United Kingdom

United Kingdom

UK

Welcome to the United Kingdom, comprised of four separate nations under one flag: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Home to roughly 65 million people, the UK is a constitutional monarchy with most real power based at Parliament in Westminster, while the head of state is currently Queen Elizabeth II based at Buckingham Palace. The capital of the UK and England is London, one of two global “alpha” cities in the world (along with New York). Two millennia old, it is a world cultural center and is a leading city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, transport, and more. You’ll ride the London Underground (the Tube), walk the River Thames, visit the ancient Tower of London, explore beautiful Covent Garden, learn at Parliament, and so much more.

Overview

Population: 63,489,234

Official Language: English

Fun Fact: In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 25 miles (40km).

Custom Group Sample Itineraries

Below please find a selection of sample itineraries that have been custom-tailored for high school educators and their students to fit specific learning objectives and goals.

  • Stirling Castle Scotland
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    UK & Ireland 15 Day Cultural Journey

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    Program Highlights
    • Learn at Trinity College Dublin
    • Cruise in the Scottish Highlands
    • See the Crown Jewels in London
    • Visit the Houses of Parliament
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    UK & Ireland 12 Day Cultural Journey

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    Program Highlights
    • Kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland
    • Tour the Game of Thrones set in Belfast
    • Cruise in the Scottish Highlands
    • Witness the Changing of the Guard in London
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    UK & Ireland 10 Day Cultural Journey

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    Program Highlights
    • Kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland
    • Visit the birthplace of Shakespeare
    • Tour the Houses of Parliament
    • Witness the Changing of the Guard in London
  • UK 7 Day Cultural Journey

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    UK 7 Day Cultural Journey

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    Program Highlights
    • Tour the Houses of Parliament
    • Witness the Changing of the Guard in London
    • Learn at Oxford University
    • Explore Windsor Castle
  • When our daughter approached us about wanting to do this trip we had so many apprehensions as parents. (Her only apprehensions were food and bugs!). Paul Laurie was marvelous in spending time discussing all my concerns during a long phone conversation. Sarah has just returned from her trip & had the most amazing time!! Not knowing anyone quickly translformed into making new friends unlike any experience she has had. Her time spent with her host family was absolutely a life changing experience.. The arena built for the village by the group leaves a lasting physical & emotional impression for everyone. Kudos to the numerous videos produced & posted for their trip! I have tremendous respect for Walking Tree, and the way this trip opened my daughter's eyes like no other trip has ever done for her before.

    Debbie McAfee Program Name: Costa Rica Discovery B • Travel Year: 2012 • School: Bothell High School • State: Washington

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