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Our Guests Pick the “Best of the Best”: Meet Ireland’s 2018 Gold-Winning Hotels and Attractions

CIE TOURS - March 18, 2019

Rewarding the best in Irish tourism One of the high points of the year in the Irish tourism community is the annual presentation of CIE Tours’ Awards of Excellence. These…...

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Ireland Tours for Every Season: Travel for Less

CIE TOURS - March 4, 2019

No one has stronger ties to Ireland than CIE Tours. So to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we are offering our U.S and Canadian travelers some phenomenal airfare offers on Ireland…...

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Love Letters to Our Tour Guides

CIE TOURS - February 12, 2019

Love Letters to Our Tour Guides As anyone who has traveled with us knows, our local guides and drivers are the heart and soul of any CIE Tours vacation. Natural…...

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I Know that House: Finding Family—and Childhood Letters—on an Irish Tour

CIE TOURS - January 28, 2019

I Know that House: Finding Family—and Childhood Letters—on an Irish Tour The desire to connect with one’s roots has surged with the rise of home DNA kits - but for…...

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Best of: Scottish Castles

CIE TOURS - August 11, 2018

Best of: Scottish Castles Scotland is known around the world for its stunning and majestic castles. Read on to discover our blogger Evelyn's top 3 favorite Scottish castles from her…...

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Scotland: Behind the Scenes

CIE TOURS - August 10, 2018

Scotland: Behind the Scenes Because of its long and storied history, picturesque scenery and abundance of castles, beautiful landscapes and welcoming people, Scotland is home to many popular TV shows…...

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St Andrews: More than Just Golf

CIE TOURS - August 9, 2018

St Andrews: Golf And Much More Many people have heard of the St Andrews Golf Club in St Andrews, Scotland. Renowned for its beauty, it boasts seven courses, making it…...

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Scottish Charm in the Capitol City

CIE TOURS - July 31, 2018

Scottish Charm in the Capitol City Edinburgh is one of the most incredible cities in Scotland; the museums are fantastic, Edinburgh Castle is impressive, and it's easy to both find…...

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Sunny Days on the Beach in England

CIE TOURS - July 26, 2018

Sunny Days on the Beach in England Believe it or not, there are days when the weather in England is warm and sunny! Read on to discover where you can…...

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United Kingdom Need-to-Know Before You Go: A Vocabulary Lesson

CIE TOURS - July 25, 2018

United Kingdom Need-to-Know Before You Go: A Vocabulary Lesson What Is Great Britain? Have questions about the flag of England, the Union Jack? Do you know the difference between the…...

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Behind the Scenes of Titanic

CIE TOURS - July 23, 2018

Behind The Scenes of Titanic You may think you know the story of the award-winning 1997 film, but did you know that Belfast, Ireland, is where the mighty ship was built? Read…...

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Life Along the Wild Atlantic Way

CIE TOURS - July 20, 2018

 Life Along the Wild Atlantic Way Life wasn't always as romanticized in rural Ireland as you might guess from such films as "A Quiet Man." Our intrepid social media concierge…...

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Foynes: Where Flying Boats and Irish Coffee Come Together

CIE TOURS - July 14, 2018

Foynes: Where Flying Boats and Irish Coffee Come Together Join our adventurous Social media correspondent Caroline as she travels to the village of Foynes and learns about the history of…...

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A Taste of the South Pole in County Kerry

CIE TOURS - July 14, 2018

A Taste of the South Pole in County Kerry Learn all about the incredible true story of Irish explorer Tom Crean with our adventurous social media concierge Caroline! July 14,…...

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Discovering Dublin

CIE TOURS - July 12, 2018

Discovering Dublin July 12, 2018 Join our new Social Media Concierge Caroline on her first trip with CIE Tours, the incredible Southern Gems tour. Marvel at all she sees and…...

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Discovering Inverness and Oban, Scotland

CIE TOURS - April 17, 2017

We departed for Inverness after a delightful two nights in Edinburgh. Everyone in the group was still reeling from experiencing the Royal Military Tattoo the previous evening. We were all…...

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Exploring Northern Ireland

CIE TOURS - April 17, 2017

After a leisurely ferry ride to Belfast, we were able to settle down at the Europa Hotel right in Belfast. The following morning, we packed up our belongings and journeyed…...

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Discovering Delightful Derry and Donegal

CIE TOURS - April 17, 2017

We are flying through this trip! The guests and I are floored by everything that we've seen so far and eager for everything yet to come. From the Giant's Causeway,…...

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What Moher Could You Ask For?

CIE TOURS - April 17, 2017

Does anyone else love a good Cliffs of Moher pun more than me? Regardless, the cliffs don't need any puns or gimmicks; they speak for themselves. We left our Hotel…...

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Discovering Edinburgh, Scotland

CIE TOURS - April 16, 2017

England/Scottish BorderWe arrived in Edinburgh on Monday after leaving our hotel in York. The ride was filled with views of sheep and bends. Our guide corrected me when I called…...

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ARCHIVE ARTICLES

A Whisky Lover’s Guide to Edinburgh

ARCHIVE - October 22, 2018

So much to drink, so little time. A Guide to the Best Whisky Bars, Tours and Tastings for your weekend getaway. Why not come with us on our Easy Edinburgh Weekender,…...

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Weaving Together Special Memories

ARCHIVE - April 17, 2017

Breakfast was exceptional today, as usual, and fueled us for a busy day of Irish culture. The first event of the day was exploring the Museum of Country Life, not…...

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Down Through County Down

ARCHIVE - April 17, 2017

Mosaic, Down CathedralThis morning, most guests ate breakfast at the Stranorlar Hotel, but I opted for some extra sleep and hopped on the motor coach bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Austin took…...

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“Taste of” a New Tour

ARCHIVE - April 17, 2017

The Quay HotelToday, I joined a new tour! This tour is called Taste of Cornwall and Wales. My tour director is David Turner, the epitome of a fine Englishman. This…...

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Onto My Fourth Country

ARCHIVE - April 17, 2017

Roman Baths, BathLast night was so much fun! Upon arrival, we started off the night with a tour of Cardiff Castle. We were able to climb the tower and view…...

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From the Air to You

ARCHIVE - April 17, 2017

Well... We made it. My journey with CIE has come to an end. I am currently writing to you from my Delta plane, feeling incredibly full after all the food…...

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A Party in Killarney

ARCHIVE - April 17, 2017

With our trip just hovering at the half-way point, we are feeling a second wind come over us and are filled with the Irish spirit! Our full day in Killarney…...

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