Day 1: London
Arrive at London, Transfers to your hotel, Check in and since you are staying near central London it is the perfect opportunity to walk through the nearby area,be sure to check out some of key spots, like Kensington Palace, the Round Pond (where there are geese and swans waiting to be fed), the Italian fountains, the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and the Peter Pan statue, commissioned by the author J.M. Barrie.This is also a good time to take care of things and exploring the area that you're staying in.Overnighta at hotel.
Day 2: London - One day tour
After breakfast -London in One Day Sightseeing Tour, you will explore the very best of London on a fully-guided tour. You'll take a scenic drive through the West End and City past famous sights such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral, visit the Tower of London and cruise on the River Thames. a flight on the London Eye! Your full-day tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to Westminster Abbey, where many of England's kings, queens, statesmen, poets and writers are buried. Other famous London sights you'll see on your guided tour include Big Ben and the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square, watched over by Nelson's Column.
After watching the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in all its colorful pageantry, it's time to eat a hearty lunch (additional cost) at a traditional English pub in Trafalgar Square. After lunch, take a tour of St. Paul's Cathedral and see Mansion House (home to the Lord Mayor of London) and the nearby Bank of England, known as the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, in the heart of the old City. Next stop is the Tower of London, the ancient fortress steeped in centuries of murder and treason, guarded by jet-black ravens. The splendidly dressed Beefeaters will tell you about the Tower's history, including tragic tales of royals and nobles who met their end within its walls. The Tower of London is also and home to the priceless "Crown Jewels", including the enormous Cullinan diamonds and the extraordinary Koh-i-Noor. Finally join a Thames River cruise for great views of the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and London's famous bridges.Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: London - Edenburg(4:30 Minutes)
Today after breakfast checkout from London and travel to Edinburg by train,this jorney will take approx 4 hours and 30 minuts. Check in at hotel and day is free at Edinburg. Edinburgh has plenty of suggestions to help you eke out every last bit of enjoyment from your stay in our beautiful city. Compact and easy to get around on foot, Edinburgh is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and the world’s first City of Literature, meaning there’s plenty of history and culture to be discovered.Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
After breakfat go on a fantastic tour from Edinburgh to explore the legendary myths of Loch Ness and enjoy the diverse range of Scottish Highland scenery. Drive through the forests and rivers of Highland Perthshire and get a glimpse of dramatic Glen Coe - the site of the Massacre of Glencoe. See Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, and enjoy a typical Scottish picnic lunch before taking in magnificent views of the Forth Bridge.
When you arrive at Fort Augustus, a charming Highland village on the banks of the famous Loch Ness, take a leisurely stroll through the village or simply relax by the Caledonian Canal. Enjoy a locally produced 'Taste of Scotland 'picnic lunch that includes a bottle of Scottish mineral water, a choice of freshly made sandwiches, fresh fruit and shortbread. If you want to learn more about Scottish cuisine, your guide can direct you to some great local cafs for more tasty treats.
You also have the opportunity to take a 1-hour boat cruise on the loch (own expense). Discover the mysteries of the legendary Nessie monster on a custom-built boat designed specifically for sailing on this loch, equipped with the very latest underwater imaging technology, giving you a fascinating view of the terrain and life under the surface. Relax with a coffee or beer at the onboard bar.
Your journey continues past the shimmering Loch Laggan and then over the Pass of Drumochter, the main mountain pass connecting the northern and southern Scottish Highlands. Heading south, pass Perthshire and Big Tree Country, filled with lush forests, rivers and mountains, before getting an impressive view of Forth Bridge. Your Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands day tour ends in Edinburgh around 8pm. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Edinburg - Dublin
Today after breakfast make your way to airport for your onward flight to Dublin,Arrive at Dublin check in at hotel and day is free to explore the city-The traveller in Dublin won’t be lonely. You’ll have scores of other backpackers, foreign students and tourists to keep you company. Despite the dodgy weather, Dublin is a seasoned stop-off point for Kiwis, Aussies, Spaniards, Italians, Canadians and French. Dublin city centre is cut in half at two points; by the River Liffey and Dame Street. In between the Liffey and Dame Street is Temple Bar – Dublin’s cultural hub. As Dublin’s culture emanates singularly from the pub, Temple Bar is a most apt name for the area. The cobbled streets here are lined with bars and a never-ending trail of drunken tourists fall out their doors. Never ones to miss a piss-up, the Dubs add to the madness.
To get to grips with Dublin’s funky café scene head to south William Street and Exchequer Street. That’s where the suave media types, art-eeests and art dealers sip cappuccinos and puff Marlboros. Health stores and vintage clothes shops can also be found here.Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Wicklow Mountains, Avoca and Glendalough Rail Tour from Dublin
After breakfast combine Ireland's stunning coastal and mountain scenery on this lovely rail tour from Dublin. You'll travel through the magical Wicklow Mountains, visit the traditional town of Avoca and explore the ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough. This scenic coach and rail trip from Dublin shows you the best of Ireland in one day.
Departing from Dublin Connolly Station, you'll travel by train (snack bar onboard) to village of Rathdrum, incorporating a journey into the heart of County Wicklow. Taking a stunning scenic coastal route you'll pass the magnificent Killiney Bay, a must-see Irish beauty-spot framed by the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the sriking Bray Head hill. From here, your train tour swings inland to the mountains of County Wicklow, where you'll experience the 'Garden of Ireland' at its best!
On arrival at the village of Rathdrum, you'll join the coach for a journey through the Vale of Avoca. In the lovely village of Avoca (where the BBC series Ballykissangel was filmed) you can see famous Avoca wool-weavers at work and spend time at leisure.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Dublin/Departure
Today after breakfast check out from hotel and make your way to airport.
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Tour cost per person from £725
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- 2 nights accommodaion in London with breakfast
- London one day tour
- Train tickets from London to Edinburg
- 2 nights accommodation in Edinburg with breakfast
- Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
- 2 nights accommodation in Dublin
- Wicklow Mountains, Avoca and Glendalough Rail Tour from Dublin