Donna Fox Tours has been a registered Blue Badge Level 4 guide and a member of the Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association since 1997. She decided to follow this career after a period of travelling and working abroad which inspired her to work with visitors to her own country.
She has always had a passion for visiting locations at home and abroad therefore has channelled this natural inquisitiveness into her tours. First and foremost as a guide you have to love where you come from and to enjoy meeting people of all ages, backgrounds, interests and physical capabilities.
Donna is very aware of this in her tours to ensure that no one is left out and that we make the most of the time available even when individuals or groups have a limited itinerary due to time constraints.
The tours take place throughout Northern Ireland but principally in Belfast City Tour and the Armagh area. Tours can be on foot, as a step on guide for a coach, a chauffeur, a taxi, or accompanying self-drive visitors. If requested we can organise transport for you. We have a network of associates who provide tours in all counties of Northern Ireland including tours of the North Antrim Coast, the Giant's Causeway, Derry City and many more.
You may ask the question is there really the need for a Tour Guide nowadays with so many downloadable apps available? We have so much information at the touch of a button on our phones but they cannot give you the personal experience of your own private guide, in addition they cannot answer any immediate questions you might have during, or at the end of the tour. A Tour Guide can provide humour and inspiration, you are not listening to a recording but a real person whose presentation can be adapted to the needs of the group and tour subject. You may not hear the human stories with an app, however with a fully qualified Tour Guide you get to live your experience. An app cannot give you the passion for a place which a local can.
Tours in the menu are bookable online and bespoke tours on request and consultation depending on availability - early booking is recommended. Donna works with international groups, national groups, local groups - whoever desires a tour can be catered for. She has experience of working with media and has featured on French TV, radio, and published press and has been interviewed for local radio stations BBC N Ireland and U105, as well as the Belfast based TV company NVTV. Over the years she has a proven track record working with DMCs, MICE and FITs and has many long established networks with Irish Tour Operators and International clients, who keep coming back to her with repeat business.