Featuring the United Kingdom's London and Edinburgh as well as the Republic of Ireland's Dublin, this 10-day luxury tour offers the perfect mix of history, culture, and rugged country scenery. You'll experience a broad range of tours covering the history, architecture, and ancient and current traditions at the hands of knowledgeable private guides, with free time to go at your own pace.

Highlights

  • 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

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
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 10 Depart  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in London

London, UK
London cityscape

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

Big Ben, House of Parliament, London, UK
Tour Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament 

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

Afternoon tea, London, UK
Feel like a Brit and enjoy a spot of afternoon tea

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

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Explore the shops and taverns along the Royal Mile

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

Salisbury crags over Edinburgh, Scotland. Church Canongate Kirk with graveyard
Canongate Church and graveyard with the cliffs of the Salisbury Crags in the background

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

Edinburgh
Tour the chambers beneath Edinburgh's South Bridge

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

Ireland - Dublin - Famous Ha'penny Bridge
Stroll over the Liffey River on the famous Ha'penny Bridge

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

Ireland - Dublin - Dublin's Castle
Admire the Upper Yard of the Dublin Castle complex

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

Irish whiskey
Irish whiskey

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

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Explore Temple Bar

Enjoy one final taste of luxury with a private transfer from your hotel to the airport for your onward journey home. 

Map

Map of Luxury London, Edinburgh and Dublin Tour - 10 Days
Map of Luxury London, Edinburgh and Dublin Tour - 10 Days