Group Travel

Ireland, Britain & Europe

83 Years of Travel Excellence

Call for a price quote or to discuss an itinerary
(800) 223-6508 or e-mail us at groups@cietours.com

About CIE Tours International

CIE Tours has provided over a million travelers with the highest quality vacations since 1932. We offer the largest range of scheduled escorted motor coach tours to Ireland, Britain and mainland Europe with emphasis on quality and value. Our Group Department, which specializes in customized tours, is located in our offices in Morristown, NJ. CIE Tours will assist you in maximizing your group travel plans while minimizing your costs.

Our Product Line

We offer the largest selection of scheduled motor coach tours to Ireland, Britain and mainland Europe.
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We focus on delivering top quality vacations, using 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, with 4 star being the most popular. As our clients pre-pay their vacations in dollars, they only have to pay for shopping, drinks, lunches and incidentals while on tour.

Our policy of ”No Optional Extras” means that our tour directors are focused totally on client welfare rather than on selling optional tours. At first glance our prices may look more expensive than many of our competitors but when compared item by item, our vacations offer excellent value. More about CIE Tours

550 Plus, Savings fron CIE Tours

Did you know that most tour operators sell optional extras to clients while on tour? That policy can cost couples over $500 for options such as medieval banquets, dinner/shows, walking tours and more.

These features are included on all CIE Tours’ escorted vacations to Ireland and Britain so they are free for your clients to enjoy without daily sales pitches and additional costs.

Group Sales Department

Our team of dedicated professionals offers years of experience in creating successful vacations for groups - financially rewarding for you and memorable for your participants. Choose one of our existing brochure itineraries or allow us create a customized tour to your specifications. Meet the Group Sales Department

Air Travel

For all group travel, CIE Tours offers competitive contract air rates with major carriers serving our destinations.

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Coach And Driver, for your Irish Tour

Brochure Tours

Brochure tours offer you the advantage of guaranteed departures and guaranteed prices on over 30 CIE Tours’ pre-set itineraries that operate throughout the year. Click for tours to Ireland, Britain, Scotland and Wales.

Brochure Tour Inclusions

We build in all the components for a great vacation. We use quality accommodations - mainly superior first class hotel (4-star) as well as value-for-money 3-star and deluxe 5-star properties. Breakfast (full in Ireland and Britain and buffet in Europe) is included every morning. Dinner is served most evenings and some of these dinners are special banquets or cabaret-style entertainment. Every day a fun sightseeing program with historic visits, walking tours and scenic drives, enables visitors to see all the highlights and yet enjoy free time for independent activities.

Advantages in booking a brochure group tour

Ireland, Britain, Scotland, Wales, and Europe Tour Brochures
  • 38 top-quality escorted tours to Ireland/Scotland/Wales/England
  • Block a minimum of 16 seats, which are available for immediate sale
  • Guaranteed departure dates
  • Guaranteed land prices once deposit is paid
  • Excellent hotels in all locations
  • Wide range of prices
  • All inclusive tours – no options sold on tour
  • Generous commission structure and tour conductor policy
  • Best group airfare options to Ireland and Britain
  • Pay your fully refundable deposit and sell immediately
  • Perfect for groups of 16 or more persons
  • Expert assistance with promoting and selling
  • Client satisfaction which converts to repeat business for you

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Customized Tours

If you have a group of 10 or more travelers that wants to do something special, our dedicated Group Department can create or refine any itinerary to reflect your group's interests, needs, time frame and budget. The types of tours that we can offer are endless!

The cost of a customized tour depends on the duration, hotels and features selected. We use mainly 3- and 4-star hotels to provide a good value-for-money tour or 5-star with a bigger budget. Special meals or sightseeing can be included wherever you wish. The program is quoted to you as a net rate and we include complimentary tour conductor places in the land-only cost.

Castle Hotels & Visits

There are many castle hotels at different price points. Some are 5* top-of-the-line properties but there are also some 4* and 3* castle hotels which offer reasonable rates and still give a wonderful experience of stepping back in time. There are many different types of castles that are open to visit. In Ireland and Wales, castle banquets offer a fun dining experience.

Advantages in Setting up a Customized Tour

  • Freedom to design any itinerary for any season
  • CIE Tours negotiates competitive rates and the benefit is passed along to you
  • Include special interest features not offered on scheduled tours
  • Your group travels on their own exclusive coach

Ideal Group Size

As you will have exclusive transportation and services of a driver/guide, we suggest a minimum of 20 paying passengers though a larger group size will make the tour less expensive for each traveler. However, by using a smaller vehicle we can put together a program for 10 or more paying passengers and keep costs down.

Here are a Few Ideas to Base your Tour on

  • Tracing Ancestors
  • Literature Tours
  • Christian Faith-based Tours
  • Heritage Tours
  • Winter Spa, Shopping or Pub Breaks
  • Stately Homes, Castles & Gardens
  • Foods, Wines & Architecture
  • Ancient & Modern History
  • Famous cities of Europe
  • Share with us your unique idea for a customized tour
Circle of Family and Friends

Circle of Family & Friends - Mini Coach Tours

  • Plan a family celebration for a special birthday, anniversary or achievement with a personalized trip
  • Travel on an exclusive coach just for a group of 10 or more and create a special itinerary to reflect everyone's interests
  • Visit the regions where your ancestors came from and find out more about the family tree, discover long-lost cousins, or explore off-the-beaten-track attractions that are of unique interest to your group
  • Create a clan gathering and spend time in the counties, towns or villages to connect with people of the same family name
  • Splurge and stay in a 5* castle hotel, save and stay in a cozy and welcoming B & B’ whatever the budget, CIE Tours will customize arrangements in line with your price requirements

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Group Sales Department

U.S. Headquarters

John Vavrina - Vice President - Sales
Ext. 5812 • j.vavrina@cietours.com
Kelly Hyde - Director of Client Services
Ext. 5741 • k.hyde@cietours.com

Group Reservations

Tel: 800-223-6508 or 973-292-3899
Fax: 888-359-2438 or 973-292-0530
Email: groups@cietours.com

Scheduled Tours (brochure)

Jeanette Mahnken - Group Sales Manager
Ext. 5734 • j.mahnken@cietours.com

Bill Bisson - Group Support Associate
Ext. 5815 • b.bisson@cietours.com

Customized Tours (by region)

Mid Atlantic: DC, DE, MD, PA, VA
New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Jim Myers - Group Product Manager
Ext. 5731 • j.myers@cietours.com

Northeast: NJ & NY
Southeast: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Kellie Smith - Group Sales Executive
Ext. 5736 • k.smith@cietours.com

Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI, WV
Wendy Hager - Group Sales Executive
Ext. 5805 • w.hager@cietours.com

Southwest: AR, AZ, CA, CO, LA, MN, NV, OK, TX, UT
Nicole Boral - Group Sales Executive
Ext. 5804 • n.boral@cietours.com

Regional Sales Support


Carol Kelleher-Doherty - Executive Director, National Accounts
Ext. 5740 • c.doherty@cietours.com

New York
Christopher Greco - Director of Sales
(347) 416-4709 c.greco@cietours.com
Megan Allen - Sales Manager - Nassau & Suffolk Counties, NY
(516) 355-0145 • megmktg@verizon.net

Southeast: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Christopher Barnikel - Director of Sales
(704) 763-8732 • c.barnikel@cietours.com

New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Paul O'Meara - Director of Sales
(339) 293-7417 • p.omeara@cietours.com

Mid Atlantic: DC, DE, MD, PA, VA
Anthony Agostinelli - Director of Sales
(570) 466-8459 • a.agostinelli@cietours.com

Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI, WV
Mary Pat Flanagan - Director of Sales & Development
(773) 754-7786 • m.p.flanagan@cietours.com
Roger Kraemer - Director of Sales
(630) 470-9766 • r.kraemer@cietours.com

Southwest: AR, AZ, CO, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT
Ursula Blackburne - Director of Inside Business Development North America
(281) 292-0757 • u.blackburne@cietours.com
Dan Dorn - Director of Sales
(214) 809-6257 • d.dorn@cietours.com

West Coast: CA, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY, Hawaii & Alaska
Ms. Angela Restivo - Director of Sales
(818) 237-8321 • a.restivo@cietours.com

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F.A.Q.s for Brochure Tour Groups

Why select a CIE Tours brochure program?

Because you get -

  • Large selection of tour programs
  • Strong buying power with suppliers
  • Great commission structure
  • Generous tour conductor policy
  • Strong focus on quality
  • Fully inclusive tours with no optional extras
  • Expert assistance with promoting and selling
  • Client satisfaction which converts to repeat business for you

What about optional extras?

No optional extras - no hidden costs.
We include all the necessary ingredients for a successful tour - many competitors charge additional for sightseeing and dinner/shows which can add up to an additional $550 per person

  • Great hotel accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • Most dinners
  • Special evenings with entertainment
  • Admission fees to attractions
  • Expert tour escorts and local guides

What's included in a brochure tour?

All the components for a great vacation. We use quality accommodations - mainly superior first class hotel (4-star). Breakfast (full in Ireland and Britain and buffet in Europe) is included every morning. Dinner is served most evenings and some of these dinners are special banquets or cabaret-style entertainment. Every day a fun sightseeing program enables visitors to see highlights and yet enjoy free time for independent activities.

How many itineraries do you have available for groups?

We have over 40 different motorcoach programs featured in our main brochure and on our website with departures right throughout the year.

What's the minimum group size?

For administrative purposes, 10 or more paying passengers constitute a group booking on a brochure tour. On these departures, other CIE Tours' clients will be booking on to the same coach. So, if you end up with fewer than 10 passengers, your travelers will join ours and head off for a fun trip.

What's the maximum group size?

The sky's the limit! We use mainly 48-seater coaches. For comfort we prefer to operate with 40 to 44 passengers. If you want an exclusive departure for your group, we require 38 passengers paying the brochure cost. For fewer than 38 paying passengers on an exclusive coach, a supplement will apply.

What about tour conductor places?

Free conductor place or places are offered, depending on group size.

Why plan an off-peak trip?

Off-season rates make tour prices more attractive - travelers can save up to 30% over high season rates. And remember, Ireland, England and mainland Europe have relatively mild winters, which makes travel enjoyable.

What if none of these itineraries suits my group?

Then contact one of our Group Department professionals who will be happy to tailor an itinerary to your specifications, taking budget, length of tour and inclusions into consideration.

How can I get a group together?

Many travelers realize that they have more fun with a group, especially when all arrangements are handled for them. Is there a special family event to celebrate? Are you a member of a church, club, pub or sporting association. Once you get a core group, we will work with you on the travel program and assist with sales flyers and information.

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F.A.Q.s for Customized Tour Groups

Why select a CIE Tours customized program?

Because you can -

  • Design any itinerary for any season
  • Benefit from CIE Tours' competitive rates which are passed along to you
  • Include special interest features not offered on scheduled tours
  • Travel on your own exclusive coach
  • Offer the tour as a fundraiser for your local church or organization.

What's included in a customized tour?

Basically whatever you would like to have. Of course, you will have coach transportation with a driver/guide throughout, hotels and breakfasts. Then you can choose whatever sightseeing, meals and entertainment that appeal to you and your group.

Are all castle hotel stays very expensive?

There are many castle hotels at different price points. Some are 5* top-of-the-line properties but there are also some 4* and 3* castle hotels which offer reasonable rates and still give that wonderful atmosphere of a historic experience.

What's the minimum group size?

As you will have exclusive transportation and services of a driver/guide, we suggest a minimum of 20 paying passengers. However, by using a smaller vehicle we can keep costs down and put together a program for 10 or more paying passengers.

What about tour conductor places?

Free conductor place or places are offered, depending on group size.

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