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.

Boxing Day Sales visit to Chester and Cheshire Oaks

Wednesday 26th December
9.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

The Winter Sales start today so pick up a bargain or two for yourself at the Cheshire Oaks Retail Outlet where prices are cheaper than normal high street prices and prices will be slashed even further today!!

York

Saturday 26th January
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!

Liverpool

Sunday 27th January
9.30 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£16 members
£21 non-members
£11 children aged 2-16

Liverpool is a vibrant city of culture! Liverpool’s main sights of interest include the Albert Dock area, the two Cathedrals and the places where the Beatles lived and played music! You will have the entire day free to spend as you please, perhaps sightseeing or shopping! Liverpool has lots to offer!

Oxford (with guided tour)

Saturday 2nd February
8.00 am – 9.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 7.30 am)
£28 members
£33 non-members
£23 children aged 2-16
(includes 2-hour guided 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 Castles visiting Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle

Sunday 3rd February
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£28 members
£33 non-members
£23 children aged 5-16
£12 children ages 2-4

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!

Whitby

Saturday 9th February
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 traditional fish and chips!

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

Sunday 10th February
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£28 members
£33 non-members
£23 children aged 5-16
£12 children ages 2-4
(includes cost of boat ride on Lake Windermere)

The Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage site, 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.

Overnight Trip: Bath (with visit to Stonehenge)

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th February
£95 members
£105 non-members
(please ask in the office for child prices)

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.

Yorkshire Discoverer visting Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey & Haworth

Saturday 16th February
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
(includes entrance to Skipton Castle and Bolton Abbey)

For those of you with a thirst for historical knowledge, Yorkshire is a beautiful area in England to explore. Today, we will visit one of the best preserved medieval castles in England in the picturesque market town of Skipton.  There will be a guided tour to whisk you back 900 years in time! We will then visit Bolton Abbey with its priory ruins and stunning woodland walks along the River Wharfe. We will end the day in Haworth, where the Brontes lived and wrote their famous novels.  Step back in time to explore the picturesque steep cobbled village with its Bronte Parsonage museum or wander further afield to the Moors to learn more about the lives of these famous authors!

Leeds - Yorkshire's Capital

Sunday 17th February
8.30 am – 6.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

Leeds is an attractive city and will not disappoint! There is an array of things to do and see; from museums and art galleries such as Leeds City Museum and the famous Royal Armouries to Leeds Art Gallery, the Henry Moore Institute and the Tetley, a modern contemporary art centre. Leeds is home to beautiful architecture; why not spend the day exploring its many shopping arcades – the Grand Arcade with its iconic Potts Clock and the Victoria Quarter? Or the more quirky Corn Exchange and Granary Wharf and Leeds’ famous Kirkgate Market?

Overnight Trip: Edinburgh

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th February 2019
£90 members
£100 non-members
(please ask in the office for childrens prices)

You have the opportunity to spend the weekend exploring this beautiful, atmospheric place with it’s castle presiding over the city and UNESCO world heritage sites : the old and new towns and the Forth bridge and the new Forth Road Bridge!  A coach tour has been planned for you as part of the trip to give you an overview of the famous city sights! If you have energy to spare, why not have a go at climbing Arthur’s seat with its breathtaking views!

Jorvik Viking Festival, York

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

York is a picturesque, historical city in Yorkshire.  At this time of year the Vikings invade York for the annual festival!  The Jorvik Viking Festival includes re-enactments of landmarks in Viking history and traditional craft demonstrations among other things!  So why not come along and join in the fun of the festival?  Half term fun for everyone!

North Lake District visiting Keswick (with optional visit to Whinlatter Forest Park)

Sunday 24th February
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!

Overnight Trip: Bath (with visit to Stonehenge)

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd March
£95 members
£105 non-members
(please ask in the office for child prices)

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.

Peak District Discoverer visiting Hardwick Hall & Bakewell

Saturday 2nd March
8.30 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 5-16
£10 children aged 2-4

The day starts in the beautiful village of Bakewell in the heart of the White Peak. And why not sample some of the famous Bakewell tart on offer while you are there too? Then on to Hardwick Hall, one of Britain’s finest Elizabethan houses.  Hardwick can be visited year round with its splendid Hall and picturesque parkland walks. The day Why not sample some of the famous Bakewell tart on offer too?

Chester (with guided walking tour)

Sunday 3rd March
9.30 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16
(includes guided walking tour)

Chester is  a picturesque walled city, standing on the River Dee in Cheshire.  With its city walls, largest Roman Ampitheatre, the oldest racecourse and 1000 year old Cathedral, Chester is well worth a visit! Today, there will be a historical walking guided tour of the city.

The Land of Robin Hood - Sherwood Forest & Nottingham

Saturday 9th March
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Chester is  a picturesque walled city, standing on the River Dee in Cheshire.  With its city walls, largest Roman Ampitheatre, the oldest racecourse and 1000 year old Cathedral, Chester is well worth a visit! Today, there will be a historical walking guided tour of the city.

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, the Peak District & Buxton

Sunday 10th March
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£33 members
£38 non-members
£28 children aged 5-16
£15 children ages 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 the spa town of Buxton, the highest market town in England!

Liverpool & Cheshire Oaks Retail Outlet

Saturday 16th March
9.00 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.30 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Shop till you drop on this trip to Liverpool with its great selection of shops; from the luxury of Liverpool One to its boutique arcades and street markets. Then on to Cheshire Oaks, the UK’s largest designer outlet comprising of 145 boutiques. Everyone will receive a fashion passport giving an extra 10% off outlet prices exclusive to groups!

East Lake District - Ullswater

Sunday 17th March
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 children aged 5-16
£12 children ages 2-4
(includes boat ride and entrance to the Falls)

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 Ambleside on the shore of Lake Windermere for the afternoon – this bustling market town has something for everyone; numerous shops and eateries and a great base for walking in the surrounding Fells or visiting another waterfall, Ambleside’s very own, Stock Ghyll Force.

North Wales Anglesey Adventure (with full day guided tour)

Saturday 23rd March
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 insight into the history and culture of this very interesting island!

Whitby

Sunday 24th March
8.30 am – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Another chance to visit Whitby, 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 traditional fish and chips!

Alton Towers

Saturday 30th March
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£43 members
£48 non-members
£38 children aged 4-11
£12 children aged 2-3
(includes entrance ticket and all rides)

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.  An exciting day out with friends and family!

The Lake District with a ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, a cruise on Lake Windermere and a visit to the Lakeside Aquarium

Sunday 31st March
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£35 members
£40 non-members
£30 children aged 4-16
£13 children aged 2-4
(includes train and boat rides)

A wonderful day out where you will see the beauty of the South Lake District from all angles … by rail, on the water and from the shore side! Today, you also have chance to visit the Lakes Aquarium, home to hundreds of amazing aquatic creatures!

Oxford (with guided tour)

Saturday 6th April
8.00 am – 9.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 7.30 am)
£28 members
£33 non-members
£23 children aged 2-16
(includes 2 hour 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!

Yorkshire Dales visiting Ingleton Waterfalls Walk and White Scar Cave

Sunday 7th April
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 tour of caves and waterfalls walk)

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!

Flamingoland Resort Yorkshire

Saturday 13th April
7.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 7.00 am)
£50 members
£45 non-members
£50 children aged 4+
£20 children aged 2-3
(includes entrance to resort)

Join us on a fun filled day out at Yorkshire’s most visited Theme Park and Zoo! With over 50 rides and attractions in the Theme park and a fantastic conservation zoo with amazing animals from all over the world plus shows and animal displays, you’ll have an amazing day out with family and friends!

North Wales visiting Snowdon Mountain Railway, Swallow Falls and Betws-y-coed

Sunday 14th April
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£40 members
£45 non-members
£35 children aged 3-16
£12 children aged 2
(includes return ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway and a visit to Swallow Falls)

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

Knowsley Safari Park

Saturday 20th April
9.00 am – 5.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.30 am)
£26 members
£31 non-members
£21 children aged 4-16
£12 children aged 2-3
(includes entrance to Safari Park)

It’s the Easter holidays .. and there’s no better way to spend it than at Knowsley Safari Park taking in some of the stunning safari sights! A great chance to get up close to some amazing animals such as rhino and lions with the drive through safari and experience an educational keeper talk … watch Californian sea lions perform tricks and see amazing birds of prey soar through the sky! 

North Wales visiting Penrhyn Castle and Llandudno at Easter

Sunday 21st April
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
(includes entrance to Penrhyn Castle)

First stop … Penrhyn Castle, a 19th century fantasy castle in beautiful surroundings and spectacular views of Snowdonia.  Today, children can enjoy the Easter egg trail.  Maybe they’ll be a prize from the Easter Bunny for you at the end of it? Then onto Llandudno … voted 3rd favourite destination in the UK… to spend the afternoon relaxing in a typical Victorian seaside resort on the welsh coast with its many attractions and beautiful views.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Saturday 27th April
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
(includes entrance to Shakespeare properties in town and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage)

Stratford is most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. You will have the chance to visit three of the Shakespeare properties while you are there and also to explore the picturesque town. It is also Shakespeare’s birthday today so there will be plenty of street celebrations taking place including traditional dancing, a marathon and a street parade!

Scarborough

Sunday 28th April
8.30 am – 8.00 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!  

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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