By JOHN CADDOO 28 March, 2018
Glenara Elite Travel provides tours showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the North Coast of Northern Ireland. John Caddoo speaks to Frances Galbraith who has designed her tours around bringing you the best experience of every location visited
The Causeway Coastal Route provides endless things to do whether you are coming for the NW200, enjoy golfing, love sandy beaches and castles or visiting famous landmarks featured on the TV hit series Game of Thrones.
There is something on the coast for everyone.
Tourists arrive by the coach load, 185,000 spectators will descend for the NW200 and corporates are seeking out new ways to build their teams.
Live It Experience It is a growing community of gastro pubs and restaurants as well as activity and accommodation providers which includes guided tour companies.
Live It Experience It member Glenara Elite Travel, which is ranked highly on TripAdvisor, is leading the way in private coach tours. Its owner, Frances Galbriath, offers visitors an unforgettable experience which shows the extent of the beauty of our region.
Our visitors really are spoilt for choice. Tours which Glenara Elite Travel offer are;
- Causeway Coast Tour – this tour will take you on the Causeway Coastal route which Lonely Planet recently voted the Best Travel Destination 2018
- Game of Thrones Tour – this gives you the chance to visit many of the incredible sites which feature in the hit TV series
- Photography Tour – under the guidance of photographer, Clement Dealey, this tour will take you on a journey of the well known landmarks and scenic views along the coast
- Game of Thrones ‘Doors and Food’ Tour – this tour visits four of the 10 pub doors which have been carved from the two falling trees from the famous Darks Hedges after Storm Gertrude wreaked havoc in January 2016
- Giant’s Causeway Walking Tour Package – this tour offers the opportunity to walk the most iconic route on the North Coast with experienced tour guides
These tours have received fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor so we thought we would share some of those with you.
TripAdvisor user Mathilde said: “My boyfriend and I wanted to discover Northern Ireland and its wonderful landscapes. We had an amazing experience thanks to Glenara Elite Travel. Frances is a lovely and caring person. Every effort has been made to ensure that visits are carried out in the best possible conditions. We visited all the must-see sides of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Thank you very much for your kindness, your professionalism, and, above all, for this unforgettable visit. We recommend Frances to all those wishing to discover the most beautiful sides of Northern Ireland.”
This Causeway Coast Tour, which these guys were on, takes in nine of the most spectacular sites along the causeway coastal route. These sites include the Giants Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and also the ancient remains of Dunluce Castle.
Glenara Elite Travel has seen a large increase too from Game of Thrones fans for the Game of Thrones Tour. This tour gives visitors a chance to visit many of the incredible sites which are used as filming locations for the hugely successful American fantasy drama.
This tour has also received excellent feedback on TripAdvisor.
Tourist Stephanie said: ”The Game of Thrones tour was spectacular. We saw some of the most gorgeous natural landscapes in the world and some truly breathtaking man made ones such as Dunluce Castle and Mussenden Temple. Our tour guide Frances was excellent.”
Earlier this week Live It Experience It published a story about the Open Championship 2019 taking place at Royal Portrush and how an event of this size creates wonderful opportunities for our tourism businesses.
Northern Ireland’s golf scene is growing and attracting huge audiences globally.
Glenara Elite Travel caters for these visitors and has been running golf tours for years now by offering different packages to suit your golfing needs. Again, these tours have earned excellent feedback on TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor user and Glenara Elite Travel customer Malc1967 said: “Frances is a lovely lady who provided a wonderful service. We had booked her for transport for a four day golf holiday. Frances went the extra mile by giving us a lift to the pub in the evenings. Our group were blown away by the friendliness that everyone in the area showed us. Frances was top of the tree.”
It’s members of Live It Experience It, like Glenara Elite Travel, who make such a difference to the visitor experience here. If you are travelling to Northern Ireland, or indeed are in Northern Ireland and fancy going on these tours, you can find out more about Glenara Elite Travel by clicking HERE. Also keep up to date with Glenara on FACEBOOK
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