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: [email protected]
Interstate participants can usually fly internationally from their
capital city to join WEA tours.

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Ceduna Far West Coast and Great Australian Bight : FULL taking waitlist for August 2025

Dates: 27th August - 1st September 2024

Tour Status: Waitlist

Ceduna on our remote and beautiful Far West Coast is the eastern gateway to the famous Nullabor Plain and the Great Australian Bight. On the Norfolk Island Pine lined shores of Murat Ba, it has a rich indigenous culture and European settlement history, breathtaking National Parks and magnificent dunes, cliffs and coastlines within easy reach. Flying with Regional Express Airlines and staying at the lovely Ceduna Foreshore Hotel you enjoy quality food and accommodation as you explore the region’s natural phenomena, quirky outback delights, historic ruins and museums with your historian tour leader. Experience a feeling of wonder under vast blue skies with highlights including cruising from Fowlers Bay in search of whales, dolphins and sea lions and an oyster cruise in Smoky Bay.

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Treasures of the Adriatic : FULL taking waitlist

Dates: 10th September - 30th September 2024

Tour Status: Waitlist

Slovenia is surely one of Europe’s most unspoiled travel destinations. It boasts pristine alpine landscapes, revered Lake Bled and Venetian heritage on its tiny coast. Croatia offers the magnificent coastlines of Istria and Dalmatia, picture perfect islands and ancient red-rooved towns where Roman amphitheatres, colossal palaces and ruined cities sit beautifully preserved alongside colourful harbours. Bosnia Herzegovina reflects an Ottoman culture, ethnic diversity and a sobering history while neighbouring Montenegro has some of the oldest walled enclaves on the Adriatic with 3500 year old Budva and ancient Kotor unsurpassed in age and beauty. Discover the treasures of the Adriatic on this thoughtfully crafted tour flying into the elegant Croatian capital of Zagreb and departing from Dubrovnik.

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Newcastle and Hunter Valley 2024 : FULL taking waitlist

Dates: 11th September - 18th September 2024

Tour Status: Waitlist

Fly direct to Newcastle on the beautiful NSW Pacific Coast with Qantas and relax, unpack and unwind in your beautiful, superbly located waterfront hotel. Newcastle is Australia's second oldest city which has undergone a vibrant urban revival but is underpinned by its fine historic architecture. Enjoy leisurely daily touring with your historian tour leader exploring the bountiful treasures this rich and picturesque region has to offer. Take a lunch cruise on Lake Wallis with magnificent bird and dolphin sightings and enjoy idyllic Nelson Bay, Fingal Bay, Forster and Tuncurry. Ride on the historic Richmond Valley Railway, explore charming hamlets, breathtaking gardens and the vineyards and wineries of the famous Hunter Valley. A carefully planned tour in the same luxury accommodation for the week.

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In the Shadow of the Himalayas - North Eastern India FULL : taking waitlist

Dates: 5th October - 24th October 2024

Tour Status: Waitlist

This unrivalled tour to the beautiful states of Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal and Meghalaya, which nestle in the Shadow of the mighty Himalayas offers wondrous surprises at every turn. Bordered by Tibet to the north, Bhutan to the east and Nepal to the west this region is a pure delight with Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples, mosques and churches coexisting harmoniously side by side. Taking a path less travelled explore genteel hill towns of the British Raj, colonial heritage, Tibetan, Bhutanese and diverse ethnic cultures, museums, art and dance, tea plantations, wildlife on safaris, spectacular mountain scenery, spicy bazaars, colourful village life and delicious food. With several nights in most destinations, accommodation in good hotels and travel in private vehicles, experience this enchanting corner of India in comfort, with no compromise on authentic culture and experiences.

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Leaf fall in Japan : FULL taking waitlist

Dates: 12th - 30th October 2024

Tour Status: Waitlist

Traditionally Momijigari means ‘maple hunting ’. Appreciating the highly revered spectacle of Japan’s magnificent autumn foliage this sophisticated and delightful journey to the islands of Hokkaido and northern Honshu has been thoughtfully designed to flow with the change of colour as you travel from north to south. With a perfect balance of exquisite gardens, national parks, boat cruises, cable car rides, breathtaking scenic drives and cultural sights and experiences you bypass the crowds of busy Japan and immerse yourself in a truly inspiring wonderland of colour and ancient Japanese grace and culture.

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Sri Lanka

Dates: 29th December 2024 - 14th January 2025

Tour Status: Available

Sri Lanka is steeped in a history dating back over 2,000 years and is home to some of the best preserved ancient monuments in all of Asia. Here a centuries old heritage lives on in the culture and daily lives of the Sri Lankan people encompassing a rich tapestry of cultural practices, beliefs and traditional ways of life. Join WEA Travel touring the island’s surprising north to discover the beauty, history and cultural richness of this Indian Ocean jewel and its welcoming people. Explore a path less travelled, UNESCO World Heritage sites, old arts and crafts, vibrant bazaars, charming colonial architecture, tea plantations and fabulous cuisine on this niche cultural tour.

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Historic Hobart and Bruny Island

Dates: 12th - 18th February 2025

Tour Status: Available

Join your historian tour leader Dr Denis Binnion AM on this unique tour of historic Hobart, the idyllic east coast of Tasmania and breathtaking Bruny Island. Staying in one of Hobart’s finest hotel on the Constitution Dock waterfront for the duration of your stay, highlights include a fabulous Bruny Island Wilderness cruise, the Cascade Female Factory a UNESCO designated site of cultural significance, a private tour of opulent Government House, one of the finest Vice-Regal residences in the Commonwealth and a full day tour along the spectacular Great Eastern Scenic Drive. Explore surprising museums and the legacy of some of our earliest European settlement, including fine Georgian architecture, picturesque villages and convict- built cottages, bridges and churches. Enjoy relaxed daily touring, quality inclusions and leisure time to discover new delights.

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Along the Murray

Dates: 7th - 13th April 2025

Tour Status: Available

Join your revered tour leader Dr Denis Binnion AM on this delightful cultural tour along the beautiful River Murray from the river mouth to Echuca. Days are filled cruising and exploring local history, heritage museums and architecture, rural life and culture, never far from the magic and tranquility of the mighty Murray. Relax on a Spirit of the Coorong cruise, a Captain Proud lunch cruise and the PS Pevensey paddle steamer on the Victorian Murray, taking in the serenity, birdlife, townships and river boats of a by-gone era. Enjoy lunch at the exceptional Pines Historic Home, take a tractor ride on an orange orchard in NSW, explore proud communities and marvel at the Heartbeat of the Murray Sound & Light Laser show in Swan Hill. Enjoy quality accommodation including the stylish Bridgeport Hotel in Murray Bridge, spacious coach touring and a perfect combination of experiences, discovery and leisure time.

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Malta Sicily and South Italy

Dates: 26th April - 16th May 2025

Tour Status: Available

An unforgettable Mediterranean odyssey flying to the to the island jewel of Malta with its eclectic blend of cultures and glorious sights, then to Sicily which boasts a plentitude of the finest Greek and Roman classical treasures, Byzantine churches, volcanic landscapes and breathtakingly beautiful villages and coastlines. Ferry across to the foot of Italy where you stay in medieval towns with world heritage archaeological sites and magnificent Romanesque and Baroque architecture, idyllic rural landscapes and an irresistible rustic charm. Largely unspoiled, the regions of Calabria, Campagnia, Basilicata and Puglia offer authenticity and genuine delight.

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Ireland and Scotland

Dates: 11th May - 30th May 2025

Tour Status: Available

Known as the Emerald Isle few destinations can match the appeal of Ireland. Endear yourself to its warm, witty people with a love of music, fun and a good lark. Crumbling castles, old stone fences, rolling green hills and picture perfect villages are a feast for the senses. Enjoy lively towns where quaint alleyways are crammed with history, museums, traditional pubs and rows of Georgian houses. Ferry across the Irish Sea to Scotland where iconic castles and idyllic cottages line moors, firths, glens and famous lochs. Wonder at remarkable UNESCO World Heritage landmarks, grand cathedrals and royal regalia and delight in the uniqueness of this culturally rich and scenic tour to the timeless favourites of Ireland and Scotland.

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Great Silk Road Uzbekistan

Dates: 23rd March - 10th April 2025

Tour Status: Available

Uzbekistan boasts some of the world’s oldest civilisations. Join WEA Travel on this unique tour along the Great Silk Road exploring the grand cities of Tashkent the Uzbek capital, Samarkand with its 2,500 year history, Shakhrisabz one of the oldest cities in central Asia, Bukhara literally a living museum and the fairy tale city of Khiva. This famed route was journeyed by thousands of traders and caravans plying silks, spices, gems, carpets and leather along its colossal 13,600 km course, giving rise to a huge melting pot of cultures, customs and religions. This is your opportunity to discover Uzbekistan’s ancient Silk Road cities at the most perfect time. Staying in luxury accommodation, be awed by astonishing structures and archaeological sites, meet hospitable people and share their exotic culture and history.

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Tours for 2024 and 2025

Dates: Exciting programme of tours by the WEA

Tour Status: Available

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