• London/UK

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  • London/UK College Tour

    There has never been a better time to consider spending your college experience in the United Kingdom! The flight is not that much longer than going from the east to west coast in the US, and global experience beyond the typical one-semester study abroad is becoming increasingly more coveted by employers and graduate schools. Also, exchange rate is almost at an all-time low, making these universities tremendous bargains, especially considering that many of them award a Bachelor's degree in three years rather than the more typical four.


    Popular colleges to include on this tour include Cambridge University, King's College, London School of Economics, Imperial College, Oxford University, Richmond University, University College London (UCL)


    Make your experience in the UK more than just about colleges. We can add on a theatre performance in the West End, a community service project with one of our partners, or more museum and cultural visits depending on what your group is into! We also work with the best and most authentic restaurants in London for excellent, non-touristy, group dining.


    Recommended tour length for this area is 5-7 days but all of our tours are completely customizable to the unique needs of your school. Some schools will want a longer or shorter tour with optional sightseeing days depending on the distance they have traveled and the interests of their students. For inspiration, here is a sample itinerary that we've done before.


    Day 1

    Fly into London

    Thames River Cruise

    Seminar on UK College Admissions and UCAS


    Day 2
    Breakfast at hostel/hotel

    College Visit #1: University College London (UCL)


    College Visit #2: King's College



    London Eye


    Day 3

    Breakfast at hostel/hotel

    College Visit #3: Oxford University

    Lunch at Covered Market

    Oxford historical tour and free time on High Street

    Traditional British tasting dinner


    Day 4

    Breakfast in hostel/hotel

    College Visit #4: London School of Economics or Imperial College (each student chooses)


    College Visit #5: Richmond University

    Hyde Park Bike Tour or Double-decker bus tour


    British Museum or Tate Modern


    Day 5

    Breakfast in hostel/hotel

    College Visit #6: Cambridge University


    Cambridge historical tour and free time

    Tower of London



    Day 6

    Breakfast in hostel/hotel

    Sightseeing based on group request



    Starting at $1299 per student for above itinerary, plus round-trip airfare arranged by College Exploration Tours to London. Price includes all accommodations*, meals, activities, transportation during the tour, gratuities and CXT tour leader.


    *On our London/UK tour we typically stay at a luxury hostel with en-suite bathrooms. Of course, if hotel accommodations are preferred that can be arranged.