EDUCATIONAL GROUP TOURS

Groups Abroad specialise in educational group travel. Therefore if your school requires a history tour of England or a journey to discovery the Somme and Gallipoli battlefields first hand - we are able to assist. A religious educational tour to Rome, home to Catholicism or a music tour to discover Salzburg, Vienna and the Blue Danube which have all contributed to Austria’s rich and renowned musical history, Groups Abroad can assist.

Tours are subject focused allowing a snapshot of exactly what students will gain educationally from their tour abroad. All tours are supplemented with alternative excursions and useful information to assist in creating a tour to meet your schools requirements.

Groups Abroad educational tours and programmes are designed with you, whether you’re a group leader, headmaster, parent or student, in mind. We pride ourselves on being reliable, knowledgeable and passionate about delivering educational tours that inspire your students and enrich classroom learning.

At Groups Abroad we are here to make your life easier and your next school trip a great success!


History Tours Tours

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London - United Kingdom - History Tours

England is home to a wealth of historical and culturally rich cities and towns, many of them dating back thousands of years which form the perfect backdrop for educational tours. The majority of groups start their tours in London as it forms the basis for many group adventures due to its history, famous tourist attractions and access to Europe. A must for all history tours is a visit to London's National Army Museum and the British Museum. Visit the Imperial War Museum to discover the stories of those who lived, fought and died in conflict. Take the Square Mile walking tour and discover more about London's 2000 years of history. This is the great classic London Walk and explores the very heart of the City, London's most historic part. Visit the Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms. Home of the Crown Jewels but has also been a fortress, royal palace and a prison - visit the Tower of London. Contact us for more information

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. Contact us for more information

Rome, Naples, Venice, Florence - Italy - History Tours

Italy is famous for its art, food and stunning and varied countryside and a whole host of famous monuments and historical buildings, including many World Heritage sites. Rome is the perfect destination for groups wishing to discover historical elements, city culture and religion. The opportunities are endless and especially for students with a particular pursuit in art, architecture, history or religion. Whilst in Rome groups will join our guided tours and take a passage through the ages of this eternal city, which boasts impressive monuments and historic ruins of the Empire, its rulers and Catholic Popes. Visit the famous Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Fora, Capitol Hill, Venice Square or the famous Trevi Foutain. A trip to Rome is not complete without discovering the history, art and religion of the smallest state in the world and home to the head of the Catholic Church - The Vatican City. Contact us for more information

Munich, Nuremburg, Berlin - Germany - History Tours

Germany provides various options for group and educational tours whether it's for history, language or sporting purposes. Cities such as Berlin, Munich or Nuremburg all are historical in nature and provide wonderful educational opportunities for students studying the First or Second World War periods. Groups staying in Munich will also have the opportunity to visit the stunning Neuchwanstein Royal Castle, majestically situated in the beautiful Bavarian Alps. History groups will also visit the following sites: Dachau Concentration Camp, guided tours of the Third Reich sites of Munich including Odeonsplatx, Feldeerrnhalle, Beer Hall Putsch, World War I Memorial site and Hofbrauhaus. Visit the Jewish Museum located in Munich along with day trips to Berchtesgaden, Eagles Nest (Kehlsteinhaus)and Neuschwanstein Castle. Contact us for more information

Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York - USA - History Tours

A visit to the historical region of Washington DC is a must for all history tours of the USA. The city is named after George Washington, military leader of the American Revolution and the first President of the United States. Washington is home to numerous national landmarks in which all groups will have the opportunity to visit. Throughout the groups time in Washington DC all tours will visit the following tourist attractions: The National Mall featuring many monuments to the American leaders, Arlington National Cemetery, Monticello Estate is located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, was the estate of Thomas Jefferson, The United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), The National Museum of American History and The Petersen House and theater. A tour would not be complete without a visit to Capitol Hill including a White House Tour and a visit to Smithsonian Institution. 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

Beijing, Shanghai, Xian - China - History Tours

Bringing history to life for your students in Beijing is easy, covering fascinating topics such as the Boxer Rebellion, the founding of the People's Republic, and the Cultural Revolution, all the way to the spectacle of the country's landmark 2008 Olympics. Students will gain an understanding to the rise of communism in China, its development and its influence today. Explore changes and continuities between imperial and communist China. Reflect on the influence of the past on modern life including the streets, sites and art of Beijing tell the story of this city and its people through history. Think about historical events in Beijing and the influence they've had on the rest of the world. All students will have the opportunity to walk along the Great Wall and visit a wide range of sites and monuments commemorating Beijing's history. Learn how monuments' meanings change over time in the light of changing attitudes and events. Understand the importance of the fall of the empire and the Chinese revolution, and their effect on the rest of the world. Gain an awareness of 20th- century history, the downfall of the emperor, the impact of World War II and the effects of communism. Contact us for more information

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

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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.
Please contact us for details.


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.
Please contact us for details.


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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