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, lead…
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Bar district, Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace
On this guided tour, you’ll walk for at least 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including cobblestone streets and paved roads, with few hills o…
Board your overnight flight to Dublin today.
Welcome to Ireland! Meet your 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 Storehouse • 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.
County Wicklow has some of the wildest and most spectacular mountain scenery in Ireland, as well as many of the country’s most important historic sites. Journey through Wicklow’s captivating landscapes to Glendalough, which became famous throughout Europe as a center of Christian learning before it was sacked by Viking raiders in the 10th century. Here, you’ll see St. Kevin’s Cross, marking the place where the saint lies buried. You’ll also view the remains of the sixth-century cathedral and the remarkable Round Tower, thought to have been used by monks as a place of refuge. Your Tour Director will lead you on a tour of the site, and then you'll enjoy free time.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.
This afternoon, fly to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital.
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.
Famous for its connections to the Holy Grail as depicted in the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code, Rosslyn Chapel is a place shrouded in mystery and legend. Step inside with a local guide to marvel at the crypt, colorful stained glass windows, and the intricate carvings that adorn the interior pillars and arches. Then, discover how Scotch whisky, or “the water of life,” is made during a tour of Glenkinchie Distillery, one of six single-malt distilleries in the Scottish Lowlands. Here, you’ll enjoy a tasting before heading back to Edinburgh. Please note: There is no photography permitted inside of Rosslyn Chapel.6 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.
Journey by train through the lochs and hills of Scotland and the English countryside. Later, arrive in the English capital.
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.
Led by a Blue Badge Guide, you’ll travel to Windsor for a guided tour of the world’s largest and longest-inhabited castle. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1070, Windsor has been the British Royal Family’s preferred retreat for the past 900 years. Step inside the State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel, where the Knights of the Garter ceremony takes place. View the exhibit of royal treasures on display within the castle. You’ll then have time to stroll through the town of Windsor and have a look at Eton College, a prestigious prep school attended by Princes William and Harry. Please note: Windsor Castle is occasionally closed when in use by the Royal Family; a visit to Henry VIII’s Hampton Court will be substituted when necessary. Additionally, St. George’s Chapel is closed to the public on Sundays.5 hours and departs in the afternoonSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your stay to continue exploring London.
A city that loves to be explored, London beckons with world-class (and often free) museums and galleries, quirky shops, outstanding restaurants, royal pageantry, charming neighborhoods, and more than 2,000 years of history.
Spend a full free day in London or add an excursion.
Enter the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its dark history of treason, imprisonment, and beheadings. With a local Blue Badge Guide leading the way, you’ll explore the nooks and crannies of this royal castle, seeing ancient coin collections, suits of armor, and the glittering Crown Jewels as you go. Later, step aboard a riverboat for a cruise down the Thames and take in views of the London skyline, Tower Bridge, Southbank, and more from the water.6 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.
Enjoy another full free day in London or add an excursion. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.
Pay a visit to Oxford, home to one of the most prestigious universities in the world. You’ll admire the charming city’s spire-studded architecture and learn more about its academic legacy during a visit to New College at Oxford University. Founded in the 14th century, this college is one of the oldest institutions in the city, and you’ll discover its extensive history during your visit. Then, enjoy free time for lunch before continuing on to Stonehenge, perhaps England’s most mysterious landmark. The origin and purpose of this ring of stones, which dates back an estimated 5,000 years, is unknown, though most believe it was a temple and observatory. Take some time to explore the intriguing stone formations and visit the newly opened exhibition and visitor center before heading back to London.9.5 hours and departs in the morningSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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