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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
Britain: London // Republic of Ireland: Dublin
Official Language
Britain: English // Republic of Ireland: Irish
Britain: 66 million // Republic of Ireland: 4.8 million
Britain: GBP // Republic of Ireland: Euro
Time Zone
Drives on the
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 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
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

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.
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.