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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. 

We have excursions to suit every taste, from beautiful, historic English towns such as York, Cambridge and Chester to the vibrant, bustling cities of Manchester and Liverpool. This year we've added new trips to the Warner Bros Studio Tour and Cadbury World and an overnight stay in Edinburgh, so there really is something for everyone!

The prices are low, so you can take advantage of the opportunity to visit new places during your time here.

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




Saturday 2nd December - Sunday 3rd December Edinburgh


(or £125 if you book before Wednesday 18th October)

Monday 18th December Birmingham Christmas Market Free - pay for your own train tickets
Saturday 3rd February Warner Bros Studio Tour (Harry Potter Tour) £50
Saturday 24th February Oxford and Bicester Village TBC
Saturday 10th March Liverpool TBC
Saturday 24th March Chester TBC
Saturday 6th July Brighton TBC



Saturday 2nd December - Sunday 3rd December 2017
£150 (£125 if you book before Wednesday 18th October)

Join local guides on an exciting adventure direct from Coventry to Scotland’s capital! Edinburgh is a city steeped in history. From its world-famous castle, perched atop a volcanic rock, to its palace, HM The Queen's official residence in Scotland, and from the Georgian House to the National Museum of Scotland and every brick and cobbled alley in between - the city is a historical jewel.

Wander the Old Town medieval streets with a local, taste haggis on the Royal Mile, get to know new friends, and climb a volcano for great views. You also have the option of visiting the beautiful Stirling, gateway to the Scottish Highlands, for the William Wallace Braveheart Tour!

For more ideas of what to see and do in Edinburgh, go to

Places are limited so book early by registering here


Birmingham Christmas Market 

Monday 18th December

Each winter, Birmingham city centre comes alive with the arrival of the German Market, a clear sign Christmas is just around the corner. With great food, warming drinks, traditional gifts and live music, the Frankfurt Christmas Market attracts visitors from across the city and the UK.

The market offers a large range of traditional goods and gifts, such as handcrafted decorations, toys, jewellery and more. There's also a selection of tempting food and drink. Pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts, and roasted almonds will tempt your taste buds, and can be washed down with glühwein, weissbeer, or hot chocolate.

Registration is free and you can register hereYou will need to purchase your own train tickets on the day.

Warner Bros Studio Tour (Harry Potter Tour)

Saturday 3rd February

Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and explore the wonders of the wizarding world!

Go behind the scenes at the Warner Bros Studios and discover the real magic that brings the movies to life. From authentic sets and costumes to must-have souvenirs and Butterbeer, it’s the perfect treat for every Muggle.

The Harry Potter film series was produced in Leavesden for over ten years. During this time, many of the costumes, sets and props were saved by the production crew so that they could be used again in future sequels. The Harry Potter Studio team wanted to showcase these unique items so that fans could experience first-hand the magic that brought their heroes to the big screen, and now is your time to explore this magical world.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! Click here to register. 


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 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