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United Kingdom: 1 Week

School and Academic Trips
Subjects Options:

Art, History, Geography, Sport, Science, Drama, Music and Language

TRIP DETAILS
DESCRIPTION
INCLUSIONS
VARIATIONS

Route: London Portsmouth Windsor London

Nights: 6

Places Visited: 3

Transport: Trains (for groups of under 30 students) or private coach

Company Reviews:    All independent reviews

This is an example trip which can be tailored by destination and activity.

Upon your arrival in London on the first day, a warm reception awaits you at the airport or station, where our team will be ready to assist you. The journey to your accommodation provides a smooth transition, allowing you to settle in comfortably following an informative orientation briefing. The group then embarks on a captivating walking tour of central London, exploring iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Parliament.

Day 2 unfolds with a morning visit to the British History Museum, where you delve into the richness of the past through organized private workshops. The afternoon leads you to the South Bank, where the Tate Modern Art Gallery beckons with its contemporary treasures. The evening is yours to indulge in the vibrant shopping experience along Oxford Street.

As day 3 dawns, a morning exploration of the Natural History Museum awaits, complemented by engaging private workshops. The afternoon unfolds with a visit to the Imperial War Museum, immersing you in the narratives of historical conflicts. The evening offers the option to partake in a captivating theater show in the renowned West End.

On day 4, the journey takes you to Portsmouth in the morning, where the afternoon is dedicated to the exploration of the historic dockyard and Naval Base. A private harbor tour by boat enhances this maritime experience, and the evening invites you to explore Gunwharf Quays shopping center at your leisure.

Day 5 commences with a visit to the D-day planning location in the morning, followed by an afternoon spent at the submarine museum, where the highlight is going onboard a real Royal Navy submarine. The evening provides the option to ascend Spinnaker Tower or enjoy free time amidst the beachfront arcades.

In the morning of day 6, the itinerary unfolds in Windsor, featuring a guided tour of the majestic Windsor Castle in the afternoon. As evening descends, the group travels back to London for a memorable farewell meal.

Day 7 marks the conclusion of your journey in London, with the morning designated for checkout and travel to the airport. Depending on your departure time, additional activities are available to make the most of your remaining moments in this vibrant city.

– All transport throughout the trip including from/to airport

– All accommodation in your chosen standard

– All meals (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner)

– All activities, lessons and entrance fees

– Dedicated tour leader throughout

– Travel Disruption Protection (alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption)

– Free teacher for every 10 students

We can arrange school trips in the UK from 3 days upwards. Although London offers the largest choice of activities, other popular destinations close to London include Brighton, Portsmouth, Hastings and Windsor Castle. If you have more time, it is worthwhile either heading towards the south west to Cornwall and Devon which is the holiday region for British people, particularly during the summer. If not, then there are direct train connections north to cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and even further to Scotland. Prices are generally cheaper in the North and there are incredible places to visit such as Edinburgh, offering a more complete experience of the UK beyond London. There is no limit in terms of activities that we can offer, to suit your curriculum.

Trip Details

Route: London Portsmouth Windsor London

Nights: 6

Places Visited: 3

Transport: Trains (for groups of under 30 students) or private coach

Company Reviews:    All independent reviews

Trip Description

This is an example trip which can be tailored by destination and activity.

Upon your arrival in London on the first day, a warm reception awaits you at the airport or station, where our team will be ready to assist you. The journey to your accommodation provides a smooth transition, allowing you to settle in comfortably following an informative orientation briefing. The group then embarks on a captivating walking tour of central London, exploring iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Parliament.

Day 2 unfolds with a morning visit to the British History Museum, where you delve into the richness of the past through organized private workshops. The afternoon leads you to the South Bank, where the Tate Modern Art Gallery beckons with its contemporary treasures. The evening is yours to indulge in the vibrant shopping experience along Oxford Street.

As day 3 dawns, a morning exploration of the Natural History Museum awaits, complemented by engaging private workshops. The afternoon unfolds with a visit to the Imperial War Museum, immersing you in the narratives of historical conflicts. The evening offers the option to partake in a captivating theater show in the renowned West End.

On day 4, the journey takes you to Portsmouth in the morning, where the afternoon is dedicated to the exploration of the historic dockyard and Naval Base. A private harbor tour by boat enhances this maritime experience, and the evening invites you to explore Gunwharf Quays shopping center at your leisure.

Day 5 commences with a visit to the D-day planning location in the morning, followed by an afternoon spent at the submarine museum, where the highlight is going onboard a real Royal Navy submarine. The evening provides the option to ascend Spinnaker Tower or enjoy free time amidst the beachfront arcades.

In the morning of day 6, the itinerary unfolds in Windsor, featuring a guided tour of the majestic Windsor Castle in the afternoon. As evening descends, the group travels back to London for a memorable farewell meal.

Day 7 marks the conclusion of your journey in London, with the morning designated for checkout and travel to the airport. Depending on your departure time, additional activities are available to make the most of your remaining moments in this vibrant city.

What's Included?

  • All transport throughout the trip including from/to airport
  • All accommodation in your chosen standard
  • All meals (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner)
  • All activities, lessons and entrance fees
  • Dedicated tour leader throughout
  • Travel Disruption Protection (alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption)
  • Free teacher for every 10 students
Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: London (Arrival)

Arrive in London where we will meet you at the airport or station. Travel to your accommodation and get settled in with an orientation brief.  The group will then head into central London for a walking tour of all the main sites including Buckingham Palace and Parliament.

Day 2: London

Morning: Visit the British History Museum and participate in an organised private workshop.

Afternoon: Walk to South bank and visit the Tate Modern Art Gallery

Evening: Free time to go shopping on Oxford Street.

Day 3: London

Morning: Visit the Natural History Museum and participate in an organised private workshop.

Afternoon: Visit the Imperial War Museum.

Evening: Optional Theater Show in the West End.

 

Day 4: Portsmouth

Morning: Travel to Portsmouth

Afternoon: Visit the historic dockyard and Naval Base with private harbor tour by boat

Evening: Free Time in Gunwharf Quays shopping center.

Day 5: Portsmouth

Morning: Visit the D-day planning location

Afternoon: Visit the submarine museum and go onboard a real Royal Navy submarine!

Evening: Optional visit up Spinnaker tower or free time at the beachfront arcades.

Day 6: Windsor

Morning: Travel to Windsor 

Afternoon: Guided Tour of Windsor Castle

Evening: Travel to London for a farewell meal

Day 7: London (departure)

Morning: Checkout and travel to the airport. Other activities available depending on your departure time.

How to get there

Please contact us to talk about trains or flights to and from London.

Other Suggested Activities and Destinations by Subject
ART
HISTORY
GEOGRAPHY
DRAMA AND MUSIC
ACTIVE

Tate Modern – London

Explore contemporary and modern art at the Tate Modern, housed in a former power station, with a diverse collection of international artworks.

National Gallery – London

Immerse yourself in a world-class collection of Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries, featuring works by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt.

Victoria and Albert Museum – London

Discover an extensive collection of art and design, including fashion, textiles, sculpture, and ceramics, in this world-renowned museum.

The Scottish National Gallery – Edinburgh

Admire European paintings from the Renaissance to the post-impressionist era, including masterpieces by Titian, Vermeer, and Van Gogh.


Tate Liverpool – Liverpool

Explore contemporary and modern art at Tate Liverpool, located at the Albert Dock. The gallery features rotating exhibitions and a diverse collection of international artworks.

Eden Project – Cornwall

Combine art and nature at the Eden Project. Children can participate in eco-art workshops, creating sculptures and installations inspired by the natural surroundings.

Universities of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden – Cambridge

A consortium of museums offering workshops for school children on a range of topics.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Leeds

An art gallery, with both open-air and indoor exhibition spaces.

Imperial War Museum – London

Engage with exhibits on World War I, World War II, and other conflicts.

Churchill War Rooms – London

Explore the underground bunker used by Winston Churchill during World War II.

Hampton Court Palace – London

Participate in costumed guided tours and historical reenactments.

Jorvik Viking Centre – York

Experience hands-on activities and learn about Viking history.


Roman Baths – Bath

Discover the ancient Roman bathing and social complex.

Oxford University – Oxford

Visit historic colleges and learn about the university’s role in history and academia.

Beamish Museum – Country Durham

Experience life in a reconstructed 19th-century town.

RAF Museum – Shropshire

Museum dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force in particular.

Eden Project – Cornwall

Engage with exhibits on World War I, World War II, and other conflicts.

Jurassic Coast – Dorset

Examine coastal landforms, erosion, and deposition along this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thames Barrier – London

Learn about the importance of the River Thames and how past and present human use has changed and impacted on the river and surrounding landscape.

Kew Gardens – London

Study plant geography, biodiversity, and the role of botanical gardens in conservation efforts.


Lake District – Cumbria

Conduct surveys and collect data on landscapes, vegetation, and human impact in this picturesque region.

Dynamic Earth Exhibition – Edinburgh

Explore Earth’s natural processes, including plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanic activity, in an interactive setting.

The Shard – London

Gain a unique perspective on urban geography by studying the layout and development of London from one of the tallest buildings in the city.

London Neighborhoods

Study urban geography by exploring the diverse neighborhoods of London, understanding patterns of land use, social demographics, and cultural influences.

Globe Theatre – London

Engage with exhibits on World War I, World War II, and other conflicts.

West End – London

Explore the underground bunker used by Winston Churchill during World War II.

Royal Exchange Theater – Manchester

Experience contemporary drama in this unique theatre located in a historic cotton exchange building.

Guided Tour of the Beatles Story – Liverpool

Explore the journey of the Beatles, one of the most influential bands in music history, through interactive exhibits.


Albert Hall – London

 Experience a world-class music performance in this iconic venue that hosts classical concerts, rock gigs, and more.

Royal Opera House – London

Experience opera, ballet, or classical music in one of the world’s leading venues for performing arts.

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage – Stratford-upon-Avon

This is the farmhouse where Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare, lived as a child and is located in the quintessential British countryside.

Harry Potter Studio Experience – London

Discover the magic of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London! Explore authentic sets, props, and costumes from the Harry Potter films.

Old Trafford – Manchester

Experience the excitement of top-tier football by attending a Premier League match in cities like London, Manchester, Liverpool, or Newcastle.

Wimbledon – London

Learn about the history of tennis, explore the museum’s exhibits, and take a tour of the iconic Wimbledon venue.

Cycling Tours – Lake District

Explore the picturesque Lake District on a cycling tour, enjoying the scenic landscapes and outdoor activities.

Kayaking – South Coast

Take part in kayaking lessons at various points along the South Coast of England from Cornwall to Dover.