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Dream Escape & Brownell Travel – An Educational Journey throughout Scotland

28th January 2018

In May 2018 Dream Escape hosted Virtuoso agency, Brownell Travel, for the ultimate Scottish Educational Trip. It was a great opportunity for Dream Escape to demonstrate their expertise in tailor-made travel to Scotland and showcase how they create bespoke itineraries with creative itinerary design, unique experiences, outstanding guides and a commitment to the clients’ enjoyment.

9 agents from Brownell Travel were hosted by Dream Escape’s Head of Guiding, Rosie Peattie and owner David Tobin, who accompanied them throughout the trip. Highlights included a helicopter trip to Glamis Castle, a  post-opening visit to Edinburgh Castle and pre-opening visit to The Royal Yacht Britannia.

Memorable moments were plenty – helicopters, boats, stately homes, medieval cathedrals, beautiful properties, outdoor sporting activities, exciting 4×4 rides, rugged mountains, sheep, blue skies and sunshine, delicious local produce and the odd glass of champagne!

Dream Escape offered authentic and often unique experiences from an adrenaline fuelled boat ride on the Kyle of Tongue, an Argocat ride up the mountain to celebrating the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wedding with Royal Gin in one of the most remote and beautiful regions of Scotland.

The group stayed in a variety of properties from city hotels to remote exclusive use lodges and experienced just a fraction of what we can offer in terms of unique activities and exclusive accommodation throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

“Everything was pure perfection. I would have to say my best experience on this trip was having a true destination immersion experience and feel now like I really “know” Scotland and, most importantly, how Dream Escape can be the best partner to sell it effectively”

“I would absolutely trust anyone on the entire team with my clientele. Most importantly, I have respect for the company as a whole. David and Holly have clearly put their heart and soul into this business and their ethos of “people first” shines. I came into the trip excited to learn about Scotland. I came away with an outstanding understanding not only of Scotland as a destination but also of who Dream Escape is as a preferred partner and what they can really do for my clients.”

  • "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"

    Country Life

  • "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