TRIPS AROUND the UK

Visit some of the most beautiful and interesting locations around England, Scotland and Wales.
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Please note that there are two pick-up points for every International Society trip. The main pick-up point is the International Society building; the coaches park where Dover Street meets Oxford Road. This pick-up takes place at the time stated on the website and on your ticket. The coach also picks up from The University of Salford's Maxwell building. This pick-up takes place 30 minutes before the time stated on the website and on your ticket.

Bollin Valley Walk

Thursday 23rd May
FREE (members only)

Why not join us on a walk in the countryside?
This walk is led by one of the International Society’s hospitality scheme families.

Meet Wilmslow railway station 18:10 (17: 55 dept. Manchester Piccadilly). Return train 21:16.

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North Wales Anglesey Adventure (with full day guided tour)

Saturday 25th May
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£24 members
£29 non-members
£19 children aged 2-16
(includes guided tour)

Anglesey is the largest island in England and Wales!   It is an island famous for its historic sites and its coastline and has been designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! A professional guide from the North Wales Tourist Office will accompany the trip to give you vast insight into the history and culture of this very interesting island!

Hadrian's Wall visiting Birdoswald and Houseteads Roman Fort (with full day guided tour)

Saturday 1st June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£35 members
£40 non-members
£30 children aged 5-16
£12 children aged 2-4
(includes all entrance fees and full day guided tour)

A fascinating day out for anybody interested in British history. Hadrian’s Wall is an epic World Heritage site! The first stop of the day will be at Birdoswald, a must see Roman Fort on the western end of Hadrian’s Wall! From here we will then move on to Housesteads Fort, one of the best-preserved and most impressive ruins. The trip will be led by a guide with expert knowledge on Hadrian’s Wall who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Lake District's Journey of Adventure

Sunday 2nd June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 children aged 4-16
£12 children aged 2-4
(includes train and boat ride and visit to the Lake District Visitor centre)

A wonderful day out where you will see the beautiful Lake District from all angles … by rail, on the water and from the shore side! You will start the day at Haverthwaite train station and ride to Lakeside where you will then take a cruise over to Bowness. You will have some time to spend at your leisure in Bowness then finish the day at the Lake District Visitor Centre where there is lots to do whether it be relaxing by the lake or trying out an activity such as archery, rowing or the treetop trek!

Alton Towers

Saturday 8th June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£43 members
£48 non-members
£38 children aged 4-11
£10 children aged 2-3
(includes entrance to Alton Towers)

Alton Towers is Britain’s most popular Theme Park. There are over 100 free rides to go on as well as some beautiful gardens to explore.

Fountain's Abbey and Harrogate

Sunday 9th June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 5-16
£10 children aged 2-4
(includes entrance to Fountain’s Abbey)

Discover the stunning Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruins in England and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  You will have the morning here to explore the ancient abbey ruins along with Studley Royal, the awe-inspiring water gardens.  From here you will travel on to Harrogate, the spa town of North Yorkshire, known to be one of the UK’s “happiest towns”, time to explore the town, shops and sample a cake in the famous Betty’s tearooms.

North Wales visiting Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle

Saturday 15th June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 children aged 5-16
£12 children aged 2-4
(includes entrance to both castles)

North Wales’ two most famous defensive castles! Conwy Castle, a World Heritage site and an outstanding example of medieval military architecture. You will have time here to explore the castle and have a look around the town of Conwy itself … perhaps visit Britain’s smallest house too! The afternoon will then be spent at Caernarfon Castle, again a World Heritage site and possibly Wales’ most famous castle!  You will have time here to explore the wall walks and the castle’s many impressive towers. A great trip for children too!

East Lake District Explorer (Aira Force Waterfall - Glenridding - Ullswater)

Sunday 16th June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 children aged 5-16
£12 children aged 2-4
(includes entrance to the Falls and boat ride on Ullswater)

The poet, William Wordsworth described the Ullswater Valley as the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur. The morning will be spent at Aira Force Waterfall where you will have time to take a walk through beautiful countryside to the Falls.  Then onto Glenridding, the largest of the Ullswater villages, where you will have time to have lunch and take some photos before boarding the Ullswater steamer boat for a leisurely trip across beautiful Ullswater to Pooley Bridge.

North Lake District (Keswick and Whinlatter Forest Park)

Saturday 22nd June
8.30 am – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Keswick is a pretty market town in North Cumbria with lots to do whether it be a boat ride on the Derwent Water or exploring the town’s many shops and museums. Saturday is also market day! Keswick is also a perfect base for a day’s walking in the countryside. One particular beautiful walk is that to Castlerigg Stone Circle just outside Keswick! Today, you have the option of also going to Whinlatter Forest Park… England’s only true mountain forest park !  An excellent trip for those who enjoy the beautiful scenery on offer in the countryside!

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Sunday 23rd June
8.30 am – 6.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 children aged 3-15
£12 children aged 2
(includes entrance to the park)

Join us on a visit to the UK’s No. 1 Walk through Wildlife Adventure with over 300 different animals! It is home to some of the most amazing animals on the planet, from the only polar bears in England to majestic lions, tigers, black rhino and so much more!

North Wales Mountains and Waterfalls (Snowdon Mountain Railway - Swallow Falls - Betws-y-coed)

Saturday 29th June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£45 members
£50 non-members
£40 children aged 3-15
£12 children aged 2-3

The first stop of the day will be Llanberis to board the Snowdon Mountain Railway where you will scale the highest mountain in Wales which boasts dramatic landscape and scenery. You will then visit Swallow Falls, a stunning series of Waterfalls considered to be one of the loveliest spots in Wales and end the day in Betws-y-coed, a picturesque village in the heart of Snowdonia.

Yorkshire Dales Discoverer (Bolton Abbey - Skipton - Malham)

Sunday 30th June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Our first stop of the day is Bolton Abbey, a great place to spend time in the outdoors on the banks of the River Wharfe.  Wander the woodland paths to the money tree, explore the priory ruins, stepping stones or simply relax! Then onto the beautiful market town of Skipton with its impressive medieval castle! Time for lunch here and a little look around the town. After this, we will head on to the lovely village of Malham where you can enjoy the picturesque limestone scenery – Gordale Scar, Malham Cove and Malham tarn. Most of the day will be spent here in Malham; a great trip for walkers and Harry Potter fans as Deathly Hallows was filmed here!

York

Saturday 6th July
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

York is an attractive historic city in Yorkshire. You will have the entire day to spend at your leisure exploring the city at your own pace taking in the medieval Shambles, the York Minster and perhaps learning something about the city’s Viking history! An interesting day out for individuals and families alike.  There are plenty of attractions for children to enjoy… of special interest is the Jorvik Viking Centre where you can relive the sights and sounds of York in the Viking Age!

Scarborough

Sunday 7th July
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Scarborough is a typical British seaside resort on the East Coast of England. It is a great place to soak up the holiday atmosphere and see a British Holiday resort at its best! There is plenty to see and do here whether it be to explore Scarborough castle, enjoy the amusement rides or take a stroll on the beach!

Oxford

Saturday 13th July
8.00 am – 9.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 7.30 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 children aged 2-16

Oxford is world famous for being a great University City. You will have the entire day here to spend at your leisure … either visiting the many University colleges or some of the city’s interesting museums, Art Galleries and historic buildings!  An optional guided walking tour is available to you in the afternoon with a chance for you muggles to see the various Harry Potter film locations!

Yorkshire Dales (Ingleton Waterfalls Walk and White Scar Cave)

Sunday 14th July
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 children aged 3-15
£12 children aged 2

The Yorkshire Dales is an area of beautiful countryside. The first stop of the day will be Ingleton for its spectacular Waterfalls Walk! From here we will then continue on to visit White Scar Caves, the largest show cave in the Dales and one of the biggest in the country! Here you will see underground waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites and other natural limestone formations!

North Wales visiting Ffestiniog Railway and Caernarfon

Saturday 20th July
8.30 am – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£40 members
£45 non-members
£35 children aged 5-16
£12 children aged 2-4

North Wales is a beautiful area of contrasting landscapes. On this particular trip you will pass through the Snowdonia area with fantastic scenery aboard the famous Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway to Porthmadog. You will have time here for lunch before we move on to Black Rock sand beach, a popular beach on the Llyn peninsula ! From here you travel on to  the Royal town of Caernarfon, home to the most famous castle in Wales with its interesting narrow streets and redeveloped waterfront worth a look too!

The Lake District Lakeside Spectacular (ride the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway - visit the Lakeside Aquarium - cruise on Lake Windermere to Bowness on Windermere)

Sunday 21st July
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£36 members
£41 non-members
£31 children aged 5-16
£12 children aged 2-4

A wonderful day out where you will see the picturesque Lake District from all angles … by rail, on the water and from the shore side! Time will also be spent at the Lakes Aquarium – explore lakes of the world and discover incredible creatures! You will end the day with time to spend exploring Bowness-on-Windermere, on the shores of the Lake District’s largest lake, Windermere.

North Wales visiting Anglesey

Saturday 27th July
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£24 members
£29 non-members
£19 children aged 2-16

Anglesey is the largest island in England and Wales!   It is an island famous for its historic sites and its coastline and has been designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! A professional guide from the North Wales Tourist Office will accompany the trip to give you insight into the history and culture of this very interesting island!

Whitby

Sunday 28th July
8.30 am – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Whitby, an ancient fishing port set on the North Sea, considered to be one of the most interesting and attractive seaside towns.  There is the opportunity to visit the locations where the author Bram Stoker set his novel “Dracula”, visit the 13th Century Abbey, stroll around the harbour or visit the Captain Cook museum as well as enjoy the fresh air of a day at the seaside and maybe sample the best fish and chips!

Sherwood Forest and Nottingham

Saturday 3rd August
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

… Sherwood Forest, a 450 acre country park is now part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and home to a fascinating ecosystem. The forest has 900 veteran oak trees including England’s Tree of the Year 2014, The Major Oak! Then onto Nottingham, one of the UK’s top visitor destinations, famous for its hilltop castle, museum and art galleries, Lace Market and city of caves!

Liverpool (with 2 hour guided coach tour)

Sunday 4th August
9.30 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

On arrival in the city, there will be a guided coach tour of Liverpool’s main sites … including the Albert Dock area, the two Cathedrals and the places where the Beatles lived and played music! You will then have the afternoon free to spend as you please, perhaps sightseeing or shopping! Liverpool has lots to offer!

Oxford (with guided walking tour)

Saturday 10th August
8.00 am – 9.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 7.30 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 children aged 2-16

Why not join us on a visit to the world famous University City of Oxford! You will have the entire day here to spend at your leisure … either visiting the many University colleges or some of the city’s interesting museums, Art Galleries and stunning historic buildings!

North Wales Mountains and Waterfalls

Sunday 11th August
8.00 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 7.30 am)
£50 members
£55 non-members
£40 children aged 3-15
£12 children aged 2

The first stop of the day will be Llanberis to board the Snowdon Mountain Railway where you will scale the highest mountain in Wales which boasts dramatic landscape and scenery.  You will then visit Swallow Falls, a stunning series of Waterfalls considered to be one of the loveliest spots in Wales and end the day in Betws-y-coed, a picturesque village in the heart of Snowdonia.

South Lake District (with a boat ride on Lake Windermere)

Saturday 17th August
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£28 members
£33 non-members
£23 children aged 5-16
£12 children aged 2-4

The day will be spent in Bowness-on-Windermere, a great base for walking, taking a boat ride or simply relaxing and taking in the amazing views of the Lake! You will have the day free to spend as you please accompanied by a return boat trip to Ambleside.

York

Sunday 18th August
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

You will have the entire day to spend at your leisure exploring the city at your own pace taking in the medieval Shambles, the York Minster and perhaps learning something about the city’s Viking history! It is an interesting day out for individuals and families alike.  There are plenty of attractions for children to enjoy … of special interest is the Jorvik Viking Centre where you can relive the sights and sounds of York in the Viking Age!

North Wales visiting Conwy Castle and Llandudno

Saturday 24th August
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£25 members
£30 non-members
£20 children aged 5-16
£12 children aged 2-4

The first stop of the day is Conwy Castle, a World Heritage site is an outstanding example of medieval military architecture. You will have time here to explore the castle and have a look around the town of Conwy itself … perhaps visit Britain’s smallest house too!  The afternoon will then be spent in Llandudno, a traditional Victorian seaside town …with lots to see and do!

Stratford-upon-Avon

Sunday 25th August
8.00 am – 9.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 7.30 am)
£35 members
£40 non-members
£30 children aged 5-16
£13 children aged 2-4

Stratford is most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. You will have the chance to visit several Shakespeare properties including his birthplace while you are there and also to explore the picturesque town.

Liverpool

Sunday 25th August
9.30 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

Perhaps most famous for being the home of the band, the Beatles and the city of culture in 2008, Liverpool is also Britain’s largest port standing on the banks of the River Mersey!  You will have the day free to spend as you please either exploring the many tourist attractions this city has to offer including the Albert Dock area with its museums and Art Galleries, the two Cathedrals and the places where the Beatles lived and played music!

Whitby

Saturday 31st August
8.30 am – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Whitby, an ancient fishing port set on the North Sea, considered to be one of the most interesting and attractive seaside towns.  There is the opportunity to visit the locations where the author Bram Stoker set his novel “Dracula”, visit the 13th Century Abbey, stroll around the harbour or visit the Captain Cook museum as well as enjoy the fresh air of a day at the seaside and maybe sample the best fish and chips!

North Lake District

Sunday 1st September
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Keswick is a pretty market town in North Cumbria with lots to do whether it be a boat ride on the Derwent Water or exploring the town’s many shops and museums.  Saturday is also market day! Keswick is also a perfect base for a day’s walking in the countryside.   One particular beautiful walk is that to Castlerigg Stone Circle just outside Keswick! Today, you have the option of also going to Whinlatter Forest Park… England’s only true mountain forest park !  An excellent trip for those who enjoy the beautiful scenery on offer in the countryside!

Trip Policy

GENERAL
Members are welcome to bring their children on trips. All children over two years of age need a seat. Children are not allowed on coach trips unless accompanied by an adult. All trips (unless otherwise stated) start and finish at Dover Street, just next to International Society a pick-up point is arranged at Salford University 30 minutes prior to the Dover Street departure time. Please note that leaders on coaches are volunteers and are not therefore professional tourist guides. It is your responsibility to arrive in time for the departure of the coach. No refund will be available if you are late.

DAY TRIP CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
Please bring your ticket to the office at least one week in advance of the trip taking place if you know that you are unable to go. Please note that ticket money cannot be refunded for trips unless the ticket is resold after we have sold our own tickets. A cancellation charge of £1.00 per ticket is made. Refunds must be collected within 14 days of the trip taking place. Please note that ULC students who are taking the free trips paid for by their course cannot change trips once they are booked.

OVERNIGHT TRIP CANCELLATION AND REFUND
Please note that cancellations cannot be accepted unless more than two weeks notice is given. A refund can only be given if we are able to resell your place on the trip. A cancellation charge of £5.00 per booking is made. Refunds must be collected within 14 days of the trip taking place.

DISCLAIMER
The International Society reserves the right to change the details of the trips programme should any necessity arise. The Society and staff cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss or injury however sustained by participants on trips. The Society cannot be held responsible for the weather conditions on any of our trips. Please check the weather forecast before you go and take appropriate clothing.

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VOLUNTEER TO LEAD A TRIP

TRIP LEADERS
Every International Society trip is led by one of our volunteers. The volunteers are responsible for checking tickets and ID and counting everyone onto the coach in the morning. They will then liaise with the coach driver about the timetable of the trip, inform the passengers about what’s happening and when, organise the group’s entry into the various properties that we visit and then count everyone back onto the coach at the end of the day. Trip Leaders get to enjoy the trip themselves for free and can invite a friend along to share the experience with them. If you are interested in volunteering to be a Trip Leader then we require that you go on at least three trips first to better understand how they work.

GET IN TOUCH
If you have any questions please contact us using the contact form in the section above. If you would like to volunteer right away then click the button and complete the volunteer form. Please note that there is often a very high demand to be a Trip Leader and we may not be able to accommodate everyone that applies.
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