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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Russia and the Baltics 2018

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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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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Tours for 2018 -2019

Exciting programme of tours by the WEA

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