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Bologna: Medieval Metropolis

The capital and largest city of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy is located on the ancient via Emilia from Rimini to Piacenza and traces its origin back to the Etruscans. Famous for its piazzas, porticoes and colonnades, churches, gates and medieval towers, as well as the world’s oldest university, Bologna sports the second largest historic city centre in Europe, measuring an astounding 350 acres. Join Jo Gerk on a virtual stroll through this fascinating Italian city. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Bologna: Medieval Metropolis

The capital and largest city of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy is located on the ancient via Emilia from Rimini to Piacenza and traces its origin back to the Etruscans. Famous for its piazzas,

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Amsterdam, Ghent and Bruges

Amsterdam is a vibrant city with an outstanding visual heritage, justly celebrated for its canals, museums, flower market, and beautiful gabled houses. Ghent and Bruges are Belgium’s historic jewels, and each is home to magnificent buildings and works of art, dating primarily from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. All are famous for their picturesque charm. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be able to: Evaluate the outstanding heritage and... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Amsterdam, Ghent and Bruges

<p>Amsterdam is a vibrant city with an outstanding visual heritage, justly celebrated for its canals, museums, flower market, and beautiful gabled houses. Ghent and Bruges are Belgium’s historic

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Seeing the Best of The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is more than a great tourist attraction and a masterpiece of hand-crafted engineering – it is a potent symbol of China’s sense of its national identity and its importance to the outside world. Much of the wall has been rebuilt and restored, and is now open to tourists. Tonight we consider the best times to visit, and some alternate ways to reach it, and explore the main features of the four most-visited sections, closest to Beijing. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Seeing the Best of The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is more than a great tourist attraction and a masterpiece of hand-crafted engineering – it is a potent symbol of China’s sense of its national identity and its importance to the outside

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North America: Landscapes, People, Culture

There are many similarities between Australia, Canada and the USA, yet also many differences. These are of geographical, climatic, demographic, historical and social nature. This course provides a brief overview of those similarities, differences and their underlying factors to help understanding some Australia’s closest allies and further aims to introduce some of the less well-known areas of the North American continent. COURSE OUTLINE We will be looking at the geographical... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
North America: Landscapes, People, Culture

<p>There are many similarities between Australia, Canada and the USA, yet also many differences. These are of geographical, climatic, demographic, historical and social nature. This course provides a

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Cruising Northern Europe

Sailing from Scandinavia, via the Baltic States and Russia, we visit Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallin and St. Petersburg; Poland, Germany, Denmark and Norway. In Berlin, we see the legacy of WW2. After leaving the Baltic Sea, we will sail to Norway and explore its impressive fjords finishing up in Bergen, an old Hanseatic city. SUGGESTED READING James A. Michener, Poland, Corgi Books, 1984 Edward Rutherfurd, Russka, Arrow Books, 1992 Suzanne Massie, Land of the Firebird, Simon and... [More]
$122 Limited inc GST / $110
Cruising Northern Europe

<p>Sailing from Scandinavia, via the Baltic States and Russia, we visit Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallin and St. Petersburg; Poland, Germany, Denmark and Norway. In Berlin, we see the legacy of WW2. After

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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]
$162 Limited inc GST / $146
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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Irresistible India

Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics, a land of immense wealth and poverty that arguably contains the most beautiful architecture in the world. This is an opportunity to discuss India’s vibrant customs, food, history, sightseeing and much more. Thinking of adding India to your bucket list? This class will help you decide. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Irresistible India

Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics, a

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London: A Walking Tour

Take a walk through this amazing city and 2000 years of history. Starting from Piccadilly, we visit the Duke of Wellington’s home, Carnaby Street, Westminster Abbey, Temple Church and finish with the Tower of London. SUGGESTED READING Peter Ackroyd, London, the Biography Peter Ackroyd, Thames, the Sacred River Edward Rutherfurd, London Stephen Millar, London’s Hidden Walks COURSE OUTLINE The founding and development of London. Important sites in London. London as the seat of... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
London: A Walking Tour

<p>Take a walk through this amazing city and 2000 years of history. Starting from Piccadilly, we visit the Duke of Wellington’s home, Carnaby Street, Westminster Abbey, Temple Church and finish with

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Travel Hints for Japan

Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns and cuisine, and the wonderful chances to attend Japanese festivals. Think about the timing of your visit, and which cities to visit. Tips on how to get around and get the most out of your stay including visits to hot springs. SUGGESTED READING Richard Story – A History of Modern Japan... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Travel Hints for Japan

<p>Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns

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Overland: Alice Springs to Darwin

One of Australia’s classic journeys, through the Tanami Desert; the intoxicating Kimberley region, Broome and the Mitchell Plateau, and then to the mysterious and beautiful Kakadu. We journey through some of Australia’s iconic areas, camping out and staying in famous resorts. Crocodiles, burning deserts, cool pools and superb company make this a once a lifetime journey (at least)! SUGGESTED READING Mary Durack, Kings in Grass Castles, Constable & Co, 1985 David McGonigal, The... [More]
$122 Limited inc GST / $110
Overland: Alice Springs to Darwin

<p>One of Australia’s classic journeys, through the Tanami Desert; the intoxicating Kimberley region, Broome and the Mitchell Plateau, and then to the mysterious and beautiful Kakadu. We journey

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