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International Office 2017 Trips

The International Office runs a varied social programme throughout the year including our Saturday trips to iconic destinations in the UK. These trips are an ideal way to meet new friends, see more of the UK and experience British history and culture, all with the knowledge that a University member of staff is nearby if you need them. 

The prices are low, so you can take advantage of the opportunity to visit new places during your time here.

Below is a list of the upcoming trips available to international students. To book onto any of the trips please choose your destination and register using the individual links provided.


Date

Trip

Cost

Monday 18th December Birmingham Christmas Market Free - pay for your own train tickets
Saturday 3rd February Warner Bros Studio Tour (Harry Potter Tour) £50
Saturday 24th February Oxford and Bicester Village £25
Saturday 3rd March Cardiff £20
Saturday 10th March Liverpool £20
Saturday 24th March Chester £20
Saturday 12th May Leeds and Harewood House TBC
Saturday 6th July Brighton £25


 

Birmingham Christmas Market 

Monday 18th December

Each winter, Birmingham city centre comes alive with the arrival of the German Market, a clear sign Christmas is just around the corner. With great food, warming drinks, traditional gifts and live music, the Frankfurt Christmas Market attracts visitors from across the city and the UK.

The market offers a large range of traditional goods and gifts, such as handcrafted decorations, toys, jewellery and more. There's also a selection of tempting food and drink. Pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts, and roasted almonds will tempt your taste buds, and can be washed down with glühwein, weissbeer, or hot chocolate.

Registration is free and you can register hereYou will need to purchase your own train tickets on the day.


Warner Bros Studio Tour (Harry Potter Tour)

Saturday 3rd February
£50

Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and explore the wonders of the wizarding world!

Go behind the scenes at the Warner Bros Studios and discover the real magic that brings the movies to life. From authentic sets and costumes to must-have souvenirs and Butterbeer, it’s the perfect treat for every Muggle.

The Harry Potter film series was produced in Leavesden for over ten years. During this time, many of the costumes, sets and props were saved by the production crew so that they could be used again in future sequels. The Harry Potter Studio team wanted to showcase these unique items so that fans could experience first-hand the magic that brought their heroes to the big screen, and now is your time to explore this magical world.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! Click here to register. 

 

Oxford and Bicester Village

Saturday 24th February
£25

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Oxford - 4:00pm

Depart Bicester Village - 7:30pm

BOOK HERE

With its mix of ancient and modern, there is lots to do in Oxford – visit historic buildings, the world-famous university, art museums or walk along the river.

Afterwards, join us at the UK’s most famous designer outlet for some retail therapy! Shop at discounted prices on more than 160 designer brands including Gucci, Prada, MCM, Jimmy Choo and Versace.

Further information about Oxford can be found here and a full list of shops and restaurants at Bicetser Village can be found here.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! 

 

Cardiff

Saturday 3rd March
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Cardiff - 6:00pm

BOOK HERE

As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is a city with a wide range of attractions. The city is famous for sport culture and entertainment – you can visit the castle, the Millennium Stadium, the National Museum and much more.

Further information about Cardiff can be found here. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Liverpool

Saturday 10th March
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Liverpool - 6:00pm

BOOK HERE

Cultural capital, birthplace of the legendary Beatles & UNESCO world heritage site, Liverpool boasts world class attractions, a proud sporting history and beautiful architecture. Home to a wealth of museums and galleries, and the world-famous Liverpool City Football Club, Liverpool is a must-see!

Further information about Liverpool can be found here. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

 

Chester

Saturday 24th March
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Chester - 5:30pm

BOOK HERE

Visit the unique and beautiful city of Chester! An historic centre of the UK surrounded by city walls, a 1000-year old Roman amphitheatre and shopping streets which date back 700 years, this is the place to visit for a traditional British experience with a contemporary feel.

Further information about Chester can be found here. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

 

Leeds and Harewood House

Saturday 12th May

Further details to be confirmed. Please check here regularly for updates.

 

Brighton

Saturday 7th July
£25

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Brighton - 6:00pm

BOOK HERE

There is so much to do in Brighton that you will never be bored! Join us for a traditional day at the beach in summer, eat fish and chips, and see the iconic attractions in Brighton including the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Pier, the Lanes, the Sea Life Centre and much more.

 Further information on Brighton can be found here. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


If you want to book a trip…

How do I book a ticket?

Tickets can ONLY be booked online via the links above. Your place on the trip is only confirmed when you have made the payment.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. You will only be able to buy trips for yourself and not for friends. They will need to book in their own name but only if they are Coventry University students.

Can I get a refund or swap my ticket if I change my mind?

No. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable unless cancelled by the International Office.

What happens if I’m late for the coach?

The coach leaves promptly at the time shown on the website.  Please make a note of this when buying your ticket.  If you are late the coach will leave without you and you will not get a refund.  If you are late back to the coach at the end of a trip you will have to find alternative transport to return to Coventry and we will not refund the cost of this.

Will there be an organised tour?

No. You are free to visit the places you find interesting on your own.  Maps and a list of attractions will be provided.

What to Wear?

You should ensure that you wear suitable shoes that will be comfortable. Heels are not advisable as many old English towns will have cobbled streets, which are difficult to walk on. As the weather in Britain is very changeable it is advisable to keep and umbrella and a jacket with you, even throughout the summer months. For the trips in February - April you will need winter clothes as in the North of the country it can be very cold. 

How can I find out about more trips?
If you have any questions you can email welcome.io@coventry.ac.uk