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  • Departing from?Dublin + 3
  • Travelling to?Italy + 1
  • When?March 2015
  • How long for?7 nights
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Frances MacDonald

Frances MacDonald is our Garden Tours Manager.  She trained in the National Botanic Gardens and has worked in gardening for over 35 years.  She and her husband, Iain, whom she met while working in Kew Garden, live in The Bay Garden in Camolin, Co. Wexford and open their garden to the public during the summer months.  

She has worked as a series consultant on RTE gardening programmes, judges at Bloom and other major horticultural show and is a columnist for The Irish Garden magazine. She has 20 years experience in organising and guiding garden tours at home, in Europe and further afield in China, South Africa and Japan where she has previously lived.  She has compiled our varied and exciting programme for 2016 and leads many of the tours.

Peace of mind with Travel Department

Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions



Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

Fully protected

  • 24/7 emergency contact number while abroad.
  • We are a privately owned company and have been in business for over 20 years.
  • Travel Department holidays are fully licenced by the Civil Aviation Authority and are ATOL Protected.




Our Customers are fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority 
Air Travel Organiser’s Licence No. ATOL 9373