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Adventures By Disney

Europe – British Isles

10 Days/9 Nights
Dublin, Belfast, Antrim Coast & Giant’s Causeway, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London


From the warm, welcoming people of Dublin, to the seaside beauty and storied past of Belfast, to the cobblestone streets and ancient castles of Edinburgh, and to London, a modern city steeped in history, the archipelago known as the British Isles offers something for everyone. So whether you want to walk in the footsteps of history or you prefer to take in more modern surroundings, your adventure to the British Isles is guaranteed to quench your quest for adventure.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
    Discover the history of Ireland’s people and global influence during a private visit to this interactive museum.
  • Teeling Whiskey Distillery
    Experience the whiskey distilling process from start to finish at the newest distillery in Dublin in over 125 years.
  • Traditional Irish Bread-Making Lesson
    Get a hands-on lesson in making traditional Irish soda and potato breads at a 17th-century farmhouse—then sample your work along with other sweet treats!
  • Floors Castle & Gardens Privately Guided Tour
    Discover the gem of the Scottish Borders at this magnificent 18th-century castle that is the seat of the Duke of Roxburghe.
  • Private Viewing of the Royal Crown Jewels
    Feel the allure of these royal treasures at a rare, private viewing in the infamous Tower of London.

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day 1



Arrive in Dublin

After you pick up your luggage and clear through Customs, an Adventures by Disney representative will meet you in the main terminal and take you to your pre-arranged transportation to your hotel.

The Westin Dublin

Unwind from your travels and explore this chic hotel—your home for the next 2 nights—in a traditional setting with a contemporary flair that includes a 19th-century façade and all-new interiors. Get acquainted with the many amenities in this idyllic sanctuary in a unique location overlooking Trinity College and Dublin City.

Welcome Reception and Dinner with Entertainment at Hotel

Get to know your fellow Adventurers and the Adventure Guides who will share this amazing trip with you. Then enjoy a private dinner accompanied by the melodic tunes of a Celtic harpist.

Meal included: Dinner


Day 2



Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before your adventure begins in Dublin.

Private Visit to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Enjoy a private visit to the world’s first fully digital museum dedicated to the story of Ireland’s people and how they have influenced and changed the world. Following your visit, you’ll be treated to scones and tea at a local bakery.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tour & Tasting

Experience the complete whiskey making process with a Teeling Ambassador. For interested adults, a sampling of 3 award-winning Teeling whiskeys paired with delicious Irish chocolate is included. A non-alcoholic beverage will be offered to non-whiskey drinkers. Children will receive a non-alcoholic beverage as well as some chocolate.

Private Lunch and Irish Music at a Local Pub

Take part in a true Irish rite of passage—a visit to a local pub! You’ll enjoy a traditional Irish meal accompanied by local musicians who will regale you with tunes that’ll have you singing along.

Late Afternoon On Your Own in Dublin

Spend the afternoon exploring historic Dublin. Shop, visit the amazing museums and walk along the cobblestone streets of the Temple Bar neighborhood.

Dinner On Your Own in Dublin

Savor a dinner on your own at one of Dublin's world-class restaurants. Your Adventure Guides will be happy to help you find the ideal place that fits your family’s needs!

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day 3



Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before starting your journey to Belfast.

Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen

Experience true Irish authenticity on a visit to this 17th-century farmhouse where Tracey will demonstrate the traditional method of making soda and potato breads on individual griddles. Then, you’ll roll up your sleeves and make your own breads to enjoy.

Private Lunch at Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen

After you’ve worked up an appetite making bread, you’ll dig into a delicious farm-style lunch. And of course, your warm, home-made breads and other sweet treats made by Tracey!

Belfast Tour

Take a privately guided drive around the wonderful city of Belfast with several brief photo stops. The tour includes historic sights throughout the city, including City Hall, Queens University, Ulster Hall, the Botanical Garden and the wall murals of Falls Road and Shankill Road.

Titanic Belfast Experience

See the world-famous story as you’ve never seen it before—through the eyes of the people that built the “unsinkable” ship. Throughout the immersive self-guided Titanic Experience, you will uncover the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the ship, as well as the people and city that made her. You’ll journey through boomtown Belfast and the shipyard where the liners were built, to the launch, fit out and maiden voyage, before discovering more about the sinking, aftermath and Titanic’s final resting place.

Check-in at Hotel

Bask in the elegance and palatial surroundings of Culloden Estate and Spa, Northern Ireland’s most prestigious luxury five-star hotel—and your home for the next 2 nights. Located atop Holywood Hills, this magnificent 12-acre estate, gardens and woodlands was built for the Bishops of Downs, but fit for a king.

Adult Dinner at Leisure at Hotel

Dine in the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of The Cultra Inn, a traditional Irish Pub and Bistro at the hotel.

Junior Adventurer Dinner and Lawn Games at Hotel


While the adults enjoy their dinner, Junior Adventurers will dine with the Adventure Guides in a private location at the hotel. Following dinner, Junior Adventurers will have fun and games on the lawn at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 4

Breakfast at the Hotel

Fuel up with a full breakfast at your leisure before heading out for a fun day in Belfast and along the Antrim Coast.

Journey Along the Antrim Coast

Enjoy a morning driving along the scenic Antrim Coast, designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty in 1988. Be awed at the stunning views across the sea as you hear stories about the legends and life in the local seaside villages.

Giant’s Causeway Exploration

Although the “official” explanation is that the 40,000 interlocking basalt colums that make up Giant’s Causeway was formed by volcanic fissue eruptions, don’t rule out that it was formed by Finn McCool, a giant who threw the stones so he could cross the water to fight another giant. Both explanations will be given on your visit, so you can decide which is correct.

Lunch at Bushmills Inn

Enjoy a delicious lunch at this quaint boutique hotel situated on Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast. Originally a coaching inn in the 1600s, Bushmills Inn is steeped in Irish history.

On Your Own in Bushmills Village

Spend time after lunch exploring this small village on the Causeway Coast. Step back in time as you walk along Main Street, a narrow, shop- and historic house-lined street that cuts through the Town Centre.

Dinner On Your Own in Belfast

Upon return from the coast, you’ll be able to relax over a dinner on your own in Belfast or at the hotel. Your Adventure Guides will be happy to recommend some of their favorite restaurants or discover a new favorite of your own.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day 5

Ferry to Cairnryan with Breakfast

Start your day bright and early as you ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan, Scotland. While on board, you’ll enjoy breakfast to help fuel you up for the adventure-filled day ahead.

The National Piping Centre in Glasgow

Take a deep breath and prepare to learn about—and play—the bagpipes. Walk through the informative museum that traces the history of the national instrument of Scotland. Then, put your lungs to the test as you try your hand at making some beautiful music that harkens back centuries of Scottish history.

Private Lunch at Piper’s Tryst

Catch your breath from your bagpipe lesson and dine on a delicious lunch featuring classic Scottish dishes with a modern twist.

Check-in at Hotel

Following your arrival in Edinburgh, your Adventure Guides will check you in to your hotel and home for the next 3 nights, the InterContinental Edinburgh The George. Enjoy exploring this grand hotel which was established in 1881 and is made up of a collection of fine Georgian townhouses nestled in the city of Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage area.

Dinner in Edinburgh

Make your way through the exciting bustle of the city streets and enjoy seasonal Scottish cuisine in the heart of Edinburgh.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 6



Breakfast at the Hotel

Start your adventure-filled day with a tasty breakfast.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Revel in a Red Carpet Welcome and private visit of the former royal yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Once on board, you’ll get behind-the-ropes access to areas that include the State Drawing Room—where the Royal Family would entertain dignitaries and heads of state—and the Admiral’s Cabin and Dining Room. You’ll also enjoy a lovely reception with fresh scones and coffee on the Royal Deck Tea Room and discover what life was like on board Her Majesty’s floating Royal residence.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Explore the royal palace, which is the Queen of England's official residence in Edinburgh, on a privately guided tour. Over the centuries, great events at Holyroodhouse have shaped the fates of England, Scotland and France.

The Royal Mile and the Statue of Greyfriars Bobby

En route to Edinburgh Castle, make a stop at the Statue of Greyfriars Bobby, the renowned Skye Terrier. According to legend, this adorable pooch spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner, until his death. The story of Greyfriars Bobby was so remarkable that Walt Disney Productions turned it into a movie in 1961!

Lunch On Your Own

Take a break from your walking tour and dine with your friends and family at one of the many restaurant options nearby. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations for their favorite spots.

Edinburgh Castle Tour

Continue your adventure with a privately guided tour of Edinburgh Castle where you’ll take in the resplendent views of the city and explore the castle’s massive fortifications. Revel in the remarkable tales of royal intrigue surrounding the wars for Scottish independence told by your local expert.

Evening in Edinburgh and Dinner On Your Own

Edinburgh is rich in history and eye-catching architecture. Stroll the Royal Mile, the commercial center of Old Town, and hear the lilting melody of the Scottish brogue in passing conversations. You're sure to fall in love with this charming city as you explore the shops, restaurants and historic buildings of Lawnmarket and High Street. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the perfect place to have a memorable dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 7



Breakfast at the Hotel

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel.

Coffee and Tea Reception at Floors Castle

Partake in a delightful reception where you’ll enjoy the exclusive experience of being served tea and cookies by the Private Butler of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, who call Floors Castle their home.

Floors Castle and Gardens Tour

Experience a day surrounded by all things royal as you embark on a privately guided tour of Floors Castle—the largest inhabited country house in Scotland—and its stunning gardens. View the Duke and Duchess’ amazing art collection as you walk through the grand rooms and hallways that fill the castle. Then, walk the spectacular Walled Garden, site of the formal Millennium Garden and visit Queens’ House, a charming summerhouse named after Queen Victoria, who stayed there in 1867.

Junior Adventurers can enjoy the outdoor area with their Adventure Guides.

Private Lunch and Exclusive Shortbread-Making Lesson

Join your fellow Adventurers at the Castle's Courtyard Café for a private lunch and an exclusive shortbread-making lesson taught by the Private Chef of the Duke and Duchess, where you can try your hand at creating one of these buttery treats!

Adult Dinner at Leisure at Hotel

Following your return to the hotel, adults will enjoy a relaxing meal in the hotel’s Printing Press Bar & Kitchen, which is the former home of Susan Ferrier, who according to Sir Walter Scott, was the equal of Jane Austen.

Junior Adventurer Dinner and Movie Night at Hotel

Junior Adventurers will meet up for dinner in a private room at the hotel. After, Junior Adventurers will gather to watch a movie for maximum relaxation after a busy day.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 8



Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out to the train station for your journey to London, England.

Train to London

Sit back and relax on a train ride from Edinburgh to London.

Afternoon Tea at Hotel

Relax and unwind while sipping a spot of tea accompanied by an assortment of finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and preserve and delicate pastries. A selection of fine teas and infusions will be available.

Thames High-Speed Boat Ride

Enjoy a leisurely walk from your hotel before speeding along the world’s most famous waterway, the River Thames, on a private high-speed boat ride. You can check out some of London’s historical sites and iconic scenery as you cruise by.

Dinner On Your Own in London

Return to the hotel and enjoy dinner and the rest of your evening to explore London on your own. Don’t forget to ask your Adventure Guides for any restaurant recommendations.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day 9



Breakfast at Hotel

Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel before heading out for a day full of adventure in London.

Private Beefeater Welcome

Receive a personal welcome to the Tower of London by one of the famous Beefeater guards. Also referred to as "Yeomen Warders," the Beefeater guards were originally formed in 1485 by Henry VII.

Private Viewing of the Royal Crown Jewels

Experience this once-in-a-lifetime, private-access viewing of the Royal Crown Jewels at the Tower of London lead by the Tower of London’s Jewel House Warden. A part of the Royal Collection, the Crown Jewels are the most powerful symbol of the British Monarchy.

Tower of London Privately Guided Tour


Explore this foreboding fortress and learn details about its checkered past! Over the ages, the Tower of London has been guardian of the Crown Jewels, home to all manner of beasts—including lions, bears and other predators—as well as prison to the famous and infamous.

Westminster Abbey Privately Guided Tour

Discover the beautiful cathedral that has been the site of coronations, royal weddings and countless historical events, with commentary by a Blue Badge Guide.

Traditional British Lunch at Local Pub

Tuck into some authentic English fare at a traditional local pub with your fellow Adventurers.

Buckingham Palace Photo Stop

Stroll from St. James Park to Buckingham Palace where you can snap a pic in front of the historic residence of England’s royal family. When available, witness the royal guards on horseback at Whitehall.

On Your Own Time in London

Have a jolly time exploring the streets of one of the world’s most amazing cities, that is steeped in centuries of history as well as a contemporary marvel.

Farewell Dinner at Hotel

Gather together with your fellow Adventurers and new-found friends to share tales of your travels and enjoy a final meal together.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 10



Breakfast at Hotel

Have a final meal in London before heading out to the airport to begin your journey home.

Transfer to London Heathrow Airport

Board pre-arranged private or batched transfers from your hotel to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Bid the British Isles a fond farewell until you return again!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Overview Details

FLIGHT INFORMATION
  • Arrive: Dublin Airport (DUB)
  • Return: London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
ACCOMMODATIONS

The Westin Dublin
Culloden Estate and Spa
InterContinental Edinburgh The George
The Waldorf Hilton, London

21 MEALS

9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners

AGES

Minimum Age: 5
Suggested Age: 6+
Adult Exclusive: Ages 18+