Weekend Trips

AMSTERDAM AND BRUGES (3 days/2 nights):

£279 per person (£289 Summer)

Van Gogh, tulips, clogs and canals – these are just some of the things Amsterdam is famous for. This tour departs London by coach and arrives in Amsterdam in the afternoon so you can enjoy the evening in one of Europe’s favourite nightspots. Saturday takes you to the Dutch countryside to see windmills, cheese farms and clogmakers before having lunch at the fishing village of Volendam. Free time in Amsterdam offers a chance to visit Anne Frank’s Museum, go on a canal cruise, see the Van Gogh Museum or the Heineken Brewery – there is something for everyone! We depart Amsterdam on Sunday morning to arrive in Bruges, renown for lacemaking and Belgium chocolates before we return to London.

Includes travel by Eurostar, 2 nights hotel accommodation, excursion to Volendam and Edam, and services of a full time tour manager.

LONDON WEEKEND (3 days/2 nights):

£249 per person

This tour can be done as a weekend or pre-term orientation and introduction to England. Includes 3 days travel card, 2 nights hotel accommodation, entry to Tower of London, Boat Cruise, British Museum and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and services of a Blue Badge Tourist Guide.
Tour also includes airport transfer when done at before the start of the term.

PARIS CITY BREAK (3 days/2 nights):

£299 per person (£319 Summer)

Fall in love with Paris on this weekend tour that takes you to one of the most romantic cities in the world. The Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and Eiffel Tower await you in this city of cafes, art and culture. On Friday we enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of all the famous sites. In the evening, choose to visit the Louvre or surmount the iconic Eiffel Tower. Saturday join your guide on a walking tour to discover the Ile de la Cite. Sunday brings us to Versailles, the magnificent chateau of the sun king Louis XIV, then have some free time in the Marais district, for artists and a view of Paris from the Sacre Coeur that you will never forget.

Includes travel by Eurostar, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Central Paris, city sightseeing walking tour at Ile de la Cite, Sacre Coeur Basilica and Notre Dame, boat cruise on the Seine, and services of a full time tour manager.

SCOTLAND AND THE HIGHLANDS (3 days/2 nights):

£289 per person

Travel by high speed train from London’s King Cross to Edinburgh. On arrival enjoy a walking tour that includes the Royal Mile and other Scottish gems. Free time gives you the chance to visit the Scotch Whiskey Heritage Centre, Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyrood House. Then it’s on to what Scotland is all about – on a two day tour of the Highlands. The first day includes a stop at the Wallace Monument, commemorating ‘Braveheart’s’ stand against Edward I as well as a visit to Sterling Castle. Then to the mountains where we admire the craggy mountain landscape of Glencoe and Rannach Moor. The day ends for a photo stop at Urquhart Castle, a romantic ruin perched on the shores of Loch Ness, where you can start your own search party for Nessie, the infamous Loch Ness Monster. Overnight is in Inverness. On the third day our tour takes you to the site of the last highlands charge, Culloden Moor where you will visit Culloden Battlefield. Then to Pilotchry set under the dramatic skyline of Ben Vrackie. The final Highland visit will be the Hermitage – Birnam Wood in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Wooded walk with waterfalls and salmon leap before returning to Edinburgh for our train back to London.

Includes travel by rail from Kings Cross London to Edinburgh and coach transport in the Highlands, 2 nights hostel accommodation, 2 days Highland tour at Glencoe, Culloden and Loch Ness, and services of a Scottish Tour Guide.

WALES (2 days/1 night):

£179 per person

Wales, the Land of the Red Dragon, full of green hills, countryside and sheep! Start your tour 2000 years ago at Careleon Roman Amphitheatre and then visit Caerphilly Castle, one of the greatest medieval castles of Western Europe, where you will find out what it means to be the Prince of Wales. Visit St Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life on the outskirts of Cardiff, for a glimpse into Welsh customs. On your second day you will drive through the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park on the way to the Rhondda Valleys and Big Pit Mining Museum. With your helmet and flashlight descent into the pit and see for yourself what it is like to work underground, sometimes from as early as the age of 6! End the day at Tintern Abbey in the picturesque Wye Valley, a romantic ruin that inspired poet William Wordsworth and the painter J.M.W Turner.

Includes travel by coach, 1 night hotel accommodation, entry to Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre, Caerphilly Castle, St Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life, Big Pit Mining Museum and Tintern Abbey, and services of a Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

YORK AND THE NORTH OF ENGLAND (2 days/1 night):

£179 per person

This two day starts at York where Romans ruled. Vikings raged and medieval monks meditated. Explore a medieval labyrinth built on foundations of Roman ruins and Viking settlements. Watch the layers of York’s dramatic history unfold as you tour York Minster, wend your way through narrow cobbled streets and hear the city’s stories, before stopping off for some scones and clotted cream in one of York’s many tearooms. On the second day of our tour we take you to the tranquil Fountains Abbey set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Our tour gives you the chance to wander the cloisters and imagine life as a medieval monk within the abbey’s tranquil confines. Finally we travel south to Hardwick Hall, the impressive Elizabethan home of Bess of Hardwick. A stunning property, surrounded by acres of green and sheep, see how one of the most powerful women in the history of England (second only to the Queen!) lived and entertained in this lavish country home.

Includes travel by coach, 1 night hostel accommodation, entry to York Minster, Fountains Abbey and Bronte Parsonage museum, and services of a Blue Badge Tourist Guide.