Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to the incredible to the capital of the United Kingdom - London! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.
The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.
Day 2: Royal London
Following breakfast in your hotel, you start a full day guided walking tour around the iconic landmarks of London. For your comfort we have booked a day-pass for London tube, so you can experience a famous London transportation system and save time on traffic.
Together with your professional guide, you begin the sightseeing with a visit to the legendary Tower of London. Your tour continues to the must-see of the city: the 700-year-old Westminster Abbey, which you explore from the outside and the inside. You also see one of London's most famous landmarks - the Houses of Parliament's clock tower Big Ben, officially known as Elizabeth Tower and many other tourists attractions.
After the tour, you return back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore London.
Day 3: Day Trip to Windsor Castle
After breakfast, you take advantage of your public transport day pass to arrive at the station. Then you board a quick train running to Windsor.
Upon arrival, your private guide takes you to the picturesque Windsor Castle, which has been the family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years.
The size of the Castle (5 hectares/13 acres) is breathtaking. In fact, it is the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world and it's where Her Majesty the Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends. During your tour, the guide shows you around the castle and shares all exciting stories it holds!
Today you also visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, take a tour of St. George's Chapel, admire the changing of the guards and much more. Your tour ends with a walk along the amazing parks.
After the tour, you have a return train ride to London.
Day 4: Day Trip to Oxford & Cotswold Villages
After breakfast, you take advantage of your public transport day pass to travel to the meeting point. Today you have the chance to dive into the atmosphere of good old England and join an amazing small group tour to Oxford and Cotswold villages.
Upon arrival, you meet your guide-driver and head northwest out of London, through the fascinating countryside, to reach the legendary university town of Oxford. There you explore the precincts of many colleges, take in the stunning spire-studded skyline of Oxford University or visit the Ashmolean Museum.
The second part of the day is dedicated to the exploration of the charming villages of the Cotswolds. You discover Bampton, famous for the marvelous church of St. Mary, where many iconic scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed. You also travel to the tiny market village of Burford and fascinating Bibury where you stroll along the fairytale-like Arlington Row. After taking in the hospitality of the English countryside, you get back to London.
Please, note: alternatively you can go on a small group tour to Bath, Avebury & Lacock Village. Contact your travel specialist for the details.
Day 5: Train to Edinburgh
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and have a transfer to the station.
Day 5: Arrival
Upon arrival walk to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Day 6: Sightseeing Tour of Edinburgh
Following breakfast, you meet with a guide in a lobby for a start of a tour of the capital of Scotland, unsurpassed Edinburgh. Together you start the tour from the historic Old Town or the Royal Mile, running through the heart of the city and packed with lots of amazing must-visits.
During the walking tour, you take an inside visit to the Edinburgh Castle to immerse into the history of this famous fortification that was once the residence of Scottish monarchs, and admire great panoramic views over Edinburgh. Within 4 hours with a private guide, you get the best introduction to the city.
After the tour you return to your hotel.
Day 7: Day Trip to Loch Ness and Highlands
Following early breakfast, meet your guide for the small group tour heading to Loch Ness. Today you enjoy a scenic group tour and discover the breathtaking northern part of Scotland.
First, you pass the UNESCO listed Forth Railway Bridge considered as the symbol of Scotland, proceeding to the small Highland town of Pitlochry, a vibrant hub set on the banks of the River Tummel.
Then you continue your journey to the spectacular and unique Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park in Scotland with stunning mountains and hills, after which you arrive at the legendary Loch Ness. Shrouded in myths, the alleged home of the famous Loch Ness monster simply allures adventure lovers from all over the world. Here you can either discover the Urquhart Castle* or join a short cruise around the lake.
On the return journey, you make your way through the Great Glen towards the Commando Memorial, dedicated to the remembrance of the Royal Marine Commandos who trained here during WWII. There you have a quick stop for taking some photos of the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis. Then travel to Glen Coe and make a final stop at the town of Stirling, a former royal citadel.
Once the tour is finished you have a transfer back to Edinburgh.
Please, note: tickets to Loch Ness Cruise and the Urquhart Castle are available for purchase on the spot. The meeting place is in the city center at the Royal Mile.
Day 8: Flight to Dublin
In the morning you check out, and your private driver transfers you to the airport for a short flight to Dublin.
Day 8: Arrival & Evening Bar Crawl
Welcome to the fabulous capital of Ireland - Dublin!
Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for the check-in.
In the evening you meet your private guide for an evening bar crawl that is that is an amazing way to be introduced to the life of this beautiful city. Together you enjoy a walk along the evening streets of the old town followed by a visit to some local bars. Sharing tables with the locals as it was in the old times and tasting the most traditional drinks and snacks surely enriches your experience in Dublin!
Day 9: Dublin City Tour & Guinness Storehouse Experience
After a full Irish breakfast this morning, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and carry on to a walking city tour of Dublin.
During the sightseeing tour you see many of Dublin’s icons while being guided to some hidden and wonderful spots that visitors most often miss. You see Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the famous Ha’penny Bridge, the Georgian doors of Dublin and Trinity College Library where you see the famous Book of Kells.
You then pay a visit to the most popular Ireland's attraction - the remarkable Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery. Your group tour of the Storehouse begins at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and as you make your way to the 7th floor you learn about the history and the making of Guinness through various interactive experiences.
After the tour you return to your hotel and have evening at leisure.
Note: to highlight your tour, you may add a Guinness Storehouse connoisseur experience on top.
Day 10: Day Trip to Newgrange Boyne Valley
In the morning you walk to the meeting point, located within walking distance from your hotel, meet your group and embark on a small group tour to Newgrange Boyne Valley, a true must-visit of any Irish journey.
During the tour, you enter the ancient 5200-year Passage Tomb at Newgrange, and Newgrange visitor center, enjoy a guided tour at Monasterboice, the remains of an early Christian settlement and a guided walking tour at Hill of Slane, a prehistoric monument associated with Saint Patrick. Entrance and guided tour at the archeological complex Hill of Tara, an ancient Celtic ritual site, are also included.
After the tour you drive back to the Dublin city center.
Please, note: the tour is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Alternatively, you can go on a small group tour to Giant's Causeway at an extra charge. Contact your travel specialist for the details.
Day 11: Departure
This is the last day of your amazing adventure! In the morning you check out and have a transfer to the airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!
Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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