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Academic Curriculum

2018 European History and Cultural Tour

From the Head of History, Barry Smith

In 2018, during the June-July break, and to coincide with the centenary of World War One, Waverley College will once again conduct its successful European History/ Cultural Tour of Europe.

The Tour will extend for 18 days in duration and students will visit:


  • Rome (The Eternal City) includes Vatican City, the Colosseum and various ancient sites around the city, and Hadrian’s Villa enroute to Naples.
  • Naples: the archaeological sites of Pompeii and the Herculaneum.


  • Berlin: visits include the Reichstag, the Berlin Wall and Check Point Charlie, the Topography of Terror Museum, the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, the Brandenburg Gate, and other sites of significance concerning the Third Reich


  • Northern France/Belgium: the Menin Gate, and major battlefields and commemorative sites involving the ANZACS including Pozieres.
  • Caen – the D Day beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold and Juno, and the Normandy surrounds,
  • Paris – the Latin Quarter, the Eiffel Tower and other cultural sites.

The Tour has been designed specifically for the senior study of Ancient History, Modern History and Advanced English. It has also been designed to connect with the Mandatory and Elective topics taught in the compulsory Year 10 History course at Waverley College.

Expressions of Interest are sought from students who will either be, or are intending to, study senior Ancient and or Modern History in 2018, or students who are studying the compulsory Year 10 History course.

The Tour is also open to students across Years 10-12 in 2018 who hold a personal interest in the study of History – both Ancient and Modern.

To register your expression of interest please click here.

We look forward to having your son tour with the History Faculty in 2018 !

For further information, please contact Mr Barry Smith on