Travel has always been my passion and as your personal Travel Counsellor, I will strive to create the perfect bespoke travel experience for you. Whether you’re interested in spotting wildlife in South Africa, dining under the stars in the Maldives, diving in Sri Lanka or sailing a yacht through the Great Barrier Reef… I can help you plan your next adventure.
I specialise in bespoke long-haul holidays and honeymoons. On a trip to Iceland a few years ago my now husband surprised me by proposing in the Blue Lagoon. Needless to say, that is a trip I will never forget! We got married in Rome and went to New York on our Honeymoon. Since then I specialise in planning the perfect Honeymoon experience for my customers and after being a finalist in the Brides of Limerick Awards in 2017, 2018 and 2019, I went on to win Honeymoon Planner of the Year 2020 at the Irish Wedding Awards in Dublin earlier this year.
I have first-hand experience of many long-haul destinations such as Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, Tasmania and a lot of the USA. I even attended Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington DC back in the day, what an experience! I spent a year working in Sydney and travelled all over Australia from Perth to Broome on the West Coast, Darwin and Alice Springs to Adelaide through the centre, Cairns and Brisbane in the East as well as Canberra, Melbourne and Tasmania. I am a Certified Aussie Specialist, which means I have the experience that can create tailor-made itineraries for that once in a lifetime trip to visit friends and family.
Closer to home I have travelled all over Europe from touring around Italy to the beaches of Spain, creating magical memories in Disneyland Paris and crossing the German Christmas Markets off my bucket list. I also love a cruise holiday, Mediterranean Cruises being my favourite. There really is a cruise to suit every type of traveller from families to solo travellers, groups to honeymoon couples. As your personal Travel Counsellor, I can advise you on the cruise line and ship that will suit your wants and needs. I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of MSC Bellissima last year and it is a ship I highly recommend!
It is so hard to pick my favourite place in the world as I love Australia, Iceland, Italy and the USA for different reasons. However, my favourite place to send Honeymoon couples is South Africa. It has everything – great shopping and restaurants along the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, stunning views from Table Mountain, beautiful scenic drives along the Garden Route and of course no trip to South Africa would be complete without a Safari experience. I am also a Certified South African Specialist and would love to help you plan your next trip there.
As a Travel Counsellor, I have the flexibility to work with you on your holiday at a time that suits you, including evenings and weekends.
Please give me a call or send me an email and I will be happy to help you start planning your next adventure.
Looking forward to hearing for you soon!
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I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
01 February 2020
Your Honeymoon is an exciting chance to enjoy your dream holiday, giving you time to unwind and enjoy each other's company after all the excitement of your wedding day. Whether it’s dining under the stars in the Maldives or spotting wild animals in South Africa, it’s very likely to be the most memorable trip you both take. This is where I come in. I’m your personal Travel Counsellor who specialises in creating bespoke honeymoons that ensures you will feel completely at ease and relaxed for your entire trip. If you are starting to think about booking your Honeymoon (or that...
01 February 2020
When it comes to Honeymoon destinations the list is endless! It is one of the most memorable holidays you and your other half will ever go on and you both will want to remember it for all the right reasons! That’s where I come in, as your personal Travel Counsellor I take all the stress out of booking your honeymoon. Over the years I’ve organised so many fantastic honeymoons, each bespoke to suit my customers wants and needs. If you’re looking for some inspiration to get you started, here are some of the popular Honeymoon Destinations I’ve booked for couples...
31 January 2020
In this Interview, I talk to Amy and Phil about their honeymoon • Tell me about your Wedding Day. We had our wedding last November at Tinakilly House, Wicklow. We loved celebrating our marriage with all of our friends and family! • How soon after your Wedding did you go on Honeymoon? We went on honeymoon at the end of January, for us this was perfect as we went from wedding to Christmas celebrations and then had January to get ready for the trip! • Why did you choose South Africa for your Honeymoon? We chose South Africa for our honeymoon initially...
01 January 2020
My passion for being personal comes out in every holiday I book for my customers and as a travel expert with Travel Counsellors, I listen to exactly what you’d like from your holiday and the things that matter most to you. If you book your next holiday with me here is what I offer my customers: Available at a time that suits you I offer a free holiday consultation at a time that suits you including evenings and weekends. We all lead such busy lives that I find it suits a lot of people to speak about their holiday plans in...
18 October 2019
In this interview, Seán and Siobhán talk about their honeymoon to the USA and Mexico. * Tell me about your wedding day: We got married in June 2019 and had our reception at the picturesque Aherlow House Hotel in Co. Tipperary. Our closest friends and family came to celebrate with us and we had the best day of our lives. The weather was warm and sunny, the food was excellent and we danced and sang long into the early hours of the morning! * How soon after your wedding did you go on Honeymoon? We went on a mini-moon to New York for...
01 February 2019
In this interview Georgina and Mark talk to me about their Honeymoon to Orlando and a Caribbean Cruise. • Tell me about your Wedding Day. Our wedding Day was a beautiful sunny day in the beautiful Castletroy Park Hotel, an intimate ceremony it was definitely the right choice for us. Every word & every lyric was heard so clearly and everything went off smoothly. It was a really romantic setting with our nearest and dearest. • How soon after your Wedding did you go on Honeymoon? We booked our Honeymoon four months after our wedding. We felt it was nice to have...
22 October 2018
In this interview, I talk to Aoife and Robert about their honeymoon • Tell me about your Wedding Day. We got married on a beautiful dry and sunny October day in Terryglass church followed by a reception at Coolbawn Quay. It was an amazing day with all the people we loved. • How soon after your Wedding did you go on Honeymoon? The wedding was on a Friday and we went on honeymoon on the Monday • Why did you choose Dubai and Bali for your Honeymoon? We were unsure where to go but wanted to experience something a bit different that we would probably...
18 July 2018
In this interview I talk to Catherine and Jamie about their Honeymoon. • Tell me about your Wedding Day. Jamie and I got married on 12th July 2018. We were blessed with beautiful sunny weather and to have all our family and friends celebrate with us. We really loved our church wedding ceremony as the priest was a friend of the family and made the wedding very personal. Our wedding music was also very special. We had only recently got the keys to our new house and it was lovely to be able to get a photograph of us together outside our...
29 August 2016
The idea of a cruise always intrigued me but I never took the plunge as I thought it was the type of holiday that was reserved for older couples and retired people. How wrong I was! When I got the opportunity to go on a 2 night trip to Istanbul and a 3 night cruise from Istanbul to Venice I jumped at the chance. After a very comfortable flight with Turkish Airlines we landed in Istanbul late one Monday evening. The Pera Marmara was to be our home for the next two nights – a fabulous 4*hotel in...
29 August 2016
I was very lucky to fly over to Orlando and experience all that it has to offer, from amazing hotels to the theme parks over there. Now I have a very bad fear of heights and have never been on a rollercoaster before – I can still say the same after this trip. I was worried that I would be missing out but there is so much more to do over there you’d have to go back year after year to get it all done! I flew from Shannon but there are also flights from Dublin, you can clear...
29 August 2016
Iceland has always been at the top of my list, so I was very excited to finally get to go for 3 nights with my boyfriend one November. We went on an organised package that included our return flights, airport transfers to and from the hotel in Rekyavik, 3 nights B&B in Reykjavik Lights hotel, rep on site to help with any queries or to book any excursions while you are there. There are direct flights from Dublin, so if you wish to go for a shorter or longer stay this can be tailor made to suit you. On arrival in...
Sent in by Michelle Ryan
Tipperary, 23 April 2020
Susan is very helpful and always at the end of the phone when I have any questions. This booking was especially important as I needed to quickly get home from Australia. Susan handled the whole process so well and made it so easy and stress free for me I can't thank her or recommend her enough.
Sent in by Margaret Nagle
Nenagh, 09 March 2020
Would highly recommend Susan. She was so helpful and quick with replies. I will definitely be using her again.
Sent in by Nicola Flemming
Dublin, 27 February 2020
Susan was efficient and super helpful when it came to organising our holiday. She looked into all options for us so we could make it the best holiday. I have already recommended Susan to my friends and family as I know they will also receive the best customer care and help I have.
Sent in by David Ryan
Limerick, 10 January 2020
Susan has just been amazing to deal with. She is very professional and helpful with all aspects of a journey. You couldn't find better.
Sent in by Amy Colin
Dublin, 27 September 2019
Susan was incredible! Her patience with our ever changing itinerary and helpful advice was greatly appreciated when we were trying to organise our Honeymoon!
Sent in by Áine Byrne
Nenagh, 21 September 2019
So helpful and patient through all the changes and back and forths! I’ll be back!
Sent in by Yvonne Clarke
Limerick, 02 September 2019
I use Susan all the time now for our travel arrangements as I trust her and know she can fulfill our requirements whilst also being on hand to solve any problems we may experience during our trips. I have and will continue to recommend Susan Ryan Travel Counsellor. Thank you Susan.
Sent in by Patricia Birrane
Tipperary, 24 June 2019
I have been booking holidays with Susan Ryan for a few years now. We are always very happy with her recommendations and we have never been disappointed. It's a great comfort to know if anything goes wrong there is someone to call. For example last year on our return journey the airline went on strike, we rang Susan and she advised us what to do. I always recommend her to my friends and family.
Sent in by Geraldine Sherlock
Ennis, 10 June 2019
Susan was very efficient and found exactly what I asked for. Great service!
Sent in by Sinead Hanly
Nenagh, 20 March 2019
Service was fast, efficient friendly and professional.
Sent in by Catherine O'Brien
Nenagh, 14 January 2019
Susan is very attentive to the holiday needs of her costumers and she works hard to get the right package for them. She takes the hassle out of booking holidays. She is very approachable and easy to deal with.
Sent in by Heather Donaldson
Nenagh, 05 December 2018
Susan was very patient with us when we were booking our honeymoon, We changed our mind multiple times before deciding on our dream honeymoon. Counting down the days until lift off!
Sent in by Grace Gleeson
Limerick, 29 October 2018
Susan is brilliant at her job. She knew exactly what I wanted and knew exactly what to suggest and she listened to what I wanted.
Sent in by Michelle Ryan
Nenagh, 29 October 2018
Susan is fantastic at her job, there's a reason why I'm a repeat customer of hers. She will go above and beyond to make sure you receive the best service possible and I couldn't recommend her more highly.
Sent in by Hazel Lyons
Limerick, 04 July 2018
Highly recommended Susan’s services! You may be tempted to book online yourself but having expert advice and someone who is there for you every step of the way is invaluable, especially when we are going on our first holiday as a family. Fantastic.
Sent in by Yvonne Clarke
Limerick, 24 April 2018
Susan is very efficient, helpful and books according to my needs. A very personal service.
Sent in by Anne Digan
Nenagh, 23 April 2018
Susan was great and very responsive to my emails. I had queried a number of different options and she always returned to me quickly with an itinerary to suit my needs.
Sent in by Sarah Doherty
Nenagh, 20 February 2018
Susan was extremely helpful with booking our honeymoon had loads of tips and advice.
Sent in by Robert McNamara
Limerick, 19 February 2018
Susan was very helpful, knowledgeable and efficient with helping us book our honeymoon. She always catered to our every request and questions we had without fail. Booking with her was a pleasure and we would not hesitate to book with her again. We have recommended her to friends already!
Sent in by Michelle Sweeney
Cork, 18 February 2018
Susan was really helpful and understanding. She listened clearly to what we wanted and provided many options. She put together our dream honeymoon and we are really looking forward to it. It was so easy to deal with Susan and I am already telling family and friends about her. Highly recommended!
Sent in by Sharon Fitzgerald
Limerick, 25 August 2017
Thank you Susan! We are having the time of our lives discovering every thing Sicily has to offer! We have visited Mount Etna, seen museums, went to where the Godfather was filmed and are today going to local shops. Tomorrow we will go on a wine tasting tour and Friday to see Syracuse.
Sent in by Maeve Cloherty
Cork, 24 August 2017
This is my third occasion this year booking with Susan and it won't be my last! I'm always referring friends and family to her.
Sent in by Liam Ryan
Ennis, 11 August 2017
We had a super time in Croatia - From the time we checked in until we arrived back everything was top class. Wedding was in the old city, reception in a beautiful resort. Hotel meal and dancing in the open air - a great two weeks. Well done on all your recommendations and booking.
Sent in by David Ryan
Limerick, 11 August 2017
Very professional and a lovely person to deal with, great experience.
Sent in by Ruth Walsh
Nenagh, 18 April 2017
Susan was so helpful and couldn't have done more for us. She organised the perfect trip for us!
Sent in by Dermot Troy
Nenagh, 18 April 2017
Susan went above & beyond in booking our honeymoon. She was a pleasure to deal with & I will certainly be recommending Susan to my family & friends.
Sent in by Martina Breen
Limerick , 04 April 2017
Susan Ryan made booking a holiday sooo easy! We're not seasoned travellers so we didn't even know where to start. Susan looked after everything from start to finish, looked at lots of different options for us and answered ALL our questions. I will have no hesitation in going back to Susan to book our next holiday. Now, all I've to think about is packing our bags
Sent in by Celine Gleeson
Nenagh, 13 March 2017
I have found Susan Ryan most helpful while booking my holiday, she provided numerous options and was happy to revise when I made numerous changes to dates/locations. All requests were provided by email which gave me ample material to review and help with my decision process. She took all the hassle from the entire process and made the entire process painless.
Sent in by Orla Prout
Tipperary, 19 January 2017
Susan was nothing but helpful when we were booking our flights. She is an absolute professional who was always willing to do everything she could to help us. We sent several emails to Susan asking her to change slight details of the plan, each question was answered promptly and nothing was an issue for her. She even managed to secure the last three seats for us at the economy price which we were absolutely thrilled with! I would highly recommend Susan to all of my friends due to her strong levels of customer service, her organisational skills and her professionalism. It is evident that Susan has a passion about traveling, and this comes across in the knowledge she has about various places.
Sent in by Michelle Ryan
Tipperary, 16 January 2017
I was interested in booking a holiday to Bali but having never been there before- I had no clue what kind of area or accommodation to look for. There were so many options and a lot to think about but Susan was great! She completely took the stress out of the whole thing. It was as simple as telling her the type of holiday I wanted and she found it for me. The entire process has been absolutely seamless and I'm already recommending her to friends. Can't wait for my holiday in 2017!
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