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CLASSIC JOURNEYS

Highlighted below are a selection of exceptional grand tours which perfectly showcase our Dream Escape destinations. Off the beaten track experiences, unique luxury stays and expert guides provide enriching and unforgettable programmes to inspire and delight.



2020 Ireland Destination Showcase

The Emerald Isle is famous for its charm, culture and myths but arguably its most outstanding quality is the good spirits and great hospitality of the locals. Beginning in one of the liveliest capital cities in Europe, this destination showcase will take guests on an adventure around some of Ireland’s most vibrant cities and spectacular coastlines....

2020 Scotland Destination Showcase

Scotland is renowned across the world for its dramatic and brooding landscapes, rich cultural history and enduring traditions. Your once in a lifetime journey will commence in the wilds of the Highlands, close to the country’s most famous glen before taking you across the sea to explore ethereal scenery and remote isles....

A Capital Adventure: London & Edinburgh

Combining stays at luxury accommodations with special visits and exclusive experiences, Dream Escape aims to deliver the trip of a lifetime...

A Celtic Adventure

Why select either Scotland or Ireland for your next holiday when this gorgeous trip effortlessly combines both countries? With strong historical and cultural ties, these two Celtic nations both boast incredible expanses of green scenery, beautiful rugged coastlines, ancient archaeological sites, and famously friendly locals.  ...

A City Discovery: Edinburgh & York

Explore two of Britain’s most beautiful and historical cities on this two-week journey through England and Scotland...

An English Exploration

This chauffeur-driven tour provides the opportunity to experience the best England has to offer from the breath-taking beauty of the Lake District and the charm of the Cotswolds, to the culture and history of London ...

An Introduction to Wales

Wales is ‘the hidden gem’ of the United Kingdom - home to a plethora of majestic castles, towering mountains, verdant countryside and a coastline that is widely recognised as one of the world’s finest....

British Pullman Experience

Explore the best of all things British on this London-based adventure, where the highlight will be an opulent train journey through the English countryside....

Captivating Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are showcased at their very best on this luxurious journey. Discover the unique and rich history of these often-overlooked islands...

Classic Tour of Scotland and Ireland

Embark on a bespoke journey that takes you through the beauty and culture of Scotland and Ireland; two countries complement each other perfectly...

England: Capital & Country

From the bustling mega-city of London to the relaxing pace of the rural countryside, this 10-day trip lets you experience the best of both worlds....

England: Royal Residences & Retreats

Embark on a trip fit for a king as you explore the most opulent and impressive pieces of Royal Britain and discover the history of the British royal family as well as how they live now....

Idyllic Islands of Scotland

Unearth the hidden charms and legends of the ancient isles that surround Scotland. Discover the rugged and untouched landscapes of the Orkney Islands as well as the Outer and Inner Hebrides...

Incredible Ireland

Discover the very best of the Emerald Isle on this epic fourteen-day tailor-made tour. Explore Ireland’s vibrant cities and relaxing countryside as you delve into the essence of Irish life...

Ireland – A Destination Showcase

Experience the myths, charm and culture of the Emerald Isle with Dream Escape’s tailor-made programme designed to showcase the depth and breadth of everything Ireland has to offer...

Ireland by Rail

Embark on an epic journey through the Emerald Isle as you experience the luxury of the Belmond Grand Hibernian. Discover the history and heritage of Ireland and its people...

Literary Lakes & Dales

The beautiful English countryside that stretches south from the Scottish border is an area of beauty dotted with picturesque small towns, historic buildings and unspoilt natural features. The glacial lakes and rugged fell mountains of the Lake District and the windswept moors, valleys and villages of the Yorkshire Dales have long been a source of inspiration to authors and literary figures that chose to live and work there. This programme visits the best-loved places associated with these writers combined with outstanding experiences and luxury accommodation.  ...

London & The Highlands

Beginning at a luxury hotel in the heart of London, spend the first part of your journey exploring the metropolis of London. A short flight takes you north to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands, an area renowned for its enduring traditions and spectacular, otherworldly landscapes before taking you south to conclude in the vibrant city of Edinburgh with a stay in an iconic 5* hotel....

Magnificent Yorkshire

Set within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, and staying on a 3,000 acre Estate with a wondrous mix of rolling meadow pastures, ancient woodland, heather moorland, wild reservoirs and meandering rivers, this Yorkshire experience delivers a holiday of a lifetime....

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s most intriguing historical figures. The centre of numerous films, TV shows, and books, now is your chance to follow her story through the country she ruled...

Northern Ireland – Golf and Touring

Northern Ireland is perhaps lesser known than its more southerly neighbour however on this trip you can discover its great links and abundant culture...

Northern Ireland Showcase

The smallest constituent country in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland enjoys a uniquely rich cultural heritage that spans from ancient Celtic traditions to more recent political turbulence. Lavish accommodations, exclusive visits with the locals and inspiring outdoor adventures will combine to ensure you will be truly enchanted by this captivating country. However, the highlight will perhaps be the good spirits of the people you meet along the way....

Scotland – A Destination Showcase

A land of castles and cashmere, Scotland is renowned as one of the world’s most desirable travel destinations. From its ancient cities to its rugged countryside, Dream Escape will take you on the trip of a lifetime...

Scotland and Ireland: Golf and Touring

Designed for experienced golfers and their partners, this inspirational and exciting journey effortlessly combines golf and sight-seeing through Scotland and Ireland...

Scotland: Touring for Two

Tailor-made for two, this spectacular trip to Scotland is filled with luxurious accommodation, private experiences and chauffeur-driven transportation...

Spectacular Cities: Bath & Edinburgh

This programme is specially designed to combine two distinctly different yet equally impressive city breaks with stays at impeccable hotels and exclusive experiences...

The Highlands and a Private Island

Scotland is famous for its dramatic landscapes, rugged castles and fascinating history, all of which will be brought to life on this once-in-a-lifetime artistic journey! This programme will ignite your creative juices and rejuvenate your soul as you enjoy some exciting creative adventures and activities; from Edinburgh, crossing the Cairngorms and Highlands on the way to your very own private island for the ultimate detox from the modern world and art lovers retreat. And relax!...

The Royal Scotsman

An incredibly luxury train journey is the highlight of this grand tour of Scotland. Combined with lavish accommodation and exclusive visits, this is the best way to see the unique heritage and culture of Scotland...

The Wild Atlantic Way

On this chauffeur-driven journey, Dream Escape will showcase the world’s longest coastal drive; the Wild Atlantic Way. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will take you off the beaten track...

Ultimate London

Designed for two couples, travelling together, this 'money can't buy' programme is the ultimate London experience featuring unique insider visits and authentic and inspiring ideas for a 'once in a lifetime' capital adventure....



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    Yvonne Malka, Signature Travel Network, April 2018