A world beyond.
Hassle-free planning, regional Tour Directors & Local Guides, Handpicked hotels and inclusions, seamless transportation, VIP access, and rare Local Favourites that go beyond the guidebook. 

 

Adventure is knocking.
Turn “never thought I would” into “glad I did” with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. 

 

You're a lone ranger but don't want to be completely alone. We'll help plan your itinerary and set you up with our friends. Less hassles, more amazing, that's Monograms.

Happiness flows.
Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalise with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions.

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Calling all true explorers: experience the best of London with Monograms. Be energised by the sounds of Big Ben and the buzz of Oxford Circus, before arriving in time to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Stand in awe of magnificent St Paul's Cathedral and hear about its long history from your Local Guide. In your free time, why not visit one of London's many museums, shop till you drop or catch a theatre show at West End? Visit the historical treasures and examples of the British monarchy, such as Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Or take an excursion outside of London to fascinating Stonehenge or Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Be sure to ask your Local Host for suggestions! For history, sights and culture in tonnes, create your own adventure with Monograms in London.

Snapshot: Britain & Ireland
Capital
Britain: London // Republic of Ireland: Dublin
Official Language
Britain: English // Republic of Ireland: Irish
Population
Britain: 66 million // Republic of Ireland: 4.8 million
Currency
Britain: GBP // Republic of Ireland: Euro
Time Zone
GMT+1
Drives on the
Left

Popular

Packages

PARIS & LONDON (3 NTS PARIS & 3 NTS LONDON)
PARIS   LONDON
7 days, 2 Countries
Package: DK
PARIS & LONDON (3 NTS PARIS & 3 NTS LONDON)
Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities. George Orwell: Down and Out in Paris and London. You: My Wonderful Holiday to Paris & London. Yes, Paris & London are not just perfect settings for novels, but...
LONDON, PARIS & ROME (4 NTS LONDON & 4 NTS PARIS & 4 NTS ROME)
LONDON   ROME
13 days, 3 Countries
Package: D100
LONDON, PARIS & ROME (4 NTS LONDON & 4 NTS PARIS & 4 NTS ROME)
The setting: London, Paris, Rome. The actors: you, your family, your friends. The plot: Excited travelers arrive in London and have a glorious time. With smiles plastered on their faces, they travel...
ROME, PARIS & LONDON (3 NTS ROME & 3 NTS PARIS & 3 NTS LONDON)
ROME   LONDON
10 days, 3 Countries
Package: DRR
ROME, PARIS & LONDON (3 NTS ROME & 3 NTS PARIS & 3 NTS LONDON)
Some say, “Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris.” At Monograms, we don’t agree entirely, because we think London is worthy of both! That’s why we’ve put together a holiday with...
LONDON & PARIS (3 NTS LONDON & 3 NTS PARIS)
LONDON   PARIS
7 days, 2 Countries
Package: DR
LONDON & PARIS (3 NTS LONDON & 3 NTS PARIS)
Oscar and Felix. Laverne and Shirley. Batman and Robin. Few things go together like London and Paris. And no one pairs them quite like Monograms. On this all-in-one travel package, we’ve arranged your...
A WEEK IN LONDON
LONDON   LONDON
7 days, 1 Country
Package: DL
A WEEK IN LONDON
Cheerio—nope, not a cereal in London (it’s a friendly goodbye). Football—nope, not the kind played by the Green Bay Packers (it’s what Americans call soccer). Jumper—nope, not a person taking a leap...
LONDON (5 NTS)
LONDON   LONDON
6 days, 1 Country
Package: ML5
LONDON (5 NTS)
Geese fly across the pond...and now it’s your turn! Nope, we aren’t talking about your local park pond; we’re talking about that big pond called the Atlantic Ocean. After all, London is waiting for...
LONDON (3 NTS)
LONDON   LONDON
4 days, 1 Country
Package: ML
LONDON (3 NTS)
Geese fly across the pond...and now it’s your turn! Nope, we aren’t talking about your local park pond; we’re talking about that big pond called the Atlantic Ocean. After all, London is waiting for...
LONDON (4 NTS)
LONDON   LONDON
5 days, 1 Country
Package: ML4
LONDON (4 NTS)
Geese fly across the pond...and now it’s your turn! Nope, we aren’t talking about your local park pond; we’re talking about that big pond called the Atlantic Ocean. After all, London is waiting for...
LONDON, PARIS, VENICE, FLORENCE & ROME
LONDON   ROME
16 days, 3 Countries
Package: DRV
LONDON, PARIS, VENICE, FLORENCE & ROME
What do London, Paris, Venice, Florence, and Rome have in common (other than being some of Europe’s most exciting cities)? Shakespeare, of course! They are all locations for his plays—Macbeth, All’s...
Travelling in Britain
Best time to visit
Weather in Britain and Ireland is unpredictable, and can be windy/rainy and quite cool year-round. Pack for eventualities; light weight clothes in the summer and warmer, windproof layers in winter. 
Culture and customs
You’ll find the entire region welcoming and polite, yet each region has their own customs, from the traditional music of the Irish recounting tales of love, history and humour, to the physical displays of strapping Scotsmen (catch the log tossing in The Highland Games) to the love of tradition in England, each itinerary stop will bring to life a magical new discovery.
Language and useful phrases
Irish is the national language of Ireland, however, English is recognised as the second language.
Everywhere else in Britain, English is the language!
Health & safety
Consult your local doctor for general immunisations and visit your countrys official Travel Advisory website for current safety and travel information.
Electronics and devices
British and Irish facilities have 3-prong outlets with two flat prongs in line and one perpendicular.
Money and costs
Britain:
Throughout Britain, the currency is the Pound Sterling or also known as the British Pound (GBP).
Bank hours are 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, with some branches open on Saturday mornings.
1 pound (£) Sterling = 100 pence (p)
Banknote denominations = £5, £10, £20, £50
Coin denominations = 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2

Credit cards are widely accepted (mostly Visa and Mastercard), and you should have no issues using them. However, smaller shops may ask you to pay in cash or have a minimum amount required to use a credit card.

Average costs:
Soft drink/Mineral water/Coffee = £2.50
Salad or sandwhich lunch with drink = £8
Dinner at a midrange restaurant = £25

Ireland:
The official currency of Ireland is the Euro.
Bank hours are 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday. In Dublin, most banks stay open until 5pm.
1 Euro (€) = 100 Cents (c)
Banknote denominations: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500
Coin denominations: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2

Credit cards are widely accepted (mostly Visa and Mastercard), and you should have no trouble using them. Smaller shops may ask you to pay in cash or have a minimum amount required to use a credit card.

Average costs:
Soft drink/Mineral water/Coffee = €3
Salad or sandwhich lunch with drink = €10
Dinner at a midrange restaurant = €30
Visas & Insurance
Visas are not required at all for members of EU or Schengen countries. Other nationalities may be restricted to stays under 90 days.
Top Tips
In this part of the world, adore the explore has never rung so true. Getting into the great outdoors is the best way to get a feel for the true roots of these lush green, centuries old countries. From endless views from the top of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh to the mind-boggling Giant’s Causeway, pulling on those shoes and getting amongst it is the only way to go. Finished up with a slide of traditional Guinness Pie, of course. 
How Monograms is Different

Monograms is independent travel that takes all the hassles out of planning and organising your dream holiday. We’ve done all the work to build just the right all-in-one package for you – your choice of the right hotels in the heart of the action, sightseeing, transportation around cities, a Local Host at your destination and much more. We handle all the details so you can enjoy your destination like a local.

Roam with local insight
Discover new places at your own pace. You'll have all the space and time to enjoy your adventure, with as much or as little help from your Local Host as you want, so you never have to miss a minute!
Independent travel made easy
With Monograms, we take all the hours of organising trips away from you. We handle the details so that you can feel comfortable and confident in your destination - even if it's your first time there!
Your perfect space
Whether you prefer hotels that are close to shopping and sightseeing, surrounded by natural beauty, part of the city's artistic heritage or that offer contemporary styling, our holidays put you at the heart of your destination.
YourWay
Monograms holidays were created so you can tailor your holiday. YourWay takes the Monograms concept one step further by allowing you to choose the number of nights you wish to stay in select European cities.