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HOËRSKOOL PIETERSBURG AFRIKAANS TOUR TO GERMANY, BELGIUM, AMSTERDAM

MARCH / APRIL 2012

 

DAY 1 : 30 MARCH 2012

Johannesburg to Munich (South Africa to Germany)

Evening

The day has finally arrived!

One of our friendly Travel & Sport members will meet and assist you at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg from where you will be departing to Munich, Germany.


 

DAY 2: 31 MARCH 2012

Munich (Germany)

Breakfast / Morning

Welcome to Munich!

Once you have arrived in Munich, your coach driver, will wait for you at the arrival gate with a “Pietersburg” sign and a warm welcome.

After meeting your coach driver, transfer to the hotel to check-in.

Check in at the Comfort Hotel München Ost.

Afternoon

Depart to the starting point of your bicycle sightseeing of Munich, which will include the famous Beer Gardens.

The coach will drop you off at Herrnstraße / Thomas-Wimmer-Ring where you will be met by your guide from “Mike’s Bike Tour”. From here start your sightseeing tour of Munich.

After your tour walk 5 minutes to Hofbrauhuas for dinner.

Evening/ Dinner

Evening at leisure and dinner at Hofbrauhuas “Festsaal”.

Enjoy the traditional Bavarian music while having a delicious meal.

Overnight

3* Comfort Hotel München Ost

 

 

DAY 3: 1 APRIL2012

Munich to Strasbourg (Germany to Switzerland)

Breakfast/Morning

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

You will travel via Oberammergau (only stop here if time allows)

Arrival at Hohenschwangau at the visitor centre near the bus parking.

30 to 40 min walk to Castle (road only suitable for horse carts)

Meet your guide at the entrance of the castle for your guided tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle.

Time at gift shops, restaurants for lunch and walk back to coach parking.

Afternoon

Meet the coach and transfer to Strasbourg

Evening/Dinner

Evening at leisure and dinner at the Strasbourg Youth Hostel.

Overnight

Strasbourg Youth Hostel.

 

DAY 4: 2 APRIL 2012

Strasbourg – Europa Theme Park (Switzerland to France)

Breakfast / Morning

Departure to Europa Theme Park. Straße 2, 77977 Rust, Germany.

(Approximately 1 hour drive).


Afternoon

Lunch at the park (own expense).

Evening/Dinner

Evening at leisure and dinner at the Strasbourg Youth Hostel

Overnight

Strasbourg Youth Hostel

 

DAY 5: 3 APRIL 2012

Strasbourg – Brussels (France to Belgium)

Breakfast / Morning

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

 

Check out and take a 20 minute drive to Place de l’Étoile

Meet you local guide at the Office de Tourisme for your visit to the Strasbourg Cathedral (entrance included).

 

Depart for 2 hour drive to Heidelberg.

 

Group to be dropped off at Neckarmünzplatz (Am Hackteufel) where you will meet your guide.

 

The group will take the train up to the Castle for a tour. There after they will take the train down again, take a short walk to the city centre with the guide to the University Refectory where they will have lunch at own expense (30 minutes).

Lunch

After lunch transfer to Brussels (approx. 7.5hours drive with rest times).

Evening/Dinner

Check in at the Brussels Youth Hostel

Overnight

Brussels Youth Hostel

 

DAY 6: 4 APRIL 2012
Brussels (Belgium)
Breakfast / Morning

After breakfast, you will go on a city tour of Brussels accompanied by a local guide.

Visit the Lace and Tapestry Factories and shops at De Grote Markt 38 and Boter Straat 46.

Meet coach at hostel. Drive to the Atomium, Square de l’Atomium – 1020 Bruxelles.

Visit the inside of the Atomium.

Afternoon

Lunch at the Atomium (not included).

Depart on city tour of Brussels on foot and coach with your local guide.

This tour also includes a visit to the Chocolaterie Zaabär (tasting included).

End tour at the Pieter Breughel Youth Hostel

Evening/Dinner

Evening and dinner at leisure at Brussels Youth Hostel

Overnight

Brussels Youth Hostel

DAY 7: 5 APRIL 2012
Brussels-Brugge (Belgium)
Breakfast / Morning

Enjoy breakfast at leisure.

Depart to Ypres for a visit to the World War Battlefields Cemetery.

This includes seeing the following sites:

  • Tyne Cot Cemetery (90 South African graves are here)
  • Hill 62
  • Ploegstreet Memorial (South African names are on here)
Afternoon

Transfer to Brugge for a visit.

Transfer to Gent where you will be staying for one night.

Arrival in Gent

Evening/Dinner

Dinner at leisure at Gent Youth Hostel

Overnight

Gent Youth Hostel

 

DAY 8: 6 APRIL 2012
Gent-Amsterdam (Belgium to Netherlands)
Breakfast / Morning

After breakfast, check out of your accommodation and head towards Amsterdam via Antwerp, Delft and Den Haag. (5 to 6 hours driving time).

Outside visit of International Court of Justice in Den Haag (if time allows).

Lunch and sightseeing in Den Haag.

Afternoon

Depart for a visit to a traditional Cheese and Clog making factory in Amstelveen.

Transfer back to the hostel for the evening

Evening/Dinner

Evening at leisure and dinner at the Amsterdam Youth Hostel

Overnight

Amsterdam Youth Hostel, Zeeburg

DAY 9: 7 APRIL 20112
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Breakfast / Morning

After breakfast this morning the group will depart for a Canal cruise.

Lunch / Afternoon

Guided walking tour of Amsterdam with a local guide.

Highlights include:

  • The old church
  • The Jewish Quarter
  • Royal Palace
  • The Jordaan District
  • The Dutch East Indian Company
  • The Begijnhof Convent
  • Masterpieces of the Dutch Art
  • The widest Bridge and the Narrowest House

Visit to the Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht 263-267.

Evening / Dinner

Dinner at Amsterdam Youth Hostel Zeeburg. After dinner you are free to

explore this beautiful town at night!

Overnight

Amsterdam Youth Hostel, Zeeburg


DAY 10: 8 APRIL 2011
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Breakfast / Morning

Breakfast at leisure.

Tour of the Rijksmuseum, Jan Luijkenstraat 1, 1071 CJ Amsterdam.

Lunch / Afternoon

Enjoy a traditional bicycle ride around the Amsterdam dikes.

Evening / Dinner

Dinner at Amsterdam Youth Hostel Zeeburg

Highlights include:

  • A Proefokaal and other Historic Bars
  • World’s first Stock Exchange
  • China Town
  • The Condomerie

  • The Old Church
  • Jazz legend Chet Baker’s place of death
  • Warmoestraat: hardcore leather neighorhood
  • S&M Specialist
  • Elite Streets
  • The Bulldog: Amsterdam’s first “Coffeeshops”
  • Newmarket
Overnight

Amsterdam Youth Hostel, Zeeburg

DAY 11: 9 APRIL 2012
Amsterdam –Johannesburg (Netherlands to South Africa)
Breakfast / Morning

Breakfast and then transfer to the airport for your return flight to Johannesburg.

Evening

Arrive in at O.R Tambo this evening.

 

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL TOUR TO CAPE TOWN

Protearif Primary just came back from a very successful tour to Cape Town in March 2011. They went to play netball matches against local schools to get some practice. From the three matches which were played, they won two.


When they didn’t play matches, they visited the “Top Hot Spots” in Cape Town: they checked out the great view from Table Mountain, visited Cape Point National Park where the cold Benguala current and the warm Agulhus current merge, took the ferry to Robben Island to see the prison where former South African President Nelson Mandela were imprisoned and finally, did a history tour of the Castle of Good Hope.

After a week they returned home, with smiles on their faces and great stories to tell.

Adri

St Cyprian’s School tour to Italy and France

Ms Jennifer Wallace has been a model tour leader. The group is ready to go and will receive their travel bags 12 April. Here is a message from Jenn:

Hi Mariette

Last night went exceptionally well – a very happy group of parents … and excited kids!  I opened the meeting by singing the praises of Travel and Sport, and especially yours!  It really is a great pleasure working with you, and I wanted the parents to hear that.  Thank you.

The USA bags arrived yesterday morning, so I used one of them to show what they look like – they are really nice!  If they arrive this morning the kids can collect them; if not they will get them on the first day of term (Tues 12 April).   The main thing was the E-Tickets for the currency ,and they are all sorted with this.

Have a great Friday

Cheers

Jenn

Ms Jennifer Wallace

Head of Student Affairs / History Teacher

St Cyprian’s School

Telephone: +27 21 461-1090

www.stcyprians.co.za

Parklands College Kultuur Toer

Parklands College gaan in September vanjaar na Italië toer. Die groep is baie opgewonde oor hul skool kultuur toer.

deur Leon Hattingh

TOP 5 HOT SPOTS TO VISIT IN ARGENTINA ON YOUR SPORTS TOUR

Argentina. A country of endless variety and a perfect school tour destination. A country filled with a stupendous range of colours, scents, styles, architecture, geography and sport – soccer, rugby, golf, hockey etc. A country of culture and traditions, spectacular music, dance and folklore shows, museums, legendary ruins and art.

Argentina has a vast and diverse landscape with some incredible natural wonders, perfect for en ecological school tour. From the mountains of the Andes to the flat deserts of the north – the scenery is varied and beautiful and together with the bustling cities and towns, this is the perfect place to take a sports tour.

1.    THE IGUAZU FALLS

The diversity of this fantastic country is reflected in the combination of bustling cosmopolitan cities and incredible natural wonders like the Iguazu Falls, which are deeper than the Niagara Falls and wider than the Victoria Falls.

If a school sports team decides to visit the Iguazu Falls, one of the planet’s most awe-inspiring sights, nothing will prepare them for the sight and sound of so much water falling so hard from so many jungle-clad cliffs.

As part of your school sport tour you can stay in this fantastic area, taking walks over the paths of the falls and guided jungle hikes to see some of the amazing animals residing in this area.

2.    VISIT A PRETTY TOWN – SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO

Nestled among lush farmlands, San Antonio de Areco is probably one of the most beautiful towns in the pampas. It’s an easy drive from Buenos Aires and a cultural school group can easily take a day trip to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and picturesque colonial streets.

If you take a sports or cultural school tour in November the group can see Gauchos from all over the pampas show up for November’s Dia de la Tradicion, where the group will catch them and their horses strutting the cobbled streets in their finery.

3. ENJOY A BOAT CRUISE ON THE TIGRE AND DELTA

The city of Tigre is only a short 35km trip north of Buenos Aires and is an excellent half day trip for any school tour group. Although the delta is one of the most popular getaway regions to visit and the city itself offers a few pleasant attractions for sports groups, it’s the Tigre that everyone is after.

Boat rides can be taken by groups on these Latte-coloured waters which are rich in iron and hidden gems from the jungle streams flowing from inland South America.

4.    DRINK HOT CHOCOLATE AT THE GLACIAR PERITO MORENO

What Iguazu Falls is to water, the Perito Moreno is to ice. Among earth’s most dynamic and accessible ice fields, Glaciar Perito Moreno is the stunning centrepiece of the southern sector of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

Any school tour group will stand amazed before the 30km long, 5km wide and 60m high glacier. It creeps forward up to 2m per day, causing building-sized iceberg to calve from its face falling down into the waters of Lago Argentino.

5.    SWIM IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN – MAR DEL PLATA

Mar del Plata is the most important resort in Argentina, and offers school sport groups more than 17 kilometres of beaches.

Let your school group visit Museo del Mar which houses the most extensive seashell collection they are ever likely to see, or Catedral de San Pedro, a neo-Gothic building featuring gorgeous stained glass and an impressive central chandelier from France or if they’d like, take a swim in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

by Adri Dreyer

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