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Calling all true explorers: the rocky Scottish Highlands, lush Irish landscapes and the sights of Stonehenge await you on a trip to the British Isles. Experience the best of the UK as you explore the British Isles with Monograms. Be energised by the sounds of Big Ben and the buzz of Oxford Circus in London, before zipping over to beautiful Edinburgh in neighbouring Scotland. Breathe in the history of the Scottish Royal Family at Edinburgh Castle, or gaze down at this magical place from the top of Arthur’s Seat. Enjoy Irish hospitality over a pint of Guinness in Dublin before discovering the Book of Kells at Trinity College. For history, sights and culture in tonnes, create your own adventure with Monograms in England, Ireland and Scotland.

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

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DUBLIN, BELFAST & LONDON
DUBLIN   LONDON
10 days,2 Countries
Package: DEB
DUBLIN, BELFAST & LONDON
According to an Irish proverb, “He who travels has stories to tell.” Of course, there are bad stories—making travel arrangements was stressful, we got on the wrong train, we couldn’t figure out where...
DUBLIN, LONDON & EDINBURGH
DUBLIN   EDINBURGH
10 days,2 Countries
Package: DED
DUBLIN, LONDON & EDINBURGH
Do you know the phrase, “The whole nine yards?” Some say it originates from traditional Scottish kilts, which are nine yards. We don’t know if that’s true or how the expression came into being, but we...
LIMERICK, KILLARNEY, DUBLIN, BELFAST & LONDON
LIMERICK   LONDON
14 days,2 Countries
Package: DDE
LIMERICK, KILLARNEY, DUBLIN, BELFAST & LONDON
The Irish have a famous blessing, “May good luck be with you wherever you go. And your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.” On this 13-day vacation, luck will definitely be with you. Why?...
DUBLIN & LONDON
DUBLIN   LONDON
7 days,2 Countries
Package: DD
DUBLIN & LONDON
When Irish Eyes are Smiling...such a lovely song, don’t you think? And why are Irish eyes smiling? Because Monograms has made it easy to travel to Dublin to visit the Irish! We’ve handled the details...
Travelling in Britain and Ireland
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 http://smartraveller.gov.au 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
Enjoy freedom and flexibility that comes with a personalised holiday! Choose how many nights you stay in select European cities.