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The Scots Irish Tour

  • 2019 Scots Irish Tour – 11 Days/10 Nights
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72 reviews
Starts Edinburgh
Ends Shannon
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
  • Reviews

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4 – 20 departures.
  • Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia and see behind the scenes of the Queen’s former floating home.
  • Sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.

Trip Highlights:

  • Arigna Mining Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Glenveagh Castle & National Park
  • Isle of Skye
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Titanic Belfast

Dining Experiences:

  • 10 breakfasts and 9 dinners including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh, and a festive medieval castle banquet

Hotels:

  • Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, near Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel, Inverness or Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Europa Hotel, Belfast (2 nights)
  • Station House Hotel, Letterkenny (1 night)
  • Kilronan Castle Hotel, Ballyfarnon (2 nights)
  • Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis (1 night)

Hotels

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Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Edinburgh

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Edinburgh Description:

Blending the traditions of a baronial manor with modern amenities, the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club is a breathtaking golf resort set on 1,000 acres of beautiful parkland. Our luxury hotel features intricate architecture, with our unique main house period rooms filled with character and traditional furnishings to create an unforgettable stay. Situated just seven miles from Edinburgh city centre, guests can easily access world-class attractions while enjoying on-site amenities that include two 18-hole golf courses, an indoor pool, tennis courts, beauty salon and the Dalmahoy Leisure Club. Home of the award-winning Pentland Restaurant, this luxurious hotel also offers full-service catering to complement the unparalleled event spaces that make the Dalmahoy a truly remarkable destination in Edinburgh.

Columba Hotel, Inverness

Columba Hotel, Inverness Description:

Opened in 1881, this grand historic hotel combines contemporary style and amenities with traditional comfort. Each room features excellent modern facilities including movies, music, radio on demand, and free high-speed wireless internet access. There is a traditional roast meal restaurant with a range of hot, cold and grilled options. This hotel is in a great location in the heart of Inverness, with splendid views of the Ness River and Inverness Castle.

Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn

Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn Description:

This beautiful Scottish baronial-style mansion was built as a family home in 1872 and has been a hotel since 1951. It recently has undergone extensive refurbishments to ensure a comfortable stay. All 56 guest rooms have been modernized while retaining the traditional ambience. This imposing building is set on 21 acres of mature parkland and gardens, bordering the Moray Firth on the North Sea and overlooks the Nairn Golf Course.

Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish

Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish Description:

This hotel nestles on the side of a peninsula reaching into Loch Leven at the foot of Glencoe. This friendly, modern hotel offers everything for an ideal vacation – spacious bedrooms with loch and mountain-views in a relaxed atmosphere. Bedrooms are modern and comfortable, with breathtaking views. The Lochside Restaurant offers a hearty Scottish breakfast every morning and the best of Scottish produce. Guest can enjoy Wi-Fi access throughout their stay, as well as the leisure center with pool, hydro seat, bio-sauna and exercise room.

Europa Hotel, Belfast

Europa Hotel, Belfast Description:

This well-established hotel offers 272 bedrooms with every comfort and luxury, including soundproofing to ensure a good night’s sleep. Enjoy good food, live piano and street views at the Piano Bar upstairs. Head to The Causerie for snacks and specials or to the Lobby Bar for drinks and pub grub. Located on Great Victoria Street, in the heart of Belfast. The Opera House is next door, and the historic Crown Liquor Saloon is across the street. Within easy walking distance of Donegall Square.

Station House Hotel, Letterkenny

Station House Hotel, Letterkenny Description:

This 3-star modern contemporary boutique hotel offers high-quality accommodation. The 81 colorful, spacious bedrooms all offer modern facilities such as flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and computer modem connection. Luxury glass-paneled private bathrooms have showers and full-length mirrors. The Depot Cafe Bar offers casual and formal dining in a contemporary yet relaxed ambience with live entertainment at the weekends. The hotel is 30 miles north of Donegal town and 20 miles west of Derry, ideal for exploring the northern part of County Donegal.

Kilronan Castle Hotel, Ballyfarnon

Kilronan Castle Hotel, Ballyfarnon Description:

This castle hotel offers excellent hospitality and a warm welcome to guests. The traditional and luxurious public rooms offer a delightful haven in which to dine or relax. The 84 guestrooms are designed for a restful experience and include minibars, coffee/tea makers and other amenities. Relax in the world-class spa and leisure center. The hotel is in a secluded area between the towns of Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon, about 100 miles NW from Dublin.

Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis

Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis Description:

On the site of a 19th century Convent of Mercy, this contemporary family-owned hotel delivers a unique blend of warm hospitality, friendly service and pleasing decor. Each guest room offers all amenities for your comfort. Legends Restaurant is renowned for its good food and service. The traditional Preacher’s Pub has an inviting atmosphere, often with Irish music session. Located in the center of the market town of Ennis within easy walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs. Easy access to Shannon Airport which is 15 miles away.

Itinerary

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The Scots Irish Tour 11 days/ 10 nights / 19 meals

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

Day 1 Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Edinburgh hotel. Tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, the former floating home of the Queen on many of her travels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.

Day 2Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

See the highlights of central Edinburgh including the bustling Princes Street and the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Walk along part of the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore. Enjoy a Scottish evening with dining and a lively show with bagpipes, kilts, and Highland dancing. The August 4th - 20th departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B, D)

Day 3Blair Castle & Highlands

Head through the scenic countryside of Perthshire to visit Blair Castle. Enjoy a tour of Blair Athol Distillery to see whisky production and sample a dram. In Pitlochry, spend some free time exploring and have lunch independently. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Inverness (Sunday departures) or Nairn (Tuesday departures). (B, D)

Day 4Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre

Travel alongside Loch Ness and through the Highlands, pausing for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge and visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle. Return to the mainland by ferry and take the “Road to the Isles” through some majestic Highland scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. (B, D)

Day 5Glencoe & Rabbie Burns

Enjoy views of the magnificent Highlands as you travel through Glencoe and alongside the shore of Loch Lomond. Stop in Alloway to visit the poet Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Embark on a short ferry ride to Belfast. (B, D)

Day 6Titanic Belfast & Crosskeys Inn

At Titanic Belfast, delve into the history of the famous liner. Walk with a local guide to see the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and Victorian buildings, including the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Your afternoon is free to explore. In the evening, visit Crosskeys Inn for dinner and entertainment. (B, D)

Day 7Giant’s Causeway & Derry’s Walls

Enjoy the scenic route of the Nine Glens of Antrim, known for views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Discover the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns, and pause for photos at the Dunluce Castle ruins. Head to Derry for a walking tour with a local guide to see the 17th-century city walls and the Diamond, the main central square. (B, D)

Day 8Glenveagh National Park & Kilronan Castle

Visit Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Enjoy a guided tour and stroll through the extensive gardens. Spend free time in Donegal and have lunch independently before heading to Belleek Pottery. Watch skilled craftspeople mold and decorate clay to form delicate and highly decorative pieces. Travel to the luxurious Kilronan Castle with time to relax before enjoying dinner in the castle’s fine restaurant. (B, D)

Day 9Arigna Mining & Carrick on Shannon

Visit the Arigna Mining Centre to experience what life was like for a coal miner in the Arigna Valley. Then enjoy some free time in the historic town of Carrick-on-Shannon, situated on the River Shannon, and relax in your castle hotel before dinner. (B, D)

Day 10Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet

Head to Galway and join a local guide for a gentle walking tour. See the narrow streets, the medieval city walls, and Lynch’s Castle. Travel through the Burren, an area of limestone hills that supports a wide range of flora. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring high above the Atlantic. In the evening, head to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style banquet. (B, D)

Day 11 Tour Ends In Ennis

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

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Sunday Sep 22, 2019 from Edinburgh Wednesday Oct 2, 2019 to Shannon 11 Days $3049 Guaranteed Call to book
Tuesday Sep 24, 2019 from Edinburgh Friday Oct 4, 2019 to Shannon 11 Days $2949 Guaranteed Call to book
Sunday Sep 29, 2019 from Edinburgh Wednesday Oct 9, 2019 to Shannon 11 Days $2749 Sold Out
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72 Reviews


Customer: Mrs. Diane R Mariana

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
The guides were amazing. Tour Directors were great! They were knowledge, thoughtful and often humorous. We saw beautiful countryside, met friendly people and had good food. Surprisingly we adapted to the early up mornings and packing with each day.

Customer: Nancy Kelley Oneal

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Because they handled EVERYTHING. All my husband and I did was sit back and enjoy. For us, it was the trip of a lifetime and having the excellent service of our CIE drivers and guides with us just made it a fantastic trip!

Customer: Robin Eve Zonghi

Date: 11/06/2018

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This 2018 trip was my second with CIE and it was grand. So many memorable moments. The hospitality of CIE is superb as much as the Scotland and Ireland countries. Booking with CIE is easy and smooth.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
We had an AMAZING trip to Scotland and Ireland. Our guides were incredible, the sights were incredible, EVERYTHING WAS INCREDIBLE. My favorite part would have to be when my boyfriend proposed and our guides went above and beyond to make us feel special - upgrading our rooms to suites, having champagne sent to us, chocolate strawberries, a signed card, balloons, it was so amazing!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
The itinerary for our trip was excellent, and so were the hotels (two castle stays!) but the absolute best part of the trip was the Tour Director. Joe not only organized and took care of all of us the entire trip, but he shared with us his personal insights and experiences that enhanced the history of Ireland and made it very real for us. I feel this was what made our group become so close, and some of us still keep in touch and plan on taking another trip next year!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 09/17/2019

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Rev yes, buy again maybe.

Customer: KellyB

Date: 09/16/2019

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Easy to work with. Rep was happily willing to answer my many questions. I was satisfied withwith finding an itinerary, travel insurance, and flights that met my needs.

Customer: Mrs. Trish Amani

Date: 08/31/2019

Vacation:
The tour was well planned and later carried out extremely well by the efficient Tour Director, Harry Fisher, and the Scottish guide, Onya. The hotels were in general of a very high standard; The rooms allocated to us were immaculate with all amenities. The towns we visited were interesting with loads of things to do and historical sites to see, however, we would’ve loved to stay longer or even spent the night in some of them like Pitlochry, a charming quaint town where planned itinerary didn’t allow to stay longer. All in all, the tour met our expectations. Thank you CIE, we’ll recommend you anytime.

Customer: Sandra Kay Sharp

Date: 08/25/2019

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The people at CIE helped get us started and made the trip possible. Any time I called in they did all they could to help get my questions answered.

Customer: Martha Elizabeth Brennan

Date: 08/23/2019

Vacation:
The tour guide (Onya) and director (Harry) were exceptional. They were funny, knowledgeable, passionate and caring. The tour was busy, the hotels very good and the food also very good. I was very pleasantly surprised by all of the activities and the fact that extra costs were not needed.

Customer: Cynthia Peters

Date: 08/23/2019

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Everyone I worked with to book the trip was knowledgeable and helpful with all of the many, and varied, questions or concerns I expressed.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 08/21/2019

Vacation:
Helpful and informative - on all accounts except understanding of what/how much currency might be needed The knap sack was a wonderful, well used, and aptly packed starting gift. Thank you. I used it everyday.

Customer: Bertha F Depuy

Date: 08/04/2019

Vacation:
The booking service went well, the personnel were professional, but when it came time to upgrade seats or questions about the flights I was told to contact the airline. Unfortunately for some questions the airline stated I would need to speak with CIE because they booked the tickets. The serious problem came when I went to leave from Shannon Airport, I was booked by Air Canada to fly out of Dublin so they had not released my tickets to United. My reservations showed that I was flying out of Shannon airport with United because of the length of my tour, I had to wait over an hour for this to be resolved. Thank you

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/28/2019

Vacation:
I used my own booking agent to book this trip. However I used CIE before and they were very good. I would use CIE again next time.

Customer: Mrs. Barbara Dewrell Walley

Date: 07/28/2019

Vacation:
The tour was well planned. Everything was handled for me but also time on my own.

Customer: John Robert Powers

Date: 07/14/2019

Vacation:
Very friendly and professional staff. Well designed tour agenda

Customer: Brady Jay Moroney

Date: 07/13/2019

Vacation:
Always courteous and responsive. Very helpful on resolving requests and issues. For example, even enroute I had scheduling changes and the CIE agent (Nicole) made sure I was taken care of with follow-up confirmation.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/23/2019

Vacation:
Fantastic!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/23/2019

Vacation:
The booking staff was very professional and thorough in answering any questions we had.

Customer: Brenda Joyce Shockey

Date: 06/21/2019

Vacation:
They did not respond adequately to my request for rooms with 2 beds. They said they contacted all of the hotels and they did not.

Customer: Mr. David Earl Austin

Date: 06/18/2019

Vacation:
Great trip , the tour guides and driver made all the difference in telling us about the country, it was quite evident that they love their country. They made every effort to see that we were cared for.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/12/2019

Vacation:
We spoke with two different agents based in Cork, who were very informative and extremely helpful in answering all our questions about the itinerary, air options, etc. very happy with their service.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/05/2019

Vacation:
Only our first international tour so we have no similar experience for comparison but our expectations were exceeded. The tour guides provided tons of information about Scotland and Ireland..history...culture...music...some politics...and great humor. The food was outstanding. Also appreciated the variety of lodging.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/01/2019

Vacation:
Everything was good except for the last day. Did not realize there would be no guide available and the hotel was very far from the hop on-hop off bus that was included with the transfer. We wound up wasting the day at the hotel.

Customer: Patricia Mccall White

Date: 05/30/2019

Vacation:
I liked the tour, but I thought it was too big. When I called and asked how many people would be on the tour I was told 36, so I was quite surprised and dismayed to find out that there were 44 people. I would also have liked more time in Galway (we had less than an hour) and less time at the Cliffs of Moher (we had 3 hours, 1 to 1 1/2 hours would have been sufficient). The Dalmahoy Country Club and Spa was lovely, but I would have preferred to be closer to Edinburgh. To me a major part of travelling is having time to explore the cities to get a feel for the atmosphere and people - didn't have much time to do that on this tour. I thought John in Scotland was amazing and informative- missed him when he left us. Barry Loe was charming and informative and a wonderful driver. I didn't like that we were left on our own in Dublin. I have never been on a tour (and I have been on 15+ tours) where the tour director was not present the day we left to make sure that everyone got off to the airport. I understand that Barry had to leave to get some downtime before his next tour on Monday, but someone from CIE should have been at the hotel. I have travelled a lot, so this wasn't as traumatic for me as it was for some others on the tour who were not experienced travelers. The hotels were very nice, some were more than very nice, and the included meals were wonderful. I loved the CrossKeys Pub, what a wonderful experience. On the whole I thought the tour was good and we saw a lot (especially sheep). I got to kiss the Blarney Stone and see the Book of Kells - yeah!!

Customer: Connie Lee Stoakley

Date: 05/30/2019

Vacation:
This tour was very well done. All guides and hotel accommodations were first class. We couldn't be more pleased.

Customer: Linda Farrell Heuer

Date: 05/27/2019

Vacation:
Professional and friendly tour directors & drivers. Especially enjoyed the smaller villages & towns and landscapes. The Cliffs of Moher & Giants Causeway are spectacular geological features! The hidden gems were a cave tour(mines), horse ride in Park in Killarney & Caeli night at tavern outside Belfast. Would definitely recommend to friends & family!!

Customer: Mrs. Sarah Elaine Adams

Date: 05/26/2019

Vacation:
yes would travel with CIE again. We booked thru a 3rd party and had a wonderful experience.

Customer: Mr. Bruce Paul Blumberg

Date: 05/26/2019

Vacation:
Our tour guide was excellent. We thought the destinations we saw or perfect to really get a good feel for both Scotland and Ireland. We did not care for all the locations of all the hotels but for the most part they were good and they were a few hotels that were not up to our standards and we wished we had said something to get better rooms. We also didn't like the fact that the last day of the trip we were on our own without a tour guide. We would have liked to have had someone give us one more day of touring before we left.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/26/2019

Vacation:
I would recommend CIE Tours. There are a few things I could suggest for improvement - some around the length of time for each side visit, some around the house and broadened of the planned specialty dinner shows we had. They did a good job with bus seating, rotating those that sat in the front. The tour guides were great, very knowledgeable and friendly.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/25/2019

Vacation:
Booking went well.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/26/2019

Vacation:
Good servicr

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/26/2018

Vacation:
Very easy to do. Staff was very knowledgeable.

Customer: Mr. Ronald Allen Kirby

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
Colm them driver/guide was the best! Really enjoyed the tour and would do it again.

Customer: Kayla Rebecca Anderson

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
The booking service through CIE was so simple! CIE had everything we were looking for for our Honeymoon trip. Their customer service was great! Emailing questions sometimes took a while, but if you called they always answered, were so friendly, and answered any of your questions. I loved how our trip was for the most part, all inclusive. It was such a stress reliever to not have to worry about any of the details.

Customer: Grant Hales

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
One of the best tours we have taken Especially the tour director Colm Dunlea

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/04/2018

Vacation:
Well organized and all inclusive

Customer: Joy Lyn Sassman

Date: 11/19/2018

Vacation:
They were very organized and professional.

Customer: Ms. Elaine Marion Mckerracher

Date: 11/17/2018

Vacation:
The knowledge and expertise of the guides and drivers was top notch. They told the story as we travelled in total comfort. The accommodation, meals and activities were excellent and I would highly recommend CIE to anyone wanting to see the UK and Ireland.

Customer: Howard Richard Stewart

Date: 11/17/2018

Vacation:
Booking was easy. All of my questions were answered. When I called about not receiving my "Go To Guide" I was sent on by mail and also sent a PDF of the brochure in case the mailed one did not arrive before our departure.

Customer: Joel David Funk

Date: 11/15/2018

Vacation:
Great sites, great guides, really good food - only problem was living out of a suitcase

Customer: Richard L Macko

Date: 11/16/2018

Vacation:
Booking for us were great. The tour of Scotland and Ireland was outstanding. We had excellent tour *******, drivers, and city tour guides.were very knowledgeable. Hotel accomodations were outstanding. Night entertainment was great. All in all a great experience.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/14/2018

Vacation:
was better than we could expect travel guide was great reservations worked out great we were overwelmd with some of the hoteles and arangmenes thank you to all that put it to gather we rely felt like royalty

Customer: Robert Douglas Mcginnis Jr

Date: 11/13/2018

Vacation:
Booking was difficult because we were placed on hold multiple times.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/13/2018

Vacation:
A few of the hotels were awful. Sat on coach too long. Not enough walking, guided tours.

Customer: Ms. Vicki Lee Parker

Date: 11/13/2018

Vacation:
Beautiful locations. Amazing tour guides! Very knowledgeable and helpful.

Customer: Scott W Young

Date: 11/13/2018

Vacation:
Good service as we booked late due to health issues and happy to get the last 2 seats on the tour. We did run into some problems as we requested double/Queen bed but not always available, same issue with walk-in shower because of mobility issues. Probably related to our late booking.

Customer: Mrs. Patricia New Sitz

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
very pleased with the help I received from Zachary in working our choice of trips and airline reservations.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
The tour was very well organized, and any issues were minor and dealt with efficiently. I would recommend them to anyone.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
booked thru Vacations to Go

Customer: Mr. Philip Wadsworth

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Booking was handled professionally. Would use again.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/09/2018

Vacation:
Excellent from start to finish.

Customer: Cecil and Lalia Jagers

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Everything was just perfect. The tour guide Patrick in Scotland and the driver/tour guide Joe in Scotland and Ireland were incredible. Knowledgable, fun and in control of our trip made it wonderful.

Customer: Mrs. Nancy L Lyon

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
What a wonderful experience we had using CIE Tours! They made visiting Ireland and Scotland an absolute pleasure! ! Colm made every moment memorable!

Customer: Kermit Lee Stiltner

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
They were helpful with booking our tour and when a problem arose about size of bed in room they called and made the correction with the hotels.

Customer: Mr. Christopher Fedele

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
great customer service and lots of fun

Customer: Judith Anne Smith

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Unhappy. We all booked flights at same time and our group was split up on different flights. Also told we had certain seats then later learned our seats were change to very back of plane.

Customer: Mr. Thomas Hartley

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
The tour itself was very nice. The pace was comfortable and all but 1 of the hotels were excellent. The guides were professional while not being stiff. Their commentary was excellent and at times funny. I would certainly book CIE again.

Customer: Mrs. Joanne Rainforth

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Well planned. Some of the hotels were not what I would have expected and we could have used more time in a couple of the cities in Ireland that we only passed through. The bus driver/tour directors were AMAZING!

Customer: Mr. Thomas Philip Mcgrath

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
You should have local guides in the cities we stop in

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Excellent tour. Especially enjoyed not being nickeled and dimed for extras. Everything is included! Exceptional guides/driver. Definitely would recommend to family and friends. Would like option to pre-pay gratuities or have included in price. Did not like carrying cash for most of trip. Otherwise very pleased.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
We were able to book the vacation and the flights quickly. Each question we had for the company was answered promptly and pleasantly.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
I was very pleased with the service received through e- mail and telephone. When I had questions, responses from staff were prompt, courteous, and very helpful. We were equally pleased with the actual tour, the coach driver/ guide was great and all of the local guides were pleasant, humorous and very enjoyable.as well as being knowledgeable. We only had one hiccup - we did not receive our tour packages (back packs, luggage straps, guide book etc.). We advised our driver and he and our local guide made arrangements to have the packages catch up with us eventually, although we never did receive the guide book , which apparently had useful information in it.

Customer: Charles F Mckelly

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Very easy to deal with. Nice customer bonus packages.

Customer: Mr. Clifford Gilbert Frick

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
great tour guides

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
I sent an email to our CIE agent and got no response here is a copy. Please pass this on to the appropriate official. The tour was excellent 13 days of fun and learning along with the sight seeing. The last day after we submitted our survery was to say the least a mess. The remaining 24 people on the last couple of days were told a bus was to pick us up at the hotel, the Clayton Hotel Burlington road at 8:45 AM which would take us to the double deck green Dublin loop bus for which we all had vouchers. No bus showed, the hotel people seem to think a bus would arrive at 9:30 but again no bus showed. We were told it was a 10 minute walk but no directions were available just walk down that street. At this point we had to take a cab. No one at the hotel seemed to know anything. On the 14th day, members of our group of 8 made arrangements in accordance with the voucher provided to use for a VIP taxi pickup, We told them 8 people and 8 suitcases. This was for a 5:30AM pickup. The 1st taxi that showed up was a small mini van which was able to take 4 of the 8 in our group. This taxi left but told the remaining 4 people another taxi was on the way and would be there in a few minutes. When the taxi showed up it could only carry 2 people and there luggage. Another taxi had to be called to take the 2 remaining people to the airport. We should never have had all 8 people under 1 vouchers. In was a nightmare trying to get to the airport. Better arrangements should have been made. For future references vouchers should only be issued to groups of 2 people or change the arrangements with VIP taxi services.

Customer: Bonnie Kay Lester

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Everything from start to finish was professional and courteously accomplished!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
They were friendly and easy to work with. We were travelling together as a family with and elderly parent and at each hotel stop had to ask to have close or adjoining rooms and thought this should have been standard. We were also never offered a room choice and had twin beds most of the time when we are a married couple and would have preferred a king bed.

Customer: Samuel C Trujillo

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Yes, I would recommend CIE and have already done so. This was our 2nd trip with CIE in the same countries.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
The booking service was very helpful in providing information about the tour.

Customer: William Ernest Geary

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
very good

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/21/2018

Vacation:
Great booking experience! Ian was very helpful.

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New! Tour of the week. Every week we'll be featuring one of our tours at a steep discount. This week it's The Scots Irish tour. Save 15% off this great tour for a limited time - but act fast! This sale ends on Tuesday, September 24th!
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Terms and Conditions: 15% discount valid for new bookings on the 2019 Scots Irish tour made between noon, September 18 and midnight September 24, 2019, Eastern Standard Time. Offer can be applied to group travel – must contact Groups Department directly for details. $500.00 per person non-refundable deposit required. Use promotion code: TOUROFWEEK. Subject to availability, not combinable with any other CIE Tours offers/discounts and may be withdrawn at any time. Advertised price is per person, land only based on double occupancy and reflects the discount. Other conditions may apply.

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