Ultimate Journeysâ (formerly Ultimate Horizons) was set up in 1989 to provide a quality long-haul range of holidays from Belfast and Dublin.
Over the years we have increased our range of hotels and continually tweak and improve the services we offer working with a wider range of hotels and airlines worldwide.Â
We travel extensively to continually update our knowledge and discover new hotels andÂ experences to use in our programme of holidays. We also read every single comment card and email and adjust things based on your feedback.
Over the last 25 years we have had an amazing repeat guest ratio and operate on almost 100% client satisfaction every year.
Why choose Ultimate Journeys
The benefit of travelling on one of our âJourneysâ, as opposed to a âholidayâ, is that you can be effortlessly exposed to some of the worldâs best experiences, sights and events along the way. Being able to catch a Glimpse of age old traditions or witness first hand rituals and customs that are just part of daily life in many of our destinations completely rewards the traveller with what they travel all the way to the destination for in the first place!
We can build in plenty of time to suit you so as you can relax, shop, swim, or do anything else you want along the way.Let me know what youÂ Â like and we can use our knowledge to create the perfect mix.
Thereâs a knack to getting you into the right places, and crucially at the right time, so you donât have to spend hours trying to find out what to do , or where to stay (or worst still waste any of your precious time on holiday trying to find it out, only to find its not available or worst stillÂ had to be pre booked!!-
We automatically do this as second nature at the booking stage) the result is a much more fulfilling holiday and allows you to relax and enjoy the experience making the most of your time there - coming home with memories that will last a very long time. Specialising in our destinationsÂ over 25 years we have learned some tricks of the trade that often only become apparent to you when you are in resort.
We donât tell you everything before you go, allowing the trip to unravel in a pleasing way, sometimes with little surprises built in along the way, if we think it will enhance the content at reasonable cost.
Trust us to choose the hotels to suit ,from 3 star to top end, and even restaurants in many places,Â where we can include a la carte specialist menus if you prefer to suit you.(or liven up your stay with visits toÂ local showsÂ or festivals)
We can avoid the more mainstream âvanillaâ style hotels if you prefer. We have a long experience in working with a wide range of character hotels and boutique properties worldwide.Â Allowing us to include theseÂ in your itinerary is what helps return our almost 100% client satisfaction, being able to choose and include things we know will enhance your stay and matching our award winning tailor made itineraries with your taste ,and standard of accommodation allows you to relax and instantly settle in ,in an environment that pleases.
We automatically include the visits to things we know enrich a visit, its these little experiences that we know show the hidden sides to your destination that many larger operators cut out as they either want to make the pricing look more attractive, or canât actually get their large numbers of passengers to these more delicate sites. Leaving these out would change the whole feeling of the visit. Call us and tell us what sort of things you like and we will try and match what we know from our travels to have you experience an Ultimate Journey.
Concentrating on the key areas of Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Americas has allowed us to specialise and learn how to create arrangements that deliver what we consider show case the best experiences in authentic travel in these areas.
Our customers continually tell us that the journeys they undertook with us could not have been improved upon and comparing it to other travellers they meet when they areÂ in these destinations.
They quickly see that small touches we include make all the difference, like our choice of hotel, or room in that hotel, the sightseeing often includes unique personal visits and up close experiences.
We only sell hotels and products we would like to stay in ourselves â and have built up an in depth knowledge and complex relationships with suppliers and contacts in all of our destinations that allow us access special rates and one to one services for our clients in resort.
The rich history, beliefs and climate of these exotic lands blend together withÂ the unique flora and fauna ofÂ the destinationsÂ oftenÂ Â surrounded by tropical jungles or coral shoresÂ all of which Â create a heady cocktail that is irresistible to the traveller â
Ultimate know that all of this can be made, or lost, depending on where you stay. We have a high rate of success in using the right hotel to match your taste and budget and at the same time expose you to real life experiences away from the more commercialised â tourâ circuit.
Our trips allow you to see daily life unchanged over many hundreds, or in some cases thousands of years, where traditions mark out rituals and seasons in some of earths most spectacular and colourful events in often pretty magic places
The state of preservation and wealth of these ancient sites still can stagger the modern day tourist we can then use our experience to make accommodation recommendations. Ultimate know exactly where toÂ put you so as you can be in the right place at the right time.