canada and its magnificent Atlantic provinces with WEA’s popular Canadian- Australian tour leader Karen Adams.

  • Photo : Dennis Jarvis

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Ancient Burma Myanmar + River Cruise

22nd October - 4th November 2017

Myanmar (formerly Burma) remains one of the most surprising and welcoming treasures in South East Asia. Be mesmerized by the ingenuity of the Inle Lake villagers, the ancient cities of Mandalay and everyday life as it plays out along the river banks of the Irrawaddy on your relaxing cruise. Enjoy visiting local villages and significant cultural sites at the many stops along the way before disembarking in charming Bagan and being enthralled by its mystical temple landscapes. This well paced tour and cruise through Burma’s ancient kingdoms is a true cultural odyssey like no other.

  • Picture Paul Arps

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Sri Lanka

30th Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018

Sri Lanka is steeped in history dating back over 2000 years and is home to some of the best preserved ancient monuments in Asia. Here a centuries old heritage lives on in the culture and daily lives of the Sri Lankan people in a rich tapestry of practices, beliefs and traditions. Tour this cultural jewel of the Indian Ocean with WEA Travel exploring UNESCO world heritage sites, authentic villages, old arts and crafts, vibrant bazaars and charming colonial legacies. Extraordinary landscapes, wildlife, breathtaking beaches and fabulous cuisine complete the picture on this perfect island gem.

  • Photo: Wikki-andajora

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Highlights of South America 2018

3rd January - 24th January 2018

A South American journey is a once in a lifetime for most. This highlights tour features everything plus more that has ever been combined in to one exhilarating feast for the senses. Gaze in awe over incredible Machu Picchu- the ‘Lost City of the Incas’- one of the world’s most breathtakingly situated archaeological sites and capture exhilarating Iguazu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides. The highlights continue with dazzling Rio De Janeiro, the music, tango and Latin rhythms of Buenos Aires, the colossal glaciers and mountains of Patagonia and the natural wonders of Tierra Del Fuego- Land of Fires and the ‘End of the World’.

  • Photo Markg6

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Japan 2018

25th March - 12th April 2018

This delightful and sophisticated tour unveils the splendour of Sakura- Japanese cherry blossoms in the spring time, glorious gardens, magnificent castles and the carefully preserved culture of old Japan. Beginning in Tokyo and ending in Osaka you experience the culture and graceful tradition of oriental Japan, picture post card rural landscapes and the bustling and compactness of urban life. Sample authentic dining Izakaya style on tatami mats, Geisha dancing and age old Japanese art and tea ceremonies which reflect the intricacies, grace and beauty of Japanese culture. Be amazed by vibrant markets and spectacular museums and the ride the famous Shinkansen bullet trains and the Tokyo metro. Highlights abound with tours to iconic Mt Fuji, ancient Nara, the peace memorials of Hiroshima and magical Miyajima Island and the floating Torii. Join WEA Tour leader Vic Costi as he returns to enchanting Japan.

  • Photo Jordy Meow

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Tours for 2017-2018

Exciting programme of tours for 2017-2018

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