Theatrical education & tourism London Theatre Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are flights not included in the price?

The price of flights is in constant fluctuation. In addition to this our groups come from all over the world and from widely different areas in the same country, and to offer a flat rate including flights would not reflect these differences.

However, we are happy to arrange your flights for you and, unlike other tour operators, we pass the savings from our negotiated rates and group bookings directly to you. Apart from a $25 handling fee you pay exactly the discounted rate we get for you, providing one of the most cost-effective ways of visiting the UK.

We also offer the option of arranging your own flights, which can be done through our travel partners STA travel via the Flights and Insurance section.

Why are prices ‘from’?

Seasonal variations in pricing and changing costs in the travel industry mean that we feel it is better for us and our groups to give a direct cost when we send you a quote for your tour. There is usually very little difference between the cost in the quote and the published ‘from’ cost. All prices are based on student rates, we offer a free adult place for every 8 students who book but an additional supplement may apply for adults without a free place.

Do I have to travel in a group, and who is the Group Leader?

Individuals, small groups of friends, or any group under 25 people can be consolidated with others to make up the required numbers – provided at least one traveler is over 18 and prepared to lead the group. This is a fun way to travel and allows you to take advantage of the cheap rates for groups. A degree of flexibility regarding dates and itinerary is required in these cases, or it may be possible to pay a per-person premium in order to have a private tour.

What is the standard of accommodation that you use?

We always use 2 or 3 star hotels, selected by a senior member of London Theatre Academy, with students sharing a twin, triple or quad room and adults a twin or double on request (single rooms are available for an additional per-night cost). The accommodation we use is inspected in accordance with our safety policy and, unlike other tour operators, we are prepared to discuss and negotiate elements of your hotel accommodation such as location and numbers per room.

What meals can we expect?

We carefully select our restaurants to reflect the wide variety of cuisine that London has to offer. Meals always consist of at least two courses and the restaurants are all inspected in accordance with our safety policy, we are also prepared to discuss restaurant types and menu choices before booking.

What transport will we use during the trip?

We use a combination of private coaches and public transport. Where private coaches are used, they are always from reputable companies who are inspected in accordance with our safety policy. Public transport is usually the London Underground, as well as Docklands Light Railway and occasionally buses.

Can I upgrade?

All of our suppliers are frequently checked and vetted by London Theatre Academy, and are carefully chosen to give the best quality-versus-cost ratio for our clients. However, if you wish to upgrade any element of your tour, such as hotels, meals, or transport, let us know and we will be happy to arrange it for you.