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Festive Luxury by Dream Escape

18th September 2018

Whether your ideal festive season is spent in the city enjoying the twinkling lights and warm welcome of luxury hotels and apartments, or if you prefer an escape to the country, in a stately Christmas castle, a homely lodge or a secluded family stay, Dream Escape have the perfect programme.


Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city at Christmas, enjoying shops and shows and unique guided experiences to inspire and entertain. Indulge in private foodie tours, skating under the stars or soaking up the atmosphere at the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park or Edinburgh’s festive Christmas markets. Shop for gifts in iconic stores, maybe enjoying a behind the scenes tour or a visit to Santa! Enjoy a Christmas pantomime, West End show or wander along London’s South Bank to the newest extravaganza, ‘Circus 1903’, promising the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn of the century circus. Pay a visit to one of England’s finest palaces for a truly magical experience, with light trails through festive gardens, tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and the beautiful formal gardens lit up with snowflakes, baubles and twinkling lights.


We have the most exquisite private properties, perfectly decorated to welcome you to a Christmas ‘home from home.’ With the luxury of a Butler, maybe an in-house cinema, Santa visiting on a sleigh and wonderful activities, all age groups will be engaged and entertained. Ranger guided walks and hiking in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, star gazing, falconry, treasure hunts, warm welcoming open fires, whisky tastings and mulled wine, will all mean a marvellous and memorable holiday.


Stay in one of Ireland’s most magical castles for a fairy-tale Christmas. Perfect for a family or group of friends, it comes with exclusive use of all the facilities and the Duke’s personal Butler. Enjoy seasonal activities, hang homemade stockings from the magnificent chimneys, indulge in banquets fit for royalty and take walks in the grounds learning of the history and heritage of this magnificent estate. Admire soaring Christmas trees, carol singing under the stars and roaring log fires topped off with a true Irish welcome. For the more sporting, a private house on a world class golf course may hit the mark. With the opportunity to tee off from your doorstep, take lessons with the Pro and enjoy the property’s private cinema, pool, chef, private falconry and archery. Everyone is certain to leave refreshed and revitalised.


Click below for our Festive itineraries:

Festive Scotland

An Exclusive Emerald Isle Christmas


  • "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