3 Nights Dublin, 3 Nights London & 3 Nights Paris (DEP)

U2’s lead singer, Bono, once said, “Music can change the world because it can change people.” Well, we also happen to know travel can change people—and we’ve looked into every detail for this trip to U2’s hometown of Dublin and to London and Paris as well! In fact, on this 10-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, transportation between cities, and transfers. Plus, a feature offered only by Monograms is the Local Host®, someone who is there for you in each city to answer questions, share little-known secrets, arrange activities, and ensure your vacation runs smoothly. You’ll have a Local Host in Dublin, London, and Paris.

Your vacation begins when you arrive in Dublin. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and help you get settled. You'll receive a packet of information to help you become familiar with the city, so you can begin exploring immediately. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert, someone who knows the history and little-known secrets of the city. Your sightseeing tour features the Old Library at Trinity College, where you’ll see the famous 1,200-year-old Book of Kells, a 9th-century gospel manuscript. A full day in Dublin gives you the opportunity to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). Perhaps visit the Guinness Storehouse to see how this famous beer is produced, take a pub crawl tour of some of Dublin's fun pubs, or wander around Grafton Street, the vibrant pedestrian area known for its shops, restaurants, and bars. Or maybe visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral to see the famous Door of Reconciliation involved in the expression “to chance your arm.”

We know you won't want to say goodbye to Dublin, but London and Paris are waiting, so we’ll pick you up at your Dublin hotel and take you to the airport, where you’ll catch an included flight to London. We’ll pick you up at the London airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will help you get settled and give you information on the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. You'll hear the inside stories around the must-see attractions, such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. We’ll take you to St. Paul's Cathedral before arriving in time to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. A full day in London gives you the opportunity to explore on your own. You may want to visit the Tower of London, built in 1066-1067 by William the Conqueror; take a cruise on the Thames River; ride the famous London Eye for panoramic views of the city; or take in a show in London's West End.

Then, it’s off to Paris. We’ll pick you up at your London hotel and take you to the train station, where you’ll catch the high-speed Eurostar train through the famous Chunnel, an engineering marvel. When you arrive in Paris, we’ll pick you up at the train station and take you to your selected hotel. Your Local Host will help you get settled, so you can start exploring immediately. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. We’ve scouted out the best place to capture a photo of the iconic Eiffel Tower, and we’ll take you there, as well as Notre Dame Cathedral, dating back to 1163. We’ll also take you to the Louvre, the world's most visited art museum with thousands of treasures. But don't worry, we secured VIP access for you, so you can skip the lines and go directly into the museum. After all, why wait in line with the other tourists when you can be up close and personal with Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and the other amazing treasures? During your free time in Paris, you may choose to take an excursion to Normandy and the Landing Beaches or to the Palace of Versailles. Perhaps shop at the Galeries Lafayette, where we have secured shopping discounts for you; enjoy dinner at the Eiffel tower; take a cruise on the Seine River, a beautiful way to see Paris; and wander along the Champs-Elysées at your own pace.

And did we mention we've secured transportation for you between the cities? We've included a flight from Dublin to London and the Eurostar train from London to Paris. We've even included porterage in your train trip. Between the transportations and transfers we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, you just have to remember to bring your camera! We've done all the rest, so you don’t have to “chance your arm.” Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host in each city to assist you, and you've got yourself a vacation of a lifetime!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guides with city maps

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE.

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

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FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms package includes transportation from Dublin to London via an included flight as well as transportation between London and Paris on the high-speed Eurostar train—the best way to travel!

DAY
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DUBLIN, IRELAND

Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Your Local Host will help you maximize your time in the “Fair City.”

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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.

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Dublin sightseeing might take place on Day 1.

DAY
3
DUBLIN

Your Local Host will have some interesting suggestions for your day at leisure. Maybe stroll through Temple Bar, a lively area of Dublin, located on the south bank of the Liffey River and home to many cultural institutions.

DAY
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DUBLIN–LONDON, ENGLAND

Travel to London by AIR on selected flights.

DAY
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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
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LONDON

Full day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of London. Your Local Hosts will have recommendations, like the Victoria and Albert Museum, located in stylish South Kensington, featuring the world's leading collection of art and design around the world.

DAY
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LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE

Travel to Paris by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class).

DAY
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PARIS

Morning guided sightseeing takes you to NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire its amazing 13th-century stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its beautiful bridges, and stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world’s most visited museum, THE LOUVRE with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and other treasures.

DAY
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PARIS

Full day at leisure with many things to see and do! Your Local Host is ready to help you with suggestions that include a visit to the Montmartre district with the beautiful Sacré Coeur Basilica.

DAY
10
PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Transportation

Travel by air on selected flights Dublin-London with transfers; by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class) London-Paris with porterage; 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.

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The Gibson

Point Village
Dublin, Ireland

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

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

  • 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
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.

Activities & Excursions

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)

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Dublin

Taylors Irish Night

After a three-course dinner with wine and Irish coffee, enjoy an interactive evening of traditional Irish dancing and music.

Price Range: $$

Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl

Irish pubs and Irish music - the perfect combination on this fun excursion! Led by two talented professional musicians, this lively pub crawl through historic Temple Bar visits the city's most famous pubs and tells the stories behind Irish music and its influences on contemporary world music.

Price Range: $

Guinness Storehouse Visit and Supper

Guinness is known the world over - take this opportunity for a guided tour of the brewery, learn of its history, its role in Dublin life and affiliated trades. As well as the tour, enjoy a pint in the Gravity Bar and take in the 360 degree view before enjoying an Irish-themed dinner.

Price Range: $$

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

Travel back in time to the burial chamber of royalty and the seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

Price Range: $

The Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough

The Grand Wicklow Tour allows you to explore the stately Russborough House, experience local Wicklow village life and enjoy magnificent views of Irish natural scenery.

Price Range: $

London

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: $$

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

Price Range: $$

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: $

Ticket to Ride: The Beatles in London

Over 50 major Beatles sites are visited, charting the Beatlemania years from 1962 to 1970, and their solo years thereafter. No other London Beatles tour covers as many central London sites and locations in a single tour.

Price Range: $

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

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

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: $$

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

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

Price Range: $

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: $$$

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: $$$

Paris

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Price Range: $$$$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Price Range: $$$$

Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

Price Range: $$$

Wine and Food Experience

No trip to France is complete without experiencing its wines-and these excursions will teach you the best ways to do it!

Price Range: $$

Ghost and Mysteries Tour of Paris

When the sun goes down on the City of Light, this thrilling walking tour reveals its deepest, darkest, spine-tingling secrets.

Price Range: $$

Illumination Tour with Eiffel Tower Ascent

The nighttime magic of Paris comes to life on this enchanting guided minibus tour of the monuments that includes a skip-the-lines ascent up the Eiffel Tower!

Price Range: $$$

French Baking Class: Classic Macarons

Learn to make perfect French macarons at this fun, hands-on cooking class.

Price Range: $$$

French Baking Class: Real French Croissants

Join an expert French baker to learn the complicated baking process behind traditional French croissants, then bake your own and taste them during tea time!

Price Range: $$$

Private Guided Tour

Explore the City of Light in your own way and at your own pace on this private, guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your certified Local Guide-the choice is yours!

Price Range: $$$$

Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles.

Price Range: $$

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise

Fine French cuisine, the River Seine, and Paris' most famous sights illuminated are the main ingredients for one unforgettable night.

Price Range: $$$$

Vintage Car Tour and Dinner on the Champs-Elysée

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light and savor a delectable VIP dinner with wine on the famed Champs-Elysées!

Price Range: $$$$

Historic Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Tour the King of France's 18th-century wine cellar, learn about the fine art of crafting world-famous wines, and taste three different French wines-c'est magnifique!

Price Range: $

Food Tours

Bring your most refined palate for this fun and interactive gourmet foodie walking tour.

Price Range: $$$

French Baking Class: From Baguettes To Brioche

Learn the fine culinary art behind the creation of classic baguettes and the decadent and deliciously fluffy brioche at this engaging French baking class!

Price Range: $$$

Morning Market Visit and French Cooking Class

Breakfast, a little market shopping, a cooking lesson, and a delightful 3-course lunch-you can't go wrong during this enriching and delicious French cooking class!

Price Range: $$$$

Claude Monet's Magnificent Giverny

Discover a magical world of lily-adorned ponds, majestic weeping willows, artistic bridges, and a perfectly preserved pastel-pink house at Claude Monet's beloved Giverny.

Price Range: $$$

Loire Valley and Lunch

Spend a remarkable day in the celebrated Loire Valley, visiting three of its most enchanting châteaux and savoring a delicious lunch with drinks.

Price Range: $$$$

Disneyland® Paris (1 day ticket, 2 parks)

Rides, attractions, shows, characters-it all adds up to Disney magic. This fun full-day excursion gives you access to both Disneyland Paris parks. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Price Range: $$$$

Mont St. Michel with guide

Experience one of the icons of Normandy on this full-day excursion featuring a visit to the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont Saint-Michel.

Price Range: $$$$

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

Spend an entire mesmerizing day in Normandy, seeing and exploring the most pivotal sites from World War II's D-Day invasion. Visit Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, and the man-made harbor at Arromanches, and reflect on the history of it all during the included lunch.

Price Range: $$$$

Moet and Chandon Champagne Tour

Discover the magic of French bubbly on this delightful full-day excursion into France's beautiful Champagne region that includes champagne sampling and a palate-pleasing champagne lunch-Santé!

Price Range: $$$$

Claude Monet's Giverny & Palace of Versailles

A day of visual wonders as you enjoy artist Claude Monet's fairytale Giverny home, Louis XIV's stunning Versailles, and a delectable lunch in an 18th-century mill.

Price Range: $$$$

Bike Tour

Join us for a fun pedaling and discover magnificent Paris and its surroundings!

Price Range: $$

Paris WWII Walking Tour: Occupation and Liberation

Paris' tragic and inspiring WWII history comes to life during this guided walking tour. Visit Le Marais, the Jewish Quarter, and more to learn what life was like for Parisians during Nazi occupation

Price Range: $$

Insider

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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.

Paris

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Paris, FranceMonograms provides traveler's access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Paris. Our Local Host will ensure that you feel comfortable and welcomed while on vacation and help you maximize your time so you can enjoy Paris. 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 Paris and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Paris 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 Paris

Hello, my name is Kenia. I am one of the Paris Monograms Local Host® and really enjoy greeting Monograms' guests. I have lived in Paris for over 15 years and it is a pleasure helping people to discover the city for the first time, or to enjoy a return visit. I still remember the first came I came to Paris, its stunning monuments, its elegance and its natural beauty really impressed me. There are fabulous art collections to discover, delightful restaurants, and the romantic Seine. We look forward to meeting you, we are always happy to make new friends.

Montmartre & Sacre Coeur

Try a walking tour of the Montmartre district, where artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh worked. While in Montmartre, visit the Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart). This pristine, white-stone church features one of the world's largest mosaics, which depicts Christ with outstretched arms, and a massive 19-ton church bell. Sit on the steps outside the church for wonderful views of the city to absorb the Parisienne joie de vivre (joy of life).

Musée d’Orsay, Pompidou Center, Musée Rodin, Musée de la Vie Romantique

Stroll through centuries of artwork at the Musée d’Orsay (closed on Mondays), which houses an extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne, or drop by the Pompidou Center, an architectural wonder and home to the National Museum of Modern Art. Musée Rodin, contains most of the artist's significant sculptures, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell and the quaint Musée de la Vie Romantique, located in a private mansion, includes mementos of the romantic literary figure George Sand, as well as paintings by Ary Scheffer.

Place des Vosges/Marais District

A few blocks from the famous Bastille Square, this charming area is full of historical buildings and art and shopping possibilities. Visit the Picasso Museum, or the Victor Hugo House to learn more about the author of Les Misérables, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

City Parks

The impeccably formal Garden of the Tuileries offers an unbroken vista towards the Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and the Grande Arche. It remains the largest and oldest public garden in Paris today. Jardin du Luxembourg is loved for the greenery and multitude of statues, playgrounds and the famous Guignol puppet show. Opened in 1780, the Parc du Champ-de-Mars extends from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. A hotspot for national events, it can be accessed freely and offers the most beautiful view of the capital’s landmark monument.

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

In the Roaring 20s, this quirky bookstore on the Bohemian Left Bank was the meeting place for some of literature's greats, like Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Joyce to name a few.

Islands of Paris: Île de la Cité & Île Saint-Louis

The largest is Île de la Cité, with its famous Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. It is also home to Sainte-Chapelle adored for its intricate stained glass windows and La Conciergerie, a prison-turned-museum where Marie Antoinette, Robespierre, and 40,000 other victims of the Reign of Terror were processed before their execution. Its sister island, Ile Saint Louis was developed in the 17th century by King Louis XIII as a retreat for the wealthiest Parisians, and is still largely residential with much of its original village charm. The island is possibly Paris’ most idyllic setting for a day of shopping, dining, and browsing an art gallery.

Seine Bridges

Find your favorite bridge, there are 37 and they are all different, from plain to gilded and from new to over 400 years old. The top 5 are: Pont Neuf si the oldest bridge in Paris dating back to 1578, the time of King Henry III. The Pont Royal, which gets its name from its royal benefactor King Louis XIV is near the Louvre Palace and the Tuileries garden. Pont Alexandre III is immediately recognized for its beautiful decorations of lampposts, cherubs and nymphs and gilt gold. It was built as a symbol of the relationship between the Russians and French and is named after Tsar Alexander the III. The Pont des Arts was the first metal bridge built in Paris. Arts seems to be perfect name since the bridge has been the source of inspiration for numerous painters and artists. The Pont au Double is a single arch bridge made out of cast-iron. Initially built as a bridge to carry patients to the hospital, it collapsed in 1709, and was replaced with the bridge that it seen today.

Markets and Specialties

Ask your Local Host how to get to the flea market for affordable objets d’art, or visit one of the food markets. The French know how to turn food display into an art form. See rainbows of fresh fruit and vegetables, soft palettes of bread and colossal wheels of cheese; France has over 400 varieties of cheese! And when you're ready for dessert, specialty stores abound-from tarts and pastries to crêpes and pain au chocolat. Other specialties to try include onion soup with a fresh baguette, coq au vin (a classic chicken dish), croque-monsieur, quiche Lorraine, escargots, steak-frites and famous French wines and champagne.

Shopping

Shop at haute couture boutiques in the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré district or the Champs-Elysées, avenue Montaigne. You may want to spend some time browsing the Galeries Lafayette (with weekly fashion shows) and Printemps department stores. Perfumes and scarves are classic gifts, as well as French berets, lace, collection dolls and pottery.

Cafés

When you are ready for a break, join the locals at one of the cafés, sip a glass of wine or a café au lait (hot milk coffee), and watch the world go by in true Parisien style.

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Walk through the world’s most visited cemetery and burial grounds of many famous people including Oscar Wilde, James Morrison and Frédéric Chopin.

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $218. Required intra-vacation air segment: Dublin/London. Air prices were effective on September 13, 2017 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.

Upgrade to Standard Premier on Eurostar train Paris-London: $175

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