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!
Our trips are affordable and gives students the opportunity to explore different parts of the UK.
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.
Our pick-up point: 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.
Aged 2 and under go for FREE on the day trips if seated on your lap on the coach and fitted with a secure seat belt over both of you. If you require a seat for a very young child or a baby seat then you will need to pay the child ticket price.
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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
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 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 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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
Where's the pick-up point for the trips?
All trips (unless otherwise stated) start and finish at Dover Street. Our pick up point is where Dover Street meets Oxford Road.
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.
How are we making our trips safe for you?
Our trips will require you to be sat on a coach for an extended period of time. As such, we have made the decision to require all participants to undertake a lateral flow test before attending our activities.
The reason we are asking all participants to perform a lateral flow test is because most of our members are international students and we understand that some of you may not have yet had access to the Covid vaccine or have a vaccine that is not being recognised in the UK and as such are not able to obtain a Covid pass. In this way, we want to do the best we possibly can to ensure that you are able to make friendships and have a great time at university.
Please see the next tab on how to perform a lateral flow test and report your results.
In order to keep everyone safe and for us to continue organising our events in a safe way for everyone, we highly recommend that all participants download the NHS track and trace app here and continue to wear a face mask while walking around inside buildings.
Please do not attend a trip if you have symptoms of Covid-19, including a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
How to perform a lateral flow test and report your results?
Performing a lateral flow test
You can order a set of 7 lateral flow test online here which will take 1-2 days to be delivered to your accommodation or you can collect them on campus from the reception desk at the student’s union or any of the campus catering outlets, Food on Campus (Please check opening times from the link provided) The lateral flow test is FREE, you do not have to pay for the self-testing kit.
The test must be done no longer than 12 hours before the start of the event/trip. We recommend that for trips, you perform the test the night before and for events you perform the test in the morning.
Instructions on how to do the test are provided within the pack.
Once you have performed the test, you will need to report the results of your test.
Reporting your results
You can only report the results of your lateral flow test online. You are not able to do it through the app. Click here to report your results. Once you have reported your results, you will receive an email and a text from the NHS. That email/text along with your registration for our events will enable you to attend our events. You do not have to print the email/text or your ticket if you have a smart phone. Please be ready to show us the email/text from the NHS on your phone when you attend our events.
Can I bring my children on the trips?
You are welcome to bring your children on trips. Aged 2 and under go for FREE on the day trips if seated on your lap on the coach and with fitted with a secure seat belt over both of you. If require a seat for a very young child or a baby seat then you will need to pay the child ticket price. 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.
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0161 275 4959
c/o UMSU, Oxford Road,
Manchester, M13 9PR
Our offfice is located at the ground floor of University of Manchester’s Students’ Union.
The International Society is a registered charity. Our Charity Commision number is 521248.
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