CIE Service was excellent from the booking of the tour and throughout the entire tour!
What was good - the tour - variety of things to see, a very good tour director/bus driver, pleasant group of fellow travelers. Needed - a map of Dublin that showed the downtown & the first hotel on the same map, with distances, plus some info on how to get downtown & bus routes - we almost killed ourselves trying to walk there the first day. Also, and i think I have already said this, I would have preferred to have you charge us a higher fee and pay the bus driver more money; I don't like having a "mandatory" tip. We are not shoppers, so we thought the tour was a bit heavy on shopping, but we understand why you do it.
Top rate travelMy agent was friendly, professional and reassuring with great follow through as promised in planning our trip.
I'm ready to go back to Ireland.They listened to my individual requirements and made it happen.
It was disappointing that the pre-trip information (packsacks) were not sent to us in Canada. The driver and guide were excellent. A great trip and covered a lot of Scotland. We would recommend it.
Very relaxing, great scenery, great guideEasy to do and staff very helpful during the process
A Great Sampler of the Emerald IsleI have wanted to visit Ireland since I was little, and I chose this tour because it offered many of the places that I wanted to see. It was a very packed itinerary, felt like we were on the go all the time, but in less than a week I was able to cross the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin and stand atop the Cliffs of Moher and enjoy fish and chips in many different pubs. It was a relief to have someone else take care of the driving and the hotel arrangements and most of the meals. Our tour guide, Jim, was informative and entertaining. I fell in love with Killarney and Galway, so now I just need to find the time and money to go back.
My initial booking was through CIE but was transferred to Vacations to Go because VTG was willing to give us a discount that CIE office was unwilling to do. But the CIE staff was informative and helpful.
Trip of a LifetimeFrom the sights, to the food, to the pubs, to our awesome tour guide, Michael, it was a trip we’ll never forget.
Our tour of Ireland was so beautiful, stress free and well organized. They changed seats everyday, so everyone got a fair chance to experience the tour from a different view. We stayed in 4 or 5 star hotels, and travelled in a luxury coach. Our tourist attractions were all included, and in some cases included private tours.