If you’d like to read about what professional travel writer’s have to say about Travel Department’s holidays, check out some of our recent press articles below...
We're on Travel Department's 'Classic Tuscany' itinerary, a seven-night package based out of Montecatini, less than an hour down the autostrada from the airport and within nudging distance of Florence, Siena and Lucca.
A year after the end of her marriage, the winner of the 2015 Irish Times travel writer competition, Ruth Petherick, finds enduring love in mother India with "a diverse and delightful group", on the “Occasions India – Splendours of Delhi, the Taj Mahal & Rajasthan” Travel Department holiday.
My article for the Irish Times Travel Writer competition last year, which won me a trip to Russia with the Travel Department, was about my predilection for seeking out local fictional sleuths to accompany me on my trips.
Nothing quite prepares you for the calmness and serenity of Lake Como in Northern Italy. We travelled to Lake Como on a seven night package offered by the Travel Department. And travelling as part of a group takes the headache out of deciding what to do to fill your days.
"I repeatedly find myself grateful for the presence of my guide and the organisational skills of Travel Department. Without them I’d have been lost. Literally".
Tell almost anyone that you’re going to Iceland and you’ll be met with the same reaction – outright jealousy. Iceland has become sort of a fantasy destination for most travellers, a dream holiday that languishes on their must-see list but somehow never gets seen.
I'm walking in the Alps in Austria because I need to get out more. I've travelled with Travel Department - their active holiday brand is TDactive - on an Austrian Lake District Walking Holiday, during which there'll be five guided walks.
Toe tapping through Nashville, swaying to the blues of Memphis and marching with jazz bands through New Orleans, Ciara Leahy experiences the sounds of the deep south.
Four countries in nine days? Well that sounds rather exhausting doesn't it? Yet our odyssey, Hungary to Germany via Slovakia and Austria in less than 10 days, was as unruffled as the Danube itself in high summer as it cuts a wide and stately path though central and eastern Europe.
As the sun sets and the backdrop of Naples fades out of view, the Garden Pool Bar on the luxurious MSC Divina is the best place to be on the planet, writes Catherine Halloran.
Overall impressions after a week-long visit score the island high on climate, scenery, value for money, relaxing atmosphere and not least, the disarming patience and friendliness of the islanders.
We’re on a bus tour of Lake Como in Northern Italy, and the owner of the villa which our tour guide is referring to is
. . . you’ve guessed it, George Clooney. It seems George is now synonymous with this beautiful part of the world. We travelled with the Travel Department, and the tour’s itinerary included a day visit to both Milan and St Moritz in the Swiss Alps.
Fionnuala visited Highgrove Gardens as the guest of Travel Department, the Irish holiday company specialising in a range of guided tours of the world’s best gardens.
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