Siobhan Byrne Learat


Travel + Leisure A-List Travel Agent Siobhan Byrne Learat
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This Ireland and United Kingdom specialist is the CEO and founder of luxury travel design company Adams & Butler. Learat arranges special one-on-one meetings, like a library tour with the Earl and Lady of Rosse at their castle in County Offaly, Ireland, or lunch with the three Jameson sisters, the ninth generation of the whiskey-distilling family.

She can introduce clients to locals of all stripes — authors, athletes, farmers, specialty-food producers, even the owners of grand old estates, many of whom are happy to host for dinner or a stay. Learat also has a home in Kenya, and does double duty as an advisor for that country, as well as other East African destinations, including Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Whether planning a trip in Europe or in Africa, every one of her itineraries emphasizes conscious and responsible travel. "Clients don't want to simply see and do, but rather feel and engage with real people at all levels," she says. "We work with a lot of one-man-band-type local suppliers and guides. That always adds vibrancy to a trip."


Languages Spoken: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and some Swahili

Minimum Daily Spend: No minimum

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info | 353-1-288-9355 (US & Canada call 800-894-5712)| Dublin


"My husband and I worked with Siobhan to plan our recent trip to Ireland. When the time came for our departure to Dublin, we ran into major obstacles with our airline reservations, which influenced many of the activities we had planned with Siobhan (including our hotel stay, driver-guide, and other pre-booked activities). She was on emergency call, and after our tearful chat, she addressed every concern. She cheerfully rearranged and kept our itinerary as close to our original scheduling, and did it with such efficiency that our trip proceeded with no hiccups. All events, hotels, and our wonderful driver guide made for a lovely trip. Adams & Butler checked on us and made sure that our travel experience was five-star. Siobhan is a superb travel agent!" - Meg B.

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