Based in Dublin

Liam Higgins

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I have been working in the travel industry for over 20 years and deal almost exclusively in the Premium and Luxury sector. I have a wide range of destination knowledge, having visited over 80 countries, and have first-hand knowledge of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts as well as in depth knowledge of airlines, excursions, tours and activities that will turn a holiday into an unforgettable experience.

Having been bitten by the travel bug early on in life by growing up in numerous countries such as Ireland, Canada, Malta, Holland and Hong Kong, I continued to travel and soak up the incredible experiences our beautiful blue planet has to offer.

Long haul travel is my forte and if you’re looking for that once in a lifetime visit to the sandy atolls of the Indian Ocean or taking in the stunning sights of South East Asia, or even perhaps something off the beaten track in South America or Africa, I’d be delighted to discuss your perfect holiday dreams and help turn them into reality.

If it’s sunrise on the Serengeti, a train ride through Russia, Mongolia and China, waving to penguins aboard an icebreaker ship in Antarctica, breakfast with Buddhist monks overlooking Mount Everest or a lazy afternoon canal ride through Venice, let me inspire your imagination and help you to discover incredible experiences of a lifetime.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!


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Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:

My Blog

I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.

Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express – Bangkok to Singapore Luxury Train Journey

27 March 2019

One of the world’s most iconic journeys, the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express is an unforgettable trip back in time to the heyday of rail travel. The Eastern & Oriental Express operates a number of journeys throughout South East Asia ranging from one to three nights. Their signature three night trip, which I was fortunate enough to experience, travels from Bangkok to Singapore taking in the beautiful Thai and Malaysian country side. Each of the luxurious staterooms comes with its own ensuite facilities, including shower. A beautifully presented Silver Service breakfast is served each morning by your butler as you take in the picturesque views. Daily excursions are included and you have the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Hua Hin, take a visit to the famous ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’, stop in Butterworth, Malaysia to experience authentic local cuisine, arts and crafts or perhaps a cycle through the countryside to spot local flora and fauna. This journey is truly a once in a lifetime experience and as such many guests like to dress for lunch and dinner. The food onboard is simply exquisite and on a par with any top end restaurant. After dinner why not retreat to the piano bar for a cocktail or venture to the open air viewing compartment at the rear of the train to take in a cool evening breeze and discuss the day’s events with your fellow passengers over a drink or two? Along with the Eastern & Oriental Express in Asia, there are a host of incredible luxury rail journeys in Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Australasia. If a luxury rail journey is something you would like to find out more about please feel free to get in touch.

Soak Up Saint Lucia

27 March 2019

One of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, St Lucia is a lush and mountainous paradise circled by stunning white sandy beaches and clear blue sea. St Lucia is famous for its stunning Pitons that rise into the clouds and are the perfect viewing points to take in this islands vistas. There are a wide range of activities to explore, from sailing to snorkelling, trekking the many nature trails, ATV tours, zip lining through the forest canopy, golfing, taking in a cricket match or perhaps my favourite, relaxing on the beach or by the pool with a local rum punch cocktail! St Lucia has an excellent range of accommodation from family fun resorts to all-inclusive adults only properties to luxurious Five Star getaways. My personal picks for the ultimate in luxury are the beautiful Sugar Beach by Viceroy (a stunningly resorted planation set on one of the island’s best beaches) or the incredible Jade Mountain (carved into the side of a mountain and offering unparalleled views). Whether it’s a quick week’s break, a family holiday, an indulgent getaway or to celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary, St Lucia has something for everyone. With regular flights year round you could be sipping a rum punch on the beach in St Lucia in no time! Feel free to get in touch and let me help turn your Caribbean dream into a reality!

Immerse Yourself in the Maldives

25 March 2019

It is difficult to describe just how beautiful the Maldives is without sounding cliched. Descending into the capital, Male, you catch your first glimpse of the crystal-clear turquoise waters and stunning atolls that make up this fantastic destination. Depending on which resort you are staying in you will be met off your international flight and transferred by scheduled domestic flight, speedboat or the ever-popular sea plane. Why not plan a two-centre trip so you can experience speedboats and sea planes?! There is only one word to describe the first time you arrive at a resort in the Maldives; Wow! Immaculate white sandy beaches, clear blue seas, palm trees, beautiful flora & fauna, and luxurious beach villas and over water bungalows, as well as friendly warm smiles from the locals. The Maldives is truly a paradise on earth. The Maldives boasts one of the highest concentrations of luxury resorts in the world. All the major luxury hotel chains have properties here as well as a huge array of boutique and locally owned resorts. Traditionally, the Maldives was the playground of the rich and famous wanting to get away from it all. Although this is still the case, in recent years a broader range of resorts opened to cater for different budgets. Whether you’re looking for barefoot luxury, quirky boutique style, indulgent opulence or just somewhere to hitch your hammock, the Maldives has it all! There are experiences in the Maldives that simply cannot be matched by almost anywhere else in the world. Waking up in an over water bungalow and stepping out onto your deck you may see turtles, manta rays and thousands of brightly coloured fish of every variety imaginable. The local government is acutely aware of the need to protect their beautiful habitat and has encouraged hotels to run conservation programs. Most resorts have an onsite marine biologist as well as expert staff who can help you learn how to spot different sea life and what conservation efforts are being made to protect this unique and beautiful environment. The Maldives makes my Top 5 Destinations not to be missed, so if you would like more information on planning a special trip to this special place please feel free to get in touch.

My customer stories

Sent by P Shanahan

Liam is a super guy, extremely knowledgeable, courteous, responsive & flexible.

Sent by H King

Exceptional personal service of a kind, rare to find these days. Thank you Liam.

Sent by S Brosnan

For the best advice about where to travel at key times, local information, world wide travel knowledge, backup support and finding the best arrangements to suit your needs there is no one better in my experience. Often he'll find the right package that I can't book cheaper myself directly, but more importantly I know he has my back if anything goes wrong. His attention to detail is second to none and I feel the customer experience is always excellent. I would highly recommend his service.

Sent by R Sutton

We have known Liam for a number of years and he has organised many trips for us, most memorably when we had a very snowy pre Christmas and we were due to fly to Australia, flights all over Europe were disrupted but Liam got us there safe and sound for Christmas via Middle East. He is patient, helpful and always goes the extra mile.

Sent by P Shanahan

Liam gave us excellent advice from his vast experience. We went with all of his suggestions and he worked so hard to rearrange dates to suit our itinerary. A true professional.

Sent by M Shaw

Liam always gives friendly expert advise which over the years has helped us have many fantastic holidays curated by him.

Sent by C Lloyd

Liam is very patient as our plans changed a lot when planning our holiday. It’s normally difficult to please a group of four with different wants and needs, but Liam created an individualized timetable that met all our requirements. He is easy to talk to and more important, Liam listens to your queries and requests.

Sent by S Brosnan

Liam is exceptionally good at what he does, very patient when surveying all the many options available and fantastic at finding the right mix for your travel requirements and budget. Really can't recommend him highly enough.

Sent by R Shaw

Super efficient and so knowledgeable about all aspects the Travel Industry.

Sent by F Donnelly

Excellent, prompt service & great customer service.

Sent by J O'Leary

Fabulous service. Liam Higgins is outstanding!

Sent by D Haines

Great info and support - lots of attention to detail.

Sent by G O'Neill

Excellent personalized service from Liam as usual.

Sent by M O'Donovan

Liam Higgins is an excellent travel consultant. Always happy to help with my annual winter breaks, providing excellent recommendations for hotels and flights. No hesitation in recommending his service to my family and friends.

Sent by J Mulvey

Liam is extremely helpful and his advice is much appreciated.

Sent by M Wilson

Helpful advice and really excellent service and response time.

Sent by U McMahon

Liam gave us every assistance and good advice to help us organize our holidays, and I would certainly recommend him to our friends. We look forward to seeking his help for our next trip.

Sent by L Gavin

Really patient, really calm and really interesting - Liam gave us some great advice as well as being all of this!

Sent by S Lennon

Liam has been amazing. Patient and generous as we navigate our way around planning this important family trip, the first of its kind for us. I’ve already told people about the experience and would have no hesitation in continuing to do so.

Sent by C Ownes

Quick response to my query and Liam was extremely helpful.

Sent by A Power

10 out of 10 - This is based on our experience with Liam Higgins over a long period of time.

Sent by W Higgins

Very efficient service and most competitive pricing.

Sent by S Slein

Very friendly easy to deal with clear and concise great service.

Sent by M Neundorfer

Liam has been terrific in following up at every stage of a complex itinerary.

Sent by A Doggett

Always receive a totally professional and confidential service provided by Liam.

Sent by John O'Leary

Liam, We had a wonderful trip thanks to you. It was fantastic. The service you gave was wonderful (world class). Flight selection, hotels, transfers: everything worked. I have no hesitation recommending you and Travel Counsellors to anyone. Exemplary service. I look forward to meeting you in September to plan our special 25th wedding anniversary trip in 2019. Best wishes.