GROUPS ABROAD - DESTINATIONS

At Groups Abroad we are here to assist you create a unique travel experience, challenge your group as individuals and as a team, broaden your participants minds, experience new cultures and take away memories that will last a lifetime!

Organising a long haul tour abroad for a school group or a club event can be an extremely time consuming process involving months of research, planning and fundraising. Groups Abroad tours are structured and designed to remove as much of the stress and hassle that goes with organising such a venture.

We aim to provide you with an enjoyable travel experience and this must begin from the very start.


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Istanbul, Gallipoli - Turkey - History Tours

See the ancient splendours of Istanbul before exploring and retracing the Australian soldiers at Gallipoli. The intricate mosaics of Istanbul's Blue Mosque, Ephesus a showpiece of Aegean archaeology or visit the sites and museums of legendary Troy, Istanbul is a must for Australian's studying history. The Blue Mosque was built at the behest of Sultan Ahmet I, whose aim was to surpass the beauty of the Aya Sofya. The inside is covered with shimmering blue-green Iznik tiles interspersed with stained-glass windows. Students can gaze upwards and consider the might of the Ottoman Empire. Gallipoli home to this beautiful peninsula has been the site of many historic battles, culminating in the failed Allied offensive during World War I. The Gallipoli Campaign cost many lives on both sides and around 100,000 were killed. Visit the Australian World War I battle and memorial site. Students can study the remains of classical civilisations, to see what can be reconstructed and understood from these buildings and artifacts. Retrace the steps of Australian soliders from WWI. View archaeological sites and sculptures whilst observing the continuing influence of classical civilisations. Contact us for more information

Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus - Turkey - Art Tours

Istanbul provides art lovers a wonderful appreciation of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Learn about the extraordinary art, architecture and history which were created by these Emperors. Visit the local Spice Markets, the Grand Bazaar, the famous Topkapi Palace and the cities ultimate mosque. Take a morning cruise on the Bosphorus and visit the numerous contemporary art museums and galleries that are now well established in this vibrant city. Venture further afield to Izmir and Ephesus where you will discover some of the world’s most famed archaeological sites. Contact us for more information

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SINGAPORE JUNIOR RUGBY TOURNAMENT 3-4 DEC 2016-Singapore-Sports Tours

Join us in Singapore on a 6 night tour inclusive of tournament participation. Junior Rugby Tournament for U12-U16. In 2015 over 140 teams took part across ten age groups resulting in more than 4000 players and spectators attending the 2 day tournament. All tours include a day at Universal Studios, city sightseeing tours and breakfast at Singapore Zoo.
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Remembering Australia at War - France & Belgium-France-History Tours

Paris is the gateway to the historical region of Normandy where Australian history tours have the opportunity to retrace and experience the battlefields and beaches that were an integral part of World War II. This region also provides groups with the opportunity to visit the Belgian Battlefields including sites such as Tyne Cot Cemetery and Polygon Wood. A school history tour to Ypres in Belgium and the Somme in France provides your students with an interesting insight into the conditions and scale or WWI. Listening to the Last Post at Menin Gate or visiting the battlefields of the Somme will prove to be both an educational and humbling experience. Paris is also one of those "must see" cities of Europe and it provides groups with a range of cultural and educational opportunities. Home to endless renowned landmarks, museums and art galleries. No visit would be complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower or the beautiful Notre Dame cathedral.
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BRATISLAVA 6-9 JULY 2017-Europe-Music Festivals

This festival for orchestras and choirs provides an opportunity to participate in and contribute to the rich cultural atmosphere of Bratislava, with opportunities to perform in beautifully ornated churches, concert halls and outdoor settings in the historical centre of the city. Groups may choose to participate on either a non competitive or competitive basis in a variety of different categories.
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Tokyo, Nagasaki, Hiroshima-Japan-History Tours

Retrace the history of World War II and the world's first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, another A-bomb landed on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced his country's unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of 'a new and most cruel bomb.' Students will have the opportunity to visit the memorial sites and museums that are located in both of these cities.
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JAPAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR 14 MAY 2017-Japan-Art Tours

Join us on an inspirational tour of Japan's most acclaimed museums and art galleries - fully escorted ex Tokyo. Although the main purpose of this tour is for art appreciation it also explores the various cultural elements that create the fabric of Japanese society. Enjoy galleries located in Harajuku, Ginza and the stunning Roppongi Hills which is also home to some of Tokyo's most modern architecture. The opportunity to travel further afield to discover some of Japan's true art gems including a visit to I.M.Pei designed Miho Museum located in Kyoto or the stunning 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. However an art tour of Japan would not be complete without visiting Naoshima Island home to a magnificent contemporary art collection including Benesse Art Site. Take the opportunity to view artworks by artists such as Hiroshi Sugimoto and James Turrell.
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