TRIPS AROUND the UK

Visit some of the most beautiful and interesting locations around England, Scotland and Wales.
TRIP POLICYVOLUNTEER TO LEAD A TRIP

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.

Whitby

Sunday 29th April
8.30 pm – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Whitby is an ancient fishing port set on the North Sea.  It is considered to be one of the most interesting and attractive seaside towns in Britain.  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.

North Lake District (Keswick and Whinlatter Forest Park)

Saturday 5th May
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! 

Derbyshire Discoverer (The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath & Bakewell)

Sunday 6th May
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 Heights of Abraham)

The Heights of Abraham, one of the most popular places to visit in the Peak District, offers something for everyone … stunning views of surrounding scenery, show caves, cable car ride, gardens and a woodland play area for children, shops, café and a restaurant.  Guided walking tours of the 2 caves and cable car are included in the price. The day will end in Bakewell where you will have time to look around this pretty small village in the heart of the Peak District and perhaps sample the famously tasty Bakewell tart!

North Wales (Bodnant Gardens and Llandudno)

Saturday 12th May
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

The first stop of the day will be Bodnant Gardens, one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK housing a large selection of plants from all over the world and a chance to see the impressive laburnum arch in full bloom.  The afternoon will then be spent in the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno where you can explore or relax by the sea, climb the Great Orme or sample the local fish and chips!

Retail Therapy at Chester and Cheshire Oaks Retail Outlet

Sunday 13th May
9.30 pm – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£16 members
£21 non-members
£11 children aged 2-16

Bargain priced travel to bargain priced shopping! Visit with us and get an extra 10% discount on your purchases! Chester is your first stop: a picturesque, historic town which has some beautiful attractions to visit such as the Cathedral and the Roman Walls. Then the afternoon at Cheshire Oaks retail outlet village – here you can shop at a lot cheaper prices than city centre shops –with designer labels such as Diesel, Ted Baker, Armani and Burberry to name a few.

Oxford (with guided tour)

Saturday 19th May
8.00 am – 9.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 7.30 am)
£28 members
£33 non-members
£23 children aged 2-16
(includes guided walking tour)

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 and Art Galleries!

North Wales Anglesey Adventure

Sunday 20th May
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£22 members
£27 non-members
£17 children aged 2-16
(includes full day 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!

Merseyside Explorer (Speke Hall, Liverpool & Crosby Beach ("Another Place" Statues))

Saturday 26th May
10.00 am – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 7.30 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 5-16
£10 children aged 2-4

This trip gives you a good taste of the Merseyside coast .  Speke Hall, a tudor timber framed manor house on the banks of the River Mersey today hosts a “Valiant Victorians” festival for you to enjoy! The afternoon will then be spent in Liverpool itself giving you time to explore the city’s many museums, galleries and shops.  The last stop of the day is Crosby Beach, a chance to view “Another Place”, the famous sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley. On a clear day you can take in beautiful views of the Wirral and North Wales!

East Coast Explorer (Robin's Hood Bay & Whitby)

Sunday 27th May
8.30 am – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

The first stop of the day is the old fishing and smuggling village of Robin Hood’s Bay. With its great views from the top of the village, atmospheric alleyways to explore and a beautiful sweeping bay and beach, there are some fantastic photo opportunities! The afternoon will then be spent in Whitby, an ancient fishing port set on the North Sea, considered to be one of the most interesting and attractive seaside towns on the East coast.  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 England has to offer!

York

Saturday 2nd June
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!

Yorkshire Dales Discoverer (Hawes, Asygarth Falls & Grassington)

Sunday 3rd June
8.30 am – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

The Yorkshire Dales simply known as “The Dales” is an area of outstanding beauty. The first stop off of the day will be the thriving market town of Hawes in Wensleydale, home to Wensleydale cheese and England’s largest single drop waterfall, Hardraw Force!  We will then travel on to Aysgarth Falls, a triple flight of waterfalls on the River Ure, considered the Nation’s favourite waterfalls! We will end the day in the beautiful market town of Grassington… time to relax in its great shops, friendly cafes and pubs!

Overnight Trip to Bath and Stonehenge

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd June
£90 members
£100 non-members

(please ask in the office about child prices)

Visit the beautiful city of Bath for the weekend and tour the world famous ancient stone circle, Stonehenge. Bath never ceases to amaze with its many tourist attractions. There is plenty on offer to explore: The Roman Baths,  roof top thermal spa and many museums – Holborne, the Jane Austen museum all housed in impressive Georgian buildings and all within walking distance! Entrance and transport to Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world, in the county of Wiltshire is included in the trip.

Alton Towers

Saturday 9th 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

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.

The Lake District's Journey of Adventure

Sunday 10th 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 2-3
(includes boat ride, train ride and Lake District Visitor Centre)

A wonderful day out where you will see the 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!

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

Saturday 16th June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£48 members
£53 non-members
£37 children aged 3-15
£10 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.

Hadrian's Wall visiting Roman Vindolanda & Housesteads Roman Fort (with full day guided tour)

Sunday 17th June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£33 members
£38 non-members
£28 children aged 5-16
£10 children aged 2-4

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 Roman Vindolanda, a must see Roman Fort! 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.

North Peak District Explorer (Eyam, Hope Valley, Treak Cliff Cavern & Castleton)

Saturday 23rd June
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£23 members
£28 non-members
£18 children aged 5-15
£10 children aged 2-4

The Peak District is an area of outstanding natural beauty with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns.  This trip explores the North Peaks, otherwise known as “the Dark Peak” – travelling through the Hope Valley (Hope, Hathersage, Grindleford) with a stop in Eyam, the famous Plague Village of the 17th Century!  Part of the day will be spent exploring Treak Cliff Cavern, famous for its blue john semi precious stone unique to this area. The cavern houses some of the most beautiful cave formations found in the UK and is located in the pretty village of Castleton known as “the gem of the Peaks”.

North Wales Castles (Conwy Castle & Caernarfon Castle)

Sunday 24th 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!

Yorkshire Dales Discoverer (Bolton Abbey, Skipton & Malham)

Saturday 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 today is market day in town too! 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 in Malham, a great trip for walkers and Harry Potter fans as Deathly Hallows was filmed here!

Scarborough

Sunday 1st 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!

East Lake District Explorer (Ullswater Valley (boat trip), Glenridding & Aira Force Waterfall Walk)

Saturday 7th July
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£25 members
£30 non-members
£20 children aged 5-15
£10 children aged 2-4
(includes boat trip ticket and entrance to the falls)

The poet, William Wordsworth described the Ullswater Valley as the happiest combination of  beauty and grandeur. Board the Ullswater steamer at Pooley Bridge, the northern end of Lake Ullswater for a leisurely boat trip to Glenridding. Glenridding is the largest of the Ullswater villages in a picturesque setting.  You will have some time to spend here and then on to Aira Force Waterfall walk where you will end the day with a walk through beautiful countryside to the Falls.

Oxford (with guided tour)

Sunday 8th July
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£28 members
£33 non-members
£23 children aged 2-16
(includes guided walking tour)

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 and Art Galleries!

Liverpool

Saturday 14th July
9.30 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£16 members
£21 non-members
£11 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!

North Wales visiting Ffestiniog Railway & Criccieth Castle & Beach

Sunday 15th July
8.30 am – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 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. From here you travel on to Criccieth Castle, perched on a rocky outcrop with views over picturesque Tremadog Bay.  You have time here to explore the castle, town and beach.

The Lake District Lakeside Spectacular (Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Lakeside Aquarium, Lake Windermere & Bowness-on-Windermere)

Saturday 21st July
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£35 members
£40 non-members
£30 children aged 5-16
£10 children aged 2-4
(includes train ride, aquarium entrance and boat ride)

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.

Alton Towers

Sunday 22nd July
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

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.

Whitby

Saturday 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 is an ancient fishing port set on the North Sea.  It is considered to be one of the most interesting and attractive seaside towns in Britain.  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 England has to offer!

Yorkshire Dales Caves and Falls (Ingleton Waterfalls Walk & White Scar Cave)

Sunday 29th 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!

York

Saturday 4th August
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!

Stratford-upon-Avon

Saturday 11th August
8.30 am – 8.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£23 members
£28 non-members
£18 children aged 5-16
£10 children aged 2-4

Stratford-upon-Avon is most famous for being the birthplace of the 16th Century poet and playwright William Shakespeare. You will have free time to explore Stratford and all it has to offer – Shakespeare properties, theatre, museums or a picnic by the river Avon!

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

Saturday 18th August
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£27 members
£32 non-members
£22 children aged 5-16
£12 children aged 2-4

The Lake District is an area of outstanding natural beauty.  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! This trip includes a return boat ride from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ambleside.

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

Sunday 19th August
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£48 members
£53 non-members
£37 children aged 3-15
£10 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.

North Wales Coastal Explorer (Conwy Castle, Conwy and Llandudno)

Saturday 25th 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 the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno where you can relax by the sea, climb the Great Orme or sample the local fish and chips!

Oxford (with guided tour)

Sunday 26th August
8.00 am – 9.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 7.30 am)
£28 members
£33 non-members
£23 children aged 2-16
(includes guided walking tour)

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 and Art Galleries!

Liverpool

Saturday 1st September
9.30 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£16 members
£21 non-members
£11 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!

North Lake District (Keswick and Whinlatter Forest Park)

Sunday 2nd September
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!

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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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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