(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Dublin, Edinburgh, London
This private luxury tour features the best of the capitals of Ireland, Scotland and England. It includes private touring of incredible culture and cuisine in Dublin, Edinburgh and London, as well as options for day trips to the most interesting regional attractions surrounding each city.
Begin in Dublin, the capital of Ireland and the perfect starting point for an overview of the country’s long and storied history. During touring with your private guide and driver, marvel at the iconic Book of Kells and the Long Room in the Old Library at Trinity College, and tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral, one of the most important churches in Ireland. Take a culinary walking tour to sample treats at top local food markets and shops. Enjoy a private tour of the Old Jameson Distillery, followed by a private tasting of the distillery’s finest products. Walk in the footsteps of Irish literary giants such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde in Georgian Dublin, a neighborhood of well-preserved architecture set around leafy St. Stephen’s Green. Depending on interests, stroll through the Temple Bar entertainment district, browse the upscale shops on Grafton Street, perhaps cross the River Liffey to walk along historic O’Connell Street, or stop by the Guinness Storehouse and opt for a pint in the on-site bar, which has views over the rooftops of Dublin. Additional touring options in Dublin include the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kilmainham Gaol and Chester Beatty Library. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange theater tickets and reservations at Dublin’s best restaurants for contemporary Irish cuisine. One day, enjoy a private excursion to idyllic County Wicklow. Tour the stunning gardens at Powerscourt House and Gardens. Pass through verdant farmland and rolling hills to Glendalough, a beautiful glacial valley with the ruins of an ancient monastery set among lakes. Also tour historic Avoca Mill, where some of Ireland’s finest and most colorful textiles have been produced for centuries.
Next, fly to Edinburgh, the stunning capital of Scotland. During flexible touring with your private guide, explore the city according to your interests. Tour the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See iconic Edinburgh Castle and walk along the Royal Mile, the road leading from the castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Explore historic buildings and narrow closes (alleys) and stairways that connect different levels of the city. Also visit neighborhoods and shops noted for Scottish products such as weavings, wool items, and tweed. Depending on your interests, you may wish to visit the Royal Botanic Garden, the National Gallery or the Scottish Parliament Building. Or, hike an extinct volcano for a panoramic overview of Edinburgh and the nearby Firth of Forth, a tidal bay connected to the North Sea. One day, continue your private city touring, or opt for an excursion to Glasgow to tour cultural highlights such as art museums and Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture.
Conclude in London, England, one of the great cities of the world. Enjoy comprehensive touring with an expert Blue Badge guide. First-time visitors might like to visit landmarks such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Covent Garden, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Other options include visiting favorite neighborhoods, small museums, specialty shops, food markets, historic pubs and private gardens. One day, continue your private city touring or enjoy a private excursion to Windsor Castle, one of the official homes of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family. Artisans of Leisure can also arrange theater tickets and reservations at London’s best restaurants.
Arrive Dublin, Ireland
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Dublin & Co. Wicklow
Full-day private excursion
Full-day private city tour
Dublin – Edinburgh, Scotland
Private transfer to airport for short flight to Edinburgh, Scotland for 3 nights
Full-day private city tour
Half-day private tour, with option to visit Glasgow
Edinburgh – London, England
Private transfer to airport for short flight (or to train station for train) to London for 3 nights
Full-day private city tour
Half-day private city tour or excursion to Windsor Castle
Private airport transfer
The Merrion or The Shelbourne
Claridge’s or Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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