LONDON & EDINBURGH - 2017
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The luck of the Irish…don’t we all wish we had it? Well, you can create your own luck on this trip to Dublin, London, and Edinburgh by traveling with Monograms. You’ll feel lucky throughout your stay, because we’ve arranged for you to have a Local Host in each city. This "friend in the city" is there for you to answer questions, share local insights, offer suggestions, and help make sure your vacation is everything you want it to be. On this 10-day vacation package, we’ve also arranged your hotel reservations, transportation between cities with transfers, sightseeing, and daily breakfast…all so you can skip the headaches that go along with planning a vacation overseas.
And did we mention that sightseeing with Monograms includes VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines? We know your travel time is precious and you don't want to waste it waiting in line like all the other tourists. That’s why we give you VIP access—so your time is spent with the attractions rather than outside of them! Your vacation package also includes travel by air between Dublin and London as well as travel by Express train between London and Edinburgh. We've even included the transfers between your Dublin hotel and the airport, the London airport and your London hotel, your London hotel and the London train station, and the Edinburgh train station and your Edinburgh hotel. With the transfers and transportation we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is show up ready to have fun. We’ve saved you the stress and hassles of having to arrange everything on your own and figure out how to get from place to place—not to mention we’ve given you the comfort of having a "friend" in each city. It’s a dream vacation!
Your Monograms vacation package includes transportation between each city. We've arranged a flight for you between Dublin and London and the Express train between London and Edinburgh—the best way to connect!
- LOCAL HOST SERVICE
and Destination Guides with city maps.
- SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE.
Travel by Express train between London-Edinburgh (First Class); transfers to/from train stations.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
Buffet breakfast daily (B).
Day by Day
Welcome to London, one of the world's most important business, financial, and cultural centres. Your Local Hosts will help you maximise your time.
Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL. Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London's skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history. The final highlight is the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held). (B)
Full day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of London. Your Local Hosts can offer recommendations, such as a river cruise to enjoy unique views across London from the Thames-Big Ben, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, the Shard, HMS Belfast, and much more. (B)
Travel to Edinburgh by EXPRESS TRAIN (First class). (B)
Morning guided sightseeing introduces you to the 200-year-old elegant "New Town" with its original neo-classical and Georgian period architecture. In the "Old Town," follow the Royal Mile and visit EDINBURGH CASTLE, perched on top of a rocky crag, the remnants of an extinct volcano. Tour the castle and admire the "Honours of Scotland," the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles and first used for the coronation of Mary Queen of Scots in 1543. (B)
NOTE: Edinburgh sightseeing might take place on Day 4.
Your Local Host will have exciting suggestions for your day at leisure, like a visit to Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the British Monarch in Scotland. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile, the palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining. (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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