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To Europe we say, so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye...

Nicholas Bulley · Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:55 AM

After another sweaty few hours of sleep, we woke up to what will be our last day on the tour. We quickly ate our breakfast to meet outside our hotel for a 7:30 departure. Helmut, our tour guide, was waiting for us fully decked out in lederhosen (very stylish) and traditional Austrian… More…

Today was N-ICE....

Woo Jin Lee · Thu, 13 Jul 2017 03:10 PM

What a day it's been.

Today was arguably one of the most spectacular and enjoyable days of the tour. This beauty of course, comes with its respective consequences; a beautiful day exploring the mountains comes with aching calves and glistening sweat. Regardless, it was extremely… More…

Marching into München

Nicholas Sims · Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:11 AM

Today, after a hearty German breakfast, we marched through Bavaria (Bayern) into Dachau, and Munich (München). On the schedule was the Concentration Camp at Dachau, and a guided tour of the beautiful city of Munich. 



After travelling on the coach for just… More…

Mr Fisher's Pictures

Alex Fisher · Sun, 09 Jul 2017 02:17 PM

We are in Austria with only a few days of tour left. It is absolutely beautiful here and the boys are doing well. 



New Boys in Nuremberg

Ned Stevens · Sun, 09 Jul 2017 12:00 PM

After a late start to the day and a hearty breakfast, the group took a leisurely bus ride driven by our great bus driver Louis to the Nazi Party rally grounds. On arrival, the boys were split into two groups for a guided tour of the rally grounds. The tour started by looking at the… More…

The BUSsiest day - Saturday the 8th of July

George Osmand · Sun, 09 Jul 2017 07:23 AM

After a sweaty 7 or so hours of sleep, the alarms sounded to signal another day in Germany. Breakfast was nice, some boys engaging in a conversation with the breakfast lady, a woman from Leicester who spoke fluent German. She made a point saying that her kids spoke German, English,… More…

Wouldn't WANNSEE that conference again

Oliver Saleh · Sat, 08 Jul 2017 07:31 PM

After having breakfast we checked out of our inner city hotel. Our bus driver conveniently drove up slightly onto the side walk so that we could quickly get onto the bus. We arrived outside the Jewish museum but before went into the museum we went to the supermarket to pick up some… More…

'To build a WALL between us' - Crowded House

Darcy Bouwman · Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:48 PM · berlin stasi museum sightseeing

After breakfast we got ready to walk to our coach and meet our tour guide for the day, Nikolai. Nikolai introduced himself as a Bulgarian born enthusiastic tour guide that was going to teach us about the Cold War. Firstly, he took us over to the 'Jason Bourne Bridge' where Mr Verco… More…

Some more photos!

Tom Ruddock · Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:33 AM

Here are just a few more photos from out and about. There are some from Verdun, Heidelberg, Berlin and a few from the "escape room" evening. All are making the most of what has been an incredible experience thus far.


Berlin and the Third Reich

Christopher Giordan · Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:23 PM

Our second day in the bustling and open city of Berlin, was enjoyable, exciting and highly informative. As we saw the monuments and buildings we had learnt about in textbooks come to life around us.

After the early 7:30 breakfast the boys had become accustomed to, the boys walked to… More…

Getting Dangerous in Deutschland

Joey Awad · Wed, 05 Jul 2017 02:56 AM

We started the day by witnessing the amazing Douaumont Fortress. It is a destroyed fortress that held great significance in the battle of Verdun. The fortress was surrounded by shell holes, trenches and crumbling rock. Some people managed to stumble across old pieces from the war.


Lernin in Berlin

Jack Krilis · Tue, 04 Jul 2017 04:50 PM · Category: modernhistorytour · modernhistorytour

4th July

Today we departed from the beautiful town of Hiedelberg to the city of Berlin. Departing at approximately 8:30am, it was a 9 and a half hour bus trip (including breaks), with us arriving at 6pm. The usual magnificent view of Germany's outback was prevalent for the majority… More…

More photos from France

Alex Fisher · Mon, 03 Jul 2017 03:39 PM


VerDUN with France

James Layland · Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:19 AM · Category: modern history tour 2017 · verdun modern history tour 2017



The sleepy town of verdun in north eastern France, along the ancient border of Germany, is one of emerald canals, a relaxed populace, ancient history and of the Pyrrhic victory at verdun

After the 4 hour or so bus ride we enjoyed a scenic picnic lunch comprised of… More…

We saw SOMME battlefields

Ricky Zheng · Sun, 02 Jul 2017 04:07 PM

After breakfast we boarded our coach and met our tour guide . On the way to the battlefields we were given a brief overview of the origins and causes of WW1. We learned that the popular view that the war started when arch-duke Ferdinand was shot was actually faulted and that the real… More…


Mack Natoli-Wright · Sat, 01 Jul 2017 04:31 PM




Peering through the window of the train carriage in which both German and Allied high command sat when signing the Armistice of Compiegne was a captivating experience…to later find out that the carriage was merely a replica, was something else. Visiting The Glade of… More…

Day 4: PETRO-fied of leaving Russia, but GRAD-ful that we were there

Jack Alscher · Sat, 01 Jul 2017 12:54 AM

By Jack Alscher

Sorry for the late upload, we’ve been having trouble with the WI-FI as well as Newington Spaces.

A number of shoutouts should head this post: Jonah Holmes for his title of this post which passed even Mr Fisher’s high pun expectations (Jonah’s puns… More…

From Paris to the City of Love

Daniel Baykitch · Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:50 PM

 4 hours after the sun set over St Petersburg (10pm) the alarms in the Nevsky Breeze Hotel were going off, just in time for the the sunrise (2:30am), to catch our early our early morning flight to Paris. We met with our guide Alena to go to the coach which would take us to the… More…

More Photos From Russia

Alex Fisher · Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:41 PM

We have arrived safe and sound, and a bit tired, in Paris.

The boys have been great so far.

Some families have asked for more photos of the group, so here are a few. 

40 LADs in LeningRAD (and the teachers)

Raymond Huang · Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:34 AM

With a 5:45am meet in the lobby, the boys were ready for the next transport required for the tour. After spending a few days in Moscow with the company of Alexander, we moved on to St Petersburg with a 4 hour fast train trip. The train got up to speeds of 200 km/h which allowed us to have… More…

No Time for "Stalin" in the Metro

Marcus Pham · Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:50 AM · Category: history

Written by Harry Q and Marcus P, Mentor Marcus P:


After eating a fine assortment of dinner food for breakfast, we headed for the "newly" built markets which were a 5-minute walk away from the hotel. Inside the poorly constructed markets, we found a wide range of Matryoshka… More…

'Russian' to Moscow: Day 1

Jack Alscher · Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:38 PM

By Jack Alscher and Darcy McDonald

Welcome to the Modern History Tour Blog! This post covers from departure in Sydney to end of Day 1 in Moscow.

At 6 o'clock we arrived at Sydney for the start of our tour. After a hurried farewell, us 45 checked in, and some boys after checking were… More…

Adding photos to your post

Alex Fisher · Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:48 PM

Here are instructions for adding photos to your blog posts if you are blogging from a mobile.

1. Make sure you are using Safari

2. Add images as attachments (there is a button below the text entry box)

3. Use the tiny arrow to insert your attached images into your post as… More…

Blogging while on Tour

Alex Fisher · Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:44 AM

Boys, this is where your blog posts will go.

Here are some general tips for when you do your blog post:

-You are writing for your parents, the school community, and the wider world. Take time to express yourself carefully and thoughtfully. Read over what you've… More…

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