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USA: Rhythms of the South Escorted Tour

🇺🇸 Rhythms of the South Escorted Tour 🇺🇸
🎷🎸 Nashville / Memphis /Natchez / New Orleans 🎷🎸
📆 11th September 📆
🗓 11 Days,
🇺🇸 1 Country
🎼 4 Cities
from €2623 per person
Based on 2 Sharing and includes ✈️Flights, 🧳Checked Bags, 🚌Transfers, 🧑‍🦰Escorted Tour with Guide, 🥓4 Breakfasts, 🤩1 Iconic Breakfast
Subject to availability, T&C’s Apply

All Inclusive Fly/Cruise

8 Night All Inclusive Fly/Cruise with MSC Cruises ✈️🛳😍
from €1170 per person
🌏 Spain / France / Italy
📆 09th June 2023
🏫 1 Night Pre Cruise in Barcelona
🛌 7 Nights in an Interior Stateroom
🍻 Premium Extra Drinks Package
💶 Gratuities
✈️ Flights
🧳 Checked Luggage
Based on 2 Sharing
Subject to availability, T&C’s Apply

Disneyland Paris

Experience the MAGIC at Disneyland Paris from €554 per person

  • 6th of January 2024
  • 3-night Disney Santa Fe Hotel
  • 4-day Disney Park passes
  • Return Flights from Dublin
  • Transfers

Based on 2 adults & 2 children (U 12 Years). Meals not included.

Subject to availability, T&Cs apply.


3 nights from €759pp, dep. 10th October
  • Excalibur hotel from €759pp
  • Luxor Hotel from €785pp
  • Planet Hollywood from €790pp
  • Paris Las Vegas from €799pp
  • Linq Hotel from €820pp
Based on 2 Sharing and includes:
  • Flights, 
  • Checked Luggage
  • 3 Nights hotel
Subject to availability, T&Cs Apply

High Season holiday in Croatia

7 Nights from €859 per person, departing on 16th August

  • 3* Komodor Hotel B&B basis
  • Flights
  • 10kg Bag
  • Transfers

Based on 2 Sharing. Subject to availability, T&Cs Apply

Twin Centre – Thailand: Phuket & Bagkok

7 Nights from €1215 per person, departing 04th September  

  • 5 Nights Centara Kata Hotel, Phuket
  • 2 Nights Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok

Based on 2 Sharing and includes:

  • Flights
  • Transfers

Subject to availability, T&Cs Apply

Gran Canaria: Free Child Place

Revoli Playa Apartments
Gran Canaria
from €499 per person

7 Nights departing in June

Based on 2 Adults & 2 Children (U12 years) and includes:

  • Flights,
  • Checked Luggage,
  • Transfers,
  • 7 Night accommodation & Rep

Subject to availability, T&Cs Apply.

Adults only: 4* TUI Blue Lindos Bay

Adults only property

7 Nights from €838 per person
14 Nights from €1204 per person

Based on 2 Sharing, departing in May and includes:

  • Flights
  • 20kg Checked bag
  •  Return Transfers
  • 7 Nights hotel on Half Board Basis
  • Rep

Subject to availability, T&C’s Apply

André Rieu Maastricht July 2023

Join André Rieu and his Orchestra for a magical night of musical entertainment in the enchanting setting of Virjthof Square in Maastricht.

Packages include:

  • flights
  • transfers
  • hotel
  • concert tickets

Subject to availability, T&Cs Apply

Summer 2023: Young & Lively Hols

Based on Maximum Occupancy and includes:
  • Flights
  • Checked Luggage
  • Transfers
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Resort Rep
Subject to availability, T&C’s Apply

30% OFF: East Winds Saint Lucia

  • 7 nights from €2849 per person
  • Superior Cottage on All-Inclusive
  • OFFER: Save 30%
  • 05th June 2023
Subject to availability, T&C’s Apply

July 2023: FREE Child places


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Los Angeles to Las Vegas US Tour 2012 – Part 2

Day 1, 2 & 3 – Los Angeles

It was already dark when we landed in LA. My only plan for the night was to collect my bag and get a taxi to drive me to my hotel. Luckily for me, the Hacienda Hotel was about 10 minutes trip. Still, it cost me 20 bucks. After having something small to eat I hopped right into my bed. The hotel itself is a nice three star place to stay, close to the LAX airport and in the vicinity of one of the train routes to Downtown LA. Since I had an extra day on my own I decided to do a bit of a tour around LA. It was a little too hot for my taste, around 35˚C!  A bottle of water was my lifesaver.

Anyway, to get me to Downtown LA I took a train. This train was part of a public transportation scheme, which the locals call ‘Metro’. This system includes commuter trains, tube and busses. Daily Metro pass costs $5, plus $1 for a plastic card (something like a leap card in Dublin). Trains run every 15 to 20 minutes in peak times, busses and tube 10 to 15 minutes.

I must say I didn’t like Downtown LA too much. There was practically nothing worth seeing over there. And it’s probably the reason why it wasn’t part of the official guided LA tour the following day.

What I did like was the Angel’s Flight from Downtown LA to the financial district. Angel’s Flight is a nicely maintained short distance funicular. And I really mean the ‘short distance’ part since it only takes about two minutes—maybe even less—to get you to the upper stop. It costs 75¢ one way, 25¢ if you have the Metro day pass. The place was a real oasis to me. With a water fountain cooling down the air and the shade created by surrounding skyscrapers of the financial district this was a place I stayed in for over an hour.

After this pleasant break I headed over to Santa Monica. It’s a very lively part of LA, with lots of shops and restaurants. And the beach, of course. Did I mention the Santa Monica Pier? If you’re up for a roller coaster ride or a scoop of delicious ice cream, this is the best place to indulge yourself! I didn’t have much time to spend there that day but we stopped there the following day anyway so I didn’t mind.

There was a tour meeting scheduled for 6 o’clock in the evening so I had to head back to my hotel. During this meeting we got to know each other and the tour guide explained how our tour is going to work.

The following morning we all met in the lobby, checked-out and had our bags loaded into a trailer of our van. The van was a 13-seater car with onboard Wi-Fi. It was great choice as it got us closer together and I don’t like classic tour busses where everybody sits so far away from each other that you actually have to shout out loud if you want to talk to someone. We left the trailer in a nearby monitored car park and headed towards our day tour of LA.

Our first stop was the Griffith observatory from which you can easily see the Hollywood sign. We only stayed there for an hour or so. There was so much more to see that we simply couldn’t afford to stay any longer. Hollywood and it’s Walk of fame, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach.

I found Venice Beach much better than Santa Monica Beach. While still offering you a swim in the freezing cold ocean, it also has something extra to it. Muscle Beach, skateboard park, beach volleyball and basketball playgrounds, street performers. It’s truly a great place for just sitting there and watching all those people!

Hollywood’s Walk of Fame was a bit of a disappointment to me. I mean it looks great and with all those performers (we met about half a dozen Michael Jacksons, a few wannabe music stars and plenty more very strange people—including Darth Vader and his squad of storm troopers—trying to ‘sell’ themselves as best they could) and souvenir shops around the place it sure is one of the highlights of the LA tour. But you know, everything looks much better in travel brochures and tourism office spots on YouTube. Well, at least I managed to take a few nice shots from the top floor of the adjacent shopping mall.

Beverly Hills may be well known for the residences of some of the best (or most famous, if you will) actors and actresses but there’s nothing to see there unless you move over to the Rodeo Drive, the fashion place with shops so ‘distinguished’ that in many of them you need to arrange an appointment to be let in! While on the subject of shops, Luis Vuitton’s shop window was pretty much the same undefined-shape’s style as the window in Dublin’s Grafton Street. Probably a company policy to look ‘different’.

Later in the afternoon, after we all enjoyed LA to its maximum, we were on our way to San Diego. My favourite US city so far!

Los Angeles to Las Vegas US Tour 2012 – Part 1

I think it was in April this year that I decided to go on a tour. Well, more like a proper holiday. The first one in my life, to tell you the truth. I knew I wanted something special. I didn’t want to spend a week in some big city, sleeping in the same hotel room, eating the same food, seeing the same places. A tour was the perfect way to go I thought. And it was! And I’d like to share my thoughts with you now. View details »

Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre Office Opening

Dublin, 18th April 2012 – PRESS RELEASE

On April 10th, 2012 opened a new travel shop in Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre, Dublin 24. now offers wide range of travel and holiday services in a total of four shops located in Rathfarnham (D14), Ballyfermot (D10), Kilnamanagh (D24) and Limerick.

‘We believe that by opening this new travel shop we can help even more holiday makers plan and arrange their perfect getaways’, says Jim Vaughan, MD ‘Opening a new shop is always a great challenge and I’d like to thank everyone who helped to make this happen’, he adds.

‘These days most of the big tour operators and well established travel agents tend to save costs by closing some of their branches. I -on the other hand- believe that it is through the bricks and mortar shops that the travel industry can deliver a good value quality product with a level of customer service that cannot be matched by any on-line holiday portal’, explains Mr Vaughan. is a fully bonded travel company established in 2005 by Jim Vaughan, who recently completed a 2 year term as President of the Irish Travel Agents Association. offers a variety of travel and holiday services, including flights, sun holidays, cruise holidays, city breaks, honeymoons and long haul holidays to Australia and New Zealand in our four travel shops based in Rathfarnham Shopping Centre in Dublin 14, 37 Roches Street in Limerick, 286A Ballyfermot Road in Dublin 10 and Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre in Dublin 24. also concentrates in developing niche products to less familiar regions of Europe.


Jim Vaughan
Managing Director of

Telephone: 01-4939444

Malaga & Seville

Malaga harbour, Spain

Malaga harbour, Spain by perryplanet

After leaving the sights of Valencia, we decided to take the easy option and book a flight with Ryanair from Valencia to Malaga.  In just over an hour we reached Malaga. As a lot of people in the summer time always opt to stay in the resorts of Torremolinos, Benalmadena we opted to spend our first  night/day in Malaga.  Malaga airport is a very modern airport with great train connections into the city centre or if you choose to go down the Costa del Sol. We hoped on the train and in less than an hour we reached Malaga city.  I was not expecting much of Malaga city but I really enjoyed it!

Malaga is a very cultural city very much influenced by the Moors to the Romans and down to the Christians.  You can see their influence with numerous buildings around Malaga.  Also Malaga is a great place to explore Granada  or Gibraltar. View details »


Escola Pia, Valencia

Escola Pia, Valencia

After our fabulous time in Barcelona, we hoped on a train and headed to Valencia.  I was really looking forward to Valencia as our main priority for coming here was to experience the La Tomatina festival (which happens the last Wednesday every August). After 4 hours and 30 minutes we arrived in Valencia train station.  I was not ready for the heat of Valencia at 22:00 at night and it was still 37 degrees! Tip if you are staying in a hotel or an apartment make sure you have Air conditioning!After finding our apartment we headed out to experience the night life of Valencia. If you are into your architecture you will really love Valencia! Again there is little cobbled streets with plenty of restaurants, we sat down in a restaurant in the main street and got a quick bite to eat. View details »

Beautiful Barcelona

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona – source: wikipedia

After years of wanting to travel to Barcelona, I eventually made it last August 2010.  After our flight we headed for the exit doors. There are buses that will take you into the city centre but we opted for the easier option and hopped in a taxi.  Be warned if you get a taxi it will cost you at least €25 plus they will charge you for each suitcase aswell! On arrival at our hotel we dropped our bags and headed out to explore the surrounding area. For our first night we opted to stay at a hotel near Nou Camp.  The location is about ten minutes back into the centre of Barcelona but has a great location if you want to take in a Barcelona match but the metro line will bring you back in again to the city centre. View details »

Launching Alentejo – Portugal’s Secret

Dublin, 20th July 2010 – PRESS RELEASE

Speaking at the Alentejo Wine Festival launch Jim Vaughan, MD of said that ‘today we are not only introducing great Portuguese wines to the Irish, we are also introducing a great new destination to Irish holidaymakers’. View details »

Jim Vaughan ( wins Travelsavers Award

Jim Vaughan, - Travelsavers Award 2010

Jim Vaughan (centre), – Travelsavers Award 2010

Jim Vaughan ( was recently honoured at a travel industry gala dinner.   The event took place at the lavish, 5-star Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida during a spectacular dinner gala.   The award ceremony acknowledged an elite group of top-producing travel agencies around the world that are part of TRAVELSAVERS.

“The agencies that we’ve had the privilege of honouring are the best of the best, the crème de la crème.” said Rick Mazza (Founder and CEO of TRAVELSAVERS).