TRIPS AROUND the UK

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

We have over 50 years of experience running safe and affordable trips to many of the most beautiful and interesting places around England, Scotland and Wales. Over 8,000 seats are filled on coaches every year with people from all over the world. The trips are an easy way to travel, explore and make international friends.

There are day trips almost every weekend throughout the year including the summer and there are also weekend trips to historic Edinburgh and Roman Bath, including the ancient and famous Stonehenge.

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.

The Lake District at Xmas

SOLD OUT

Saturday 14th December
8.30 am – 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 and Windermere town, a great base for walking, taking a boat ride or simply relaxing and taking in the amazing views of the Lake! The Windermere Christmas celebration will be taking place over the weekend so why not wander along to see what local food and craft stalls are on offer!

Boxing Day Sales visit to Chester & Cheshire Oaks

Thursday 26th December
9.30 am – 7.00 pm
(Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£18 members
£23 non-members
£10 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!!

UPCOMING TRIPS

Saturday 25th January 
8.30 am – 7.30 pm (Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members | £25 non-members | £15 children (aged 2 – 16)

York is a very 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 such as the Jorvik Viking Centre or Jorvik DIG … dig, delve and discover history hands on!

Sunday 26th January
9.30 am – 6.00 pm (Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£20 members | £25 non-members | £10 children (aged 2 – 16)

*price includes 2 guided coach tour

On arrival in the city, there will be a two 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!

Saturday 1st February
8.00 am – 9.00 pm
£30 members | £35 non-members | £20 children (aged 2 – 16)

*includes guided walking tour

Oxford is world famous for being a great University City. You will have the day here to spend as you please … either visiting the many University colleges or some of the city’s interesting museums, Art Galleries and historic buildings! 

An optional guided walking tour is available to you in the afternoon with a chance for you muggles to see the various Harry Potter film locations!

*this trip only departs and returns from/to Manchester not Salford. 

Sunday 2nd February
9.00 am – 6.30 pm (Salford pick-up 8.30 am)
£35 members | £40 non-members | £25 children (aged 5 – 16) |                      £12 children (aged 2 – 4)

*price 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!

Saturday 8th February
8.30 am – 8.00 pm (Salford pickup 8.00am)
£25 members | £30 non-members | £15 children (aged 2 – 16)

The full day will be spent in the picturesque ancient fishing port of Whitby, set on the North Sea. It is 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 13thCentury 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!

Sunday 9th February
8.30 am – 7.30 pm (Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£28 members | £33 non-members | £20 children (aged 5 – 15) |                       £12 children (aged 2 – 4)

*price includes 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.

Saturday 15th February
8.30 am – 7.30pm (Salford pick up 8.00 am)
£28 members | £33 non-members | £23 children (aged 5 – 16) |                   £12 children (aged 2 – 4)

*price includes entrance tickets 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!

Sunday 16th February
8.00 am – 8.30 pm (Salford pick-up 7.30 am)
£35 members | £40 non-members | £25 children (aged 2- 16)

*with full day guided tour

This trip offers you a full day’s guided coach tour of the picturesque Cotswolds, an area of outstanding beauty. A professional tour guide from the Cotswolds will accompany the group throughout the day and give you into the history and culture of these quaint, pretty villages surrounded by rolling hills. It really is like stepping back in time!

 

Overnight trip to Edinburgh

Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th February 2020
£90 members | £100 non-members
(please enquire in the office for children’s prices)

In Edinburgh, “the bonniest city” in Scotland, you will find a vast variety of things to see and do. Visit Edinburgh Castle, climb Arthur’s Seat or simply relax in Holyrood Park. The trip includes a 2 hour guided coach tour of the main tourist sites, luxury coach travel from Manchester to Edinburgh return and bed and breakfast accommodation in the Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel.

Saturday 22nd February
8.30 am – 7.30pm (Salford pickup 8.00am)
£20 members | £25 non-members | £15 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!  TheJorvikViking 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?

Sunday 23rd 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. 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!

Saturday 29th February
9.00 am – 7.00pm (Salford pickup 8.30am)
£16 members | £21 non-members | £11 children (aged 2 – 16)  

There is always a bargain to be had at Cheshire Oaks Retail Outlet! Prices are cheaper here than normal high street prices! 

Visiting with us means that you get an extra 10% discount of any purchases too so why not join us on a hunt for a bargain?

Sunday 1st March
9.00 am – 6.00 pm (Salford pick-up 8.30 am)
£28 members | £33 non-members | £23 children (aged 5- 16) |                     £12 children (aged 2 – 4)

*price includes entrance tickets to Poole’s Cavern and Hardwick Hall 

Visit the natural wonder of the Peak District, Poole’s Cavern! A guided tour will lead you through the limestone caverns to see the crystal stalactites that have lined the chambers for over millions of years! If you have time, you can also take a stroll through beautiful woodlands to Solomon’s temple hilltop! 

Then onto Hardwick Hall, one of Britain’s finest Elizabethan houses. Hardwick is a place to be visited all year round with its splendid Hall and picturesque parkland walks!

Overnight trip to Bath (with visit to Stonehenge)

Saturday 29th Feb to Sunday 1st Mar 2020
£90 members | £100 non-members
(please enquire in the office for children’s 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.

Saturday 7th March
8.30 am – 7.30pm (Salford pickup 8.00am)
£20 members | £25 non-members | £15 children (aged 2 – 16)  

Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Robin Hood! Sherwood Forest, a 450-acre country park is now part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and home to a fascinating ecosystem. The forest has 900 veteran oak trees including England’s Tree of the Year 2014, The Major Oak!

Then onto Nottingham, one of the UK’s top visitor destinations, famous for its hilltop castle, museum and art galleries, Lace Market and city of caves!

Sunday 8th March
8.30 am – 6.30 pm (Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£20 members | £25 non-members | £15 children (aged 5- 16) |                     £10 children (aged 2 – 4)

*price includes entrance ticket to Fountain’s Abbey

Discover Fountain’s Abbey, the largest monastic ruins in England and a World Heritage Site. You will have the morning here to explore the ancient abbey ruins along with Studley Royal, the awe-inspiring water gardens. 

Then onto the pretty Victorian spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire … why not try afternoon tea at the famous Betty’s tearooms?

Saturday 14th March
8.30 am – 6.00pm (Salford pickup 8.00am)
£20 members | £25 non-members | £15 children (aged 5 – 16)  |                  £10 children (aged 2 – 4)

Visit Chester, a picturesque, historic city that has some very interesting tourist attractions to visit such as the Cathedral and the Roman Walls.

Then onto Llangollen, a pretty town renowned for its spectacular scenery on the Welsh borderlands.  You will have time here to take photos and have lunch then on to the 13thcentury medieval fortress that is Chirk Castle.  A great place to explore and unwind!

Sunday 15th March
9.30 am – 6.00 pm (Salford pick-up 9.00 am)
£20 members | £25 non-members | £10 children (aged 2- 16)        

*includes 2 hour guided coach tour

On arrival in the city, 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!

 

Saturday 21st March
8.30 am – 7.30pm (Salford pickup 8.00am)
£25 members | £30 non-members | £15 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 insight into the history and culture of this very interesting island!

 

Sunday 22nd March
8.30 am – 7.30 pm (Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£30 members | £35 non-members | £20 children (aged 5- 15) |                   £12 children (aged 2 – 4)

*includes entrance to the Falls and boat ride on Ullswater

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 Glenridding, the largest of the Ullswater villages, where you will have time to have lunch and take some photos before boarding the Ullswater steamer boat for a leisurely return boat trip around beautiful Ullswater.

 

Saturday 28th March
8.30 am – 7.30pm (Salford pickup 8.00am)
£40 members | £45 non-members | £30 children (aged 4 – 11) | £12 children (aged 2 -3)

*includes entrance ticket to Alton Towers

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! There is something for everyone to do at Alton Towers!

 

Sunday 29th March
8.30 am – 7.30 pm (Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£40 members | £45 non-members | £30 children (aged 3- 16) |                   £12 children (aged 2)

*includes train ride on Ffestiniog Railway and entrance to Portmerion 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!

Saturday 4th April
8.00 am – 9.00pm 
£30 members | £35 non-members | £20 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 as you please … either visiting the many University colleges or some of the city’s interesting museums, Art Galleries and historic buildings! 

An optional guidedwalking tour is available to you in the afternoon with a chance for you muggles to see the various Harry Potter film locations. 

This trip only departs and returns from/to Manchester NOT Salford

Sunday 5th April
8.30 am – 7.30 pm (Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£36 members | £41 non-members | £31 children (aged 4- 16) |                   £13 children (aged 2 – 3)

*includes train and boat rides and entrance to Aquarium

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!

Saturday 11th April
9.00 am – 6.00pm 
£36 members | £41 non-members | £31 children (aged 3 – 16) |                            £10 children (aged 2)

*includes entrance to the zoo

Why not join us on a visit to the UK’s number one zoo! Conservation is at the heart of everything here! With over 27,000 animals and 125 acres of zoological gardens to explore, Chester Zoo is an exciting place to visit with family and friends!

Sunday 12th April
8.30 am – 7.30 pm (Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£25 members | £30 non-members | £20 children (aged 5- 16) |                   £13 children (aged 2 – 4)

*includes entrance ticket to Penrhyn Castle

First stop … Penrhyn Castle, a 19thcentury 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 3rdfavourite 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.

Saturday 18th April
8.30 am – 8.00pm (Salford pick-up at 8.00am)
£25 members | £30 non-members | £15 children (aged 2 – 16)  

The full day will be spent in the picturesque ancient fishing port of Whitby, set on the North Sea.  It is 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 13thCentury 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!

Sunday 19th April
8.30 am – 7.30 pm (Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£35 members | £40 non-members | £30 children (aged 5- 16) |                   £15 children (aged 2 – 4)

*includes entrance ticket 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 beautiful village of Bakewell in the heart of the White Peak. Why not sample some of the famous Bakewell tart on offer while you are there too?

Saturday 25th April
8.00 am – 8.30pm (Salford pick-up at 7.30am)
£40 members | £45 non-members | £30 children (aged 5 – 16) |                                   £13 (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!

Sunday 26th April
8.30 am – 7.30 pm (Salford pick-up 8.00 am)
£45 members | £50 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.

Instagram Monthly Giveaway

Been going on our trips with us? Enter our monthly giveway and stand a chance to win a pair of tickets for one of our trips. A winner will be chosen each month.

All you need to do:

1. Follow our instagram @internationalsociety

2. Share photos of your International Society travel adventure with us with the hashtag #youradventurewithus

 

Terms & Conditions:

Winners will be chosen at the last week of each month – subject to Christmas closure. The prize trip options will be decided by the International Society. The prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The winner will be notified by DM on Instagram and/or email. By entering this giveaway, all pictures entered may be used for promotion of the trips organised by International Society. The International Society shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage. The International Society also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

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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