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Transatlantic
  Butterflies

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It's time to spread your wings! Join Tara as we migrate to other lands where together we will discover, awaken, evolve and grow.

We each have spirit animals that guide us throughout our lives. Tara's has always been the butterfly. Her destination specialist Niall Leogue's spirit animal has always been the penguin. When Tara decided to create these Transatlantic Butterfly experiences and collaborate with Niall, an expert in the travel industry, she discovered this mother of pearl butterfly which looks like it has penguins on its wings. There are no coincidences!

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There is an other worldly energy in Ireland that has to be experienced by setting foot on its ancient landscape. The ruggedness, isolation, and beauty of the island nation has attracted visitors and filmmakers alike. That's why Hollywood focused on the breathtaking beaches and rocky cliffs when they decided to send their Jedi knight to the Emerald Isle. I'm guiding a small group tour there May 1-10, 2023 to experience this energy at Ireland's annual May the 4th Be With You Festival in Kerry. Why don't you join the Force and awaken your inner Jedi?

 

Whether you are a fan of Star Wars, or just the isle of Ireland in general, this is the trip for you! Each year, the beautiful village of Portmagee in County Kerry hosts a May the 4th Be With You Festival celebrating the global phenomenon of the film franchise that has engaged fans since 1977. Why Kerry? Because this is where the last few movies were made along the breathtaking Skellig Coast on the Wild Atlantic Way. In addition to attending the fun film activities at the May the 4th festival, our tour will also feature the best Ireland has to offer in terms of unsurpassed hospitality in 5-Star luxury accommodations, jaw-dropping scenery along the coast, gourmet cuisine, and live traditional music better than any cantina band this side of Tatooine.

DAILY ITINERARY/PRICING

$2999 per person double (land only)

(Airfare additional to Shannon Airport.)

$999 single room supplement

$500 DEPOSIT DUE December 9, 2022 to hold your space.

Tour Includes:

* 5-Star Luxury Castles and Seaside Resorts in Kerry and Clare

* All Breakfasts & Six Dinners 

* Private Coach transportation

* Local Guides & Tours

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Private escort on a small coach bus where you’ll be “lifted and landed, wined and dined.” Not once will you have to carry your luggage from the moment we arrive at the airport.

  • Full Irish Breakfast included daily, plus five sumptuous dinners.

  • Backstage tour of the Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre in Tralee where we will meet local artists and experience a private traditional Irish music performance in a ring fort.

  • Explore the Dingle peninsula with local filmmaker Maurice Galway who will show us the exact locations where the recent Star Wars films were made, including access to the famous Beehive huts where the Jedi Luke Skywalker was hiding.

  • Access to the Sci-Fi Film Festival and the many scheduled events during the May the 4th Be With You Fest, including the unveiling of a new Luke Skywalker statue (organizers say we should expect a surprise guest to attend…)

  • Castle accommodations – We begin the tour at the luxurious Ballyseede Castle in Tralee, and end the tour at the 5-star Dromolond Castle in Clare where we will experience hunting with hawks. If you’ve never had a bird of prey land on your forearm, this will be a thrilling activity to add to your bucket list!

  • Seaside Resorts – During the festival, we are staying in Waterville at the Butler Arms Hotel, a seaside resort where Charlie Chaplin stayed every summer for ten years of his life. The actor said it was his favorite place in the world, that’s why they have a statue of him on the property and the resort hosts a film fest of his movies each August. On the Dingle peninsula, we also stay at a seaside resort – Dingle Skellig Hotel. So be prepared to have your breath taken away as you wake each morning.

  • Free time to sleep late, wander through castle gardens, schedule a spa treatment, play a round of golf, take long walks on the beach, lunch in quaint towns, shop for Irish wool sweaters, visit local pubs, listen to live music, and meet the locals.

Contact Niall at Caddie Tours to reserve your tour. Space is limited.

1-866-387-6759

niall@caddietoursonline.com

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Tara has been traveling to Ireland since she was one year old. She loves to share her favorite nooks and crannies with people who want to experience the real Ireland.

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Tara on a beach in Donegal near her mother's home, another Irish county where Star Wars was filmed.

The Art of Dreaming in Austria
September 16-24, 2023

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Have you ever dreamed of exploring Austria like an artist?

 

Join dream workers Victoria Rubinowe and Tara O'Grady as they guide you on this curated journey through creative dream work. No artistic experience is necessary during this self-exploration retreat in Austria. Only your curiosity and adventurous spirit is required. As members of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Victoria (a visual artist) and Tara (a songwriter and author) will guide you through the symbolic territory that dreams represent.

 

DAILY ITINERARY/PRICING

$3499 per person double (land only)

(Airfare additional to Vienna Airport.)

$799 single room supplement

Tour Includes:

* Hot springs spa resort in Styria and boutique art hotel in Vienna

* All Breakfasts & Five Dinners 

* Private Coach transportation

* Local Guides & Tours

* Dream workshops

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Learn how to creatively explore your night and day dreams with dream maven, mentor and guide Victoria Rabinowe.

  • Tour the rolling hills and taste the regional foods of Styria, the mountainous, forested part of southern Austria known for its wine, spas and castles. 

  • Wander through the astounding grounds of the unique Rogner Bad Bumau, one of the most architecturally unusual hotels in the world.

  • Swim and soak in the colorfully tiled thermal spas designed by the famous Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, 

  • Visit Graz, the capital of Styria, take the funicular to castle hill to overlook this UNESCO world site city and tour “the alien,”  a photovoltaic-skinned sexy biomorphic blob contemporary art museum.

  • Explore the Art Brut at the Gugging Museum with an insider’s tour of dream-like outsider art. 

  • Wander through the Ernst Fuchs Museum in the Otto Wagner Villa filled with the work of artists, sculptors and architects from the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism and the Vienna Secession movement.

  • Eat authentic Austrian classics in a traditional Heuriger wine tavern.

  • Stay in hotels designed by famous artists, renowned architects, and designers who have interpreted the art of hospitality.

  • Relax with leisurely mornings and evenings with time for dream journaling and exploring night life.

  • Attend seminars, tutorials, forums, group discussions, and on-site sessions in the Art of the Dream Journal.

  • Travel in style by private coach bus in a rolling classroom as our driver escorts us to hidden art-filled gems off the beaten path. 

  • Stroll through village vineyards, wander through charming old-world towns, and discover magic.

  • Taste sacher torte, a slice of chocolate heaven to inspire sweet dreams and bon bons from Victoria’s grandfather’s confectionary shop.

 

Contact Niall at Caddie Tours to reserve your tour. Space is limited.

1-866-387-6759

niall@caddietoursonline.com

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