Academy Travel’s tours are open to everyone. You don’t need any special qualifications, just a strong interest in the themes and destinations we offer. Most, but not all, Academy Travellers live in Australia and are 50 or more years old. Each tour usually attracts a convivial mix of couples, friends travelling together and solo travellers. Around 60% off our clients are female. Academy Travellers often have a good knowledge of the destinations to which they are travelling and have been attracted by the depth of our itinerary. This knowledge may have been gained through previous travel, reading or film.
Knowledgeable, experienced and sociable tour leaders are a key element of our tours. Most of our tour leaders lead no more than three or four tours per year and only to destinations for which they have considerable academic preparation and travel experience. This ensures that they are fresh, enthusiastic and can provide genuine insight rather than just facts and anecdotes.