Special interest and school adventures
For special interest holidays there are no end of possibilities. If you run or are a member of a local club or society and want to arrange a trip for your group of friends to a part of the world which offers an experience of your special interest, give me a call. Or if you want me to include a special interest on a tailor made holiday that’s also possible. Painting lessons or cookery courses are popular around Europe in particular.
- Maybe you have a sailing club who want to charter a large yacht for a long distance challenge?
- Got an orchestra that wants to go and play the Sydney Opera House?
- Or a zoological society that wants to see their endangered animals in the wild?
- Member of a motorcycle club and want to ride Route 66 in America?
Whether it’s a gardening club that wants to visit botanical gardens, stately homes or have an expert guide on a botany tour or a wine tasting club that wants to sample the vineyards at source, I can help with anything that you want to do!
There are many group holidays and adventures which would be suitable for school groups and special interest clubs. I can work with specialist school adventure holiday operators to find the right experience to suit your group of school children, or if you have a large group associated to club or society with a special interest, give me a call. These large group adventure holidays will combine discovering the world with an unrivalled range of action-packed experiences.
Teachers will rightly be concerned that wherever they send their school children, the holiday needs the right level of supervision and guiding, that there is a genuine commitment to Responsible Tourism and that they can trust the operators knowing that they are experienced in large groups and the security that brings with it. Travel around the world, particularly for children, has a strong educational content, broadening the mind and involving them in new cultures and learning new things – experience gained by adventure travel is something that can never be replicated in the classroom. It is also great to get children to meet their counterparts all around the world and see how they go to school and mix with their families to interact with foreign languages and food for example.
Here are some examples of school adventure trips or group holidays that I can book for you:
Icelandic Highights – 8 days trekking on glaciers and to volcanic craters, sightseeing in Iceland with options for whale watching, horse riding and sea kayaking.
Slovenian Whitewater – 8 days hiking, biking, canyoning, rafting canoeing and kayaking in Slovenia.
Sahara Desert Trek – 8 days trekking through dunes of the Sahara in Tunisia, sleep under the stars Bedouin style, trekking with camels.
Cycling in Vietnam – 16 days Haiong Bay, Cu Chi war tunnels, cycling in Vietnam.
Trail of Borneo – 12 days visit Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary, wildlife along Kinabatangan River, Sunrise at Mt Kinabalu – Malaysia.
Whether it’s a charity challenge, ski trips or mountain hikes, cycling, hiking or kayaking, contact me for a chat about how I can help bring some new ideas and unusual travel options to your school curriculum!
I first contacted Julie early in the new year when were only had the outline idea of cycling the Danube from its source in Donaueschingen to Budapest for charity. As the project took shape, Julie was endlessly patient as we changed the location of the stops, changed our group numbers and whether we would have a support vehicle throughout. Julie provided great advice and found the best local operator to make our booking and select the best flight arrangements and hotels.
Everything on our trip worked out absolutely perfectly which is essential when you have a group of 11 cyclists covering long distances each day. The end price was within budget and Julie was very good at communication all of the details so that we could ensure all of the group were properly briefed. If we were to do another group trip we would certainly use Julie.
Lindsay Holdoway, Managing director, HPH Ltd, Bath – raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Care and Dorothy House Hospice Care.”
Holdoway Cycle Group – Danube from Source to Budapest (September 2012)
This is a school adventure trip to the island of Borneo in Malaysia where students can meet the gorgeous Orang Utans of the rainforest and hike the highest peak in SE Asia, Mt Kinabalu.
The highest peak in Africa, Kilimanjaro is the goal of many a mountain climber and explorer. With over six trekking routes available and an excellent support base in Moshi, you can now hike the Roof of Africa at anytime of the year and get your head above the clouds!