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We are incredibly proud of our track record when it comes to school trips in Asia and Europe.

In the past 7 years, we have taken 7,000 young people from over 40 different countries to Asia and Europe across over 300 educational trips. In 2018 we underwent a brand-split from our parent company The Dragon Trip and began to operate under the name of The Learning Adventure; we are now focused solely on educational travel. Our teams have consistently improved, innovated and evolved our offering into the industry-leading journeys that we have available today. It’s one thing for us to tell you, but it’s all the more compelling when it comes from fellow teachers. Below is a selection of some of the 5-star reviews (over 97% of all reviews!) that we have received about our trips. In addition, there’s a trip memories gallery for your perusal featuring snapshots from some of our favourite Learning Adventures.

Educational Experiences

Active

Bamboo Forest Hike

Hiking on The Great Wall

Cycle Xian’s City Walls

Bamboo Rafting

Kung Fu Lesson

Hiking amidst the Longji Rice Terraces

Tai-chi experience

Cultural Experiences

Historical Tour of Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Terracotta Warriors

Visit to Panda Research Centre

Leshan Giant Buddha

Travel via bullet train

Sichuan Opera performance

Acrobatics Show

Business

Student Q and A at National Chamber of Commerce

Tour of Shanghai Volkswagen

Visit to financial centre in Lujiazui, Shanghai

Meeting with leading App development company

Tour of car manufacturers’ premises

Virtual Reality Company experience

Lecture on “How Chinese governmental institutions influence the world”

Food

Roast Duck Dinner

Traditional Hotpot

Wangfujing Night Food Market

Dumpling Making class

Interactive Experiences

Visit to a Chinese school

Panda Volunteering experience

Calligraphy class

Chinese cooking class

Local migrant school experience

Traditional tea ceremony

Muslim Quarter food tour

Forestry School visit

Water Mill Repairing Project

Languages

Mandarin lessons

Food market speaking challenge

Speaking with local students

Pearl Market – interactive vocab test

Geography

Organic Farming Experience

Rice Terraces Visit

Mud Caves and Hot Springs

Student Fieldwork Presentations

Guest lecture on urbanisation

Case study on impact of erosion

Art

Sketchpad challenge

Tokyo Animation college

International Manga museum

Mori Art museum

Ghibli museum

Suginami animation museum

Visit to calligraphy studio of Koshun Masunaga

Active

Skiing Trips

Trek in Hakone Mountains

Cycling in Kyoto’s Imperial Gardens

Batting Cages

Rugby training and matches

Kayaking in Miyajima

Fushimi Shrine walk

Business and Tech

Maglev Exhibition Centre- see live testing

Stock Exchange Market visit

Toyota Mega Web Car theme park

Science Park experience

Visit to leading tech companies

Car manufacturing factory visit

Honda ASIMO Robot Show

Cultural Discovery

Fish Market experience

Gion Corner

Robot show

J World and Pokemon Centre visit

Skyline views at Tokyo Metropolitan Government building

Buddhism discovery in Asakusa

Bullet Train travel

Mt Fuji visit

Interactive Experiences

Sushi-Making class

Calligraphy Lesson

Visit to a Japanese school and joint lessons

Peace Talk from Hiroshima survivor

Meditation class

Tea Ceremony

Geisha Performance

“Cooking with Grannies” experience

Paper Fan Making

Taiko Drumming Class

Arcade Challenge

Geography

Visit to a volcanic valley

Farm visit and interactive activities

Guided tour from forestry park ranger

Discover agricultural waterways in Sasakara

Natural disaster response workshop in Fukushima

Active

Ziplining

Cycling

Hiking – through jungles, to waterfalls, up mountains

Muay Thai workshop

Rock climbing

Tubing

Kayaking, boat trip, cruise

Biology & Environment

Cuc Phuong National Park & wildlife experience

Endangered Primate Rescue Centre

Jungle trekking & insect collecting

Collect algae and kayak at Halong Bay

Butterfly centre

Plant trees

Cultural Discovery

Doi Suthep temple

Give food to monks

City tours & famous landmarks

Wat Chedi Luang temple

Meditation class

Killing fields visit

Ta Prohm temple

S21 prison visit

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Bayon temple

Cu Chi tunnels and war remnants museum

Mine Advisor Group centre – learn about Laos’ civil war

Sunrise at Angkor Wat temple

Luang Prabang National Museum

Wat Xiengthong temple

Homestay experience

Marble Mountain

Wat Mai temple

Cooking with locals

Interactive Experiences

Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park

Elephant Retirement Sanctuary

Urban poverty project & volunteer at a homeless shelter

Hoa Lo Prison visit

Lectures on local history, environment, economy, war

Scavenger hunt

Talk to excavation/restoration teams

Sustainable tourism projects

Service project for children of current day prisoners

Survivor challenge! Cook, collect wood for fire, set up own shelters and experience survival in the tropics

Teach local children about hygiene and sanitation

Apopo visitor centre – humanitarian demining using trained rats

Big Brother Big Mouse service project

Rice farming class and experience

Interactive crab boat & crab farming class and workshop

Build toilets for a tribal village

Visit a high school

Creative

Traditional dancing lesson/performance

Temple of Literature

Art & Ethnology centre

Artisans d’Ángkor

Phare – Cambodian circus

OCK POP TOK, the Living Craft centre

Sketching and collage art project

Pottery class

Hmong Night Market photography project

Cultural Experiences

N Seoul Tower

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Bukchon Hanok, traditional village

Wear hanbok, traditional clothing

Secret Garden behind Changdeokgung Palace

North Korean defector

DMZ

Panmunjeom, armistice signed paused Korean War

Namdaemun Market

River cruise down Han River to Banpo Bridge

Gangnam District

Food

O’Sulloc in Insadong, try green tea food & drink

Traditional royal lunch

South Korean pizza

Cooking class

Creative

Nanta, non-verbal comedy show

Pansori, Korean musical storytelling

Music day with local high school

K-Pop recording studios at SM Town Coexartium

Interactive Experiences

Language class

Samsung D’light

Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo HQ

Business

Walking tour of London’s business and financial hub

Visit the Bank of England

BMW factory

Visit the London Stock Exchange

Tour of London Business School

Learn about student life from an undergraduate

Explore the ‘Designer, Maker, User’ exhibition

Film and Photography

Tour of Ealing Studios

Explore the Met Film School campus

Visit The Photographer’s Gallery

Visit the British Film Institute

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Visit the Cinema Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum Photography Centre

Cultural Discovery

Visit Buckingham Palace

The Tower of London

Westminster Abbey 

Visit the Churchill War Rooms

Henry VIII’s apartments

See 16th Century-built Hampton Court

Visit the Mithraeum

Explore University College London

Law

Visit the Palace of Westminster

Watch a debate in which MPs discuss current issues

Tour of The Supreme Court

Play the Prisoner’s Dilemma at the Southbank Centre

The Museum of London

Visit the London School of Economics and Political Science

Interactive Experiences

Creative session on start-ups at the Barbican Centre

Customer profiling workshop

Industry masterclass led by a Met Film School tutor

Major urban trends and sustainable cities workshop

Learn to play Quidditch

Create a camera obscura

Q&As with working professionals

Learn the basics of darkroom printing

Hands-on design workshop

Workshop led by cast members from top West End shows

Art

Visit the Design Museum

Explore ‘Designer, Maker, User’, the Design Museum’s flagship exhibition

Walking tour of East London’s street art scene

See Banksy art

Literature and Theatre

Contemporary British poetry workshop

Explore the West End

Guided tour and workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe

Keats’ House tour

Visit the British Library and take part in a themed workshop

See a Gutenberg Bible and the Magna Carta

Watch a play at the Globe Theatre

Exclusive backstage tour at the National Theatre

Watch Les Misérables

Active

Bike ride along the aqueducts of Rome

Climb the Spanish Steps

Bike tour through the beautiful Tuscan countryside

Walk the ancient streets of Pompeii

Art

See a Michelangelo statue at the Basilica di San Pietro

Visit the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s Statue of David

Galleria degli Uffizi

Become an art restorer for the day

Museo MAMbo

Business

Visit the Fendi offices

Ferrari Museum

Business lecture and Q&A from a street art publishing company

Visit Eataly farm

Explore the business district of Bologna

Visit Fiera di Bologna

Business workshop with the team at Ferrari

Interactive Experiences

Visit a Roman school

Pasta making class

Eat traditional Italian cuisine

Make mosaic souvenirs at a local Roman’s house

Traditional pottery painting class

Stand-up comedy show

Florentine marbled paper workshop

Cultural Discovery

Historical tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum

Trevi Fountain

The Pantheon

Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel

Campo di Fiori and Porta Portese flea markets

Via del Circo Massimo

The Garden of Oranges

National Archaeological Museum

Learn about Rome’s fascist architecture and Mussolini’s regime

Shoot your own film at the sets of the ‘Hollywood of Italy’ – Cinecittà

Jewish quarter

Explore Trastevere

Visit the historical Baths of Trajan

Geography

Fieldwork along the Tiber River

Discover life underground Naples

Climb to the crater of Mount Vesuvius

Student tourism survey

Active

Climb the Eiffel Tower

Swim in the Lac d’Aydat

Hike to the summit of Puy de Domes volcano

Climb up the Montparnasse Tower

Pétanque beside the River Seine

Art

Sorbonne University tour

Explore the Louvre

Grand Palace of Versailles

Street art tour from French Art History graduate

Cultural Discovery

Historical tour of famous World War Two sites

Visit the Chateau d’If

Day trip to Arles

Tour of the Loire Valley castles

Visit the Notre-Dame Basilica and hear about renovation efforts

Sacré Coeur Basilica

Stand-up routine performed by a French comedian

Meeting with a Gilet Jaune or En Marche member

Interactive Experiences

Silk scarf painting workshop

French slang lesson

Gourmet French delicacy making

French improv acting class

French mime masterclass

Visit the printing room of the regional daily newspaper ‘Le Progrès’

Talk from a World War Two veteran’s grandson

Literature talk from Sorbonne University lecturer

Geography

Fieldwork along the River Seine

Underground hydroponic farm visit

Grotte de Choranche

Language

French language lesson

Debate at Café de la Cloche

Visit a traditional French cinema

Watch a stand-up routine performed by a French comedian

Visit the Académie Francaise

Cultural Experiences

Spanish Civil War-themed tour in Madrid

Bull conservation

El Escorial & Valle de los Caídos

Egyptian Temple of Debod

Sagrada Familia

Hear from a member of the CUP

Cine Doré, old arthouse cinema

Watch castellers (Catalan tradition of making huge human towers)

The Alhambra

Nerja caves and museum

Geography

Enchanted City and Cuenca

Hike in Torqual de Antequera to discover rock formations

Active

Hiking in Madrid mountains

Real Madrid Benabeau Football stadium

Olympic Stadium and museum

Hike in La Garrotxa volcano natural park

Hiking to natural beaches and snorkelling

Horse riding on the beach

Kayaking to waterfalls and caves

Language

Teatro Español (theatre) for behind-the-scenes tour in Spanish

Talk about ‘El Quixote’, a famous Spanish novel

National Library tour

Las Letras, Madrid’s literary quarter

Creating a start-up presentation in Spanish

Interactive Experiences

Sword-making workshop

Natural dye workshop

Watercolour workshop

Observe the cosmos with a telescope and astronomer

Food

Learn to cook tapas, churros, tortilla, paella

San Miguel, gourmet food market

Danone factory

Coca Cola factory

Chocolate-making workshop and chocolate museum

Arab sweets and tea workshop

Cheese-making workshop

Oil mill for an olive oil tour

Creative

Reina Sofía modern art museum

Barcelona secret jazz club

Picasso museum

Street art tour

Gaudi tour with architect

Mosaic workshop

Taller Puntera, leather shop

Testimonials

  • Brian Murphy
    I just wanted to thank you for putting together such a great trip for our students. The feedback from the staff was excellent and they were particularly impressed by the communication in the build-up to the trip, along with the local knowledge of the guide, the range of activities, and the clear contingency planning when the weather didn't cooperate. I am very keen that we repeat this trip next year…
    Brian Murphy
    Harrow School, Hong Kong
  • Sue Whittaker
    We enjoyed all the activities immensely, there was a huge range. The school we visited this time was brilliant, so well organised. We also really enjoyed the tea fields and Moganshan. The guides really tried hard to reference the aims of the trip. Peter was exceptional, he was kind and was very concerned that everyone was well and enjoying themselves. He was also very informative. The geography lecturer was exceptional and fitted the brief 110%!
    Sue Whittaker
    Godolphin and Latymer
  • Viterbo University
    TLA [The Learning Adventure] was great about incorporating our requests for travel and including their own recommendations. As always, a true pleasure to work with. Their attention to details is truly amazing.
    Viterbo University
  • Brien McMahon High School
    Thanks for being fun, polite, and patient. We appreciated everything from bringing us on subways to public transport to ordering special food to being on time.
    Brien McMahon High School
  • Maggie Simons
    Health & safety were well taken care of. None of the travellers got sick because of food on the trip, and an effort was always made to ensure the cleanest available restroom. We were always advised to wear seatbelts on the bus when on the highway. The food in Shanghai was a good variety of both dishes and cuisine, and I really appreciated how much effort Caroline put into making sure our 素菜宝宝 had enough to eat.
    Maggie Simons
    Oak Hill School
  •  Steve Laurence
    Our guides were remarkable in their care and concern. They appreciated our needs and requests as well as made the time to choose meaningful activities for us. Very well done.
    Steve Laurence
    Shanghai Community International School
  • Russell Short
    Fantastic! Helpful, patient, passionate; an ambassador for her country - she created a great impression on the students. Very personable.
    Russell Short
    Al Yasmina Academy, Abu Dhabi
  • Villanova University
    Thank you for making the trip such a wonderful memory.
    Villanova University
  • Whitgift School
    Hassle free for teachers! The Learning Adventure is experienced in running trips for schools – they know all the drills, e.g. first-aid, insurance, risk assessments, visa application, diet requirements, you name it.
    Whitgift School
  • Student A
    I really enjoyed every part of The Learning Adventure as it helped me learn a lot of new interesting things and gave me an insight into business and how to make a start in it, particularly a start-up. Beginning with a short tour around Greater London informed our team about the historical context of the amazing business district and how it all started, and later on I found the start-up activity absorbing and interactive while the entrepreneur who talked to us about such things like career options helped a lot. Our guide was friendly and everything went smoothly. Thank you so much The Learning Adventure! 
    Student A
    Harris Girls' Academy
  • Carina Storm
    The students got the chance to experience the environment of a corporate office which gave them an idea of what working life might be like in the future. The workshops and talk by the guest speaker gave the students insights into start-up businesses and ways in which they can seek support to be entrepreneurs. The students felt really inspired by the talk given by the young entrepreneur as having a young person speak to them about success helped the students to understand that they can have confidence in themselves and their futures. The students enjoyed the workshop where they were given the opportunity to work together and share creative thoughts about start-up ideas. Thank you for organising a really insightful, educational and fun-filled trip for our students. They really enjoyed it!
    Carina Storm
    Harris Girls' Academy

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