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Walks, Tours and Travel

Discover new places with a walks, tour or travel course at WEA Sydney in a relaxed and social environment, and central CBD location. Easily accessible by public transport, our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors, and offer you great value for money.


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The History, Culture and Art of Sicily's Palermo

Sicily’s prime position has long made it a prize for foreign invaders, from the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, through to the Arabs, Normans, Angevins, Spanish – even the Allies during World War II. Palermo, the regional capital, offered a safe harbour in a strategic Mediterranean position, natural beauty and a long history of tolerance and cosmopolitanism. Join us as we explore the art, architecture and food of present-day Palermo, a vibrant city undergoing an urban renewal and... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
The History, Culture and Art of Sicily's Palermo

Sicily’s prime position has long made it a prize for foreign invaders, from the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, through to the Arabs, Normans, Angevins, Spanish – even the Allies during World War II.

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The Traveller's Eye: 100 Years of Travel and Photography

We look at the history of travel and examine photos and their stories from six continents and over 100 countries. We also look at what to equipment to bring for great photos, what subjects to shoot and how organise your slide shows. This will be a great evening for both the vicarious and seasoned traveller. COURSE OUTLINE The world of Travel The Traveller’s eye The evolution of Travel Photography What to bring and how to take care of your equipment The photograph: People, Places... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
The Traveller's Eye: 100 Years of Travel and Photography

<p>We look at the history of travel and examine photos and their stories from six continents and over 100 countries. We also look at what to equipment to bring for great photos, what subjects to shoot

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Padua and The Palladian Villas

From serious intellectual endeavours, as the seat of an ancient university, to centuries of dominance by Venice; from the piety of St Anthony’s pilgrims, to the revolutionary art of Giotto and Mantegna – Padua has long been one of northern Italy’s most refined cities. It is also excellently placed for excursions into the green Euganean Hills, a temperate place of final refuge for Petrarch and centre of baroque garden design. And as the final port on the Brenta Canal, Padua is an... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Padua and The Palladian Villas

From serious intellectual endeavours, as the seat of an ancient university, to centuries of dominance by Venice; from the piety of St Anthony’s pilgrims, to the revolutionary art of Giotto and

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Classic Journeys: Kathmandu to London

This was once one of the great overland journeys for under 35s – travelling in converted regional English double decker buses. A “once in a lifetime” adventure. We travelled in 1985 in a convoy of two buses – Snot and Boogie. In those early days you could travel with Top Deck all the way from Sydney to London. SUGGESTED READING "India and the subcontinent: Overland Odyssey" - Thomas E. King, 1978 Crossing Continents with Top Deck – Trevor Carroll, Tricky Books 2017 Top Deck Daze –... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Classic Journeys: Kathmandu to London

<p>This was once one of the great overland journeys for under 35s – travelling in converted regional English double decker buses. A “once in a lifetime” adventure. We travelled in 1985 in a convoy of

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Classic Journeys: America's National Parks

We embark on a 5000 mile journey through the American West, a region unique with plant and animal life, geographic wonders, human history and settlements. We visit fifteen national and state parks which protect and honour the landscape, and learn about some of the fascinating indigenous and European discoveries. SUGGESTED READING The Story of America - Allen Weinstein & David Rubel, 2002. Yosemite National Park – Jeffrey P. Schaffer, Wilderness Press, 1997. Yellowstone & Grand... [More]
$122 Limited inc GST / $¤,110
Classic Journeys: America's National Parks

<p>We embark on a 5000 mile journey through the American West, a region unique with plant and animal life, geographic wonders, human history and settlements. We visit fifteen national and state parks

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Historic Markets

Meet outside QVB on corner York and Market St A leisurely three-hour stroll through the Southern CBD following the location changes of various produce, corn and cattle markets in Colonial Sydney from Market Street to Chinatown. The commentary will focus on the original market infrastructure as well as the current uses of the various sites. Other historic buildings, people and events along George and Pitt St will, of course, also feature in the narrative and are likely to surprise.... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $¤65
Sydney Discovery Walks - Historic Markets

<em><strong>Meet outside QVB on corner York and Market St</strong></em><br/><p><br/>A leisurely three-hour stroll through the Southern CBD following the location changes of various produce, corn and

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A Flashpacker's Guide to Europe

Develop the skills to become a flashpacker (an affluent backpacker). European travel can be extremely expensive and many itineraries take you on the well-worn tracks of generations of travellers. If you develop the skills of a flashpacker, you will soon find yourself travelling the road less known and saving yourself a bundle of money without having to compromise on comfort. COURSE OUTLINE What is a flashpacker? An introduction to the concept of flashpacking. How is it different... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
A Flashpacker's Guide to Europe

<p>Develop the skills to become a flashpacker (an affluent backpacker). European travel can be extremely expensive and many itineraries take you on the well-worn tracks of generations of travellers.

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Wyrrabalong Reserve & Norah Headland

White-throated Needletails should be seen high up on the route for this day course, always an exciting bird indicating that summer is at it’s height. More looking up for Dollarbirds on the wires, and then some lovely walks hoping to encounter fruiting palms with Topknot Pigeons and Black-faced Monarchs dancing in the shadows. A riot of birdwatching to be seen, refining your skills and tips on making birding easy with your tour guide Christina Port. Meeting Location: Paddy Pallins... [More]
$162 Limited inc GST / $¤,146
Wyrrabalong Reserve & Norah Headland

White-throated Needletails should be seen high up on the route for this day course, always an exciting bird indicating that summer is at it’s height. More looking up for Dollarbirds on the wires, and

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Exploring Old Tokyo

Comparing an Edo period map of Tokyo from 1800 with today’s city we will explore the streetscape of Tokyo’s old quarters. Referring to woodblock prints of ancient city quarters such as Nihonbashi, Yanaka, Asakusa, Ueno and Ginza, learn how to navigate these areas of Tokyo today with an eye for history and knowledge of how this great city has grown. Many other practical insights, how to travel Tokyo and enjoy its food, museums and other historic sites will be provided along the way.... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $¤65
Exploring Old Tokyo

<p>Comparing an Edo period map of Tokyo from 1800 with today’s city we will explore the streetscape of Tokyo’s old quarters. Referring to woodblock prints of ancient city quarters such as Nihonbashi,

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