Edinburgh is Scotland's breathtaking capital and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, draped across a series of rocky hills overlooking the sea. Known for its gothic architecture and rich history, Edinburgh is undoubtedly the highlight of our UK trips calendar so be sure to join us for a packed weekend of culture and discovery!
Travel Arrangements (please check your eticket carefully)
- Dates: Friday 15th February - Sunday 17th February 2019
- Meeting point: on-campus coach park (near Bluebell)
- Meeting time: 06:15 Friday 15 February
- Expected arrival time: 13:30 approx.
- Provisional return journey: 15:00 Sunday 17 February
- Expected arrival on campus: 22:30 approx.
- Journey time: 7 hours approx.
- You must be 18+ to attend this trip
- Price: £119pp
Included in the ticket price: (for further details on each element see below)
Please note: all of the below elements will only be provided at the times specified and will not be available at any other time or on any other date.
- Coach transfer direct from the University to Edinburgh and return journey
- 2 night stay at the Safestay Hostel incl. breakfast (nights of 15 and 16 February 2019)
- 2 hour guided walking tour of the Old Town at 15:30 on Friday 15 February.
- Buffet meal at Cosmo, 17:00 - 18:30 on Saturday 16 February
You will stay at Safestay Hostel from Friday 15th February - Sunday 17th February. Check-in will be available upon arrival on Friday and the rooms must be vacated by 10am on Sunday (there is a luggage storage room available in the hostel for you if you do not with to carry your luggage with you during the day). Accommodation will be in mixed-sex dorms of either 4, 6 or 8 beds in size which will be allocated on the journey to Edinburgh. If you have any concerns or particular requirements with regards to room allocations (e.g. requiring a single-sex room), please ensure you state this in the 'additional information' section on the booking form - we will endeavour to ensure these are taken into account, however, please note that we cannot guarantee this.
Towels and linen will be provided by the hostel and breakfast will be available from 7am to 10am each morning. In addition, lockers will be available in each room but please note that padlocks must either be brought with you or can be purchased at reception. You must be 18 years or older to attend this trip, as stipulated by the hostel.
The coaches will depart from the on-campus coach park (near Bluebell) at 6:30am on Friday 15 February and will arrive at the Safestay Hostel in Edinburgh at approximately 13:30. On Sunday 17th February, we will be leaving from Safestay Hostel at 15:30 and will arrive back on campus at approximately 22:00.
Depending on demand, we may be able to provide a pick-up and drop-off point in Leamington Spa so please indicate whether you would be interested in this in the booking form.
Edinburgh Guided Tour will provide you with a 2 hour walking tour of the Old Town on Friday 15 February at 15:30.
You will be treated to a buffet style meal at Cosmo Edinburgh on Saturday 16th February at 17:00. Located at the foot of Calton Hill just off Leith Walk, it's only a 15 minute walk from Safestay Hostel. Please note that the table will only be available until 18:30, so ensure you arrive on-time to make the most of your food. A wide variety of dishes are served including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. If you have a food allergy or special requirements, please ensure you ask staff about any ingredients either at the restaurant or before hand using contact details on their website.
If your payment is successful, you will receive an automated email confirming this. We will send an e-ticket to you approximately 5-10 working days prior to the trip, or within 48 hours of your booking (whichever is the later) indicating the final arrangements and timings. Please make sure you arrive in time on the event date, as well as for any subsequent meeting times and elements, with a copy of your e-ticket. Please also bring your student ID card, as this may be checked.
Tickets are only for current Warwick students or family members who live with them (not those who are just visiting). If you need to book a ticket for a non-student family member, or on behalf of another student, you will need to complete the booking form a second time (identifying the family member or other student as the ticketholder), and make a second payment. Where the booking is successful, the e-ticket will be sent to the email address entered in section 1 of the booking form (not necessarily to the ticketholder), and the person making the booking is responsible for passing the ticket to the named ticketholder prior to the event. Please note - due to the nature of the hostel accommodation included in this trip, we are unfortunately unable to allow persons under the age of 18 on the start date of the trip to travel - this is usually possible on our other trips though.
The hostel accommodation provided on this trip is unsuitable for persons under the age of 18. We are therefore unable to accept bookings for persons under 18 years of age. We reserve the right to refuse admission on the day of the trip to any person unable to show identification proving they are at least 18 years of age. Refunds cannot be made in this scenerio.
Tickets are non-refundable, and subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any issues with the payment system, please contact us as soon as possible. There is a forum available for students who wish to buy or sell tickets before the event.
This event has been coordinated by the Global Student Experience Team in the International Student Office, in collaboration with the Residential Life Team. Events are strictly for students of the University.