- Discover Westminster Abbey and Big Ben in downtown London
- Enjoy afternoon tea at a luxury London hotel
- Walk the Royal Mile in charming Edinburgh
- Sip single malts and unique blends on a whiskey-tasting experience in Dublin
|Day 1||Arrive in London||London|
|Day 2||Explore London||London|
|Day 3||Afternoon Tea Experience||London|
|Day 4||Train to Edinburgh||Edinburgh|
|Day 5||Explore Edinburgh||Edinburgh|
|Day 6||Edinburgh Castle & Evening Ghost-Walk Tour||Edinburgh|
|Day 7||Flight to Dublin||Dublin|
|Day 8||Explore Dublin||Dublin|
|Day 9||Whiskey Tasting||Dublin|
Day 1: Arrive in London
Welcome to London! England's capital is the perfect place to start your vacation in the UK. Meet your private transfer at the airport and drive to your accommodation in central London.
Day 2: Explore London
Today, you will fully immerse yourself in London, stopping to visit a number of popular attractions on a private driving tour. As a part of this luxury experience, you will see Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and London Bridge.
Day 3: Afternoon Tea Experience
Today you will have the opportunity to experience British culture with afternoon tea. Treat yourself to traditional cucumber sandwiches, Victoria sponge cakes, and Earl Grey tea, in the beautiful setting of an elegant central London hotel.
Day 4: Train to Edinburgh
Board the high-speed train today to the charming city of Edinburgh in Scotland. Take in the pretty views of the English countryside as you work your way north to Scotland. Upon arrival in Edinburgh, check into your hotel before venturing out to familiarize yourself with this historic city.
Day 5: Explore Edinburgh
This morning you will meet your guide at your hotel for a driving tour of the main attractions, starting at the top of the Royal Mile. Here, you will explore Old Town and see the 17th-century high-tenement house, Gladstones Land, St. Giles Church, the Mercat Cross, John Knox House, and the Kirk (Church) of the Canongate, all while your guide entertains you with fascinating facts and anecdotes. Finally, you will arrive at the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace, before enjoying panoramic vistas from a vantage point on Arthur’s Seat.
The driving tour ends with a visit to New Town, featuring sublime examples of Georgian architecture, including the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Day 6: Edinburgh Castle & Evening Ghost-Walk Tour
This morning you will visit Edinburgh Castle. This historic fortress dominates the Edinburgh cityscape and is thought to date back to the 2nd century. It was once a royal residence, and on your private tour, you will be able to learn more about the secrets of this evocative castle with an expert guide.
In the evening, your journey into Edinburgh’s past continues with a ghost walk tour that takes you beneath the city streets. With your guide, walk through Old Town, learning about the history of the tortured souls that are thought to haunt the city streets. By candlelight, you will explore the underground network of vaults or chambers that lie underneath the arches of Edinburgh’s South Bridge.
Day 7: Flight to Dublin
Meet your driver and head to the airport for your short flight to Ireland's capital, Dublin. Transfer to your hotel and after checking in, take the rest of the day to explore your surroundings.
Day 8: Explore Dublin
Today you will join a private walking tour to visit Dublin's top attractions, including City Hall, Trinity College, the 18th-century St. Mary's Church, Dublin Castle, and the former House of Parliament. Stroll along the south bank of the River Liffey to explore Dublin's 'cultural quarter' also known as the Temple Bar District—a great neighborhood to pick out a restaurant. From there, walk along O'Connell Street, Dublin's main thoroughfare to take in some of its 18th-century character.
Day 9: Whiskey Tasting
Today you will join a small group for a whiskey-tasting experience at a top Dublin distillery. Savor silky single malts, as well as unique and rare blends, and also learn the secrets of the perfect Irish whiskey.
Day 10: Depart
Enjoy one final taste of luxury with a private transfer from your hotel to the airport for your onward journey home.
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