Passionate about providing exclusive and inspirationally customized travel experiences in London, England, Wales and Scotland, Dream Escapes UK ensures that expectations are exceeded every step of the way.
Destination specialist Dream Escape prides itself on high service levels, professionalism and discretion in their dealings with high-end travelers from around the world. Their team of experienced travel design planners, dedicated guides and expert curators handle every aspect of a traveler’s journey – from private access to attractions, sights and activities to the finest accommodations, including exclusive-use options. Within England, Scotland and Wales, guests are treated to chauffeured tours of grand country house hotels, immersed in the historic Royal Gardens of Hampton Court Palace and treated to traditional English afternoon tea in the Cotswolds. From opulent train rides through the countryside aboard the Belmond Pullman to sailing on a privately chartered boat along the Isle of Skye coastline, each Dream Escape reveals the tradition, history and culture, as well as outstanding natural beauty, of the United Kingdom.
- Services Available
- Customized FIT & Chauffeur Guided Touring, off the beaten track
- Family and multi-generational programs
- Set Jetting – Following in the footsteps of Harry Potter, Outlander, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Paddington Bear, and Downton Abbey…
- Bespoke City Breaks and Tours with specific Literary, Cultural Themes, and Royal Tours
- Private access, pre-and post-entry to attractions, museums, and galleries not available to the general public
- Golf – access to world-famous golf courses and private clubs
- Whisky Experiences – Private Distillery Visits and Tastings
- Exclusive Use Properties and hand-picked 4* 5* & boutique accommodation
- Private Castle Stays
- Celebrations and Events, VIP access to high profile and prestigious events
- Specialist Itineraries: Outdoor Activities, Country Pursuits, Gardens, Ancestral, Art, Fashion, Wellbeing, and Culinary
- Water and Island Based Experiences
- Equestrian Encounters – Stud Visits, Polo and Horse Racing
- Incentive Trips and Board Meetings
- Northern Ireland
- Dont Travel Without
Don't forget to pack the essential hat, sunglasses, sunscreen if you’re traveling in the summer, a shawl and light raincoat, and of course your camera! For the winter months, layers are a great option plus waterproof jackets, hats and gloves. No matter where you are going in the world, you should pack comfortable walking shoes or sandals.
General Guidelines for Visits to the UK and Republic of Ireland: Please visit www.baa.com or www.dublinairport.com for airport travel and security clarification. Your passport or EEA National Identity Card must be valid for the duration of your stay. Please note that children may require their own passports. You may need to acquire a visa before you travel to the Republic of Ireland or the UK if you are not a citizen of one of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries; nor a citizen of Australia, Canada or the USA. Currently, no vaccinations are required for entry into either the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
- Best Time To Visit
Year-round. With such a diverse range of activities and seasonal events, there is always a good time to visit.
Weather: The climate is temperate, which means it tends to be very changeable, but rarely extreme. The East tends to be cooler and dryer than the West which is milder and wetter. In summer, days are generally mild or warm with daylight continuing until 9pm or later. May and September have weather every bit as good as the summer months. Statistically, May and June are drier than July and August.
Smoking: All parts of and the UK and Ireland are non-smoking destinations in public enclosed places. In practice this affects hotels, restaurants, private venues, visitor attractions, public transport and chauffeur-driven vehicles. Time The UK and Ireland is on Irish/British Summer.
Time (IST/BST) from March to October which is five hours ahead of US EDT. When it is 5.00 pm in Dublin and Edinburgh, it is 12.00 noon in New York.
Currency: The monetary unit of the Republic of Ireland is the Euro (€ EUR) and the monetary unit of the UK is the Pound Sterling (GBP £). The UK does not subscribe to the Euro (€ EUR).
Electricity: The voltage used throughout Ireland is 240 Volts AC at 50HZ. Most power sockets are designed for standard 3-pin square plugs. Electrical appliances generally use the British standard plug with 3 square pins. Plug socket adaptors and power transformers are available.
Emergency services: hospitals, police, and fire stations, 24 hours a day - Call emergency services free on 999 (or 112 in the Republic of Ireland). Treatment for accidents and emergencies as an outpatient in a hospital’s Accident and Emergency department is available to everyone as part of the health service. If it is not a 999 emergency, call NHS 111 free on 111 (UK only) for medical help fast.
Insurance: As detailed in our Terms and Conditions, we cannot stress enough the importance of adequate insurance against cancellation charges, unexpected curtailment of the trip, medical expenses arising overseas, loss or damage to luggage, and personal liability claims.
- Why Us?
Our commitment to innovation, the pursuit of quality above quantity, listening to our customers’ needs and providing a level of service driven by passion and experience sets the tone for who we are. Our single goal is to reimagine how we do business and to reimagine how we sell and promote the UK and Ireland as quality travel destinations.
Our branding, our online presence, our imagery, our product, our sales tools, are all advanced, sophisticated, and structured away from the commercial mainstream travel industry, to ensure we provide that finer touch, the extra layer of details and that additional insight into how today’s traveler will see and experience the UK and Ireland in 2022 and beyond.
We realize that time is a precious commodity, especially when it comes to planning inspirational travel experiences. Dream Escape affords you peace of mind by dealing with all your arrangements from start to finish, identifying suitable properties, seeking out inspirational travel experiences, and ultimately orchestrating your entire trip. We pride ourselves on our dependable local knowledge and our reliable and trustworthy suppliers.
Between us, we have many years of experience organizing luxury, tailor-made trips for our discerning clients. We only work with the best suppliers and know them personally and all the destinations and properties we use are visited regularly by members of the team to ensure we keep up to date with new products and developments.
Tailor-made and bespoke itineraries – the United Kingdom and Ireland (onward travel to Europe)
Candid and honest expert travel consultation
Flexible & fully collaborative approach
Extensive ‘big black book’ of exclusive and VIP experiences
Committed to quality and highest standards of detail and personalization
10a Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QL Scotland