Cultural Tours

First Semester (September 2017)

All cultural tours are designed and delivered by Proscenium Tours/ Somewherenew

London spring 2017

Discover London tour

Dates: Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 September 2017

Cost: £309 (includes accommodation with breakfast, entrance fees to attractions, guide, and travel to Leicester)

This tour, previously known as London Orientation, provides students with the opportunity to see some of the UK's most famous landmarks before arriving in Leicester. Three days in London give the chance to explore, so you will feel like a local in no time.

Day One: Meet your tour guide at Heathrow Airport (10am), where travel will be provided to your accommodation. Visit the Tower of London to hear the secrets of the Bloody Tower, and be dazzled by the crown jewels. Enjoy a cruise down the Thames, see the Tower Bridge, and take a walking tour of Westminster, viewing the London Eye and Houses of Parliament.

Day Two: Includes Buckingham Palace, Whitehall and the Horseguards. Tour of  Westminster Abbey, the 'house of kings' where every coronation has happened since 1066. In the afternoon, discover treasures such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Marbles, and Egyptian mummies at the British Museum. In the evening, a thrilling Jack the Ripper ghost walk challenges you to solve the mystery that has baffled thousands.

Day Three: Explore Southwark, Shakespeare's neighbourhood and the home of entertainment during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. At lunchtime students are spoilt for choice at one of the most delicious locations in the UK, Borough Market. You will then be transported by private coach to University of Leicester halls of accommodation.

Stonehenge spring 2017

Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral

Date: Saturday 14 October 2017

Cost: £72 (includes transportation, guide, and entrance fees)

Visit the enigmatic Stonehenge, where your guide will separate fact from fiction, and myth from reality as you gaze upon these mysterious stones. Magic, mysticism, and even the legend of King Arthur, all form part of the story of this  magical place, a 5,000 year old World Heritage Site. From there we travel to Salisbury, home to one of Britain's most beautiful cathedrals. Its sublime spire is the highest in England and in its chapter house you will see one of the four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta.

This tour includes private coach transportation, Blue Badge Guide, and entrance fees to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral.

Edinburgh tour

Edinburgh Weekend

Date: Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 November 2017

Cost: £219 (includes transport, accommodation, guide, and entrance fees)

Day One: Travel by coach from Leicester to Edinburgh in time for an afternoon in this volcanic Scottish capital known as the Athens of the North. Enjoy a walking tour of the Royal Mile and other Scottish gems with your local guide. In the evening, travel to the underground vaults for a ghostly tour of one of Britain's most haunted cities.

Day Two: On Sunday, visit Edinburgh Castle, a medieval fortress built upon the site of an extinct volcano, and enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of the city. In the afternoon, there will be free time and students can choose to climb Arthur's seat hill, go to the Scottish Whiskey Experience, or have tea in the cafe where JK Rowling began the Harry Potter books.

This tour includes private coach return transportation, Scottish tour guide for the duration of the stay, hostel accommodation, Edinburgh Castle entrance fees and ghost tour.

Semester 2 tours

Semester 2 cultural tours will be posted in September 2017. We hope to offer students the chance to join tours to York, Wales, and the Lake District. We also plan on offering the Discover London tour in January before orientation. This webpage will be updated in September with confirmed dates and costs for the tours.

How to book your place on a tour

Details of how to book your place on the tours will be included in your Fall 2017 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.

Each tour listing will include details of the date, cost, what is included, and a booking deadline.

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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