Situated in the heart of Northern Ireland with its hidden heritage, unspoilt landscapes, bogs and meadows, folklore and myth, Lough Neagh is the largest freshwater lake in the UK and Ireland.
Its secluded bays and skyward views, flora and fauna, wildlife and history make discovering Lough Neagh a wonderful experience.
Falling in love with Lough Neagh is not difficult. From the moment visitors step off their coach they are captivated by the uniqueness of the lough which contains over 800 billion gallons of water. An area loved by locals for its tranquillity and steeped in history, there is so much to explore on water and on land.
Tales abound of giants, underwater cities and Celtic gods. Its wetlands are internationally recognised and its world renowned eel has PGI status. Its diverse habitat includes many rare species of plants, bugs, waterfowl, birds and fish.
Scheduled, specialised and bespoke tours launched in 2017 and now the product market fit has been established, Lough Neagh Tours is being offered to short stay group visitors providing an opportunity to skim the surface of the lough while focussing on a range of well researched activities accompanied by a passionate tour guide.
Whether you’re hosting a group of fifteen or fifty, Lough Neagh Tours itineraries can be tailored to suit any schedule, taking timings and budgets into consideration while ensuring the tours exceed the expectations of your travellers’ tastes and interests.
Lough Neagh Tours include a visit to Crosskeys Inn – Ireland’s oldest thatched pub – where visitors are guaranteed to get their toes tapping to traditional music over a pint of Guinness; a healing tour to Cranfield Church which dates back to 1306 and a Craic ‘n Food Tour which includes eel sampling and tales of fishing on the lough from an authentic fourth generation fisherman.
For some visitors time is precious so accessibility to the major cities is key when arranging their tour and Lough Neagh is perfectly positioned to slot into an overall Northern Ireland wide holiday itinerary. If you’re planning a tour to incorporate the north coast area famed by Lonely Planet as the best place to visit in 2018, Lough Neagh is only 45 minutes away. Just 30 minutes from Belfast, Lough Neagh is situated on the main route from Belfast to Derry~Londonderry.
Taster tours last around three hours. Half, full or multiple day tours include heritage sites and outdoor activities. All tours can be designed with full flexibility and the visitor’s interests in mind with bushcraft activities and canoeing on the lough for the more adventurous and for those who enjoy a challenge they can forage for their own dinner and participate in survival tourism. Boat trips for those seeking relaxation and escapism are also available.
The team at Lough Neagh can assist with accommodation and offer competitive rates for hotels, B&B, glamping and guest houses across the country.
Their passionate and knowledgeable tour guides can act as step on guides but also have their own transport and can meet your group at designated destinations.
For further information on the various Lough Neagh Tours already available visit www.loughneaghtours.com and to discuss your bespoke tour, telephone Lough Neagh Tours on tel +4428 7941 7941 or email email@example.com