What are the tours all about?

The food walking tours are designed to get you out for a good walk with your dog, enjoy local dog friendly establishments, meet other dog owners, have some fun and ‘craic, and hear about whats going on, while enjoying some food and drinks (included in the price).

Who can come on the tours?

Anyone over the age of 18 can participate on the Portrush tours.  Male, Female, Tall, Small, Young and Old will enjoy their day out.  The Portrush Tour is approx 5km in length, and the Belfast Tour about 2km in distance,so if you are capable of walking these distances, then come and join us.

What time does the tour start at?

The Portrush tour will start at 10.00am (Spring/Summer) and 11am (Autumn/Winter) on Saturdays, and the Belfast Tour will start at 11.45am on Sunday’s.  Please don’t be late as the tour can’t wait!

Will my dog have access to water?

Each of our stops en route will have water bowls for dogs.

My dog doesn’t really get on with other dogs.

This is a dog friendly tour.  If your dog isn’t friendly then its best that they don’t participate.   If a dog shows signs of aggression from the outset you will not be permitted on the tour. Your dog is your responsibility throughout the tour and MUST be kept on a short lead at all times.

My husband/wife/partner/friend would like to come as well – is that allowed?

Yes of course!  If you would like to do the tour as a couple or with a friend that is great! A small number of ‘double tickets’ will be made available for each tour as ‘Early Bird offers’, after that its individual ticket purchases which can be bought for for 2/3/4 or more people at a time.

I have more than one dog – can I bring them too?

Unfortunately it is one dog per human on the tour with a maximum of 10 dogs per tour.  Please do not bring additional dogs as you will not be permitted on the tour.  This is for safety reasons for all participants.  There is the option of booking another ticket for a friend who could bring your 2nd dog.

Should I have breakfast before I come on the tour?

The ticket price includes tour related food and beverage.  Our first stop in Portrush will be approximately 15 minutes after starting where you will have a bite to eat and drink.  There are 5 tasting sessions.  For Belfast our first stop is about 40 minutes after starting out, and there are 4 food and drink stops – plenty of food, so you will not go hungry!

Is there alcohol on the tour?

Yes, alcohol is served on the tour and as such no children are permitted on the tour.   For those who are driving or prefer not to drink alcohol an alternative will be provided.(Please advise in advance). Don’t forget Translink now allow our four legged friends on public transport, so why not take the train to Portrush or the bus into the City Centre – better still make a weekend of it and stay in Dog Friendly accommodation.  The majority of alcohol served is local craft beers and ciders, but if you prefer something non-alcoholic then please advise in advance.  Any food or drinks outside of that offered on the tour will need to be paid for by you.  

How long will the tour last?

The Portrush tour will last approximately 3.5/4 hours and the Belfast Tour about 3 hours. The last stop on the tour is a bar and restaurant, and you are very welcome to stay on and enjoy yourselves with your four legged friends at the end.

I have dietary requirements, what are my options?

Please advise at the time of booking if you have specific dietary requirements or if you prefer a soft drink.  Where the food on the tour is not suitable for you, we will provide an alternative for you to enjoy.

I’m not used to long walks, will I manage the tour?

The Portrush tour is approximately 5km in length from start to finish, with stops in between.  This equates to approximately 6500 steps and 260 calories!  The Belfast Tour is approx 2km in distance again with regular stops. You should have a good level of fitness and be able to keep up with the tour group.  There are 60 steps on one section of the tour and also a slight hill climb in Portrush.  Belfast is pretty much flat for the whole distance.

What if it is raining?

The tours will take place all year round, in rain and sunshine!  Please bring clothing suitable for all conditions from sandals to waterproofs!  Layers are best.  In autumn/winter season it is advised to wear something bright or reflective to be clearly seen.  Umbrellas are not recommended as you will have your dog on a lead, whilst trying to take pictures and eat food!  But hey, if you have the skills of an octopus please bring one!

I’ve booked my ticket but can no longer make it, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately we don’t offer refunds.  If you give us 48 hours notice before the tour starts we will do our best to transfer you to another date that suits if there is availability.

I’ve received a Gift Voucher how do I book?

Lucky you!!  To use your Gift Voucher you will need to contact Dog Friendly Tours either by email on woof@dogfriendlytours.co.uk or via phone on 07400 094252 to book onto a tour.  You will be offered any available places on a tour.


Dog Friendly Tours are a fun and enjoyable event, and a great way to spend time with your dog and other people.   When you book your ticket online, you agree to follow the rules and this important information for your safety, your dogs safety and the safety of other tour group participants and members of the public. It is accepted at the time of booking that you waive any rights for loss or injury to person and or persons, or  property which has been or may be sustained as a consequence of participation on a Dog Friendly Tour.

By booking your place on the tour you confirm that:-

you agree with this information and the rules

you are allowed and physically capable of walking the tour distance and participating fully in the walking tour

you are over the age of 18

you consent to photographs/videos clips of you being taken before, during and after the tour

you agree that you will not bring more than one dog per human

you agree that you will keep your dog on a short lead at ALL times

you agree that should any incident occur between you, you and your dog, and another tour member or member of the public that Dog Friendly Tours Ltd will in no way be held responsible or liable for any damage, accident or unforeseen circumstances that may occur as a result of the incident.

you confirm that you dog is fully up to date with all vaccinations, flea and worm treatments, and is in no way a danger to other tour members or members of the public.

you agree to clean up after your dog

your dog is house trained

your dog is licensed with your local council

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