Trip Overview…

Visit three British Isles capital cities on this fantastic independent rail holiday with UKRailHolidays.com.au. Experience all the culture and craic of Dublin, capital of the Emerald Isle, plus tick off your bucket list a daytrip to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. Next is a ferry to Wales where you board the train to the amazing city of London.  After exploring the English capital, take the train north to Edinburgh to immerse yourself in the history and stunning scenery of this charming city.  Includes a bonus trip to The Highlands! 

Package Includes

Highlights:

  • Sip on stout at the Guinness Storehouse
  • Choose from many free attractions with your Dublin Pass
  • Learn local history on your Secret Food Tour enjoying the tastes of Ireland
  • Explore the Giant’s causeway and see how a distillery works on your day tour.
  • Catch the ferry from Ireland to England and ride the rails to historic London
  • Gaze out over the rooftops on the iconic London Eye
  • Discover Scottish history with skip-the-line entrance to the hilltop Edinburgh Castle

Rail, Hotel & inclusions:

  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Dublin
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Edinburgh
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout – please enquire for 1st class fares
  • Ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  • 2 Day Dublin Pass
  • Skip the Line Guinness Storehouse ticket Dublin Secret Food tour including drinks upgrade
  • The London Pass
  • London Eye Ticket with Skip the Line
  • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
  • Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

At a glance

10 days
Departing Feb 24 – Dec 24
From AUD$
3999
pp

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN DUBLIN
Welcome to the Emerald Isle! Arrive in Dublin today and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. The rest of the day to yours to explore the city with a 2-day Dublin Pass.  Not to be missed is a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour and the Irish Emigration Museum.
 (Overnight in Dublin)

DAY 2 – DUBLIN
Today spend the morning at leisure in Dublin, discovering the sights and sounds of the lively Irish capital city, using your Dublin Pass which will allow you to create your very own sightseeing tour around the city. In the afternoon (unless Sunday when tour departs at 10.30am) take part in a culinary tour which lasts 3 hours, and involves some walking, so be sure to bring comfortable footwear. Your guide will tell lead you around the city stopping six times to enjoy various Irish specialities and teaching you about the history.  (Overnight in Dublin) B

DAY 3 – DUBLIN
This morning is an early start for your exclusive tour to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland that also includes a Whiskey tasting at the world’s oldest licensed Whiskey distillery. During the distillery visit, the resident whiskey expert will pass on their wealth of knowledge about the local whiskey that you will be tasting. The very first distilling license was given to sir Thomas Phillips in 1608. The distillery uses Irish barley and the water from a local stream to create their whiskey to this day. (Overnight in Dublin) B

DAY 4 – DUBLIN TO LONDON
Check out of your hotel in Dublin after breakfast and make your way from Ireland to England. Catch the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead in Wales, then connect to a train that will transport you south to the English capital on London. Check in at your hotel for a three-night stay and head out to start exploring this wonderful city! If a West End show is on your wish list, speak to us about arranging a theatre ticket for one of the productions. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 5 – LONDON
Spend the day at leisure in London, creating a personalized London sightseeing tour with the London Pass which includes over 80 attractions. Tour the city with the hop-on, hop-off bus pass, take a cruise down along the River Thames and visit some of the city’s top destinations, including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 6 – LONDON
Spend another full day enjoying the delights of London. Your holiday includes a skip-the-line ticket on the iconic London Eye. Take in the London skyline, spotting sights such as the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and the City. Afterwards, why not enjoy a stroll down the banks of the River Thames, seeing famous landmarks from a different perspective. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 7 – LONDON TO EDINBURGH
Check out of your London hotel after breakfast and make your way to the historic Kings Cross Station for your journey to Edinburgh. Enjoy a train ride through the spectacular English countryside, admiring wonderful scenery along the way. On arrival in Edinburgh, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. This evening be sure to indulge in some traditional Scottish cuisine, such as haggis with tatties and neaps. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 8 – EDINBURGH
Spend a full day in Edinburgh today, experiencing the rich history and thriving modern culture of the Scottish capital.  Your package includes a skip-the-line entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle, where you can tour one of the most historic attractions in the country. Marvel at the Crown Jewels in the Royal Palace, hear the daily gun being fired and gaze out over the rooftops from Castle Rock. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 9 – EDINBURGH
Journey through Scotland today on a tour to the dramatic beauty of the Highlands. Travel past deep blue lochs, stunning villages and spectacular glens as you visit Glencoe, Cairngorms National Park and Fort Augustus. Enjoy a boat ride on Loch Ness to maybe spot Nessie!  Your local guide will teach you all about the history of the area and they’ll ensure you will have plenty of time for photo opportunities in one of the most stunning corners of the world. (Overnight in Edinburgh) B

DAY 10 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN EDINBURGH
Check out of your hotel after breakfast this morning and continue with your travels. If you’d like to extend your holiday, perhaps a journey to a different city or travel to the west coast of Scotland, ask us for details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, AT – AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Disclaimer:
Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.
Price based on selected departure dates Oct 2024
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