TRIPS AROUND the UK

Visit some of the most beautiful and interesting locations around England, Scotland and Wales.
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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.

UPCOMING TRIPS

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.

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

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!

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

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!

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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!

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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!

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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.

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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!

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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?

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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!

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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.

This trip has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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.
Volunteer form

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