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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 on to any of the trips, please choose your destination and register using the individual links provided.


Date

Destination

Price

Saturday 9th February 2019 Oxford £20
Saturday 16th February 2019 Bristol £20
Saturday 23rd February 2019 Windsor £20
Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th March 2019 Bath and Stonehenge Explorer £135/£160
Saturday 23rd March 2019 Liverpool £20
Saturday 6th April 2019 York £20
Saturday 25th May 2019 Stratford-upon-Avon £15
Saturday 6th July 2019 Bournemouth £25



Oxford

Saturday 9th February 2019
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 9:30am

Depart Oxford - 5:00pm

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Oxford, the ‘city of dreaming spires’ is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. Famous for its prestigious Oxford University, the city is home to its 38 colleges whereby many notable scholars have emerged. There are many fascinating Oxford tourism hotspots like the museums, many of which are free! If it’s sunny then why not go punting or take a relaxing river cruise?

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


Bristol

Saturday 16th February 2019
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Oxford - 5:30pm

BOOK HERE

Enveloped in the hills of South West England, Bristol has a distinctive identity that outrivals anywhere else. Year-round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, gastronomy of every flavour in rejuvenated warehouses and behind secret doorways, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art, Bristol doesn’t just buzz, it thumps.

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


Windsor

Saturday 23rd February 2019
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Windsor - 5:30pm

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Crowned by stunning Windsor Castle – the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world, the location for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and the Queen's favourite weekend home – and linked by the beautiful River Thames, Windsor has a rich mix of history, culture, heritage and fun which makes it a 'must see' for everyone's list.

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


Bath and Stonehenge Explorer

Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th March
£135/£160

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 9:00am Saturday 9th March

Arrive back in Coventry - 7:30pm Sunday 10th March

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A weekend of Roman ruins, Jane Austen streets, a pretty ‘film set’ Cotswold village, Harry Potter's house and trip to world famous Stonehenge.

Join us for 2 full days exploring the ancient Roman City of Bath with its gorgeous Georgian streets, and discovering Lacock, the best preserved village (and film location) in the Cotswolds - think Keira Knightly in Pride & Prejudice, Harry Potter and Downton Abbey! Plus, spend a morning at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge.

 

Highlights:

• Explore one of the UK's most beautiful cities, built in the 1700s by the fashionable Georgians, and brought to life on our legendary local guides' Bath walking tour.

• Search for the house where Harry Potter was born, and discover more film & TV locations on an excursion to pretty Lacock village in the Cotswolds.

• Stay in private rooms with friends in the heart of Bath and get to know others at our delicious Bath group dinner.

• Travel across pretty Wiltshire countryside ready to be amazed by the 4500 yr old standing stones of Stonehenge.

• Get tips from your trip leader and enjoy plenty of free time exploring more of these top destinations!

 

What's included:

• All transport - comfy, easy travel by private modern coach

• 1 night accommodation - share with friends (2 or 4 beds / room), safe city centre hostel • 2 meals - 1 x breakfast, 1 x Bath Group Dinner (save £15.95)

• FREE City of Bath Walking Tour - top-rated on TripAdvisor (save £10.00)

• FREE Entrance to Stonehenge - famous UNESCO site (save £17.60)

• FREE 1/2 day Lacock Excursion - explore the village film set in Harry Potter, Pride & Prejudice, Downtown Abbey (save £15.00)

• FREE Bath & Stonehenge mini-guide - map & top tips for things to see & do.

• Sightseeing / orientation - of all destinations

• Plenty of free time - explore more of Bath, Stonehenge & Lacock alone or with friends

• Trip leader throughout - support & helpful tips to discover more of Bath, 24/7

• University pick-up / drop-off - hop on direct from uni

• All local taxes / tips / service charges - no hidden extras

 

Choose to do as much or as little as you like with the group.

Further information about Bath can be found here and further information about Stonehenge can be found here. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!


Liverpool

Saturday 23rd March 2019
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Liverpool - 6:00pm

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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.


York

Saturday 6th April 2019
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart York - 6:00pm

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Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect destination for everyone. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint, cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions.

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


Stratford-upon-Avon

Saturday 25th May 2019
£15

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 10:00am

Depart Stratford-upon-Avon - 4:00pm

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A market town with more than 800 years of history, containing not only many buildings that survive today and would have been familiar to Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is also a thriving community offering a wide variety of leisure, accommodation and shopping experiences.

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


Bournemouth

Saturday 6th July 2019
£25

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8:30am

Depart Bournemouth - 6:30pm

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In Bournemouth, you can enjoy miles of golden sand, walk through tropical gardens and even surf breath-taking coastline, enjoying panoramic views from the clifftops. There are hundreds of restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from and, after you’ve eaten, you can make it a day to remember by catching a world class show in one of the theatres, cinemas or comedy clubs.

Further information 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 an umbrella and jacket with you, even throughout the summer months.

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