London, England
London, England
Dublin, Ireland
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Overview

Are the British Isles on your travel radar? Take advantage of the customizable private program, covering the best of England, Scotland, and Ireland and includes stays at central hotels, offers only easy connections, and top-notch guided sightseeing. Enjoy fun activities such as whiskey tasting and a traditional Irish dance performance, travel to the mysterious Scottish Loch Ness as well as the royal Windsor Castle.
 

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.89 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4 or 5-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    10 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport-hotel transfers
    3 train rides
    1 flight
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 3 guided city tours
    4 day trips outside the cities
    Irish Dance Night
  • MEALS
  • 10 breakfasts
    1 dinner
    1 whiskey tasting in Jameson Distillery

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to London

Welcome to the incredible capital of the United Kingdom - London! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and takes you to your hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

Day 2
Royal London

Following breakfast in your hotel, you start a full day guided walking tour around the iconic landmarks of London. For your comfort we have booked a day-pass for London tube, so you can experience a famous London transportation system and save time on traffic.

Together with your professional guide, you begin the sightseeing with a visit to the legendary Tower of London. Your tour continues to the must-see of the city: the 700-year-old Westminster Abbey, which you explore from the outside and the inside. You also see one of London's most famous landmarks - the Houses of Parliament's clock tower Big Ben, officially known as Elizabeth Tower and many other tourists attractions.

After the tour, you return back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore London.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Day Trip to Windsor

After breakfast, you take advantage of your public transport day pass to arrive at the station. Then you board a quick train running to Windsor.

Upon arrival, your private guide takes you to the picturesque Windsor Castle, which has been the family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years.

The size of the Castle (5 hectares/13 acres) is breathtaking. In fact, it is the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world and it's where Her Majesty the Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends. During your tour, the guide shows you around the castle and shares all exciting stories it holds!

Today you also visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, take a tour of St. George's Chapel, admire the changing of the guards and much more. Your tour ends with a walk along the amazing parks.

After the tour, you have a return train ride to London.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Day Trip to Oxford & Cotswold Villages

After breakfast, you take advantage of your public transport day pass to travel to the meeting point. Today you have the chance to dive into the atmosphere of good old England and join an amazing small group tour to Oxford and Cotswold villages.

Upon arrival, you meet your guide-driver and head northwest out of London, through the fascinating countryside, to reach the legendary university town of Oxford. There you explore the precincts of many colleges, take in the stunning spire-studded skyline of Oxford University or visit the Ashmolean Museum.

The second part of the day is dedicated to the exploration of the charming villages of the Cotswolds. You discover Bampton, famous for the marvelous church of St. Mary, where many iconic scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed. You also travel to the tiny market village of Burford and fascinating Bibury where you stroll along the fairytale-like Arlington Row. After taking in the hospitality of the English countryside, you get back to London.

  • Please note: alternatively you can go on a small group tour to Bath, Avebury & Lacock Village. Contact your travel specialist for the details.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Train to Edinburgh

Following breakfast, you check out and have a transfer to the station. Take a train to Edinburgh and in about 4 hours you arrive at the destination.

Upon arrival walk to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh

Following breakfast, you meet with a guide in a lobby for a start of a tour of the capital of Scotland, unsurpassed Edinburgh. Together you start the tour from the historic Old Town or the Royal Mile, running through the heart of the city and packed with lots of amazing must-visits.

During the walking tour, you take an inside visit to the Edinburgh Castle to immerse into the history of this famous fortification that was once the residence of Scottish monarchs, and admire great panoramic views over Edinburgh. Within 4 hours with a private guide, you get the best introduction to the city.

After the tour you return to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Day Trip to Loch Ness and Highlands

Following early breakfast, meet your guide for the small group tour heading to Loch Ness. Today you enjoy a scenic group tour and discover the breathtaking northern part of Scotland.

First, you pass the UNESCO listed Forth Railway Bridge considered as the symbol of Scotland, proceeding to the small Highland town of Pitlochry, a vibrant hub set on the banks of the River Tummel.

Then you continue your journey to the spectacular and unique Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park in Scotland with stunning mountains and hills, after which you arrive at the legendary Loch Ness. Shrouded in myths, the alleged home of the famous Loch Ness monster simply allures adventure lovers from all over the world. Here you can either discover the Urquhart Castle* or join a short cruise around the lake.

On the return journey, you make your way through the Great Glen towards the Commando Memorial, dedicated to the remembrance of the Royal Marine Commandos who trained here during WWII. There you have a quick stop for taking some photos of the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis. Then travel to Glen Coe and make a final stop at the town of Stirling, a former royal citadel.

Once the tour is finished you have a transfer back to Edinburgh.

  • Note: tickets to Loch Ness Cruise and the Urquhart Castle are available for purchase on the spot. The meeting place is in the city center at the Royal Mile.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Flight to Dublin & Irish Dance Night

In the morning you check out, and your private driver transfers you to the airport for a short flight to Dublin.

Welcome to the fabulous capital of Ireland! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for the check-in.

In the evening we invite you to enjoy a show of traditional Irish music, dance, and dinner for which Ireland is famous worldwide. The cast of dancers from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance will provide you with the flavor of different styles of Irish dance. Transfers for the show are not included, you may take a taxi or walk to the Belvedere.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 9
Dublin City Tour & Jameson Distillery Whiskey Tasting

After breakfast this morning, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and carry on to a walking city tour of Dublin.

During the sightseeing tour, you see many of Dublin's icons while being guided to some hidden and wonderful spots that visitors most often miss. You see Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the famous Ha’penny Bridge, the Georgian doors of Dublin and Trinity College Library where you explore the famous Book of Kells.

You have a guided group tour of the original Jameson Distillery on Bow St. where it all began in 1780. The former factory founded by John Jameson where Jameson Irish Whiskey was distilled until 1971 now stands as a monument to Irish Whiskey. Here you explore the history and heritage and enjoy a comparative whiskey tasting.

The rest of the day free so you can continue exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room. As an option, you may take the famous Luas - a modern local tram.

Breakfast and whiskey tasting included.

Day 10
Day Trip to Newgrange Boyne Valley

In the morning you walk to the meeting point, located within walking distance from your hotel, meet your group and embark on a small group tour to Newgrange Boyne Valley, a true must-visit of any Irish journey.

During the tour, you enter the ancient 5200-year Passage Tomb at Newgrange, and Newgrange visitor center, enjoy a guided tour at Monasterboice, the remains of an early Christian settlement and a guided walking tour at Hill of Slane, a prehistoric monument associated with Saint Patrick. Entrance and guided tour at the archeological complex Hill of Tara, an ancient Celtic ritual site, are also included.

After the tour you drive back to the Dublin city center.

  • Please, note: the tour is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Alternatively, you can go on a small group tour to Giant's Causeway at an extra charge. Contact your travel specialist for the details.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11
Departure from Dublin

This is the last day of your amazing adventure! In the morning you check out and have a transfer to the airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Included

10 nights in centrally-located 4 or 5-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
10 nights in centrally-located 4 or 5-star hotels

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's included
  • Accommodation at remarkable 4-star or 5-star hotels in London, Edinburgh & Dublin;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in London, Windsor, Edinburgh & Dublin;
  • Small group tours to Oxford & Cotswold Villages from London, Loch Ness & Highlands from Edinburgh, and Newgrange from Dublin;
  • Group tour of Jameson Distillery with tasting;
  • Entrance tickets to Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, Christ Church, Edinburgh Castle, the Book of Kells Exhibition;
  • 3-day London Travelcard (public transportation pass);
  • Belvedere Irish Night with dinner;
  • Regular class train tickets: London - Windsor - London, London - Edinburgh;
  • Economy class flight: Edinburgh - Dublin
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Tour highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Guided sightseeing tours of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin;
  • Discovering the royal Windsor Castle;
  • Enjoying the town of Oxford & the authentic Cotswold Villages;
  • Trip to the famous Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands;
  • A show of traditional Irish music, dance, and dinner;
  • A visit to the Jameson Distillery with whiskey tasting;
  • Exploring the Newgrange Boyne Valley.
What to Know
  • The currency used by default in the UK is British Pound, also known as Pound Sterling, in Ireland there are Euros. To be on the safe side, make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Many of the tours will require a lot of walking, make sure to pack comfortable shoes
  • It rains a lot in the UK throughout the year, so it is worth bringing a water-resistant jacket and an umbrella

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers, 4 star (price per person)
$4,499
Deposit $900
Friends trip: 4+ travelers, 5 star (price per person)
$6,999
Deposit $1,400
Two travelers: double occupancy, 4 star (price per person)
$4,849
Deposit $970
Two travelers: double occupancy, 5 star (price per person)
$7,399
Deposit $1,480
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers, 4 star (price per person)
$4,499
Deposit $900
Friends trip: 4+ travelers, 5 star (price per person)
$6,999
Deposit $1,400
Two travelers: double occupancy, 4 star (price per person)
$4,849
Deposit $970
Two travelers: double occupancy, 5 star (price per person)
$7,399
Deposit $1,480

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Highlights of our Northern Europe Capitals

The trip was very enjoyable and we had a good time. The weather didn’t really warm up until the end but it didn’t prevent us from doing what we wanted or make the day trips less enjoyable. Below is a brief summary of some of our observations from the trip that you might find helpful: 1. All drivers to and from the ...

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Great Southern English Adventure June, 2017

We had a wonderful trip! The hotels were lovely and located in just the right areas, the guide was informative and accommodating, and everyone had a great time. Thank you for arranging a beautiful tour!

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October 16, 2016

Highlights of our Northern Europe Capitals

The trip was very enjoyable and we had a good time. The weather didn’t really warm up until the end but it didn’t ...

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Richard Skaggs

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October 16, 2016

Great Southern English Adventure June, 2017

We had a wonderful trip! The hotels were lovely and located in just the right areas, the guide was informative and ...

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Maggie Dylann

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October 16, 2016

We had a top-notch tour to the UK. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say!

We had a top-notch tour to the UK in June 2016. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say! The Treasures of ...

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