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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.

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Destination Japan

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Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka - Japan - Music Tours

There is something undeniably fascinating about Japan. Whether you are captivated by the mystique of Japan or simply wish to explore the mysteries of this ancient land your most memorable journey awaits. Japan provides the perfect backdrop for a music tour. Students will capture a colourful blend of large cities such as Tokyo and Osaka along with the ancient shrines and temples of Kyoto - all whilst performing music and exchanging cultures with Japanese students. Opportunities for workshops and masterclasses at some of Japan's major Universities. More than any other country the Japanese have managed to assimilate ancient traditions alongside leading edge technology harmoniously into their daily lives, allowing the perfect mix of old and new. Japan is a wonderful destination that allows your students to immerse into the true nature of this ancient land. Contact us for more information

Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka - Japan - Sports Tours

The opportunity to play rugby or football for schools tours to Japan are endless, whether your school tour is visiting some of the majestic sports stadiums or enjoying the excitement of Tokyo Disneyland. There is always something to keep students entertained and on the move, making Japan the ideal destination for an action packed sports tour. Groups will also witness Japan's core values which have been preserved through a blend of permanence and stability in culture and social discipline. Sporting groups will be inspired by some of the sporting achievements and sporting arenas that are to be found in Tokyo. Join in with a wide range of exciting and interesting tours and activities. Build confidence and appreciation of the skills and techniques needed for personal and team success. Appreciate the sights and cultural elements that Japan has to offer. Contact us for more information

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. Contact us for more information

Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima - Japan - Language Tours

Japan is a very unique destination and its cities provide an invaluable opportunity for teachers to take their students language learning out of the classroom and into the real world. Students will be able to develop their speaking and listening skills as they learn about Japanese history and culture. Take Japanese language practice beyond the classroom, allowing students to engage in spontaneous, unscripted encounters with native speakers. Develop students' confidence and fluency in speaking Japanese wile stretching their abilities. Create the basis for understanding Japanese culture and language. Develop speaking and listening skills through talking to native speakers in real life situations. Learn about Japanese culture and how it has molded the people. Appreciate the variation in dialects that make up Japanese language as a whole. Boost student's confidence as they test their capabilities. Contact us for more information

Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima - Japan - Food Technology Tours

A food technology tour of Japan allows students to discover more about the culture and tradition of Japanese cuisine. Visit the local markets and discover unique ingredients and dishes that are typical to the various regions of Japan. Discover the importance of food in the family unit and in the social environment. Participate in cooking workshops and learn the skills of how to cook Japanese. Discover traditional Japanese cuisine and understand the culinary variations.Assist in food preparation and presentation of Japanese cuisine whilst appreciating Japanese language associated with food culture. Students will value the importance of regional variations.Test and challenge one's cooking abilities whilst exploring Japanese food and culture. Students will return home learning practical skills that can be used at home in Australia. Contact us for more information

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. 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.
Please contact us for details.


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.
Please contact us for details.


 

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