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Health and Safety

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are highly recommended, but no longer required, for guests traveling with CIE Tours as of January 1, 2023.
At this time, masks are not required while on the coach. If conditions change in your destination, you may be asked to wear a face mask at certain points during your tour.  
If you would like to use it, please bring your own personal protective equipment. Hand sanitizer will be available for use throughout the tour, and the tour director will have spare masks if needed.
We adhere to local guidelines regarding capacity that are in place at the time of travel; and as needed, will adapt to any changes in regulation from local governments and health authorities.
While most drivers and guides are vaccinated, it is not required.
We will adhere to the current government guidelines at the time of travel.
Since every situation is unique, CIE Tours highly recommends the purchase of travel insurance to cover any possibly event such as trip interruption, emergency evacuation, or medical expenses. If someone else on the tour tests positive, we will involve the local authorities to determine next steps and how to minimize disruption of the tour for other guests. If another passenger on your tour tests positive, and you are fully vaccinated, then you are not considered a close contact and therefore the disruption to your tour will be minimized.
With more than 90 years of experience, our Operations Team is highly skilled at handling every type of medical emergency while ensuring limited disruption to other passengers. We will ensure that anyone with an illness, including a positive test for COVID-19, receives prompt medical attention. We will also assist you with making arrangements for accommodations, return flights and transportation to the airport. Any costs incurred will be your responsibility; therefore, CIE Tours highly recommends the purchase of travel insurance prior to the start of your vacation.
All attractions included on our tours are currently open and operating.  If conditions change, we will adjust your itinerary with little to no impact to your overall experience. If this happens, you will be updated of these changes as soon as possible, and your Travel Director will also keep you well informed while on tour. 
Current guidelines do not require staff in hotel and restaurants to wear face masks, but this could change depending on what rules are in place at the time of travel. 
At this time, there are no requirements for U.S. citizens to re-enter the United States. 
At this time, fully vaccinated travelers have no requirements to re-enter Canada. Travelers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated must provide proof of a valid pre-entry test result when entering Canada by air, land or water.

Explore our destinations

  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Galway
  • Dublin
  • Killarney
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Brú na Boinne Visitor Center
  • Ring of Kerry

Pubs are about more than just Irish beer and whiskey—people come to enjoy music, laughs, and the legendary Irish wit.

  • Highlands
  • Loch Ness
  • St Andrews
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Isle of Skye
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Glencoe Mountains
  • Loch Lomond
  • Edinburgh Castle

Head off the beaten path to see the treasures on Scotland's rugged islands on Scottish Isles & Glens

  • Tower of London
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Lake District
  • Stonehenge
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Cavern Club
  • Cotswolds
  • Windsor Castle

See castles and cathedrals, Oxford and Cambridge, the Lake District and Liverpool as you circle England on the English Odyssey.

  • Colosseum
  • Vatican
  • Roman Forum
  • Accademia
  • Isle of Capri
  • Sorrento
  • Venice Gondola Ride
  • Bologna
  • Sistine Chapel

Every region in Italy has their own unique way to enjoy pasta—and there are more than 600 different pasta shapes to try.

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Golden Circle
  • Reynisfjara Beach
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Northern Lights
  • Lava Center
  • Secret Lagoon
  • Strokkur Geysir

Blame the Vikings for the lack of trees in Iceland's stunning landscapes. They deforested much of the country when they arrived here in the 700s.

  • Trinity College
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Louvre
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Conwy
  • York Minster
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Waterford Crystal

The McCarthy family built the legendary Blarney castle, with its stone that gives those who kiss it the gift of eloquence.

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