8 or 10 days
Edinburgh, London, extension to Dublin
Program designed to: Provide an in-depth understanding of two of the UK's cultural and political capitals. Your explorations of breathtaking Edinburgh—built atop seven extinct volcanoes—will give you a real sense of Scottish customs and tradition. In London, you’ll experience iconic cultural sights, like Buckingham Palace, that are quintessentially English—as well as a contemporary art, fashion and food scene that is delightfully multicultural.

Highlight: A stroll down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile will immerse you in Scottish culture: the sound of bagpipes, the sight of tartan kilts, and the scent of steaming haggis for lunch.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Scotland

  • Day 2: Edinburgh

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Edinburgh, a classic medieval city, and learn about the city from your Tour Director

    Enjoy dinner in Edinburgh

  • Day 3: Edinburgh

    Take a tour of Edinburgh

    With an expert local guide you will see:

    • Edinburgh’s New Town, which was constructed in the 1800s and remains a shining example of city planning today 
    • Calton Hill, where you can take in views of the Lomond Hills of Fife
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Family’s official residence in Scotland
    • Royal Mile and Old Town, a jumble of medieval buildings

    Visit Edinburgh Castle, the enduring symbol of Scotland’s capital where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI, who would later rule England

    Spend time exploring Edinburgh on your own

  • Day 4: Edinburgh

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    University of St Andrews

    University of St Andrews

    Take a guided walk through the Gaelic beauty of St Andrews University, one of the oldest Universities in the English-speaking world—and the site where a young Kate Middleton and Prince William started a world-famous romance. This prestigious and beautiful campus is like a real-life Hogwarts, complete with cursed cobblestones and John Cleese alumnus.

  • Day 5: Edinburgh • London

    Travel by train to London

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • The Strand, London's major thoroughfare
    • Trafalgar Square, a bustling central square
    • Leicester Square, a square lined with theaters and other events
    • Covent Garden, a vibrant and charming shopping area
  • Day 6: London

    Take a guided tour of London

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • Big Ben, an iconic London bell at the Palace of Westminster
    • Houses of Parliament, home to England's governing body
    • Piccadilly Circus, a five-way intersection 
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral, a domed church which has hosted many royal events
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)

    Tour the Tower of London with an expert local guide and see this former prison, where Henry VIII banished two of his wives, and the jaw-dropping collection of Crown Jewels

  • Day 7: London

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle

    Sometimes you just need 13 acres of castles, towers, and gardens to really unwind—or at least you do if you're a British royal. Wander onto this tremendous retreat favored by the Royal Family for the afternoon, and explore what is essentially a small town. Behind the walls of its exquisite architecture you’ll find treasures that date back to its origins in 1070—from original Da Vinci sketches to the royal remains of monarchs past.  

    Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in London

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 8: London • Dublin

    Fly to Dublin

    Take a walking tour of Dublin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Grafton Street, a brick-lined street known as the center of commerce
    • Temple Bar district, Dublin's iconic hip neighborhood

    Enjoy a traditional Guinness stew dinner in Dublin

  • Day 9: Dublin

    Take a guided tour of Dublin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Dublin's five iconic Georgian squares, which span the north and south sides of Dublin and are surrounded by homes with colorful doors
    • O’Connell Street, a bustling street filled with monuments
    • St. Stephen’s Green, the largest of the five Georgian squares
    • Phoenix Park and the presidential residence

    See the Book of Kells at Trinity College, a manuscript created more than 1,000 years ago by Irish monks

    Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, whose presence honors the patron saint of Ireland

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Guinness Storehouse

    Guinness Storehouse

    Located in the heart of the St. James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse explains the history of the famous beer. The story is told through various interactive experiences that fuse the company’s brewing heritage along with Ireland’s rich history. At the Perfect Pint bar, you’ll learn how to pour your own Guinness. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy your pint (as well as fantastic views) at the rooftop Gravity Bar.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Scotland

  • Day 2: Edinburgh

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Edinburgh, a classic medieval city, and learn about the city from your Tour Director

    Enjoy dinner in Edinburgh

  • Day 3: Edinburgh

    Take a tour of Edinburgh

    With an expert local guide you will see:

    • Edinburgh’s New Town, which was constructed in the 1800s and remains a shining example of city planning today 
    • Calton Hill, where you can take in views of the Lomond Hills of Fife
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Family’s official residence in Scotland
    • Royal Mile and Old Town, a jumble of medieval buildings

    Visit Edinburgh Castle, the enduring symbol of Scotland’s capital where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI, who would later rule England

    Spend time exploring Edinburgh on your own

  • Day 4: Edinburgh

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    University of St Andrews

    University of St Andrews

    Take a guided walk through the Gaelic beauty of St Andrews University, one of the oldest Universities in the English-speaking world—and the site where a young Kate Middleton and Prince William started a world-famous romance. This prestigious and beautiful campus is like a real-life Hogwarts, complete with cursed cobblestones and John Cleese alumnus.

  • Day 5: Edinburgh • London

    Travel by train to London

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • The Strand, London's major thoroughfare
    • Trafalgar Square, a bustling central square
    • Leicester Square, a square lined with theaters and other events
    • Covent Garden, a vibrant and charming shopping area
  • Day 6: London

    Take a guided tour of London

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • Big Ben, an iconic London bell at the Palace of Westminster
    • Houses of Parliament, home to England's governing body
    • Piccadilly Circus, a five-way intersection 
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral, a domed church which has hosted many royal events
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)

    Tour the Tower of London with an expert local guide and see this former prison, where Henry VIII banished two of his wives, and the jaw-dropping collection of Crown Jewels

  • Day 7: London

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle

    Sometimes you just need 13 acres of castles, towers, and gardens to really unwind—or at least you do if you're a British royal. Wander onto this tremendous retreat favored by the Royal Family for the afternoon, and explore what is essentially a small town. Behind the walls of its exquisite architecture you’ll find treasures that date back to its origins in 1070—from original Da Vinci sketches to the royal remains of monarchs past.  

    Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in London

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 8: London • Dublin

    Fly to Dublin

    Take a walking tour of Dublin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Grafton Street, a brick-lined street known as the center of commerce
    • Temple Bar district, Dublin's iconic hip neighborhood

    Enjoy a traditional Guinness stew dinner in Dublin

  • Day 9: Dublin

    Take a guided tour of Dublin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Dublin's five iconic Georgian squares, which span the north and south sides of Dublin and are surrounded by homes with colorful doors
    • O’Connell Street, a bustling street filled with monuments
    • St. Stephen’s Green, the largest of the five Georgian squares
    • Phoenix Park and the presidential residence

    See the Book of Kells at Trinity College, a manuscript created more than 1,000 years ago by Irish monks

    Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, whose presence honors the patron saint of Ireland

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Guinness Storehouse

    Guinness Storehouse

    Located in the heart of the St. James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse explains the history of the famous beer. The story is told through various interactive experiences that fuse the company’s brewing heritage along with Ireland’s rich history. At the Perfect Pint bar, you’ll learn how to pour your own Guinness. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy your pint (as well as fantastic views) at the rooftop Gravity Bar.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
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EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Edinburgh Castle, Tower of London; with extension: Book of Kells at the Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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