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International Office 2018 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.




Saturday 3rd February Warner Bros Studio Tour (Harry Potter Tour) Sold out
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 £30
Saturday 6th July Brighton £25

Warner Bros Studio Tour (Harry Potter Tour)

Saturday 3rd February

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.

Tickets for this trip are now sold out. Take a look at other upcoming trips below.


Oxford and Bicester Village

Saturday 24th February

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Oxford - 4:00pm

Depart Bicester Village - 7:30pm


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! 



Saturday 3rd March

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Cardiff - 6:00pm


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.



Saturday 10th March

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Liverpool - 6:00pm


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.




Saturday 24th March

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Chester - 5:30pm


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

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) – 8.30am

Depart Harewood House – 2pm

Depart Leeds – 6.30pm


Harewood House is a quintessentially British experience – built in the 19th century, explore this beautiful building with a guided tour. Afterwards, wander in the extensive gardens, the rare bird garden, art galleries and farm experience.

Following this, we head to Leeds – from stylish shopping and decadent dining, to contemporary arts and vibrant nightlife, Leeds is abundant with things to do.

Further information on Harewood House can be found by clicking here

Further information on Leeds can be found here

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 



Saturday 7th July

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Brighton - 6:00pm


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