Bucksmore Three Capitals Summer Programme UK


UK Tour Plus English Tuition for 13-17 year-olds. 

The Bucksmore Three Capitals tour takes a summer school on the road as students combine English language learning with travelling the UK. 30 hours of English tuition over two weeks and group cultural projects, students are given the opportunity to explore the differences between all three countries. With private coach travel between London, York, Edinburgh, the Lake District and Cardiff, young explorers are provided with the best possible experience.

Bucksmore Three Capitals offers the opportunity for students to improve their English and understand cultural differences within the United Kingdom.

English language lessons

The language study lessons focus on the communicative style of language learning and provide grammar and vocabulary tailored to a student’s ability. Whereas language for life lessons integrate a wider range of topics including learner training, literacy, culture and life skills.

Interactive lectures happen at various locations throughout the two week programme and are designed specifically around the daily excursions and activities. The interactive lectures occur during the evenings in Cardiff, Lake Windermere and York.

Dates: 2 weeks 31 July – 14 August 2018.

The price for the 2018 Bucksmore Three Capitals programme is £ 1,100 per week

Included in Course Fees

  • Prices are fully inclusive, meaning that the only money students need to bring is for souvenirs!
  • Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner and packed meals on days when moving between cities
  • Wi-Fi available at the accommodation
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Transfers to and from Heathrow and Gatwick airports and private coach travel during the trip
  • Laundry in Edinburgh
  • Entrances to all attractions plus a West End Musical

The Course

Welcome packs on arrival, plus a bucksmore rucksack, student card and wristband. A personalised report card and certificate presented at graduation ceremony. All study materials

Tour itinerary

Bucksmore Three Capitals includes:

2 weeks of exploring England, Scotland and Wales by private coach

15 hours of English tuition each week

Visits to famous UK landmarks such as Stonehenge, Tower of London, Cardiff Castle and York Minster


The tour starts and ends in London. Accommodation is provided in historic Greenwich. All rooms are single, with bathrooms being shared between 5/6 students. After all students have arrived on the Tuesday, there will be a welcome introduction followed by some games for the students to meet each other. On Wednesday, the group will visit the Tower of London, before travelling to the famous Oxford Street. There will be a placement test in the evening to discover each student’s level of English for future classes.


York is a well-placed and beautiful city, at the half-way point between London and Edinburgh. The morning will be spent travelling from London to York. The accommodation is in a hotel, and all bedrooms are twins. During their time in York students will go into the city, to visit York Minster as well as the mediaeval streets and city walls. In the evening, students will learn about the history of York.


Edinburgh is the longest stay on the programme and where all of the classroom teaching takes place. Students stay at Heriot Watt University in single, en-suite accommodation. For excursions to the city centre, students will be taken on the local bus service that takes around 20 minutes to get to the centre of Edinburgh. Trips include Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, The Royal Mile, in addition to experience traditional Ceilidh dancing.

Ambleside, Lake District

Students stay in Ambleside, located on Lake Windermere. Rooms are dormitory style, with up to four students sharing a room. The group will enjoy a boat trip across Lake Windermere with free-time in the traditional countryside town of Bowness. After dinner, students will learn about how the Romantic Poets were inspired by the Lake District.

Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester

On the way to Cardiff the coach will stop off at the world-famous Old Trafford Stadium, home to Manchester United. Students will be taken on a tour of this iconic stadium, including a visit to the dressing room where footballing stars such as Wayne Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger get ready before matches.


During their time in the capital of Wales, students will stay in Cardiff University accommodation in single, en-suite bedrooms. The accommodation is within walking distance of the city centre and during their time in Cardiff, students will have entrances to Cardiff Castle as well as a tour of the city centre. They will also be taken to St Fagan’s National History Museum, a short coach journey away.

Stonehenge & London

On the way back to London the group will stop at Stonehenge. This mysterious stone circle lies in the middle of the English countryside and is believed to be around 5,000 years old. On their final day in London, students will be taken on the London Eye and to a musical show in the world-renowned West End.

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