EXPLORE! SEE! SAVE! Global Campus trips give you the chance to join us as we visit different cities and experience different events all for a competitive price saving money compared to if you were to book these trips separately.
Our trip package for Semester 1 is here, see where you can go:
Liverpool - 16 September 2017
York Maze - 5 November 2017
Manchester - 2 December 2017
What is included on our trips?
Each trip is accompanied by our Global Guides and provides you with a mix of activties for the day so you get to see and do more. Don't worry there is also free time for you to do your own thing. See what you get on each trip below and find out a bit more about our destinations.
Liverpool: Return journey by coach direct from York St John University (leaving 8:00 am and arriving back at YSJ 8:00pm)
Tickets to The Beatles Story which includes a tour.
York Maze: Return Journey by coach direct frm York St John University (leaving 5:00pm and arriving back 10:30pm)
Ticket for entry to the the York Maze Bonfire Night and fireworks spectacular.
Manchester:Return Journey by coach direct frm York St John University (leaving7:30am and arriving back 7:00pm)
Optional ticket to visit Old Trafford for a Stadium and Museum Tour. There is an extra charge for this tour
More about the destinations
Liverpool is a vibrant and cultural city with its industrial and musical history, a true British gem. Here are some of the places you can visit with your free time:
Albert dock; Situated in a World Heritage Site waterfront, Albert Dock features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the country.
Tate Liverpool is the home of art and culture at Albert Dock, past collections have included Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, it’s anyone’s guess who’s next.
Don’t forget theMerseyside Maritime Museum, where you can explore Liverpool’s maritime heritage and take some to learn about Liverpool’s history of slave trade at theInternational Slavery Museum. All these attractions are free of charge. Albert Dock is also a great place to grab some lunch and enjoy the view of the water.
Liverpool one; Liverpool is one very fashion concious city, so its only right it has the best shopping centre in the North west of England, Liverpool one. Located across the road from the Albert Dock, it also boasts multiple restaurants, a cinema, a ping pong club and 5 acres of beautiful gardens.
Matthew street; Home of the world famous Cavern Club, the venue where the beatles career began. The Cavern Club is open during the daytime so you can pop in and enjoy some live music. Matthew St is also home to many other restaurants and bars.
Nelson Street, Liverpool L1 5DN - The Two Cathedrals: Liverpool has not one but two cathedrals! The Anglican cathedral (Church of England) designed in a Gothic Revival style in the 19th century, but also the futurist Catholic cathedral which was built in the 20th century. The two buildings are iconic landmarks of the city and worth seeing!
At York Maze there will be fire shows, the lighting of York’s biggest bonfire, food and drink stalls, live music, a fairground and of course the most amazing fireworks show choreographed to music!
You will need to bring; Warm clothes such as hat and scarf, jumpers (sweaters) and boots; it can be quite cold in November. You will need gloves to wear when you hold a sparkler. (You cannot handle a lit sparkler without gloves)
Manchester: If you don't go on the stadium tour there is still plenty to do around Old Trafford and the Salford quays area. You could explore:
The Imperial War Museum: www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-north
The Lowry outlet: www.lowryoutlet.co.uk/
The Lowry art gallery: www.thelowry.com/
Then in the afternoon we are off into Manchester City Centre to visit the Christmas Market.
Arguably the largest and Best Christmas Market in the country, Manchester’s award-winning Christmas Markets returns this winter offering mouth-watering international food, drinks and delicately crafted Yuletide gifts in the heart of this buzzing city.Don your Santa hat, dust off the mulled wine glass, and get into the festive spirit – it’s time to head down to Manchester’s world famous Christmas Market.
The Christmas Markets are located in 10 different spaces around the city, each with its own distinct character and atmosphere. With nearly 350 beautifully festooned stalls and chalets spanning 10 distinctive market sites across the city centre, the Christmas Markets are free and accessible to all.
Soak up the atmosphere and follow the market trail as it winds through the city centre, tempting you with gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes and toys. The choice is getting bigger every year. European and local producers offer everything from fine amber jewellery, handcrafted leather bags and top-quality bonsai trees, to handmade Belgian kitchenware, framed photo prints and French soaps.
And when planning your visit, don’t miss the amazing array of food and drink! Manchester’s Christmas Markets are famous for traditional bratwurst but you can also treat yourself to Hungarian goulash, Spanish paella or a good old-fashioned hog roast. Plenty of vegetarian options will be on offer, and for those with a sweet tooth the choices are even more mouth-watering, such as Dutch mini pancakes or French profiteroles! Relax with a hot chocolate, German or Spanish beer, or French wine. Soak up the atmosphere of a truly international event with a uniquely Mancunian flavour.
Unfortunatley we are not able to run these trips for free but we do work hard to get you the best price we can and we think we offer great value for money. See below for how much our trips costs and how much it would cost if you were to go privately.
If you were to book the same trip privately, standard return train fare to Liverpool: approx £40 and entry to Beatles Story: £12 concession rate. Total £52
You save: £15
York Maze: £33
If you were looking to travel privately both Pullman Buses and East Yorkshire Motor Services run buses between York and Elvington (where York maze is situated) during the week but there are no buses to Elvington on a Sunday. Trains also do not serve Elvington. Taxi estimate of £12.50 each way (taken from yourtaximeter.com) entry to maze and bonfire tickets: £15. Total £40
You save: £7
Manchester: £30 optional extra of Manchester United stadium and museum tour £16 payable on the day
If you were looking to travel privatley standard return train fare to Manchester: approx £30 and Metrolink tickets visit Old Trafford/Salford Quays: £3. Total £33
You save: £3
That's a total saving of £25 - want to save another £15?
Book all three trips in advance by selecting the correct option on the online shop and you will save £15 off the combined price of the three individual trips. That means you pay £85 instead of £100 and takes your savings against going privately up to £40!
All trips must be booked for and paid for in advance.
Should you wish to cancel your trip ticket please contact the International Student Support Team as early as possible for further advice. The preferred method is e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Should YSJ need to cancel any trip, for whatever reason, you will be given as much advanced notice as possible and the purchase price of the ticket will be refunded to you. If you book the trip package and an individual trip is cancelled you will be refunded the cost of the trip minus the £5 discount which has been applied.
Further terms and conditions can be found on the online store under Help and Information.