Visit some of the most beautiful and interesting locations around England, Scotland and Wales.

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.

York (St Nicholas Fayre Market)

Saturday 25th November
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

Another opportunity to visit the historic city of York. 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. Today, the St Nicholas Fayre will be taking place selling a mixture of arts and crafts, gifts and locally produced food and drink.

Chester Christmas market and Cheshire Oaks Retail Outlet

Sunday 26th November
9.00 am to 7.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.30 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

Chester is a picturesque, historic town and has some beautiful tourist attractions to visit such as the Cathedral and the Roman Walls. The Christmas market will be taking place today in the town centre with its many craft and food and drink stalls for you to explore. The second stop of the day will be Cheshire Oaks retail outlet village – here you can shop at a lot cheaper prices than city centre shops for many great branded goods!

Tatton Park at Christmas (with Santa at the Farm for children)

Sunday 26th November
9.00 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.30 am)
£24 members
£29 non-members
£24 children aged 2-16
(includes visit to farm, grotto and gift)

Tatton Park is located in 1,000 acres of the most beautiful deer park.  You have chance to visit the Mansion, Gardens and Farm with your totally Tatton ticket included in the price of the trip. Also, today,  children have the chance to visit Father Christmas and his reindeer, Prancer and Dancer in the farm.  Maybe Santa will have a gift for them too?

Liverpool at Christmas

Saturday 2nd December
9.30 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Voted the 4th friendliest city in the world, you will receive a warm welcome in Liverpool this Christmas time. It is a magical place to visit: shopping for a special gift at Liverpool one or taking in the festive atmosphere at the Albert Dock area! Liverpool has lots to offer!

The Lake District at Christmas (with optional transfer to Keswick Victorian Fayre)

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

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! If you prefer, the coach will transfer those who wish to Keswick in the North Lakes where today the Victorian Christmas Fayre is taking place.

Lincoln Christmas market

Saturday 9th December
8.30 am – 8.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£22 members
£27 non-members
£17 children aged 2-16

Lincoln is one of England’s most beautiful Cathedral cities.  On the day of the trip, there is a Christmas market …Europe’s biggest … stalls with Christmas gifts, choirs singing carols, street entertainment and the smell of chestnuts roasting and mulled wine all in the setting of a picturesque cobbled square overlooked by a floodlit 12th Century cathedral! A perfect experience for those who look forward to the arrival of Christmas!

Peak District visiting Buxton and Castleton at Christmas (with visit to Peak Cavern)

Saturday 10th December
9.00 am-7.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.30 am)
£23 members
£28 non-members
£18 children aged 2-16

The Peak District National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Today, you will visit the pretty spa town of Buxton with its Christmas Fair in the beautiful Pavillion Gardens in the centre of town. Then onto Castleton for the second stop of the day, one of the most beautifully lit villages in the Peak District at this time of year particularly the stunningly lit Peveril Castle.  You will also have the chance to visit one of the many caves in the area … Peak Cavern, well known for having the largest entrance to any cave in Britain and time to spend relaxing in Castleton itself. Father Christmas will be available for a visit too!

Boxing Day Sales visit to Chester and Cheshire Oaks

Tuesday 26th December
9.30 am-7.00 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!!

OVERNIGHT TRIP to Bath and Stonehenge

Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th February 2018
£90 members
£100 non-members
(children’s prices available upon request)

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.


Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th February 2018
£90 members
£100 non-members
(children’s prices available upon request)

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!

Trip Policy

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.

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.

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.

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.



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.

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.

Volunteer form


International Society
William Kay House
327 Oxford Road
M13 9PG


The International Society is a registered charity. Our Charity Commission number is 521248.


The International Society has been promoting international friendship and celebrating cultural diversity since 1966.

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