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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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

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’.

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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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Ancient Persia Modern Iran

23rd April - 12 May 2018

The Persian Empire of the great Achaemenid kings was the greatest the world had ever seen. Stretching from Libya in the west to India in the east, Persia was one of the cradles of Western civilisation and its wealthy rulers have left behind a rich legacy of palaces, tombs, inscriptions and precious objects. Subsequent rulers, following the arrival of Islam continued the tradition of building imposing monuments including exquisitely embellished mosques and great squares and palaces and have incorporated elements of traditional Persian gardens with symmetry, water features, and shade. Now is the time to discover the splendours of Persia from its mountain ranges and sparse deserts to its lush river valleys. This cultural odyssey takes you to biblical sites, superb museums brimming with priceless collections of art and artefacts from antiquity, royal tombs, peaceful gardens and colourful bazaars. Discover Zoroastrian buildings, cuneiform tablets, impressive bas reliefs and the archaeological ruins of the mightiest of ancient cities in a welcoming, modern Iran.

  • Photo: Seier+Seier+Seier

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The Soul of Morocco

26th April - 15 May 2018

Trace medieval caravan routes along the ‘Road of a Thousand Kasbahs’ and the infamous Barbary Coast in the fascinating Kingdom of Morocco. With ample time to truly explore and local expert guides to enhance your experiences with local history and story- telling, you discover medieval, ancient and imperial cities. Staying in beautiful riads and authentic accommodations, enjoy mesmerizing markets and medinas, centuries old arts and crafts, fabulous food, soothing steam baths and a massage at a traditional hammam. Marvel at Berber villages and nomadic life, lush oases, fortified kasbahs, the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains and the surreal Sahara Desert. Delight in UNESCO World Heritage cities brimming with exotic art, architecture, vibrancy and life. Morocco intoxicates all who come. Join Keryn James on this culturally enriching journey.

  • Picture Alexander Cahlenstein

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Albury the Riverina and High Country

29th April - 6th May 2018

Fly to Melbourne then tour the picturesque Murray, Riverina and Victoria’s High Country by luxury coach. Visit beautiful Bright in its autumn glory and the delightful heritage towns of Beechworth, Myrtleford and Yackandandah. Take a lunch cruise on a red gum fired paddle steamer, sample regional wines at Brown Brothers and travel to the foot of Mt Kosciusko at Tumbarumba. Visit the Federation Museum in Corowa and the Man From Snowy River Folk Museum in Corryong. Each day is filled with leisurely travel and guided walking tours through pretty villages to admire wonderful colonial architecture, grand estates and beautiful gardens. With seven nights comfortable motel accommodation in the heart of Albury including full cooked breakfasts; unpack, relax and explore a bygone era in a meaningful way with popular WEA historian Denis Binnion as your guide.

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Scottish Highlands & Islands

27th May - 15th June 2018

Iconic castles, Moors and Heather, Famous Lochs, Firths and Glens and perfect stone cottages and villages; more than 4000 years of human settlement, Neolithic monuments, Norse influences and possibly the oldest henge site in Britain; breathtaking coastlines, unspoilt nature reserves, prolific birdlife and exhilarating walks; fine Malt whiskey, remarkable UNESCO World Heritage landmarks, gracious cathedrals and royal regalia. Tour Scotland’s Highlands and Islands and be delighted at every turn on this uniquely designed cultural and scenic odyssey.

  • Photo : Eusebius Guillaume Piolle

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Russia and the Baltics

29th August - 19th September 2018

Admire the imposing Red Square and Kremlin, the Tsarist treasures of the Kremlin’s Armoury, spectacular cathedrals with extravagant concoctions of onion domes and spirals in vivid colours, ancient icons and the famous Moscow Metro with its marble, mosaics and sculptures. Spend six nights cruising the Volga River, stepping ashore at World Heritage listed ancient cities of the Golden Ring, picturesque islands and rural Russian villages. Be dazzled by the opulence and neo-classical beauty of St Petersburg, the sumptuous Amber Room at Catherine’s Palace and the jewellery, Faberge collections and artistic treasures of the great Hermitage. Tour the fine Baltic cities of Riga in Latvia and Tallinn in Estonia where the wealth created by the Hanseatic League has left a legacy resembling living museums of grand heritage buildings.

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Mediterranean Islands

14th September - 4th October 2018

Enjoy the beauty of Tuscany and the wealthy Renaissance cities of Bologna, Florence and Pisa before travelling the Mediterranean by ferry to the idyllic islands of Elba, Corsica and Sardinia. Lovely Elba boasts a picture perfect harbour, fine citadel and a profusion of Mediterranean colour, heritage and ambience. The island of Corsica is unbeatable for its fascinating fusion of cultures, French chic, fortified hilltop towns, fabulous food and one of the most stunning coastlines in Europe. Closer to Africa than Italy, Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean where countless invasions by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Byzantines have left an ancient legacy. Rich with peculiarities, fascinating Bronze Age stone towers, pretty villages, castles and temples dot the sun baked landscape. Join this well- paced tour with the perfect balance of leisure time and unique inclusions.

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Bhutan

26th September - 14th October 2018

Almost completely cut off for centuries the Kingdom of Bhutan is now allowing some aspects of the outside world in, while fiercely guarding its ancient traditions. It is purportedly the happiest place on earth to live. Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas between India and China Bhutan is a pristine nation where the absence of neon lights, billboards, takeaway food chains and traffic lights is a breath of fresh air. Be enthralled by the Buddhist Dzongs set against their backdrop of majestic mountains and rushing rivers. Try the ancient craft of silk weaving, browse markets for locally made items, share meals with welcoming rural families and enjoy guided walks amongst the lush forests and terraced rice paddies to hidden gems; a temple, a rustic village or a spectacular Himalayan view. The landscape is breathtaking and the local people are genuine, respectful and happy; living a simple life according to their strong Buddhist beliefs and traditions. This is a most inspiring journey to one of the world’s most unique, least visited and utterly delightful destinations.

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North Island New Zealand

15th - 29th October 2018

This is the best North Island New Zealand itinerary possible for a variety of scenery, experiences, history and leisure time. Join historian Dr Denis Binnion AM on this well planned tour to explore the rich heritage and culture, superb parks and gardens and invigorating landscapes of the North Island. From the sub- tropical forests and emerald waters of the Bay of Islands and the Coromandel Peninsula to the snow dusted peaks and windswept coasts of the south you explore Museums, Maori collections, geysers, gardens, vibrant cities and picturesque villages. Travel by private coach, take train rides and boat rides and enjoy the luxury of several nights at each stop.

  • Photo: Geraint Morgan

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Tours for 2018

Exciting programme of tours for 2018

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