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					Dear Parents

Greystanes High School Hospitality students have been offered the opportunity to experience a
study tour in the April school holidays 2011. This tour has been organised by the GET Educational
Tours and a detailed draft itinerary has been attached below. GET Educational Tours are a
reputable company who have organised and run many overseas study tours.

Below I have listed briefly the important details required to help you discuss this study tour with
family members.

Country:                France and Italy
Area:                   Paris, Venice, Florence, Rome
Date                    8 April 2011 – 24 April 2011
Days:                   18 days
Carrier:                Thai Airways
Cost:                   $6200
Objectives:             A gastronomic tour of France and Italy to broaden students’ knowledge and
                        skills in hospitality.
Highlights:             Cooking lessons in Paris and Italy
                        Tours to farmers markets and food manufacturing plants
                        Cultural experiences including art galleries and Vatican City
Inclusions:             Airfares
                        Transfers
                        Accommodation
                        Some meals
Not included:           Passport/Visas
                        Meals other than specified
                        Personal expenses
                        Travel Insurance
Itinerary
Day         Activity                        Description
1           Travel                          Depart Sydney for flight to Paris
2           Paris                           Transfer by coach to accommodation
3           Paris                           Cooking lesson in Paris
4           Paris                           Visiting a local market
5           Paris-Versailles-Paris-Venice   Travel to Versailles then return to Paris. Depart on
                                            overnight train to Venice
6           Venice                          Visiting a local market and tour of the city
7           Venice                          Guided visit to Pescaria fish markets
8           Venice-Florence                 Train to Florence
9           Florence                        Visit to sausage and Parma ham factory
10          Florence                        Cooking lesson and tour of restaurant kitchen
11          Florence                        Visit to Olive Oil and cheese factory
12          Florence                        Visit to galleries, cathedrals and Michelangelo’s “David”
13          Florence-Rome                   Head to Rome via train
14          Rome                            Full day tour of Rome and the Vatican City
15          Rome                            Transfer to Fiumicino Airport
16          Rome-Australia                  Return flight home
If you are interested in joining this study tour and would like to know more details, a representative
from GET Educational Tours will be talking to interested parents and students at Greystanes High
School on Tuesday 27 July 2010 in the school Library. If you are interested in attending this
information evening, please sign, detach and return the expression of interest slip below by 20 July
2010 to the Home Economics Staffroom.

No payment is required at this stage and a payment schedule will be drafted after this information
evening if the response is favourable and the study tour is approved by the Department of
Education and Training.

Yours faithfully




Mr Michael Glenday                                           Mr Damien King
Principal                                                    Head Teacher
                                                             Home Economics

………………………………………………………………………….
(Please sign, detach and return to Mr King in the Home Economics Staffroom)
We are interested in attending the information evening for the France and Italy Study Tour on
Tuesday 27 July 2010 in the school library.


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