A little bit about us

We love what we do and we hope it shows!

Who Are Celtic Excursions?

Celtic Excursions are a family run tour company specialising in private, independent, family and small group tours in Ireland and the U.K.

Our aim is simply to create the perfect adventure experience to leave you with lasting memories and friendships.

You can find out a bit more about our guides here too!

Our People

Where our family meets yours!

Philip Stacey

Owner, Driver & Guide

Originally born in the Republic of Ireland, Philip has a spent his career in Hospitality & Tourism following his graduation from Hospitality Management in GMIT in Galway he travelled as a driver guide throughout the UK & Ireland. Following his passion for tourism he founded Celtic Excursions with a focus on the client’s needs & requirements and an attention on the detail. Philip now calls Castlewellan in the Mourne District of Northern Ireland home.

Gráinne Stacey

Local Guide

Born in Dundrum Northern Ireland, Gráinne has a love for the outdoors of the Mourne Region of Northern Ireland and enjoys nothing more than taking people into the mountains or onto the water in her home of the Kingdom of Mourne.

Sarah Stacey Soubki

Local Walking Guide

A native of Glendalough in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. Sarah has grown up on the stories of the monastic settlement of Glendalough and has a wide knowledge of the tracks and trails within the Mountains. A lover of Irish music, Sarah is also known to sing a song from time to time!

``We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
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Travel & Tourism

Celtic Experience Tours is committed to providing an outstanding customer service experience to all customers: travel agents, organisations, groups, families and individuals. We listen to our clients, anticipate their needs and respond to their requests with care – in a timely manner. Our vision is to create the perfect adventure for our clients fulfilling dreams and leaving meaningful memories with experiences from our lands and rich cultures.

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Sustainable Travel

At Celtic Excursions Tours we recognise that travel and tourism have a significant impact on the environment and as a tour operator we share a responsibility for developing tour programmes that minimise any adverse impact on our diverse cultural and natural habitats whilst benefiting and empowering local communities. We are conscious of our responsibility for ensuring the economic, social and environment aspects of our business actively support the global challenge of sustainable tourism and promote the interests of local communities.

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Mission & Values

Celtic Experiences Tours’ mission and passion are to host travellers from the world over, to share all that Northern Ireland, Ireland & GB, has to offer. Our success is measured by visitors who choose to return again and again with us, and who encourage their friends and family to experience the region for themselves. We are deeply committed to be the benchmark in service excellence, offering educationally and experimentally enriching tours and innovative content with added value at competitive prices.