why choose us

We have over 50 years experience of running day and overnight trips to many of the most beautiful and interesting places around the UK. Our trips are an easy way to travel, explore and make international friends.

Find your next adventure with us here!

Affordable Travel

Our trips are affordable and gives students the opportunity to explore different parts of the UK.

Top Destinations

Discover many beautiful destinations around  the UK such as  the Lake District, Whitby, Edinburgh, Anglesey and more.

Make New friends

Meet like-minded new friends from all over the world who loves to travel. 

Popular destinations


Explore the beautifully preserved medieval city of York. Delve into its Viking past at the Jorvik Viking Festival and dip into the ecletic array of independent shops at the The Shambles. 


Oxford is world famous for its University and place in history. There are plenty to do here either visiting the many University colleges, fascinating museums and historic buildings. 


With stunning architecture, endless winding streets and an awe-inspiring castle perched on a dormant volcano, there’s plenty to see and do in the capital of Scotland.  



With its picturesque port and stunning coastline, watched over by an ethereal ruined abbey, Whitby is the ideal English seaside town. Throw in the world’s best fish and chips, and its close to perfect…

enjoy wonders of nature

Lake District

The Lake District, one of the most beautiful regions of the UK, is located in the heart of Cumbria. World famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a one of the most visited places in England.

North Wales

North Wales is home to many beautiful attractions such as the Snowdonia National Park, Anglesey, Conwy Castle, Caernafon Castle, Llandudno, Portmerion and more. Discover beautiful national parks, historic castles and scenic coastlines. 

Peak District

Peak District is located in the heart of England and is the first national park created in 1951. Its stunning countryside, charming towns and villages, draws in travellers from everywhere. 


Yorkshire is full of incredible things to do from exploring a historic castle to discovering the many natural wonders. Some of the places we visit in Yorkshire includes Fountain’s Abbey, Harrogate, Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey and more. 

tailor-made trips

Planning a trip for a large group of friends? We offer customised, hassle-free, affordable trips!

Whether it be for your School, Halls, Department or Society, we can plan a bespoke trip, on dates that work for you and a budget you can afford.


For more information, please contact Carla at carlahutchinson@internationalsociety.org.uk.


Upcoming TRIPS

Due to the pandemic Covid-19, we have had to suspend some of our activities to adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

We hope to be organising weekend day trips for you in January 2021. However if you would like any tips on destination and activities, please feel free to get in touch wih us through our social media channels. 

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.


I was an Erasmus exchange student at the University of Salford three years ago and got a chance to be a member of this brilliant society in Manchester.

Visiting loads of cities with you, embracing multicultural environment and experience I earned so far has been absolutely amazing. You helped me a lot to become who I am today. Loads of hugs and kisses from Turkey. Miss you a lot.

Didem Soykok, Turkey

Thank you so much for making my year in Manchester so much sweeter.  I went to Edinburgh, Alton Towers, and Blackpool with the International Society and I thoroughly enjoyed my time.

Keep up the fantastic work!

Tilda, Germany

The Society was offering very good UK wide trips with a comfortable transportation at a reasonable price and I just want to short my experience in those below words. Just imagine that since I have graduated 2013 and left the UK why I am still reading the weekly emails as if I have nothing to do since I completely left?

The answer is simply because you are great in every aspect from the events to the trips up to your unlimited activities and the kind support.

Ahmed Abdulaziz Al Khwaher, Saudi Arabia

We have had an amazing trip and experience in Edinburgh, it’s a really nice place and it has remind us our Sicily for different aspects.

Fabio Blanco, Italy

trips policy

Where's the pick-up point for the trips?

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.

Can I bring my children on the trips?

You are welcome to bring your 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.

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 refunds

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.


have a question for us?

get in touch!

Want to know more about us or the activivities we do? Drop us a message. 


0161 275 4959




International Society,

c/o UMSU, Oxford Road, 

Manchester, M13 9PR

Our offfice is located at the ground floor of University of Manchester’s Students’ Union.

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

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