About JTB School groups:

Are you considering a school excursion or cultural exchange to Japan, France, Korea or any other destination? If so, you should seriously consider JTB Australia as your preferred travel partner.

JTB Australia is one of the leading educational tour providers for Australian schools travelling to overseas destinations. As part of the JTB global group, we arrange travel for thousands of students every year and our staff and management are committed to providing the most comprehensive and risk free tours for schools that money can buy.

From transport and accommodation to language programs and cultural exchanges, JTB Australia has an appreciation of what the students, parents and teachers are looking for in educational tours. Our experienced staff can assist with planning and costing, insurance and documentation, pre- departure briefings and airport check in support for international flights. See some of our sample itineraries here

You can be confident that JTB’s 100 years of industry experience and its global network will be there to support your school excursion from start to finish. Read about why we are a great option for your next school trip


Organising international school travel can be an intense process. Teachers and administrators often spend hours of their own time doing research, planning and conducting schools tours to foreign locations. JTB can assist in this process in a number of ways;

  • JTB Australia has been taking Australian schools to both Japan and other destinations for nearly 50 years
  • We are group travel specialists employing seasoned professionals with many years hands on experience in planning and operating educational tour
  • We are a global company operating in 37 countries which means that our own local staff are there to support your tour in most overseas destination
  • We have contacts and contracts with business partners accustomed to working with student tours. You can be confident that you are getting quality service and value for money when you choose JTB.
  • We work closely with relevant government departments to ensure that our tour content and operations meet not only their needs but also those of the parents and schools.

Course: Tokyo – Hakone – Mt Fuji – Kyoto – Nara – Hiroshima

This is an introductory course that gives good exposure to Japan for both first time and repeater schools. The tour includes the capital Tokyo, the fun of Disneyland, the history of Kyoto plus the significance of Hiroshima. Time for home stay gives students the time to immerse themselves even deeper into the culture.

DAY 1: Depart Australia on your daytime flight to Tokyo. Meet English speaking guide and transfer to accommodation upon arrival

Overnight in Tokyo

DAY 2: Free day to explore Tokyo including Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa Shrine, Shinjuku, Akihabara

Overnight in Tokyo

DAY 3: Full day at Tokyo Disneyland

Overnight in Tokyo

DAY 4: Travel to Hakone using the Hakone free pass. On arrival, transfer to hotel and stay one night in Hakone beneath Mt Fuji

Overnight in Mt Fuji

DAY 5: Morning sightseeing in the Hakone area before transferring by train to Kyoto

Overnight in Kyoto

DAY 6: Explore the historical city of Kyoto visiting such landmarks as Todaiji and Kiyomizu temples, Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion and the Heian Shrine.

Overnight in Kyoto

DAY 7: Visit nearby Nara for sightseeing

Overnight in Kyoto

DAY 8: Take the Bullet train to Hiroshima and visit Miyajima Island to see the famous red Torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine and its wild deer. In the afternoon, visit the Hiroshima Peace Park and stay overnight in Hiroshima

Overnight in Hiroshima

DAY 9: Morning transfer to the groups home stay destination. Students stay overnight with their allocated family

Overnight in Hiroshima

DAY 10: Students spend the day with local family making new friend and improving their language and communication skills. School visit possible on this day (subject to pre-arrangements and availability)

Overnight in Hiroshima

DAY 11: Farewell home stay and meet with main group. Transfer to Kansai Airport for return flight to Australia

Overnight flight

DAY 12: Arrive back in Australia

Course: Paris – Geneva – Avignon – Nice – Monaco – Cannes - Paris

This tour takes in many of the most popular cultural and historical destinations for students visiting France. We also visit the scenic principality of Monaco home to the legendary F1 street race and Cannes, the stage for one of the world’s most famous film festivals.

Note: This is a sample tour only and the contents and length can easily be changed to meet your specific budget or needs

DAY 1: Depart Sydney for Tokyo, Japan. Overnight at an airport hotel

DAY 2: Fly from Tokyo to Paris and transfer to hotel

DAY 3: Free day at leisure in Paris

DAY 4: Visit Euro Disneyland

DAY 5-8: Free days at leisure in Paris

DAY 9: Move from Paris to Avignon and transfer to hotel

DAY 10: Visit the Palais des Papes and Provence region by private coach

DAY 11: Transfer to Nice by private coach via Aix en Provence and Marseille with sightseeing on the way. Arrive Nice late afternoon and check into hotel

DAY 12: Free day at leisure

DAY 13: Full day coach sightseeing visiting St Paul de Vence and Monaco

DAY 14: Free day to visit Cannes and St Tropez by train

DAY 15: Transfer to Nice airport for flight back to Paris. Join international flight for return to Sydney

DAY 16: Arrive Sydney

Course: Milan – Venice – Cinque Terre – Florence – Siena – Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento – Sicily – Naples

This tour takes in many of the most popular cultural and historical destinations for students visiting Italy. The tour can either finish in Rome or continue onto Sicily if time and budget permits (14 days finishing in Rome or 18 days including Sicily).

Note: This is a sample tour only and the contents and length can easily be changed to meet your specific budget or needs

DAY 1: Depart Sydney and transfer to Venice via Milano airport

DAY 2: Guided morning tour of Venice with afternoon free

DAY 3: Transfer to La Spezia and overnight

DAY 4: Take train to Cinque Terre for sightseeing. La Spezia overnight.

DAY 5: Transfer to Florence by coach via leaning tower of Pisa

DAY 6/7: Florence sightseeing (Uffizi Gallery) and onto Siena via San Giminano

DAY 8: Guided morning tour of Siena with afternoon free

DAY 9: Coach transfer to Rome and hotel check in

DAY 10: Guided morning tour of Ancient Rome with afternoon free

DAY 11: Visit Vatican, St Peters and Sistine Chapel – afternoon free

DAY 12: Coach transfer to Sorrento and hotel check in

DAY 13: Guided coach tour to Pompeii – return to Sorrento

DAY 14: Transfer to Rome for return flight to Australia if not continuing to Sicily. Otherwise remain in Sorrento for a free day

DAY 15: Transfer to Reggio by coach and take ferry to Sicily. Check into accommodation

DAY 16: Visit Cantian Syrakus and Villa Casale on Sicily

DAY 17: Visit temples in Arigento and Enna or Aetna and Acirealecontinuing to Sicily. Otherwise remain in Sorrento for a free day

DAY 18: Check out and transfer to Naples for return flight home

DAY 19: Arrive Sydney