9th May 2019
Dream Escape were delighted to host an educational trip to Ireland with JH Hotels & Companies in April.
Head of Guiding, Rosie, and Emer, Head of Sales, were at the helm showcasing the best of Ireland and the amazing experiences Dream Escape can offer to clients. From the vibrant city of Dublin to the stunning landscapes of Galway, Co. Clare and Co. Kerry, the group experienced 10 days of adventure and discovery.
The programme started in Dublin with a warm Irish welcome from The Merrion and a site visit to The Shelbourne where the group were treated to champagne and canapes, and entertained by musicians, before enjoying a fabulous dinner. Castle stays at Ashford Castle and Gregans Castle Hotel provided ‘once in a lifetime’ fairy-tale settings and stays at Sheen Falls Lodge and Killarney Park Hotel offered picturesque luxury and the ultimate in Irish hospitality. The trip concluded back in Dublin where Dream Escape owners, Holly and David joined the group. They all received a lovely warm welcome at The Westbury Hotel and the amazing chance to meet some of the unique Irish producers the hotel has partnered with at a special experience at the Westbury Mall.
Highlights from the programme included a walking tour in The Burren with lunch at The Burren Perfumery and a private falconry class in Killarney. Secret Ireland were a favourite with a fascinating visit to a woollen mill, a scenic boat trip exploring the lakelands of Lough Derg and and outstanding lunch at a modern lakeside villa at Killaloe. Site visits also included the newly renovated, majestic Adare Manor, who hosted the group for a lunch, as well as Park Hotel, Kenmare, and Ballyfin. A foodie tour of Galway with a private guide was the perfect addition to a trip which was characterised by exceptional dining experiences at Ireland’s best restaurants and eateries.
Although the Irish weather was not always on their side, the group left with great memories of fun times, lots of laughter, fabulous cuisine, private experiences, shared knowledge and new friendships.
"Probably the best of the best in the UK and Ireland for organising amazing trips. They know their stuff, have fantastic relationships with suppliers and always go the extra mile."
Rob Arrow, Al Tayyar Group
"Lovely suite. Fabulous private tours. Everything has exceeded our expectations. "
William A Heim, Client
"I had the most wonderful time with you and learned so much...What you offer is rare and much needed in the truly exclusive travel world. "
Jean Newman-Glock, Signature Travel Network
"You were the heart and soul of the trip….I truly admired your sunny personality, sense of humor, organization and professionalism. You also demonstrated that a guide’s work is never done as you were constantly researching….. Did you ever rest??? "
Sharon Delano, Frosch
"We want to thank you and the team from Dream Escape. All six of us in our group had a wonderful time, and we all agreed we owed that in large measure to the work of Dream Escape. From the onset of working with you, you demonstrated a tremendous knowledge about all the activities we wished to pursue —from playing golf to dining at excellent restaurants to seeing historical sites and the Tattoo and Fringe Festival. And, then you executed "
Thomas Cohen, Client
"THANK YOU a zillion times over for choosing/assigning Rosie to be with this family. She MADE the trip for them – there’s no other way to put it! "
Jill Jergel, Frontiers International Travel
"Our holiday in Scotland now tops their lists of best trips…… To their growing list of amazing and memorable first-time experiences, our sons may add fishing for trout and salmon on the River Tay; steering a motor boat on Loch Ness; and taking private guided tours on Culloden Moor Of the eight full days we were in Scotland, Alex and Mattie thought each and every day was the best"
Michael Guadarrama & Trammi Nguyen, clients of Peter Carideo. CRC Travel
"All six of us were deeply moved by the whole experience. Bravo Dream Escape "
Max Levy, Direct client
"Thank you Karen and all of the staff and guides affiliated with Dream Escape…..the Flemings are having an awesome tour of Scotland. You all have made me look like a star! "
Joni Gerace, The Travel Society, LLC
"Thanks for all your help and we can chalk this one up as a big success! Our anniversary celebration was all we could have hoped for "
Clients of Courtney Regan, Affiliate of Brownell Travel
"Rosie was MORE than outstanding – she went out of her way to help us in every regard...She was so knowledgeable – we all loved her"
Jill A. Jergel, Frontiers International Travel
"I cannot thank you, Nicola and all the Dream Escape “clan” for the wonderful care & attention you have provided, and are providing for my clients"
Cindy Evans, Travel Consultant
"I hope I have another opportunity to work with Dream Escape in the near future. The company is so professional, yet approachable and easy to work with. It has been a pleasure!"
Carole McFarland, Universal Travel
"Dream Escape is delivering in a superb manner. Jim Johnston is a great driver and one of the best guides we've had - I wish to very much thank the Dream Escape Team for fulfilling a Dream…"
Donald M. Davis, President, Luxury Travel, Inc.
"Thank you all so much it's great to have trusted friends on the ground to take care of our clients!"
Peter Carideo, CRC Travel
"The trip was great.... Dream Escape is the name of the game"
Ann Lipschitz, Worldview Travel
"Your level of service is just outstanding"
Debra Fini, VWTI
"Dream Escape don’t just organise trips – they create adventures"
Financial Times, How to Spend it
"It was, without doubt, one of the most spectacular weekends I have ever had"
"David Tobin’s an ace at getting inside private castles and estates and he’s well connected.... "
Conde Nast Traveller Magazine
"The level of service they provide is outstanding. They truly care about every aspect of the trip to ensure you have a fantastic stay. Rosie is a hidden gem of a tour guide. Just fabulous."
Yvonne Malka, Signature Travel Network, April 2018