International Office 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 28th September 2019 London £20
Saturday 12th October 2019 Cardiff £20
Saturday 26th October 2019 Cambridge £20
Saturday 9th November 2019 Manchester £20
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November Edinburgh £199 (£167 early bid)
Saturday 7th December 2019 Warner Bros Studio Tour £60
Saturday 1st February 2020 Oxford £20
Saturday 15th February 2020 Windsor £20
Saturday 29th February 2020 Liverpool £20
Saturday 28th March 2020 Bath £20
Saturday 11th April 2020 York £20
Saturday 30th May 2020 Stratford-upon-Avon £15
Saturday 20th June 2020 Brighton £25
Saturday 11th July 2020 Bristol £20
Saturday 1st August 2020 Bournemouth £25

London

Saturday 28th September 2019
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8.30am

Depart London – 6.30pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

From the modern Coca-Cola London Eye, to the historic Tower of London, tourist attractions in London are a must-see on any London sightseeing trip. You could soak up some culture at London museums, visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace, or take the perfect picture with Big Ben; just some of the many iconic places to go in London.

Further information about London can be found at visitlondon.com.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Cardiff

Saturday 12th October 2019
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8.30am

Depart Cardiff – 6.30pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

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 at visitcardiff.com.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Cambridge

Saturday 26th October 2019
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 9.00am

Depart Cambridge – 5.30pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

There is something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge, home of one of the most famous universities in the world. A choice of galleries showcase an impressive range of art, or you can go punting on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, join a walking tour of the city or explore further afield from the seat of a bicycle.

Further information about Cambridge can be found at visitcambridge.org.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Manchester

Saturday 9th November 2019
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8.30am

Depart Manchester – 6.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Birthplace of the Industrial revolution, the computer, the Football League and Top of the Pops, Manchester’s heritage is impressive to say the least. Manchester is a city like no other and known by many as the capital of the north.

Further information about Manchester can be found at visitmanchester.com.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Edinburgh

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November 2019
£167 if you book before 9th October; £199 standard price

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 12.00pm

Depart Edinburgh – 3.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Explore the capital city of Scotland on this wonderful weekend break to Edinburgh. The trip includes lots of great activities as well as plenty of extra time to explore with your friends.

Included:

  • 2 nights top-rated Edinburgh accommodation (city-centre, multi-share)
  • 3 meals: 2 x breakfast, 1 x two-course Makar's Haggis Group Dinner
  • Sightseeing/orientation of all destinations
  • Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour - FREE
  • Arthur's Seat Volcano climb – FREE
  • Edinburgh Old Town Night Out - FREE
  • Cadies and Witchery Murder Mystery Tour - only £10.00

For more information on things to do in Edinburgh, please visit the This is Edinburgh website.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Warner Bros Studio Tour

Saturday 7th December 2019
£60

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 12.00pm

Depart Warner Bros Studio Tour – 6.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

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

Go behind the scenes at 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.

Price includes coach travel and ticket for entry to the tour.

Further information about Warner Bros Studio Tour can be found at wbstudiotour.co.uk.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Oxford

Saturday 1st February 2020
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 9.00am

Depart Oxford – 5.30pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Oxford, the ‘city of dreaming spires’ is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. Famous for its prestigious 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 at www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Windsor

Saturday 15th February 2020
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8.30am

Depart Windsor – 6.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

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 at www.windsor.gov.uk.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Liverpool

Saturday 29th February 2020
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8.30am

Depart Liverpool – 6.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

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 at www.visitliverpool.com.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Bath

Saturday 28th March 2020
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8.30am

Depart Bath – 6.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

The city of Bath has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site, in recognition of both the city’s outstanding beauty and its architectural importance and splendor. Most famous of all are the Roman Baths from which this fascinating City’s name derides; one of the most complete and impressive Roman remains in the entire world.

Further information about Bath can be found at www.visitbath.co.uk.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


York

Saturday 11th April 2020
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8.30am

Depart York – 6.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

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 about York can be found at www.visityork.org.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Stratford-upon-Avon

Saturday 30th May 2020
£15

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) – 10.00am

Depart Stratford-upon-Avon – 4.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

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 about Stratford-upon-Avon can be found at www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Brighton

Saturday 20th June 2020
£25

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8.30am

Depart Brighton – 6.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

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 at www.visitbrighton.com.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Bristol

Saturday 11th July 2020
£20

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8.30am

Depart Bristol – 6.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

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 about Bristol can be found at visitbristol.co.uk.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Bournemouth

Saturday 1st August 2020
£25

Depart Coventry (Fairfax Street) - 8.30am

Depart Bournemouth – 6.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

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 about Bournemouth can be found at www.bournemouth.co.uk.

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 above. 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