Sports Management Study Abroad Tour Sample Itinerary
Subject: Sports Management
Duration: 7 Days
A sports management educational tour in London is a great way for you to enrich your students’ learning in a new environment and allow them to study abroad. The following is a sample itinerary of the kind of tour you can expect from Anglo Educational Tours, although every tour that we build is custom, and tailored to your specific requirements.
All groups also benefit from 24 hour emergency assistance, free mobile phone for group leaders, and maps for all participants.
Arrive in the UK, transfer from airport to accommodation by private coach.
Orientation session with Anglo Educational Services staff, and Safety Officer
Guided coach tour of London
Upon arrival in London you and your students will be met by your private motor coach, which will transport you to your accommodation. Check-in is often not until 3pm, so if you arrive before this then arrangements will have been made with the hotel for you to leave your luggage in a secure area at reception.
Your students will then have an orientation session, which is held at the Anglo Educational Services Study Centre, Monticello House, in conjunction with Anglo Educational staff. This session covers important health and safety advice, how to use public transport in London including tubes and buses, as well as offering your students helpful hints for your stay.
Following your students’ orientation session, you will all board a coach for a 2-3 hour guided tour of London with a highly knowledgeable private guide. Remind your students not to forget their camera, as there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get off of the coach and view all that London has to offer. Your coach will drop you back at your accommodations where you will be able to check into your rooms.
Entrance and guided tour of Wimbledon
Entrance and guided tour of Wembley Stadium
Both Wimbledon and Wembley are historic venues, and have played host to a wide range of sporting events, from what is considered one of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournaments, to the Olympics and the FA Cup Final. In the morning, your students will be making their way to Wimbledon, where they will participate in a tour of the grounds, learning about the history of not only the Championships, but also the role the English Lawn Tennis Association plays in the UK.
Following this, you will all proceed to Wembley stadium, with entrance and a tour of the hallowed arch.
Walking tour of the London Olympic sites
Meeting with representative from a charity focusing on enabling young people with disabilities to enhance their sporting skills
The Olympics of 2012 had a huge impact, both on the country as a whole and East London, where a number of the venues were based. Your students’ tour this morning will start in the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park, taking in a number of the venues and learning about the development of the area, how it has boosted the economy, as well as how local residents feel about the changes.
The park is located next to Westfield Stratford City, one of the largest shopping Malls in Europe, so your free time over lunch will allow you to check out the shops and eat in one of the numerous restaurants, before taking the tube located next to the shopping centre to venture back into the City for your students’ afternoon lecture.
The lecture this afternoon will take place at Monticello House, the Anglo Educational Services Study Centre, located in the heart of Bloomsbury. You and your students will meet with the Founder of a Sports Charity, helping those with disabilities excel in their sporting endeavours. He or she will cover the work of the charity, Sport in the UK, and how the charity raises and uses their money.
Entrance and guided tour of Twickenham Stadium
Visit to Olympic Training Facility
Twickenham is the home of English rugby. Your students’ tour will cover not only the game, but the management and development of the stadium over the years, sponsorship and training. This ties in nicely with your students’ afternoon visit to one of the Olympic training facilities, where they will learn how elite athletes are trained, the funding made available for those focusing on sports in the UK, and how venues were developed in advance of the Olympic Games in 2012. In the evening, you will all have the chance to be dazzled by some of the stars of London’s West End stage, when you visit one of the many theatres in London. This is a must see when you are in the City!
Visit to Stoke Mandeville Stadium with lecture and tour
Visit to Oxford College, and meeting with representative from Oxford University sporting team
Stoke Mandeville Stadium was the birthplace of the Paralympic Games. Your students’ visit to the stadium will highlight the work of Dr Ludwig Guttmann, who arranged the first games in 1948 for servicemen with spinal cord injuries. Today the games are integral to the Olympics, focusing on ability over disability.
Following this you and your students will make your way via private coach to the university town of Oxford. Oxford is famed for its sporting achievements, particularly in rowing. After free time for lunch in the city, your students will meet with representatives from one of the college teams and hear about their training schedule, the history of the sport, and how they fit training in around their grueling studies.
Guided tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground
Guided tour of a football stadium, followed by a football match
Lord’s is the home of MCC- Marylebone Cricket Club, which is the world’s most famous cricket club. Your students’ tour will focus on the great British game, and the history of the ground. To finish off your stay you and your students will meet with the marketing and events team at a football stadium, and have the opportunity to watch a match- an essential for anyone looking at sporting events in the UK.
Unfortunately, this morning your educational tour to London will come to an end. You and your students will be transported to the airport via a private coach for your flight home. We hope you have had a safe trip, and really hope that your students have enjoyed studying abroad and enriching their sports management studies.