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Dublin, Edinburgh & London

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Leave these three cities feeling like an insider.

Some cities just beg to be explored. Dublin, Edinburgh, and London certainly make that list. After a local gives you the lowdown in each capital, leading you through landmarks and hidden hotspots, you’ll be free to explore. Whether you spend your time riding double-decker buses, staking out museums, or simply sitting back in pubs is entirely up to you.

Your tour package includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 3 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides

Included highlights

  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Temple Bar district
  • Edinburgh’s Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Trafalgar Square

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Day-by-day itinerary

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Board your overnight flight to Dublin today.

Welcome to Ireland! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Take a comprehensive tour of Ireland’s capital city with a local expert leading the way.

  • Stop in Phoenix Park, site of the presidential residence, and pass by the Guinness Brewery.
  • Step inside the soaring St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church.
  • Pass St Stephen’s Green and admire the Georgian architecture of Merrion Square as you go.
  • See Trinity College and walk past the entrance of Grafton Street to the Molly Malone statue and the Temple Bar district.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Dublin or add an excursion.

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Glendalough

From $55 per person

Fly to Edinburgh, Scotland this morning. Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Get to know Edinburgh in all its medieval beauty on a tour led by a local expert.

  • View the elegant Georgian New Town and the Royal Mile, two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Pass the Sir Walter Scott monument.
  • Enter Edinburgh Castle to view the Scottish crown jewels and Stone of Scone.

Spend a free afternoon in Edinburgh or add an excursion.

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Palace of Holyroodhouse & Afternoon Tea

From $135 per person

Journey by train to London, England, passing the lochs and hills of Scotland and the English countryside.

Please note: Porterage is not included for the train transfers. Travelers must be comfortable lifting and carrying all luggage over steps, onto platforms, and into luggage storage.  

View the regal landmarks of England’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • Pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill.
  • See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations, weddings, and funerals.
  • View icons like Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London.
  • Stop by Buckingham Palace, where you may catch the Changing of the Guard.

Enjoy a free afternoon in London or add an excursion.

Tonight, celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner.

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Windsor Castle

From $125 per person

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to continue exploring London.

Spend a free day in London or add excursions.

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Tower of London

From $109 per person

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London Eye & Pub Dinner

From $149 per person

Enjoy a free day in London or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

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Stonehenge & Oxford

From $145 per person

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Hotels, flights & FAQ

The Croke Park Hotel

This luxury hotel is located in the Croke Park neighborhood of Dublin. Guests enjoy the on-site restaurant, fitness center, and spacious rooms. Nearby...

Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket

This modern hotel is located in Edinburgh’s West End. Guests enjoy the fitness center, a bar, and stylish rooms. Nearby, you’ll find Edinburgh Castle,...

Holiday Inn London - Regent's Park

This modern hotel is located in London's Westminster Borough. Guests enjoy the restaurant, lounge, and convenient location. Nearby you'll find Regent'...

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  • This tour visits Ireland and the United Kingdom. In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
  • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code ESI.
  • You will walk for at least 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including cobblestone streets and paved roads, with few hills or stairs.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of trains.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Dublin and depart from London. A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
  • A flight from Dublin to Edinburgh and a train ride from Edinburgh to London are included in the price of your tour.
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
  • Please note that our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one personal item per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • Contact your airline(s) for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights, which may include on-tour flights in addition to your round-trip flights to and from tour. Please note that your included on-tour flights may have more restrictive baggage limits.
  • Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage or exceed baggage size and weight restrictions. Be advised that you are responsible for any baggage fees incurred on all flights.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
  • Porterage is not included for the train transfers. Travelers must be comfortable lifting and carrying all luggage over steps, onto platforms, and into luggage storage. The storage space on the train is extremely limited, so we recommended traveling with only one suitcase per person (and a personal item, such as a backpack or purse).
  • We recommend lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov .
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
  • Irish pubs serve up hearty lunches, such as the traditional stew of bacon and boiled cabbage. Soda bread is delicious, very filling, and served with many meals. Nibble a scone at afternoon tea, with a pat of high-quality butter from County Kerry. Guinness stout is an international sensation, but locals might favor Murphy's, depending on where you are.
  • Dublin has seen something of a culinary revolution, and the city now boasts an impressive array of new restaurants offering exciting cuisine with continental Europe, Asian, and even American influences.
  • Scottish cuisine relies on readily available ingredients like game, dairy, and fish, with little use of exotic spices. Pickled kippers and smoked salmon are popular, as well as hearty dishes like Scotch broth (stew of meat and root vegetables) and haggis (a savory pudding of sheep innards). Scotch whisky is a legendary local spirit, and Scottish ales are world-famous.
  • For traditional English fare at a reasonable price, try a pub meal of fish and chips or bangers and mash. Stilton cheese, steak and kidney pie, and Cumberland sausages are also worth a try.
  • Modern-day London boasts an array of diverse international restaurants. Popular options for the adventurous palate include Indian, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, Greek, and West African cuisine.Sip afternoon tea with delicious finger sandwiches and scones at Harrods for the ultimate in English tradition.
  • Ireland and the United Kingdom operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use a Type G plug with three large, flat pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
  • Hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances, but these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
  • Ireland and the United Kingdom are on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 5pm on tour.
  • You will use the euro in Ireland and the Pound sterling in the United Kingdom.
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, but you may choose to order some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10USD to $12USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.

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10-Day Luxury London, Edinburgh and Dublin

10-Day Luxury London, Edinburgh and Dublin

Trip Overview

Customise this trip for a perfect match, welcome to the capital of england.

Welcome to the Capital of England!

With its nightlife, culture, history, and world-class dining scene, London is the perfect place to kick off your U.K. holiday. You'll arrive in style with a private transfer from the airport to your hotel in central London. Likely you'll be a bit jet-lagged from your flight, but the perfect remedy for that is to get out and explore! Hit the streets on a double-decker bus, in a black cab, or even on foot.

Accommodation

Hard Rock Hotel London ★ 4 star

London Optional Activity

Transportations

Private Driver from Heathrow Airport to Hard Rock Hotel London

Greater London

Discover London's Royal Legacy

Discover London's Royal Legacy

After breakfast, you'll visit some of London's most famous palaces, castles, and cathedrals on a luxury driving tour of the city. This, of course, includes a stop at Buckingham Palace as well as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981. This guided tour is the most personalised way to see the royal and religious landmarks that have been an integral part of Britain's heritage from antiquity through to present day.

Discover London's Royal Legacy Tour

Buckingham Palace Optional Activity

Westminster Abbey

St. Paul's Cathedral

Afternoon Tea in London

Afternoon Tea in London

There are few tastier ways to partake in traditional English culture than by sitting down to a spot of tea. You should do like the locals and enjoy yours in style, which is why today your guide will whisk you off to central London to a posh hotel. As part of the experience, this afternoon tea service will include traditional cucumber sandwiches, Victoria sponge cakes, and Earl Grey tea. This is a refined way to spend an afternoon, which is why you should relish the experience.

Afternoon Tea at The Library

Travel to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh

After breakfast, your luxury travel experience continues as you head north into Scotland and its incomparable capital of Edinburgh. You'll travel by rail and have ample opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the English countryside as it passes outside your window. Once you arrive you'll be struck by the city's palpable history, which is evident in its architecture and on its streets.

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel ★ 4 star

Edinburgh New Town Optional Activity

Train from Kings Cross Station to Edinburgh Park

Private Driver from Edinburgh Park to Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Guided Tour of Edinburgh's Top Attractions

Guided Tour of Edinburgh's Top Attractions

Today in Edinburgh, you'll be treated to a driving tour of the main attractions. As a part of this experience, a friendly driver-guide in a luxury vehicle will whisk you away. Over the course of the day, you will see Gladstones Land, the Royal Mile, St Giles Church, and more, all while your guide entertains you with fascinating facts and anecdotes. Finally, after the Scottish Parliament Buildings, you'll enjoy the views from Arthur’s Seat before completing your tour in New Town.

Arthur's Seat

Discover Edinburgh Castle and The City's Eerie Secrets on a Ghost Walk

Discover Edinburgh Castle and The City's Eerie Secrets on a Ghost Walk

Today, you'll be visiting the most iconic attraction in Edinburgh: the historic castle. It's a dominating fortress located atop Castle Rock, a basalt cliff formed by a volcanic eruption over 340 million years ago. This fortress was the seat of royalty since its construction in the 12th century, and it frequently changed hands between Scottish and British monarchs. In the evening, your journey into Edinburgh’s past continues with a night-time ghost walk that takes you beneath the city streets.

Discover Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Ghost Walk

Travel to Dublin

Travel to Dublin

Next, you're off to the beating heart of Ireland: Dublin. As a part of the luxury travel service, you will fly to Ireland's capital. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day and evening is yours to enjoy as you see fit. You can head to Dublin's cultural quarter for a pub crawl. As you wander around the River Liffey, visiting historic pubs, you'll enjoy typical Irish merrymaking in the form of traditional live music and convivial conversation over pints of frothy Guinness.

Brooks Hotel ★ 4 star

Private Driver from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport

Plane from Edinburgh Airport to Dublin Airport

Private Driver from Dublin Airport to Brooks Hotel

Tour the Streets of Dublin

Tour the Streets of Dublin

Today, you'll head out and enjoy Dublin's famous sights on a private tour tailored to your interests. Your expert guide will point out the top historic landmarks such as City Hall, Trinity College, the 18th-century St. Mary's Church, Dublin Castle, and the former House of Parliament. You'll also visit some of the liveliest areas around town, including the Temple Bar District and the Italian Quarter, and stretch your legs with a walk along the scenic Liffey River and bustling O’Connell Street.

Trinity College

Sample Irish Whiskeys at Jameson Distillery

Sample Irish Whiskeys at Jameson Distillery

Ireland is justifiably famous for its high-quality whiskeys. Few are more popular around the world than Jameson, which was first introduced in Dublin way back in the year 1780. Today, you'll visit the Jameson Distillery on Bow Street to enjoy a 40-minute tasting tour of various blended whiskeys. Not only that, but you'll learn all about the complex distillation process that the distillery has been using for over two centuries to produce this iconic Irish product.

Jameson Distillery

Farewell Ireland!

Farewell Ireland!

Today, your grand vacation comes to an end today. In the morning, you'll enjoy a private transfer from your hotel to the airport where you'll catch your flight home!

Private Driver from Dublin to Dublin Airport

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London-Edinburgh-Dublin

Day 1: Arrive in London Day 2: Half Day Tour of London with St Paul's Cathedral and Guard Change Day 3: Free Day in London Day 4: London to Edinburgh by Flight Day 5: City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop On-Hop Off (60 Minutes) Day 6: Free Day in Edinburgh Day 7: Edinburgh to Dublin by Flight Day 8: City Sightseeing Dublin Hop On-Hop-Off Day 9: Free Day in Dublin Day 10: Departure

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Arrive in london.

Arrive London, meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in London. * We will provide the transfer according to your flight details.

Half Day Tour of London with St Paul's Cathedral and Guard Change

Comprehensive Panoramic Tour Enjoy a whistle stop tour of London's famous monuments and marvel at the history of London's modern masterpieces from the comfort of your seat. Have your cameras ready for the spectacular Westminster Abbey and many other landmarks. St. Paul's Cathedral Towering high over the City of London, magnificent St Paul's Cathedral is widely considered to be Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece. Enter the Quire and marvel at the beautiful mosaics inside. (On Sundays due to church services, there is no guiding inside the cathedral). Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard As iconic an image of London as red telephone boxes and double-decker buses, the Changing of the Guard is a not-to-be-missed royal feast of bearskin hats and red tunics. (We will visit Horseguards Parade when the ceremony is not available.) We will visit Horseguards Parade when the ceremony is not available. This tour will finish at approximately 11:30am outside Buckingham Palace. Free afternoon at leisure. Overnight in London.

Free Day in London

All day free to discover and enjoy the city. Overnight in London.

London to Edinburgh by Flight

Transfer to airport and take the flight to Edinburgh (Scotland). Arrive Edinburgh and transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Edinburgh.

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop On-Hop Off (60 Minutes)

Explore the capital of Scotland as you discover the beautiful and historical city of Edinburgh at your own leisure on a City Sightseeing bus tour. Highlights - Unlimited Hop-on, Hop-off access - 360° panoramic views from the top-deck - Audio guide available in 10 languages If you are looking to see the sights of Scotland´s capital, choose this hop on - hop off tour which gives you complete flexibility to get on and off as many times as you want, providing you the opportunity to explore both historic and modern Edinburgh at your own pace! Take advantage of the 360-degree panoramic views from the top deck of our double-decker buses as you explore everything this great city has to offer. City Sightseeing can connect you to all points of the city throughout your stay. Hop on or off at our 14 stops, conveniently located around the city to help maximise your visit. Among the many stops, you'll be able to observe the rich cultural and historical heritage of this Scottish capital. Hop off at Princes Street to discover the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Castle, or the Scottish Parliament. Explore Edinburgh's Old Town, where people lived in cramped conditions, to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets flanked by modern squares at either end. Hop back on the bus and head to the Royal Mile. Lined with colourful stone facades, this street joins the stately Palace of Holyroodhouse with the mighty Edinburgh Castle, perched high overhead on a vivid green cliff. There is so much to do and see in Edinburgh, and with City Sightseeing you'll have just a brief wait for the next bus, before you can journey on to your next destination. Nothing could be more convenient. The tour includes an audio headphone system in 10 different languages, plus the special 'Horrible Histories' Commentary for the kids, you'll always be well informed on your City Sightseeing excursion through Edinburgh. Point of interest: 1. Waverley Bridge 2. Lothian Road 3. Grassmarket 4. Lauriston Place 5. Johnston Terrace 6. Lawnmarket 7. Chambers Street 8. John Knox House 9. Canongate 10. Holyrood 11. Dynamic Earth 12. Regent Road 13. Hanover Street 14. Market Street Voucher type: Printed (Bring the voucher to enjoy the activity) Starting point: Waverley Bridge. You can join the tour at any of the bus stops. End point: Same as starting point After the tour, free time at leisure. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Free Day in Edinburgh

All day free to discover and enjoy the city. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh to Dublin by Flight

Transfer to airport and take the flight to Dublin (Ireland). Arrive Dublin and transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Dublin.

City Sightseeing Dublin Hop On-Hop-Off

Save yourself time and money by booking your City Sightseeing ticket: get ready to make the most of the capital of Ireland! Highlights - Audio guide available in 7 languages - More than 30 perfectly placed stops - Comes with a whole bunch of special offers in and around Dublin - Make the most of your time in Dublin Venture around the most visited places in Dublin and get the best view aboard an open top double-decker bus. City Sightseeing is by far the best way to see all that Dublin has to serve up! As well as that, we shall take you from place to place whilst telling you absolutely everything you need to know along the way! With more than 30 perfectly placed stops around the city, you can hop on and off as much as you like during 24 or 48 hours - depending on your ticket type. You can jump off to see some of the main attractions like The National Gallery of Ireland or The National Museums - History and Archaeology. Get off in the Old town to explore Trinity College or stand in awe as you gawp at the beauty of The Christ Church Cathedral. Experience a living history exhibition at Dublinia where modern and medieval Dublin have been fabulously fused together so that you can step back in time; at just a stone’s throw away from The Cathedral - you’re sure to find it easily. It would be practically be considered a crime to go to Dublin without visiting The Guinness Storehouse; however, if Whisky is more up your street, you should head over to The Old Jameson Distillery. With City Sightseeing you can make your plans and put your mind at rest as you are guaranteed to leave no stone unturned in Dublin. On top of all of that, the City Sightseeing Dublin ticket includes the following special treats: * 2 kids go for free with every adult ticket. * 2 for 1 meal deals and drink specials. * A free glass of beer at Brannigan's Bar. * A free glass of Guinness in Nancy Hands - a traditional Irish pub. * A free walking tour (summer only). * Unlimited stops and top-notch views in Dublin. Walking Tour Bring everything back to life and step back in time as you discover a Dublin that's been swept under the rug. Setting off from Dublin Visitor Centre. Your guide will talk you through everything as you roam around the area where the Easter Rising went on. Blue Route: 1. Abbey Street Blue Route: 2. Leinster Street Blue Route: 3. National Gallery of Ireland Blue Route: 4. Pearse Street Blue Route: 5. Trinity College College Green, Dublin 2, Irlanda Blue Route: 6. Dame Street Blue Route: 7. Temple Bar Blue Route: 8. Dublin Castle Blue Route: 9. Christ Church Cathedral Blue Route: 10. St. Patrick's Cathedral Blue Route: 11. High Street Blue Route: 12. Guinness Storehouse Blue Route: 13. Heuston Station Blue Route: 14. National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History Blue Route: 15. St. Michan’s Crypt Blue Route: 16. Smithfield Blue Route: 17. Constitution Hill Blue Route: 18. Brian Boru Pub Blue Route: 19. Glasnevin Cementery Blue Route: 20. Croke Park *** Red Route: 1. 118 Grafton Street Dublin Visitor Centre Red Route: 2. Nassau street Red Route: 3. Leinster Street Red Route: 4. National Gallery of Ireland Red Route: 5. National Gallery of Ireland Red Route: 6. Trinity college College Green, Dublin 2, Irlanda Red Route: 7. Dame Street Red Route: 8. Temple Bar Red Route: 9. Dublin Castle Red Route: 10. Christ Church Cathedral Red Route: 11. St. Patrick's Cathedral Red Route: 12. High Street Red Route: 13. Guinness Storehouse Red Route: 14. Royal Hospital Kilmainham Red Route: 15. Heuston Station Red Route: 16. Dublin Zoo Red Route: 17. National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History Red Route: 18. St. Michan’s Crypt Red Route: 19. Bachelor's Walk Red Route: 20. Parnell Square Writers Museum Schedules: Red route: From 9am to 5pm. Blue route: From 9:30am to 2:30pm. Walking Tour: At 10.30am and 1.30pm (only in summer). Duration: Red route: 100 minutes. Blue route: 150 minutes. Walking Tour: 2 hours. Frequency Red Route: Every 10-15 minutes. Blue Route: Every 20 minutes. Languages: Commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Irish. Voucher type: Printed (Bring the voucher to enjoy the activity) Starting point: 118 Grafton Street Dublin Visitor Centre - Dublin - IE City Sightseeing Dublin Shop End point: Same as starting point After the tour, free time at leisure. Overnight in Dublin.

Free Day in Dublin

All day free to discover and enjoy the city. Overnight in Dublin.

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The Ultimate London-Scotland-Ireland Itinerary

Last Updated on December 6, 2023

by Maggie Turansky

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Travelling through the British Isles is something many people want to do in their lifetimes. And it’s no surprise as to why. England, Scotland, and Ireland not only have a fascinating history that dates back thousands of years, but is home to both bucolic natural scenery and some of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities. With so much to see and do in a seemingly small landmass, it can be hard to plan out the perfect London-Scotland-Ireland itinerary.

Luckily, I’m here to help. Read on to find out the best places to visit in Great Britain and Ireland and where you should spend your time!

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Planning a Trip to England, Ireland and Scotland

If you’re wondering about the best way to see England, Scotland and Ireland, then make sure to follow the tips and tricks outlined below.

Though it can be fairly easy to travel around this area, there are a number of logistical things and considerations to take into account in order to make the most out of your trip.

Everything from the time of year you visit to the mode of transport you use to get around can make an impact on your trip, so we’ve taken the time to outline all major options out there.

Best Time to Visit the United Kingdom and Ireland

Contrary to popular belief, it is not always cold and rainy in Britain and Ireland. The weather tends to be mild in the British Isles no matter what time of year, with no extreme variance between the seasons.

However, there are some seasons to travel to this beautiful corner of the world that are better than others which is important to consider when wondering how to plan a trip to England, Ireland and Scotland.

Summer is the most popular time to plan a trip. The days are long and the weather is as warm as it can be.

Highs in most of England and Ireland in the summer average around 20-22ºC (68-72ºF) and you can expect highs in Scotland to be about 15-17ºC (59-63°F). Though there are definitely rainy days, you can generally expect more sunshine this time of year than in other seasons.

While the weather is fantastic (for Britain) in the summer, it is also the busiest time for tourism. That means that the prettiest cities and towns will be filled with people and accommodation will book out well in advance. Prices are likely to be higher as well.

If you plan to go to Edinburgh, it is best to avoid the city during the month of August when its world-famous Fringe Festival is going on (unless you specifically want to visit for this occasion). Accommodation books out months in advance and it can be absolutely packed with people.

Autumn could arguably be the best time to visit Britain and Ireland because you get fewer crowds and decent weather. It doesn’t tend to get properly cold in the British Isles until November, so if you don’t mind a bit of rain and needing to wear a jacket outside , then autumn might be the best bet for you.

Glencoe in Scotland

Along with the beautiful colours of the changing leaves, average highs in England and Ireland land somewhere around 10-17ºC (50-63ºF) and 8-14ºC (46-57ºF) in Scotland. Plan your visit for late September to early October and you very well might get some beautiful sunny days that are over 20ºC!

Spring in Britain and Ireland can be quite chilly still as the weather doesn’t start warming up properly until mid to late May and doesn’t consistently stay warm until June.

It can be quite rainy, windy, and miserable through most of the spring and even a bit dreary as the leaves don’t return to the trees until May. If you’re travelling in the spring, expect highs to be between 9-14ºC (48-57ºF) in England and Ireland and 7-13ºC (45-55ºF) in Scotland.

Winter is the coldest and darkest month in England, Scotland, and Ireland. While the majority of the isles don’t get a lot of snow, it does get dark quite early (around 3 or 4 PM depending on where you are) and it can be extremely wet and rainy.

Snow and sleet are common so make sure to pack accordingly. Average high temperatures in England and Ireland in winter clock in around 5-7ºC (41-45ºF) and 0-5ºC (32-41ºF) in Scotland.

Winter in Britain and Ireland can be miserable, however, many do like to travel around Christmas time in order to enjoy the decorations and markets scattered throughout the cities.

Cities like London and Edinburgh have wonderful Christmas markets and carnivals set up, but most major towns and cities all throughout this England-Scotland-Ireland itinerary will have something to fill you with holiday cheer.

Dugort Beach on Achill

How to Get Around

When it comes to planning a trip around England, Ireland, and Scotland, many people assume that it is easy to see a great portion of all three countries relying solely on the train. While the train network, especially in England, is extensive, it can be very expensive and they don’t always connect to smaller towns and more rural areas.

We recommend relying on the train and public transport systems while visiting England and then hiring a car once you arrive in Scotland and Ireland respectively if you’re following this itinerary. Both of the countries are noticeably more rural than England and don’t have as extensive of a train network.

The bus is also another option and there are more reliable bus connections within Ireland and Scotland than there are with the train.

Bus tickets can also be considerably less expensive than train tickets, however, it is almost always cheaper to book tickets for both at least a little bit in advance instead of on the day of travel. We suggest looking on Omio to book tickets for trains and buses in the UK

If you can drive, however, and your budget allows for it, then we would seriously recommend you hire a car in Ireland and Scotland . There are many places on this Ireland and Scotland itinerary that are much easier reached if you have your own mode of transportation.

Having a rental car not only allows you to get to more off-the-beaten-path and hard-to-reach areas, but it also gives you more flexibility. Nobody likes to be at the mercy of irregular bus timetables! You can browse car rental options here.

It can also be worth taking out an excess insurance policy with iCarHireInsurance to ensure you don’t need to pay a cent if you get into an accident. This will be significantly cheaper than taking out additional insurance from the car rental company.

It is worth knowing that the majority of rental cars available have a manual transmission. If you can only drive automatic, you need to expect to pay a little bit more for that! Also, this goes without saying, all three countries drive on the left-hand side of the road.

Finally, are you considering taking out a travel insurance policy before your trip? World Nomads   offers flexible and simple travel insurance policies with coverage for more than 150 activities that you can buy or extend while on the road.

Driving along the Sky Road in Connemara

3-Week London-Scotland-Ireland Itinerary

In order to get a good feel for each country, we recommend you spend at least one week in each of them. Obviously, you could easily spend weeks exploring all three countries on their own, but then that is what future trips are for!

If you have a shorter period of time, why not make it solely a London-Scotland-Ireland itinerary? While we recommend spending as much time in the massive city that is England’s capital as possible, you can see all of the biggest tourist attractions of London in just three or 4 days before taking the train or flying up to Scotland.

Week 1: England

London — the capital of the United Kingdom — is the most logical starting point for this itinerary. London is an absolutely massive city and while most visitors only spend a couple of days exploring, we would recommend that you spend the entirety of your week in England solely staying in London .

While there is certainly more to England than London, due to its central location as a transport hub, it is easy to visit other English cities as a day trip by train. And also a week in the city allows you to dig deeper and see beyond the main tourist draws and get a glimpse at how and where locals actually live in this diverse metropolis.

If you have never visited London before, then it is only understandable that you might want to spend a couple of days seeing everything that makes The Big Smoke so famous. Take the time to visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament.

If you plan on visiting many paid attractions, then consider investing in a London Go City Pass that includes entry to several of the most popular places in the city and will save you money if you visit enough places!

Enjoy free entry into some of the best museums in the world like the British Museum, Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. And, if you can, be sure to catch a West End show.

Big Ben and the Westminster Bridge in London

If these are the only things you plan on doing, then we suggest planning to stay in Central or West London (neighbourhoods like Soho, Kensington, and Knightsbridge) in order to avoid wasting valuable time sitting on the tube or bus.

Many first-time visitors to London grossly underestimate the city’s size and expect everything to be quite close to each other when, in reality, travel times in the city can take a very long time.

One benefit to spending one week in London, however, is that you will have time not only to do that traditional “touristy” things but also be able to get a little bit off the tourist trail and significantly reduce your overall London trip cost .

After you’ve spent your first couple of days exploring Central London and the museums, take a journey east and hang out with the hipsters in Shoreditch, walk along Regent’s Canal to London Fields, or see some live music in Camden.

London is much more than what is displayed in movies and in the media — it is easily one of the most multicultural cities in the world and has close to 9 million residents. Take the time to realise that London is not solely British and you won’t be disappointed.

Another benefit to spending one week in London is that it gives you the opportunity to take some day trips to other English cities. London is very different from the rest of the country, so it can be a really great experience to see how other cities function in England. Cities like Oxford , Cambridge , and Brighton are very popular day-trips from London and are all within about an hour’s train journey.

If you want to visit some less touristy cities that are still easy to do as a day trip, we would recommend getting up early and catching a train to Bristol or Bath in the west, which is a very cool and completely underrated city with an amazing craft beer and arts scene. Or, if you want to see a beautiful walled medieval city, head north to York , which can also easily be visited as a day trip from London.

If you don’t want to spend your entire week in England completely in London, then we would actually recommend spending five nights in the capital before spending two nights in York. There, you can spend one day exploring the city and another venturing out into the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

Camden Lock Market

Where to Stay in London

It really depends on what you want to do and see in order to find the best area to stay in London . These are our suggestions for some of our favourite areas of the city:

Z Hotel Soho  – cool boutique hotel located right in the centre of Soho. The rooms have been stylishly decorated and there are a number of great cafes, restaurants and bars nearby. 

Astor Hyde Park Hostel   – great budget option in this area offering a mix of dorm and private rooms. The hostel has a brilliant common area, large kitchen and cheap breakfast available with proceeds going to charity. 

Eden Plaza Kensington   – a mid-range hotel located just a few minutes walk from the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Also well connected with nearby Tube stations.

Shoreditch: 

Prime Backpackers Angel  – this hostel is located in Angel, just a short walk along the canal to lively and bustling Shoreditch. They have a range of great dorm and private rooms available and come quite highly rated. 

The Hoxton   – boutique hotel with funky and stylish rooms, located only a few minutes from Old Street Tube Station. Downstairs is a popular bar and restaurant that gets busy on weekends, however, rooms are completely soundproof. 

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse other London hotels.

Week 2: Scotland

After spending one week in London and exploring England, it is time to head north to Scotland. You can reach Scotland either by taking the train — which is incredibly scenic, though expensive — or flying, which is often cheaper. If driving, there are a number of great stops between London and Edinburgh to check out!

Begin your adventures in Scotland by spending two days in Edinburgh , the Scottish capital. This beautiful city has an incredible history but it is quite compact and easy to get around — and it’s drastically different from London!

Take the time to walk the Royal Mile, tour Edinburgh Castle, swill some single-malt whiskey in a convivial pub, or maybe let your inner Harry Potter nerd run wild at Greyfriars Kirkyard!

Edinburgh old town

After spending two days in Edinburgh, it’s time to venture into the Scottish Highlands and to explore the largest city there: Inverness. Inverness has the feeling of a small town and the main tourist appeal is its proximity to Loch Ness , however, it is very much worth exploring in its own right.

Spend one day in Inverness itself and another on a day trip from Inverness to Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, or the famous Loch Ness.

From Inverness, it’s time to get in the car and drive to one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland and a top place to visit in the country: the Isle of Skye . Though many people treat Skye as a simple day trip or stopover spot, it is quite large and really deserves to be explored fully.

That is why we recommend spending 2 full days here in order to see some of the main attractions while also getting a bit off the beaten path. There are some really fantastic hikes to do on Skye as well, so make sure you have proper boots!

After you have spent a wonderful two days exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye, head back to Edinburgh of one night before catching a flight to the Emerald Isle.

Where to Stay in Scotland

Apart from the traditional accommodation options listed below, you can find a number of private rentals in Scotland such as this contemporary cottage on the Isle of Skye or this charming riverside cottage in Inverness.

Edinburgh  

Cityroomz Edinburgh — Located in the heart of the city, this small hotel had a number of rooms on offer and comes very highly rated.

Castle Rock Hostel   — This small, centrally located hostel continues to be one of the highest-rated places to stay in Edinburgh. They have a number of rooms on offer, from dorm beds to privates, a friendly staff, and are a great option for both budget and solo travellers.  

Torridon Guest House – a quaint bed and breakfast that is a great place to stay in Inverness. It is within a short walking distance of the city centre and a good option if you don’t want to stay in a hostel.

Black Isle Hostel  – a great hostel offering dorms and private rooms that is a fantastic option if travelling solo and if you want to meet other travellers. 

Isle of Skye 

An-Airidh Bed & Breakfast Portree – located in Portree, this is a cosy bed and breakfast with plentyof great rooms, a hearty breakfast and friendly owners. Perfect for mid-range visitors.

Skyewalker Hostel — one of the top-rated hostels in all of Scotland, it’s excellently located, they have a number of different room options, a friendly staff, and they sometimes organise social events in the evening. 

Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to browse other Scotland hotels

Old Man of Storr on Skye

Week 3: Ireland

Ireland is a country that fills many people with visions of rolling green hills, pastoral beauty, and incredibly friendly people — and upon visiting you will find that it certainly delivers!

While most people spend one week in Ireland going a pretty standard route from Dublin south to Cork and then following the coast up to Galway , we suggest that you venture on a path less taken when you get to this portion of the London-Scotland-Ireland itinerary.

It is easiest to begin your Ireland trip in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is a large and dynamic city with many layers, however, it can be quite expensive for tourists and there aren’t a plethora of things to do.

Two days in Dublin should be more than sufficient to see the main sites such as Trinity College, Temple Bar, and the Guinness Storehouse.

Dublin castle

From Dublin, instead of following all too many tourists ahead of you and going south, it’s time to instead head west for the naturally stunning Connemara region in County Galway.

Situated on Ireland’s west coast, Connemara is famed for its rugged scenery, mountainous and boggy terrain, and unique Gaelic culture.  Though Connemara is your eventual destination, there are a number of interesting stops you can make in the drive along the way.

Spending two days in Connemara will give you time to experience all of the fantastic things to do in this beautiful peninsula.

You can spend the day driving the famous scenic Sky Road outside of Clifden, explore charming fishing villages like Roundstone and Letterfrack, lie on the pristine white sand of Dog’s Bay Beach, and visit the gorgeous and historic Kylemore Abbey.

The final stop sees you in the wonderful Irish city of Galway. There are a number of great things to do here from exploring the main sites like the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square, whiskey tasting at Garavans Pub, listening to traditional Irish music in the trendy West End, and eating at some of Ireland’s top restaurants.

Spend two days exploring Galway city and one more day to take a day trip to one of Ireland’s most famous natural attractions: the Cliffs of Moher . These amazing cliffs are a popular spot for a reason: they are absolutely stunning. Avoid the tourist crowds by trying to get there early, you won’t be sorry!

Cliffs of Moher

Where to Stay in Ireland

Apart from the traditional accommodation listed below, you can find a number of private rental properties in Ireland including this stunning city-centre flat in Dublin or this lovely restored barn in Connemara.

Hotel 7 – This perfectly located boutique hotel is the ideal place to stay if you’re looking for a bit more comfort in Dublin. Situated within easy walking distance of some main attractions, they have a number of plush rooms available and a restaurant and bar on site.

Jacobs Inn – This centrally located hostel is a great place for solo and budget travellers. As one of the best-rated hostels in Dublin, they have a range of dorm rooms and privates available and they also organise social events. 

Island View B&B  – Located in the small seaside village of Roundstone, this B&B is the perfect base to explore all that Connemara has to offer. They offer a tasty and filling breakfast and the rooms were clean and comfortable. This is absolutely one of the best places to stay in Connemara. 

Galway  

The Stop B&B   – This is a great bed and breakfast located in the Claddagh neighbourhood of Galway. Though the location is more quiet and residential, it was only about a ten-minute walk to the city centre and even closer to Galway’s vibrant west end. They also have a fantastic breakfast in the morning, included in the room rate. 

Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel – Centrally located just off of Galway’s Eyre Square, this is one of the top-rated hostels in Galway City. They have both dorm and private rooms on offer and also include breakfast in their nightly rate. It’s a fantastic option for both budget and solo travellers alike. 

The Claddagh Galway

Additional Information

If you have more time to devote to your itinerary, it can be worth adding a week onto all three countries or forgoing visiting one country altogether.

If you want to see more of England, consider spending a week in the beautiful southwestern region of Cornwall (there are a number of great stops from London to Cornwall to explore!) or heading north to the perennially popular Lake District. The latter makes more sense for an England-Scotland itinerary.

If you have more time and want to spend it in Scotland, consider adding on the Orkney Islands or driving all or part of the North Coast 500 route – this will allow you to see some of the most beautiful areas of the country where few tourists ever venture.

If you want to spend more time in Ireland or want only an Ireland-Scotland itinerary, you can head south from Dublin and spend time in Cork and the Ring of Kerry before tacking on Galway City and Connemara or alternatively head north from Dublin to Belfast and explore Northern Ireland!

The Standing Stones of Stenness in Orkney

Planning the perfect itinerary for England, Scotland and Ireland can be difficult as there is so much to see in each country. With these suggestions, however, you are sure to have the trip of a lifetime!

Are you trying to plan a trip to England, Scotland and Ireland? Have any questions about this itinerary? Let us know in the comments!

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Maggie is a co-founder and writer for The World Was Here First. Originally from the US, she has lived in five different countries and has travelled to dozens more, both solo and with her partner, Michael. She particularly loves exploring Spain and spending time in the Caucasus and the Baltics. Read more about Maggie

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Hi Martin! We have detailed breakdowns of the cost of travelling in England , Scotland , Ireland and London . Hopefully this can help you plan and budget accordingly as the cost of your trip can vary dramatically on your own travel style and preferences.

Hello Maggie thanks for such an informative travel blog! We are planning a trip to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England – is it possible to hire a one car for the whole of the trip, ie collect Dublin drop off London? Or do you recommend separate car hire?

Also, if we were to get the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan, is there car hire or drop off at terminal or close by? Our searches were coming up blank.

Hi Cheryl, happy you’ve found this helpful! I think it’s technically possible to hire just one car for the entirety o your trip, but often it’s quite expensive to pick up in one location and drop it in another. It would depend on the specific car hire company you book through 🙂

I am a widower and solo traveller of 76 years old can you recommend a company that would cater to my age group to see england scotland and Ireland, would it be better to take a cruise on small ship or land tour. I want to spend some time in London as well. It’s been thirty years since Ive been there. I realize this may be too much for one trip but not sure I would ever get back. I am not one to organize tours on my own look forward to hearing from you martin taffel

Hello Maggie,

Hope you are doing great and thank you for having chat blog which would help travelers like us.

We are a family of three adults and fan of Manchester United. We are planning to travel in September/October to see or 2 matches of Man U then travel to Scotland and Ireland. . I also want to know how could travel to the three places, train or air would be better. We are coming from Singapore. Any tips and guidance for us would be good.

Thank you very much Seli

Hi Selvi, if you don’t want to drive yourself, I’d recommend taking the train from London to Manchester and the same onward to Scotland. Then it’s a quick flight to Ireland 🙂

Thanks for the ideas and feedback. This helps stop the head spinning.

One question as we are planning something in June or July 2024 ( I know need to get going), but it will be a family of 3 (2 adults and 1 14YR Old Son). Knowing all cool viewing points will not always be as fun for a 14 year old, any thoughts/suggestions for his consideration?

Hi Tom, maybe plan to spend more time in the cities rather than in the country? There are lots of things that could be of interest to a teenager depending on what your son likes!

Love your recommendations! We will likely visit England, Scotland and Wales in a three to four week trip. Any thoughts about a brief Wales tour? My ancestors are from Llanddulas and we’ve never been to Wales.

I saw you suggested Ireland and Scotland if you only plan to spend 10 days, but what do you think about Ireland and England? I’d love to know your thoughts.

Thank you so much for the great info! My husband and I just booked a trip in and out of London from 9/12-10/16. We plan to do 2 weeks in England and a week each in Scotland and Ireland. He has roots in County Cork so we definitely want to go there. Can you help with an itinerary? Since we’re flying in and out of London, do you recommend one week in the city and one week in the countryside? We definitely want to go to Bath. York, Cambridge, Oxford and maybe the Cotswalds? What do you suggest? Also, is there a ferry from Scotland to Ireland and how are the roads in the rural areas of these two countries? We’ve never driven on the UK side of the road. Will we need a car at all in England? Thank you so much! Debbie

Hello Maggie, I enjoyed your article. My wife and I are planning a Sept 2023 trip to Scotland/London area. Will spend 14 days or so. Wondering if we fly into a Scottish airport or London on a RT ticket from Seattle, WA? The only thing in England we want to see is Sudeley Castle (family relationship), then it’s off to Scotland for 11-12 days (focused on highlands), probably by train then rental car. We could do Sudeley on front end or back. Any suggestions? Thanks!

I am planning a 13 days trip to the UK in January.

I want to understand if I should do both Scotland and Ireland with london.

Please guide.

Thanks for your super helpful blog! I have just a couple of questions:

– Would you recommend separate car hires for Scottland and Ireland? – If you recommend separate car hires, would you recommend travel to Ireland from Scottland via ferry, or plane?

Hello Maggie,visiting Europe for the first time- London – Paris – Italy – would love some advise from you Is the Oliver plaza hotel a good choice to stay in London We are considering 3 to 4 days in London ( sight seeing the most famous sites) – traveling to Paris via the eurostar – 4 day stay in Paris- need advise on hotel close to normal sight seeing- then Italy Rome-pissa -Venice- any and all advise is welcome Thanking you in advance for your help! Adriana

Greetings Maggie! We have a reunion meeting in Belfast on 16-20 Sept 2022. I am flying from New York to Heathrow with connection to Belfast. After the reunion we want to explore Wales and Edinburg and Loch Ness (20-22 Sept) then back to London for return flight to NY. Would appreciate if you could recommend a good itinerary (I don’t drive manual so driving is not for me) taking the ferry from Belfast to Wales and maybe by air to Edinburg (pls suggest the best transport to take). Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Wonderful information. I have a 1 week trip to London in August and want to spend 2 days in Ireland. My family is from County Fermanagh but I am not sure I can get that far in such a short time and still enjoy it leisurely. Any must do’s or suggestions?? I am not too interested in Dublin.

Spending 2 days in Ireland will definitely be a bit rushed, especially when you consider travel times. I would recommend planning to visit another time if you’re strapped for time on this trip 🙂

Hello Maggie we are 6 people from India all 60 plus of age want to visit London & Countryside in second half of June for around 12 nights what can be best ittenary for the same.My daughter living in London suggested Isle of Wright,Cotswold & Scotland

Hi Maggie- My son is graduating from college and we are planning to go to Ireland, Wales and London. We have approximately 2 weeks. We fly into Dublin and will finish up in London. I’m going home then and he’s heading over to the continent for another 10 days before he returns home to Chicago. I’m considering renting a car in Ireland so we can have more flexibility getting to more places “off the beaten path”. Any advice? Thanks!!

Hi Patrice – sounds like you’re planning a really memorable trip! I think that renting a car in Ireland (and in Wales, too) is a great idea as it will give you a lot more flexibility. Hope you have a great time!

I’m returning to the British Isles in April with my husband & son, as we will be visiting our older son studying in Swansea, Wales. Do you have any recommendations/links for a bed & breakfast or hotel in Swansea and for a bed & breakfast in Dublin, Ireland? Thank you for your kind consideration.

Hi there Maggie,

Thank you for this interesting read! I’ve actually been wanting to do a eng-sct-irl tour like this for quite a while (due in part to being a huge Harry Potter nerd), but I’ve never actually looked into it until now. Your itinerary guide has been really informative!

I know it’s almost impossible to say, BUT if you were to give a ballpark cost figure for the full tour for a single traveler hiring a car, what would it be?

Thanks again! And best wishes.

Thanks for your comment, Jason! We actually have a few cost guides that you might find helpful when coming up with a rough budget. England: https://www.theworldwasherefirst.com/england-trip-cost/ Scotland: https://www.theworldwasherefirst.com/trip-to-scotland-cost/ Ireland: https://www.theworldwasherefirst.com/ireland-trip-cost/

Great article, thank you. In terms of a budget for the three locations, do you have anything on this? Many thanks, Ken

Hi Ken! We actually have separate budget guides for England ( https://www.theworldwasherefirst.com/england-trip-cost/ ), Scotland ( https://www.theworldwasherefirst.com/trip-to-scotland-cost/ ) and Ireland ( https://www.theworldwasherefirst.com/ireland-trip-cost/ ). To help you even further we also have budget guides specifically for London ( https://www.theworldwasherefirst.com/london-trip-cost/ ), Edinburgh ( https://www.theworldwasherefirst.com/prices-in-edinburgh/ ) and Dublin ( https://www.theworldwasherefirst.com/prices-in-dublin/ ). Hope this helps!

Dear Maggie, thank you so much for putting this information out. 6 of us (3 couples family) want to plan a vacation to these locations in June 2022. This really helps us. My mother in law was from England and my husband and siblings want to see it all again. Fingers crossed. Thank you, Barbara

Thanks for your comment, Barbara! Really hope you’re able to have a fantastic trip 🙂

Dear Maggie, This is wonderful information. Thank you so very much. I along with 3 other nurses who have worked off and on together for over 30 years are planning a 6 week trip through England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Your tips have helped me with the planning of this trip. Thank you again,

Thanks for your comment, Terry! So happy that we’ve been able to help you plan your trip and I hope that you’re able to have an unforgettable adventure.

Hello, we are considering a 4 week trip for our family of 5, and I was wondering how your 6 weeks went? I am starting to think 4 weeks isn’t enough time

I am planning a trip to the U.K next year. I’m planning on moving to the U.K from Maryland. Where are the best location to settle down. It’s just me and no kids.

Hi Felicia, thanks for your comment! Where you plan to live in the UK really depends on what you’re after. There’s quite a lot of options so make sure to do some research and see where you like the most when you’re visiting next year 🙂

My husband and I are hoping to travel next year to London, Scotland and Ireland. This was a very informative and helpful article. We unfortunately will only have two weeks and not three to do this trip so we may leave off Ireland. Any suggestions on how to spilt the 3 of them in a 2 week period or do you suggest skipping one for a later time date by itself? Thank you

Hi Vicki, thanks for your comment! If you only have two weeks, I think the right move is to only concentrate on England and Scotland and leave Ireland for another trip. It is way better to visit fewer places and actually get to see and experience them then feel as if you have to rush through too many places and not really get the most out of them. Hope this helps and you’re able to have a great trip in the future!

Thanks for your tips etc on visiting Scotland/Ireland. A question can I rent a car in Scotland go over to Ireland leaving the car behind and pick up another car with the same rental company. Thus saving Ferry costs for the car. Whick port do you advise to use?

Regards Sakkie

Hi Sakkie, I’m not aware of any particular companies that you could do this with — you’ll need to contact a few yourself. Hope you have a great trip!

hello maggie,me and my wife are leaving USA,first time for our 30th anniversary.taking 2 1/2 weeks.wanted to visit all 3 places plus amsterdam,and normandy.was planning on flying to all of them,we heard it was the less expensive and doing small day tours in each.3 days in each,London,Edinburgh,dublin,amsterdam and normandy,all in may 2021.think too much?trying to plan a headstart.

Hi Jeffery, I think if you want to visit all of these places in 2.5 weeks it’s going to be a bit too much. Personally, I would limit yourself to just England and Scotland and maybe Ireland and save continental Europe for another trip 🙂 I think you will be able to enjoy the places you visit more this way.

Wondering what the best itinerary would be for 17 day trip. We would fly into the suggested city and rent a car for sure. Looking to get all 3 in and definitely want to see all the highlights. Any recommendations ?

H John, if you have 17 days, I would follow the 3-week itinerary that I’ve lined out and just pick one or two places that don’t interest you in order to meet your time constraints.

Dear Maggie, Thanks for the great information I’m planning for my short vacation (one week ) trip to London . North iceland and Scotland. Do you have any idea or suggestions for this short period ?? Regards Joanne

Hi Joanne, that is a lot of places to pack into one week! I would honestly only suggest sticking to the capital cities (London, Edinburgh, Belfast) and maybe take a day trip or two from them. That would allow you to get a good feel for the places without cramming too much in. Hope you have a great time!

Wonderfully insightful and helpful information on traveling the British Isles. I am planning an 18 day trip next September for my wife and I. Following your suggestions, I think 3 days in London would be enough for us to see many of the important and historic sights there. Then we would take the train to Edinburgh and stay for 2 or 3 days (maybe a short trip to St. Andrews one of those days). Then off to Inverness and the Isle of Skye for 2 days. I’d like to know if you think Glasgow is a must see. If not, we will simply head to Ireland and have a few more days to spend there.

I like the idea of Air BnB sites, but have no experience with them and want to make sure there is no concern necessary. I am a bit cautious at this point.

I’m looking forward to your response and any further/additional suggestions for helpful information.

Best regards, Pat

Thanks for your comment, Pat! I’m glad you’ve found this information helpful and it sounds like you’re planning a great trip. A lot of people tend to skip Glasgow when visiting Scotland (I, myself, have never been) as I don’t believe it has the same kind of beauty and historical sites that you can find in Edinburgh or elsewhere in the country. It is pretty up and coming, however, and there is a great music scene (so I’ve heard), so it all depends on what you’re after.

As for Airbnb, I have stayed in many many Airbnb properties all over the world and have never once had any sort of safety issue. It is actually my preferred kind of accommodation and I use it more often than not. All I would say is make sure you read the reviews of whichever property you want to stay in so you know what to expect. But there isn’t anything to worry about 🙂

Hope this helps!

Maggie, I really enjoyed your discussion and suggested itinerary. I is a great start for us. We are planning a five week trip to England, Scotland and Ireland (hopefully including Northern Ireland). A bit of Wales if we can fit it in would be nice. We are deciding between May and September. Do you have any recommendation/preference? I was thinking September since we would be heading pretty far north in Scotland. Also, do you have any thoughts on additional places to add for a trip of this length. We would likely limit our time in London to two-three days max. Both my wife Sue and I have visited London multiple times, but that is the extent of her travels to Britain. I have seen a fair share of the West Country and South Wales, but would appreciate any thoughts from an expert on how to expand your suggested itinerary. FYI, I have been no further north than the Cotswolds and have not seen Oxford/Cambridge/York and only limited places in Kent/Sussex/Hampshire/Dorset. Thanks in advance.

Thanks for your comment, Bob. I think that planning to go in September is a better bet, the weather is more consistently warm then — May can be really cold throughout Britain. If you’ve already been to London, then I would recommend spending some time in Cambridge and York. The Lake District could be a good option for you, as well, especially if you like nature. I hope you have a great trip!

Thank you so much for such informative articles (I’ve read several of them tonight)!

My husband and I are celebrating our 40th anniversary this December. We never had a honeymoon, so we have been planning a trip to Ireland and Scotland in March/April of 2020.

After reading this article, however, I’m thinking we might be better off to wait until Fall of 2020. ?

I have been looking into tour group trips, but none of them seem to be what we really want. After waiting all this time to go on a trip we’ve dreamed all our lives, I want it to be as special as can be. You have given me the courage to try and plan a trip myself and even hire a car! ?

Thank you again for the insightful advice.

Hi Lorrie, thanks so much for your comment and I am so happy that I’ve inspired you to travel independently for your 40th anniversary “honeymoon!” I’m sure you and your husband will have an amazing time! If you have any questions regarding your trip, please don’t hesitate to get in touch 🙂

we plan to travel to London 14 days on 19dec2019 onwsrds for Christmas celebration n New year 2020 and knowing that daylights short..about 4pm will b dark..

We don’t plan to drive.. can u recommend which date shall we stay in London ? will like to travel to Paris, Scotland or any better suggestion.

Regards Amie

Hey Amie, you can stay in London on any of these days but keep in mind that virtually everything shuts down on Christmas (25 Dec), including all public transport. Other than that, I’m sure you will have a great time — there are lots of markets and fun, festive things to explore that time of year. Just make sure to pack warm clothes!

We are planning a 10 days trip to London Scotland and Ireland.Please suggest an itinerary.

10 days in all three of London, Scotland, and Ireland is going to be too rushed. I would suggest concentrating on either London and Scotland or Scotland and Ireland depending on what interests you most. Hope you have a great trip!

Hi Maggie, Planning a 2.5 week trip and a friend has offered for me to use her vehicle (starting point West London). Would this be a good option or will I be wasting time driving long distances?

Hi Stephanie, if you have the option to borrow your friend’s car for the trip, I would definitely recommend it! Driving in London can be a nightmare, but otherwise, you will have so much more flexibility on your itinerary without being beholden to bus and train timetables. The UK is a small country, so no drives are really that long, either. And you can always find somewhere great to stop along the way!

Hi Maggie! We are looking for a 2 week trip to all 3 places. London we only want to do a few days and see the highlights. Then Scotland and Ireland. We want to stay a night in a castle in Scotland. Ireland we have to kiss the Blarney Stone. Touristy stuff as we have never been. Guinness and Jameson yours too! Ideas?

Hey Maureen, sounds like you’ve got a great trip planned! Hope you have a great time 🙂

Dear Maggie, Read your wonderful and infomative blog. Planning a trip to England, Scotland and Ireland in Mid September for family of 4 adults , a 4 years child and a 8 months baby.

We have only 2 weeks to spend. Please recommended some suggestions and an itinerary. Would like self driving in Scotland and Ireland.

Glad you found the information helpful! While the above itinerary is 3 weeks long, it is entirely possible to cut it down to 2 weeks if you just decide to skip some of the destinations that don’t interest you. For instance, you can only spend a couple of days in London, and skip one destination from each Scotland and Ireland and you will be able to plan to perfect 2-week trip. Hope you and your family have a great time!

Dear Maggie, Happy New Year! Your information is great but I was wondering if you have info on just navigating travel to these beautiful cities via train or other types of transportation between your suggested cities What is your opinion of taking a ferry to one of our selected city? I will be traveling with my 16-year-old daughter and will not be renting a car. I would be too freaked out and make our trip unbearable. We have been to London but never to Scotland or Ireland. We are traveling from Los Angeles and look for to making this a reality. Our travel will be in June of 2019. Great Article and look forward to reading more of your articles.

Happy New Year, Rosemarie! Thanks for your comment 🙂 Depending on where you want to go in Ireland/Scotland, renting a car isn’t entirely necessary, it can just make things more convenient if you want to visit more rural areas. Bus and train connections between the bigger cities in both countries are frequent and reliable, so you shouldn’t need to worry much about that. I’m not sure where you plan to take a ferry to, however, in my experience, the ferries are large, clean, and comfortable and tend to operate on time. If you’re not renting a car, you can also take day tours from all of the bigger cities/towns to visit more difficult-to-reach areas as well. I hope this helps you plan your trip! If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email 🙂

Hi Maggie, my husband and I are planning a trip Oct 1-15 for his work to Tenby, Wales. He will have to work each day and I would love to see the UK, my daughter is planning on flying for one week of our stay and just wondering how we could see Ireland-Scotland-London in a 7 day period or is that too much to see in such a short time? Would love your suggestions!!

Hi Pam, thanks for your comment! I personally wouldn’t recommend trying to cram a visit to England, Scotland and Ireland into one 7-day trip – you’re likely not going to get a lot out of it and will spend more of your time travelling between places rather than actually seeing anything. I would recommend staying simply in England and Scotland (or just one of them) and then plan to visit Ireland some other time when you have enough time to properly dedicate to it.

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190 Queens Gate, London, England, SW75EX, United Kingdom

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Located in the heart of South Kensington, this hotel is close to many of London's museums, the Royal Albert Hall, and a variety of shops and restaurants.

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Situated in a prime location for exploring the beauty of Edinburgh, this hotel offers bright, modern rooms with luxurious amenities.

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Centrally located, the Edinburgh Grand is convenient for exploring the city's many tourist attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Experience the city while staying in your own apartment.

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This historic building is ideally located just off the Royal Mile, moments to Edinburgh Castle, on St Giles Street, the former Fleet Street of Scotland.

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1 Tower Pl, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 7BZ, United Kingdom

This boutique Edinburgh hotel is located on Leith's bustling waterfront with shops, bars and restaurants nearby to explore.

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Dublin, Edinburgh & London

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History and culture across three countries

Experience an unforgettable journey through Dublin, Edinburgh, and London with convenient Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Passes in each city. Explore iconic landmarks at your own pace, from Dublin's historic Trinity College to Edinburgh Castle's majestic allure and London's vibrant Buckingham Palace. Discover these captivating cities with ease and make unforgettable memories along the way.

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  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Dublin (DUB), out of London (LHR)
  • Round-trip airport transfers in Dublin
  • 2 nights in Dublin at the Ashling Hotel or similar
  • Dublin Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing Pass (48-hours)
  • One-way, economy class airfare from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  • Arrival airport transfer in Edinburgh
  • 2 nights in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel or similar
  • Edinburgh Hop-On/Hop-Off City Bus Tour (24-hours)
  • Rail from Edinburgh to London (standard class)
  • 3 nights in London at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury or similar
  • Tootbus London Must See Hop-on/Hop-off Tour + River Cruise (48-hours)
  • Departure airport transfer in London (shared)
  • Breakfast daily

Great Ways to Explore

Visit the EPIC Museum and Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin.

  • Explore the Guinness Storehouse or Temple Bar in Dublin.

Walk the Royal Mile in Edinburgh to see all the main attractions.

Ride the famous London Eye for incredible views of the city.

Visit the iconic Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.

From the Celts to the Vikings, many have inhabited what we now call Dublin, and when visiting, you should do your best to get a taste of that same way of life. Exploring museums and learning their history, letting yourself get a bit rowdy in a pub, or simply appreciating their way of life is a great way to understand Dublin.

Up next is hilly Edinburgh! The raw highlands of Scotland may not be entirely present in a city like Edinburgh, but that city was build on that land. The strength of the people that once lived there echoes  through time in the history proudly displayed there, their music and art, and everything that remains of their royalty - including  The King's official Edinburgh residence, The Palace at Holyroodhouse.

With that royalty, we move on to London, the city where palaces are still guarded by the royal army, and every other street is lined with ancient bricks or is home to a landmark. In a place where architecture is among the main attractions, seeing it all from the London Eye is quite the sight, one you surely wouldn't miss.

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  • Secrets of the Royal Mile tour in Edinburgh
  • Fast track admission to The London Eye

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Day 1. Welcome to Dublin, Ireland!

Kick off the first leg of your trip by checking into your hotel and activating your hop-on/hop-off pass! See the city highlight's and get acquainted with Dublin from the comfort of a bus.

This once-Viking city has the reputation of being the best place to get a pint, so make sure you stop into a good pub, like the pretty Bath Pub, old-fashioned Grogan's, or 57 The Headline for craft beer from around the world.

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Ashling Hotel, Dublin

The Alex Dublin

The Alex Hotel, Dublin

The Alex was the third of O'Callaghan Hotel Group's Dublin hotels on this corner of Merrion Square. This thoughtfully designed contemporary hotel welcomes you into its spacious lobby where the team will give you a great welcome, excellent service and will be more than happy to show you everything on our doorstep.

The Alex is close to Dublin city's Georgian squares where business and culture meet as neighbors. Grafton Street, the flagship location for many shops, is just a minutes' walk from the hotel. For the adventurous visitor, there is a Dublin Bike station on Merrion Square and you can join the other enthusiastic cyclists in Dublin traveling from one point of interest to another.

The Davenport Hotel Dublin

The Davenport Hotel, Dublin

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

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Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin - Restaurant

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is a 288 room hotel within walking distance from some of Dublin's top attractions. Located on famed O'Connell Street, the hotel provides modern rooms with excellent amenities to guarantee a comfortable stay. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, television, and free WiFi. For those seeking a more spacious accommodation, the hotel offers a penthouse suite with incredible city views. Additional hotel amenities include Toddy's Brasserie, which features classic Irish cuisine and beverages, and the Writer's Lounge where guests can enjoy afternoon tea in a classic and sophisticated setting. Take advantage of the hotel's location right near the Abbey Street tram, making the entire city easily accessible throughout your stay.

Dublin Big Bus Essential Hop-on/Hop-off - 48-hour

  • Unlimited travel ticket for 48 hours
  • Free guided walking tour
  • Free night tour
  • Choice of two routes (blue & red)
  • English speaking live guides, and pre-recorded commentary
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Covered buses for inclement weather

Day 2. Dublin

Make use of your Hop-On/Hop-Off bus pass and discover the city from the top of an open top double-decker bus.  Partake in and learn more about Dublin's drinking culture by hopping off at The Guinness Storehouse, visit Ireland's biggest stadium for Gaelic sports at Croke Park stadium or uncover the secrets of the former prison of Kilmainham Gaol.  Visit all of Dublin’s free museums & galleries or just relax and enjoy the view. 

Trinity College

Trinity College • Dublin, Ireland

Day 3. Dublin - Edinburgh, Scotland

Enjoy breakfast and catch your flight to Edinburgh for the next leg of your adventure.  As soon as you'd like, you can start using your 24-hour hop-on/hop-off sightseeing pass to begin exploring this historic city!

Once again, this Scottish city has a rousing nightlife, so pop down to the Devil's Advocate for an eclectic selection of whisky and craft beers. Or, if you'd prefer something a bit more chic, try out the Bramble Bar & Lounge for it's lively atmosphere and cocktails.

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Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel (formerly Macdonald Holyrood)

Relax and unwind at The Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel, nestled right in the heart of historic Edinburgh. After a busy day of sightseeing in the bustling city, you will find yourself only steps away from the comfort and elegance that this hotel provides. Kick off your shoes and climb into your large, comfortable bed, or stay up planning your next day, sitting in cozy armchairs and using the hotel’s complimentary Wi-Fi. All 156 guestrooms are furnished to the highest standard, featuring triple-glazed windows and boasting marble bathrooms, creating a quiet, peaceful sanctuary in the middle of center city.

When it’s time to eat, indulge in a delicious, classically Scottish meal at Acanthus, The Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel’s award-winning restaurant that creates a perfect environment, as it sits just across from Scottish Parliament and overlooks Arthur’s Seat. By selecting only the finest, freshest ingredients that are locally sourced where possible, Acanthus is one of the most exciting new restaurants in Edinburgh. There, you will be treated to a sensational experience of specialty cocktails, delicious teas, and a scrumptious breakfast, lunch, or dinner that captures the taste of Scotland.

Pamper yourself at the hotel’s Leisure Club and Spa, which offers a perfect retreat from the liveliness of Scotland’s capital city.  Find serenity in a variety of luxurious spa treatments, take a swim in the 45-foot headed swimming pool, or work out all of your stresses in the state of the art Technogym. 

Market Street Hotel

Perfectly located in the center of Edinburgh with plenty of access to nearby attractions, Market Street is the perfect hotel if you're looking for a clean, friendly, and accessible accommodation while in Scotland. Highly stylized with an archaic exterior and modern interior, guests are sure to feel welcome while enjoying incredible access to outside locations as well as an on-site lounge, restaurant, terrace, and coffee house. Views of the city are incredible from the hotel's many gigantic windows.

Air conditioning runs throughout the hotel, and high speed Wi-Fi is available in every room. Guest rooms are comfortable and decorated in neutral tones with hints of yellow and orange. Each room comes equipped with a private bathroom, television (featuring Chromecast and Apple TV), locally-designed fabrics and furniture, small-business owned coffee grounds, and optional choices for hypoallergenic bedding.

Just a few minutes away from the hotel are some of Edinburgh's most popular attractions. These include the City Art Centre, National Museum of Scotland, the Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, and many more.

Ten Hill Place Hotel

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Hotel Ten Hill Place bedroom

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Hotel Ten Hill Place bar

Hotel Ten Hill Place restaurant

Hotel Ten Hill Place reception

Ten Hill Place is perfect for travelers looking to be close to the sights of Edinburgh! This four-star hotel is .5 miles from Waverly Rail Station, and is close to the Royal mile and the shopping area of Princes Street. Ten Hill Place offers Wi-Fi, a bar, and a restaurant that serves locally sourced food. 

Grassmarket Hotel

Enjoy the lively and modern decour during your stay at the Grassmarket Hotel. Rooms come equipped with TVs, iPod docks, wall-sized magnetic maps, free Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms featuring rainfall showers. This newly renovated hotel sitting comfortable within distance of Waverley Train Station and the Royal Mile.

Pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, and plenty of opportunities for excellent shopping are all within walking distance of your hotel, as well as all of the shops of Princes Street. Old Town exploration and history make the area unique, just like its lodgings.

Stay Central Hotel

Immerse yourself in Edinburgh's Old Town at the eclectic Stay Central Hotel. Located right on bustling Cowgate, you'll be just steps away from many sights and attractions including the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, and the Princes Street Gardens. Enjoy this hotel's funky yet stylish decor - be on the lookout for tons of interesting artwork, unique furniture, and fun board games.

When your legs are tired from exploring, head up to your spacious, comfortable room and take advantage of the hotel's luxurious amenities. Use complimentary WiFi to plan the rest of your trip, catch up on your favorite show on a flat screen TV, and relax in the rainfall-style shower. 

Murrayfield Hotel

Relax in your large, comfortable bed at the charming Murrayfield Hotel. This stylish, quaint hotel will serve as a perfect home base, as it is located right on the border of the Edinburgh City Centre. Start your day with a walk to the national Murrayfield Stadium, stroll around Roseburn Park, or uncover your wild side at the Edinburgh Zoo. For more fun, hop on a local train or hail a cab and explore the historic Edinburgh City Centre. In just minutes, you'll be right in the middle of the breathtaking architecture of Edinburgh's New Town and Old Town.

Yes, Edinburgh is filled with amazing restaurants, but make sure to have at least one meal at The Bothy, Murrayfield's on-site restaurant and drinkery! Whether its a pleasant breakfast, weekend brunch, or a romantic candlelit dinner, this stylish yet traditional Scottish restaurant will serve you up an experience that will leave you wanting more. Indulge in homemade Scottish favorites, bistro bites, and craft cocktails while you relax in a comfortable, homey, yet trendy atmosphere. Look out for events like quiz night, flight night, and whiskey tasting night that are hosted at The Bothy. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre • Exterior

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre • Guest Room

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre • Bathroom

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre • Dining

This modern 4-star hotel offers guests the perfect city-center property. You will be a short distance from all of the main sites and have incredible accommodations to come back to after your days of sightseeing. Travelers are amazed by the view of Edinburgh Castle from the hotel. Guest rooms are modern and feature luxury Egyptian cotton bedding, hairdryers, and tea/coffee makers. The on-site bar is open until 1:00 am and the award-winning Bread Street Brasserie serves delicious Scottish beef and fish. 

Edinburgh Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Tour (24 hours)

Explore the highlights of Scotland's capital with the 24-hour Edinburgh Hop-on/Hop-off City Bus Ticket. Witness the city's prominent attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Grassmarket, Scottish Parliament, and the Scottish National Gallery. Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town and Georgian New Town, each with its unique charm. An engaging commentary tailored for kids adds an extra layer of enjoyment. The entire loop spans approximately 60 minutes, but you have the flexibility to hop on and off at your preferred stops throughout the ticket's validity period.

Day 4. Edinburgh

Continue using your hop-on/hop-off bus pass to experience the city and take in its wonderful history. The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Scottish Parliament, National Museum of Scotland and the Palace of Holyroodhouse are just some of the main attractions you'll have easy access to! 

Colorful Shops in Edinburgh

Colorful Shops in Edinburgh

Day 5. Edinburgh - London, England

Watch Edinburgh slip away as you take the train to London. Check in to your hotel, and start getting your bearings in this incredible city! 

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Welcome to the sleek and ultra-modern Holiday Inn Bloomsbury! This hotel is situated right in the Bloomsbury area and is conveniently located near several attractions including the British Museum, Charles Dickens Museum, and the Grant Museum of Zoology. With a wide array of restaurants and bars within walking distance, visitors can also explore other popular areas of London such as Covent Garden, Soho, and even Westminster! 

The Holiday Inn Bloomsbury offers guests several in-room and onsite amenities. Guests will stay in smart rooms that are equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary tea and coffee makers. Those staying in executive rooms and suites can opt for room service as well. For hotel dining options, visitors are able to enjoy meals at the Callaghan's Pub or hot and cold beverages at the Junction Bar. Other amenities include access to business services for those on work trips!

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Just a 4 minute walk from Holborn Underground Station the Thistle Holborn Kingsley Hotel stands proud with a beautiful Edwardian facade that ties traditional and contemporary styles together. Guests can enjoy two on-site restaurants, a bar and lounge, and free Wi-Fi.

Rooms have sleek furnishings as well as satellite flat-screen TVs, a safe, air conditioning, a desk, ironing facilities, and a private bathroom complete with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Settling in London's Bloomsbury area, the British Museum, Theatreland, Covent Garden, and Oxford Street can all be reached in about 20 minutes of walking, and St. Pancras International is a 25-minute walk away, and offers access to the Eurostar link.

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At the stylish 4-star Holiday Inn London Regent's Park, you'll enjoy a central location right in London with top-notch service. The hotel welcomes visitors with a spacious lobby that's decorated in a modern fashion showcasing a bar, restaurant, and lounge area. There is also a Business Center where guests can comfortably relax, work, and socialize. The on-site restaurant features a delicious breakfast and serves British cuisine for dinner, while the Lobby serves an array of drinks including Starbucks coffee! Rooms are fitted with everything a visitor needs for a comfortable stay, including a coffee/tea maker, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, satellite TV, and more.

Regent’s Park is just a 5-minute walk away from the hotel, as well as 2 convenient Tube Stations. You'll also be situated just a half mile from Oxford Street and just under 1.5 miles from the London Zoo

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Nestled between the River Thames and St Katharine’s Dock, The Tower enjoys one of the most sought-after locations in the heart of London. Located alongside the iconic Tower of London, guests are treated to incredible views of the Tower Bridge, The Shard and the River Thames.

The 801 guestrooms were designed to reflect the building’s individual architecture, style and character, and feature such amenities as a Bose iPod docking station, Nespresso coffee machine, flatscreen LCD television with Freeview, and complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site fitness center access, toiletries and still and sparkling water. Guests can enjoy a bite at the on-site Brasserie Restaurant, which offers a menu of freshly prepared modern fusion cuisine as well as fantastic panoramic views. Or, after a long day of exploring, guests can unwind at the Xi Bar & Lounge, also with stunning views.

Day 6. London

Recharge with breakfast, then grab your camera and get your first real look at London's landmarks. Activate your hop-on/hop-off bus pass and discover Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower Bridge, and so much more! Enjoy included walking tours, snap tons of photos, and cruise down the River Thames!  

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The 48-hour Tootbus London Must See Hop-on/Hop-off Tour gives you the opportunity to see all of London’s major attractions & landmarks by land and water, while also giving you the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the stops to explore further. Your ticket includes 48 hours of unlimited access to the Hop-On/Hop-Off bus route, plus a Thames River Cruise Pass.

Day 7. London

Continue using your sightseeing pass today! Feel like royalty at Buckingham Palace, stroll through Hyde Park, and gawk at the beauty of St. Paul's Cathedral. When you're finished exploring St. Paul's, walk over the Millennium Bridge and check out the artsy neighborhood that's home to Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe!

If you love Hyde Park, pay a visit to Regent's Park or St. James' Park - perhaps you might want to pack a picnic! After an exciting day, unwind with a pint at a traditional pub. 

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Day 8. Depart London

Gather your souvenirs, take your last photos, and transfer to the airport to board the plane home.

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London – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this lively British capital.

Explore London

This morning, consider joining a panoramic tour of London including Kensington Palace, Parliament Square, and Westminster Abbey (outside). Follow the route of the Royal Wedding Procession and watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. In the evening, consider taking an optional river dinner cruise on the Thames.

London at Leisure

Enjoy a full day at leisure in London. Take advantage of shopping, dining, or join an optional sightseeing tour to Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath or to Warwick Castle, Oxford & the Cotswolds. In the evening, you may decide to enjoy a show in one of the many London theaters.

London – Edinburgh

In the morning, make your own way to the airport for your flight to Edinburgh (not included). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Edinburgh or consider taking an optional hop on/hop off tour.

Edinburgh – West Highland Lochs & Castles

Today, consider spending a fantastic day out in the heart of the scenic Western Highlands taking in the superb ruins of Kilchurn Castle, stunningly situated at the head of Loch Awe, and the historic 18th century town of Inveraray, home to the Duke of Argyll.

Edinburgh – Dublin

In the morning, make your own way to the airport for your flight to Dublin (not included). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure for shopping or relaxing, or consider taking an optional hop on/hop off tour.

Dublin – Cork & Blarney Castle

Today, we suggest you to take a tour to the Republic’s second largest city. Admire Irish countryside, visit Cork and Blarney Castle.

Dublin at Leisure

Today, enjoy a day at leisure or consider taking an optional tour to Glendalough, Wicklow and Kilkenny or to the Giants' Causeway.

Dublin – Return

In the morning, make your own way to the Dublin airport for your return flight home.

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Explore the highlights of London, Edinburgh and Dublin on a UK and Ireland trip. Travel overnight by train from England to Scotland and delve into the attractions and history of each city. Use these capitals as your base for further exploration, and customise your itinerary with extra nights and experiences such as visits to Stratford-upon-Avon, the Scottish Highlands, Belfast, and more.

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  • Dec 4, 2022
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London and Dublin 10 Day Itinerary

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

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This 10 day itinerary will give you 5 days in London and 3 days in Dublin, with 2 travel days. During this trip you will see several famous sites like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower of London, Stonehenge, Belfast, Giant’s Causeway and Dublin. Hope you are ready to “crush it"

Day 1: Depart for London

Day 2: Arrive in London, Tower of London

Day 3: Changing the Guard, Buckingham Palace

Day 4: Westminster Abbey, London Eye

Day 5: Music Tour & Harry Potter

Day 6: Stonehenge

Day 7: Travel day London to Dublin

Day 8: Dublin tour

Day 9: Northern Ireland Tour

Day 10: Depart Ireland

If you are departing from the US you will mostly likely be taking an overnight flight. Pick a flight that lands in London Heathrow by 10am the next morning so you can maximize your sightseeing time. Try to get some sleep on the plane as you have a full day ahead of you.

Day 2: Arrive in London

Lodging: london.

Welcome to London! London is an amazing city to visit as it’s rich in history, has a working monarch, and is actually the smallest city in England!

Once you arrive at Heathrow and get through passport control, make your way to your lodging. For this itinerary I’m going to assume you are staying at Georgian House Hotel. Georgian House Hotel is in a convenient location, as its a short walk to Victoria Station and it also has a Harry Potter themed room for the Potter fan in your group.

Leaving Heathrow you can book a shuttle service to the hotel or you can take the underground. When I was there, I took the underground as we were budget conscious. The tube took about 1hr and required a transfer from the Piccadilly line to the District line. London is pretty easy to get around so take the mode of transportation that best fits your budget. Don’t forget London’s famous black cabs are always an option.

You should plan to get to your hotel around 12:30pm. After you check-in find a place to stop for a quick lunch and then make your way to the Tower of London. From the hotel you can take the tube from Victoria Station to Tower Hill which will take about 20 minutes on either the District (green) or Circle (yellow) lines.

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The Tower of London is a fascinating place, it was built by William the Conqueror as a fortress but has gone on to be an infamous prison and home of the Crown Jewels. Three of Henry VIII’s wives were executed at the Tower, Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard and Jane Grey. Henry’s daughter, the future Queen Elizabeth I, was also imprisoned there early in her life by her sister, Mary I.

Plan to get to the Tower of London before 2pm so you can take a Beefeater tour. The Beefeaters, or Yeoman Warders, are charged with protecting the Tower. The tours run every 30 minutes with the last one starting at 2:30pm. On the tour you will see the grounds, hear tales from the Beefeaters and visit the Crown Jewels. Unfortunately you wont be able to take any pictures of the Crown Jewels. This is one of several locations in London where pictures are not permitted.

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You should plan to spend about 2hrs at the Tower. After your tour walk over the Tower Bridge. The Tower Bridge is often confused as the London Bridge, which is next to it. Make sure you take pictures of the bridge before you cross it!

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Once you cross the bridge you have some options. You can stop for an early dinner or you can keep walking to see some more sights. If you decide to keep walking, head from the Tower Bridge to The Shard building. From the Shard, walk to Shakespeare’s Globe to the London Eye. If you want to do a night ride on the London Eye feel free to hop on, otherwise, plan to take an afternoon ride on the Eye later in the week.

After the London Eye cross Westminster Bridge to see Big Ben up close. Big Ben is part of the Palace of Westminster, or better known as the House of Parliament. Walking past the House of Parliament you will see Westminster Abbey, where Kings and Queens are married and coronated. After Westminster Abbey walk back to your hotel to freshen up for dinner. You should arrive back around 6pm.

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Try to head to bed early as you have a big day ahead of you, tomorrow you will be touring Buckingham Palace!

Day 3: Changing the Guard and Buckingham Palace Tour

Today you will get to visit Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen. Grab breakfast at the hotel and plan to be at Buckingham Palace by 10am, this way you can get a good spot for the changing the guards. Changing the Guard is the ceremony where the guards currently on duty exchange places with the New Guard. It’s quite the production with marching, horses and music.

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Changing the Guard is a very popular event so make sure you get there early and be prepared to be standing in a very crowded area, rain or shine. You can try to get a spot by the gates of Buckingham Palace or you can watch from the stairs of the Victoria Memorial. I personally like to watch from the memorial as it will give you a higher vantage point.

Activity will start around 10:40am and last about 45 minutes. After the ceremony feel free to walk The Mall, the street that runs between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. Around noon grab lunch in the area before heading to your tour of Buckingham Palace. I would suggest doing the Royal Mews and Buckingham Palace tour so you can see inside the palace and the royal carriages. The palace tours only run certain times of the year, so check the schedule while planning your trip.

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Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the monarch, and Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live there in 1837. Despite multiple bombings by the Germans during WWII the royal family never left Buckingham Palace. A good way to know if the Queen is at the palace or not is by the flag flying above the palace, if its the Union Jack flag, she’s not there. The Royal Standard flag will be flying if she is there.

Walking through Buckingham Palace is pretty amazing, you will get to see the grand staircase, the throne room and the other state rooms. Unfortunately there are no pictures allowed in Buckingham Palace. After you tour the palace you can make your way to the Royal Mews to see the royal carriages and even sit in one! You should plan to spend over 3hrs between the two tours.

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Walk back to the hotel to freshen up before dinner. Plan to have dinner between 5:00pm - 6:30pm so you can take a night bus tour around 7:30pm.

The night bus tour of London will give you a different perspective of the city. Make sure you book an open top bus so you can get some good pictures, but remember to bundle up!

The bus tour will last about 1.5hrs so plan to be heading back to your room or to a pub after 9pm.

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Day 4: Westminster Abbey, London Eye and Afternoon Tea

Yesterday you got to tour the home of the monarch, today you will tour Westminster Abbey, the place of their coronations and weddings. Westminster Abbey has hosted 39 coronations dating back to 1066. Westminster Abbey is also the final resting place for 30 kings and queens, like Queen Elizabeth I and influential figures like Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. Unfortunately this is another building where you are limited as to where you can take pictures.

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After your self guided tour of Westminster Abbey walk to the London Eye. The London Eye will give you a great panoramic view of London, make sure its a clear day so you can maximize your view. The car will rotate once around, which should take about 30 minutes. This will give you plenty of time to catch some great shots of Big Ben and the surrounding area.

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Once you are done with your pictures on the London Eye, walk over to Trafalgar Square. The square commemorates the famous Trafalgar battle which defeated Napoleon’s plan to invade England. In the square you can see the National Gallery, Nelson’s column with its four lion statues, and there is even a statue of George Washington!

From Trafalgar square head over to Piccadilly Circus, which is like London’s Time Square with its bright advertisements. Its also very close to London’s theater district, if you are interested in seeing a show.

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After Piccadilly Circus head back to the hotel to freshen up and get ready for a proper afternoon tea. You don’t have to be a tea drinker to enjoy afternoon tea, it’s a great social event that can range from a glitzy reservation at The Ritz, to tea on a vintage double decker bus.

Take your time with afternoon tea as the rest of the evening is free to walk around or relax back at your room.

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Day 5: Music Tour and Harry Potter Movie Tour

Today is about the guided tours. In the morning you will take a London Rock Music Tour to learn more about the prominent British acts like the Beatles, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse and more. The tour will run from 9:00am to 12:30pm. You can walk to the pickup spot which will take about 30 minutes or you can take the underground from Victoria Station to Green Park and walk from there.

The tour will stop at current and former music stores, music studios and famous homes to share their stories. The last stop of the tour is outside of Abbey Road Studios to replicate the famous Beatles album cover.

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After the tour ends, head back to your hotel to get ready for your next tour. Make sure you grab a quick lunch before your pickup otherwise you will be having butterbeer for lunch!

In the afternoon you will take a tour of the Harry Potter Movie Studio outside of London. The Leavesden studio is where they filmed a lot of the movie, so you will be able to walk through the real movie sets.

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Your tour pickup will be around 2:30pm for your 4:00pm entrance time. Check the closing time for your tour day as you can expect to spend around 3hrs+ at the studio.

The tour is self guided through several of the Harry Potter sets. You will walk through the Great Hall, Diagon Alley and the Forbidden Forest. You can board the school train on platform 9 3/4, see various costumes and an amazing model of Hogwarts Castle. You can also pickup cool souvenirs at the gift shop!

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After you return back to London head out for dinner but don’t stay out too late, you have an early pickup for tomorrow’s tour.

Day 6: Stonehenge and London Sightseeing

Get ready to visit one of the 7 wonders of world, Stonehenge. Today you will take a bus tour about 90 miles outside of London to see this mysterious wonder.

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The Stonehenge bus tour will run from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Plan to leave the hotel around 8:00am for your pickup at Victoria Station.

No one knows why Stonehenge was built but it’s believed the construction started in 3000 B.C. and lasted for 1,500 years.

It is definitely worth the trip outside of London to visit Stonehenge. While the stones are roped off, you can walk around them from a distance. Enjoy viewing the site and speculating on how the stones got there and why they are placed that way!

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If you are interested in extending your time outside of London there are other Stonehenge tours that also stop at Windsor Castle, Oxford or Bath.

Assuming you get back to London by 2:30pm plan to spend the rest of afternoon walking around London. Since this is your last day in London feel free to revisit somewhere you want to see again or missed earlier in the week.

If you are looking for something new to see, I would suggest walking through Hyde Park by Kensington Palace. You could also do some shopping in Harrods one of London’s most famous department stores.

Enjoy your last night in London!

Day 7: London to Dublin

Lodging: dublin.

Today is a travel day, fly from London to Dublin at a time that works best for you. The flight from London to Dublin should be about 1.5hrs.

You can fly out of multiple airports in London: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton or London City. When I did this trip we flew out of London City Airport on British Airways. Pick the airport that works best with your budget, schedule or airline preference. You will need to go through border patrol once you land in Dublin so keep that in mind as that could take a couple of hours!

When you get to Dublin plan on staying at the Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin or a hotel nearby as its in a great central location. The hotel is about 30 minutes from the airport, you can take a taxi or a shuttle service to get there. I booked a shuttle ride with DoDublin in the airport and was able to buy both the airport shuttle and hop on hop off bus tickets.

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If you arrive in Dublin at a decent time head out to the Temple Bar area with its lively pubs and restaurants.

Day 8: Dublin Sightseeing

Welcome to Dublin! Today you’ll get the opportunity to explore Dublin via the hop on hop off bus and then tour the Guinness storehouse and Jameson distillery.

I would suggest starting the hop on hop off around 9am so you can maximize your time with the tour. The DoDublin hop on hop off bus starts at the bus stop right across the street from the hotel. The bus has 25 stops and takes about 2hrs if you ride it in its entirety.

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Feel free to hop off and on as much as you would like, my suggested stops would be College Green (Trinity College), Market Street South (Guinness Storehouse) and Arran Quay (Jameson Distillery). If you are not interested in visiting Guinness or Jameson, I would suggest spending time at Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, tour the Natural History Museum or stop at the Dublin Zoo.

At Trinity College, briefly walk around the campus as it has amazing architecture. Trinity College is also home to the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is an illustrated manuscript of four gospels of the New Testament. The book dates back to 800 AD and is on display in The Long Room, a beautiful library. The wait for the Book of Kells can be long so make a reservation if you want to see it. Please note you aren’t allowed to take any pictures of the book.

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After Trinity College hop back on the bus and ride it until the Guinness Storehouse. Plan to arrive at the Guinness Storehouse around 11am for the Guinness Storehouse Experience (can buy tickets online).

During the self-guided tour you will be able to explore the seven floors of the original Guinness home. At the end of the experience you’ll be able to enjoy a drink in the Gravity Bar with a panoramic view!

Plan to spend about 2hrs at Guinness, after the tour head out for lunch or you can eat onsite at one of the Guinness food areas.

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Once you are back on the bus, ride it to Arran Quay for the Jameson Distillery. Plan to arrive at Jameson for 3pm. The Bow St. Experience is a 45 minute guided tour throughout the facility with a comparative whiskey tasting and a full drink at the end. Jameson offers other tours if you are interested. Plan to spend about 2hrs at Jameson.

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After Jameson, take the hop on hop off bus back to the first stop for a nice short walk to your hotel room. Enjoy dinner but don’t stay out too late as you have an early start tomorrow for your Northern Ireland tour!

It’s the last day of your trip so we are going to make the most of it by taking a full day tour of Northern Ireland. Your Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin starts at 7:00am and returns at 8:30pm.

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The tour travels north from Dublin to Belfast where you will have the option to take a black cab tour or to visit the Belfast Titanic Experience.

When I did this trip I did the black cab tour so I could learn about the conflict between the UK (Northern Ireland) and Ireland. On the black cab tour you will visit the Falls and Shankill roads, the Peaceline and see the famous political murals. It was really interesting to hear what happened there from someone who experienced the events, I would highly recommend this tour.

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After your tour in Belfast the bus will continue to travel north up the Atrium Coast to Giant’s Causeway. Mythology of the Giant’s Causeway says the causeway was built by the Irish giant Finn MacCool to fight a rival giant in Scotland. The Giant’s Causeway is a beautiful scenic area with basalt columns, sweeping cliff views and even a peak of Scotland’s coast on a clear day. You’ll get quite a bit of time to walk and explore the area.

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On the tour I took we also visited the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge which was unfortunately closed that day due to high winds. The Carrick-a-Rede rope is currently closed to the public so the tour now stops at Dunluce Castle, which we had passed on the drive up.

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Dunluce Castle is a ruined medieval castle located on the coast. The ruins served as the backdrop for the Iron Islands, House Greyjoy’s home in the Game of Thrones series.

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While it’s a long day, the tour is amazing and worth the long bus drive. When you get back to Dublin head out to dinner and celebrate a successful trip to London and Dublin!

Day 10: Depart Dublin

It’s unfortunately time to pack up and head home. For US bound travelers, US customs does pre-clearance in Dublin so you will go through security twice. Make sure you get to the airport early so you have extra time for security. At least it will save you time once you land at your final destination.

I hope you enjoyed your trip exploring London and Dublin. On this trip you were able to visit three countries, see several palaces and castles, a wonder of the world and eat all the fish and chips you could imagine. Enjoy flipping through all the pictures you took and reliving all the new memories you made.

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Day 2: Tower of London

10:00am arrive in London

12:30pm arrive at hotel

2:00pm - 4:00pm tour of Tower of London

4:00pm - 6:00pm self guided walking tour

Day 3: Changing of the Guard and Buckingham Palace

9:30am leave hotel and walk to Buckingham Palace

10:00am arrive at Buckingham Palace for Changing the Guard

10:40am - 11:30am Changing the Guard

11:30am - 12:00pm walk The Mall

12:00pm - 1:00pm lunch

1:30pm - 4:30pm tour Buckingham Palace and Royal Mews

5:00pm - 6:30pm dinner

7:30pm - 9:00pm London night bus tour

Day 4: London Sightseeing

9:00am - 9:30am leave hotel for Westminster Abbey

9:30am - 11:30am Westminster Abbey

11:30am - 11:45am walk from Westminster Abbey to London Eye

12:00pm - 12:30pm London Eye

12:30pm - 12:45pm walk to Trafalgar Square

1:15pm - 1:30pm walk to Piccadilly Circus

1:30pm - 2:00pm walk or take underground to hotel

3:00pm - 4:30pm afternoon tea

Day 5: Music Tour and Harry Potter Movie Studio Tour

8:00am - 8:30am leave hotel for music tour pickup site

9:00am - 12:30pm London Rock Music Tour

12:30pm - 1:30pm lunch

2:00pm arrive back at hotel

2:30pm - 4:00pm shuttle to Harry Potter tour

4:00pm - 7:00pm Harry Potter Movie Studio Tour

7:00pm - 8:30pm shuttle back to hotel

8:00am - 8:15am walk to Stonehenge pickup spot

8:30am - 2:30pm Stonehenge bus tour

2:30pm - 3:30pm lunch

4:00pm - 6:00pm sightseeing

Day 7: Fly from London to Dublin

9:00am - 10:30am hop on hop off bus tour and Trinity College stop

10:30am - 11:00am bus from Trinity College to Guinness Storehouse

11:00am - 1:00pm Guinness Storehouse tour

1:00pm - 2:00pm lunch near Guinness Storehouse

2:00pm - 2:30pm bus to Jameson Distillery

3:00pm - 5:00pm Jameson Distillery tour

5:00pm - 5:30pm bus back to hotel

6:30am leave hotel

7:00am - 8:30pm Northern Ireland Tour

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5 nights in London

3 nights in Dublin

Tower of London entrance

Buckingham Palace and Royal Mews tour

Westminster Abbey entrance

London Eye entrance

Afternoon tea reservation

London Rock Music tour

Harry Potter Movie Studio tour

Stonehenge tour

Dublin hop on hop off bus

Guinness Storehouse tour

Jameson Distillery tour

Northern Ireland tour

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Flight to London

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Car service, shuttle or underground from hotel airport to London airport

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‘Are you ready for it?’ Taylor Swift fans travel across the globe to see her in concert in Dublin

T aylor Swift fans in the north are traveling by car, bus and even plane to see Taylor Swifts Eras Tour as it arrives in Dublin at the end of June.

With no plans to play in Belfast, thousands of people will head to the Aviva Stadium to see the Tortured Poet’s Department singer on June 28, 29 and 30.

Others will travel further afield to one of her shows in London, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cardiff.

However, north Belfast Native Meádbh Murphy is travelling almost 10,000 miles from Cairns in Australia for the show in Dublin after missing out on tickets there.

After setting off for New Zealand in 2019 the 28 year old and her partner moved to Australia in 2020, having returned to Belfast just once over the last five years.

“I tried to get both tickets for both Sydney and Melbourne but they sold out so quick,” she explained.

“Then the girls back home in Belfast said about going to Dublin for the concert. I’d already planned on heading home for a few weeks later in the summer so I booked my flights for a few weeks earlier to make the concert and they got a ticket sorted for me.

“I saw the reputation tour at Croke Park a few years back and it was brilliant. Can’t wait to experience the Eras tour with my best mates! Definitely worth the 30hours of travel.”

U105 radio presenter Denise Watson’s two teenage daughters, Samantha and Beth, travelled to Edinburgh for the concert on Sunday.

Denise, a self-confessed ‘Swiftie’, is heading to one of the Dublin concerts later this month.

“I saw her in Croke Park last time she was here. She’s a wonderful role model for my girls,” she said.

“I adore her and think she’s a major talent. Far better than Beyoncé or Lady Gaga.”

Like many fans, she struggled to get tickets and noticed a huge jump in the price of accommodation in the city.

“Annoyingly I’ve had a few people contact me asking if I could get them tickets. No guys I pay like every one of you do. I sat across three laptops watching that Ticketmaster queue line like every other fan

“The tickets themselves cost me over £350 and they are not special or VIP.

“I took a huge chance and booked the hotel before I got tickets, so I had a stressful time trying to get tickets for the same date. I got a room for three in Dublin in a central hotel for £298. I checked what it is now and its £600.”

A recent study revealed that hotels in Dublin have almost tripled their prices for the visit.

It costs on average €433 to stay overnight during the Dublin leg of Taylor Swift’s Eras tour.

The cheapest hotel costs €159, and the most expensive is €1,217 for an overnight stay

When Taylor Swift isn’t in town, hotel prices on average are just €189 per night.

Fans can also travel to Taylor with Translink with spaces still available on Derry, Strabane and Omagh Bus Specials.

According to a recent Barclays ‘Swiftonomics Report’ fans attending the Eras Tour are each predicted to splash out £848 on tickets, travel, accommodation, outfits, and other expenses.

This is more than 12 times the average cost of a night out.

More than 1.2m fans are expected catch the superstar for 18 performances across five cities in the UK and Ireland this summer.

Taylor Swift is performing in Edinburgh ahead of dates in Liverpool, Cardiff and London

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A fascinating multi-city vacation package with four exciting countries in Europe: Ireland , Scotland , England and France . Visit Dublin (overflowing with tradition; old pubs and trendy coffee shops among castles and majestic countryside) then, catch a flight to Edinburgh (a fairytale setting with gorgeous architecture) and next, to London (a world center of theatre, art, music, literature and culture). Finally, take a train to Paris (the romantic City of Lights). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

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Ireland, `the Emerald Isle`, offers some of the most beautiful landscapes and views in the entire world, from castles in ruins in verdant valleys to rocky cliffsides overlooking the Atlantic. It is a country that is fiercely proud of its native language and culture, and venturing outside the major cities, you will be able to view a more rural experience. This is most popularly achieved by driving the 111-mile Ring of Kerry in the western part of the country, or visiting the charming Gaeltacht where Irish is only spoken. But definitely do not discount the cities, home to charm, history, and great landmarks, such as the cosmpolitan capital of Dublin, and large cities such as Limerick and Cork.

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A vacation to the isle of Britain would be incomplete without stopping in Scotland. Edinburgh and Glasgow are some of the most cosmopolitan cities in the United Kingdom, set in an urban landscape with many historic buildings dating from the Victorian era and even earlier, impressive considering Scotland was not spared from the Blitz of World War II. Further afield, rivers flow through beautiful valleys that reach the peaks of the Highlands, an area with its own authentic cultural traditions. Whether you are in mainland Scotland or on one of the offshore islands, this nation offers so many charming experiences for the traveler, from fairytale castles to abbeys in ruins to picturesque villages.

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American travelers cannot get enough of England, and to this day it consistently ranks in the three most popular European countries in terms of visitors per year. Nearly everyone visits London, one of the world`s most important cities and the epicenter of what was once a vast world empire, but England should definitely be explored in-depth, from the charm of the Cotswolds to the seaside resorts on the English Channel and the Irish Sea to the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the Westcountry. England is a country where the present day and over a millennia of history routinely intersect.

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France remains one of the worlds most talked-about and written-about destinations. Whether the romance of Paris sweeps you off your feet or you fall gently for the relaxed life of Provence, France is a place for lovers, and will leave you spellbound. Paris is undoubtedly one of the world's great cities, with enough monuments, museums, restaurants, theatres and shows to last a lifetime. The northern provinces of Normandy and Brittany are steeped in history while the Loire Valley is world famous for its châteaux. And there is more to explore.

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With over 1000 years of history Dublin has experienced many changes, particularly in the last decade. European Union membership and increased prosperity have transformed Dublin into a multicultural city with a thriving economy, ranking it among the top tourist destinations in Europe. An hour walk from the top of Grafton Street, across the Liffey, up O'Connell Street, and farther into north Dublin is a walk through time and, also a glimpse of some of the pieces that must eventually fit together. Visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green and the National Museums and so much more!

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Edinburgh has an almost fairy-tale setting and every step is a revelation. Its magnificent architecture shifts from the proud tenements of its medieval Old Town, to the grace and geometric precision of the Georgian New Town. Above it all stands Edinburgh Castle perched high on its volcanic rock looking down on a city where medieval lanes and elegant, sweeping terraces hold over ten centuries of history, mystery, and tradition. Enjoy the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Princes Street Gardens, St Giles' Cathedral, Scott Monument and so much more!

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London offers everything! Iconic landmarks, centuries of history, world-class shopping and achingly cool fashion, arts and food scenes. A 40-minute walk along the South Bank will take you past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe, St Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge. There are eight Royal Parks to explore, and over 300 museums and galleries. It is home to 60 Michelin starred restaurants and fantastic street food. The evenings offer from high-end nightclubs of Chelsea and Mayfair to cool clubs in Soho and Camden. As for theatre, London's legendary West End boasts over 40 world-class theatres. Visit Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, the British Museum, Piccadilly Circus and so much more!

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Paris is regarded as one of the most dynamic cities in Europe, and for good reason: the city assaults the senses; demanding to be seen, heard, touched, tasted, and smelled. Gaze at impressive monuments and savor its gourmet cheeses, chocolates, wines, and seafood. Paris is relatively small as capitals go, with many of its major sights and museums within walking distance of each other. A world of discovery awaits in every hidden corner and at all the famous sites, there is so much to explore. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Jardin des Tuileries, Latin Quarter, Avenue des Champs Elysees, Musee d'Orsay, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and so much more!

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