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Classic British Isles

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9 Days
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US$ 1,559

Explore three great capitals of the British Isles, passing from Dublin to Edinburgh to London to look upon the Book of Kells at Trinity College Library, summit towering Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock, and see the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Buckingham Castle in the heart of the United Kingdom.


This 9-day European vacation takes you across the British Isles, from Dublin to Edinburgh to London.

Your British Isles vacation begins in Dublin, the Irish capital and one of the friendliest cities you'll ever visit. Dublin was once thought of as the loveliest city in Europe and while its gorgeous Georgian architecture has begun to show its age, the city hasn't lost any of its charm. Take advantage of the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour to see some of the most popular city spots, like Trinity College Library, which houses the incredible Book of Kells, a 9th-century illuminated manuscript of the Gospels, and the Dublin Docklands, ground zero for the city's urban revitalization. You'll also spend a day visiting the Guinness Storehouse, which recounts the history of the world's most famous stout and lets you enjoy a pint while you're at it.

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital that's awash with medieval and Georgian architecture. Glasgow might be larger, but Edinburgh remains the most popular city in Scotland for lovers of history. Use the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour to dart around the city's hills, visiting the medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town as well as Holyrood Palace and Calton Hill with its series of monuments and gorgeous views. You'll also head to the city's crowning achievement, Edinburgh Castle, which towers over the city from Castle Rock. A tour of the castle will show you the famed Stone of Destiny and let you enjoy the best views of the city below.

Close out your England vacation by heading to London, one of the most visited cities on the planet and the capital of the United Kingdom. With history reaching back to Roman times, you'll find plenty of great historical sites and culture in London. Once again, use a Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour to zip between the popular sites, such as the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace. Visit the British Museum to gaze upon Egyptian mummies and see the resting places of past kings, queens, and great artists and scientists at Westminster Abbey. Ride the Coca Cola London Eye up 135m to enjoy 360° views of London. The next day, take a walking tour to explore the filming locations of the Harry Potter series, heading from the real-life Diagon Alley to Platform 9 ¾ at King's Cross Station. Also, be sure to enjoy some famous fish and chips to get the full London experience.

Consider adding a few more days in London to see all that this incredible city has to offer.


 

 

 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,559

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Day 1

Taxi Dublin Airport to Dublin City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch

Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is a perfectly situated Dublin City hotel with various cultural gems just a stone's throw away. Opposite our hotel sits one thousand year old Christ Church Cathedral which has stunning architecture and a unique heritage. Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is also located close to the Temple Bar Sector of the city, which offers a busy hub of food, drink and entertainment, and houses a plethora of restaurants, bars and cafes including the Hard Rock Cafe. Shopping is an easy 11 minute walk to Grafton Street where there is an extensive selection of high street stores with the beautiful St Stephens Green completing the route.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch

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    Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is a perfectly situated Dublin City hotel with various cultural gems just a stone's throw away. Opposite our hotel sits one thousand year old Christ Church Cathedral which has stunning architecture and a unique heritage. Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is also ...

    Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is a perfectly situated Dublin City hotel with various cultural gems just a stone's throw away. Opposite our hotel sits one thousand year old Christ Church Cathedral which has stunning architecture and a unique heritage. Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch is also located close to the Temple Bar Sector of the city, which offers a busy hub of food, drink and entertainment, and houses a plethora of restaurants, bars and cafes including the Hard Rock Cafe. Shopping is an easy 11 minute walk to Grafton Street where there is an extensive selection of high street stores with the beautiful St Stephens Green completing the route.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • TV

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Dublin - Hop On and Off Bus Pass - 2 Day Pass

Our Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour allows you to experience all the history and culture of Dublin in one visit.
There are two routes on the tour, the Original route is 1 hour 45 minutes long with 26 stops conveniently located close to Dublin's most popular attractions. You can hop-off at any time to go visit attractions like Dublin Zoo, the Guinness Storehouse or The Book of Kells in Trinity College. Your guide will point out all the most famous landmarks and points of interest along the way, showing you where famous Dubliners like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (among others) lived and spent their time.
The second route is through Dublin's Docklands, and takes 45 minutes with 9 stops including The
Jeanie Johnston Famine Memorial ship, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre and The National Convention
Centre. You can also hop-off at Stop 7 to take a Dublin Bay Cruise. Buses start at 9am daily, and arrive at each stop every 10-15 minutes. You'll enjoy live commentary from our Failte Ireland trained drivers, all native Dubliners who will charm and entertain you.

Duration7 Hours
Day 2

Admission Ticket to Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Brewery in Dublin is Europe's largest stout producing brewery and home to the Guinness Storehouse. Opened in 1904, the Storehouse was an operational plant for fermenting and storing Guinness. Today it houses a very fine exhibition dedicated to the Guinness story. Visitors will discover what goes into the making a pint of Guinness - the ingredients, the brewing process, the time, the craft and the passion. The exhibition shows how the brew has been marketed and how it is today sold in over 150 countries. Once the tour has finished, the guest is invited to the Gravity Bar to enjoy their pint of Guinness. Regular demonstrations on the art of pulling a pint of Guinness also take place in the Storehouse. Launched on the fifth floor in 2011, "Five" at Guinness Storehouse, includes a small replica authentic Irish Bar, an 18th Century inspired Brewers Dining Hall, and a restaurant named Gilroy's where guests enjoy a Guinness gastronomical experience driven entirely by the Irish tradition of wholesome local produce. Menus include local foods such as Ardsallagh goat's cheese, Irish mussels from Carlingford and the Waterford Blaas bread supplied by MD Bakery in Waterford. This area will host from time to time live cooking demonstrations using Guinness in the recipe and it includes an interactive recipe sharing bank that allows visitors to take Guinness recipe cards home.

Duration7 Hours
Day 3

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 4

Taxi Dublin City Hotel to Dublin Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Edinburgh Airport to Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Jurys Inn Edinburgh

Jurys Inn is one of the most centrally positioned hotels in Edinburgh, located just off the famous Royal Mile on Jeffrey Street in the Old Town and surrounded by beautiful architecture. Our hotel in Edinburgh is less than a two-minute walk from Waverly Train Station and a 5-minute walk to Edinburgh Bus Station. Our prime city centre location also means that Jurys Inn guests are a short 15 minute walk from Holyrood Park, which is one of many Edinburgh gems that offers a "unique historic landscape" bursting with heritage and plenty of hills and 'crags' to explore.

Whether you're looking for hotels in Edinburgh for business at the International Conference Centre, or touring Edinburgh Castle and the sights of historic Scotland's capital, our Edinburgh hotel ensures all your destinations are within easy - and always interesting - walking distance.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Jurys Inn Edinburgh

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    Jurys Inn is one of the most centrally positioned hotels in Edinburgh, located just off the famous Royal Mile on Jeffrey Street in the Old Town and surrounded by beautiful architecture. Our hotel in Edinburgh is less than a two-minute walk from Waverly Train Station ...

    Jurys Inn is one of the most centrally positioned hotels in Edinburgh, located just off the famous Royal Mile on Jeffrey Street in the Old Town and surrounded by beautiful architecture. Our hotel in Edinburgh is less than a two-minute walk from Waverly Train Station and a 5-minute walk to Edinburgh Bus Station. Our prime city centre location also means that Jurys Inn guests are a short 15 minute walk from Holyrood Park, which is one of many Edinburgh gems that offers a "unique historic landscape" bursting with heritage and plenty of hills and 'crags' to explore.

    Whether you're looking for hotels in Edinburgh for business at the International Conference Centre, or touring Edinburgh Castle and the sights of historic Scotland's capital, our Edinburgh hotel ensures all your destinations are within easy - and always interesting - walking distance.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Coffee Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Hairdryers
    • Handicap accessible rooms
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Meeting Facilities and Planners
    • Public Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service Limited Hours

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Day 5

Edinburgh Hop On and Off Bus Tour

Join us on an hour long 7-language tour introducing the best sights in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a wonderful city - from sights to shopping and culture to City Sightseeing! Buy your 24 hour ticket and then you can enjoy the freedom to "hop on and hop off" until the same time the following day. The Edinburgh Tour will operate the following route: Waverley Bridge, Princes Street, Lothian Road, Bread Street, West Port, Grassmarket, Victoria Street, George IV Bridge, Chambers Street, South Bridge, High Street, Canongate, Horse Wynd, Queens Drive, Holyrood Gait, Our Dynamic Earth turning circle, Holyrood Gait, Queens Drive, Horse Wynd, Abbeyhill, Abbeymount, Regent Road, Waterloo Place, Princes Street, South St David Street, George Street, Hanover Street, Queen Street Gardens East, Heriot Row, Queen Street Gardens West, Frederick Street, George Street, Hanover Street, The Mound, Market Street, Waverley Bridge. Join the tour at Waverley Bridge, Lothian Road, Grassmarket, Royal Mile, Princes Street, or Princes Mall.

Duration1 Hour

Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket

This ticket allows you entrance to Edinburgh Castle.

Duration2 Hours
Day 6

Edinburgh Hotel to Airport

Duration1 Hour

London Heathrow to London Central Hotel Zone 1

Duration1 Hour

Bedford Hotel

At the Bedford Hotel, peace and quiet is the priority. With the elegant bustle of Bloomsbury on every side, that might sound like an impossible task. Covent Garden and the West End are just a short walk away, and the British Museum is on our doorstep. But at the Bedford, they promise a good night's sleep too. Many of the rooms overlook our picturesque private garden. The Bedford is small and intimate, offering a warm welcome with a personal touch. And it's a great place to relax with company too, with a charming guest lounge and laid back cafe occupying the ground floor. Meanwhile, the Bedford Garden restaurant serves home-made British specialties, with a modern twist.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Bedford Hotel

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    At the Bedford Hotel, peace and quiet is the priority. With the elegant bustle of Bloomsbury on every side, that might sound like an impossible task. Covent Garden and the West End are just a short walk away, and the British Museum is on our ...

    At the Bedford Hotel, peace and quiet is the priority. With the elegant bustle of Bloomsbury on every side, that might sound like an impossible task. Covent Garden and the West End are just a short walk away, and the British Museum is on our doorstep. But at the Bedford, they promise a good night's sleep too. Many of the rooms overlook our picturesque private garden. The Bedford is small and intimate, offering a warm welcome with a personal touch. And it's a great place to relax with company too, with a charming guest lounge and laid back cafe occupying the ground floor. Meanwhile, the Bedford Garden restaurant serves home-made British specialties, with a modern twist.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Lift/elevator
    • Lounge
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Restaurant

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Day 7

The Original London Sightseeing Tour (Hop On and Hop Off)

The Original London Sightseeing Tour provides more than just a great way to travel around London. Founded in 1951 it has now become established as the essential introduction to London. It is the only sightseeing tour to offer you total choice and flexibility. The Hop-on Hop-off service allows you to board any of our tour routes at over 80 different stops with a commentary in English or a wide choice of other languages. The Kids' Club provides an educational but fun alternative for 5-12 year olds. The services are frequent and reliable with tours running daily, every 15-20 minutes. The Original Tour allows you to experience all the magical sights and sounds of London in a comfortable and secure environment. Sit back, relax and take in the sights, sounds and iconic views of the city, both ancient and modern. The fantastic value 24-hour ticket offers a truly comprehensive London sightseeing experience: on foot, by boat and on board a marvellous fleet of London’s famous red buses.

Duration3 Hours

The Coca-Cola London Eye (Fast Track Entry)

Enjoy the benefits of getting your tickets just 15 minutes before your experience and bypassing the majority of the queue. At 135m, Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. It has already won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. The observation wheel turns slow enough for people to embark while it is moving. A complete turn takes about thirty minutes. Thanks to the construction of the glass capsules on the outer side of the rim, you will have a great 360 degree view over London. Many famous landmarks are clearly visible, including Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. On a clear day you can see as far as forty kilometers (25 miles). Make sure you get your tickets in advance, lines can be very long, both the lines for embarking and for ticket purchases. It's less crowded at night when the views are even more spectacular.

Duration30 Minutes
Day 8

Harry Potter Walking Tour

The Harry Potter books and film series have enthralled and captivated the world - now you can follow in the footsteps of the world's most famous wizard and take a magical journey throughout London with this Harry Potter themed walking tour. Your expert guide will take you on a spellbinding tour of the city to show you the exact locations where Harry filmed key scenes of this epic tale. Starting at Westminster, you'll make your way to the Ministry of Magic; find the entrance to the 'Leaky Cauldron' before taking a walk down the real 'Diagon Alley', then stand in the very spot where the Death Eaters destroyed the famous Millennium Bridge. You'll not only see the locations where the films were shot, you'll discover the magic behind locations such as Cecil and Goodwin Courts, and how these enchanting locations provided the inspiration for this wizarding adventure to unfold. Your tour will conclude at Platform 9 3/4- where you can try and make your own way to Hogwarts!

Duration2 Hours
Day 9

London Central Hotel Zone 1 to London Heathrow

Duration1 Hour

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Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 8 Night's accommodation
  • Hop on Hop off tour plus 1 attraction entry ticket (mentioned in itinerary)
  • Private transfers to/from airport or rail station
  • Guided tours as indicated in the itinerary
  • Breakfast as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Intercity rail/ plane/ car or transfers
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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