Warwick CastleMadame Tussauds LondonAlton Towers Theme ParkBuckingham Palace & Trafalgar SquareBlack Country Living MuseumTower of LondonTour of Oxford and Bicester Village ShoppingHarry Potter World (Warner Bros. Studio Tour)Cadbury World & Stratford-upon-Avon
Experience one thousand years of jaw-dropping history at Warwick Castle; great battles, ancient myths, spellbinding tales, pampered princesses, heroic knights and the dark Castle Dungeon.
Visit the Warwick Castle website here: www.warwick-castle.com
Get up close and personal with A-list Hollywood actors, music icons, Olympic legends, world leaders, The British Royal Family and even superhero characters! The choice of lifelike waxworks to see and strike a photo pose with is truly huge!
Visit the Madame Tussauds London website here: www.madametussauds.com
Alton Towers is one of the UK’s top theme parks. “The Smiler” rollercoaster holds the world record for the largest number of loops, 14! But Alton Towers is not just for adrenaline seekers. There are 50 further rides and attractions to suit all ages and tastes.
Visit the Alton Towers website here: www.altontowers.com
The ceremonial home of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II; we gain a privileged glimpse into palace life on a guided tour of the palace’s extravagant interior. From here, take a stroll to Trafalgar Square for lunch and a photo opportunity with the bronze lions that guard the Nelson’s Column.
Visit the Buckingham Palace website here: www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/the-state-rooms-buckingham-palace
Visit the Mayor of London Trafalgar Square web page here: www.london.gov.uk/about-us/our-building-and-squares/trafalgar-square
Living History! See, hear, feel and taste how it was to live in Britain in years gone by. Buy sweeties from a Victorian confectioner, experience a Victorian School, or take a trip down the mines. There are so many different things to see and do... you need to see it to believe it!!
Visit the Black Country Living Museum website here: www.bclm.co.uk
The Tower of London is one of the most famous attractions in the UK. Used variously throughout its history as a royal palace, an armoury, a prison, an execution chamber, a zoo, a barracks and a jewel house, this working royal castle offers a stunning insight into 1,000 years of history.
Visit the Tower of London website here: www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/
Called ‘the city of dreaming spires’ by poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford is steeped in history and character. After our tour of the city, including entry to a college of Oxford University, we head to Bicester Village Shopping Centre, home to more than 160 boutiques of world-famous brands.
Visit the Bicester Village Shopping Centre website here: https://www.bicestervillage.com
Visit the iconic studio where all eight Harry Potter films were made! Wander down the cobbles of Diagon Alley, inspect the table settings in the Great Hall at Hogwarts, gaze at the bookshelves in Dumbledore’s office and peer through the windows of number four Privet Drive.
Visit the website of Warner Bros. Studio Tour website here: www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
Chocolate!!!! Everybody loves chocolate. Visit a real Chocolate factory, see how it is made, see how it was invented and then... try some! After all of the chocolate we head to Stratford-upon-Avon, an 800 year old market town synonymous with William Shakespeare.
Visit the Cadbury World website here: www.cadburyworld.co.uk
Visit the Stratford-upon-Avon website here: www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk
All costs associated with excursions (transport, admission tickets and lunch) are included in course fees.
Excursions are not only about visiting exciting new places and learning about the history and culture of Britain. They are also an essential part of learning English naturally. Every excursion is an excellent opportunity to practice classroom English in real situations and gain confidence in conversational English.