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We’re going to Ireland!!! I don’t remember when we’ve been this excited about a new destination! I’ve been to Ireland many times with family, friends, to speak, and it’s always felt like home, but this will be very different for the fantastic itinerary, spiritual destinations, and, of course, because YOU will be there! Ireland is a personal favorite destination for me, and I think you may feel the same after our 8 days of discovery, exploration, and adventure!
Visiting the land of legends and leprechauns will mark our 21st WOW Tour! Earlier trips took us from Africa to Alaska, Tahiti to Turkey, Maui to Machu Picchu, but this will be the very first time to the mystical Emerald Isle! Imagine visiting Killarney Lakes, the Gap of Dunloe, the Cliffs of Moher (absolutely breathtaking!), Dingle Peninsula, the village of Portmagee, Killarney, County Wicklow, Hill of Tara, Boyne Valley, Trinity College in Dublin, and more!
Plus, every day TUTTERS will spend an hour with me and my brother Andy, working through our brand new “Best of My Life” Passport Workbook that includes proprietary lessons and techniques from both Andy’s Vibration Activation™ program and my Playing the Matrix™ program! And like all of our trips, no matter the destination, the most amazing people show up – meeting YOU and the others in the group is what touches everyone the most. Friends are invariably made for life on every single one of our adventures. Prior events like this have ranged in size from 24 – 106 people, for Ireland we expect to be in the middle of that range.
COME WITH US! This will be a truly life-changing experience that we will treasure forever! Like-minded thinkers on an adventure to explore one of the most ancient and fabled islands in the entire world!
May the road rise up to meet you,
“Best of My Life” Passport
This will not only be our first visit to the mystical Emerald Isle, but unlike any of our 20 earlier trips over the past 10 years, this time we'll be offering daily, mini-workshops in which all will complete a professionally bound "Best of My Life" Passport! Your Passport will culminate in your creation of a customized Manifestation Action Plan (MAP) that will give you guidance and direction for creating consciously beyond our trip. You'll also learn the key points from my present touring material, Playing the Matrix, and from Andy's Vibration Activation.
Our trips are known for the friendships that are made! None of us self-proclaimed TUTTERS are into the idea of "group travel" – the whole notion speaks of compromise, routine and boredom, hardly adjectives for the life adventurers that we are! Yet something magical happens when like-minded thinkers embark on these trips. Everyone is fully versed in spiritual thinking, personal responsibility, and creating our own realities. Dreams and challenges are shared, illumination is sparked and lives are changed.
On every trip we take, Mike is a part of the adventure in every way that you are. Whether we’re climbing a mountain, or riding a bus, or eating at a local restaurant, or passing out school supplies to children, Mike is there to facilitate and lead us in the adventure, along with his brother Andy, and our travel agent Christopher. There will be time to talk one-on-one with Mike and Andy, and there will also be time during group workshops to share and ask questions.
Just say the word Ireland and it conjures up pictures of rolling green hills dotted with sheep, waves crashing on rocky cliffs, ancient castles, thatched roof cottages and fishing villages that time forgot. How can a country as small as Ireland be packed with so much folklore, mystery, history, natural beauty, and, of course, fun?
Ireland has spun together a vibrant tapestry of old and new into a quirky little country that calls out to the hearts of everyone, enticing them home. Even if you don’t have a drop of Irish in you, the Emerald Isle will enchant and mesmerize and capture your heart. How true the old saying, “In Ireland there are no strangers, only friends you’ve yet to meet.”
It seems that every town, village, stream and hill has a song or poem written about it. Music and song, both ancient and modern, enrich the fabric of Irish life.
You’ll visit monasteries that dot the landscape, marvel at ancient monuments, stop by prehistoric sites shrouded in mystery, stroll through some of the most beautiful gardens in the world, and be entertained in Dublin with true tales of its authors and playwrights. See for yourself why Ireland is called the land of saints and scholars!
WOW Tours: Kenya, Peru, Iceland, Panama
"WOW doesn't begin to describe how amazing these trips are. I started on the Kenya trip in 2011, then Peru, then Iceland, then Panama, and I'll be back again this year! These adventures have become a touchstone, a centering influence in my life, and fun... So much FUN! If you are looking for adventure, friendship, and laughter, here it is!"
WOW Tours: Panama 2014, Iceland 2013, Peru 2012, Kenya 2011
"This experience was more than a tour or adventure. From beginning to the end, it was an opportunity to have a meaningful and cultural experience, make new life-long connections, laugh, have fun, and marvel in the beauty of the life adventure we are all on."
WOW Tour: Kenya 2011, Mediterranean Cruise 2009
"Going on TUT adventures has opened up a whole new world to me. I have travelled to places I never thought I would go, like Kenya, and met the most amazing likeminded people from around the globe. Today, most of my closest friends are fellow TUT travelers."
WOW Tour: Bali 2015
"I guess you could say this Tutter’s Bali trip captured the true essence of Namaste for me: “The Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you” - a knowing that we are all made from the same One Divine Consciousness. With great appreciation and a joyous heart, I bow in gratitude for an unforgettable, inspirational and beautiful experience."
WOW Tours: Mayan Cruise 2011, Tahiti 2010, Hawaii 2008
"I have had the pleasure of attending 3 of the WOW tour adventures! During these amazing adventures, I met people from all across the world whom I now call my friends. Mike and the whole staff were amazing and I'm looking forward to my next adventure with TUT!"
WOW Tour: Norway 2015
"Loving this adventure! I want to thank everyone for making it so special and bringing your unique energy to the mix."
WOW Tour: Bali 2015
"So grateful for the chance to be on this amazing trip of a lifetime. Such great souls to share the experience with. I am still in such a state of bliss. My heartfelt gratitude to all of you for making it such a wonderful adventure."
WOW Tour: Peru 2014
"Since coming back from this trip, I doubt any of us are the same. I look at the earth differently and want to honor her as the Incas did. I'm grateful for the art work I brought back and the many other things which remind me of Peru. I am truly grateful I was able to make this trip and for all the people I met!"
WOW Tour: Peru 2016
"I thank you, Mike, with all of my heart and soul!! My journey to Peru with you, Andy and all of the beautiful TUTTERS resulted in a fundamental shift in my attitude, energy and life outlook. I have no more fear! And I can't wait to see what's next! My gratitude has no bounds."
WOW Tour: Peru 2016
"I cannot believe I almost backed out of the trip to Machu Picchu as I hated the thought of being in debt. Fortunately, I've been playing the matrix for some time now and decided to trust the process. After sharing the most amazing trip of my life with fantastic new friends, I came home to discover my apartment had sold after being on the market for 7 months! THANK YOU UNIVERSE."
Perched on a scenic rise three miles from town, this five star hotel in Killarney is beautifully located overlooking the famous Lakes of Killarney. The Europe Hotel & Resort is one of the leading luxury hotels in not just Killarney, but in all of Ireland.
This clean-lined modern building houses large public areas appointed with elaborate designer furnishings. Adding to the drama, each of the elegant lounges affords views of Killarney’s Loch Lein. The main lobby lounge offers vivid modern surroundings, a pair of see-through fireplaces and a plush array of custom seating and original artwork.
Breathtaking vistas can be viewed from the aptly named seasonal dining room, Panorama. More casual is the brasserie serving lunch and dinner including heartier fare prepared from an open grill. The decor carries the same bold and beautiful modern feel found throughout the public areas. The spa cafe provides a healthy menu at lunchtime. The bar is equally stylish and lures locals who cherish a little urban animation in the countryside.
All rooms feature phones with voice mail, flat-screen TVs with CD and DVD players, safes, trouser presses, irons, ironing boards, and minibars. Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the resort. Storage space is ample, and marble baths are fitted with stall showers, bidets, robes, slippers, heated towel rails and hair dryers. Room service operates around-the-clock, and turndown is offered upon request.
Click here to the hotel's independent website.
The regal architecture of the Powerscourt Hotel amid the landscaped woods of Powerscourt Estate makes for an enchanting, inimitable Irish escape. Located on the legendary 1,000-acre Powerscourt House and Gardens 14 miles south of Dublin, this is one of the most scenic and historic places in Ireland.
This is no historic country manor. Powerscourt is built to a grand scale, employing historic design elements borrowed from a classical Palladian stylebook. Indoors is a sophisticated brand of opulence with traditional furnishings, paneled walls, and sweeping staircases. From the marble lobby, the Sugarloaf Mountains loom through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The lobby area is interspersed with small sitting areas with overstuffed furniture and a glowing fireplace.
Dining is available in several venues. The Sitka Restaurant, with its starched white linens and the finest porcelain china, offers an Irish-focused menu. The floor-to-ceiling glass-fronted restaurant offers picturesque mountain views.
For guests who crave some delicious pub fare there is McGill’s, a traditional pub offering Irish dishes and a wide variety of beers and Scottish and Irish whiskies. In the lobby, the Sugar Loaf Lounge and Bar serves traditional afternoon tea as well as evening cocktails with hot and cold appetizers and snacks.
All rooms have signature linens and featherbeds, marble baths, separate rain-forest showers, complimentary Wi-Fi and multiline phones with voice mail. There are recessed TVs in the bath, safe-deposit boxes, and electronic fingertip panels for controlling lighting, curtains and air-conditioning.
The marble baths have heated floors and towel racks—a nice touch on a cold Irish evening. Towels are oversized, robes and slippers are plush, and Asprey Purple Rain toiletries are provided. Room service is offered 24 hours a day, and turndown is offered upon request.
Click here to the hotel's independent website.
Travel, alone, is mind expanding and invigorating, but when you add to the mix fantastic itineraries, in exotic locales, great conversations, and super-cool people... NOTHING ELSE COMPARES! I’ve been on every one of our WOW Tours, and they’ve quickly become the highlights of my year. And during each trip, I have this feeling, "YES! This is it! Life is so awesome! I HAVE TO SPREAD THE WORD to all our fellow TUTTERS how truly awesome these adventures are!" So needless to say, I’ll be with you throughout the entire trip, at the center of the action, a part of every moment and experience! AND in addition to the adventure aspect, I’ll be delivering casual, unplugged talks about the nature of reality, life, dreams, and happiness.
Andy will be there with us throughout the adventure! He will host several optional talks, including morning "Body and Soul Wake-up Sessions" to set the tone for most days! And his signature program, Vibration Activation - designed to take the mystery out of manifesting. Andy is a life coach and he'll also be offering free one-on-one talks, as will Mike!
Vibration Activation is the art and science of activating a positive vibration within yourself that becomes your new point of attraction. My clients have attracted loving relationships. They’ve manifested large sums of money, new clients for their business, better jobs, and lost weight! The results have been amazing. Most importantly my clients have come into alignment with their purpose and passion. Best of all, it’s FUN! - ANDY
On almost all of our trips, there are a few TUTTERS who have a passion for various “spiritual arts,” like Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, etc. who surprise us by offering free classes or workshops outside of our normally scheduled events. These are purely optional, but always great fun and mind expanding for those who attend. In Ireland, we’re very happy to have Mr. Yasunori Kosaka of Japan rejoining us (a great friend of Mike’s and Andy’s for 20 years)! At 6AM on most mornings, he’ll be offering group Qigong sessions, great for beginners or experts. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intention. These classes were very popular on our WOW Tours in Panama and Bali earlier this year! Arigato, Yasu!
Co-founder of Benchmark Incentives, a 20 year old company that specializes in planning and operating group travel programs to the corners of the globe. Chris’s role for TUT includes physically scouting out all of the hotels and tours we choose, usually a year in advance, and then joining us each and every day to ensure everything happens to plan. Chris also oversees local travel hands to ensure that wherever we are in the world, there’s a TUT Travel Help desk so that none of us ever has to fend for ourselves. His masterful knowledge of adventure logistics and people moving, makes him the savvy traveler and a warm and instant companion for everyone in our groups.
A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 per person is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due by July 5, 2016 (60 days prior to departure). If final payment is not received by July 5, 2016, BenchMark Travel Services/TUT reserve the right to consider the booking as cancelled by you, and charge you any cancellation fees that may apply, unless alternative arrangements have been made. Please note that this trip has limited availability and reservations will be held on a firstcome, first-served basis. To review all Terms & Conditions of the trip, please click here.
|Double Accommodations||$4,323.00 per person|
|Single Accommodations||$5,204.00 per person|
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In an intimate group setting, Mike delivers casual, unplugged talks about the nature of reality, life, dreams and happiness. While the topics of conversation are unpredictable and depend largely upon those in the group, topics are likely to be based on Mike’s World Tour IV Playing the Matrix material and include:
Every year we take 2 trips to places we've never been before, occasionally returning to the places we can't live without. We usually take 1 BIG adventure to explore one of the miraculous and unparalleled ancient Wonders of the World (Machu Picchu, the Pyramids of Giza, the Colosseum), while the 2nd adventure is slightly more laid back (cruising the Mediterranean, or relaxing on the beaches of Tahiti). All of our trips are planned by experts in the travel industry.
Our trips are known for the friendships that are made! None of us self-proclaimed TUTTERS are into the idea of "group travel" – the whole notion speaks of compromise, routine and boredom, hardly adjectives for the life adventurers that we are! Yet something magical happens when like-minded thinkers embark on these trips. Everyone is fully versed in spiritual thinking, personal responsibility, and creating our own realities. Dreams and challenges are shared, illumination is sparked and lives are changed. Group sizes typically range from 45-90 people, but there is no limit either way.
We work extremely hard to choose the best locations on the planet, always in 4 or 5 star accommodations, at prices that approximate (or are less than) what they would be if you booked alone. Whether we’re staying in luxurious tents in the Masai Mara of Africa, or in cozy cabins beneath the Northern Lights of Norway, or in adobe bungalows at the foothills of Machu Picchu, we realize the importance that “place” makes when it comes to travel... so we are intentional to choose the best hotels in the best locations, while still keeping them affordable.
On almost every trip we spend at least a few hours giving back to the community we’re visiting. This is often one of the highlights of the entire trip. On past trips we’ve donated supplies to local schools, spoken to children about how beautiful and powerful they are, and even played a game of pick-up basketball at a local orphanage.
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