Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Emerald Isle and Virginia Garden Week

 I am very happy to FINALLY announce our first two travel destinations for 2016! The end of April finds us closer to home than usual, but visiting some truly remarkable gardens during Virginia's Historic Garden Week. We'll also see some sights in Washington, DC!  Beginning the last week of May and carrying over into early June, we will spend 10 days exploring the stunning gardens and countryside of the Emerald Isle. We're off to Ireland!

Please email me at and I will be happy to email you itineraries of your very own!  I hope some of you will join us!

Historic Virginia Garden Week
April 21-29, 2016

Spend a week with us visiting some of the most exceptional historic cities, homes and gardens that Virginia has to offer, as well as the most famous monuments in Washington, DC!

COST: The cost of this trip is $2,200.00 including accommodations, bus travel to the gardens, and all meals included in the itinerary.  If you have traveled with Garden Travelers previously, the cost is $2,100.00 per person.  If you have traveled with Garden Travelers on four or more trips, please ask about your special price.

DEPOSIT OF $5OO.OO DUE BY FEB. 15, 2016.  FINAL PAYMENT DUE MARCH 15.  WE DO ACCEPT VISA AND MASTERCARD. A fee of 2.5% will be assessed for credit card payments to cover the fees charged by the banks for processing. Payment in full will gladly be accepted at any time. Deposit will be fully refundable before February 15, 2016. After that date, see our return policy in the “Terms & Conditions” below.

AIRFARE:  Airfare is NOT included in the price of this trip. All participants will be given the name and location of the host hotel in Alexandria, Virginia (you will fly into Washington, DC) and will be responsible for their own transportation to the hotel prior to 6:00 p.m. on April 21, 2016. The tour will officially start with a Welcome Dinner for the group that evening.

Email me at for an email 

copy of the fully detailed itinerary and pricing!

The Emerald Isle
Dublin and Southern Ireland
May 25-June 7, 2016

Bantry House & Garden, one of the most stunning homes & gardens in Ireland!

Blarney Castle, where you'll have the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone!

Corke Lodge and its exceptional exotic garden!

Helen Dillon's world-renowned garden in Dublin!
These are just a small sampling of the beautiful gardens we'll visit. For a fully detailed itinerary with pricing, email me at

COST: The cost of this tour is $4,295.00 per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 20 travelers. Single supplement is available upon request.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A deposit of $1,000.00 per traveler is due at the time of booking. Deposits will be refundable until February 15, 2016. Payment in full is due no later than March 25, 2016. We will gladly accept payment in full at any time.

INCLUDED: Daily breakfast, some lunches and dinners as described in the itinerary, hotel accommodations, transportation by private coach, entry fees into all places visited by the group as part of the itinerary, fees/tips for the local guides hired as part of a site visit.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare, travel insurance, any meals not described in the itinerary, bus driver gratuity, any personal travel (taxis, trains, buses, etc.) that participant chooses to use during free time. 
AIRFARE: Garden Travelers does not book group or individual airfares for the majority of our trips. This allows our travelers to use airline miles or credit card points to pay for their airfares through direct association with the airlines, which they are unable to do through our company. We are, however, happy to assist anyone who has questions and will monitor and happily recommend flight itineraries that seem reasonable and will get you to our designated meeting point on time.


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