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Sicily and Malta - Jewels of the Mediterranean

Alumni Travel - Tel: (02) 9290 3856 Email: robl@alumnitravel.com.au www.alumnitravel.com.au The crossroads of ancient and medieval culture, Sicily and Malta are two areas of the western Mediterranean geographically close that were politically and/or culturally linked for centuries. Both islands feature turbulent history, that expands from invasions and sieges in ancient times through to the 20th century. What we discover today in the beautiful island of Sicily is a glorious mixture... [More]

Sydney Discovery Walks - The Sacred 7 Walk

Meet on Town Hall steps Southern Facade (facing St. Andrews, NOT George St). Rome has its seven hills. Sydney has seven magnificent churches. While not quite medieval several of these imposing and interesting examples of skilful masonry are gothic inspired architectural masterpieces nonetheless. Explore the ecclesiastic history of Australia’s first settlement on this exciting three hour stroll from Sydney Square to Wynyard. Please note: This walk will go ahead whatever the weather,... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Sydney Discovery Walks - The Sacred 7 Walk

<strong><em>Meet on Town Hall steps Southern Facade (facing St. Andrews, NOT George St).</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Rome has its seven hills. Sydney has seven magnificent churches. While not quite

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Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

Meet at Downing Centre, 143-147 Liverpool Street. The story of the founding of colonial Sydney is well known, but what is less well known is the Victorian and Federation period, where the city we know today really took shape. Between 1850 and 1900 the population of Sydney increased eight-fold, and became for a time the 15th biggest city in the world. This tour covers some of the most beautiful and ornate buildings in Sydney. Our easy walk entails some standing, but does commence... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

<strong><em>Meet at Downing Centre, 143-147 Liverpool Street</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>The story of the founding of colonial Sydney is well known, but what is less well known is the Victorian and

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Gothic Sydney - From St Denis to St Marys

Neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival architecture in Sydney is some of the finest in Australia. Built in response to an economic boom in the 1840s, both public and private buildings were designed with less adherence to the prevailing Georgian style, moving to a more fanciful and free variation on a theme of Gothic. From the vast and ornate St Mary’s Cathedral, to the private homes of Sydney, we look at the history of these beautiful buildings and the tribute they provide to medieval... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Gothic Sydney - From St Denis to St Marys

<p>Neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival architecture in Sydney is some of the finest in Australia. Built in response to an economic boom in the 1840s, both public and private buildings were designed with less

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Walking Japan's Ancient Pilgrimage Routes: Shikoku's 88 Temple Pilgrimage

When the priest Kukai returned from China in 806 and introduced esoteric Buddhism to Japan, followers began to walk in his footsteps on the island of his birthplace. The 1200 kilometre journey between 88 temples on Shikoku emulates Kukai’s life. Pilgrims believe they walk with him and commune with his spirit and teachings. Learn about this spirit of pilgrimage in Shikoku, Japan and how to plan your own journey. SUGGESTED READING Oliver Statler – Japanese Pilgrimage (Morrow 1983) –... [More]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
Walking Japan's Ancient Pilgrimage Routes: Shikoku's 88 Temple Pilgrimage

<p>When the priest Kukai returned from China in 806 and introduced esoteric Buddhism to Japan, followers began to walk in his footsteps on the island of his birthplace. The 1200 kilometre journey

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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]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
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 Journey Across Java

Heritage Destinations Tel: (02) 4228 3887 Email: heritagedest@bigpond.com Indonesia is a country of great diversity and complexity. Yet the historical and cultural differences of our nearest neighbour are vast, arguably the widest of any pair of adjoining countries. Author Ian Burnet has spent over 30 years living, working, travelling and guiding in Indonesia, one of the world’s most interesting societies. His latest book Archipelago: A Journey Across Indonesia forms the basis of... [More]
$4,700 Limited GST free
A Journey Across Java

<strong>Heritage Destinations</strong><br/><strong>Tel: (02) 4228 3887</strong><br/><strong>Email: <a href="mailto:heritagedest@bigpond.com">heritagedest@bigpond.com</a></strong><br/><p><br/>Indonesia

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The Archaeology of Cyprus

Alumni Travel - Tel: (02) 9290 3856 Email: robl@alumnitravel.com.au www.alumnitravel.com.au Explore the rich cultural heritage of Cyprus that spans Neolithic settlements to the UNESCO World Heritage listed churches in the Troodos Mountains, and from ancient Phoenician, Greek and Roman sites to the more recent medieval and Ottoman monumnets and museums. Late summer is a good time to visit Cyprus and the tour has been designed to introduce and explore this fascinating past as well as... [More]
$6,820 Limited GST free
The Archaeology of Cyprus

<strong>Alumni Travel</strong> - <strong>Tel: (02) 9290 3856</strong><br/><strong>Email: robl@alumnitravel.com.au</strong><br/><strong>www.alumnitravel.com.au</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the rich

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