Hudson Valley to Europe – Get on Board!

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By Stephanie Santagada, resident blogger for the Destinations Team   “There’s a part of me that thinks perhaps we go on existing in a place even after we’ve left it.” – Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin Whether you are the one saying, “I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland,” or if you are […]

An Irish Equestrian Escape

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Horses have always held a special place in the hearts of the Irish. Imagine the peace and tranquility of an equestrian escape in the picturesque landscape of Ireland with its rolling green hills, and stunning sea views. Enjoy the adventure of beach riding along the coast, and feel the spray of the ocean’s waves, while […]

The ‘wild and emerald’ Skellig Ring

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It is no surprise to us that County Kerry’s Skellig Ring in the south – western corner of Ireland has been named as one of the top ten places to visit by The Lonely Planet in their Best in Travel 2017 the bestselling collection of travel recommendations and experiences for the coming year. Skellig Ring […]

Treasure Trove of Irish Artistry

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Ireland is famous for the skill and flair of its craftspeople. From all four corners of the island, it is possible to discover exquisite craft and design that has been inspired by the natural beauty of Ireland’s landscape. On our deluxe crafting tour of Ireland you can immerse yourself in the stunning locations that produce […]

Light and Love in the Heart of Scotland

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As we step further towards mid-winter in the North, the days become shorter, and darker. It is a time to enjoy a cosy fireside pub in the heart of Scotland, sip a warming dram of pure whisky, and succumb to a sense of nostalgia as you watch the fire crackling. It is the perfect time […]

Winter Harvest in the Garden of Ireland

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Ireland offers an abundance of food festivals and foodie trails for visitors wishing to immerse themselves in the flavours of its lush and diverse landscape. One of the highlights in the Irish Food Lovers’ calendar has to be Wicklow’s Wild & Slow Food Festival. This Pre- Christmas festival is Europe’s largest Wild Food Harvest Market […]

Scribes of Ireland

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Ireland is an island of stories, the birthplace of many celebrated writers both old and new, such as W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney, Edna O’Brien, Anne Enright, and Eimear McBride. The list is seemingly endless. On our Literary Tour of Ireland we offer an insight into the […]

Spirits of Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is steeped in history. As you ascend the cobbled Royal Mile towards the Castle, it is as if you are walking back into the past. From the dark alleys of its Medieval Old Town, to the classical sweep of its Georgian New Town, it is impossible to ignore the whispers of Edinburgh’s ancestors. Edinburgh […]

Artisan Cuisine in the Burren

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Taste the flavours of the West on your tour of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way when you visit the Burren in County Clare. Not only will the unique beauty of the landscape astound you but the Burren also boasts some of the finest culinary delights of the whole of Ireland. Autumn is one of the best […]

Top 10 Things to Do in Scotland

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  Despite its size, Scotland’s Celtic heritage is rich and varied from their clans, tartans and native kilts, to their Scotch Whiskey and the infamous haggis. Not to mention the abundance of premier golf courses. Soak up the natural beauty of this historic land in the far north of the British Isles, and marvel at […]

10 Reasons to Visit the Wild Atlantic Way

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  Don’t you dream of being at the edge of the world and taking in spectacular views? Well now you can visit Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, one of Irelands most valued treasures.  A 1,500-mile touring route along the rugged western coastline, offers far more than stunning scenery. Irish Culture The culture of Ireland is special. […]

10 Things to do in Dublin

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  Situated on its east coast, Ireland’s vibrant capital boasts a host of attractions, including museums, art and cultural exhibitions and events. There are hundreds of public parks and gardens all across the Dublin region, some dating back hundreds of years. Come join the locals, even they are still discovering Dublin! Trinity College Dublin Situated […]