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Events Calendar

The Dream Escape Events Calendar showcases all the prestigious events and celebrations taking place in
England, Scotland and Ireland in 2018. We build unique and exciting programmes around many of these events
listed in the calendar, ensuring exceptional experiences for every client. Enjoy VIP treatment at events like the
Championships at Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Galway Oyster Festival.
Click on any highlighted event to view sample events programmes.

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Destination:

England

January 2018

8 Dec 2017-13 May: Charles II: Art & Power, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London

10-14: London Boat Show, ExCel 17 Jan-4 Mar: Cirque du Soleil -Ovo, The Royal Albert Hall, London

17-21: London Art

February 2018

3: Six Nations Rugby ( Wales Vs Scotland), Cardiff, Wales

10: Six Nations Rugby (England Vs Wales), Twickenham

15-18: The London Classic Car Show

16-20: London Fashion Week 6W18, London

March 2018

8 Mar-9 Sep: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy, The Tate Modern

11: Head of the River Race, London

13-16: Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, Gloucester

17: Six Nations Rugby (Engand Vs Ireland), Twickenham

April 2018

8 Mar-9 Sep: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame,Tragedy, The Tate Modern

11: Head of the River Race, London

13-16: Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, Gloucester

17: Six Nations Rugby (Engand Vs Ireland), Twickenham

May 2018

 2-6: Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire

 2-7: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

9-13: Royal Windsor Horse Show

16-19: Museums at Night

19: The Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London 19-26 Aug: Glyndebourne Festival, East Sussex

22-26: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London

26: BMW PGA Championships, Wentworth

26 May-8 Jun: Isle of Man TT Races

June 2018

2: Investec Derby, Epsom Racecourse, Surrey

6-10: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Derbyshire

8-10: Chestertons Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park, London

9: Trooping the Colour, Horseguards Parade, London

9-10: Open Garden Squares Weekend

12-15: Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester

12-19: The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London 19-23: Royal Ascot, Berkshire

22-24: Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Oxfordshire

July 2018

2-15: Wimbledon

3-8: RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

4-8: Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames

4-15: Cheltenham Music Festival

6-8: British Grand Prix, Silverstone

11-15: Henley Festival, Henley-on-Thames

21 Jul-30 Sep: Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

28 Jul-10 Aug: Lake District Summer Music Interational Festival

31 Jul-4 Aug: Qatar Goodwood Festival

August 2018

2-5: Ricoh Women’s British Open, Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club

2-5: Cambridge Folk Festival

4-11: Lendy Cowes Week, Isle of Wight

24-26: Notting Hill Carnival, London

30 Aug-2 Sep: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, Stamford

September 2018

7-9: Goodwood Revival, Chichester

8: The Great River Race, London

15-19: London Fashion Week SS19

22-23: Open House London

October 2018

5-14: Cheltenham Literature Festival

November

10: Lord Mayor’s Show, London

11: Remembrance Day

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London

December 2018

25: Christmas Day

31: New Year Celebrations

Ireland

January 2018

5-10: Dublin Bowie Festival

18-22: Shannonside Winter Music Festival, Bunratty 24-28: Temple Bar Tradfest, Dublin

February 2018

3-4: Dublin Racing Festival

10: Six Nations Rugby (Ireland Vs Italy), Aviva Stadium, Dublin

14-17: Cork International Poetry Festival

21-25: The Gathering Festival, Killarney

24: Six Nations Rugby (Ireland Vs Wales), Aviva Stadium, Dublin

27 Feb-4 Mar: Audi Dublin International Film Festival

March 2018

10: Six Nations Rugby (Ireland Vs Scotland) Aviva Stadium, Dublin

16-19: St Patrick’s Festival, Dublin

17: St Patrick’s Day

22-25: Dingle International Film Festival, Co Kerry

30 Mar-8 Apr: Belfast International Film Festival

April 2018

1: Easter Sunday

1-3: Horse Racing Easter Festival, Mallow, Co. Cork

18-22: Cork International Choral Festival

20-22: West Waterford Festival of Food, Dungarvan

23-29: Cuirt International Festival of Literature, Galway

27-29: Connemara Mussel Festival, Renvyle, Co. Galway

28-30: Rally of the Lakes, Killarney, Co. Kerry

May 2018

19-27: International Literature Festival, Dublin

31 May-4 Jun: Bloom in the Park, Dublin

June 2018

9: Mourne Way Marathon, Co. Down

13: Yeats Day, Co. Sligo

16: Bloomsday, Dublin

29 Jun-1 Jul: The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, The Curragh, Dublin

29 Jun-8 Jul: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry

July 2018

5-8: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal

15-19: Killarney Racing Festival

16-29: Galway International Arts Festival

24-29: Sligo Jazz Project

30 Jul-5 Aug: Galway Races

August 2018

3-27: Dublin Fringe Festival

8-12: Dublin Horse Show

10-12: Dingle Races

10-12: Puck Fair, Killorglin Co. Kerry

17-21: Rose of Tralee Festival, Co. Kerry

23-26: Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival, Waterville

September 2018

7-8: The Belfast International Tattoo

7-16: A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, Skibbereen

27 Sep-14 Oct: Dublin Theatre Festival

28-30: Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival

October 2018

19-22: Cork Guinness Jazz Festival

19 Oct-4 Nov: The Wexford Festival Opera

November 2018

9-11: Sneem International Folklore & Storytelling Festival, Co. Kerry

11: Remembrance Day

December 2018

25: Christmas Day

31: New Year Celebrations

London

Scotland

January 2018

15 Dec 2017-15 Apr: Splendours of the Subcontinent, The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh

12: Scalloway Fire Festival, Shetlands

18 Jan-4 Feb: Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow

25: Burns Night Celebrations

27-28: Aviemore Dog Sled Rally, Glenmore

30: Up Helly Aa, Shetland

15 Dec 2017-15 Apr: Splendours of the Subcontinent, The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh

12: Scalloway Fire Festival, Shetlands

18 Jan-4 Feb: Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow

25: Burns Night Celebrations

27-28: Aviemore Dog Sled Rally, Glenmore

30: Up Helly Aa, Shetland

February 2018

3-4: Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

11: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs France), BT Murrayfield Stadium

21-25: Fort William Mountain Festival

21 Feb-4 Mar: Glasgow Film Festival

24: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs England), BT Murrayfield Stadium

3-4: Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

11: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs France), BT Murrayfield Stadium

21-25: Fort William Mountain Festival

21 Feb-4 Mar: Glasgow Film Festival

24: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs England), BT Murrayfield Stadium

March 2018

7-11: StAnza, Scotland’s Poetry, St. Andrews

8-25: International Comedy Festival, Glasgow

12-23: Ayrshire Music Festival, Ayr

30 Mar-4 Apr: Edinburgh International Harp Festival

31 Mar-15 Apr: Edinburgh International Science Festival

7-11: StAnza, Scotland’s Poetry, St. Andrews

8-25: International Comedy Festival, Glasgow

12-23: Ayrshire Music Festival, Ayr

30 Mar-4 Apr: Edinburgh International Harp Festival

31 Mar-15 Apr: Edinburgh International Science Festival

April 2018

1: Easter Sunday

14: Melrose Rugby Sevens, Scottish Borders

20-21: Coral Scottish Grand National Festival, Ayr

26-6 May: TradFest, Edinburgh

30: Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh

1: Easter Sunday

14: Melrose Rugby Sevens, Scottish Borders

20-21: Coral Scottish Grand National Festival, Ayr

26-6 May: TradFest, Edinburgh

30: Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh

May 2018

3-6: Shetland Folk Festival

3-7: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Speyside 13: City of Edinburgh Horse Show

17-26: Perth Festival of the Arts

19: World Whisky Day

25 May-2 Jun: The Islay Festival of Music and Malt

26-27: Edinburgh Marathon Festival

3-6: Shetland Folk Festival

3-7: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Speyside 13: City of Edinburgh Horse Show

17-26: Perth Festival of the Arts

19: World Whisky Day

25 May-2 Jun: The Islay Festival of Music and Malt

26-27: Edinburgh Marathon Festival

June 2018

1-3: Gardening Scotland, Edinburgh

2-3: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William

20 Jun-1 Jul: Edinburgh International Film Festival

21-24: Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh

22-27: St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

27 Jun-1 Jul: East Neuk Festival

30 Jun-1 Jul: Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy

1-3: Gardening Scotland, Edinburgh

2-3: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William

20 Jun-1 Jul: Edinburgh International Film Festival

21-24: Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh

22-27: St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

27 Jun-1 Jul: East Neuk Festival

30 Jun-1 Jul: Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy

July 2018

12-15: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, Gullane, East Lothian

13-22: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

15-22: The 147th Open, Carnoustie

18-21: Hebridean Celtic Festival, Isle of Lewis

26-29: The Senior Open, The Old Course, St Andrews

26 Jul-26 Aug: Edinburgh Art Festival

12-15: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, Gullane, East Lothian

13-22: Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

15-22: The 147th Open, Carnoustie

18-21: Hebridean Celtic Festival, Isle of Lewis

26-29: The Senior Open, The Old Course, St Andrews

26 Jul-26 Aug: Edinburgh Art Festival

August 2018

3-25: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh

3-27: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

3-27: Edinburgh International Festival

11-27: Edinburgh International Book Festival

18: Stirling Highland Games

23-26: Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Blair Castle

3-25: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh

3-27: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

3-27: Edinburgh International Festival

11-27: Edinburgh International Book Festival

18: Stirling Highland Games

23-26: Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Blair Castle

September 2018

1: Braemar Gathering, Royal Deeside

1-9: Largs Viking Festival, Largs, North Ayrshire

21-30: Wigtown Book Festival, Wigotwn, Dum res and Galloway

1: Braemar Gathering, Royal Deeside

1-9: Largs Viking Festival, Largs, North Ayrshire

21-30: Wigtown Book Festival, Wigotwn, Dum res and Galloway

October 2018

4-7: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Old Course St Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns

12-20: Royal National Mòd, Dunoon

19-31: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh

4-7: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Old Course St Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns

12-20: Royal National Mòd, Dunoon

19-31: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh

November 2018

11: Remembrance Day

30: St Andrew’s Day Edinburgh Christmas Festival

11: Remembrance Day

30: St Andrew’s Day Edinburgh Christmas Festival

December 2018

25: Christmas Day

30 Dec-1 Jan: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2018/2019

25: Christmas Day

30 Dec-1 Jan: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2018/2019

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    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

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    Jill A. Jergel, Frontiers International Travel

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    Cindy Evans, Travel Consultant

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    Carole McFarland, Universal Travel

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    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

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    Ann Lipschitz, Worldview Travel

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    Debra Fini, VWTI

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    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