Monday, January 7, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Parade - be part of it. Really.

It is well known that Dublin is the place to be on St. Patrick's day. The 4 Day St. Patrick's Festival sets out to reflect the talents and achievements of Irish people on many national and world stages, and it acts as an exciting showcase for the manifold skills of the people of Ireland, of every age and social background.

As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. Whether Irish born or Irish in spirit, be part of this fabulous day----really be part of it.

For the first time ever, in celebration of the Gathering, Ireland 2013, St. Patrick’s Festival are inviting up to 8,000 people around the world to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin on 17 March 2013 - The People’s Parade is a once in a lifetime opportunity and applications are now open!

As a participant in The People’s Parade you will march in procession through the streets of Dublin, passing many historic landmarks along the way including the GPO, Trinity College, Dublin Castle and City Hall.  You will soak up the vibrant atmosphere; feel the energy, wave to the audience along the 2.5 km route and best of all once you have finished you can marvel at the spectacular performance section of the parade that follows.

Build lifelong memories, display your Irish pride, celebrate all that is good about Ireland and being Irish (even if you are just an honorary Irish person for one day!) and savour your unique journey through the heart of Dublin City- the journey of a lifetime!

This year - be part of St. Patrick's Day. Travel to Ireland and march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Let Celtic Tours World Vacations help you plan the vacation of a lifetime!

Celtic Tours World Vacations is pleased to announce vacation packages for individuals and groups wishing to take part in the festivities. Give us a call to start planning today! 1-800-833-4373

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

History and all that jazz --- Warsaw

Warsaw – a city rebuilt. First-time visitors ought not to be fooled by the bleak postwar architecture, Poland’s capital is much livelier and cosmopolitan than often given credit for. The story of Warsaw is one of an enduring spirit, a spirit that allowed it’s people to rebuild and overcome. Find reflections of Warsaw’s enduring spirit in its buildings, palaces, monuments and celebrations.

Poland’s capital city was the first the Hitler bombed and the last he destroyed. Flattened in WWII, the city has been racing to replace what was lost and has been experiencing a cultural revival. Many old communist buildings gave way to modern skyscrapers. The dilapidated Old Town was restored brick by brick according to old prints, photographs and paintings. Warsaw is known for having some of the best museums, such as The Warsaw Rising Museum, a Chopin Museum and a Jewish History museum. Visitors will also find impressive palaces, lovely churches and monasteries, interesting monuments, a vibrant nightlife and a bustle of activity with theater, book, jazz and classical music festivals.

Travelers to Warsaw will find something special in this rebuilt city, a drive and vibe that is truly infectious. Visit Poland with Celtic Tours World Vacations.

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