Small Group Departures of Ireland & Britain

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Small Group Departures

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Experience our most popular tours with fewer people when you join one of our Small Group Departures. Enjoy more one-on-one time with your CIE Tour Director and local experts. With nearly a century of expertise in planning group travel, we’re committed to providing you with the highest quality vacation and superior value with insider access and unparalleled service.

The tours below offer you this exclusive experience with an average of just 24 guests on select departures. Please continue through to the Dates & Prices page of the tour for individual departure dates.

For more information on the best options for your small group tour please call one of our friendly CIE travel specialists at
1-800-243-8687.

 
Irish Adventure
8 or 9 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
Maximize your vacation days as you travel right around the coastline of Ireland! See the main must-see attractions such as Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry and Giant’s Causeway. Stay in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney, Galway and Derry while enjoying great breakfasts and dinners, including a traditional pub sing-along experience.
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Irish Explorer
9 or 10 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
Start your discovery of the Emerald Isle with a stay at Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin! Stay two nights in most locations – Donegal, Galway Killarney and Dublin. Highlights include Slieve League Sea Cliffs, Connemara region, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Savor home-baked scones and Irish coffee along the way.
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Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle
7 or 8 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
The perfect travel experience for first-time visitors to Ireland. Fly into Shannon Airport and stay in Limerick with a visit to King John’s Castle. Travel around the southern coastline to Killarney, Blarney, Cobh, Waterford and Dublin. End in Dublin or spoil yourself by staying at the world-famous luxurious Dromoland Castle Hotel.
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Best of Ireland South
6, 7 or 8 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
A check list of the must-sees of southern Ireland! Spend extra time in Dublin at start and end of your tour. Enjoy walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College and medieval Galway city. Explore Killarney National Park by jaunting car. Cruise Dingle Bay, view the mighty Cliffs of Moher and dine at 15th century Bunratty Castle’s Medieval Banquet.
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Elegant Ireland
10 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
Experience undiscovered Ireland on this unique 10 day tour. Starting and ending in County Dublin, you will also enjoy stays in West Cork, Killarney, Ennis and Galway. Your tour will stop at unique visits, ancient ruins, lively towns and villages and end with an evening at the charming Dunboyne Castle Hotel.
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The Irish Pub Tour
8 or 9 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
Learn about Ireland’s folk traditions and tales as you explore cozy pubs around the country, including story-telling at Dublin’s Oldest Pub, the Brazen Head, and dinner and music at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Visit Teeling Whiskey Distillery and Guinness Storehouse. Stay in Kilkenny, Killarney and Westport, towns renowned for lots of lively pubs.
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Taste of Ireland
5, 6 or 7 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
This tour is a great introduction to the Emerald Isle. You'll have a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone, view the scenic Ring of Kerry and majestic Cliffs of Moher, enjoy a medieval banquet, and so much more.
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Irish Spirit
8 or 9 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
This tour stays for two nights each in Killarney and Galway and also in Dublin. This great value-for-money escape takes you to traditional Irish evenings in Dublin and Killarney. Walking tours, trained sheepdogs and whiskey tasting provide unique experiences interspersed with scenery along the Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher and Connemara.
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Best of Britain
9, 10 or 12 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
The quintessential tour if you would like to see a lot of Britain in a short time – from Windsor Castle to historic York, from Beatles’ Liverpool to Edinburgh Castle, from a Welsh Evening in Cardiff to cosmopolitan London. Enjoy daily sightseeing, full breakfasts and five dinners including three special dinner/shows.
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Grand Tour of Britain & Ireland
24 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
Our longest, comprehensive itinerary taking in a wealth of highlights while staying at great hotels with most meals included. Start in London and visit Stratford-upon-Avon and York before staying in Edinburgh. Explore the Scottish Highlands and journey around most of the Irish coastline. Travel through Wales and England’s West Country before ending in Windsor, close to London.
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Taste of Wales
9 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
Discover Ireland's Celtic neighbor -- Wales! This perfect introduction to Wales includes visits to the country's most famous castles, a train ride through scenic Snowdonia, a whisky distillery tour, and a lively Welsh evening with traditional foods and entertainment.
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Irish & Scottish Sampler
8 or 9 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
If you only have a week to spend on vacation, this tour packs in plenty of scenery, historic places and exciting experiences. Start in Dublin before heading to medieval Derry, Giant’s Causeway and Titanic Belfast. A short ferry crossing lands you in Scotland to stay at the Atholl Palace Hotel. Sample whisky before visiting St Andrews and Edinburgh.
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Scottish Clans & Castles
10, 11 or 13 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
The focus of this tour is on the history and scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Travel at a leisurely pace to absorb history and experience gentle lake cruises, the dramatic scenery of the Isle of Skye, Harry Potter movie locations and a train ride along the Road to the Isles. See lots of castles of different styles and sample whisky in a Speyside distillery.
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Heart of Wales & England
8 Day Tour
Small Group Departures Available
Start in London to visit St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Discover historic Stonehenge and the Roman spa in Bath. Feast at Cardiff Castle’s Welsh banquet and travel north to Caernarfon, with its dramatic castle and stunning scenery. Stay in Stratford-upon-Avon and explore Oxford on foot before ending in royal Windsor, close to London.
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