About Northern Ireland
We have personally selected characterful hotels throughout Northern Ireland all of which are highly recommended and have devised several fly drive programmes, both taking in Belfast but one along a southern route; the other along the north coast. Of course, if you want to do the whole of the country then we can tailor-make a tour for you, likewise if you don't plan to fly into Northern Ireland but instead drive across we can also make modifications. The fly drives are slightly more leisurely than usual where it is normally one night here, one night there... if you would like more time in a particular place we will add this in for you. If you only have a few nights at your disposal we can put together a short break for you.
Dawn was born and raised in Northern Ireland and lived there throughout the Troubles. Her experience, together with the knowledge gained from Dawn's frequent visits (including guiding tours), enables us to provide you with the most up-to-date and fullest possible assistance in planning your ideal holiday - we can put together any tailor-made itinerary for you to suit most budgets. We are fully bonded (ATOL & TTA) and provide full financial security and assistance should any part of your holiday not happen entirely to plan. If you were to assemble your holiday yourself you may not have this sort of protection nor would you be able to benefit from many of our special rates.
Flights are possible into Belfast from many UK and European airports; there are also flights to Derry/Londonderry and, of course, you can always arrive via Dublin. We can arrange flights to suit most requirements.
Where to visit
Spectacular scenery, ancient castles, the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery, Giant's Causeway and one of the top five road trips in the world.
Co. Armagh may be the smallest county in Northern Ireland but it has no shortage of history, culture and beauty. It's also famous throughout the world for its connections with St Patrick.
Fermanagh lies in the south west. It boasts great walks and cycle routes, history in abundance, stately homes and Upper and Lower Lough Erne.
In the far north west is Northern Ireland's second city. It is also a short hop across the border to wild and beautiful Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.
Things to do
Belfast is within an hour's flight from the rest of the United Kingdom so is perfectly situated to make the most of a weekend away.
Enjoy Northern Ireland's rich and varied landscape: the Mourne Mountains sweeping down to the sea; Armagh, ancient cathedral city of Ireland; rural Tyrone; ...
"Just a note to let you know, upon our return from Europe, that everything went well on our Ireland tour that you organized for us. We did have some cold foggy weather on the west coast that detracted somewhat from the Wild Atlantic Way drive round the cliffs of Moher, but otherwise it was a pleasant and memorable trip. Thanks again for organizing it for us. The Vamoos app worked well though the addresses of some hotels were too vague to enter into our Garmin GPS. It worked better to search for the hotel by name on Google maps. Incidentally, the Sixt car hire people accepted my Australian licence without demur, so I didn’t need to produce my international permit"
L Peters, Australia, June, 2019
"We had a first rate holiday with marvellous weather and excellent accommodation.. a special thanks to Dawn for all the tourist information she provided, it helped very much in our planning of what to visit. As usual, I shall be contributing to Trip Advisor this time with more than 20 entries to complete! (All with good things to say)."
T Lambie, UK, June 2018
"All went extremely well thanks to your arrangements though you could not be held responsible for very limited visibility on the day driving to the Causeway inhibiting glen viewing en route. The Hedges and the Causeway were spectacular and the outside of Dunluce Castle [closes at 5!] interesting. Too wet for intrepidity on the rope bridge. Titanic exhibition interestingly focuses on the trials and tribulations of those building it. Belfast hotel was well located while the Derry was outstanding in all respects, the grounds and room in particular. Surprised how many shops within the Derry walls were boarded up. Return flight delayed as attendants had a newsworthy altercation at Gatwick forcing their ejection from the flight. We chanced on the ’Made in Belfast’ restaurant in Talbot street which was truly outstanding."
B Ackerman, South Africa, August 2016
"Well organised - excellent communications - all went like clockwork. Weather atrocious, but not your fault."
R Fowler, UK, June, 2015