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.

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!

Manchester Peace Trail Walking Tour

Saturday 30th March
12.45 pm
FREE (members only)

FREE 2.5 hour Manchester Peace Trail Walking tour. Start time: 1pm.  Please meet your guide Steve Roman outside Manchester Central Library at 12:45pm

Manchester Peace Trail (www.discoverpeace.eu) covers sites connected with the growth of Manchester as the world’s first industrial city and its importance as a centre for peace and radical political activity.

The walk will finish with a visit to Chetham’s Library at 3pm.
Please come prepared for the weather.

 

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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!

FREE Llangollen Rotary Trip

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April 2019
FREE FOR MEMBERS ONLY

Are you interested in visiting the picturesque Vale of Llangollen in North Wales?

The Rotary Club of Llangollen invites you to spend a weekend at the homes of Rotary members. All meals are provided for you. There will be group get togethers, special tours, trips and activities around the Llangollen area over the course of the weekend.

Everyone is welcome to apply but you MUST BE A MEMBER of the International Society! (Unfortunately the Rotary Club cannot accommodate student with families this year, sorry!) Also, please check that you are free for the whole weekend before applying and do definitely want to go on the trip.

The Rotary Club of Llangollen will choose which lucky members get to go on the trip and we will let you know by email if you have been selected. The club aims to select people from a wide variety of countries, with different interests, backgrounds, subjects studied and from a range of institutions in Manchester.

Best of luck everyone!

Start date for applications: Thursday 7th March 2019
Closing date for applications: Friday 22nd March 2019.

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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
£55 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.
Volunteer form

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