News & Updates

This is the place we share tour news and our favourite travel tips. Insights into the countries we take students to explore and advice for teachers planning their next travel adventure can be found here. Usually, these are the sorts of things that inspired us to start travelling in the first place.

Founder of Kenya’s iconic ‘elephant orphanage’ dies aged 83

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

G.E.T Educational Tours are proud members of the Magellan Travel group, a collective of 140 of Australia’s most experienced and professional travel company.

We support important foundations as a result of our Magellan Travel group membership, one of which is ‘The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’ in Kenya. This trust has played a key role in ensuring the survival of the many orphaned elephants in Kenya for more than 25 years.

It is with sadness today that we learned of the passing of Dame Daphne Sheldrick through breast cancer at the age of 83. If you would like to learn more about Dame Daphne Sheldrick and the great work that this charity does for orphaned elephant, we have a link below from the BBC which you may find interesting.


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Japan in Melbourne - JAPAN MATSURI Festival

Thursday, 12 April 2018

DATE & TIME: Sunday 15th April 2018 12:00 - 16:00 PM 

FREE Entrance

Your family and friends can enjoy:

  • Performances
  • Tea ceremony experience and workshops
  • Craft markets, discounted text books shop and more!
  • Trial Japanese lessons 
  • Story time experience in Japanese, kids craft room

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Ancient Roman Pantheon to start charging entry fee

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Visitors to Rome will soon need to pay a small entry fee to enter the Pantheon, one of the Italian capital’s oldest monuments. It will be the first church in Rome to charge tourists fees and used to maintain the running costs of the monument. The charge is proposed to be no more than a few euros and due to start in May 2018.


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Great seeing you at the VATI Congress

Monday, 26 March 2018

Thank you to all the teachers who visited our stand at the VATI Congress last Friday 23rd March at the Catholic Leadership Centre in Melbourne. We had a great time presenting our new and exclusive Italian international joint school project program and congratulations to Rosa, the winner of our coffee beans and percolator giveaway!


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Another great reason to visit Singapore

Monday, 19 March 2018

Taste worlds cheapest Michelin star meal!

Singapore’s largest hawker centre – an open-air food court – has everything from craft beer to claypot rice at affordable prices. Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle is amongst these stalls and has been awarded a Michelin star which is a high honour in the world of fine dining. With meals less than $5, makes this casual fine dinning experience a must during your school tour!



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Mount Agung Officially Downgraded

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Over the weekend, local experts and authorities have given the official go-ahead to downgrade the alert levels at Bali’s Mount Agung from level 4 to level 3. The news came together with resetting the safety parameter to a 4-kilometer radius and giving some much-needed respite to local residents, living within the vicinity of the crater.

Bali’s International Airport continues to operate according to it published schedules, as well all other services, excursions and tours, accommodation and transfer remain fully operational


Mount Agung Update

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The situation around Mount Agung on Bali has been closely watched since September 2017. Although the activity of Gunung Agung has decreased over the last weeks the alert level remains on level IV. The radius which is not accessible has been reduced to a 6km radius (previously 10-12km). 

We can reconfirm that Bali remains safe and it is very much business as usual on the island. Nevertheless we continuously monitor with local authorities, on-the-spot experts, and via various online channels.


CIBT VISA Update - China

Monday, 6 November 2017

China’s Strict Photo Requirements

China is one of our popular language and culture tour destinations with some of the most strictly enforced photo requirements. Photos are required as part of the visa application and must meet very specific rules including size, date taken, and facial position among others. 



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NEW TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Italian International Exchange Program!

School communities and families reap the benefits of student international exchange programs. With this in mind, G.E.T Educational Tours and our Italian partners are pleased to present the Italian school exchange and joint project experience for 2018.


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Qantas announces new year-round flights from Australia to Japan!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Schools departing from Sydney travelling to Japan can soon choose to travel via Qantas year-round

As travel between Australia and Japan continues to boom, Qantas has decided to launch new year-round flights between Sydney and Osaka's Kansai Airport. 

Effective from December 14 2017 there will be three flights per week in each direction, instead of their usual three month seasonal service, making it easier for schools to travel via Qantas to Japan any time of the year.


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