3 Nights Dublin, 3 Nights London & 3 Nights Edinburgh (DED)

The luck of the Irish...don’t we all wish we had it? Well, you can create your own luck on this trip to Dublin, London, and Edinburgh by traveling with Monograms. You’ll feel lucky throughout your stay, because we’ve arranged for you to have a Local Host® in each city. This "friend in the city" is there for you to answer questions, share local insights, offer suggestions, and help make sure your vacation is everything you want it to be. On this 10-day vacation package, we’ve also arranged your hotel reservations, transportation between cities with transfers, sightseeing, and daily breakfast…all so you can skip the headaches that go along with planning a vacation overseas.

Your vacation begins when you arrive in Dublin. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and materials to help familiarize you with the city, so you can put your own personal stamp on your vacation. In fact, each Local Host will welcome you to their city and help get you acquainted with the area so you can begin exploring immediately. In each city, after an included breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert, someone who knows the inside stories behind the attractions and can help enhance your experience.

Your sightseeing in Dublin features the Old Library at Trinity College, where you will see the 1,200-year-old Book of Kells, the 9th-century Gospel manuscript that is famous throughout the world. In London, we will show you the must-see attractions, such as Big Ben. You’ll visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and hear about its long history before arriving in time to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. In Edinburgh, guided sightseeing with a local expert includes "New Town,” dating from the 18th century, and "Old Town," featuring Edinburgh Castle, where you will see the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles.

You will have a full day to explore on your own in each of these magnificent cities. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions and can help arrange the activities you desire. You may want to visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, take a pub crawl tour in Dublin, or join a ghost tour through Old Edinburgh. Or…you may want to take an excursion to Stonehenge and the Roman baths outside of London, or to Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland. The opportunities are endless!

And did we mention that sightseeing with Monograms includes VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines? We know your travel time is precious and you don't want to waste it waiting in line like all the other tourists. That’s why we give you VIP access—so your time is spent with the attractions rather than outside of them! Your vacation package also includes travel by air between Dublin and London as well as travel by Express train between London and Edinburgh. We've even included the transfers between your Dublin hotel and the airport, the London airport and your London hotel, your London hotel and the London train station, and the Edinburgh train station and your Edinburgh hotel. With the transfers and transportation we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is show up ready to have fun. We’ve saved you the stress and hassles of having to arrange everything on your own and figure out how to get from place to place—not to mention we’ve given you the comfort of having a "friend" in each city. It’s a dream vacation!


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Day-By-Day 2019 / 2020

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation package includes transportation between each city. We've arranged a flight for you between Dublin and London and the Express train between London and Edinburgh—the best way to connect!

DAY
1
DUBLIN, IRELAND

Céad míle fáilte—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

Your Local Host will have some interesting suggestions for your leisure day. Why not let yourself be transported back in time to 7000 BC and visit the National Museum of Ireland with its permanent exhibition on prehistoric Ireland?

DAY
4
DUBLIN–LONDON, ENGLAND

Travel to London by AIR on selected flights.

DAY
5
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 London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank, and 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
6
LONDON

Full day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of London. Your Local Hosts will have recommendations, like a visit to one of the Tate Galleries. Tate Modern exhibits international and contemporary art, while Tate Britain is home to British art from 1500 to the present.

DAY
7
LONDON–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Travel to Edinburgh by EXPRESS TRAIN (first class).

DAY
8
EDINBURGH

Morning guided sightseeing introduces you to the 200-year-old elegant “New Town” with its original neoclassical and Georgian period architecture. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE, perched on top of a rocky crag, the remnants of an extinct volcano. Tour the castle and admire the “Honours of Scotland,” the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles and first used for the coronation of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1543.

NOTE:
Edinburgh sightseeing might take place on Day 7.

DAY
9
EDINBURGH

Ask your Local Host for recommendations on how to make the most of your day—you could visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, once the floating home of Queen Elizabeth II, and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board.

DAY
10
EDINBURGH

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

Travel by air on selected flights Dublin-London with transfers; by Express train (first class) London-Edinburgh; transfers to/from train stations

Included Hotels

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Dublin
London
Edinburgh

The Gibson

The Gibson
The Gibson

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 12:00

Address: Point Village Dublin, Ireland

The Gibson does sleeping, dining, imbibing, and relaxing really well. The chic restaurant and bar offers pan-Asian cuisine; or choose the sleek outdoor terrace lined with bamboo to enjoy wicked cocktails and a great choice of beers and wines. The gym and a relaxation area with outdoor baths invite you to relax after a day out in town.

Location & Highlights

Located in the upbeat Dublin Docklands area, this trendy, glass-clad hotel is only one block from the Liffey River and adjacent to the 3Arena and Luas light rail stop. A pleasant, 15-minute walk along the river takes you to the city center.

Room Amenities

Flooded with natural light and with many opening onto private courtyards, the 252 guestrooms feature flat screen plasma TV, laptop safe, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, and 24-hour room service.

  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Activities & Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following activities & excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Dublin
London
Edinburgh

Dublin

Taylors Irish Cabaret

Taylors Irish Cabaret

You won't want to miss this popular outing to the legendary Taylors Irish Cabaret, featuring a delicious dinner, drinks, and outstanding Irish music, dance, and comedy.

Price Range: $$

Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl

Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl

Join two professional musicians on a pub crawl through historic Temple Bar to discover Dublin¿s most famous Irish pubs and its most exciting music¿a fun and fantastic night out on the town!

Price Range: $

Guinness Storehouse Visit and Supper

Guinness Storehouse Visit and Supper

Discover the history, traditions, and brewing techniques behind one of the world's most popular beers on this fascinating tour, tasting, and dinner at Dublin's legendary Guinness Storehouse.

Price Range: $$

The Valley of the Kings Tour - Newgrange and Hill of Tara

The Valley of the Kings Tour - Newgrange and Hill of Tara

Travel back to ancient Ireland on this daytrip to the famed Hill of Tara, seat of the High Kings of Ireland, and Newgrange, some of Europe¿s oldest and largest Neolithic tombs.

Price Range: $

The Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough

The Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough

Nature and history combine perfectly in Wicklow on this full-day excursion featuring the Russborough estate, St. Kevin¿s ancient monastic ruins at Glendalough, and the hand-weaving mill at Avoca.

Price Range: $

London

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

A traditional dining experience followed by a nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.

Price Range: $$

Dinner and Theatre

Dinner and Theatre

Your evening includes tickets to your choice of show, and a two-course pre-theatre meal at a specially chosen restaurant just a short distance from the theatre. Your meal will be served in a friendly, efficient manner to ensure you reach the theatre in plenty of time for the show. Full details about your restaurant, along with relevant vouchers, will be provided when you arrive in London. This package is an excellent value, and is often cheaper than buying a theatre ticket alone.

Price Range: $$

London Eye

London Eye

At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes offering spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.

Price Range: $

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never wanted to tell you. Live actors, scary rides, shows and special effects, transport you back to those black, bleak times. Are you brave enough?

Price Range: $

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

From the opulent Crown Jewels to the uniformed Beefeaters and infamous ravens, this fascinating excursion introduces you to the Tower of London, one of the country's most famous castle fortresses.

Price Range: $$

Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews

Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews

Visit Buckingham Palace's impressive Royal Mews to see the Royal Family's magnificent Gold State Coach, then step inside the palace itself to explore more than 20 of its grandest rooms.

Price Range: $$

Sea Life London

Sea Life London

With 17 themed zones and over 600 species of marine life, SEA LIFE London Aquarium will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures, from sharks to rare Green Sea Turtles, from jellyfish to rays, from clownfish to blue tangs.

Price Range: $

River Cruise Experience

River Cruise Experience

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. Highlights include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Price Range: $

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace was once Princess Diana's home. Sir Christopher Wren lavishly improved the original house, turning it into a palace for William III and Mary II. It remained a royal home and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria. The splendid State Apartments are on view to the public.

Price Range: $

Stonehenge Direct

Stonehenge Direct

Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Come and unlock its secrets.

Price Range: $$

Jack The Ripper

Jack The Ripper

This evening excursion takes you through the dark side of London, where you hear about the murderous activities of the infamous Jack the Ripper and other notorious, dark characters.

Price Range: $

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Walk the red carpet at the legendary Madame Tussauds London and meet the world's most famous stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, and The Royal Family to Rock Royalty.

Price Range: $

Shownight

Shownight

A wonderful escorted evening in London's theater district starts with a delicious dinner, followed by excellent seats at your chosen show.

Price Range: $$$$

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

From Henry VIII and "Bloody" Queen Mary to the ghostly Grey Lady and the puzzling hedge maze, you'll be positively captivated by rich history and infamous characters during your half-day visit of magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

Price Range: $

Soho Food Tour

Soho Food Tour

Join this walking guided tour for an unforgettable evening of eating, drinking, and having fun in the buzzing, fast-paced, vibrant Soho that truly shaped London's history and culinary reputation.

Price Range: $$$

Luxury Paris Day Trip

Luxury Paris Day Trip

Travel by high-speed Eurostar train through the Channel Tunnel to Paris. After a guided city orientation tour, take a ride up the Eiffel Tower for a champagne lunch. Then cruise on the River Seine and enjoy free time to explore Paris on your own before catching the train back to London.

Price Range: $$$$

Lunch in the Cotswolds

Lunch in the Cotswolds

A fully guided day in the Cotswolds includes lunch, and takes in some of the most beautiful English villages.

Price Range: $$$

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Next we head to Bath and arrive in time for lunch (not included). Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. Your ticket also includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago.

Price Range: $$$

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

A thousand years of royal history await at Windsor Castle on this fascinating peek behind the scenes at the Queen's favorite castle.

Price Range: $$

RIB Boat

RIB Boat

Experience an action-packed 50 minute long trip on London's River Thames in a high-speed, rigid inflatable boat (RIB) tour.

Price Range: $$

London Zoo

London Zoo

Visit one of the world's great zoos, with more than 15,000 animals to see and animal displays throughout the day.

Price Range: $

Classic Rock and Beatles Tour

Classic Rock and Beatles Tour

Learn what made London swing in the `60s and rock in the `70s and `80s on this exciting guided excursion that focuses on the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and many other music legends.

Price Range: $$

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Visit the underground command station of Britain's war effort, which contains the world's only museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill.

Price Range: $

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Visit the reconstructed Globe Theatre, opened in 1997 and dedicated to Shakespeare's work.

Price Range: $

Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford, Oxford, and the Cotswolds

Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford, Oxford, and the Cotswolds

From the "City of Dreaming Spires" to the birthplace of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"...and from charming thatch-roofed cottages to mighty thousand-year-old castles, this exciting full-day excursion to Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, and the magical Cotswolds has it all.

Price Range: $$$

Fat Tire Bike Tour

Fat Tire Bike Tour

Pedal through the heart of central London on this easy-paced guided bicycle tour.

Price Range: $

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

Price Range: $$$

Edinburgh

Ghosts and Ghouls

Ghosts and Ghouls

Explore the infamous and haunted Blair Street underground vaults on this spine-tingling look at Edinburgh's ghoulish past and ghostly present.

Price Range: $

Scottish Evening with Bagpipers and Ceremony of the Haggis

Scottish Evening with Bagpipers and Ceremony of the Haggis

No trip to Scotland is complete without an authentic Scottish evening filled with traditional food, drinks, singers, dancers, bagpipes, and, of course, the unforgettable Ceremony of the Haggis!

Price Range: $$

Secrets of the Royal Mile

Secrets of the Royal Mile

This illuminating guided walk takes you through the secret nooks and crannies of Edinburgh¿s Old Town for a captivating introduction to the city¿s rich history and often sordid past.

Price Range: $

Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands of Scotland

Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands of Scotland

The legendary character of the Scottish Highlands comes to life on this full-day journey featuring Cairngorms National Park, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, the Wallace Monument, and more!

Price Range: $$

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline and Stirling Castle

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline and Stirling Castle

From the annals of medieval history to Dan Brown¿s ¿The Da Vinci Code¿, this captivating day trip focuses on Scotland¿s greatest heroes and most enduring mysteries.

Price Range: $$

Insider

Dublin
London
Edinburgh

Dublin

Dublin Must See SightsMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Dublin, Ireland. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Your Local Host® will share local Dublin insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

Damien is a native of Dublin and a qualified National Tourist Guide. He has been working for the Globus family of brands for more than 15 years and he knows his hometown, as well as the rest of Ireland, inside out.

Chester Beatty Library

This award-winning library and art museum is housed in the 18th century Clock Tower building. It contains the personal collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, a wealthy American miner who bequeathed it to the Irish public. It houses a collection of rare art and religious manuscripts from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Christchurch Cathedral

Formally known as The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, it is the elder of the capital city's two medieval cathedrals, the other being St. Patrick's Cathedral and it has a rare (for Ireland) crypt filled with interesting artifacts.

Dublinia

The Dublinia exhibition covers the formative period of Dublin's history from the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in 1170 to the closure of the monasteries in the 1540s. There are many exhibits here which include videos, models and reconstructions. The ground floor houses a large-scale model of Dublin around 1500, a display of artifacts from Wood Quay, and reconstructions.

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

The Hugh Lane Gallery houses exceptional 20th-century art by Irish and European painters, including Francis Bacon, whose studio was transferred from Reece Mews in London in 2001 and provides exciting insight into the artist's life, inspirations, unusual techniques and working methods.

Doheny and Nesbitt Pub

Dublin is filled with over a thousand pubs, most of them fairly noisy and boisterous. If you're looking for a pub where you can actually have a conversation, head to the intimate journalists' haunt of Doheny and Nesbitt on Baggot Street, which dates back to the late 1800s.

Grafton Street

Along this pedestrian street, you'll find some of Dublin's best shopping, street performers and musicians, not to mention the renowned Bewley's Oriental Café. Step in and indulge in freshly brewed coffee and delicious pastries.

IFC (Irish Film Centre)

Independent film buffs will enjoy the two art-house cinemas and comprehensive bookshop in the Temple Bar district. The café/bar/restaurant is worth visiting in its own right, if only to marvel at the award-winning architecture.

James Joyce Museum

Visit the James Joyce Tower, one of a series of Martello towers built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon, which now houses a museum devoted to the life and works of the great Irish writer. The tower was also the setting for the first chapter of his masterpiece, Ulysses.

Kilmainham Gaol

Built in 1792, Kilmainham Gaol is Ireland's most famous disused prison. It held throughout the years many famous Nationalists and Republicans in members of the Society of United Irishmen (1798), Young Irelanders (c1840s), Fenians and Land agitators, Parnell, Davitt. The leaders of the 1916 Ester Rising were executed here. Kilmainham Gaol was closed in 1924. This building gives a good insight into the history of Irish Republicanism.

Octagon Bar

This Dublin watering hole in the Clarence Hotel, owned by U2's Bono & The Edge, attracts a nice mix of locals, residents, tourists and the odd celebrity. Take in the relaxed atmosphere while enjoying one of their famous cocktails.

National Gallery of Ireland

The collection includes over 2,500 paintings and some 10,000 other works in different media including watercolors, drawings, prints and sculpture. The gallery's highlights are the Yeats Museum, and works by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet.

National Museum of Ireland

Walk into the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and you are magically transported back in time; a short stroll will take you all the way back to 7,000BC. The new and fascinating Kingship & Sacrifice exhibition centers on a number of recently found bog bodies dating back to the Iron Age.

Merrion Square

Admire the city's largest square, framed on three sides by beautifully maintained Georgian houses. Oscar Wilde, whose statue reclines on a rock at the north-west corner of the park in the middle of the square, lived at No. 1, W.B. Yeats at No. 82 Merrion Square.

Afternoon Tea at The Lord Mayor's Lounge

Sink into a deep armchair at the Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel, overlooking St. Stephen's Green, for an afternoon of tea and pastries. Even the teabags are special, they are sheathed in fine silk rather than paper or cotton.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Built in honor of Ireland's patron saint, Saint Patrick's Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. The cathedral is today the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland (Anglican).

The Iveagh Gardens

The Iveagh Gardens is one of the finest and least known of Dublin's park and gardens. Located south of St. Stephen's Green, you will find a beautiful spot secluded from the city noise and bustle. The gardens feature a box hedge maze with sundial, rustic grotto and water cascade, archery grounds and woodlands.

St. Stephen's Green

Take a break in St. Stephen's Green, the inner-city public park, laid out in 1880 at the initiative of Sir Arthur Edward Guinness, a member of the Guinness brewing family. The Victorian park is a sanctuary from the bustle of the city streets with tree lined walks, shrubberies, colorful flowerbeds, herbaceous borders and an ornamental lake. In the summer months you can also enjoy lunchtime concerts.

Temple Bar Area

Immerse yourself in Dublin's cultural quarter! Along its narrow, cobbled streets between the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral, you will find many Irish cultural institutions as well as outdoor cafés, hip restaurants, unusual shops and some of the city's best night spots.

London

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to London. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Plus, your Local Host® will share local London insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in London

A dedicated team of Local Hosts are on hand at every Monograms hotel to offer you advice during your stay in London - whether you need help on how to travel about the British capital, how to book one of the many optional excursions available, or to recommend a nice place to dine in style.

Top 10 London Attractions

British Museum

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the world’s great museums. With works dating from prehistoric to modern times, it is a showcase of collections from around the whole world. Ten years ago, the museum’s inner courtyard was transformed into the largest covered public square in Europe; it is now worth a visit in its own right.

Camden Market

Explore one of London's more popular markets. The one-time undisputed center of London’s alternative scene still has plenty of delights, from vintage fashion and retro T-shirts to second-hand books and bric-a-brac.

Covent Garden

Stroll through the famous glass-covered market with its fashionable boutiques, cafés, and arts and crafts stalls or watch the jugglers, mime artists, variety acts, and musicians perform in the open piazza. The small roads around Covent Garden are also full of beautiful shops, lively bars, and great restaurants.

Hampstead Heath

Enjoy amazing views over London from Hampstead Heath. As London's largest ancient park land, it was first mentioned in 974 and remains very popular with locals, who love it for its wilderness areas and ponds.

Harrods

One of the world's most famous department stores, Harrods has everything—from food, fashion, and furniture to sportswear and 20 in-store restaurants. Must-see sights include the five art deco-style food halls as well as the store itself at night, which is illuminated by 11,500 light bulbs.

Highgate Cemetery

Now a Grade 1-listed park, the cemetery boasts a wealth of flora, fauna, and bird life. Over its 150-year history, the burial site and its natural setting have become inseparable, and it is this that makes it unique. Its most famous occupant in the east cemetery is probably Karl Marx.

Hyde Park

At more than 350 acres, Hyde Park is one of the largest green spaces in central London and famous for its Speaker’s Corner and Serpentine. Relax in one of the deckchairs that are available from April to September, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream or even a light lunch from one of the many stalls and cafés.

Little Angel Theatre

Founded by John Wright in 1961, this is the only permanent puppet theatre in London. The compact 100-seat theatre stages diverse productions devised here or by visiting companies, and it shares its space with the workshop where the marionettes are carved and created.

National Portrait Gallery

The Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. Today, it houses 120,000 portraits dating from the 16th century, including one of the best-known paintings of William Shakespeare, a self portrait of William Hogarth, and Branwell Bronte's famous painting of his sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne.

Natural History Museum

This is the world’s leading museum of natural history. It features hundreds of exciting interactive exhibits, ranging from the dramatic earthquake experience to the spectacular dinosaurs exhibitions.

Old Bailey Criminal Courts

Not a classic tourist sight but the Old Bailey or Central Criminal Court offers a unique authentic insight into London and the British justice system with its peculiar wigged judges and barristers. The Old Bailey was built about a century ago on the site of an old prison. The courts consist of 18 courtrooms and nearly all have public viewing galleries. Entry is free.

Portobello Market

The Saturday antiques market on Portobello Road is truly unique as 2,000 antiques dealers tend their stalls full of intriguing items. You can spend hours looking for that special souvenir—and once you leave the antique stalls behind, you find yourself in the middle of the most colorful food market. Go early because it gets crowded.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand on the world-famous Greenwich Meridian Line, Longitude Zero (0° 0' 0"), which divides Earth’s eastern and western hemispheres. Explore the history of time and astronomy in this charming Wren building.

Saatchi Gallery - Sloane Square

The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to show his sizeable (and changing) collection to the public. The gallery has been a major influence on art in Britain since its opening; it presents work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

South Bank

Why not spend a sunny afternoon on the bustling South Bank? It is an area equally popular with tourists and locals due to the amazing number of famous venues and things to do along this incredibly scenic walk by the Thames.

St. Katherine Docks

Situated next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, St. Katherine Docks has been the focus of worldwide trade and commerce for over 1,000 years. It’s a quiet and unique place to eat or have a drink—plus, while you’re admiring the yachts, remember that it costs about £800 a month to park a 50-footer here.

Tate Galleries

If you like the arts, consider a visit to one of the Tate Galleries. Tate Modern is located in an unused power station and exhibits international modern and contemporary art, whereas Tate Britain is home of British art from 1500 to the present. Admission is free.

The English Tea Room at Brown’s Hotel

This is the best place in London to enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea, including finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, and cakes! The English Tea Room has won the tea world’s highest accolade—the 2009 Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea award!

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Climb a creaky spiral staircase to a church attic for a look at Britain's only surviving operating theatre, where limbs were sawed off in front of a live, viewing audience. Tour an assemblage of other Victorian medical devices—you'll be glad to step soundly back into the 21st century!

Westfield Shopping Center

Europe’s largest in-city shopping center is a stunning architectural masterpiece with over 275 shops from luxury fashion labels to high street favorites and over 50 places to eat and drink, Westfield London is truly a unique shopping experience.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history; it has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the country’s most important gothic buildings.

Westminster Cathedral

The mother church of the Roman Catholic community in England and Wales is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. The Byzantine-style architecture of the eastern Roman Empire sets it quite apart from other London landmarks.

Edinburgh

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Edinburgh, ScotlandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Edinburgh and Scotland. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Edinburgh and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Edinburgh insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

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Arthur's Seat

Located within the center of Edinburgh at Holyrood Park, the remains of this extinct volcano rise 823 feet making it a notable landmark of the city. With its myriad footpaths, mini loch and ruin on the hillside (St. Anthony's Chapel, which dates back to the 15th century), it is a great place for a walk.

Bruntsfield Links

Yes, you can play golf in Edinburgh! Bruntsfield is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, and has hosted a number of major championships. It boasts spectacular views over the Firth of Forth.

City Art Centre

Visit the City Art Centre, home to one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the UK and host to international touring exhibitions of fine art, photography, design and more.

Calton Hill

Climb Calton Hill, off Princes Street, one of the best view points over the city. It is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city center and is unmistakable with the upturned telescope, the monument to Admiral Lord Nelson's victory, and death, at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, and the Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Five great attractions in one visit – Camera Obscura, live moving panorama of the city; 360° Rooftop View of Edinburgh; Magic Gallery optical illusions; Light Fantastic, dedicated to the science and art of holography; Edinburgh Vision - see Edinburgh in 3D from the 1850s to the present. It is one of Edinburgh's oldest visitor attractions, built beside Edinburgh Castle in 1853.

Clan Tartan Centre

Close to the Royal Yacht Britannia, at Leith Mills, you will find a world of truly Scottish style. Search the database of 50,000 names and find out if your name is linked to a Scottish clan or tartan. If so, take a printed clan certificate home with you, and maybe toast to your Scottish heritage with a dram from the Spirit of Scotland Whisky Shop; it boasts over a hundred Scottish Malts to tempt your palate.

Dean Village

Just a few minutes walk from New Town's Charlotte Square and 100 feet below the rest of the city, you'll find an 800-year-old milling town on the Water of Leith. Enjoy a riverside walk through the village with its fascinating blend of old and new architecture.

The Dome

Located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, this large domed structure was once a bank and now houses a classy bar and restaurant where the locals meet friends and colleagues for coffee, cocktails, lunch and dinner.

The Elephant House Gourmet Tea & Coffee House

Opened in 1995, The Elephant House has established itself as one of the best tea and coffee houses in Edinburgh. Made famous as the place of inspiration to writers such as J.K. Rowling, who sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

The Georgian House

For a glimpse into the lifestyle of Edinburgh's 18th century upper class, visit the Georgian House in Edinburgh's "New Town." Refurbished and opened to the public by Scotland's National Trust, the Georgian House boasts elegant architecture and antiques.

Grassmarket

Stroll through Edinburgh's vibrant and historic Grassmarket area, which offers a range of unique and quirky shops and is the ideal place to find a Scottish souvenir.

Greyfriars Bobby Memorial

This memorial commemorates the loyal dog that spent 14 years by his master's grave. When John Gray, an Edinburgh policeman died in 1858, Bobby made his home by his master's grave in Greyfriars' Kirkyard, and local residents fed him and built him a shelter.

Holyrood Palace

Explore Holyrood Palace, Queen Elizabeth II's official residence in Scotland and once the home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 15th century. The Palace stands at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle.

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park, also known as the Queen's Park since it is still owned by the monarchy, contains some interesting attractions such as the remains of an ancient volcano, a bird sanctuary, the dramatic Salisbury Crags and three lochs or lakes.

Magdalen Chapel

Hidden in the Cowgate in Edinburgh's Old Town, beneath George IV Bridge, is the 16th Century Magdalen Chapel. It was the last Roman Catholic chapel to be built in Edinburgh before the Reformation.

Museum on the Mound

Money and so much more! Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security – all feature in the story of money.

National Museum of Scotland

The collections tell you the story of Scotland, its land, people and culture. It covers life, the universe and everything in it. Some exhibits are millions of years old, others less than a decade. From Iron Age gold ornaments to Jackie Stewart's F1 car, to the milk bottle actor Sir Sean Connery carried when he was a milkman.

Royal Oak Pub

You'll find plenty of pubs in Edinburgh, but for the sounds of Scottish folk music while you savor your ale, this pub on Infirmary Street is the place.

Scotch Whisky Experience

Take a barrel ride as you become part of the actual whisky making process, then access the vault containing the world's largest collection of Scotch Whiskies and enjoy a special tutored nosing and tasting. Explore Scotland's whisky history from the very beginnings through to the global success of today.

St Giles' Cathedral

St Giles' Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland's chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).

St. Mary's Cathedral

The largest ecclesiastical building in Scotland stands in the heart of Edinburgh's bustling west end, and its three spires can be seen dominating the skyline. It is a place of stillness in Scotland's capital. Take some time to explore the site and find out what is going on in and around the cathedral. A warm welcome awaits you.

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