School Tour to Alton Towers

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Below is a sample itinerary, all our tours and itineraries are curated to your specific group requirements. Have a fantastic trip out in Alton Towers, the UK’s premier theme park. Alton Towers is…

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Below is a sample itinerary, all our tours and itineraries are curated to your specific group requirements.

Have a fantastic trip out in Alton Towers, the UK’s premier theme park. Alton Towers is bursting with fun with over 50 rides and attractions a perfect day out to reward students for a year of hard work, or to motivate them for the year ahead.
The sample itinerary below is a one night, two day tour by coach and ferry, if your group requires a longer stay, we can tailor-make an itinerary to your exact needs, combining a visit to a close by city if required.

For more details on our trips to Alton Towers, please contact us on groups@marathontravel.ie

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Day 1

Morning

You will be greeted by a luxury coach and driver at your school waiting to accompany you on your trip.

Arrive at Dublin Port and Set Sail for Holyhead.

Afternoon

After arriving in the UK you will be transferred to Manchester where you will have the chance to do some light souvenir shopping.

Evening

In the evening the students will get to enjoy a team game of bowling.

When finished your coach will be waiting to transfer the group to the hotel for check in.

Day 2

Morning

An early breakfast will be served at your accommodation.

Your coach will be ready to transfer the group to Alton Towers for a thrilling day of rides and roller-coasters.

Afternoon

There are plenty of options in the park for students to avail of lunch, the Rollercoaster Restaurant is a top pick of ours!

Don't forget to remind your students to pack their swimming gear so they enjoy the water-park!

Evening

After a fun filled and exciting day, your coach will be waiting to take you all back to Holyhead for your return sailing to Dublin.

When you dock in Dublin Port your driver will be ready to drop you back to your original pick up point.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR ALTON TOWERS SCHOOL TOUR?

  • Return Coach & Ferry Travel from Ireland to the UK via Holyhead.
  • Coach Transfers as mentioned in itinerary
  • 1 Nights stay in the hotel
  • Breakfasts on 1 morning.
  • 1 Game of Bowling
  • Day Pass to Alton Towers
  • Group Travel Insurance
  • Online Booking System for your Group
  • Designated Account Manager to look after you from your initial quote until you return home

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE INCLUDED?

  • 1 Game of Bowling
  • Day Pass to Alton Towers

CAN ITINERARIES BE CHANGED AND ADJUSTED?

Yes absolutely, the above is a sample itinerary.

All itineraries are adjusted to suit your groups specific requirements.

If there is a Cultural tour or some specific sightseeing you would like to add, just mention this at the time of inquiry and we will adapt the itinerary accordingly.

HOW MUCH DOES MARATHON TRAVEL'S ALTON TOWERS TRIP COST?

Our School Tour to Alton Towers varies in price depending on your groups requirements. Prices vary depending on the time of year you with to travel and how many students will travel as part of the group.

Please email: groups@marathontravel.ie for further information or call our offices on +3531 4755010 ext. 4 and one of our team will be happy to assist.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU NEED TO QUALIFY AS A GROUP?

We offer group packages for groups of 15 people up to 100 people. The more the merrier!

DO YOU OFFER NATIONWIDE PICK UPS?

We do indeed!

Your driver and luxury coach will pick you up from your school and will accompany you for the duration of your trip

DO YOU OFFER FREE TEACHER PLACES?

Free Teacher places are offered on the basis of a minimum number of 20 paying passengers with 1 Free Place for every 10 paying passengers.

HOW DOES YOUR ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM WORK?

Once you have received your quote and are happy to proceed with your group booking we will create your personalized secure online booking and payment portal.

We can include your school / club logo on the landing page.

We will then forward the group leader a link which can be forwarded to your members. Each person can then individually log in, book their place and make their payment. Saving you the hassle of collecting and dealing with cash!

IS YOUR ONLINE BOOKING AND PAYMENT SYSTEM SECURE?

Yes, 100%

Our booking portal complies with all GDPR regulations and guidelines.

We use SAGEPAY as our payment system that is completely secure and safe for your group to use!

HOW WILL WE TRAVEL TO THE UK?

In most cases we advise traveling by ferry, usually from Dublin Port. This is the most cost effective and flexible option!

Should you wish to travel by air, we can arrange this no problem at all, just be aware this is a slightly more expensive way of travelling as a group.

IS A PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL?

Irish Ferries and Stena Line recommends all passengers bring a passport with them. Irish and British citizens do not strictly require a passport to travel between the two countries, but some form of (photo) identification is however required.

Brexit: If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the Common Travel Area (CTA) arrangements are protected, and our current advice continues to apply. 

Please note that all other nationalities (except Irish or British citizens) require a passport. They should also check with their respective embassies before travelling as they may need a visa.

Passengers who arrive at our ports without current valid documentation may not be allowed to enter either Ireland or Britain.  Useful means of identification when travelling on these routes include:

  • Valid passport
  • Photographic Driving License
  • International Student Card
  • Government issued photographic ID cards
  • Health insurance/social security photographic ID cards
  • Photographic bus/train pass
  • Place of work photographic ID
  • Birth certificates (for under 18’s with no photo ID)

CAN WE FUND-RAISE FOR OUR TRIP?

Absolutely! Fundraising is a terrific team or class bonding experience.

Please note if you are fundraising for your trip we do have payment terms that need to be met for your trip to be secure!

Pop us an email on groups@marathontravel.ie for fundraising ideas.

WHY BOOK YOUR SCHOOL TRIP WITH MARATHON TRAVEL?

Marathon Travel are the experts in creating overseas educational trips and unique travel experiences for secondary school students.

Let our experienced educational tour planners customize your school group tour to fit your curriculum needs! From destinations throughout Europe and the UK to destinations worldwide, our planners will work with you to design a customized tour to meet the needs of your curriculum and budget.

Marathon Travel take the headache out of booking international school tours, we offer an online booking system to all groups travelling that can be dispersed to all students and their guardians to allow each of them to book and pay independently.

We are insured, licensed & bonded with the Commission for Aviation Regulation.The bond we have with them ensures the safety of all deposits and payments.Tour operator number T.O 225

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