Your destinations

Belfast, County Down, County Antrim, North Atlantic Causeway Coast, Derry/Londonderry, County Tyrone, County Fermanagh, Enniskillen, Lough Erne, County Donegal

Host of this Epic Adventure is Hazel Thompson, Founder of Excelerator Luxury Tours.

Based in Ireland living in Portrush on the North Coast of Ireland

Hazel designs and plans these exclusive tours. She has more than 25 years experience in general management, operations management, directorship roles, lecturing and senior business development management in Ireland, London and in Australia. She holds an Executive MBA from one of the leading Australian business schools. Hazel worked for many years with EY (Ernst & Young) as an Associate Director and has written for Forbes magazine’s leadership section through her role with the Trusted Advisor Associates.

As well as being a passionate golfer, Hazel is also an avid tennis player with a focus on Real/Royal Tennis. A member of Royal Melbourne Tennis Club and Coleraine Tennis Club in Northern Ireland, she aspires to play on all 46 Real Tennis courts globally. Beyond sports, Hazel finds joy in sea swimming in Portrush, her hometown on the Atlantic Ocean.

Real Guests Real Opinions

“Hazel your attention to detail, choice of accommodation sublime. You should be proud Hazel. Such a special country so refreshing in such a generic world !! Beautiful people.”

C and R Acquroff  

“Dear Hazel, the extraordinary long trip home [to Australia] has done nothing to quell my excitement about a marvelous trip. It was truly exciting and stimulating. I could never have had such a trip without your expertise guiding it. A heart felt thank you for your brilliant efforts. I have never enjoyed Ireland so much. Would really like to take another of your tours. Warm regards” 

Hon A Vanstone

"Thank you so much for a wonderful trip and for your friendship. Ireland has been good for my soul."

C Shannon

Dear Hazel, you are an absolute gem. Your care and consideration of us all is outstanding. My overwhelming memory is one of quality, of the top courses, hotel choices, your arrangements and communications before and during our trip . Tailoring a tour with such a full schedule of courses, special meals, occasions and Irish culture plus the pleasure of meeting your welcoming friends was truly unique.” 

L Flahery

Tour Highlights

Experience a curated, fun journey through Ireland:

  • Privileged access to private estates only available to a select few. Stay in private castles hosted by aristocratic families. Explore stunning private gardens and view Ireland’s largest private art collections.
  • Indulge in an exclusive Victorian Cookery experience.
  • Taste fresh oysters with guinness along the scenic coast of County Down.
  • Visit a family-owned pub, enjoy Irish music, and learn to pull a perfect pint of guinness.
  • Private guided tours of Belfast, including the Peace Wall and Titanic Centre.
  • Spa or round of golf or visit farm.
  • Discover the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle on the Causeway Coastal Route.
  • Premium tour and tasting at Bushmills distillery, the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
  • Explore the historic walled city of Derry/Londonderry and its local foods on a private food tour.
  • Visit Seamus Heaney’s Homestead and the Sperrin Mountains.
  • Experience life as an emigrant at the Melon American Folk Park.
  • Tour the new distillery “Wild Atlantic Way” and make your own gin.
  • Explore Magee Tweed Centre, meet Elizabeth Temple, and enjoy a weaving demonstration.
  • Visit the Derek Hill museum, immerse yourself in rural life on a farm visit, and tour Lough Erne by water taxi.
  • Enjoy traditional to classical music, and customise your tour to relax at your accommodation as desired.

(Some experiences are Options on a few days). In the event that an experience is not available for unforeseen circumstances, it will be substituted by an experience of equal standing.

Meals included

10 Full Irish Breakfasts

6 lunches including lunches at private estates

3 Dinners including dinners at private estates

Length of Stay between 7-10 days 

Option to add on a stay in Dublin. Option to commence the tour on day 4. 


Solo, Double and Twin options available. Tour is for Men, Women, solo travellers, couples and friends. 

Group of friends or a multigenerational family can book a private, personalised tour - please contact us for more information.