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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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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The Essence of Punjab Northern India

10th November - 29th November 2018

Experience mystical India off the beaten path with ever popular tour leader Promila Gupta as she explores her homeland and the true essence of the fascinating Punjab and its neighbouring states. Be awed at the temple complex of the Dalai Lama, be inspired by ancient philosophies and deep spiritual life, admire the breathtaking lush landscapes of the Himalayan foothills and learn about local cuisines with Promila, a passionate food expert. Witness the flames of belief as they illuminate the night sky at Aarti, as devotees release flower filled leaf boats carrying tiny oil lamps in praise of the Ganges and relish a magnificent stay at one of northern India’s most exclusive and relaxing spa resorts. All travel is in small air conditioned coaches and private cars in the Hills regions. Experience incredible northern India in this most unique way.

  • Picture: Prashant Ram

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Sri Lanka 2018-2019

29th Dec 2018 - 13th January 2019

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.

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Mexico Guatemala Belize

4th January - 24 January 2019

Marvel at the cultural gems of Central America on this exhilarating journey to Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Stand in awe at the might and mystery of the Aztec and Mayan archaeological sites of Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Tikal. Explore the diverse cultures, art and architecture of these colourful countries steeped in ancient, indigenous and Spanish colonial history. All offer charming towns, traditional indigenous lifestyles, fabulous markets, traditional arts and crafts and breathtaking Caribbean, mountain and jungle landscapes. Be delighted by this cultural feast for the senses.

  • Photo: Archer10

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Israel Jordan and The Dead Sea

16th March - 5th April 2019

A journey to Israel resonates deeply within the soul. It is a place like no other, its very name conjuring up biblical images, extraordinary history, parched deserts and profound questions of antiquity and western civilization. Explore intriguing archaeological sites, ancient cities and dramatic landscapes as well as Mediterranean, Dead Sea and Red Sea coastlines. Neighbouring Jordan too stirs a romantic image with its mysterious lost cities, epic Lawrence of Arabia landmarks and the spectacular pink desert sands of Wadi Rhumm. The rose city of Petra can be compared in mystique and grandeur to Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat as one of the great ancient cities of the world. With a perfect balance of both historical and modern exploration, unique adventures and time to relax, join experienced archaeologist Dr Robert Stone to discover the wonders of these ancient holy lands.

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Iberia - Portugal and Spain

27th April - 18th May 2019

Be delighted by an unspoilt Europe and authentic charm in Portugal as you explore medieval towns, sumptuous Baroque architecture and romantic palaces. Indulge in extraordinary gastronomic pleasures, cruise down the fabulous Douro River, enjoy traditional folk music and journey through history with local expert guides. Complement the distinctive character, individuality and cultural treasures of Portugal with those of its exotic neighbour Spain. Savour the artworks of grand European masters in Madrid and the exquisite Moorish architecture and gardens, white washed villages and heavenly beauty of the Al Hambra in Andalucia. Every day is a feast for the senses.

  • Photo : Jan Zeschky

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Russia and The Baltics 2019

22 May - 12 June 2019

Explore Moscow in the Spring admiring 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 riotous 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 and Tallinn where the wealth created by the Hanseatic League has left a legacy of living museums, grand heritage buildings and medieval architecture.

  • Photo Konstantin Andreyevich Ukhtomsky

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Tanzania And The Spice Islands

16th June - 5th July 2019

Tanzania is a land of powerful landscapes, wildlife and culture and the cradle of humankind. The colours will dazzle you from brilliant orange sunsets to a sky painted pink by a million flamingos; the leafy green of the lush Kilimanjaro foothills to the turquoise waters of Zanzibar’s Indian Ocean. Witness the grandeur of arguably the world’s mightiest National Park Serengeti, where immense populations of wild game animals roam the savannah and the unique spectacle of the Ngorongoro crater and be intrigued on cultural exchanges with precious and iconic tribal groups such as the Maasai, Hadzabe, Datoga and Chagga. Canoe on mighty Lake Victoria, sail on a traditional Dhow on historic Zanzibar island, visit plantations, schools, local markets and galleries brimming with beautiful African art. This enriching experience captures the spirit of Africa and its people and is likely to stay with you forever.

  • Photo : Paul Mannix

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Maryborough Queenslands Fraser Coast

5th August - 13th August 2019

The Fraser Coast of Queensland is a treasure trove of quaint historic villages, graceful cities with grand and eclectic architecture and lush sub- tropical vistas from the ranges to the sea. Explore beautiful Botanic gardens, quirky museums, iconic produce factories, local heritage and museums. Travel with Qantas to Brisbane, then by high speed Tilt Train to Maryborough and by luxury coach throughout the tour. Highlights include a scenic Hervey Bay whale watching cruise, the Gympie Rattler steam engine journey and numerous local heritage walking tours. Join Dr Denis Binnion our perennially popular historian and tour leader on this carefree exploration of south- central coastal Queensland which abounds in pleasantly un-commercialised sights and attractions. With six nights in sunny Maryborough you can unpack and relax at your comfortable accommodation and delight in escaping the winter cold.

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Transylvania

29th August - 17th September 2019

The beauty of the Balkan Peninsula is a timeless secret now appreciated by savvy travellers. This tour explores the historic treasures and rich heritage of the unspoilt former kingdoms of Romania and Bulgaria. Arriving in Sofia the Bulgarian capital and departing from the Romanian capital of Bucharest, you visit fabulous Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara, the so called ‘Walled Citadels of Transylvania’ which exemplify the finest medieval neighbourhoods in all of Europe. These picture-postcard towns are ringed by towering walls which conceal impeccably preserved rows of red- roofed merchant houses and impossibly narrow lanes from the middle- ages. Be awed by Ceausescu’s colossal Palace of Parliament, legendary castles, UNESCO World Heritage listed ancient and Eastern Orthodox monasteries, fine archaeological and ethnographic museums, rock-hewn churches and century old frescoes. Journey through countryside where it seems time has stood still and relax in the beautiful Carpathian Mountains and on the Black Sea Coast. With too many highlights to mention this tour is sure to exceed every expectation.

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Cyprus

7th September - 27th September 2019

A magical Mediterranean odyssey to the unforgettable islands of Cyprus to explore its Greek and Turkish heritage, Malta for its eclectic cultural mix and picture postcard harbours and Sicily with its astonishing Greek and Roman Classical sites and breathtakingly beautiful villages and coastlines. Cross the Strait of Messina by ferry to the south of Italy and continue to marvel at the wonders of ancient subterranean Matera, magnificent Romanesque and Baroque architecture, the awesome beauty of the Amalfi Coast and a genuine southern friendliness and rustic charm.

  • Photo: John Yavuz Can

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Tours for 2019

Exciting programme of tours by the WEA

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