Explore UK!

The Explore UK programme runs trips during term-time to a range of towns, cities and cultural attractions throughout Great Britain. Previous trips have included Oxford, Scotland, Liverpool, Cambridge, York, Stonehenge and Wales.

It is a great way to see some of the most famous places in the UK and to make new friends at the same time.

Stonehenge, Bath and Glastonbury: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October

This overnight tour for students combines Stonehenge, Bath and Glastonbury in one weekend trip to the English West Country. The tour starts in the morning on Saturday 27th October and returns in the evening on Sunday 28th October.

Cost is £210 including tour guides, return coach travel from DMU, shared accommodation with breakfast, as well as admission to Stonehenge, the Roman Bath Museum and Glastonbury Abbey.

Closing date for booking is Sunday 7th October.

Find out more and book online here

Scottish Highlands Weekend: Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November

A 3 day trip to the Scottish Highlands - including a visit to Loch Ness. Travel by train to Edinburgh, where you'll spend your first night before travelling up to see what Scotland is all about - mountains and lakes! The two day tour of the Highlands includes visits to Loch Ness, Doune Castle, and the mountain landscapes of Glencoe and Rannach Moor.

The cost is £295, which includes return train travel from Leicester, 2 nights’ hostel accommodation including breakfast, entry to Doune Castle and the Clansman Centre, a full-time manager/guide, and the two-day Highland Tour.

Find out more and book online here.

How can I book a place on a trip?

You can book places for trips through the DMU online store. Bookings usually open at least two weeks before each trip. We will email all international students to let you know when bookings start for a new trip. 

If you are interested in joining a trip, we recommend booking your place as soon as you can, to avoid disappointment. Most trips are very popular and often sell out  in advance.

Frequently asked questions

Can I bring my friends or partner on a trip?

Yes. Students can book more than one place through the online store.

I'm interested in a trip but it's already sold out. How can I get a place?

We try to open trips up to as many students as possible, but for practical and organisational reasons, there will usually be an upper limit to the number of people that we can take. Our trips often sell out and so we suggest booking promptly onto any trips that you're interested in.

We sometimes operate a waiting list if trips are full. Contact us by email if you want to be added to a waiting list for a trip that has sold out. 

I can't use the online store because I don't have a credit/debit card. What can I do?

If you don't yet have a debit or credit card, please contact us at iss@dmu.ac.uk and we will try to assist.

Can you reserve a place on a trip for me?

No. We canot reserve places for students. If you want to join a trip you will need to book a place by making payment either through the Online Store, or at the Cashiers Office.

I'm a UK student. Can I join the trip too?

Yes. Home students are very welcome to join Explore UK trips.  

Can I bring my children on a trip?

It is usually possible to book children onto trips. If you are planning to do this, please contact us directly at iss@dmu.ac.uk and we will advise you further.

What if I book a place on a trip but then can't attend?

Before you make your booking, please check to make sure that you will be able to join the trip on that date. If you've booked a place but then find you can't attend, you will need to inform us in writing as soon as possible. Our refunds policy is available here

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