An Exciting Experience
Students and teachers can experience an unforgettable adventure by joining one of our groups for a 12-day stay in England. They will gain an intimate knowledge of a historic and cosmopolitan city; London, while at the same time enjoying conducted trips to nearby cities and attractions such as Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath, and the Vimy Ridge War Memorial — with 2 nights in Paris.
What to expect on this amazing tour
Students stay in twos or threes with carefully selected host families for their stay, thus immersing themselves in the culture in a way not possible if they stay only in hotels.
Lessons Come to Life
Programs in language and history are specifically tailored to our students’ needs and levels. All students will receive a certificate from an internationally accredited school.
We Take Care of Everything
From airline tickets, consent forms, and payment forms — to host families and hotels, entrance fees, all meals, all transportation, and all the tips. We take care of everything so teachers, parents and tour organizers don’t have to.
Great Benefits for Teachers
CSLI offers the best reward points program for teachers available in the industry. We also make it possible for teachers to relax and enjoy their evenings with peace of mind knowing their students are taken care of.
London is the political, economic and cultural capital of England and the United Kingdom. It’s a modern 21st century city with a rich history that stretches all the way back to Roman times. Situated on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia since it was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. It’s a leading global city, in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, research and development, fashion, media, and tourism as well as one of the world’s leading financial centres. London’s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 2.9 square-km medieval boundaries. Immersed in history, reminders London’s rich past are everywhere. The city’s buildings are stunning milestones in a unique and captivating biography, and many of them are instantly recognisable landmarks. There’s more than enough contemporary innovation (the Shard, the London Eye, the planned Garden Bridge) to give it a modern feel, but it never drowns out London’s seasoned, millennia-old narrative.
There’s so much to see and do in London, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. One of the world’s most visited cities, it has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and good times. The city boasts four World Heritage Sites: The Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey – site of British monarch coronations, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament and the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
A tireless innovator of art and culture, London is a city of ideas and the imagination. Return time and again and you still won’t see it all. London and its magnificent treasures await your visit!
A Beautiful Setting
Highlights of what you’ll experience on your 12-day trip to England and France
ParisParis is France’s capital and most populous city. It’s an international center for fashion, art, food and culture. Situated on the river Seine, its enchanting 19th-century cityscape is interwoven by broad boulevards. Famous landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, the Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe. The city is well known for its cafe culture, and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Windsor CastleWindsor Castle has been a royal residence to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years. It was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England, and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. The castle occupies 13 acres and combines the features of a fortification, a palace, and a small town. Its architecture and history lends it a place amongst the greatest European palaces.
Vimy RidgeThe Canadian National Vimy Memorial is Canada’s most extraordinary mark of respect overseas. It is dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members who fought and died during the First World War. It also serves as a tribute for First World War Canadian soldiers killed or presumed dead in France who have no known grave. The site is regarded as one of the most inspiring First World War monuments of all.
Spring Break and Summer 2020
Day 1-2: Arrival in LondonFly to London and meet your CSLI tour director at the airport. You’ll then be transported to your hotel for check-in.
Day 3: London City TourVisit to the West End with its commercial districts and beautiful plazas, the old neighbourhood of Westminster, Parliament, Westminster Abby, Big ben, London’s Eye (Europe’s largest Ferris wheel), Buckingham Palace, the change of guard and more.
Day 4: Historic LondonTour of the old part of London which was founded by the Romans, now full of important buildings and monuments that have had a very important roll in the evolution and history of the country. Guided tour of the Tower of London (Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress) in the afternoon.
Day 5: Windsor CastleGuided tour of Windsor Castle (largest castle in the country and the oldest inhabited in the world). Founded in the 11th century by William the Conqueror.
Day 6: GreenwichBoat ride from the tower pier to Greenwich. It’s an area of great cultural and historic value, with its beautiful architecture, markets and Parks. Visit to the Docklands afterwards. Free afternoon.
Day 7: Stonehenge and BathGuided tour of Stonehenge — one of the most impressive prehistoric monuments in the world. Visit to the Ancient Roman city of Bath in the afternoon.
Day 8: Royal MuseumGuided visit of London’s Royal Museum. Dedicated to human history and culture, it’s one of the biggest museums in the world housing a permanent collection numbering some 8 million works. Visit to Shakespeare globe theatre in the evening to watch a play.
Day 9: Churchill War RoomsExplore the historic rooms to experience the secret history that lives on underground. Back-stage visit to The Royal National Theatre in the afternoon.
Day 10: ParisTransportation to Paris with a visit to Vimy Ridge war memorial on the way. Afternoon city tour visiting The Eifel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomph and Champs Elysées. Transportation between the sites will be by boat.
Day 11: Louvre MuseumGuided tour of this amazing mu-seum with free time. Afternoon visit to Galeries Lafayette to do some last minute shopping.
Day 12: Departure from ParisTransfer to the airport — End of trip.
Canada’s Best Educational Tours
CSLI has provided educational tour programs in Canada since 1997. Our main goal has always been to improve students’ language skills and self-confidence abroad while obtaining a unique first-hand look at the culture and people of the places they are visiting. Our focus on value and affordability, along with making our trips the most complete and of highest quality compared to our competitors is what truly makes a CSLI tour the best. We make all of the necessary arrangements for our tours, alleviating headaches for teachers and trip organizers making the trip more enjoyable and giving you time to truly explore the wonders abroad.
Canadian-owned and run
CSLI Tours is a family-owned Canadian company based in BC, driven by values and a real passion for travel. We have an excellent track record for the best customer satisfaction and have never compromised on the quality of the services we provide. Every tour we offer was designed to inspire your students and enrich their learning experience, while increasing their self-confidence and understanding of other cultures.
Safety & security
For more than 22 years the safety of our groups has been our top priority. All of our tour directors are first aid certified and well-trained to manage challenging situations. We always have contingency and emergency plans in place and we are always available 24/7 through our direct contact line to provide assistance to teachers, students, parents and school administrators if anything comes up before or during the trip.
As a group leader, your travel is absolutely free and includes all meals and accommodation at carefully selected hotels. Because one of our representatives will stay with you 100% of the time, the teachers get to relax during the evenings and explore the sights and sounds of the cities they visit. We’ll make all the room checks and ensure that each evening, the students are safe in their hotel suites or with their host families.
The CSLI Experience
Program price includes
Round-trip airfare from Vancouver on major carriers
All entrance fees to attractions as per itinerary
Three meals per day
All transportation by comfortable private motor coach
All the tips
All guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
10 overnight stays with host families and at hotels
Language and history lessons
24/7 services from our professional tour director
Professional tour guides at all attractions as per itinerary
A deposit of $300 per person at the time of registration is required. A cancellation, medical insurance is mandatory, and can be purchased at time of enrollment. Payments can be made by cheque, Visa, MasterCard or American Express – a surcharge will apply for credit card payments. Taxes not included.