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Group Tours

Exciting custom made group tours in London and the rest of the UK

Maypole Travel are experts at arranging group tours and school group tours in London and the rest of the UK. With our specialist first-hand knowledge, we can put together exciting and interesting group tours in Britain. All our group tours are custom made so we can put together a tour to meet the exact requirements of the group and to match your budget.

We have been sending many groups to the United Kingdom for ten years and I have been working with Maypole for 2 years. We are really satisfied by their services. We really appreciate doing business with Maypole Travel. The team are warm, reactive and professional."
"Nous envoyons beaucoup de groupes scolaires au Royaume uni depuis 10 ans et travaillons avec maypole depuis 2 ans. Je suis vraiment satisfait par leurs services de packages. J’aime beaucoup travailler avec Maypole travel. L’équipe est vraiment chaleureuse, réactive et professionnelle."
V.R., Agency, France

★★★★★

If your school would like to focus on a particular subject or historic element that they are learning at school, we can customise the tour accordingly. We can arrange as little or as much of the group tour as you like and can combine this with host family accommodation, hostel or hotel accommodation.

Once your group are here, we will provide 24 hour telephone support to give you peace of mind should any issues arise.

Below are just 4 of our most popular group tours:

6 Night London Group Tour

  • Group tour to London

    Group Tour Day 1:

    Welcome to our most popular tour. Your group will be given a warm welcome by one of our representatives who will meet you at the arrivals hall of the airport and will accompany you to your accommodation of choice.

    Once you have settled in, you will have the rest of the day to explore your surroundings at leisure. Take in the local sights, have a relaxing meal before the rest of your exciting week begins.

  • London group tour to see the changing of the guard

    Group Tour Day 2:

    After breakfast you will be met at your accommodation by a qualified guide and you will enjoy a morning panoramic tour of London, either by coach or on foot. Enjoy the sights of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly. Watch the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. We can arrange a packed lunch for your group or a light meal in a restaurant.

    In the afternoon you can choose from taking a river cruise and soaking up more sights of London, visiting the National Gallery, the British Museum or you might prefer shopping down Oxford Street and Regent Street.

    For dinner you may like to eat at your accommodation or let us arrange a convenient restaurant suitable for your group.

  • School group tour to Stratford upon Avon and Oxford

    Group Tour Day 3:

    In the morning you will be picked up by your coach for a full day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. The morning will be spent enjoying the birthplace of Shakespeare and the beautiful city where William Shakespeare grew up and wrote his famous works.

    After lunch, drive down to Oxford and visit Christchurch College at one of the most famous universities in the world.

    You will be dropped off in the evening in London where you can enjoy a meal at your accommodation or a local restaurant.

  • Group tours in London

    Group Tour Day 4:

    Spend the day enjoying the attractions of London. In the morning visit Madame Tussauds and meet your favourite celebrities and politicians. Walk down Baker Street made famous by Sherlock Holmes.

    In the afternoon, if the weather is fine, eat lunch in Hyde Park, take a stroll and watch people jogging, skating and roller blading. Take a short walk and visit one of the museums in South Kensington; the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum or the Victoria and Albert Museum.

    After an energetic day, relax at a restaurant in your accommodation or close by.

  • School group tours to Windsor Castle

    Group Tour Day 5:

    After breakfast take a train or let us arrange a coach to take you for a full day excursion to Windsor Castle, an official residence of the Queen and the largest and oldest, uninhabited castle in the world.

    Enjoy an evening meal at a restaurant of your choice including the Hard Rock Café and Planet Hollywood.

  • London group travel

    Group Tour Day 6:

    In the morning, visit the World Heritage Site of Greenwich, home to Greenwich Mean Time. Choose from going to the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, take photos from the top of Greenwich Park of the stunning panoramic views of London or walk around the interesting Greenwich market.

    Spend the afternoon as you wish; packing, shopping or walking around the magnificent sights of London.

    In the evening, have an early dinner and then enjoy a West End theatre show. We can arrange tickets for We Will Rock You, Wicked, The Lion King, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and many more shows.

  • School group tour to the UK

    Group Tour Day 7:

    As your tour comes to an end, we will arrange for a coach to pick up your group and transfer you to the airport.

    If you have a later flight we will arrange for the hotel or hostel to keep your bags while you take in your last views of London.

 

5 Night London and 2 Night Edinburgh Group Tour

  • Group tour in London

    Group Tour Day 1:

    The tour of the capitals of England and Scotland starts with a warm welcome by one of our representatives who will meet you at the arrivals hall of the airport and will accompany you to your accommodation of choice.

    Once you have settled in, you will have the rest of the day to explore your surroundings at leisure. Take in the local sights, have a relaxing meal before the rest of your exciting week begins.

  • UK group tours

    Group Tour Day 2:

    After breakfast you will be met at your accommodation by a qualified guide and you will enjoy a morning panoramic tour of London, either by coach or on foot. Enjoy the sights of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly. Watch the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. We can arrange a packed lunch for your group or a light meal in a restaurant.

    In the afternoon you can choose from taking a river cruise and soaking up more sights of London, visiting the National Gallery, the British Museum or you might prefer shopping down Oxford Street and Regent Street.

    For dinner you may like to eat at your accommodation or let us arrange a convenient restaurant suitable for your group.

  • School group travel to Stratford upon Avon and Oxford

    Group Tour Day 3:

    In the morning you will be picked up by your coach for a full day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. The morning will be spent enjoying the birthplace of Shakespeare and the beautiful city where William Shakespeare grew up and wrote his famous works.

    After lunch, drive down to Oxford and visit Christchurch College at one of the most famous universities in the world.

    You will be dropped off in the evening in London where you can enjoy a meal at your accommodation or a local restaurant.

  • London school group travel

    Group Tour Day 4:

    Spend the day enjoying the attractions of London. In the morning visit Madame Tussauds and meet your favourite celebrities. Walk down Baker Street made famous by Sherlock Holmes.

    In the afternoon, if the weather is fine, eat lunch in Hyde Park, take a stroll and watch people jogging, skating and roller blading. Take a short walk and visit one of the museums in South Kensington; the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum or the Victoria and Albert Museum.

    After an energetic day, relax at a restaurant in your accommodation or close by.

  • Edinburgh group tours

    Group Tour Day 5:

    A coach will pick you up early to transfer you to Edinburgh, or if you prefer you can take a train.

    In the evening enjoy a meal and take in the sights of this historic city at night.

  • Group tours to Edinburgh Castle

    Group Tour Day 6:

    After an early breakfast, visit the royal residence and World Heritage Site of Edinburgh Castle, atop an extinct volcano.

    Stroll down the Royal Mile taking time to do a spot of shopping and sitting in a restaurant or coffee shop. At the end of the Royal Mile stands the Palace of Holyrood House where you will see the home of Mary, Queen of Scots.

    In the evening brave the Ghost and Ghouls tour and learn about Edinburgh’s sinister past and scary history.

  • School group tours to Edinburgh

    Group Tour Day 7:

    As the week comes to an end, we will arrange for a coach to transfer your group to Edinburgh airport for your flight back home.

    If you prefer to fly from London, we can arrange train tickets or a coach to take you back to London.

 

Shakespeare Group Tour

  • Shakespeare group tours

    Group Tour Day 1:

    This exciting and educational tour starts with a warm welcome by one of our representatives who will meet you at the arrivals hall of the airport of your choice where we will accompany you to your accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon. You will be located centrally so will have time to have a walk around this historical city before a relaxing meal in the evening.

    "Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent".
    Much Ado About Nothing
    William Shakespeare
  • Group tour to Stratford upon Avon

    Group Tour Day 2:

    Today you will get the chance to walk around the beautiful and characteristic city of Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace where the writer was born and grew up and learn the story of his life. Take a walk to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage where his wife once lived and take a walk around the stunning and award winning gardens.

    Later in the afternoon visit Nash’s House and New Place where Shakespeare died in 1616.

    Before evening sets in, take a theatre tour of the recently re-opened and refurbished Royal Shakespeare Company.

    In the evening let us arrange a meal in one of Stratford’s great restaurants.

  • Group tour to London

    Group Tour Day 3:

    After breakfast a coach will pick your group up for a day trip to London. In the morning have a panoramic tour of London with a qualified guide. Enjoy the sights of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly. Watch the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

    In the afternoon visit the Globe Theatre where you will view the exhibition and take a tour of the theatre. If it is in season watch one Shakespeare’s plays in the open air playhouse.

    Spend the evening in London with a meal and catching the sights and shopping before being transferred back to Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Group travel to London and Stratford

    Group Tour Day 4:

    In the morning, take an excursion to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill set within 2000 acres of beautiful parkland. In the afternoon, visit the city of Oxford and visit Christchuch College, part of the oldest universities in the world.

    In the evening back at Stratford, watch a Shakespeare play at the Swan Theatre or RSC. You will get the chance to take a theatre tour of the recently re-opened and refurbished Royal Shakespeare Company.

  • School group travel

    Group Tour Day 5:

    As your tour comes to an end, we will arrange for a coach to pick up your group and transfer you to the airport. If you have a later flight we will arrange for the hotel to keep your bags while you take in your last views of Stratford-upon-Avon.

    "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages".
    As You Like It
    William Shakespeare

 

Maypole “Harry Potter” Themed Group Tour

  • Themed group tours

    Group Tour Day 1:

    One of our representatives will meet you at the airport and accompany you on your coach to your accommodation. If you have flown into Heathrow airport we will stop off at Martins Heron in Berkshire which is known as the Dursley’s house, 4 Privet Drive in the film.

    Once you have settled in, you will have the rest of the day to explore your surroundings at leisure. Take in the local sights, have a relaxing meal before the rest of your exciting week begins.

    "Nothing like a night-time stroll to give you ideas".
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Quote by Mad-Eye Moody
  • Harry Potter group tour

    Group Tour Day 2:

    After breakfast take the train or we can arrange a coach to take you to the Warner Bros Studio Tour. Go behind the scenes and step on set of the 8 Harry Potter films; see the stunning costumes, amazing props and animatronics.

    After lunch, head back to Central London and take a trip to London Zoo on the edge of Regent’s Park and visit the reptile house where Harry learnt he could talk to snakes.

    For dinner you may like to eat at your accommodation or let us arrange a convenient restaurant suitable for your group.

  • School group tours to Oxford

    Group Tour Day 3:

    After breakfast you will be met by your coach and taken for a full day excursion to Oxford where you will be met by your guide to see the sights seen in the early Harry Potter film. You will start at Christchuch College and the Great Hall where filming took place and used as Hogwart’s School.

    After exploring Oxford’s largest college you will visit the Bodleian Library, also used for the interiors for Hogwarts.

    The rest of the afternoon can be spent taking in the sights of this historical city before being transported back to London and enjoying an evening meal in your accommodation or local restaurant.

  • Harry Potter themed school group tours

    Group Tour Day 4:

    Your coach will meet you for an excursion to Glouchester Cathedral famous for its stunning Gothic architecture and used for several scenes in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’ and the ‘Chamber of Secrets’.

    You will then be transported to Lacock Abbey, a historic manor house whose interiors were used for Hogwart’s.

    Return to London and relax over an evening meal ready for more excitement.

  • School group tour to Central London

    Group Tour Day 5:

    After breakfast we will transport you to Harrow School, a public school founded in 1572 and once attended by Winston Churchill. Take a tour of the school and see Professor Flitwick’s classroom.

    Back at Central London, you will then be able to catch up with some shopping at Leadenhall Market where the entrance to The Leaky Cauldron was filmed and the Diagon Alley scenes were shot.

    Finish off at the alleyway off Charing Cross Road that was the real Diagon Alley.

  • Harry Potter group travel

    Group Tour Day 6:

    An early start as we head to the North. Your coach will transport your group to Alnwick Castle, home of the Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. The grounds were used for some of Hogwart’s exteriors. The castle is open from March to October.

    Relax for the evening at a nearby hotel ready for more adventures tomorrow.

  • Harry Potter themed tour to the UK

    Group Tour Day 7:

    We will start the day at the magnificent 12th century Durham Cathedral that provided one of the Hogwart’s classrooms. Many animals were brought in for the scenes and Harry walked with his owl, Hedwig, through the cloisters of the cathedral.

    After lunch your group will be taken to Goathland station in North Yorkshire, the location for Hogsmeade station before retiring for the evening back at the hotel.

  • School group tours to the UK

    Group Tour Day 8:

    As your magical tour comes to an end, we will arrange for a coach to pick up your group and transfer you to the airport. If you have a later flight we will arrange for the hotel or hostel to keep your bags while you take in your last views of London.

    "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also".
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Quote by Albus Dumbledore

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