Based in Dubai

Lucie Callery

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

Planning your next trip away? Let me help you create your dream holiday with a bespoke and tailor-made itinerary. I pride myself on my customer service and being personal, working with you to find the best holiday for you, whilst using my knowledge and passion for travel.

Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Lucie and I am originally from North Yorkshire in the UK. I moved to Dubai in 2011, with my Husband, to follow our dreams of living abroad. The plan was to stay for 2 years, fast forward 10 years, and we are still here. Dubai has become our home and we have a 5-year-old son, who was born here. Fortunately, he also loves travelling and went on his first cruise with us in 2019.

I had a break from working in the travel industry to have my son, however, prior to that, I worked in the industry for 10 years, in various roles from Leisure to Corporate travel. I also studied an AVCE in Travel and Tourism and has lived in Germany as a child and explored Germany and other countries close by, I feel this set me on the path to having the travel bug.

I went on to study German at university and lived there whilst studying. When I finished my studies, I took a year out to go backpacking around Australia and Asia.
Whilst working for an international airline my Husband and I travelled to over 26 countries and over 100 cities. Travel really is my passion and I have been lucky enough to enjoy all sorts of holidays from backpacking around Australia, to cruising the Mediterranean, to a safari in Kenya on the Masai Mara and even attending a friend’s wedding in Las Vegas.

Sadly due to the pandemic, we haven’t travelled as much as we would have liked to the last couple of years. We have mainly been limited to staycations and trips to the UK, but I hope this will change in 2022. I have some places that I need to tick off my bucket list and I am sure you do too.

Having worked in the travel industry my whole career, I have strong knowledge about various destinations and can create tailor-made packages to suit your budget, so please do get in touch with me.

I look forward to hearing from you and planning your next trip!


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Great family holiday in Sri Lanka

15 August 2023

In February this year, we visited Sri Lanka for the first time, with my son who is 6. We decided that a week would give us the perfect amount of relaxation and also enough time to do some sightseeing. The flight timings to Sri Lanka on Emirates didn’t work well for us, so we opted to fly with Sri Lankan Airlines. The outbound flight left at 11 pm, so we hoped that my son would get on the flight and sleep.. success, he did! We got an upgrade offer from Sri Lankan Airlines, so decided to take that, which meant lie-flat beds in business class. It is only a four-hour flight from Dubai, but due to the lie-flat beds, we arrived having had a few hours’ sleep. The return flight was at 19.00, so we had the full day in the resort, to relax before the flight home. On arrival in Sri Lanka, we were met by our Destination Management Company, Columbus Tours, who were providing the transfers to and from the airport and some sightseeing trips. We stayed in the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle, on the south coast. The Anantara is around a 3-hour drive from the airport, which meant that my son could also snooze in the car, whilst we admired the beautiful Sri Lankan countryside. Our driver Lesley is very knowledgeable, providing us with lots of interesting facts about Sri Lanka. Who knew Sri Lanka has over 400 waterfalls? On arrival at the Anantara, we were greeted with a full welcome reception by the wonderful team there. The staff at the Anantara really do go above and beyond. We were also met by our personal Butler Prashanth, who we could what’s app or call, at any time, if we needed assistance. The hotel itself is beautiful and sits on a rocky outcrop on the southern coast of Sri Lanka near the old fort town of Tangalle. The resort has a mixture of rooms and villas, some villas with pools. The hotel is located on the beach; however, the sea is quite rough most of the year, therefore difficult to swim in, although I did see some people braving it and going for a dip! Several dining options were available, but we opted to go half board, however, the Anantara also offer bed and breakfast, full board and all-inclusive food options. We chose half board as we knew that we would spend a couple of days out sightseeing. We did sometimes buy food in the hotel and found the prices for this were quite reasonable, certainly in comparison to Dubai. Eating out in Sri Lanka is very inexpensive and when we were out sightseeing we were able to sample some lovely Sri Lankan cuisine. The food in the hotel was excellent and we sampled lots of different local dishes, including lobster and different seafood and of course, the Sri Lankan curries – be warned they are quite spicy! One of the main reasons for us wanting to visit Sri Lanka was so that we could enjoy a safari. From Tangalle you can easily reach Udawalawe National Park, it’s around 1.5 hours away. We decided to do a half-day safari with Columbus Tours again, our driver Lesley came back to the hotel to collect us and take us there. The highlight of the safari was getting up close and personal with the elephants and staying a bit further away from a crocodile… the half day tour was the right length of time for my son, I think if we had done a full day it would have been too long with all the driving. Later on in the week, we went on a half-day tour to Galle to wander around the old town and see Galle Fort, which was a great morning out. We did this tour with Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle and a gentleman called Akila, who is a friend of ours. On the way back we spent a couple of hours on the beach at Marissa to watch the surfers and see people climbing up Coconut Tree Hill. In the evening after Galle Fort, we had the pleasure of visiting another local hotel for dinner, the Amanwella; the views at dinner are simply stunning and the cuisine was also excellent. The rest of the week was spent relaxing in the hotel. The hotel has lots of wildlife, including peacocks, squirrels and even monkeys that are sometimes brave enough to come and steal some food, keeping my son entertained. Sri Lanka and the amazing people there have secured a special place in our hearts and we will definitely be back, in the not-too-distant future…

Travelling with a child … On a cruise ship around the Mediterranean

02 February 2022

In 2019 we decided to celebrate my Mother in Law’s 60th birthday on a cruise ship. Now, I am not going to lie, I was initially quite apprehensive about this. A cruise ship with a 3-year-old, nowhere to escape to when needed and a tiny cabin (was the impression I had in my mind before boarding the ship). How wrong could I have been! We sailed on Royal Caribbean, on the Oasis of the Sea’s, a ship built in 2009 with a guest capacity of 5,606 people, it really is a wonder of the seas and felt like a floating city. With 25 dining options, multiple bars and lounges you had plenty of choices. There was a great selection of entertainment for the children on offer, the smaller children could enjoy the various swimming pools, kid’s clubs, puppet theatre and even a carousel. Whilst the older children had a football pitch and basketball court, waterslides, cinema and even a junior disco. There was a zip line for the more adventurous folk (like my mother in law) rock climbing walls and a Flo Rider wave machine. One of the highlights for me was the Aqua Theatre, where they put on spectacular dive shows every afternoon/evening. The Royal Theatre also put on stage productions every day; the earlier ones are suitable for young families as well. We loved strolling along the Royal Promenade, which felt like we were walking through a street in a city, with tree-lined walkways and even Tiffany the jewellery store. Which my Husband tried desperately to avoid. However, he didn’t try as had hard to avoid the casino… I was really surprised just how much there was to do on the ship, in fact in some ports we didn’t even get off the ship. This was in part due to bad planning, as we hadn’t organized excursions in advance. So when we left the ship we either had to wait quite a long time to do so anything or just wandered round the cities, taking in the sights. However, we were also very happy just to be on the ship, as there was so much to keep everyone entertained. I realized as I came to the end of this post that I haven’t spoken about the cities we visited on the cruise. We embarked on the ship in Barcelona and travelled to Mallorca, Provence, Florence, Rome, Naples and back to Barcelona. We had a near miss when a few trains were cancelled in Rome and we thought we might not make it back to the ship on time. Luckily, we did manage, with half an hour to spare. Cruising and Royal Caribbean... I will most definitely be back!

My customer stories

Sent by Susan Thackray

Lucie is fantastic, she has booked several trips for me and my family and always finds exactly what we want and within our budget. From making the booking to arriving back from the trip she always makes sure everything goes perfectly. I would honestly say that I would now never make a booking without using her . If you want a perfect, stress free, hassle free break, anything from a staycation to the holiday of a lifetime I would recommend Lucie

Sent by Marc Muir

Very helpful in the process and gave great detail and advice on the packages.

Sent by Michael Costello

Lucie was absolutely amazing! This was our first time ever using a travel advisor and not sure we will ever go back to doing it ourselves! we had an amazing trip thanks to her and she remained in contact with us throughout the trip when the hotel dropped the ball. Will be referring family and friends!

Sent by Andrew Nunn

Huge thanks to Lucie for all the advice and care. This has made the trip so easy to organise. We have the exact trip we were hoping for booked and are now exited to travel. Looking forward to planning the next one with Lucie's help !

Sent by Darren Garrard

Amazing professional and prompt service

Sent by Tushar Doshi

Lucie is always amazing, organised and makes great suggestions. She checked in during our travels with confirmations. Really great holiday and I would highly recommend Lucie.

Sent by Neda Callan

Lucie was very helpful and absolutely professional organizing our weekend staycation. Everything was on time from sending us offer, billing and all procedure for the payments was easy and straight forward. I would definitely recommend Lucie as a great organizer and very professional employee of Travel Counsellor

Sent by Aeda Baker

Lucie has been brilliant and so accommodating. She took the hassle out of booking ourselves and got us exactly what we wanted

Sent by Finola Depaor

Lucie was a pleasure to work with. She answered every question promptly and was simply wonderful!

Sent by Jacqueline Curran

Lucie is fabulous she couldn’t be more helpful and is always so friendly and kind - she helped us book a very very last minute staycation and the process was seamless. Completely trust Lucie with all my travel arrangements and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Sent by Michael Deighton

Fantastic service, already recommended

Sent by Aoife Mohan

Fantastic trip, everything was exactly as described which made us feel at ease and comfortable. Highly recommend Lucie, she will go above and beyond your expectations.

Sent by Tushar Doshi

Lucie has been brilliant and has anticipated all our needs and questions - she has been really proactive and helped make all the arrangements seamless

Sent by Ian White

Fantastic service and communication from Lucie. An absolute pleasure to deal with, extremely helpful with great options and a very quick response.

Sent by Megan Adams

Amazing help, will use Lucie every time and definitely recommend her to my friends!

Sent by Nicerin Sadouki

Excellent service! Lucie really understood our needs, budget and preferences in no time and tailor-made the perfect holiday getaway for our family. She was available to answer any questions and really made the holiday booking experience seamless! Highly recommend Lucie to help you plan your dream holiday!

Sent by Antonia Amehame

I loved working with Lucie. She is very professional. We got out trip planned in no time. She understood exactly what we want with just one email. I am happy to work with her again.

Sent by David Farrington

Lucie was fantastic in booking our honeymoon to America. We have booked 3 weeks travelling to several destinations and she sorted everything; hotels, car hire, attractions, flights including internal flights. The hotels look great and she gave us options to suit our budget. She has given us plenty of advice on what we need to do to plan for our trip, she worked very hard and was always very quick to respond to any of our queries no matter what time of the day or night it was. She has saved us so much time and stress in booking everything and getting us the best deals. We can't wait for the trip, we would highly recommend Lucie.

Sent by Susan Thackray

Lucie listened to all our requirements and has responded quickly. As the primary organizer of our family holiday and also working full time as a director of a company Lucie has made my life so much easier, normally I spend hours trawling the internet and stressing out. We are looking forward to our trip to the Maldives at the end of March

Sent by Sandra Shaw

Lucie helped us to plan our summer holiday in Portugal and got a great deal for us in the UAE for Eid. She found us great hotels at reasonable prices and was quick to respond to any questions. Lucie is knowledgeable and helpful and we will definitely use her again. Highly recommend getting in touch with her.

Sent by Theresa Muir

Really pleased with Lucie Callery my Travel Counsellor. Very efficient and organised with all my travel requirements and took all the pressure off my travel arrangements, will definitely use her again. Many thanks. Mrs Theresa B Muir