Coventry University International Office

By | 16th May 2017

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International Office 2017 Trips

The International Office runs a varied social programme throughout the year; this includes our Saturday excursions to iconic destinations in the UK. These trips are an ideal way to meet new friends, see more of the UK and experience British history and culture, all with the knowledge that a University member of staff is nearby if you need them.

This year we have excursions to suit every taste, from beautiful, historic English towns such as Bath and Windsor to the vibrant, bustling city of Cardiff, from the picturesque scenes of Cambridge to the unique city of Liverpool; home of the Beatles. There is something here for everyone.

The price is low, so you can take advantage of the opportunity of visiting new places during your time here.

Below is a list of the upcoming trips available to international students. To purchase any of the trips please choose your destination and register using the individual links provided.

 

Date TripCost
13th May 2017Cotswolds£20

Cotswolds (Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham)

Saturday 13th May 2017
£20
Depart Fairfax Street 8:30am
Depart Cheltenham 6:30pm
Journey time approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

The Cotswolds is renowned throughout the world for its romantic landscape, rolling hills and honey coloured streets. The Cotswolds is the largest designated area of natural beauty in the country.

Stow-On-The-Wold with its quaint cottages, independent retailers and boutiques is a quintessential Cotswolds village, rich in beauty and centered on the impressive village market square, Stow-On-The-Wold is the perfect introduction to the Cotswolds.

Bourton on the Water is on the river Windrush, with its series of elegant low bridges beside neat tree-shaded greens and tidy stone banks. Standing back from the river are traditional Cotswolds buildings, many of which are now tourist shops for day-trippers and visitors.

Bourton-on-the-water has been described as the ‘little Venice’ of the Cotswolds and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region being serviced by many shops, cafes, and attractions.

Cheltenham was designed as a health resort for wealthy visitors in the 18th and 19th century, which is why it is often referred to as Cheltenham Spa. Its history makes it a very elegant town and it is known for its excellent High Street shops and independent shopping quarters such as Montpellier and The Suffolks. There are also museums and art galleries.

For more ideas on what you can see and do in Stow-On-The-Wold visit www.stowinfo.co.uk

For more ideas on what you can see and do in Bourton-On-The-Water visit www.bourtoninfo.com

For more ideas of what you can see and do in Cheltenham visit www.visitcheltenham.com

Place are limited so to avoid disappointment book early here

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If you want to book a trip…

How do I book a ticket?

Tickets can ONLY be booked online via the links above. Your place on the trip is only confirmed when you have made the £20 payment.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. You will only be able to buy trips for yourself and not for friends. They will need to book in their own name but only if they are Coventry University students.

Can I get a refund or swap my ticket if I change my mind?
No. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable unless cancelled by the International Office.

What happens if I’m late for the coach?
The coach leaves promptly at the time shown on the website.  Please make a note of this when buying your ticket.  If you are late the coach will leave without you and you will not get a refund.  If you are late back to the coach at the end of a trip you will have to find alternative transport to return to Coventry and we will not refund the cost of this.

Will there be an organised tour?
No. You are free to visit the places you find interesting on your own.  Maps and a list of attractions will be provided.

What to Wear?
You should ensure that you wear suitable shoes that will be comfortable. Heels are not advisable as many old English towns will have cobbled streets, which are difficult to walk on. As the weather in Britain is very changeable it is advisable to keep and umbrella and a jacket with you, even throughout the summer months. For the trips in February – April you will need winter clothes as in the North of the country it can be very cold.

How can I find out about more trips?
If you have any questions you can email welcome.io@coventry.ac.uk

Contact Us:

Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry, United Kingdom
CV1 5FB

Telephone: +44 (0) 24 7765 7688