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“we want to go anywhere Margarita goes. We’ve been on three previous tours with her (two to Ireland and one to Sonoma) and in all cases the times with Margarita have been most interesting and unusual. She doesn’t take the easy road or even the high road. Instead, she creates her own road by handcrafting a journey suited to the needs of the group. We know this trip will be very special.”

~ Marilyn, MAryland

Announcing Journeys for 2014


Give Yourself a Gift of a Lifetime
Ireland: September 14-28, 2014

Back by popular demand, join us for two extraordinary weeks in Ireland in September 2014: The Best of the West of Ireland! If your time is limited then choose which week you would like to join…however, if you have been dreaming for a long time to visit Ireland—don’t sell your dream short, enroll for the full two-week exploration of Ireland. We carefully plan and take care of every little detail when you book an inclusive journey with Traveling Matters. You just need to book your airfare and pack your bag.

Week One: Killarney and the Southwest
September 14-21, 2014
$3,100 pp ($3,350 pp single occupancy)

The first leg of the journey we spend seven (7) nights in one of the friendliest towns in Ireland—Killarney, with easy strolling streets, the famous Killarney National Park in walking distance; jaunting horse drawn carriages will take you on a romantic ride and there are many great restaurants and pubs to sing the night away. Each day enticing excursions are planned, whether by boat to cross the Lakes of Killarney; a visit to Blarney Castle, the picturesque seaside village of Kinsale —or perhaps a round of golf on your own. We promise to keep you relaxed and entertained. Read more info here.

NOTE: If you are a CRNA or Registered Nurse and wish to attend the C&H Educational Systems update during the week in Killarney, register here and you will receive 30 CECs for attending the morning lectures. Then enjoy all the adventures planned each afternoon. What better way to see a new country while offering a great opportunity to bring your family and friends to see Ireland.

Week Two: West of Ireland: Clifden and Galway City, September 21-28, 2014
$3,260 pp ($3,705 pp single occupancy)

From Killarney we head up the west coast of Ireland, traveling into one of the most pristine landscapes where painters and photographers flock to from all over the world hoping to catch the mystical light of this area known as Connemara. Our journey will contrast the dramatic landscape in the charming northwest village of Clifden and the vibrant d city of Galway. We will enjoy a Music and Art Festival in Clifden. Our days will include island hopping, walking tours, fine dining and historic sites all leisurely paced—allowing for time on your own for music, shopping and archeological exploring, or time to research your own Irish genealogy. We'll do an island visit by ferry, enjoy the only coral sand beach in Ireland, and will have easy access to lovely walks. The walled city of Galway by the Bay is a beautiful city with nearby gothic Kylemore Abbey. There is plenty of great shopping, music and festivities while we enjoy Galway City. Read more info here.