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.

Skipton Castle and Haworth, South Yorkshire

Saturday 24th February
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

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!  In the afternoon, we then move on to Haworth, where the Brontes lived and wrote their famous novels.  You will have the chance to visit the Bronte Parsonage museum and learn about the lives of these famous authors!

Whitby

Sunday 25th 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!

OVERNIGHT TRIP to Edinburgh

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!

North Wales visiting Anglesey (with full day guided tour)

Saturday 3rd March
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£22 members
£27 non-members
£17 children aged 2-16
(includes cost of 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!

Chester and Cheshire Oaks Retail Outlet

Sunday 4th March
9.30 pm – 6.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

For those who love to shop … Cheshire Oaks retail outlet village is a must. Visit with us and get an extra 10% discount on your purchases!  Cheshire Oaks offers designer goods at a lot cheaper prices than city centre shops!   We will also stop off in Chester on the way there, a picturesque, historic town with some beautiful historic attractions to visit such as the Cathedral and the Roman Walls.

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

Saturday 10th March
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!

Liverpool (with 2-hour guided tour)

Sunday 11th March
9.30 am – 6.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£19 members
£24 non-members
£14 children aged 2-16
(cost includes guided tour)

Liverpool is a vibrant city of culture! On arrival there, 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!  2018 sees China’s terracotta warriors on display in the World Museum!

North Wales Borderlands visiting Chirk Castle and Erddig

Saturday 17th March
8.30 am – 7.00 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 Chirk Castle and Erddig)

Travel back in time to explore Wales’ maginficent history … Chirk Castle is the last Welsh castle from Edward I’s reign still lived in today. Set in a stunning location with award winning gardens, it is well worth a visit.  Erddig Hall is the winner of the UKTV History “Britain’s best” historic house and is a fascinating place to explore.

The Peak District visiting The Heights of Abraham and Matlock Bath

Sunday 18th March
8.30 pm – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£30 members
£35 non-members
£25 children aged 5-16
£12 children aged 2-4

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!

Alton Towers

Saturday 24th 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 to Alton Towers 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!

North Wales visiting the Ffestiniog Railway and Portmeirion

Sunday 25th March
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£37 members
£42 non-members
£32 children aged 3-16
£12 children aged 2
(cost includes railway ride and entrance to village)

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 Portmeirion Village, an interesting Italianate village in a picturesque location. You will have several hours here to explore the village, the woodland gardens and the coast!

Knowsley Safari Park

Saturday 31st March
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 ticket to Knowsley 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 1st April
8.30 pm – 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.

Oxford (with guided walking tour)

Saturday 7th April
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)

Another chance to visit the world famous University city of Oxford which includes a guided walking tour to give you great insight into life in the many colleges at Oxford University and the city of Spires itself!

Yorkshire Dales visiting Ingleton Waterfalls Walk and White Scar Cave

Sunday 8th 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!

York

Saturday 14th April
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! There are plenty of attractions for children to enjoy too … of special interest is the Jorvik Viking Centre where you can relive the sights and sounds of York in the Viking Age!

Scarborough

Sunday 15th April
8.30 pm – 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!

Stratford-upon-Avon

Saturday 21st 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!

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

Sunday 22nd 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

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

Saturday 28th April
8.30 am – 7.30 pm
(Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£34 members
£39 non-members
£29 children aged 4-16
£12 children aged 2-3

A wonderful day out where you will see the Lake District from all angles … by rail, on the water and from the shore side!

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.

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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