ENGLISH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
If you are looking for a unique and exciting experience, then our English Development Programme is a great option. This exclusive programme includes 15 hours of tailored English language tuition with a certified tutor. You will also experience the very best England has to offer with an experienced tour guide. We take care of all the details including logistics and reservations. Get in touch for more information and to reserve a spot.
€1995 per person (min 18, max 28 people per group)
Valid until March 2021
€1495 per person
Low deposit - Fully flexible up to 6 weeks before programme start date
Contact us to secure your place today
Phone - +447309673118
Our programme is designed to provide our guests with an enjoyable, stress free experience. This includes:
7 nights' accommodation in a first class, top rated Bath city centre hotel
15 hours of tailored English Language tuition delivered by a qualified English tutor
All entrance fees to attractions
Included cultural experiences (see Our Programme for itinerary specifics)
Escorted tours with a highly knowledgeable, experienced guide
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
Transportation for all included trips (a combination of private coach services and national travel)
Guide services - expert advice and guidance during your programme and for your onward travel plans
Gratuities for service providers (meals, drivers and hotels)
Transfers to/from Bath for the start/end of the programme
Gratuities for tutor and tour guide
ENGLISH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Our 7 night, 8 day programme has been carefully designed to include opportunities to experience the very best England has to offer. Highlights include themed learning mornings to gain a deeper understanding of Britain, a behind the scenes look at Harry Potter filming locations, traditional fish and chips and a visit to the world's most famous prehistoric monument - Stonehenge.
WELCOME TO ENGLAND
The beautiful Georgian city of Bath is a 90-minute train ride from central London. We'll meet at 4:30pm at our hotel for a "Welcome to England" get-together. We will then get acquainted over a traditional Sunday Roast Dinner.
Today we start English class. These classes are three hour sessions over five mornings. Our afternoon begins with a walking tour of beautiful Bath before exploring the magnificent Roman Baths, 2000 year old preserved hot baths traditionally used for public bathing. You will have the opportunity to drink from these natural minerva springs said to have special healing properties. Alternatively, you are free to enjoy Bath's excellent shopping or discover Bath's fantastic range of other museums and attractions. Later, we regroup to enjoy dinner at a traditional pub followed by beer tasting introduced by local experts - where you will have a chance to try the very best local beers and ales.
After English class, we will enjoy a picnic lunch including local British delicacies before travelling to visit the world famous Stonehenge monument. You will have chance to take in these extraordinary prehistoric stones and explore the visitor centre. Upon returning to Bath, you are free to discover Bath's vibrant restaurants which cater for a range of taste buds. We will be organising a surprise activity this evening which you are welcome to join should you wish.
After our English input, we will depart for Oxford, a 1-2 hour journey from Bath. Here, we will embark on a walking tour to soak in the beautiful architecture and learn about the fascinating history this city has to offer - plus plenty of photo opportunities! We will see the universities which make this city famous and later you will have time to discover parts of the city which interest you. You may even spot familiar scenes from the Harry Potter films. After returning to Bath, you will have the chance to enjoy a traditional British Fish & Chips meal in a local chippy!
We will continue our English lessons tomorrow but today is all about the Capital City of England - London. We will depart our hotel at 10:00am for a short walk to the train station where we catch a direct, scenic train straight into Paddington Station. After our 90 minute train journey, you will experience a short ride on the London Underground or 'The Tube' as the locals call it. From our central location, you can join an escorted tour aboard a red bus, arguably the best way to experience this wonderful City. Next, you will have free time to enjoy the shopping, tour one of the city's many museums or visit London's nature parks. After our exhilarating day in the Big City, we will catch the train home to Bath where we aim to be back at our hotel for 9:00pm.
Our English class will return this morning. This afternoon, we enjoy a scenic drive through The Cotswolds, a rural area of South England known for its outstanding natural beauty and English charm. We will stop to tour a quintessential English village, with plenty of 'Instagrammable' photo opportunities and surprises along the way. This evening you will be free to enjoy Bath at your own leisure and our guide services are available should you need help with dinner reservations, booking a show, visiting Bath's Thermae Spa or any advice on how to best enjoy your evening.
Our English language learning classes conclude today, where we hope you have learnt lots about England and feel more confident using English to converse with the British people. You will receive a certificate acknowledging your efforts to improve your English and an overview of progress made throughout the week. This afternoon we will enjoy a country walk (weather dependent!) and British cream tea in the stunning village of Lacock, known for its English charm and connections to famous film sets. At 7:30pm tonight we will meet for our farewell dinner where we'll share travel memories and toast to new friends. Cheers!
Breakfast is provided, but there are no group activities today. London airports can easily be reached by train or bus, or if you plan to extend your trip in the UK, we can advise on your onward travel plans. Goodbye for now!
Itinerary specifics subject to change. Our programme requires guests to have a moderate level of fitness due to walking demands and the need to climb stairs on some occasions. Guests will also be expected to manage their own luggage and will be advised on what to bring on excursions on a daily basis. If you have any questions or require additional information about our programme, please contact us.
Who is the English Development Programme for?
This programme is designed for people of all nationalities aged 18 or over. There is no age limit for our programme, however participants must be strong walkers and physically fit due to the demands of the programme. Our Programme is entirely English Speaking to offer guests a fully immersive experience. Therefore, we require guests to have a basic knowledge of English language in order to follow instructions and interact in basic conversations. Participants in this programme should have a minimum B1 (Intermediate) English level.
ENGLISH DEVELOPMENT UPCOMING DATES
We also provide our services to private groups and can tailor a programme suited to your specific needs. Please contact us for a quote.