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Dublin, Edinburgh & London tour

Dublin, Edinburgh & London

Great Value Vacations
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 1,889 $ 236 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit the National Botanical Gardens, find your way through The Irish Museum of Modern Art, and marvel at the National Museum of Ireland.
  • Hop a plane and soar from Ireland to Scotland for a change of pace.
  • Walk the Royal Mile in Edinburgh to see all the main attractions like Edinburgh Castle, the Camera Obscura, the Scotch Whisky Experience, and the Holyroodhouse Palace.
  • Make sure to catch your train to London, the final stop on your trip!
  • Embrace the royalty of Buckingham Palace, the Changing of the Guard, and Westminster Abbey, or wander through Camden among punks, goths, tourists, and rockabilies.

Short Description

Dive into Dublin to explore its museums and history. Immerse yourself in pub culture there, or enjoy Scottish whisky when you land in Edinburgh. Walk the streets of London where historic architecture is one of their most popular attractions. Watch the city from the London Eye, completely captivated by the royal feel that lingers in the air.

Trip Type N/A
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Dublin
End City London

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Dublin (DUB), out of London (LHR)
  • Round-trip airport transfers in Dublin
  • 2 nights in Dublin at the Ashling Hotel or similar
  • Dublin Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing Pass (2-Day)
  • One-way, economy class airfare from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  • Arrival airport transfer in Edinburgh
  • 2 nights in Edinburgh at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel or similar
  • Edinburgh Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing Pass (24-hours)
  • Rail from Edinburgh to London (standard class)
  • 3 nights in London at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton or similar
  • London Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing Pass (48-hours)
  • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Dublin, Ireland!

Kick off the first leg of your trip by checking into your hotel and activating your hop-on/hop-off pass! See the city highlight's from the comfort of a bus.

This once-Viking city has the reputation of being the best place to get a pint, so make sure you stop into a good pub, like the pretty Bath Pub, old-fashioned Grogan's, or 57 The Headline for craft beer from around the world.

Transfer to Dublin hotel

Dublin Big Bus Premium Hop-on/Hop-off - 48-hour

Visit Ireland’s capital and discover the city from the top of an open-top double-decker bus. Let City Sightseeing entertain, inform and highlight all the things to do and see in Dublin to help you make the most of your stay. The 48-hour ticket is the perfect hassle-free way to get around town and visit all of Dublin’s major sights.

Includes:

  • Unlimited travel ticket for 48 hours
  • Live tour guides
  • Discounts on attractions throughout the city
  • Free walking tour
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Covered buses for inclement weather
  • Dublin Night Tour

Day 2: Dublin

Continue using your hop-on/hop-off pass today. While the capital is known for its booze, Dublin also has some impressive history, amazing architecture, and beautiful artwork.

You could start your morning by visiting the peaceful Trinity College, Ireland's most prestigious university. Strolling along its cobbled squares will bring you back in time.

You could also take a moment to see the Book of Kells. Written by Irish monks and buried to hide it from Vikings, the Book of Kells is one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world.

Day 3: Dublin - Edinburgh, Scotland

Finish your last pint and catch your flight to Edinburgh to check into your hotel. Pick up your 24-hour pass and start exploring this historic city!

Once again, this Scottish city has a bawdy nightlife, so pop down to the Devil's Advocate for an eclectic selection of whisky and craft beers. Or, if you'd prefer something a bit more chic, try out the Bramble Bar & Lounge for it's lively atmosphere and cocktails.

Transfer to airport

Fly to Edinburgh!

Transfer to Edinburgh hotel

Edinburgh City Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Tour

Discover the best of Scotland’s Capital with City Sightseeing Edinburgh, 24-hour tour. Take in the city’s major sites including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Grassmarket, Scottish Parliament and the Scottish National Gallery.

Visit the city’s Old Town and Georgian New Town - both of which enjoy UNESCO World Heritage status. The full loop takes approximately 60 minutes - however, you can hop on and off wherever and whenever you'd like, along the way.

Day 4: Edinburgh

Continue exploring Edinburgh on the Royal Mile, one of the city's main streets that also is part of Old Town Edinburgh's thoroughfare.

Lined with attraction after attraction, you can walk this road and marvel at Edinburgh Castle, let the Camera Obscura bewitch your senses, indulge in the Scotch Whisky Experience, and wander through the Holyroodhouse Palace, with shops and restaurants peppered in between.

Day 5: Edinburgh - London, England

Watch Edinburgh slip away as you take the rail from Scotland to England. Check in at your hotel in London and keep the party going with a visit to some of London's hottest clubs. XOYO might be your speed, with club culture throwbacks to disco and techno, or you could check out the Ministry of Sound who have seating for shots, musical guests, and a revolving door of music genres.

If neither of those appeal, then you could go to one of the best venues in the city: Brixton Academy, which hosts some of the biggest rock and pop stars in the world like The Clash, Sex Pistols, and Madonna.

Rail to London!

Day 6: London

Pick up your London 2-day hop-on/hop-off pass and start your tour through London, making sure to hit the big landmarks like the London Eye, the Tower of London, and the Tower Bridge.

Then, you could take a break and sit in the BFI, or British Film Institute. Right along the waterfront of the Southbank, the BFI is the perfect spot to stroll, relax, and enjoy the film BFI is showing that day. They cover everything from Blockbusters to cult classics to indie films, and have a restaurant and bar nearby.

The Original London Sightseeing Tour (48-hour hop-on/hop-off)

Experience the best of London aboard The Original Tour’s famous red open-top buses! With over 80 conveniently located bus stops across London and countless photo opportunities, The Original Tour really is the best way to explore and learn about London and its many famous modern and historic landmarks.

Your 48-hour ticket provides a great value, offering 3 free Walking Tours, a free Thames River Cruise Pass and unlimited hop-on/hop-off access to all bus routes, plus a free Kids’ Club including a unique commentary channel and fun activity pack. From historic sites and attractions, to some of the most famous views in the world, let The Original London Sightseeing Tour help you plan your day out in the capital.

Includes:

  • Access to all bus routes
  • 80 conveniently located hop-on/hop-off stops
  • 3 free daily walking tours
  • Free Thames River cruise pass
  • Kids' Club with children's commentary on select routes

Day 7: London

Use your last day in London to embrace the royalty of the area. With Buckingham Palace, the Changing of the Guard, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, there is plenty for royal-loving tourists to see and experience.

However, for those who look to the alternative, you could also wander through Camden, where the crowds are filled with punks, goths, tourists and rockabilies. Colorful and mod with a diverse set of shops selling everything from street food to trinkets to piercings and tattoos, rummaging through vintage thrift shops and second-hand bookstores is the way to go.

Day 8: Depart London

Gather your souvenirs, take your last photos, and transfer to the airport to board the plane home.

Transfer to airport

Fly home!

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When I booked with Great Value I was nervous because it seemed too good to be true. Nope, just a really great deal. I was able to take my dream trip to Ireland and Scotland and it was within my budget. Everything was covered, my lodging, flights, and rental car. There was no hidden fees, or fine print that would nickel and dime me later on, as "good deals" usually have. I also had to change the date of my trip and the customer service was excellent and this change was simple. Thank you Great Value, I'll be using you every time I travel from now on
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Everything on the trip was excellent. The only concern with any services from GVV was initial communications ahead of the trip regarding when and how we'd receive all our travel vouchers, as some were available online, and some were to be picked up in country upon arrival. It took no less than 5 phone calls to learn some vouchers would be picked up in country. The trip was outstanding, exhausting, but gloriously beautiful. It was exhausting from the perspective of moving around the country and only a few places were 2 nights. But, we knew that going in, and we wanted to see ALL of Switzerland and this certainly checked those boxes. We saw majestic mountains, we saw countless waterfalls and glaciers. The trains in Switzerland were all clean and we felt safe. The hotels were good with delicious breakfasts each morning. Overall, I would recommend GVV to a friend or family member and I would personally book another vacation with GVV.
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This was my first time planning a trip out of the country. I read previous reviews who had a good experience with Great Value Vacation. Our trip was amazing! The booking and reservations were easy to use with the vouchers provided. The staff was helpful. The only downside was I upgraded to have an automatic vehicle and they gave me a stick shift. It took a while to get sorted out but other than that I loved my trip! I will definitely use great value vacations again when I book my next trip. I opted for the additional wine tasting package and I did not regret it! I recommend adding those additional tours to get a more complete experience.
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My wife and I recently booked our vacation through Great Value Vacations. We were a bit nervous to travel to Europe for the first time, but we are glad we did. Great Value Vacations took care of us. Great customer service. Seamless transactions. They booked the hotels and flights for us. All we had to worry about were the daily activities! I would highly recommended them. The hotels offered through the package were as advertised: nice and in great locations. The flights times were also convenient. The best part was the price. I am thankful for the experiences Great Value Vacation was able to provide for us!
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Really enjoyed both of my trips through Great Value Vacations. I went on one family trip to Ireland (Adare villa, rental car with trips out to Dublin, Cliffs of Moher and more) . The villa was very comfortable with a kitchen, three bedrooms, and proximity to the local shops /restaurants. We were able to upgrade to an automatic car and had fun navigating to each location on our itinerary. The trip as planned by the agency still leaves time for exploring on your own and since we picked a trip with our own transportation, we had flexibility on which tours we wanted to do and when.

My second trip was a solo trip to Scotland. I like to go on vacation by myself sometimes, but it can be hard to find ones where you aren’t penalized for being on your own. This train trip to Edinburgh, Inverness, and Glasgow worked out really well for me. The hotels were all near the train stations and in safe areas (good lighting, plenty of people, etc.). I got a good mix of options for sightseeing in each city. The hop-on, hop-off bus circuit was especially useful for getting around Edinburgh. I also added an extra tour on in Glasgow to see nearby castles and a distillery and was very glad to have done so as the views of the countryside were amazing!

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Just got back from our trip to Italy booked through Great Value Vacations & was our dream come true! We could not have gone if it were not for their unbelievable rates. Each 4 Star Villa we stayed at was above and beyond our expectations...I cried after leaving each part of our journey. I am so glad I took a leap of faith and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND booking with them. Besides the Villas being beautiful, great locations, clean, and great staff; each place we arrived at actually said, "They said to give you a very nice room." (with a rate of just under $1,900 a piece for 9 nights not counting travel days at 4 stars Villas in Rome, Tuscany, & Venice including airfare and rent a car... a few friends told us to expect the worst rooms at the places we were staying ~ NOT the case! Our rooms had the best views...I could go on and on. Every step of the way was smooth with no worries whatsoever. Thanks again GVV! LOVED IT!
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Flights & Transport

Airfare included

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

  • Ashling Hotel
  • The Alex
  • The Davenport
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
  • Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
  • Murrayfield Hotel
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel
  • Hilton London Paddington
  • Durrants Hotel
  • Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
  • The Mandeville Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House
  • Jurys Inn Christchurch Dublin
  • Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel
  • Jurys Inn Edinburgh
  • Grassmarket Hotel
  • Stay Central Hotel
  • The Mandeville Hotel

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