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Pub Cultures:
Dublin & London
Public houses are not just drinking establishments for grabbing a pint. Indeed, patrons range across ages, classes, and backgrounds, making these centers of community and conversation the perfect place to experience the culture of a city. Locals settle into their favorites, often based upon the strength of a pub's "craic" a term for the house ambiance that can include lively banter, rousing music, or anything else that constitutes a good time. This package unites two great capital cities for a double shot of local color. Visits to see Ireland's precious Book of Kells and the Tower of London's exquisite treasures top off this amazing tour in splendid fashion.
•3 Nights Dublin
•3 Nights London
• Hop-on/Hop-off Dublin
• Entrance to the Book of Kells
• Irish Pub Crawl
• London Oyster Card
• Hop-on/Hop-off London City Tour
• Entrance to Tower of London
• London Pub & Beer Tasting Tour
• Daily Breakfast
Arrive Dublin:
Arrive in lively Dublin to experience the energy of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city, home to Guinness and the Book of Kells. Ireland's capital brims with the banter of Irish culture, further energized by its many talented buskers and street performers. Add to this a compelling history and rich heritage, and Dublin provides you with an abundance of opportunities to experience and explore.

(Accommodations, Dublin)

After breakfast, spend time getting acquainted with Dublin's history and charm on the Hop-on/Hop-off City Tour. The tour itself lasts 90 minutes, although you will be able to hop on and hop off as you wish at many of the city's most famous sites, including the Guinness Storehouse, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the National Museum of Ireland, and the Dublin Zoo. Your ticket even will get you discounts at a selection of the most popular attractions around town. Note: you may/will use your Hop-on/ Hop-off ticket to visit Trinity College to see the Book of Kells (entrance included with separate voucher). Founded in 1592, Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland. Its medieval cobbled squares and peaceful gardens sit on more than 50 acres in the heart of Dublin, providing a peaceful refuge within the bustling city center. Also known as the University of Dublin, the college attracts more than a half million visitors annually for what is generally considered Ireland's greatest national treasure, the Book of Kells, one of the most extraordinary illuminated manuscripts in the world. The vibrantly ornamented medieval text is a lavish presentation of the Four Gospels of the New Testament and is believed to have been produced around 800 AD, though its exact origins remain a mystery. Admission to the college's Old Library includes entrance to the Book of Kells, the exhibition "Book of Kells: Turning Darkness into Light," and the current exhibition in the Long Room, which houses more than 200,000 of Trinity College's oldest books.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Dublin)

After breakfast, you may use your Hop-on/Hop-off ticket to explore the city, if you have not already done so, or, on your own, visit sites you missed the previous day. In the evening, take a Musical or Literary Pub Crawl Tour. During the traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl two professional musicians entertain and inform as you walk through the cobblestone streets of Dublin's famous Temple Bar area. Choose the Literary Pub Crawl to follow the footsteps of some of Ireland favorite literary figures.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Dublin)

Dublin to London:
After breakfast, it's off to London via ferry and train or by plane. After checking in to your hotel, you may wish to begin using your Hop-on/Hop-off ticket to see the sights of this remarkable capital city (or you may begin using it the following day). The Hop-on/Hop-off bus tour is a convenient way to see more than 60 of the city's top sites. Board the distinctive double-decker buses and enjoy interesting commentary to guide you along (live or recorded audio). Your ticket is valid for 24 hours of unlimited travel on both the City Sightseeing and Original Tours lines, and you may switch between three available routes. Your ticket includes complimentary walking tours and a Thames river cruise, giving you additional ways to discover the magic of London.

(Breakfast, Dublin; Accommodations, London)

After breakfast, continue discovering London using your Hop-on / Hop-off ticket. You can also use your ticket to arrive at the Tower of London where you will get to enjoy a fascinating tour of the Tower full of history and stories. There are plenty of exciting areas to explore in the Tower including the breathtaking world famous collection of the Crown Jewels, displays of armour in the White Tower, stories from the Yeoman Warders, also known as Beefeaters, and meet the famous Ravens of The Tower! After your tour enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river Thames, perhaps crossing over the famous Tower Bridge and walking along the Southbank where you will pass landmarks such as Shakespeares Globe, HMS Belfast and London Bridge. The remainder of the day is to enjoy at your leisure.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, London)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before setting out to explore more of the sights of London. This afternoon choose from one of our Pub Tours and get a real taste of London. With more than 7000 pubs let your local guide show you 4 of the hidden gems of Londons West End Pubs full of character and charm. Or perhaps take a tour that explores the Pubs of the East End of London and learn more about the dark side of Londons pubs while visiting some of the most historic drinking spots in the City of London. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy your last evening in London.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, London)

Depart London:
Depart for home or your next Avanti adventure!

(Breakfast, London)

** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change