“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St Augustine
On your trip, you’ll take a step into the unknown. Immersing yourself in a people’s way of life will help you understand what it really means to travel. Travelling isn’t sitting in a resort lounging by the pool. It is experiencing new food, meeting new people and seeing their way of life, and really taking the time to reflect on this. So what if the wifi is slow or you are unable to find your favourite food. Travelling allows you to see that the world is not always about you. It allows you to see how other people live and what they have to deal with on a daily basis.
The adventure will begin the moment you land at your destination! From the moment you step foot in your destination your guide will be there to escort through all the wild and wonderful sights you will experience over the course of your trip . You’ll travel by coach bus and by foot. You’ll sample the local cuisine. And every day you will be absorbing the history and culture of your new surroundings.
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” — Jack Kerouac.
“A big thank you to get away to educate for giving me the chance to see parts of Europe that I could only have dreamed of.”
“It really was the trip of a lifetime. I really got into the whole history part of the tour. Some of it was just jaw-dropping.”
“The trip around Ireland was the best 12 days of my life. As well as the great scenery and activities, we just had so much fun. I never stopped laughing and I’ve made friends that will last a lifetime.”
Our tours are designed by professionals with years of experience in group travel. Therefore you can expect your tour to be adventurous, inspiring, active and most importantly of all, it will be great fun. We want to ensure you return home with memories to last a lifetime.
Each tour has just the right mix of educational excursions and free time for exploration. Your daily schedule will, of course, vary depending on your location, type of tour and if it is travel-intensive or a more leisurely, single-city program. Typically, you’ll wake up bright and early, and after breakfast, enjoy a morning excursion. You might have a sightseeing tour, cultural connection, entrance to a museum (usually with a reserved entrance so you can avoid the long lines) or walking tour. You’ll have some time for lunch and then enjoy another activity. Your evening meal will be in the town, with free time to enjoy the evening.
Cultural immersion, included on every international tour, takes cultural understanding to a whole new level. Through immersive activities such as learning the steps of Irish dancing or a French cooking class, students have the opportunity to view a culture from a much closer perspective, therefore enhancing the educational experience.
Get Away To Educate will help you make the most of your time on tour by arranging your accommodation in extremely safe and convenient locations. There is a range of accomodation options available, from luxury castle hotels, 3 or 4 star hotels, hostels, homestays and depending on the activity, camping may also be possible.
Exploring the world is hungry work – never underestimate the importance of food to teenagers! As well as castles and museums food can be just as an important part of the cultural experience. Evening meals will be in recommended local restaurants. Breakfasts are typically provided at your hotel and lunch is generally available on your own. We will always guide you to the best place for a delicious and nutricious bite to eat.
The amount of money you should take on the tour will depend on the duration, and what is included in your trip. Usually our tours include breakfast and dinners so you will only need to take money for lunches and snacks. We usually suggest students take some local currency in cash, and the rest accessible via a pre-paid currency card which you can obtain from any bank or post office.
Most schools send a packing list to help students plan for their departure. As a starting point, you must remember a beach towel. You will need stationery for any language classes. Sun cream and sunglasses might be necessary, as well as a bag that you can use each day to carry your items you need for the activities in the morning and afternoon.
Depending on the pace of the tour, itineraries provide a good mixture of sightseeing and free time. Normally, there is free time in the afternoons and evenings after dinner. Groups of three or more students can explore on their own during the day but must first report to the Group Leader to inform him/her of where they are going and when they are planning to return. At night, students will not be permitted to go out on their own, but the Get Away To Educate guide will arrange activities in which the entire group or smaller groups can participate during the evening hours.