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Walks, Tours and Travel

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Visiting Greece

Greece is a favourite destination for Australians and images of its classical ruins are familiar to everyone. But Greece is so much more. There are islands where the buildings resemble those of a French town, towns where women in traditional Muslim costumes abound, wooded areas where bears can be found and islands whose many inhabitants now live in Kensington, Kingsgrove or Double Bay. This program, with special insights into travel secrets, will help you plan a great holiday.... [More]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
Visiting Greece

<p>Greece is a favourite destination for Australians and images of its classical ruins are familiar to everyone. But Greece is so much more. There are islands where the buildings resemble those of a

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An Evening in Ravenna

For more than 300 years Ravenna in northern Italy was one of the world’s most important cities, as the capital of the western Roman Empire after the fall of Rome and then of succeeding Ostrogoth and Byzantine kingdoms. Its history is captured in the magnificent mosaics of the city’s ancient churches on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Visit these great buildings and some of the city’s other attractions including Dante’s tomb and the villa where Lord Byron lingered for three years with... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
An Evening in Ravenna

For more than 300 years Ravenna in northern Italy was one of the world’s most important cities, as the capital of the western Roman Empire after the fall of Rome and then of succeeding Ostrogoth and

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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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With the Living Goddess in Kathmandu

From the devoted crowds waiting in courtyard of the living goddess Kumari Devi to the bloodstained shrines to Kali on the holy banks of the Bagmati River, Kathmandu’s culture, history and sacred landscape is utterly unique. In this fascinating talk you will learn some of this city’s history, see some of its most revered spiritual sites and architecture, and learn how different religious traditions have come to co-exist on one place. COURSE OUTLINE The Kumari Devi and the tradition... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
With the Living Goddess in Kathmandu

<p>From the devoted crowds waiting in courtyard of the living goddess Kumari Devi to the bloodstained shrines to Kali on the holy banks of the Bagmati River, Kathmandu’s culture, history and sacred

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Buddhism: A Cultural Journey

Buddhism has become one of the most popular global religions and its cultural reach has expanded phenomenally since the 1990s. In this course Walter Mason (author of Destination Cambodia) explores Buddhism’s main divisions, its cultural and historical forms and how the Buddhist tradition is lived in various countries. This course will also explore Buddhism’s more recent journey to the West and some of the most important figures in Buddhist iconography. COURSE OUTLINE Theravada –... [More]
$138 Limited inc GST / $124
Buddhism: A Cultural Journey

<p>Buddhism has become one of the most popular global religions and its cultural reach has expanded phenomenally since the 1990s. In this course Walter Mason (author of <em>Destination Cambodia</em>)

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A Visit to Yogyakarta (Central Java)

Yogyakarta is nestled in the heart of Central Java and is steeped in rich Javanese culture and tradition. Situated on a fertile plain at the foot of the still active Mount Merapi volcano, Yogjakarta is the cultural and spiritual capital of Java. To the Javanese, Yogjakarta has always been a symbol of nationalist passion and resistance to colonial rule and has been the setting for the backlash against Dutch colonialism and the battle for Indonesian independence. Not far from... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
A Visit to Yogyakarta (Central Java)

Yogyakarta is nestled in the heart of Central Java and is steeped in rich Javanese culture and tradition. Situated on a fertile plain at the foot of the still active Mount Merapi volcano, Yogjakarta

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

Meet outside Museum of Contemporary Art entrance, Circular Quay side. Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this entertaining stroll through The Rocks with Jo Gerk. The amount of hidden secrets awaiting your discovery is staggering and during these three hours you are bound to see and hear things you never knew existed! Be prepared to learn something new about your city! Please note: This walk will go ahead whatever the weather, except... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

<strong><em>Meet outside Museum of Contemporary Art entrance, Circular Quay side</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Pyrmont Renewal Walk

Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle of its wealth on this exciting three-hour circuit walk around the peninsula which the Gadigal people called Pirrama. Hear stories and descriptions of years gone by and see how the place has changed from industrial powerhouse to derelict ruins to modern city living. Please note: This walk will go ahead whatever the weather,... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Sydney Discovery Walks - Pyrmont Renewal Walk

<em><strong>Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.</strong></em><br/><p><br/>Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle

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Leaving the Jade Gate: Travels along the Silk Route

Traverse the legendary Silk Route from its origin in western China through oasis towns, evocative Central Asian emporia and Levantine caravan cities, to the shores of the Mediterranean. More than just a trade route for merchants with their textiles, spices, metals, and other cargoes; the Silk Route served also as a conduit for conquerors, philosophers and religions. COURSE OUTLINE The history and geographical outline of the Silk Route More than just a trade route: goods and ideas... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
Leaving the Jade Gate: Travels along the Silk Route

<p>Traverse the legendary Silk Route from its origin in western China through oasis towns, evocative Central Asian emporia and Levantine caravan cities, to the shores of the Mediterranean. More than

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