Tour OverviewAccording to an Irish proverb, "He who travels has stories to tell." Of course, there are bad stories-making travel arrangements was stressful, we got on the wrong train, we couldn't figure out where to go-and there are good stories-we traveled seamlessly and saw the amazing sights, we found restaurants perfect for our tastes, and we didn't have to handle any of the travel logistics. With Monograms, you'll arrive home from this 9-day vacation with enough good stories to write a book, because we've handled all of the travel details for you, leaving you time and energy to enjoy the sights! We've arranged your hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers to/from the train stations as well as transfers for your intra-vacation flight. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, a local insider who will be on hand to help you create those good stories and find those perfect restaurants.Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Dublin. At your hotel, your Local Host will greet you with a warm Irish smile and a destination guide to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we'll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a Certified Local Guide, an insider who can tell you the city's inside stories and hidden secrets. We'll show you the must-see sights and bring you to the Book of Kells, a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. A full day in Dublin gives you time to explore on your own. Perhaps join a literary pub crawl through Dublin, sample a Guinness beer, browse the stores on Grafton Street, or take an excursion to Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back over 5,000 years. Then you're off to Belfast in Northern Ireland. We'll transfer you to the Dublin train station, get you on the correct train (first-class), pick you up at the Belfast train station, and take you to your Belfast hotel. In Belfast, we've arranged for you to enjoy a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour at your own pace. We've also included entry to the Titanic Exhibition, where you will learn all about this ship and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. You've seen the movie-now it's time to learn about the real ship and its maiden voyage! Your vacation concludes in London. We'll take you to the Belfast airport for your flight to London, which we've included for you. In London, we'll pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. The next morning, after your included breakfast, we'll pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, guided sightseeing of London's must-see attractions. Hear the inside stories from your Certified Local Guide as you visit St. Paul's Cathedral before arriving in time for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. A full day in London gives you the opportunity to perhaps browse the famous shops, such as Harrods and Selfridge's; take an excursion to Stonehenge and the Roman Baths; or enjoy a cruise on the River Thames. Your Local Host can assist you with getting tickets to some of the famous shows, such as War Horse, Billy Elliott, Les Misйrables, Mamma Mia, and more.Dublin, Belfast, and London-three great cities waiting for you! We've made it easy for you. We've handled your hotel reservations, sightseeing, breakfast, transportation between cities, and intra-vacation transfers. Add the services of a Local Host-a local expert ready to assist you-and you've got a dream vacation full of great stories!Included Features:Guided sightseeing in Dublin and London; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
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Itinerary Overview3 Nights Dublin, 3 Nights Belfast & 3 Nights London
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Day 1 DUBLIN, IRELAND. Cйad mнle fбilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Your Local Host will help you maximize your time in the “Fair City.”
Day 2 DUBLIN. Morning guided sightseeing takes you past St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, along elegant Georgian squares, and statue-lined O'Connell Street. Look out for the effigy of Oscar Wilde, reclining on a huge granite stone and seemingly without a care in the world; or Molly Malone, commemorating the young woman featured in the local ballad Cockles and Mussels. Finally, visit the Old Library at TRINITY COLLEGE, and see the famous 1,200-year-old Book of Kells. It is testimony to Dublin's literary tradition, dating back over a thousand years, when monks would transcribe the Bible into beautiful manuscripts.NOTE: Dublin sightseeing might take place on Day 1.
Day 3 DUBLIN. Discover all that Dublin has to offer on your own or try some of the suggestions from your Local Host, such as the Chester Beatty Library, housed in the 18th-century Clock Tower building. This award-winning museum contains the personal collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, a wealthy American miner who bequeathed it to the Irish public.
Day 4 DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. Journey to Belfast by TRAIN (first class).
Day 5 BELFAST. Enjoy your HOP-ON/HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING TOUR, which will take you past all the city's attractions, including City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queens University, the murals on Falls Road and Shankill Road, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Also included is a ticket to the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE, where you learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912.NOTE:The Hop-On/Hop-Off ticket in Belfast is valid for 48 hours.
Day 6 BELFAST. A day at leisure in Belfast and your Local Host will help you plan it. For example, you could visit the Belfast Botanical Gardens with its Palm House made of curved iron and glass.
Day 7 BELFAST–LONDON, ENGLAND. Travel to London by AIR on selected flights.
Day 8 LONDON. 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 Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of 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.
Day 9 LONDON. Your Local Host will have suggestions for your day at leisure. Maybe you would like to sample the ultimate in British food and drink—fish & chips with a pint of bitter in a local pub.
Day 10 LONDON. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Tour Dates & Pricing
- Thursday April 9th, 2020 - Saturday April 18th, 2020
- Thursday April 16th, 2020 - Saturday April 25th, 2020
- Thursday April 23rd, 2020 - Saturday May 2nd, 2020
- Thursday April 30th, 2020 - Saturday May 9th, 2020
- Thursday May 7th, 2020 - Saturday May 16th, 2020
- Thursday May 14th, 2020 - Saturday May 23rd, 2020
- Thursday May 21st, 2020 - Saturday May 30th, 2020
- Thursday May 28th, 2020 - Saturday June 6th, 2020
- Thursday June 11th, 2020 - Saturday June 20th, 2020
- Thursday June 25th, 2020 - Saturday July 4th, 2020
- Thursday July 2nd, 2020 - Saturday July 11th, 2020
- Thursday July 16th, 2020 - Saturday July 25th, 2020
- Thursday July 23rd, 2020 - Saturday August 1st, 2020
- Thursday July 30th, 2020 - Saturday August 8th, 2020
- Thursday August 6th, 2020 - Saturday August 15th, 2020
- Thursday August 13th, 2020 - Saturday August 22nd, 2020
- Thursday August 20th, 2020 - Saturday August 29th, 2020
- Thursday September 3rd, 2020 - Saturday September 12th, 2020
- Thursday September 10th, 2020 - Saturday September 19th, 2020
- Thursday September 17th, 2020 - Saturday September 26th, 2020