About Us

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About Us 2018-07-24T09:32:15+00:00

The School and University Program is part of the wider Academy Travel family.

The business was established in 2005 and has grown to become one of Australia’s leading cultural travel companies. Each year we offer more than 70 ‘open age’ tours and 30 teacher and student tours to Europe, the Americas and beyond.

Academy Travel is Australian-owned and Sydney-based, with a head office in the heritage listed Bank of New South Wales building at 341 George St, along with three European offices in Rome, Munich and London. The company’s three directors play an active role in the company, leading tours and dealing with clients. Academy Travel has also developed a network of outstanding suppliers in the countries in which we operate.

Learn more about the Academy Travel School and University Program from director Robert Veel.

Testimonials
What our tour participants are saying

“We were all very impressed with every aspect of the tour. We have used Academy Travel since 2006. In that time, I have been on four of the tours and it gets better every time.”

"Very thankful for Academy Travel. The service was excellent and the product was far better than what I could have done alone.”

“I could not be happier with Academy Travel and have been telling all my teacher friends about the efficient organisation of the company. You helped make the process of organising a tour so much easier than I had anticipated and I could relax and enjoy the trip.”

“I could not fault Academy Travel. They did everything I asked for and more."

“The tour was amazingly well-organised and our compliments to Academy could not be higher. All staff and students thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

“An excellent trip that was great value. Parents and boys were effusive in their praise.”

“Academy Travel gave us unprecedented levels of support. The tour was excellent and the students were supplied with everything they needed throughout the trip. They were given an unforgettable experience due to the care and professionalism shown by all Academy Travel staff. We will definitely be working with the company in the future.”

“As usual, brilliant support and organization from start to finish. All the worry and planning looked after for me. Everyone on our tour was completely satisfied and gained an invaluable experience."

“A fantastic tour! The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Your risk assessment matrix and pre-departure package made it easier when organizing the trip. Thanks for everything Academy!”

“To say we had the best time is an understatement; to say we had a great time is also an understatement. What can I say – words fail me. Everything about the tour was organized to perfection, everything ran so smoothly."

“The tour was fantastic and all students and staff were impressed. As co-ordinator, I felt support at every stage. Nothing was a problem.”

St Ursula’s College
Thomas Hassall Anglican College
William Carey Christian School
Pendle Hill High School
Barker College
Sydney Grammar School
Macquarie Fields High School
Toormina High School
Sydney Technical High School
St Andrew’s Catholic College Cairns
Toronto High School

St Ursula’s College

Europe study tour, April 2018

Thomas Hassall Anglican College

Europe study tour, April 2018

William Carey Christian School

Greece and Italy, April 2018

Pendle Hill High School

Germany and Italy, April 2018

Barker College

Europe Study Tour, September 2017

Sydney Grammar School

European Battlefields Tour, April 2015

Macquarie Fields High School

Europe Study Tour, January 2015

Toormina High School

Europe Study Tour, April 2014

Sydney Technical High School

Europe Study Tour, April 2014

St Andrew’s Catholic College Cairns

Turkey and Italy, April 2013

Toronto High School

Germany & Italy History Study Tour, June 2017

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