Testimonials 2017-09-20T03:44:41+00:00


We love happy clients! Take a look at what our clients have to say after returning from our custom-crafted European vacations that exceed their high expectations.

Paradise in Nice, France

Thank you, Celtic Hearts Travel, and a special thanks to Dervila. We were looking for a European sun holiday and couldn’t decide where to go or where to stay. I told Dervila what I wanted – hotel on the beach, one pool only, and to stay in either Portugal, Spain, or France.

Celtic Hearts Travel found us the perfect hotel, on the beach, in Nice, France! They arranged all the details. We had the loveliest holiday.

Gerry & Muffin D. September 19, 2017

Customized Luxury Ireland Vacation

We were so impressed with the wonderful planning you did for this trip! We had no problems at all! We did the Guinness tour, we also got to visit Trinity college, book of Kells and did the hop on hop off bus. Great dinner recommendations! Our driver was an incredible efficient, knowledgeable, man! Loved hotel in Kinsale – great location! We had great fun at the pubs and a great dinner at Finns Table.

Some of the amazing sights we experienced were: Blarney Castle – Killarney. Great dinners and shopping. The Ring of Kerry was beautiful!!! Dingle Peninsula -wow!! Cliffs of Moher. Another wow!! most beautiful spot ever. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.

“To sum it up- the nicest trip we have ever had. We could see so much of this beautiful country in a short amount of time never feeling rushed. The most memorable trip I have ever had! Thank you for taking such great care of us!”

Barb B. September 19, 2017

Our fantastic Ireland trip

Our trip to Ireland was fantastic: Thank You again for all your hard work, the two lovely bottles of wine and all that you did to make our trip so memorable. We did our best to visit as many pubs as possible, enjoyed them all.

We had the five days in Dublin on our own and we were determined to see everything.

Our bus tour guide was excellent!!! She knew the history of Ireland, read poetry, limericks, told of the legends of the Leprechauns, gave us good advice on where to eat, just didn’t miss a thing.

Our bus driver was wonderful! He even loaned me 10 Euro, so I could get some lunch.

The bus tour was wonderful, great group we traveled with, very pleasant and compatible, easy going and a very good group to be with. I was really impressed by the efficiency of the hotels and the handling of big groups. Well done!!!

I loved every minute of being in Ireland!!! Thank You for making it possible for us.

Helen (Minneapolis) September 19, 2017

European River Cruise – Romantic Danube

Thanks to Dervila & Emer of Celtic Hearts Travel, we had an unforgettable and stress free experience. We had a couple of pre-cruise nights in Prague (luckily for us during the Christmas markets season), taking in a taste of Prague food tour along the way – a great idea!

The cruise ship was smaller than expected, which made for excellent personalized service, and some new friendships made along the way.

Postcard scenery, little quaint romantic villages, and vineyards were everywhere along the riverbanks. We visited some, even meeting the farmer – you can’t help but learn a thing or two about viticulture when you’re up close and personal with the vine and the guy who grew it! We disembarked in Budapest, and spent some time there too.

Every detail of this vacation was planned perfectly.

I loved the bespoke service and how much care they took to ensure our satisfaction. I wouldn’t consider booking a future vacation without the help of these wonderful ladies.

Thank you so very much!

Fiona D (New Orleans LA) September 19, 2017

Customized Luxury Ireland Vacation

Our busy schedules gave us limited time to experience this beautiful Country – Dervila and Emer planned a customized luxury vacation that was first class from start to finish. We were able to experience first hand the most prized locations and must see spots. Our Private Driver/Guide was a wealth of knowledge and gave us the “Insiders advantage” on this trip. One of our favorites was a stay at the famous Dromoland Castle to finish off our trip. We loved Dublin and Galway cities, and our accommodations there were top notch. We even caught a live show in Dublin.

The “nostalgic train ride” between Dublin and Galway was a favorite too. We did love it, awesome way to see the landscape. This was a spectacular trip filled with a life time of memories. We will be recommending Celtic Hearts Travel to our friends.

These girls are your go to for a trip that exceeds your wishes.

Thanks Celtic Hearts Travel.

Danette & Terri (Atlanta GA) September 19, 2017

Incredible Italy trip

If you are looking for a first-class trip, Celtic Hearts is your answer. Working with them was so easy and enjoyable. From our first meeting, Dervila and Emer were determined to provide us with an itinerary that was perfectly aligned with the experience we wanted. It wasn’t just about where we wanted to go, it was about what we wanted out of the trip.

They took their time to get to know us and understand what our daily lives were like to ensure we had a trip of a lifetime. Every detail was mapped for us, all we had to do was show up and have a blast. We have already referred them to a few friends and we are looking forward to booking our next big trip with them.

David & Amanda F. (Atlanta GA) September 19, 2017

Best Ireland Vacation

We had a delightful vacation with Celtic Hearts journeying from Shannon to Dublin. Skillful planning brought us to Dingle and Kinsale- the highlights for us. Emer and Dervila took a short 7 days and made the most of it. Thank you!

Samantha & Tim D. (Atlanta GA) September 19, 2017

Amazing first trip to Ireland

Hats off to Emer & Dervila of Celtic Hearts Travel for planning our amazing first trip to Ireland. From start to finish no detail was forgotten. We were put at ease knowing that all we needed to do was show up, board the plane and embark on a trip of a lifetime.

While the trip was planned for only 7 days, Celtic Hearts made sure we saw all the highlights, planned scenic routes throughout the Ireland countryside and made sure we stayed at the best accommodations our budget allowed!

These Ladies are second to none in my travel book and there is no doubt they will be planning our next adventure!

Julie B. (St. Louis MO) September 19, 2017

What can I say about the amazing Ladies of Celtic Hearts Travel?!  To celebrate our daughter’s High School graduation, a European Trip was planned. Being a busy working Mom, I turned to my long time friends, Dervila and Emer for help. I gave them my dates, budget and potential destinations and they in turn came up with a trip of a life time! (And came in under budget I might add!)

We flew from Miami to London, stayed in a lovely flat in Kensington, close to transportation and the sites, then on to Paris to an apartment right across from the Seine River and near Notre Dame and finally on to Venice and an amazing hotel on the Grand Canal. (My fav!) Everything was first class (not kidding, flights included) and again I state, was truly the trip of a lifetime!

Thanks so very much Ladies! We will be doing business again!! ❤️

Dawn B. September 25, 2017

We have been eyeing our 20th wedding anniversary for a trip overseas to celebrate with our sons. With so many options and very little experience with European travel, we found ourselves spending a tremendous amount of time researching where to stay, where to go, and how to get around.

This is when Emer and Dervila swooped in to save us!

They emailed us an introductory survey and sat with us in person to discover and discuss who we wanted to be as travelers. Over the next few months, they were in frequent contact with us, providing updates and asking follow-up questions to help refine our itinerary. Personally, I will forever be appreciative to them for helping us create a two-week celebration that was truly unforgettable. 

Sarah & Gary D. Atlanta September 25, 2017

Emer and Dervila of Celtic Hearts Travel were wonderful to work with! They first sat down with us to ask what our goals and vision were for our first family Europe vacation. This was our first time traveling to Rome and Paris, so it was wonderful to have them find our hotels for us and to book our flights. Before we left for our trip, a very organized travel itinerary was given to us, which came in very handy for us to reference back to when needed.
We would definitely use their services again for our next European vacation! 

Some of the highlights of our trip were:

  • Mass at St Peter’s Square with the Pope and the Papal Audience
  • Our trip down to Capri-while in Capri the chair lift to Anacapri was amazing
  • Eiffel Tower and boat ride on the Siene River
  • Day trip to Versailles
  • Mass at Notre Dame and then the Tour to the top into the buttresses
  • Tour of the Catacombs
  • Watching the Eiffel Tower light up at night

We loved our “apartment” in Rome for our family, it was perfect.

If we go back to Italy, we definitely want to visit Pisa and also visit some wineries !!

The Tipton's, Woodstock, GA September 25, 2017




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