Each semester, a selection of day and weekend field trips are organised by the Study Abroad Office for study abroad students.
These trips are optional, reasonably priced and in most cases include the cost of transportation, accommodation and entrance.
All of the trips have full itineraries that include pick-up points and activity schedules, taking out all of the stress of organising.
Click on the tabs to find out more about each trip.
Travel by train into our capital city.
The first stop on this walking tour is at Buckingham Palace, the official residence of our Queen, where there is a chance to see the Changing of the Guard.
Walk past St James’s Park, down the Mall where you will see the Horse Guards, to Admiralty Arch and on to Trafalgar Square, which was named to commemorate Admiral Lord Nelson's naval victory over the French at Trafalgar in 1805.
We then walk to Whitehall and Downing Street, the home of our Prime Minister; on to Westminster Abbey; the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
We then travel by ‘tube’ to Leicester Square where we stop to have lunch. After lunch we walk to Piccadilly, and visit Fortnum & Mason, a very prestigious department store, then back to Piccadilly where the tour stops.
Option to stay in London for the evening or come back to Brighton on the train.
Palace of Westminster
Day trip to places of scenic and historical interest in the area east of Brighton.
Drive by coach to Beachy Head - local East Sussex beauty spot with a famous lighthouse situated at the bottom of the chalk cliffs. Then on to Cuckmere Haven, where the river Cuckmere flows into the English Channel through the chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters.
Drive on to Alfriston - picturesque Sussex village on the river Cuckmere; Tudor inns and houses; village green; and an early Norman church.
On our way to lunch at the Six Bells Country Pub in Chiddingly we will pass the Long Man of Wilmington – a famous carved figure of Bronze Age man on chalk escarpment of the South Downs.
After lunch we drive to Battle Abbey - site of the Battle of Hastings 1066, the last invasion of Britain (Norman Conquest). After spending time here we will drive back to Brighton.
Bodiam and Rye
Day trip by coach through parts of Sussex and Kent to Bodiam Castle, a classic medieval castle in a picturesque setting, surrounded by a moat.
After spending time at the Castle we drive on to the old smugglers town of Rye with its cobbled streets, the famous Mermaid Inn, the church of St. Mary the virgin with its ‘quarter-boys’ and its many shops and cafes.
Time to have lunch, shop and explore the historical town of Rye.
The coach will return to Brighton mid-afternoon.
Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon
Weekend trip to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle (Saturday and Sunday).
Saturday morningLeave Brighton and drive by coach to Oxford - famous old University town. Brief escorted tour of the main landmarks including Christ Church college and the Bodleian Library. Free time to explore, have lunch and shop for Oxford sweatshirts!
Saturday afternoon After lunch depart for Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace. Accommodation is in a typical family guesthouse in Stratford and includes full English breakfast. On Saturday evening tickets to a Royal Shakespeare Company performance (cost of ticket included).
SundayGuided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon, which features details about Shakespeare's life. Depart Stratford-upon-Avon after lunch and drive to Warwick Castle - beautifully preserved medieval castle with lots of historical themed attractions including Ghost Tower, Banqueting Hall. Depart mid-afternoon and arrive back in Brighton early evening.
Bath and Stonehenge
Weekend trip to Bath and Stonehenge (Saturday and Sunday).
SaturdayDrive to Bath, a World Heritage City, famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, Roman Baths and literary resident Jane Austen. Visit the Roman Baths (entrance included in cost of the trip).
Time to explore Bath, visit one of the many other attractions such as the Jane Austen Centre, Bath Postal Museum or the Royal Crescent.
Saturday evening Depart for nearby city of Bristol- overnight accommodation in the Holiday Inn (evening meal included in the cost of the trip; twin-bedded rooms; swimming pool).
Sunday morning Drive to Salisbury, home to a stunning cathedral, with the tallest spire in the United Kingdom. The cathedral contains the world’s oldest working clock as well as the best surviving of the four original copies of the Magna Carta.
Sunday afternoon Drive to Stonehenge- prehistoric monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site (entrance included).
Long weekend in Paris (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
Friday morningLeave Brighton early and drive by coach to Dover. Cross the Channel by car-ferry or Eurotunnel to Calais, France. Drive to Paris via Autoroute (Toll Road). Accommodation in central Parisian hotel (2/3 per room) - cost includes continental breakfast. There is a bar and restaurant in the hotel and plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.
Friday eveningShort escorted walk, past the Eiffel Tower, down to the River Seine to go on the Bateaux Mouches boat ride, taking in all the major sites from the river by night. Bateaux Mouches ticket included in the cost of the trip.
SaturdayDepart hotel after breakfast for the Eiffel Tower – time to go up if you wish. Then coach tour of Paris including some of the main sights, eg the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, Tuileries Gardens, Louvre Museum, Trocadero, Latin Quarter, Hotel de Ville. Tour ends approx 3pm, rest of the afternoon and evening free to visit further sites, shop, eat dinner etc.
Sunday Depart from the hotel after breakfast for the Palace of Versailles. Time to visit this magnificent Palace, its gardens or just enjoy the local market in Versailles. Depart after lunch for the return journey home. Arrive back in Brighton late evening.