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UK Themed Tours

Twin School Group Travel offers a wide variety of themed tours to suit every need, and despite not being subject-based, all have educational aspects. You could visit castles in Wales or Scotland for example, and discover their fascinating histories, or learn about the life of an English literary genius, William Shakespeare. At the London Dungeon, students enjoy a thrilling interactive experience while also learning about the gruesome sides of English history, and at the Warner Bros. Studios, they can discover how the famous Harry Potter novels were brought to life. There are also various city tours, which will allow you and your group to make the most of your stay, and see as many famous sights as possible. Furthermore, our day tours across the UK allow students to experience the atmospheres of various locations, from the vibrant capital to the stunningly beautiful Cotswolds, and encounter different points in history, from the ancient and intriguing Stonehenge to the luxurious Roman Baths.

Themed school trips also provide students with a more cultural experience of the UK, and can really feed their imagination and enthusiasm for learning about a foreign country or area. Of course, all of these tours are suggestions meant to inspire you; if you wish to add any excursions or combine tours to suit your group’s requirements, please contact us for assistance in tailor-making your ideal bespoke tour.

UK Themed Tours

Twin School Group Travel offers a wide variety of themed tours to suit every need, and despite not being subject-based, all have educational aspects. You could visit castles in Wales or Scotland for example, and discover their fascinating histories, or learn about the life of an English literary genius, William Shakespeare. At the London Dungeon, students enjoy a thrilling interactive experience while also learning about the gruesome sides of English history, and at the Warner Bros. Studios, they can discover how the famous Harry Potter novels were brought to life. There are also various city tours, which will allow you and your group to make the most of your stay, and see as many famous sights as possible. Furthermore, our day tours across the UK allow students to experience the atmospheres of various locations, from the vibrant capital to the stunningly beautiful Cotswolds, and encounter different points in history, from the ancient and intriguing Stonehenge to the luxurious Roman Baths.

Themed school trips also provide students with a more cultural experience of the UK, and can really feed their imagination and enthusiasm for learning about a foreign country or area. Of course, all of these tours are suggestions meant to inspire you; if you wish to add any excursions or combine tours to suit your group’s requirements, please contact us for assistance in tailor-making your ideal bespoke tour.

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Ancient, Medieval & Roman England Trip

This English history trip covers three key eras: Ancient, Medieval and Roman Britain. Explore Stonehenge, the spectacular giant ancient monument, which attracts visitors from all over the world, fascinated by the mystery of how and why it was erected thousands of years ago. Medieval England is encapsulated at Windsor Castle, which remains an important royal residence to this day as Queen Elizabeth II enjoys spending much of her time here. A visit to the interesting Roman Baths will help students trace the history of the occupation of England by the Romans.

MoreFrom:   £85/student
 

Around the River Thames Tour

Along the River Thames your students can spot some of the capital’s most notable landmarks and relive famous events.  They will imagine the intense atmosphere of public mourning during Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral and  marvel at the Tower of London’s gruesome history, including how Guy Fawkes’ signature became unrecognisable following torture and the moving tale of the  tragic young Princes in the Tower, who were imprisoned  there and never seen again. Admire the priceless Crown Jewels, then relax while sightseeing on a river cruise during which your guide’s interesting as well as entertaining commentary will provide information about London’s famous landmarks.

MoreFrom:   £72/student
 

British Castles

Choose this history tour of England and be ready to be impressed by its many splendid castles. On this historical trip, your students will discover some of the most famous and fascinating ones, which might include Bodiam, Dover, Hastings, Hever, Leeds or Rochester. Learn about royal history at Leeds Castle and imagine the splendid scene of Henry VIII and his men crossing the moat bridge for a stay at this beautiful castle. Learn about the Hundred Years’ War at Bodiam Castle and at Dover Castle, set high up on the cliffs, just think what it may have felt like to be staying at the Underground Hospital during the Second World War. The idyllic gardens of Hever Castle invite you to take a stroll and retrace the steps of a Tudor lady or gentleman.

MoreFrom:   £80/student
 

Central England

This educational and enjoyable tour through the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds will not fail to inspire your student group to learn about the interesting geography and geology of the area. English and history feature too, as you will visit one of the most famous places in the country, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, where many of his brilliant plays may have been  inspired  and where students will  get the chance to gain an idea of his life and times. Warwick Castle offers a wealth of medieval history to be discovered and the beautiful gardens invite visitors to take a relaxing stroll. Your students might also opt for a frightening walk through the Castle Dungeons. Be ready for scary surprises, as live actors bring gruesome history to life!

MoreFrom:   £88/student
 

Discover Scotland

Scotland’s iconic castles are certain to capture the imagination of your students on this history tour.  Discover the fascinating past of Edinburgh Castle and admire the British Isles’ oldest crown jewels; Stirling has strong connections with Scottish royalty, tragic Mary Queen of Scots was crowned there at the age of just 9 months. Glamis Castle will introduce students to some of Scotland’s most intriguing myths and legends, and hopefully not give them nightmares of the nobleman playing cards with the devil.

MoreFrom:   £90/student
 

England’s Castles

On this history tour, you will visit three of England’s most famous castles: Warwick, Oxford and Windsor. Hundreds of years of history are waiting to be explored and to capture your students’ imagination at Warwick through engaging and fun experiences such as the Castle Dungeon. Shiver as you hear gruesome tales of torture and executions at Oxford. Admire the splendid exterior and interior of Windsor Castle – no wonder it is the present Queen’s favourite place to spend her weekends.

MoreFrom:   £91/student
 

Fashion Tour in London

Fashion is and always has been a very important and vibrant part of English culture, so your students will be spoilt for choice when exploring the British fashion scene on a fashion and design trip. Be inspired by intricate pieces of jewellery at the Fashion & Textile Museum and discover unique art and culture here. Visit Central London’s amazing variety of shops, from famous department stores including Harrods and Liberty, to the range of stores on what is probably the busiest shopping street in Europe, Oxford Street, and spot the latest trends. Lose yourself in a world of art and design from a variety of cultures and countries, including collections of amazing pieces, some thousands of years old, at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

MoreFrom:   £66/student
 

Georgian Tour

Experience the beautiful English countryside and take your students on a geography trip with a Georgian theme. Travel through the lovely Cotswolds in the south of England, rich in geographical diversity.  The rolling hills will inspire your school group to learn about geology and carry out field research.  Buildings such as the impressive Blenheim Palace are sure to awaken and deepen students’ interest in architecture and design, as well as history, as for over 300 years, the palace was owned by the family of Sir Winston Churchill, an outstanding and commanding figure in British history.

MoreFrom:   £82/student
 

Grand London Tour

Get close to Royalty and discover some of London’s most famous royal landmarks. Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Queen and your students will enjoy the colourful traditional ceremony of the Changing of the Guard.  Learn about another famous monarch, Queen Victoria, at Kensington Palace, where she grew up and many of her personal possessions can be viewed. See the two tributes to her beloved husband that she commissioned following his untimely death:  the grand Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park. A visit to Westminster Abbey is a must for your group. Here, many British regents celebrated their coronations; many of your students probably caught the wedding service of Prince William and Katherine Middleton on TV and will enjoy seeing the amazing location for real.

MoreFrom:   £75/student
 

Home of Sport

For everyone who loves to play or watch sports such as rugby or cricket, this sports trip is a must. Imagine the intensity pre-match at Twickenham Stadium as you visit the England Rugby Team’s changing rooms and sense the excitement whilst walking through the players’ tunnel onto the pitch, getting ready for the roar of the crowd. Learn about the history of the sport at the World Rugby Museum. Then visit one of the most famous cricket venues in the world, Marylebone Cricket, and a museum dedicated to the sport, where one of the world’s most important pieces of cricket memorabilia, the Ashes urn, is on display.

MoreFrom:   £74/student
 

Junior Tour A

On this fun and educational school trip, absolutely ideal for under 12s, over 700 species of fascinating wildlife are waiting to be discovered and marvelled at here at London Zoo, the oldest scientific zoo in the world. Come face-to-face with giraffes, learn about tigers while watching them search out food and be entertained by the antics of the penguins at feeding time. Then get ready to see amazing creatures of a different kind, animatronic ones, as you visit the studios where the magical Harry Potter books were brought to life. See some of the impressive sets such as the Great Hall and Diagon Alley and have a go at riding a broom stick just like a wizard.

MoreFrom:   £97/student
 

Junior Tour B

On this tour aimed at younger pupils, your students will think they are under the sea as they explore the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life London, home to over 500 different species of sea creatures including sharks, piranhas and turtles. Then encounter wildlife in a very different way and enjoy the West End’s award-winning production of Disney’s The Lion King, a truly unforgettable musical.

MoreFrom:   £90/student
 

Panoramic London Tour

With so many famous sights within easy reach of one another, your students can sightsee in London and get to know all of the capital’s world famous attractions, then visit one of England’s most beautiful palaces and imagine its most famous inhabitant, Henry VIII, shouting orders at his servants before he set off to hunt early in the morning in the grounds of Hampton Court. Windsor Castle with its distinctive round tower is the stunning favourite weekend residence of the current monarch and its visitors are sure to leave with a deeper sense of England’s rich royal history and tradition.

MoreFrom:   £88/student
 

Royal London Tour

Experience Royal London with your student group. Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most prominent monarchs in the world and many people travel to England to find out more about her and the long and fascinating history of the British monarchy. The Royal Mews houses the Royal Family’s horses and state vehicles, including the magnificent Gold Stage Coach, which has been used at coronations for centuries. A tour of the Tower of London with a Beefeater as your guide will provide your students with insight into hundreds of years of gruesome history. At the architecturally stunning Kensington Palace, learn about the personal life of another famous Queen, Victoria.

MoreFrom:   £81/student
 

Scary London

Your students are certain to be intrigued and entertained by a tour of scary London. Discover the darker side of London’s colourful history and experience the horrors of the plague and torture first-hand at the London Dungeon. Imagine life in one of Britain’s oldest prisons, the Clink, and hear about bloody executions that took place at the infamous Tower of London. We dare you to follow in the footsteps of the notorious Whitechapel killer, Jack the Ripper, whose identity remains a mystery to this day. This tour will take you to some of the scenes of the brutal murders.

MoreFrom:   £93/student
 

Shakespeare Tour

How better to explore English language, history and theatre than by encountering the life and works and stage of arguably the greatest playwright of all time, William Shakespeare. On this English tour, students will sit on the rather hard benches, (it cost money to hire a cushion), in the Globe Theatre in London, which was specially designed for his plays, or even stand on the dusty ground in front of the stage and imagine what it was like to watch a play hundreds of years ago, with people in the crowd trying to sell you food or souvenirs and pickpockets trying to steal your money. In the town of Shakespeare’s birth, Stratford-upon-Avon, your student group will catch a moving glimpse of the great man’s life and see the very home he grew up in and his grave at Holy Trinity Church.

MoreFrom:   £95/student
 

South East England Trip

The South East of England is an excellent area to explore on a history tour which takes you back to medieval times. Your students can get lost in the magical maze at moated Leeds Castle, a beautiful castle set in acres of lovely grounds. The awe-inspiring architecture of Canterbury Cathedral and its stunning glass windows will try their best to distract your attention from the scene of the murder of Thomas Beckett, which happened right inside the church. Then, allow your students to be inspired to explore the geology of the famous White Cliffs of Dover in this area of true natural beauty.

MoreFrom:   £90/student
 

Theme Parks

Treat your student group to a fun-filled and fabulous day out and try some of the UK’s fantastic theme parks, which are amongst the best in Europe and provide a brilliant experience for any age group as they cater for serious thrill-seekers as well as those preferring more relaxed rides. Choose from four leading theme parks: THORPE PARK Resort, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, Alton Towers Resort or Chessington World of Adventures. Test your limits at THORPE PARK Resort on the terrifying SAW rollercoaster, or admire miniature masterpieces such as St Paul’s Cathedral built out of millions of pieces of Lego at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.

MoreFrom:   £90/student
 

Visit London Markets

London is a brilliant place to buy a range of fun and distinctive items, and its markets are great for bargain hunting and discovering a gift or souvenir that you would not find anywhere else on a cultural tour of the capital. Greenwich Market offers a range of merchandise, from jewellery and art to antiques, with many stalls selling hand-made and therefore totally unique products. Alfies Antique Market always offers a great selection of value items, including vintage fashion. Students will enjoy the lively atmosphere of Camden Lock Market; stalls here sell a fantastic variety of food from around the world, so you will certainly not go hungry on your shopping trip.

MoreFrom:   £50/student
 

Wales’ Castles

Wales’ castles and their fascinating histories are just waiting to be explored by your students. At Caerphilly, they will get to investigate how the extensive water defensives were designed to keep out intruders, and they can imagine how it felt to be a defending knight as they cast their gaze down over the surrounding area from the heights of the strategically placed Carreg Cennen Castle. Cardiff Castle is one of the most popular attractions in the city, and unlike the other two castles does not stand in ruin; its luxurious interiors as well as an amazing history spanning 2000 years are yours to discover.

MoreFrom:   £90/student
 

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