Study Tours

First Semester (Fall) 2016

All study tours are designed and delivered by Proscenium Tours

London OrientationStudent on London Eye

  • Saturday 17 - Monday 19 September 2016
  • Cost £299
  • Booking deadline Friday 5 August 2016

The London Orientation is a cultural programme designed by Proscenium Tours that will introduce you to our capital city and give you a chance to see its main attractions including the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and explore Shakespeare's London including the Globe Theatre. It takes part before the start of the semester and is a great way to make friends before your programme begins.

At the end of the programme you will be transported to Leicester City and University of Leicester hall accommodation. If you are taking part in the London Orientation there is no need to book the Study Abroad Airport Bus Service.

What's included in the tour?

  • Cost of the tour includes bed & breakfast accommodation, entrance fees to attractions, transport, and guided tours
  • The full schedule will be included in the Joining Instructions Fall 2016 booklet

Cadbury WorldCadbury

  • Saturday 24 September 2016
  • Cost £25
  • Booking deadline 5 August 2016

Finish the Study Abroad Orientation Week with a sweet treat!

If you like chocolate, you will love Cadbury World. From the Aztecs, to Dairy Milk chocolate bars, to Cadbury Crème Eggs, Cadbury World is the story of chocolate. In 1824 John Cadbury sold his first cup of hot chocolate and in 2016 Cadbury is one of the most well known chocolates in the world. Experience it all from chocolate making village of Bournville to having your own personalised chocolate making experience.  You can even experience chocolate in 4D and visit the world’s biggest Cadbury chocolate shop – eye popping and mouth watering.

What's included in the tour?

  • Cost of the tour to include return transport from Leicester campus to Cadbury World and entrance fees to attraction.

Chatsworth House and Gardens DaytripChatsworth Study Abroad

  • Saturday 8 October 2016
  • Cost £59
  • Booking deadline Friday 23 September 2016

Standing on the East bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth will take your breath away. Frequently used as a film location, including Pride & Prejudice, this gorgeous estate has passed through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. As you explore the house, you will encounter over 4,000 years of art work from ancient sculptures to classical and modern masterpieces. You may also explore the gardens, complete with a maze to lose yourself in. Picturesque and perfect, this house of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is what dreams are made of.  This tour also gives you the chance to experience the stunning views of the Derbyshire countryside as you explore the Peak District National Park.

What's included in the tour?

  • Cost of tour includes coach transportation, blue badge guide, and entrance to Chatsworth House and Gardens

Edinburgh WeekendEdinburgh Study Abroad

  • Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 November 2016
  • Cost £219
  • Booking deadline Monday 3 October 2016

Travel by train from Leicester to Edinburgh in time for an afternoon in this volcanic Scottish capital known as the Athens of the North.  In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour that includes the Royal Mile and other Scottish gems, with your local guide. In the evening, enjoy a ghostly tour in the underground vaults of one of Britain’s most haunted cities. On Sunday, we visit Edinburgh Castle, a medieval fortress built upon the site of an extinct volcano, and enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of Edinburgh. In the afternoon, free time to climb Arthur’s seat, go to the Scotch Whiskey Experience or have tea at the café where JK Rowling began the Harry Potter books before returning to Leicester.

What's included in the tour?

  • Cost of tour to include Scottish tour guide for the duration of the stay, hostel accommodation, entrance to Edinburgh Castle, the ghost tour and return train tickets from Leicester.

How to book your place on a tour

Details of how to book your place on the tours will be included in your Fall 2016 Joining Instructions. Bookings will be made through shop@le which is the online store run by the University of Leicester.

To make a booking please go to and enter the required code featured in your Joining Instructions.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your booking please refer to our cancellation policy below.

Cancellation by The Group Organiser

If the whole tour is cancelled by you, the Group Organiser, all deposits will be retained by Proscenium and we reserve the right to make cancellation charges as shown below in Sections A, B and C. Cancellation charges will depend on the date when written notice of cancellation is received by us.

Refunds/Cancellation Policy

You must inform us in writing as soon as possible if you wish to cancel a tour or other booking in whole or in part, returning to us any tickets already issued. On cancellation, we will charge you a percentage of the total price as follows per person cancelled:

Written notice of cancellation received by us (Proscenium):Cancellation charge: (% of total sum payable):
60+ days before departure 50%
59-30 days before departure 70%
29-15 days before departure 85%
14 days before departure or less

If you book your place on the tour and subsequently cancel, you may not receive a full refund.

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