Maypole Travel

Group Tours

All our group tours are custom made

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.

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 is 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:

DAY 1

6 Night London Group Tour

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.
DAY 2

6 Night London Group Tour

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.
DAY 3

6 Night London Group Tour

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.
DAY 4

6 Night London Group Tour

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.
DAY 5

6 Night London Group Tour

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.
DAY 6

6 Night London Group Tour

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.
DAY 7

6 Night London Group Tour

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.
DAY 1

5 Night London and 2 Night Edinburgh Tour

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.
DAY 2

5 Night London and 2 Night Edinburgh Tour

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.
DAY 3

5 Night London and 2 Night Edinburgh Tour

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.
DAY 4

5 Night London and 2 Night Edinburgh Tour

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.
DAY 5

5 Night London and 2 Night Edinburgh Tour

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.
DAY 6

5 Night London and 2 Night Edinburgh Tour

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.
DAY 7

5 Night London and 2 Night Edinburgh Tour

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.
DAY 1

Shakespeare Group Tour

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.
DAY 2

Shakespeare Group Tour

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.
DAY 3

Shakespeare Group Tour

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.
DAY 4

Shakespeare Group Tour

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.
DAY 5

Shakespeare Group Tour

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.
DAY 1

Maypole “Harry Potter” Themed Group Tour

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.
DAY 2

Maypole “Harry Potter” Themed Group Tour

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.
DAY 3

Maypole “Harry Potter” Themed Group Tour

After breakfast you will be met by your coach and taken for a full day excursion to Oxford for a guided tour taking in 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.
DAY 4

Maypole “Harry Potter” Themed Group Tour

Your coach will meet you for an excursion to Gloucester 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.
DAY 5

Maypole “Harry Potter” Themed Group Tour

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.
DAY 6

Maypole “Harry Potter” Themed Group Tour

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.
DAY 7

Maypole “Harry Potter” Themed Group Tour

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.
DAY 8

Maypole “Harry Potter” Themed Group Tour

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.

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