Have you ever watched a Hollywood movie set in the United Kingdom and not wished to go for a European vacation?
We guess no which is why we have collaborated the best of the United Kingdom in this London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Vacation package.
This ecstatic vacation package that takes you through the amazing tourist hotspots during the day and brilliant nightlife to sleep in; followed by an extra sweet shot of Edinburgh soaked in the mushy fairytale feel and ending it up with Dublin, a city lost in Georgian and medieval architecture.
Sounds like a vacation out of your dreams?
If you are the one nodding vehemently then keep reading while we give you an imaginary run through of everything this (Air inclusive) vacation to Dublin, London and Edinburgh has to offer.
- This 9 night sample itinerary includes:
- Flight into London and out of Dublin
- Hotel for 3 nights in London
- Flight London to Edinburgh
- Hotel for 3 nights in Edinburgh
- Flight Edinburgh – Dublin
- Hotel for 3 nights in Dublin
- Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
3 days in London
As fast as cosmopolitan it is, this European vacation hotspot is equally laidback and peaceful. With the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and world acclaimed galleries chunked in the central part of the city, places like Hampstead Heath and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park still get people frolicking to their wide open green expanses.
Being in London is like traveling through time, you see new-era sensibilities of the modern world along with the centuries-old ancient remains of art and culture.
3 days in Edinburgh
Did you know the United Kingdom has its Athens as well?
Yes, it’s called Edinburgh.
Draped across a series of rocky hills overlooking the sea, this lag of our London, Edinburgh and Dublin Vacation package is intimately entwined with its landscape, buildings and monuments perched atop crags and overshadowed by cliffs. Edinburgh castle that sits brooding on a hilltop has a long history of defending the city from the foreign invasion while there is Edinburgh’s gallery of modern art, split between two impressive neoclassical buildings amassed from all sides by landscaped grounds. If mystery is your thing then there’s Real Mary King’s close, a spooky, subterranean labyrinth which gives a fascinating insight into the everyday life of 17th-century Edinburgh. To gulp it all down, Edinburgh also has numerous beautiful cafes that you can revisit time and again to appreciate the beauty of this place.
3 days in Dublin
With a bit of Irish undertones, Dublin is what a Georgian sophistication looks like.
Start your art hunt at the Dublin city gallery housed in the equally impressive Charlemont House, designed by William Chambers in 1763 or you can opt for Ireland’s National Archaeology museum which is the primary repository for Nation’s archaeological treasures.
With a cosmopolitan outlook, you will see Dublin as a whistleblower of multiculturalism and diversity but everything comes down to Pub in this city. You will find a gamut of new and old pubs with an even bigger gamut of people hanging in them. Pubs are where you go to when you get tired of being in awe of all the artistic geniuses.
If all of this travel talk has scratched the travel bone in you then join us for this (Air inclusive) vacation to Dublin, London and Edinburgh and feel what it really feels like to live life the Hollywood way.
Spoiler alert : You will love every bit of it.
Day 1 in London
Welcome to London! Upon arrival, you will go through customs and immigration followed by transfer to your hotel. Do not give in to jet lag, for you have a lot to see and do.
Your afternoon will start with a traditional lunch of fish and chips in one of the quaint pubs of London. Afterwards, we recommend that you get acquainted with the city by choosing an optional tour such as The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off; showcasing St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
An afternoon like this should only end with an equally amazing night, right? So make your way to Leicester Square, the center of London cinema, for dinner and a show.
Day 2 in London
Wake up early today and head to Trafalgar Square to see Nelson’s Column and trust us, you will not regret losing sleep. Afterwards, head to the mall towards Buckingham Palace and watch the ceremonious ‘Changing of the Guard’. After a heavy lunch, enjoy a leisurely stroll through St. James Park and don’t forget to cross the bridge in the middle of the lake for one of the best views in all of London.
Follow this with your visits to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament cross over the square to Westminster Abbey, London’s most prestigious religious building. It comes in our must see list as it is the setting for coronations, state funerals and the burial place of many famous kings, queens and writers.
After a busy day of sightseeing, why not experience high tea at the Cellarium Café at Westminster Abbey? Then get ready for a stroll across Westminster Bridge for a ride on the London Eye.
After a busy day of sightseeing, why not experience high tea at the Cellarium Café at Westminster Abbey? Then walk off those scones as you stroll across Westminster Bridge for a ride on the London Eye.
Day 3 in London
If you’re a history buff then you are in for a treat today because we will start the day at the British Museum. It was established in 1753 and homes nearly 8 million works from all over the world is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections dedicated to human history and culture. Following your visit of the museum, lets go to Covent Garden for an afternoon of shopping and a bite to eat whilst watching the local street performers.
Next stop is the National Portrait Gallery that boasts of the historically important and famous British men and women from the 16th century till the present day. The Gallery’s collection includes over 195,000 portrait which also includes the Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare as well as photographs, drawings and sculptures.
On your final night in London, go treat yourself with a view of the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and see the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and statue of Eros. Lets end the night with a casual dinner at one of the local pubs and perhaps catch a show at the Criterion Theatre or in nearby Leicester Square.
On your final night in London, make your way to the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus to see the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and statue of Eros. Let’s end the night with a casual dinner at one of the local pubs and perhaps catch a show at the Criterion Theatre or in nearby Leicester Square.
Day 4 in Edinburgh
From London to Edinburgh
Today we will start the next lag of our trip in Edinburgh. We recommend that you make your flight reservation between 10:00am and Noon as it will give you time to enjoy your final breakfast in London.
Welcome to Edinburgh! Upon arrival, you will go through customs and immigration. Should you opt to purchase a transfer to your hotel; a representative will be waiting for you as you exit immigration. Arrive at your hotel, check in and do not give in to jet lag! Edinburgh waits!
Start your first day here by heading straight to the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Begin at Edinburgh Castle and follow it all the way to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Along the way be sure to stop at the historic Gladstone’s Land and St. Giles’ Cathedral and also the modern Scottish Parliament building. Wander down some of the alleys off the Royal Mile before stopping at John Knox’s House on High Street and the Canongate Church.
As night approaches, make your way to Grass market that is a hub for legendary Traverse Theatres and lively pub scenes. This area is full of restaurants and bars sure to please every budget, with plenty of music and entertainment on hand.
Day 5 in Edinburgh
Wake up early and head to Edinburgh’s New Town to start at the Scott Monument and later going up Princes Street to the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery. Afterwards wandering through Princes Street Gardens is a good idea, until you come to St. John’s Church and St. Cuthbert’s Church. From here, head north to Charlotte Square to grab a bite to eat in one of the pubs along Rose Street or George Street.
After some rest, continue to Queen’s Street to see original town houses and architecture as well as the private Queen’s Street Gardens. At the eastern end, stop and gaze upon the art at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, then visit St. Andrew’s Square, named for the National Museum of Ireland and Four Courts,which isJames Gandon’s Georgian masterpiece and the home of the Irish judiciary.In the afternoon, enjoy lunch and a leisurely stroll along Henry, Moore and Mary streets, the North side’s pedestrian shopping area on your way to the Dublin Writers Museum and the Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane. Afterwards head back via O’Connell Street, the city’s widest thoroughfare, stopping to visit the General Post Office before taking a quayside walk by Dublin’s most imposing structure, the Custom House.
Afterwards cross the Liffey via O’Connell Bridge and splurge on a fabulous dinner at the glamorous Tea Room in Temple Bar’s Clarence hotel or feast on a final farewell dinner at your ‘local’ (aka your favorite neighborhood pub).
Day 10: Your Last Day in Dublin
Depart your hotel for the airport for your return home. We recommend that you purchase a private transfer, if so a representative will meet you at the hotel, in time to take you to the airport for your flight out.
Moving forward to Leith, Edinburgh’s original ‘rough and tumble’ port that was once an independent town. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Water of Leith Walkway emerging at the Shore. This waterfront area is home of the 5-star Royal Yacht Britannia and known to have some of the city’s finest pubs and restaurants, so stop for a pint of whiskey and a quick snack before heading back to the city center along the Leith Walk, which links the district with the east end of Princes Street and offers a unforgettable shopping experience.
On your final night in Edinburgh, head to the city’s West End, center of theater and music, for a show at the Royal Lyceum Theatre or a concert at the Usher Hall where the Filmhouse offers the best in independent cinema. Alternately, you may want to live like a local and try a simple take-away fish and chip meal or, as they prefer to call them, fish suppers.
Day 7 in Dublin
From Edinburgh to Dublin
Today you continue on your trip to Dublin. Take some time to enjoy your final breakfast in Edinburgh and head to the airport for your flight to Dublin.
Begin the afternoon in Dublin with a traditional lunch of Irish stew and soda bread or shepherd’s pie. Afterwards, we recommend that you get acquainted with the city by choosing an optional tour such as ‘City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Tour’, showcasing Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Patricks Cathedral, The Guinness Storehouse, The Phoenix Park and the Old Jameson Distillery or ‘Dublin Liffey River Cruise’.
You can spend the evening exploring the cobbled streets, cafés and shops of Temple Bar, Dublin’s bohemian quarter. The south bank of the Liffeyis full of restaurants and bars with plenty of music and entertainment in hand. Perhaps join in the fun of a literary pub-crawl.
Day 8 in Dublin
Wake up early as today you will visit Trinity College, the oldest seat of Irish learning and home to Ireland’s greatest art treasure, the Book of Kells. From here walk south along the Grafton Street, Dublin’s busiest shopping street, taking in a few shops and entertaining buskers. At St. Stephen’s Green in the northeast corner of the park, you’ll find many of the city’s cultural institutions. Surrounding Leinster House, you will find the National Museum of Ireland-Archaelogy, with artifacts and exhibits from prehistoric times, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library and the Natural History Museum.
This afternoon have a scrumptious lunch before continuing west to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. In the north, see a living history of Dublin at medieval Dublinia, across the street from ancient Christ Church Cathedral, whose underground crypt is Dublin’s oldest structure. We will return passing Dublin Castle, residence of British power in Ireland for nearly 800 years, and home to the Chester Beatty Library, with its prized Chinese and Turkish treasures.
After a busy day of sightseeing, relax over tea at Bewley’s and catch a musical performance at the Olympia Theatre or a play at the Abbey Theatre.
Day 9 in Dublin
Dedicate your third day to the areas in the north and west.
Visit the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, which houses the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Kilmainham Gaol, where the leaders of the Easter Uprising were executed following their capture. Then head north, across the Liffey to the National Museum of Ireland and Four Courts, James Gandon’s Georgian masterpiece and the home of the Irish judiciary. This afternoon, enjoy lunch and a leisurely stroll along Henry, Moore and Mary streets, the North side’s pedestrian shopping area on your way to the Dublin Writers Museum and the Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane. Afterwards, head back to the Liffey via O’Connell Street, the city’s widest thoroughfare, stopping to visit the General Post Office before taking a quayside walk by Dublin’s most imposing structure, the Custom House.
This afternoon, enjoy lunch and a leisurely stroll along Henry, Moore and Mary streets, the North side’s pedestrian shopping area on your way to the Dublin Writers Museum and the Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane. Afterwards, head back to the Liffey via O’Connell Street, the city’s widest thoroughfare, stopping to visit the General Post Office before taking a quayside walk by Dublin’s most imposing structure, the Custom House.
Later, cross the Liffey via O’Connell Bridge and splurge on a fabulous dinner at the glamorous Tea Room in Temple Bar’s Clarence hotel or feast on a final farewell dinner at your ‘local’ (aka your favorite neighborhood pub).
Day 10 : Your Last Day in Dublin
Depart your hotel for the airport for your return home. We recommend that you purchase a private transfer if so a representative will meet you at the hotel, in time to take you to the airport for your flight out.