Valentine & Romance

The Secret of St. Valentine


Valentine’s Day is named after a priest who lost his head over love. Literally. A Roman Emperor had trouble getting soldiers—they wanted to stay home with their sweethearts. “I know! We’ll ban marriage and engagements, that’s the ticket,” he said to a hapless aid.

Valentine thought that was just ridiculous, and he performed marriages in secret. Someone snitched, Valentine was arrested, and he was punished on February 14th. Having paid the ultimate price for love, he was declared a saint. And so we celebrate him.

All travel plans are a love letter. We suggest a trip to Ireland and Scotland, two countries that are in love with love.

Plan the perfect romantic getaway.

Castles Itineraries

7-Night Cityscape to Country Castle

From $1,498

Your week in the Emerald Isle will start with a private chauffeur pick up on arrival at Dublin Airport, and transfer to your boutique Dublin hotel,...

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10-Night Ultimate Southern Ireland

From $1,987

On arrival in Ireland, you’ll be greeted by private transfer and escorted to your boutique hotel in central Dublin, a stone’s throw from...

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8-Night Culinary & Castles of Ireland

From $2,678

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8-Night Castles and Manors of Ireland

From $2,798

This stunning 8 night Ireland vacation will start and end in Shannon, allowing for maximum opportunities to explore the stunning west and southwest of...

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7-Night Royal Scotland: Mary Queen of Scots Tour

From $1,538

Walk in the fated footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots on this 7-night Scotland tour. Visit the historical sites that played a role in Mary’s life...

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7-Night 5-Star Scottish Retreat

From $3,598

Scotland vacations don't get much better than this luxurious seven-night 5-Star Scottish Retreat from travel experts Authentic Vacations.

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Whiskey, Pubs & Music Itineraries

7-Night Authentic Pubs and Music of Ireland

From $1,248

Come prepared to party on one of our liveliest vacation offerings! Upon arrival, you’ll be whisked away via private transfer to your boutique...

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7-Night Grand Irish Whiskey Experience

From $1,298

Writer Mark Twain said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” You’ll have ample opportunity to...

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14-Night Ring of Ireland

From $2,448

This two week Ireland vacation will bring you all around the island, allowing you to visit the most famous as well as many lesser-known treasures in...

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Romantic Fact


Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent on Valentine’s Day, thus making it easier to reach out, reach out and touch someone. YouTube was launched by a bunch of college kids on Valentine’s Day so they could, perhaps, post clips of themselves getting engaged, or eating chocolate while binge-watching episodes of ‘Friends.’