England, Scotland & Ireland 2018 Blyth Academy International Summers Program

About This Program

Travel through the ancient lands of kings and queens, Celts and Druids, Harry Potter and Dumbledore, and along the path of Vikings through Scotland, England, and Ireland.

On the banks of the Clyde River in Scotland is Glasgow, a contemporary city of culture, with galleries, cafés, and shopping. Learn about the city’s history at the Riverside Museum, attempt to understand the strong Glaswegian accent, and enjoy unique Scottish flavours like Irn-Bru pop and haggis.

In Edinburgh, Scotland’s grand capital, explore the historical neighbourhoods and be awed by the city’s very own castle overlooking the streets below! Take in splendid panoramas from Calton Hill, and enjoy an optional excursion to see lochs and the Highlands.

Travel south to the ancient walled city of York, home to the Shambles, arguably the best-preserved medieval street in the world. Board a steam train for an unforgettable journey through the rolling hills of the North York Moors, including a stop at Goathland, also known as Hogsmeade in the Harry Potter films!

In London, stroll along the Thames and spot the famous Big Ben, Tower Bridge, and Tate Modern. Take an unforgettable trip to Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, view history and culture at the British Museum, and browse the shops at Covent Garden, Regent Street, and Oxford Street. Maybe even take the opportunity to see the entire city from above on the London Eye.

Develop an ear for the craic in Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland. Use your Dublin Pass to join a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and choose which of the top attractions to visit, including the Guinness Storehouse, the Dublin Zoo, the Viking museum, and trendy Grafton Street, where you can shop for the perfect souvenir to bring home.

Included in this program

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City walking tours

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Steam train ride

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

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Regular Exercise

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And more!

 

Other Inclusions of this Program:

  • Round-trip group airfare from Toronto, arranged by Blyth Academy
  • Group airport transfers at location
  • Transportation for moves between cities with the group
  • Accommodation
  • Tuition
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Farewell Banquet
  • Supervision
  • Pre-departure briefing and materials
  • Designated outings and activities
  • City orientation tours
  • Use of free Internet, where available*
  • Access to Blyth Academy Travel Journal
  • Access to Vidigami photo sharing
  • And much more!

* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.

Flight Details

Flight details for 2018 will be updated when available.

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure

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Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

Are you flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport to join the group?

Blyth Academy airport staff will meet students flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport from any city with same-day connections to Blyth Academy group flights at no additional charge. Once your student is registered, please email studentservices@blytheducation.com no later than Friday, June 1st and request an “Airport Meet-and-Greet in Toronto”.

Optional Excursions

The following are examples of optional excursions our students went on last year, and are subject to change. Please take a look and don’t forget to check back soon for the final list of excursions, and your chance to register!

London Eye (London)

Appreciate a bird’s-eye view of London from our capsule on the London Eye.

We’ll enjoy a 30 minute rotation on the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. At 135 metres above the River Thames we’ll have fantastic views of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, MI6 (the HQ of the British Secret Intelligence Service) and the Houses of Parliament. On a clear day, we can see all the way to Windsor Castle – almost 40km away.

Fun fact 1! With more than 3.5 million people travelling on the Eye each year, it’s the most popular paid tourist attraction in the U.K.

Fun fact 2! There are 32 capsules – one for each of London’s boroughs, but they’re numbered 1-33 as there’s no number 13.

Fun fact 3! Over 5,000 people have gotten engaged on the Eye since it opened in 2000.

Price: $75

 
London Tower - Optional Excursions Grade 9_10 England

July 4th – 21st, 2018*

Travel Services
$4,160
Appx. Taxes & Fees$700
Tuition & Supervision$1,835
Total:$6,695**
or use your Aeroplan Points***

Courses

GRADE 9:
  • English (ENG1D)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ1O)
GRADE 10:
  • English (ENG2D)
  • Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ2O)
  • Civics and Citizenship and Career Studies (CHV2O and GLC2O)

Itinerary

  • Glasgow: 3 days
  • Edinburgh: 3 days
  • York: 3 days
  • London: 3 days
  • Dublin: 4 days

Accommodations

A final list of Accommodations for 2018 will be updated closer to the program date.

*All dates are subject to change.

**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $700 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. Please visit www.blythsummers.com/fees for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, dates, departure taxes, fees, and surcharges are subject to change.

***Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.