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Educational Tours for Middle East Schools

New brochure featuring the USA, Europe, middle east, AFRICA and asia Travelbound - Inspiration made easy

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ABTA No.V378X

ABTA No.V378X

ABTA No.V378X

unrivalled levels of support for party leaders

Middle East Edition


Travelbound, Inspiration made easy

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“Nobody ever forgets their school trip... or the teacher who arranged it” Travel inspires young minds We’ve spent over 26 years supporting teachers in the quest to inspire, motivate and educate their students. In this brochure you will find a small selection of the worldwide destinations and suggested itineraries that we can offer to help give your students that most memorable gift – memories that last a lifetime. We will also show you the main reasons for entrusting your trip to Travelbound. Our expertise, our financial security, our operational excellence and our dedication to making the trip as easy as possible for you to plan, promote and enjoy are all identified. We share your passion for motivating your students and will work tirelessly to support you every step of the way. Above all else, we want you to be inspired to start planning your next tour and inspired to contact us so our experts can help you organise your next unforgettable school trip. Natalie Roberts, International Product Manager

Contents Our passion & expertise Our range of expertise The support we provide

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USA New York & Washington - Highlights Tour New York & Washington - Model of United Nations and Citizenship Tour New York - Performing Arts Tour Florida - Themeparks & Science Tour

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EUROPE France - Paris Highlights Tour France - Château du Molay & Paris Languages Tour France & UK - Paris & London Highlights Tour Belgium & France - Ypres & Somme WWI Battlefields Tour France & Spain - Paris, Barcelona & Madrid Highlights Tour Spain - Andalucia Language Tour & Homestay UK - London & Surrounds Highlights Tour UK - London & Stratford-Upon-Avon Performing Arts Tour Italy - Rome & Sorrento Classics Tour Italy - Multi-centre History & Culture Tour Central Europe - Berlin, Krakow & Prague History & Culture Tour Austria & Germany - Vienna, Salzburg & Munich Music & Concert Tour Greece - Multi-centre Classics Tour Greece - Athens Performing Arts Tour Turkey - Multi-centre History & Culture Tour

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AFRICA Egypt - Multi-centre History & Culture Tour

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MIDDLE EAST Jordan - Multi-centre History & Culture Tour Oman - Adventure Camp

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ASIA China - Beijing & Xi’an History & Culture Tour China - tutti world music+ event, beijing

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Our extended portfolio

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Our passion & expertise

Our Passion

Our Expertise

The Travel Experts

It has been well documented that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development – whatever their age, ability or circumstances.

With over 26 years of experience in educational travel, we provide high quality, competitively priced, safe tours that are thought provoking and memorable. As you would expect from a school travel expert, all the tours and programmes we feature are designed to support the Curriculum to ensure maximum subject relevance and student participation.

Although being a small specialist company, we have the ultimate backing of TUI Travel PLC – the world’s largest leisure travel group operating in over 180 countries. No student should miss out on the opportunity to travel and explore and being part of TUI Travel enables us to support a student’s development in unison with their educational framework.

We pride ourselves on being reliable, knowledgeable and passionate. Most of us have travelled extensively, are fluent in more than one language and are experts in one or more subject fields. We believe in educational, inspirational and fun tours and we want to help teachers and pupils have a successful school trip!

It is especially reassuring to be part of TUI in the current climate and enables us to provide our tour leaders with the highest level of financial protection. As well as being a member of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO), all of our tours are fully bonded by ABTA and ATOL – giving you the reassurance that you deserve.

Educational visits are amongst the most memorable and valuable experiences in a student’s school life, which is why we’re passionate about bringing classroom learning to life in a real way. We specialise in organising tailor-made trips to suit the specific needs of your group, designed around the core subject areas and offering enriched excursions to help inspire your students. Our aim is to work in partnership with you to achieve the common goal of providing your students with a ‘once-in-alifetime’ school trip.

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School Travel Forum

Learning Outside the Classroom Responsible Tourism

Travelbound is a full member of the STF, which is a group of leading British school tour operators that promote good practice and safety in school travel. All full members adhere to a set Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards which are externally verified each year by suitably qualified independent Health and Safety professionals.

We are pleased to announce that Travelbound is an accredited Quality Badge holder. We have shown that we have pledged to engage in an on-going process to sustain high-quality learning outside the classroom and have demonstrated that we meet the following quality indicators:

We recognise our responsibility as an educational tour operator and consider the environment, economy and culture of our destinations of paramount importance. We are committed to educating the youth of today and recommending their involvement in ethical and environmental programmes.

1. We assist our teachers to plan the learning experience effectively 2. We provide accurate information about our tours 3. We provide activities, experience or resources which meet learner needs 4. We review your experience and act upon feedback 5. We have a safety management process in place to manage risk effectively

If you book a school trip with Travelbound you can be assured that you are going to be travelling with the most sustainable and environmentally aware school travel company in the business!

Since its inception, the STF has won widespread recognition and support of the ASCL, ATL, NAHT, NUT and Voice for the way it simplifies and provides essential reassurance for leaders looking to organise study trips. It is also welcomed by the Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP) and the DCSF. For more information visit:www.schooltravelforum.com

For more information visit: www.lotc.org.uk

Travelbound from International is proud to be an associate of the British Schools in the Middle East, one of the largest organisations for British Curriculum schools in the World. For more information, please refer to www.bsme.com

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Our range of expertise

European Destinations

History, Battlef ields &Classics

Geography

Modern Foreign Languages

Our European programme showcases our most popular educational and exciting tours. From Paris to Prague, Berlin to Barcelona – we have a destination to suit your educational needs. Our exclusive Château du Molay, set in private parkland deep within the Normandy countryside and only 14km from Bayeux and the D-Day landing beaches, is the perfect base for a History, MFL or Cuisine tour. Whether you are searching for a trip by subject or destination, we have everything you’ll need in order to offer your students a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience.

Geography literally means ‘writing the earth’ and by travelling on our one of our geography tours, students will be stimulated to create more accurate and creative descriptions of locations, processes and landforms. The environments visited on our tours offer a vivid and dramatic contrast to the everyday: the diversity of the world’s great cities, cultures and natural landscapes are brought into sharp focus. Students conditioned to the Middle Eastern environment will experience the variety of climates that occur in other parts of the world. From the chill off the glaciers of Iceland to the diverse climate of China, all the students’ senses will be stimulated.

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Take your history lessons to another level with one of our inspiring history or classics tours. History fires pupils’ curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. A history trip with Travelbound will help students develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It will help them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past and encourage mutual understanding of the historic origins of our ethnic and cultural diversity.

Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. School trips provide excellent practice for language students, enabling them to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. Using the language in real situations will boost students’ skills and confidence enormously, whilst listening to the locals helps to improve students’ pronunciation and intonation. The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world, highlighting the importance of MFL school trips.

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Our comprehensive package prices The prices shown in our brochure have been put together based on a level of support and inclusions that is second to none. As well as what is detailed below, we have included the excursions guided tours, and entrance fees as mentioned within the itineraries. • Fully comprehensive insurance including no medical excess

Music &Concert Tours

Arranged by musicians for musicians, our great selection of concert tours covers the four corners of the globe! We’re passionate about music, its history and the living traditions which we support though our tours. Music education encourages active involvement in different forms of musicmaking, both individual and communal, helping to develop a sense of group identity and togetherness. A music tour with Travelbound can influence pupils’ development in and out of school by fostering personal development and maturity, creating a sense of achievement and self-worth, and increasing pupils’ ability to work with others in a group context.

• Dedicated tour coordinator for itinerary planning • 3* hotel accommodation • 3 free adult places • Breakfast and dinner throughout • Representative throughout your tour • Entrance fees as per itineraries • Museum / excursion guided tours where possible • Coaching throughout or where necessary All prices are based on a group of 30 students travelling low season (November – end of February) 2013. Brochure prices do not include international flights. We are able to include these on request. Tours can be tailor-made to suit your group’s specific requirements and budget. We also have several accommodation options available ranging from home stays, youth hostels, 2* hotels, through to 4*.

Snowsports for Schools

Alongside the invaluable health and fitness benefits of skiing, the creation of brand new skills and friendships go hand-in-hand with a school ski trip. Having operated school ski tours for 27 years, SkiBound has quite rightly become the most recognised and trusted name in school ski travel. With the largest youth Clubhotel programme, along with an extensive range of world-class resorts, you can be confident that SkiBound never compromise on quality and always deliver exceptional value and an unbeatable skiing experience. For more information about the school ski trips we provide, visit www.skibound.co.uk

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The support we provide

Our Support

Dedicated Tour Coordinators

Promoting your tour

Book with ease

We are here to support you to ensure that you have a successful and stress-free tour experience. We understand the importance of providing a school trip that meets your tour budget and curriculum requirements, which is why our aim is to work in partnership with you to provide the perfect trip that you and your students deserve.

We will happily offer your group promotional posters and personalised presentations to help promote the tour – to develop student interest and reach the required numbers. We will supply full excursion information for your chosen destination, enabling you to fulfil any Curriculum requirements. Holding a parents evening is a very important part of the tour process and we will happily arrange for a member of our sales team to visit your school and assist where necessary. It is paramount that fellow teachers, parents and students are aware of the tour on offer and have the opportunity to ask any questions relating to the trip.

24 hour support

Travelbound groups have direct access to the TUI Travel Group 24hour duty office, staffed by a team of professionals to support our Party Leaders and overseas staff at all times. Resources include full emergency procedures and protocol, access to senior management and other independent experts along with the most up-to-date information and computer links around the clock. Rest assured that we provide 24hour support.

Once you have confirmed your booking with us, you will be assigned a dedicated tour coordinator who will handle all the pre-tour administration of your school trip along with your local office contact based in Dubai. Your tour coordinator will be your main point of contact and is on-hand to discuss, or answer, any queries you may have regarding the finer details of your trip – such as transportation, rooming, excursions and anything else that may need addressing.

• Make an enquiry

Contact our friendly sales team on 00971 (0)4 366 3907 so we can discuss your tour requirements and recommend a suitable educational tour. • Make a provisional booking Place a ‘no obligation’ provisional booking with us, which will be held for 3 weeks, enabling you to promote the trip to the students. We will be happy to provide any promotional material to ensure that you reach the desired party size. • Confirm your booking Contact us within 3 weeks of making the provisional booking and send us the completed booking form, along with the relevant deposit amount. At this stage, you will be introduced to your dedicated tour coordinator who has specialised knowledge on your chosen destination. They will forward a confirmation pack and book all the components of your tour to ensure that you receive a trip of a lifetime.

Help with risk assessments

We are always on-hand to support you with every aspect of your tour. As educational travel experts we can offer advice on how to complete your specific risk assessments and health and safety paperwork.

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Educational Enrichment / Your Week Without Walls Learning outside of the classroom has been identified as a way to excite young people and deepen their understanding of classroom subjects. “Students’ learning becomes real; the experience becomes meaningful and more ingrained. They are able to be part of the deeper learning experience. There are no walls, no bells, they can use all their senses, I know that the trips I have been lucky enough to organise will be the experiences they take with them after their five years at secondary school. I’m proud to have been a part of that”. Kieran Felton, Worldwide Party Leader Our tours have been structured with this in mind and are designed to help you link your tour to key concepts as well as the curriculum your school is covering, should that be the National Curriculum for England, IB International Curriculum (CAS) and the American curriculum. We support you in developing student’s personal learning and thinking skills as outlined below: Independent enquiry - In several towns and within the smaller cities, Travelbound’s Young Reporter project and town trails are possible. Creative thinking - For each destination, we have suggested ways in which your group can add CAS hours related to creativity. Reflective learning - A visit to Auschwitz is a prime example of reflective learning. The education centre, reflects on the dangers and consequences of xenophobia and anti-Semitism. Team work - You will see several examples running through our programme where team work is essential to the task in hand, such as on-site team building activities at our château du Molay and the Big Adventure Day in Oman. Self-management - Students learn Independence on any school trip by being away from family, managing their own money and property, and developing relationships with their peers. Key to any successful tour is the respect a student shows for the cultures and places they are visiting. Effective participation - Running through our programme are many examples of educational workshops and classes such as acting, cookery, language and traditional dance.

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USA New York & Washington Highlights Tour Day 1: Arrive New York, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Afternoon or evening: Depending on flight timings, walk through Central Park into 5th Avenue, via the Rockefeller Centre onto Times Square. Dinner: Gossip Restaurant. Overnight New York Day 2: Morning: Half Day guided sightseeing tour of New York Afternoon: Ground Zero Workshop followed by a visit to the former World Trade Center site. Dinner: Ellen’s Stardust Diner. Evening: Empire State Building. Overnight New York Day 3: Morning: Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty and the Island Museum of Immigration. Afternoon: American Museum of Natural History. Dinner: Bubba Gump. Evening: Top Broadway show. Overnight New York Day 4: Morning: Guggenheim Workshop. Afternoon: Madame Tussauds Educational Workshop. Dinner: Planet Hollywood. Evening: Ticket for a top sporting event i.e. New York Knicks game (optional). Overnight New York Day 5: Morning: Transfer by coach to Washington DC. Lunch: Stop en-route at Philadelphia for Freedom Hall and Liberty Bell. Afternoon: Arrive Washington DC. Evening: Johns Shanghai Chinatown. Overnight Washington DC Day 6: Morning: Capitol Hill to see the Supreme Court, Library of Congress and the National Archives. Afternoon: White House, Lafayette Park, Washington Monument and the War Monuments. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Washington DC Day 7: Morning: Arlington Cemetery (John F. Kennedy’s grave). Afternoon: Smithsonian Institute Museums. Dinner: Hard Rock Café. Overnight Washington DC Day 8: Morning: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping. Transfer to airport by private coach for your overnight flight home.

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Star Attractions 1. Ground Zero Workshop All tours consist of a historical introduction by trained guides and firefighters, a 12-minute video presentation, an interactive walk-through history of WTC artefacts and a self-guided audio experience which details the history behind 80 stunning images from the Ground Zero Recovery. 2. Island Museum of Immigration From 1892 -1954 Ellis Island was the first port of call for immigrants entering America. Today, the main building is a museum dedicated to telling the stories and history of those immigrants through photographs, memorabilia, interviews and film footage. 3. American Museum of Natural History The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent institutions for scientific research and education. A series of programs for school groups are available including a hands on exploration of Science and inquiry and a simulated voyage to the moon. 4. Madame Tussauds Educational Workshop The Studio Secrets Seminar takes your students behind the closed doors into a Studio Sitting. Learn about this fascinating process, from the private sitting with the celebrity subject, hundreds of precise measurements, photographs to the impeccable craftsmanship and dedication to artistic perfection.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Get hands on with one of the many educational workshops focussed on Dance, Visual Arts & Drama.

Action: Ice skating in Central Park or White Water Rafting in upper New York.

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USA New York Model of United Nations & Citizenship Tour PRICES FROM

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1. Island Museum of Immigration From 1892 -1954 Ellis Island was the first port of call for immigrants entering America. Today, the main building is a museum dedicated to telling the stories and history of those immigrants through photographs, memorabilia, interviews and film footage. 2. United Nations Tour An exciting opportunity to discover the United Nations Headquarters and include a behind-the-scenes view of the Organization at work. You will visit the General Assembly Hall and explore a variety of exhibits grouped under the theme “The United Nations: From War to Development”. 3. United Nations Lectures The speakers Bureau offers customized lectures by United Nations staff members who are experts in their fields and can provide an in-depth view on any subject, such as human rights, peace and security, environmental concerns, and social development, just to name a few. 4. N  ational Museum of the American Indian The National Museum of the American Indian is a branch of the Smithsonian Institute’s organization of museums and research institutes. It contains galleries, resource center and two workshop rooms. It has displays of documents and artifacts that offer valuable insights into Native American history.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Why not work in groups and put together a set of questions for the United Nations lecturer? Alternatively, add on a dance or arts workshop.

Action: Ice skating in Central Park / White Water Rafting in upper New York.

Service: Community service options to serve the needy and underprivileged such as meal service and supporting local fundraising events.

Day 1: Arrive New York, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Afternoon or evening: Depending on flight timings, walk through Central Park into 5th Avenue, via the Rockefeller Centre onto Times Square. Dinner: Mars 2112. Overnight New York Day 2: Morning: Half day guided walking tour of New York. Afternoon: Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty and the Island Museum of Immigration. Dinner: Bubba Gump. Overnight New York Day 3: Morning: Guided tour of the United Nations and lecture. Afternoon: Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. Dinner: Ellen’s Stardust Diner. Evening: Empire State Building. Overnight New York Day 4: Morning: National Museum of the American Indian and Fraunces Tavern Museum. Afternoon: Ground Zero Workshop followed by a visit to the 9/11 Memorial. Dinner: Planet Hollywood. Overnight New York Day 5: Morning: The Museum of the City Of New York. Afternoon: Ice skating in Central Park. Dinner: Hard Rock Café. Overnight New York Day 6: Morning: Tenement Museum. Afternoon: Free time for shopping or further sightseeing. Dinner: Johns Shanghai Chinatown. Evening: Top Broadway Show. Overnight New York Day 7: Morning: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping. Transfer to airport by private coach for your overnight flight home. Day 8: Arrive back in the Middle East.

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USA New York Performing Arts Tour Day 1: Arrive New York, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Afternoon or evening: Depending on flight timings walk through Central Park into 5th Avenue, via the Rockefeller Centre onto Times Square. Dinner: Hard Rock Café. Overnight New York Day 2: Morning: Half day guided sightseeing tour of New York. Afternoon: Broadway Song & Dance Clinic. Dinner: Ellen’s Stardust Diner. Evening: Empire State Building. Overnight New York Day 3: Morning: Choral, Dance or Audition Clinic. Afternoon: NBC Studio Tour. Dinner: Bubba Gump. Overnight New York Day 4: Morning: Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty and the Island Museum of Immigration. Afternoon: Guided walking tour of the Theater District. Dinner: Planet Hollywood. Evening: Ticket for top sporting event i.e. New York Knicks game (optional). Overnight New York Day 5: Morning: Improvisation Class, Drama Workshop or Scene Study Workshop. Afternoon: Guided tour of The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Dinner: Mars 2112. Overnight New York Day 6: Morning: Guided Tour of Carnegie Hall. Afternoon: Free time for shopping and further sightseeing. Dinner: Hard Rock Café. Evening: Top Broadway Show. Overnight New York

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1. Broadway Song & Dance Clinic Learn an authentic Broadway combination from a hit show as a Broadway dancer, singer, and actor coaches you. Rehearse and perfect the vocals with a Broadway vocal coach and choreographer in a private Manhattan studio. Time for Q & A will be provided. 2. Choral, Dance or Audition Clinic Work with a world-class artist from a renowned choir, opera company or Broadway show; experience award-winning dance teachers from New York’s leading companies or discuss the highs and lows of the audition process and participate in mock auditions with a Broadway performer. 3. NBC Studio Tour Learn about NBC’s days as a radio network and its transition to television as well as visiting some of the most famous studios in America including: NBC Sports, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, NBC Nightly News and Saturday Night Live as well. 4. Improvisation Class, Drama Workshop or Scene Study Workshop Work with a distinguished Improv artist and gain new insights into the art of Improvisation; Work with a distinguished Broadway actor, casting director or agent, in the Drama Workshop or focus on skill refinement, personal development and overall improvement in the Scene Study Workshop.

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Day 7: Morning: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping. Transfer to airport by private coach for your overnight flight home. Day 8: Arrive back in the Middle East.

CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Get hands on with one of the many educational workshops focussed on Dance, Visual Arts & Drama.

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Action: Ice skating in Central Park or White Water Rafting in upper New York.

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Service: Community service options to serve the needy and underprivileged such as meal service and supporting local fundraising events.


USA Orlando, Florida Themeparks & Science Tour Day 1: Arrive Orlando, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Afternoon or evening: Depending on flight timings you will have free time at leisure (coaching included). Dinner: Various options available. Overnight Orlando

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1. Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park The original theme park of the Disney World Resort features the iconic Disney Castle and over 40 themed attractions. Meet the Disney characters, see the Parades and enjoy the spectacular fireworks finale . 2. Epcot Center Epcot is divided into Future World; full of technological advancements, innovation and wonder, and World Showcase; a collective of Pavilions where you will find shops, attractions and restaurants that represent the culture and cuisine of 1 of the 11 countries. 3. Kennedy Space Center Tour the Launch Pads, the vehicle Assembly Building and the Apollo Saturn V Center. See IMAX movies taken from Space on a 5 storey screen. Enjoy shows and exhibits at the Visitor Complex and view personal mementos and historic spacecraft in the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Day 2: Full day: Wet’n’Wild Dinner: Various options available. Overnight Orlando Day 3: Full day: Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park. Dinner: Various options available. Overnight Orlando Day 4: Full day: Epcot Center. Dinner: Various options available. Overnight Orlando

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Day 5: Full day: Kennedy Space Center. Dinner: Various options available. Overnight Orlando Day 6: Full day: Universal Studios. Dinner: Various options available. Overnight Orlando

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4. U  niversal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure Universal Studios boasts rides, shows, attractions and a real working film and TV Production Studio. At Universal’s Islands of Adventure take an unforgettable journey through remarkable islands, including The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Day 7: Morning: Souvenir shopping. Afternoon: Transfer to airport by private coach for your overnight flight home. Overnight flight Day 8: Arrive back in the Middle East. Universals Islands of Adventure

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Why not paint a picture inside one of the themeparks, or create a project book based on a particular theme, for example, marketing a theme park or ‘search and see’ where you look out for certain characters or rides.

Action: Rides galore, especially at Wet’n’Wild Orlando where you have a choice of multi-person rides or to go solo on the individual water rides.

Service: Community service options to serve the needy and underprivileged such as meal service and supporting local fundraising events.

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France Paris Highlights Tour Day 1: Arrive Paris, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Afternoon or evening: Time permitting, enjoy a walk down the Champs Elysees. Dinner: Local restaurant (to accommodation). Overnight Paris Day 2: Morning: Half day guided sightseeing tour of Paris. Afternoon: Summit of the Eiffel Tower. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Paris Day 3: Morning: Musée du Louvre guided tour. Afternoon: Château de Versailles. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Paris Day 4: Morning: Bateaux Mouches river cruise. Afternoon: Guided tour of UNESCO. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Paris Day 5: Full day: Cité des Sciences. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Paris Day 6: Morning: Catacombs of Paris. Afternoon: Free time for souvenir shopping or further sightseeing. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Paris Day 7: Full day: Disneyland Paris® and Walt Disney Studios®. Dinner: Planet Hollywood. Overnight Paris Day 8: Morning: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping. Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home. Optional Home Stay Students have the option to immerse themselves in the French language by living with a host family. They will discover the country’s culture using their language skills in a practical environment over dinner and during their stay, whilst enjoying daily excursions with the school group.

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Star Attractions 1. Château de Versailles Students can see the opulence and symbolism of the system the Revolutionaries of 1789 opposed, as well as being able to visit the Hall of Mirrors, where the German Emperor was crowned and the Treaty of Versailles was signed. 2. Guided tour of UNESCO You will be given a guided tour of the building and watch one of UNESCO’s presentations on a number of subjects such as third world education. A representative from the organisation will give students the opportunity to discuss various issues. 3. Cité des Sciences Entertaining and interactive permanent exhibitions showcasing major scientific advances and technological innovation in fields such as space exploration, astronomy, biology, genetics and energy. We are able to offer guided tours and packages to include the planetarium show and visit to the Argonaute Submarine.

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4. Disneyland® Paris and Walt Disney Studios® Imagine a Disneyland® Park where make believe is real. And Walt Disney Studios® Park, where the magic of Disney meets the magic of cinema. Imagine you are here… In a Resort as big as imagination itself. Welcome to Disneyland® Paris.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Students can prepare questions and discussion points for their UNESCO visit as well as getting hands-on at one of the many exhibitions at Cite des Sciences.

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Action: Add on a visit to Aquaboulevard where you can choose to get wet using the swimming pools, wave machines and slides, or stay dry playing tennis and squash.

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Service: Opportunities to help preserve and reconstruct French landmarks (not possible for younger students) as well as environmental and community support.


France Chateau du Molay & Paris Languages Tour Day 1: Arrive Paris, meet your representative and transfer to Normandy. Dinner: Château du Molay unless otherwise stated. Evening: Entertainment by Château staff. Overnight Château du Molay

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1.Travelbound’s Château du Molay Travelbound’s very own 18th Century French château, The Château du Molay, is set within 38 acres of beautiful private parkland in Normandy, France. - Themed Nights Whilst staying at the Château, experience the famous traditions of French life with one of our themed nights: Crêpe & Cidre Night, Cheese Board & Wine tasting (one for the adults), Frogs’ Legs & Snails tasting and French cinema night. - Facilities Facilities include a heated swimming pool (summer), meeting rooms, library, games room, lounge area, classroom for language lessons, party leaders’ bar, football / rugby pitch, all weather sports court for tennis, basketball and 5-a-side football and on-site activities such as Team Building and Blind Trail. - Location Historical excursions to the medieval town of Bayeux are only 14kms away and the cemeteries and museums commemorating the D-day landings are just along the coast.

Day 5: Morning: French language lesson /on site activity. Afternoon: Arromanches - Young Reporter. Evening: Frogs’ legs and snails taster. Overnight Château du Molay

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Day 6: Morning: French language lesson /on site activity. Afternoon: Traditional French cookery class. Evening: Disco /karaoke night. Overnight Château du Molay Day 7: Morning: Transfer to Paris. Afternoon: Bateaux Mouches river cruise. Dinner: Local restaurant. Evening: Summit of the Eiffel Tower.

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3. Bateaux Mouches River Cruise The Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and the Louvre, amongst many other sites, can all be seen on-deck and guided commentaries complement the experience.

CAS - Need to add some hours? Action: Within our 38 acres of Château parkland, our on-site team of qualified instructors deliver teamwork and leadership exercises such as survival skills, Archery, Rounder’s and orienteering.

Day 3: Morning: French language lesson /on site activity. Afternoon: Bayeux Tapestry and town trail. Evening: Crêpe & cidre night. Overnight Château du Molay Day 4: Morning: French language lesson /on site activity. Afternoon: Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery. Evening: Entertainment by Château staff. Overnight Château du Molay

2. Arromanches - Young Reporter The concept is to place the student in the role of reporter and is recommended for the more advanced students. Working in small teams, students research a theme then conduct interviews with local people. We are able to offer this in several towns.

Creativity: On Travelbound’s Young Reporter course, students work in small teams to research a theme before conducting an interview with local people They then present their information either back at the hotel or at school.

Day 2: Morning: French language lesson /on site activity. Afternoon: Chevrerie du Mesnil (goat farm). Evening: Entertainment by Château staff. Overnight Château du Molay

Service: Students can be given the opportunity to plant a tree in our eco-avenue at the Château. See also Paris highlights for Service.

Day 8: Morning: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping or further sightseeing. Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home. Optional Home Stay Why not extend your stay in Paris and let students immerse themselves in the French language by living with a host family? Students will discover the country’s culture using their language skills in a practical environment over dinner and during their stay, whilst enjoying daily excursions with the school group.

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France & UK Paris & London Highlights Tour Day 1: Arrive Paris, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Afternoon or evening: Depending on flight timings, you may have time to enjoy a walk down the Champs Elysees. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Paris Day 2: Morning: Half day guided tour. Afternoon: Musée du Louvre guided tour. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Paris Day 3: Morning: Bateaux Mouches river cruise. Afternoon: Summit of the Eiffel Tower. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Paris Day 4: Morning: Château de Versailles. Afternoon: Free time for souvenir shopping or further sightseeing. Dinner: Hard Rock Café. Overnight Paris Day 5: Morning: Transfer to London via Eurostar or private coach. Afternoon: Half day guided tour. Dinner: At accommodation. Evening: London Eye. Overnight London Day 6: Morning: National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory. Afternoon: Tower of London. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight London Day 7: Morning: Choice of Science Museum, Natural History Museum or V&A Museum. Afternoon: British Music Experience Workshop (BME). Dinner: Rainforest Café. Overnight London Day 8: Morning & afternoon: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping or further sightseeing. Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home.

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Star Attractions 1. Louvre Museum Lovers of art have over 30,000 pieces to choose from ranging from Egyptian antiques to graphics to Italian paintings. Of course the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo are ever popular and the spectacular glass pyramid provides an ultra-modern contrast to the museum’s classical lines.

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2. Château de Versailles Students can see the opulence and symbolism of the system the Revolutionaries of 1789 opposed, as well as being able to visit the Hall of Mirrors, where the German Emperor was crowned and the Treaty of Versailles was signed. 3. National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory See the uniform Nelson was wearing when he was fatally shot at the Battle of Trafalgar in the National Maritime Museum and visit the home of Greenwich Mean Time, also housing London’s only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the UK’s largest refracting telescope. Workshops available on request.

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4.BME – ‘London is the place for me’ Workshop London has been influenced by different cultures around the world. Students will find out about the different musical styles that have travelled to Britain from diverse countries such as Africa, India and Germany listening to examples of how they have influenced UK popular music.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Get hands on with one of the many educational workshops available in London including those ran by the British Music Experience.

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Action: We can arrange a full day of activities such as teambuilding, abseiling, archery and rope course at one of our centres located near London.

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Service: Variety of volunteering activities possible, including planting trees, green space clean up or volunteering at retirement homes.


Belgium & France Ypres & Somme WW1 Battlefields Tour Day 1: Arrive Paris, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Ypres Day 2: Morning: In Flanders Field Museum Educational Workshop. Afternoon: Essex Farm, Hooge Crater, Hill 60, Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood. Dinner: At accommodation. Evening: Menin Gate Ceremony. Overnight Ypres

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AED 4709

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1. In Flanders Field Museum Educational Workshop This exceptional museum details the events, stories, art and personal encounters connected with the city. Within the one hour workshop, students study a whole series of documents and artefacts. The pupils will find answers to questions like “what is a German spike helmet made of?” and “What did the solders eat?” 2. Menin Gate Ceremony This monument, dedicated to the missing and dead British and Commonwealth soldiers, is the scene of the Last Post. The Menin Gate is a perfect opportunity for students to reflect on how present generations commemorate and understand events of the past. 3. Bellewaerde Theme Park This is the oldest operating theme park in Belgium however, the rides are anything but old-fashioned! Take your students for a well-earned break so they can enjoy the river-rapids, vertical drop towers and 4-D cinemas.

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Day 3: Full day: Bellewaerde Theme Park (April – October). Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Ypres Day 4: Morning: Langemark and Tyne Cot British Cemetery. Afternoon: Canadian Memorial Vimy Ridge and Tunnels of Arras. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Somme Day 5: Morning: Deville Wood and Lochnager Crater. Afternoon: Thiepval and Ulster Tower. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Somme

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Day 6: Morning: Transfer to Paris by private coach for your flight home. Time permitting, stop off at Newfoundland Memorial Park.

4.Tyne Cot British Cemetery The largest Commonwealth Cemetery on the Western Front with 11,953 burials. This includes those believed to be buried in the Cemetery, or whose graves had been destroyed. The Visitors Centre contains display panels, items on display and a video film to explain history of this part of the battlefield.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Why not work in groups and put together a set of questions for the workshop at In Flanders Field Museum?

Action: We can arrange evening activities such as swimming and bowling.

Service: We are unable to offer service options in this area, but can look to add on a trip to Paris if required, for environmental and community based work.

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France& Spain Paris, Barcelona & Madrid Highlights Tour Day 1: Arrive Paris, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Afternoon or evening: Depending on flight timings, you may have time to enjoy a walk down the Champs Elysees. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Paris Day 2: Morning: Half day guided tour. Afternoon: Musée du Louvre guided tour. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Paris Day 3: Morning: Bateaux Mouches river cruise. Afternoon: Palace de Versailles. Dinner: Planet Hollywood. Overnight Paris Day 4: Morning: Summit of the Eiffel Tower (time permitting). Afternoon: Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight to Barcelona. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Barcelona Day 5: Morning: Half day guided tour. Afternoon: Camp Nou (Barcelona FC). Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Barcelona Day 6: Morning: Sagrada Familia. Late afternoon: Las Ramblas and Picasso Museum. Dinner: Spanish cookery class and meal. Overnight Barcelona Day 7: Morning: Transfer by coach to Madrid. Afternoon: Retiro Park. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Madrid

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Royal Palace, Madrid

Star Attractions 1.Château de Versailles - Paris Students can see the opulence and symbolism of the system the Revolutionaries of 1789 opposed, as well as being able to visit the Hall of Mirrors, where the German Emperor was crowned and the Treaty of Versailles was signed. 2. Camp Nou (Barcelona FC) Students will be able to see the ground and pitch area of the world’s 3rd largest football Stadium as well as have access to the football museum, dressing room, press conference area, VIP lounge, player’s benches and the VIP seats. 3. Sagrada Familia - Barcelona Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece is not expected to be completed until 2026, exactly 100 years after his death. This amazing structure is a blend of Gothic, Baroque and modern art and a visual wonder both inside and out.

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4. Prado Museum - Madrid This museum features one of the world’s finest collections of European art from the 12th to the 19th century. Students will find various works by Spanish painters such as El Greco, Goya and Velâzquez including Las Meninas recognised as one of the most important paintings in Western art history.

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Day 8: Morning: Half day guided tour. Afternoon: Prado Museum and Royal Palace. Evening: Flamenco evening farewell dinner. Overnight Madrid Day 9: Morning & afternoon: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping or further sightseeing. Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Students will learn to prepare and cook traditional Spanish cuisine such as Tapas and Paella.

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Action: Students will find out just how active Flamenco dancing really is!

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Service: Community service options to serve the needy and underprivileged such as meal service and supporting local fundraising events.


Spain Andalucia Language Tour

Home stay

Day 1: Arrive Madrid, meet your representative and transfer to Cordoba. Afternoon or Evening: Depending on flight timings, you may have time to visit the centre of Madrid. Dinner: With host family. Overnight Cordoba home stay Day 2: Morning: 1 ½ hour Spanish language lesson. Afternoon: Half day guided tour of Cordoba and visit to the Mosque of Cordoba. Dinner: With host family. Overnight Cordoba home stay

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La Alhambra

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1.Home Stay Students will discover the countries culture using their language skills in a practical environment over dinner and during their stay with their host families. During the stay, students keep a journal that will be brought back home along with a certificate of completion. 2. Mosque of Cordoba (Mezquita-Catedral) Known to be one of the most important monuments of the entire Western Islamic world. The evolution of the “Omeya” style in Spain is resumed in the history of the Mosque, as well as Christian architecture within the Cathedral fascinatingly placed within the Mosque.

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3. Flamenco Dance Lesson and show Enjoy an active afternoon learning how to dance the Flamenco. Followed by a show where you will witness a performance of el baile flamenco; a highly-expressive solo dance, known for its emotional sweeping of the arms and rhythmic stomping of the feet.

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4. Alhambra Palace and fortress complex of the Moorish monarchs of Granada. Once the residence of the Muslim kings of Granada and their court, the Alhambra is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions exhibiting the country’s most famous Islamic architecture.

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Day 5: Full day: Guided tour of Grenada. Includes a visit to the Alhambra, La Alcazaba, Campilla Real and the Albayzin district. Dinner: With host family. Cordoba home stay Day 6: Morning: 1 ½ hour Spanish language lesson. Afternoon: Paella cooking class. Dinner: With host family. Cordoba home stay

Day 8: Morning & afternoon: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping or further sightseeing. Evening: Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home (possibility of overnight flight). Optional Hotel Stay If your group would rather stay in hotel accommodation, we have 2 and 3 star hotel options available.

CAS - Need to add some hours? Students can prepare a lesson Students will find out just how active Flamenco dancing plan for the final language really is! lesson based on what they have seen and experienced over the prior six days.

Day 4: Morning: 1 ½ hour Spanish language lesson. Afternoon: Aquasierra waterpark Dinner: With host family. Cordoba home stay

Day 7: Morning: 1 ½ hour Spanish language lesson. Afternoon: Shopping / free time in Cordoba Dinner: With host family. Cordoba home stay

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Day 3: Morning: 1 ½ hour Spanish language lesson. Afternoon: Flamenco dance lesson and show. Dinner: With host family. Cordoba home stay

Service: Community service options to serve the needy and underprivileged such as meal service and supporting local fundraising events.

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UK London & Surrounds Highlights Tour Day 1: Arrive London, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Afternoon or evening: Time permitting; enjoy a ride on the London Eye. Dinner: Rainforest Café. Overnight London Day 2: Morning: Half day guided sightseeing tour of London Afternoon: Guided tour of The Tower of London. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight London Day 3: Morning: Choice of Science Museum, Natural History Museum or V&A Museum. Afternoon: National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight London Day 4: Morning: Transfer to Bath via a stop at Stonehenge. Afternoon: Walking tour of Bath. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Bath Day 5: Morning: Roman Baths. Afternoon: Transfer to Stratford Upon Avon. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Stratford Upon Avon Day 6: Morning: Choice of 3 of the 5 Shakespeare’s houses. Late afternoon: Transfer to London. Dinner: Hard Rock Café. Overnight London Day 7: Morning: British Museum. Afternnoon: Madame Tussauds. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight London Day 8: Morning: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping. Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home.

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(C) EDF Energy London Eye

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1.Tower of London A Yeoman Warder will entertain you with tales from the Tower; pain and passion, treachery and torture, all delivered with a swagger and a smile! You can enhance your visit to the Tower of London with an curriculum driven education session. Workshops are available on request. 2. National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory See the uniform Nelson was wearing when he was fatally shot at the Battle of Trafalgar in the National Maritime Museum. Visit the home of Greenwich Mean Time, housing London’s only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the UK’s largest refracting telescope. Workshops are available on request. 3. Roman Baths A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath has some of the finest architectural attractions in Europe, including the fantastic Roman Baths. The Baths have four main features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from Roman Bath. 4. British Museum Simply have a guided tour of this incredible museum, widely considered to be one of the World’s greatest museums of human history and culture, or alternatively, choose from one of the many activity sessions led by the Museum’s schools team. Workshops are available on request.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Get hands on with one of the many educational workshops available in London including those run by The British Museum.

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Call: 00971 (0)4 366 3907

Action: We can arrange a full day of activities such as teambuilding, abseiling, archery and rope course at one of our centres located near London.

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Service: Variety of volunteering activities possible, including planting trees, green space clean up or volunteering at retirement homes.


UK London &

Stratford Upon Avon

Performing Arts Tour Day 1: Arrive London, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Afternoon or evening: Time permitting; enjoy a ride on the London Eye. Dinner: Hard Rock Café. Overnight London

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1.West End Workshop – in connection with a theatre show Exclusive show specific workshops developed in partnership with the show’s creative teams (inc Chicago, Ghost, The Lion King, Shrek, Singing in the Rain, Wicked and Wizard of Oz). You’ll learn performance techniques and about the social themes within the show you choose while developing life skills, vital parts of any theatre workshop.

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2. Bespoke Masterclass Led by professional actors and covering performance skills including acting, Shakespeare, physical theatre, musical theatre (singing and/or dance), storytelling, stage combat, makeup, storytelling and more. Masterclasses are tailor-made specifically for you. 3. RSC Practical Workshop Give the students the best possible introduction to Shakespeare with a RSC workshop that actively introduces the themes, characters and language before seeing a production. Depending on your students’ knowledge of a play, we can offer a first introduction, or a more in-depth insight to the play and creative choices made for this production.

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Day 2: Morning: Half day guided sightseeing tour of London. Afternoon: West End drama workshop. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight London Day 3: Morning: Theatre masterclass with professional actors. Afternoon: Choice of Science Museum, Natural History Museum or V&A Museum. Dinner: At accommodation. Evening: Jack the Ripper tour. Overnight London Day 4: Morning: Madame Tussauds. Afternoon: Transfer to Stratford Upon Avon. Dinner: At accommodation. Evening: Walk down the River Avon to the church where Shakespeare is buried. Overnight Stratford Upon Avon Day 5: Morning: Free time shopping. Afternoon: Practical Workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Evening: Performance by RSC (subject to availability) Overnight Stratford Upon Avon Day 6: Morning: Chance to see 3 of the 5 Shakespeare houses. Afternoon: Transfer to London. Dinner: Hard Rock Café. Overnight London

4. BME – ‘London is the place for me’ Workshop London has been influenced by different cultures around the world. Students will find out about the different musical styles that have travelled to Britain from diverse countries such as Africa, India and Germany listening to examples of how they have influenced UK popular music.

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Get hands on with one of the many performing arts workshops above. Why not ask the students to come up with the perfect Masterclass?

Indoor rock climbing, high ropes course, activity days, and bowling are just some of the activities available in and around London.

Variety of volunteering activities possible, including planting trees, green space clean up or volunteering at retirement homes.

Day 7: Morning: British Museum Experience Workshop (BME). Afternoon: Backstage Tour of a London Theatre. Dinner: At accommodation. Evening: West End Show. Day 8: Morning : Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping. Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home.

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Italy Rome & Sorrento Classics Tour Day 1: Arrive Rome, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Afternoon or evening: Walk to the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Rome Day 2: Morning: Colosseum, Palatine and Circus Maximus. Afternoon: Roman Forum and the Baths of Caracalla. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Rome Day 3: Morning: Vatican City for Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Square and Basilica. Afternoon: Pantheon. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Rome Day 4: Full day: Coach transfer from Rome to Sorrento via the historical site of Ostia. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Sorrento Day 5: Morning: Naples Museum. Afternoon: Herculaneum. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Sorrento Day 6: Morning: Hydrofoil to Capri. Afternoon: Explore Capri. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Sorrento Day 7: Morning: Mount Vesuvius. Afternoon: Pompeii. Dinner: Tarantella Dance Show and dinner. Overnight Sorrento

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Bay of Naples

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1. The Colosseum and Palatine Rome’s iconic amphitheatre was the largest ever built by the Roman Empire and stands majestically in the centre of the city. Tours of the arena include a walk around the underground chambers where gladiators awaited their fate in front crowds of 50,000 baying spectators. 2. Vatican City The world’s smallest state can be found within central Rome and holds some of the finest examples of Renaissance art and architecture known to man. The interior of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are incredible and testament to the power and the beauty of religious artwork. 3. Vesuvius AD 79 was the year of Vesuvius thanks to the eruption that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum. Today, a small network of paths and a guide can take your group to the summit of this stratocvolcano for one of the best field trips in the world!

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4. Pompeii It is hard to beat the experience of walking through the preserved streets and buildings that once held a thriving slice of Roman life. Guided tours with a professional archaeologist are possible.

Day 8: Morning: Transfer to Rome by private coach for your flight home.

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Studying Italian Language? For those learning Italian, we are able to add in some language lessons and / or our Young Reporter programme where students research and then interview the locals, before presenting their findings back at the hotel.

CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: We can offer pizza and pasta making classes.

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Action: We are able to offer bowling in Sorrento.

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Service: Various environmental activities in the Natural Reserve of the Aniene Valley are possible such as maintenance of natural paths, land reclaiming and garbage removal.


Italy Multi-centre History & Culture Tour Day 1: Arrive Rome, meet your representative and transfer to Sorrento by private coach. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Sorrento Day 2: Morning: Naples Museum. Afternoon: Pompeii. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Sorrento

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Florence

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1. Capri Island This beautiful island can be reached by passenger ferry from Sorrento, Naples or Amalfi. A funicular train and cable car will carry visitors uphill where they can experience stunning vistas that have inspired musicians such as Debussy and authors like Somerset Maughan. 2. Florence Cookery School Held at a professional cookery school, you’ll have a choice of three activities: (a) a typical 3 course Tuscan meal; (b) home made fresh pasta using a rolling pin (and a pasta-making machine), as well as three types of different sauces and dessert; or (c) kneading and preparing a traditional Neapolitan pizza. 3. Uffizi Gallery, Florence Art students, particularly those interested in the Italian Renaissance, won’t find a better place to sketch, think and enjoy at one of the world’s oldest and most famous art Galleries. Da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and many more are all represented here in numerous mediums. 4. St Mark’s Square, Venice Even when flooded this famous principal piazza is busy with crowds enjoying the backdrop of the Basilica of San Marco. Students will find a pedestrianized area surrounded by historic buildings which makes it the perfect spot for sketching, thinking and people watching.

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Action: Visit Aqualandia in Lido di Jesolo (near Venice) and students can choose from water based activities or outdoor sports such as volleyball, football and mini-golf.

Day 5: Morning: Colosseum, Palatine and Circus Maximus. Afternoon: Roman Forum and the Baths of Caracalla. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Rome

Day 7: Morning: Transfer to Florence via Siena. Afternoon: Guided walking tour of Siena. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Overnight Florence Day 8: Morning: Guided walking tour of Florence. Afternoon: Uffizi Gallery. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Florence

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Day 9: Full day: Florence Cookery School. Overnight Florence Day 10: Morning: Transfer to Venice Afternoon: Peggy Guggenheim. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Venice

CAS - Need to add some hours? The Florence cookery class will certainly ensure their creative juices are flowing.

Day 4: Morning: Mount Vesuvius. Afternoon: Transfer from Sorrento to Rome. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Rome

Day 6: Morning: Vatican City for Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Square and Basilica. Afternoon: Pantheon. Dinner: Local restaurant. Evening: Time Elevator. Overnight Rome

See also Star Attractions on the Italy Classics page.

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Day 3: Morning: Hydrofoil to Capri. Afternoon: Explore Capri. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Sorrento

Service: Various environmental activities in the Natural Reserve of the Aniene Valley are possible such as maintenance of natural paths, land reclaiming and garbage removal.

Day 11: Morning: Half day guided walking tour. Afternoon: Free time for souvenir shopping or further sightseeing. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Venice Day 12: Morning: Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home.

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Central Europe Berlin, Krakow & Prague History & Culture Tour Day 1: Arrive Berlin, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Berlin Day 2: Morning: Half day guided sightseeing tour. Afternoon: Jewish Museum Theatre Workshop. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Berlin Day 3: Morning: Checkpoint Charlie. Afternoon: Story of Berlin Exhibition and Nuclear Bunker. Dinner & evening: Potsdamer Platz. Overnight Berlin Day 4: Full day: Coach transfer from Berlin to Krakow. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Krakow Day 5: Morning: Auschwitz-Birkenau. Afternoon: Half day guided walking tour including entrances to Wawel Royal Castle, Royal Tombs, Sigismund Bell and St Mary’s Church. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Krakow Day 6: Morning: Wieliczka Salt Mines. Afternoon: Transfer from Krakow to Prague. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Prague Day 7: Full day: Guided tour or Prague. Dinner & evening: Prague Folklore Evening. Overnight Prague Day 8: Morning: Free time for souvenir shopping or some further sightseeing. Afternoon: Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home (likely to land early next morning).

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Krakow

Star Attractions 1. Jewish Museum Theatre Workshop “Forced into Exile” Students explore the issue of emigration through acting. Students will have an introduction to the topic and proceed to the “Garden of Exile” within the basement of the Libeskind building, before staging a play in which they develop fictional situations based on historical reality. Maximum 20 students. 2. Wieliczka Salt Mines This was once the largest salt mine in the world and holds 200kms of tunnelling which has been created during the past 900 years. The whole tour takes approximately 3 hours and includes a guided tour, 20 different chambers and a subterranean museum. 3. Auschwitz-Birkenau This infamous concentration camp is now an educational centre dedicated to teaching visitors about the lives and deaths of the previous inmates. For anyone studying WWII history the buildings, grounds and museum provide a chilling and memorable lesson. 4. Prague folklore evening The Czechs are well known for their love of social occasions and an organised evening out provides a great chance to eat, dance and be merry. School groups can try the local food whilst watching a traditional Czech dance and listening to typical live music.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: See Jewish Museum Theatre Workshop “Forced into Exile” under star attractions.

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Action: Located outside of Berlin is the world’s largest indoor swimming pool. Tropical Islands stretches across an area of 66, 000 m2, the size of eight football fields.

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Service: You would need to extend your tour but options for older students are possible in Berlin such as green space clean up or volunteering at retirement homes.


Austria & Germany Vienna, Salzburg & Munich Music & Concert Tour Day 1: Arrive Vienna, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Vienna Day 2: Morning: Schönbrunn Palace. Afternoon: School concert performance in the grounds of the Schönbrunn Palace. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Vienna

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Statue of Mozart

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1. School Concert Performances Your students have the chance to be the star attraction. Singers and players will be inspired by the opportunity to take their music to exciting and unfamiliar venues; the perfect way to motivate your musicians, encourage good attendance at rehearsal and improve their performance skills. Travelbound will also promote the concerts to maximize attendance.

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2. Vienna Opera House Notable personalities like Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss and Claudio Abbado are just some of the directors who have shaped the destiny of this house. It is equipped with a subtitle system that makes it possible to read the libretto in several different languages during a performance. 3. Sound of Music Show This mesmerizing show entertains its guests with a harmonic blending of songs from The Sound of Music movie, operettas and other excerpts of Salzburg’s musical past. During the show you can enjoy characteristic Austrian cuisine at the traditional restaurant Sternbräu.

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4. Neuschwanstein Castle Stunning Neuschwanstein was opened to the public in 1889, seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig ll. The shy king had built the castle in order to withdraw from public life and now (ironically) vast numbers of people visit to view his private refuge.

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Action: Evening activities such as Three concert performances bowling and swimming can by your students should give them plenty of creativity hours! be arranged.

Day 4: Full day: Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Vienna Woods. Dinner: School concert performance in Vienna Woods. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Vienna Day 5: Morning: Transfer to Salzburg via Melk Abbey. Afternoon: Half day guided sightseeing tour of Salzburg. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Salzburg Day 6: Morning: Mozart’s Birthplace. Afternoon: Sound of Music Tour. Dinner & evening: Sound of Music Show. Overnight Salzburg Day 7: Morning: Transfer to Munich for a half day guided sightseeing tour. Afternoon: Guided tour of Bavarian Filmpark. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Munich

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Day 3: Morning: Guided tour of Vienna State Opera House. Afternoon: Haus der Musik Museum and private church concert with organ player and Q&A session. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Vienna

Service: Option to perform and volunteer at an old people’s home.

Day 8: Morning: Neuschwanstein Castle. Afternoon: School concert performance in Munich. Dinner: Hard Rock Cafe. Overnight Munich Day 9: Morning: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping or further sightseeing. Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home.

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Greece Multi-centre Classics Tour Day 1: Arrive Athens, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Athens Day 2: Morning: Half day guided sightseeing tour of Athens. Afternoon: Acropolis. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Athens Day 3: Morning: Morning at leisure in Athens. Afternoon: Transfer to Delphi. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Delphi

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Acropolis

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Day 4: Morning: Half day guided tour of Delphi. Afternoon: Transfer to Olympia via the Rio Andirio Bridge. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Olympia

1. Delphi Due, in part to its theatre, Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins, Delphi was considered the centre of the earth and the universe, and played a central role in the classical Greek world. Today, the site is simply breathtaking.

Day 5: Morning: Half day guided tour of Olympia. Afternoon: Transfer to Pylos via Nestor’s Palace. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Pylos

2. The Acropolis Legends, myths, gods and goddesses all play their part within the ancient ruins of Athens and the Acropolis, overlooking the city, is no exception. Discover the architecture and heritage of Greece on a visit to one of the most important Classical sites in the world.

Day 6: Morning: Sparta and Mystra. Afternoon: Transfer to Tolon. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Tolon

3. Olympia The first Olympic Games were reportedly held in honour of the God Zeus and today the ancient ruins of Olympia show students just how important this event was considered. Giant statues, ruined temples and majestic villas can all be discovered on a guided tour of this impressive site.

Day 7: Full day: Napflion, Mycenae and Epidavros. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Tolon Day 8: Morning: Transfer to Athens airport by private coach for your flight home. Greece options

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4. Epidavros The ancient ruins of Epidavros pay testament to the Greek’s commitment to the gods of healing as well as providing fantastic examples of Classic architecture. The Sanctuary of Asklepios, the tholos and the theatre are remarkable works and provide visiting school groups with a real treat.

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We are also able to offer 1,2,3 and 4 centre tours to Greece.

CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: We are able to offer cookery workshops, drama workshops and dance workshops.

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Action: Students can enjoy Greek Folk Dance Classes by Greek Dance Theatre ‘Dora Stratou’.

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Service: We are unable to offer any service related hours in Greece.


Greece Athens Performing Arts Tour Day 1: Arrive Athens, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach via Thorikos to see this unique rectangular theatre. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Athens

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1. Drama Workshop 90 minute sessions with expert English-speaking drama teachers which will take part within the hotel facilities. Totally flexible material, tailored to each group. The drama teacher will contact the group’s leader in advance, in order to discuss the material they would like to work on.

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2. Epidavros The ancient ruins of Epidavros pay testament to the Greek’s commitment to the gods of healing as well as providing fantastic examples of Classic architecture. The Sanctuary of Asklepios, the tholos and the theatre are remarkable works and provide visiting school groups with a real treat. 3. National Archaeological Museum Artefacts on display date from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages and have been taken from some of the most prestigious archaeological locations in Greece. This is a must for any school group visiting Athens, in particular students interested in Classics, archaeology and art.

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4. Greek Dance Workshop Dances selected from all Greek regions, executed in their true style from the large repertory of the Theatre performances. Instructors are Theatre dancers with over 200 performances’ experience. The 90 minutes session takes place in the House of Dance in Plaka, walking distance from the Acropolis.

Day 2: Morning: Theatre of Dionysus and Agora. Afternoon: Drama Workshop and Greek Shadow Theatre Show. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Athens Day 3: Morning: Epidavros. Afternoon: Drama Workshop. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Athens Day 4: Morning: Acropolis. Afternoon: Drama Workshop. Dinner & evening: Plaka restaurant ‘Neos Rigas’ with live music and folklore dance. Overnight Athens Day 5: Morning: National Archaeological Museum and Greek Dance Class. Afternoon: Prepare for final performance. Dinner: At accommodation. Evening: Final performance on a professional theatre stage. Overnight Athens Day 6: Morning: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping. Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Action: Students will enjoy Greek We are able to offer cookery workshops, drama workshops Folk Dance Classes by Greek Dance Theatre ‘Dora Stratou’. and dance workshops. Creativity:

Service: We are unable to offer any service related hours in Greece.

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Turkey Multi-centre History & Culture Day 1: Arrive Istanbul, meet your guide and transfer by private coach to accommodation. Evening: Grand Central Bazaar. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Istanbul Day 2: Full day: Guided sightseeing tour of Istanbul to include the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and the Underground Cistern. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Istanbul Day 3: Morning: Bosphorous trip. Afternoon: Gallipoli. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Canakkale

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Istanbul

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1. Istanbul Istanbul embraces two continents with one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe. The capital of many Empires, this huge city includes ancient ruins, mosques, Ottoman architecture and a plethora of museums and historic monuments.

Day 4: Morning: Troy. Afternoon: Pergamum. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Kusadasi Day 5: Transfer to Dalaman or Izmir for your flight back home via Istanbul. Optional 2 day extension: Day 5: Full day: Ephesus. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Kusadasi

2. Gallipoli An essential part of your itinerary is a visit to the moving site of many of the historic battles culminating in the 8 month campaign during WWI. Within the city itself you’ll find monuments, parks and information centres dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives fighting for freedom. 3. Troy The city referred to in Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad. Troy is a place of legends, battles and warriors and now houses well-maintained archaeological sites and city museums. Study the legendary characters within the Greek Epic Cycle before you explore.

Day 6: Full day: Pamukkale and Aphrodisias. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight thermal spa hotel Day 7: Transfer back to Istanbul for your flight back home. Pamukkale

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4. Ephesus (part of extended itinerary) Ephesus contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean which includes: The Temple of Artemis (one of the seven ancient wonders of the world), Cave of the Seven Sleepers, Church of St Mary and the Basilica of St John. Quite simply, one of the best preserved ruins in the world.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Students are able to attend a traditional cookery class

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Action: Service: We are able to offer a range of We are unable to offer any activities including kayaking service hours in Turkey. and belly dancing lessons.

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Egypt Multi-centre History & Culture Day 1: Arrive Cairo, meet your guide and transfer by private coach to accommodation. Afternoon or evening: Depending on flight timings, you may have time to relax at your hotel or enjoy some sightseeing. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Cairo

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The Temple of Horas

Star Attractions

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1. Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx Both, quite simply a must see. The Pyramids of Ancient Egypt were built as tombs for Kings (and Queens) and it was an exclusive privilege to have a pyramid tomb. The Great Sphinx, sculpted from sandstone has a 60m long and 20m tall body with a face 4m wide. 2. Feluccas A felucca is the traditional mode of transport for sailing along the river Nile and has been used since antiquity. Enjoy stepping back in time as you float towards Elephantine Island on this truly memorable trip. 3. Elephantine Island The oldest inhabited part of Aswan contains ancient ruins, Nubian villages, museums and the Nilometer which was built to record the height of the Nile’s summer floods. The villages of the Nubian people are bright, haphazard and sometimes the houses are built without a roof on some of the rooms.

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4. The Valley of the Kings Just outside of Luxor, approximately 300 miles south of Cairo and on the west bank lie the Valley of the Kings and Queens where 62 Pharaohs were entombed. The royal tombs are decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology and give clues to the beliefs and funerary rituals of the period.

Day 2: Morning: Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Afternoon: Egyptian Museum. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight sleeper train to Aswan Day 3: Morning: Aswan High Dam. Afternoon: Local bazaar. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Aswan Day 4: Full day: Felucca (sailing boat) to Nubian Villages located on Elephantine Island. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Aswan Day 5: Morning: Transfer to Luxor via the Temple of Kom Ombo. Afternoon: Free time to explore the city. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Luxor Day 6: Full day: Explore Nile’s West Bank including the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Luxor Day 7: Full day: Explore Nile’s East Bank to see the Temples of Karnak and Luxor. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight sleeper train to Cairo.

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Day 8: Transfer back to airport for your flight back home.

CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Let the students inner artist escape with the various opportunities to sketch which can become part of an art project.

Action: We can add a section of trekking to the itinerary to ensure students are well exercised!

Service: The group can visit a local school to spend a day interacting with local students to help improve their English language skills (subject to availability).

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Jordan Multi-centre History & Culture Day 1: Arrive Amman, meet your guide and transfer to your accommodation. Dinner: At accommodation. Evening: Free time and walk along the sea front. Overnight Dead Sea Hotel Day 2: Morning: Madabo and Mount Nebo. Afternoon: Jerash sightseeing tour followed by late Amman sightseeing tour. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Petra Day 3: Full day: Petra. Dinner: At camp. Evening: Traditional music. Overnight Wadi Rum Captain Camp Day 4: Full day: Wadi Rum. Late afternoon: Transfer to Amman. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Amman Day 5: Morning: Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home. Optional Extension We are able to offer itinerary extensions to include a Wadi Rum Bedouin experience and 4 wheel drive, as well as a day by the Dead Sea.

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AED 3812

Wadi Rum

Star Attractions

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1. Jerash The extraordinarily complete remains include a forum, a nymphaeum, hippodrome, two theatres, several temples and the famous Colonnaded Street. One of the finest examples of a provincial Roman town. 2. Mount Nebo Mount Nebo is 800 metres above sea level and where you can stand on the site where Moses looked out over the “Promised Land”. The West Bank city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day.

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3. Petra Without doubt, one of the most dramatic and evocative visits in the world, the “Rose Red City” of Petra is one of travels most memorable experiences. A full day allows you to explore the Treasury, the Monastery and the many other amphitheatres and cave dwellings for which this amazing site is famed.

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4. Wadi Rum “Vast, echoing and God-like”. These are the words T. E. Lawrence used in describing Wadi Rum. The largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes, this is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humans.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: We are able to offer mosaic, sand bottles and local yoghurt preparation classes.

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Action: There are many optional activities available including goat milking, camel milking and snorkelling.

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Service: To be confirmed on request.


Oman Adventure Camp Culture & Adventure Day 1: Morning: Arrive Muscat, meet your guide and transfer to camp by private coach for team briefing. Afternoon: Sultans Palace, Zubair Museum and the souq. Dinner: At camp. Overnight Camp

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Kayaking

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1. Big Adventure Day Your group will be split into two. One group will achieve an adrenalin high using zip wires over the top of the canyon, whilst the other enjoy the excitement and rush of this mixture of jumping and scrambling at the gorge floor before swopping over. 2. Jebbel Akhdar One of Oman’s most spectacular areas, Jebbel Akhadar is the mountain range in the Western Haja, the name meaning Green Mountain in English. Its main town of Sayq lies at 2300m and the highest point 3000m in Jebal Shams. The range measures around 12 miles from north to south and 18 miles from east to west. 3. Nizwa Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman and it was once a centre of trade, religion, education and art. Your group will have time to visit the fort and museum which is full of information on how the region has developed. The town is at the meeting point of the mountains and the plains and well worth a visit one a Friday for their famous market. 4. Traditional Dhow Stay Oman has a long tradition of sailing. The dhow is a big wood ship modernized with all safety features. You will sail into the calm fjords of Banda Al Kharan where we will swim and Kayak, snorkel and experience a night on deck.

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Day 2: Full day: Big Adventure Day. Dinner: At camp. Overnight Camp Day 3: Morning: Jebal Akhdar Mountain. Afternoon: Short walk through the farms and villages before setting up camp. Dinner & evening: Local village cook dinner for group in their Majilis. Overnight Camp Day 4: Morning: Jebal Akhadar to Nizwa. Afternoon: Transfer to Muscat and board a traditional dhow. Dinner & evening: On board dhow. Overnight traditional dhow Day 5: Morning: Kayaking and swimming. Afternoon: Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight. Oman Options

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There are many different variations of adventure and culture tours on offer in Oman. Please contact us to tailor-make the tour to your specific requirements.

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CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: Whist sailing on the Traditional Dhow your group will be involved in making up pirate songs alongside learning the traditional songs of Oman.

Action: Plenty of action on the Big Adventure Day!

Service: Subject to availability, students have the possibility of helping a local village i.e. by cleaning the local irrigation system (Flaj).

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China Beijing & Xi’an History & Culture Tour Day 1: Arrive Beijing, meet your local guide and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Dinner: At accommodation. Overnight Beijing Day 2: Full day: Guided Beijing city tour to include Tiananmen Square, the Olympic Stadium and the iconic Water Cube. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight Beijing Day 3: Morning: The Forbidden City. Afternoon: The Summer Palace. Dinner: Local restaurant. Evening: Chinese Acrobatic Show. Overnight Beijing Day 4: Morning: The Great Wall of China. Afternoon: The Temple of Heaven. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight sleeper train to Xi’an Day 5: Full day: Guided Xi’an city tour. Dinner: Local restaurant. Evening: Night market. Overnight Xi’an Day 6: Morning: Terracotta Warriors. Afternoon: Hua Qing Hot Springs. Dinner: Local restaurant. Overnight sleeper train to Beijing Day 7: Morning: Kung Fu Lesson. Afternoon: Souvenir shopping on Wangfujing Street. Dinner: Local restaurant. Evening: Kung Fu Show. Overnight Beijing Day 8: Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home. China options

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AED 4935

The Forbidden City

Star Attractions 1. Chinese Acrobatics show With a history of more than three thousand years, Chinese acrobatics has been praised as “A pearl of Oriental art. China has numerous world-class acrobatic troupes who give the audience an electrifying and stunning show. Acts include martial arts, balancing bowls, juggling of porcelain urns, stacked chairs and much more. 2. Performance at the Great Wall of China The Great Wall was originally built during the Qin Dynasty to protect the country from Mongolian invaders; it stretches an amazing 8,851 km made up of 6,259 km sections of actual wall, 359.7 km of trenches and 2,232 km of natural defensive barriers such as hills and rivers. Today, you are able to walk sections of the wall. 3. Terracotta Warriors The astonishing and awe-inspiring Terracotta Army along with the remains of a prehistoric Chinese civilization, Banpo Village, was only discovered by accident in 1953. Nearly 7000 warriors were buried in pits to guard the tomb of the Emperor Qin over two thousand years ago. The army was complete with horses, chariots and weaponry. 4. Xi’an City Tour Xian is the start of the Silk Road and was the capital of China for over a thousand years during the Tang Dynasty. Visit the elegant Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in the 7th century and walk on the Ancient City Wall.

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We are able to offer further cultural tours to China to include Shanghai and Suzhou.

CAS - Need to add some hours? Creativity: We are able to offer Calligraphy lessons where students learn the beautiful art of writing Chinese characters.

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Action: On day 7, students (and brave teachers) are invited to a Kung Fu lesson at a top martial arts school in the city of Beijing.

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Service: We can organise a visit to Beijing Sun Village Special Children Aid Center, where students can donate money, give gifts, plant a tree for the orphans and spend time with them. Alternatively, students can volunteer at a local nursing home.


China tutti world youth music

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beijing July 2013 & 2015

Music (photography, Media & Drama Event) Day 1: Arrive Beijing, meet your representative and transfer to accommodation by private coach. Dinner: Welcome dinner at accommodation. Evening: “Meet the Faculty” performance. Overnight Beijing Day 2: Morning: Masterclass. Afternoon: Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Dinner: Local restaurant. Evening: Shopping on Wangfujing Street. Overnight Beijing

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AED 8693

Introduction+to tutti world youth music beijing

Day 3: Morning: Masterclasses. Afternoon: Masterclass or concert one rehearsal. Dinner: Local restaurant. Evening: Concert one. Overnight Beijing

A week of superb music education plus cultural exposure to a land where an ancient heart beats inside a modernising country. The second tutti world youth music+ beijing will be an exciting week-long event for school age musicians and singers from around the World. It will provide the opportunity to enhance and showcase their talents in a non-competitive environment and through their love of music to reach out and build friendships across the cultural diversity of the World.

Day 4: Monday: Masterclasses. Afternoon: Shopping at Silk Market. Dinner:Local restaurant. Evening: Acrobatic Show. Overnight Beijing Day 5: Morning:: Laoshe Teahouse special private performance. Afternoon: Masterclasses or concert two rehearsal. Dinner: Local restaurant. Evening: Concert Two. Overnight Beijing

tutti world youth music+ beijing welcomes participation from orchestras, string orchestras/ ensembles, symphonic wind bands/brass ensembles, jazz ensembles and choral groups...PLUS New event elements

Day 6: Morning: Masterclasses. Afternoon: Hutong Tour. Dinner: Local restaurant. Evening: Grand Concert – invited groups, combined tutti ensembles and massed choir performances. Overnight Beijing

Converging and diverging with the music program of tutti world youth music+ beijing will be a stimulating and varied photography, media and drama program. Capture the real Beijing at early morning markets, in Hutong street walks and visits to well known or out of the way places. Drama students will attend their own early morning tai chi class at the Temple of Heaven, visit Kung Fu and Beijing Opera schools and the National Theatre. A highlight for this stream’s participants will be a visit to the eclectic and ‘out there’ Art District 798.

Day 7: Morning: The Great Wall of China including choir performance on wall. Afternoon: Souvenir shopping at Silk Market or similar. Dinner: Local restaurant. Evening: Farewell Dinner including ‘bye bye beijing’ performance. Overnight Beijing

All tutti world youth music+ beijing participants will experience performances by other attending musicians, faculty members, visiting Chinese musicians and other artistic and acrobatic performers. Woven throughout the event is a significant cultural exposure program that takes in all the significant historical venues around Beijing.

“For my boys, tutti meant meeting, making, and creating…tutti 2011 brought a renewed focus on music and what it can offer in terms of meeting other musicians from around the world and performing in a supportive and non-competitive environment. Every one of my students expressed the desire to be part of the next tutti..” Australian Music Director, tutti wymb 2011

Day 8: Morning & afternoon: Depending on flight timings, you may have free time today for shopping or further sightseeing. Transfer to airport by private coach for your flight home. China Music Options The above highly recommended tour is a set musical event with masterclassses, workshops, performances and course mentors. Should you be unable to travel during the above dates, we are able to tailor-make a music and concert tour to China.

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Travelbound are part of TUI Travel PLC, the world’s leading leisure travel company operating in over 180 countries with more than 30 million customers in 27 key source markets. It is a reassuring to be part of TUI at this economically challenging time, and we are proud to offer the highest level of financial protection to our Party Leaders as well as the best possible product range. Along with Travelbound, our sister companies: Skibound, Peak Horizon and World Challenge, are your one stop shop for all your schools trip requirements. Skibound and World Challenge each have over 26 years’ experience of specialist school travel and are the leaders within their field. We are also very excited to be able to introduce Peak Horizon and their action packed range of educational and recreational international summer camps. Contact our office in Dubai to organise a face to face meeting or to receive further information on any of these exciting products.

SkiBound has quite rightly become one of the most recognised and trusted name in school ski travel. Our head office staff and overseas team bring together a wealth of resort and operational experience, ensuring each school has a successful school ski tour. We offer fantastic trips at great prices, to worldwide resorts from our exclusive Clubhotels based in some of the best French resorts in the Alps, to the snowfields of Japan. Highlights of our product range: French Alps

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Peak Horizon specialise in International Summer Camps for 10 - 17 year old juniors from all over the world. Our exciting range of educational and recreational programmes focuses on language, sport, activity or business training. All our camps are based in the stunning French Alps, in our exclusive Clubhotels. Peak Horizon offers young people a life-enhancing opportunity to discover new languages, sports and activities; where children from around the globe can play, learn and make new friends.

For 25 years World Challenge has been at the forefront of devising educational expedition programmes which teach life-skills and expand minds outside the classroom walls. World Challenge is the world’s largest provider of school expeditions and currently works with about 800 schools and colleges worldwide. Our expeditions, which range from one to four weeks, enable students to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible global citizens all while having the time of their lives within a safe environment.

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