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Group Tours - CIE Tours

Group Tours

Traveling with 10 or more friends or family? We have great options for you.

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Travel with Family and Friends

Do you want to plan a group tour with family, friends or a church or community group? CIE Tours has three great options for your group of ten or more people.

 

Option 1: Shared group vacations – Take our best-value choice for traveling with friends old and new.

You can travel with family and old friends while making new ones on our Shared Group Vacations. It’s our best-value choice for group travel. Just find the exciting preset itinerary among the choices in this brochure and online, and request a block on a shared coach. Then there’s nothing left to do but enjoy your vacation. The accommodations, most meals and activities are included, plus the expertise of our top-rated tour directors who will bring your vacation to life with local stories, legends and lore.

 

Option 2: Private Group Vacations – Choose from our preset, locally crafted itineraries and enjoy the intimacy of your own private coach.

Any of our regular pre-set itineraries can be taken as a private group. Your group will travel on your own private coach, after choosing from over 50 amazing itineraries with fixed departures dates. These itineraries include quality accommodations, most meals and activities, and your own expert guide, at a great value.

 

Option 3: Custom Private Group Vacations – Build a special trip to suit your group’s interests: explore your family’s ancestral roots or explore the special interests of the history buffs, sports enthusiasts, or culinary aficionados among you.

We will build the trip around your interests, using our 86 years of experience. You choose your departure dates, meals, hotels, attractions and locales to visit. We’ll provide you with the expertise and local insight of your own private guide.

No matter the size of your group, we can give you the itinerary you desire. Give us a call and we’ll help you figure it out.

Call for a price quote or to discuss an itinerary (800) 223-6508 or e-mail us at groups@cietours.com.

What's Included

Brochure Tours

Brochure tours offer you the advantage of guaranteed departures and guaranteed prices on over 30 CIE Tours’ pre-set itineraries that operate throughout the year. Click for tours to Ireland, Britain, Scotland and Wales.

Brochure Tour Inclusions

We build in all the components for a great vacation. We use quality accommodations – mainly superior first class hotel (4-star) as well as value-for-money 3-star and deluxe 5-star properties. Breakfast (full in Ireland and Britain and buffet in Europe) is included every morning. Dinner is served most evenings and some of these dinners are special banquets or cabaret-style entertainment. Every day a fun sightseeing program with historic visits, walking tours and scenic drives, enables visitors to see all the highlights and yet enjoy free time for independent activities.

Group Discounts!

Book Online & Save!
Receive $10 per person discount offered for booking and applying all payments on our online group reservations system. No expiration, for this discount offer is combinable with other group offers date of this offer!

Advantages in booking a brochure group tour

Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales,
  • Over 40 top-quality escorted tours to Ireland/Scotland/Wales/England
  • Block a minimum of 10 seats, which are available for immediate sale
  • Guaranteed departure dates
  • Guaranteed land prices once deposit is paid
  • Excellent hotels in all locations
  • Wide range of prices
  • All inclusive tours – no options sold on tour
  • Generous commission structure and tour conductor policy
  • Best group airfare options to Ireland and Britain
  • Pay your fully refundable deposit and sell immediately
  • Perfect for groups of 10 or more persons
  • Expert assistance with promoting and selling
  • Client satisfaction which converts to repeat business for you

Customized Tours

If you have a group of 10 or more travelers that wants to do something special, our dedicated Group Department can create or refine any itinerary to reflect your group’s interests, needs, time frame and budget. The types of tours that we can offer are endless!

The cost of a customized tour depends on the duration, hotels and features selected. We use mainly 3- and 4-star hotels to provide a good value-for-money tour or 5-star with a bigger budget. Special meals or sightseeing can be included wherever you wish. The program is quoted to you as a net rate and we include complimentary tour conductor places in the land-only cost.

Castle Hotels & Visits

There are many castle hotels at different price points. Some are 5* top-of-the-line properties but there are also some 4* and 3* castle hotels which offer reasonable rates and still give a wonderful experience of stepping back in time. There are many different types of castles that are open to visit. In Ireland and Wales, castle banquets offer a fun dining experience.

Advantages in Setting up a Customized Tour

  • Freedom to design any itinerary for any season
  • CIE Tours negotiates competitive rates and the benefit is passed along to you
  • Include special interest features not offered on scheduled tours
  • Your group travels on their own exclusive coach

Ideal Group Size

As you will have exclusive transportation and services of a driver/guide, we suggest a minimum of 20 paying passengers though a larger group size will make the tour less expensive for each traveler. However, by using a smaller vehicle we can put together a program for 10 or more paying passengers and keep costs down.

Here Are a Few Ideas on Which to Base Your Tour

  • Tracing Ancestors
  • Literature Tours
  • Christian Faith-based Tours
  • Heritage Tours
  • Winter Spa, Shopping or Pub Breaks
  • Stately Homes, Castles & Gardens
  • Foods, Wines & Architecture
  • Ancient & Modern History
  • Famous cities of Europe
  • Share with us your unique idea for a customized tour
Circle of Family and Friends

Circle of Family & Friends – Mini Coach Tours

  • Plan a family celebration for a special birthday, anniversary or achievement with a personalized trip
  • Travel on an exclusive coach just for a group of 10 or more and create a special itinerary to reflect everyone’s interests
  • Create a clan gathering and spend time in the counties, towns or villages to connect with people of the same family name
  • Splurge and stay in a 5* castle hotel, save and stay in a cozy and welcoming B & B’™ whatever the budget, CIE Tours will customize arrangements in line with your price requirements

Group Reservations

Tel: 800-223-6508 or 973-292-3899
Fax: 888-359-2438 or 973-292-0530
Email: groups@cietours.com
Jeanette Mahnken – Manager, Group Department
973.867.5734 • j.mahnken@cietours.com
Scheduled Tours (Brochure/Small Group Collection)

Mid Atlantic: DC, DE, MD, PA, VA
Southwest: AR, AZ, CA, CO, LA, MN, NV, OK, TX, UT
Northeast:NY
Katie Yarnell – Group Specialist
973.867.5716 • k.yarnell@cietours.com

Southeast: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN
New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
International: Canada
Lindsay Doig – Group Specialist
973.867.5779 • l.doig@cietours.com

Northeast: NJ
Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI, WV, NJ
West Coast: CA, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY, AK
Melissa Markle – Group Specialist
973.867.5794 • m.markle@cietours.com

Customized Tours (By Region)

Northeast: NJ & NY
Southeast: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Kellie Smith – Senior Custom Group Specialist
973.867.5736 • k.smith@cietours.com
Kristina Garlick – Group Coordinator

Mid Atlantic: PA
Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI, WV
Wendy Hager – Custom Group Specialist
973.867.5784 • w.hager@cietours.com
Angela Robinson – Group Coordinator

New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Southwest: AR, AZ, CA, CO, LA, MN, NV, OK, TX, UT
Mid Atlantic: DC, DE, MD, VA
West Coast: CA, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY, AK
International: Canada
Nicole Boral – Custom Group Specialist
973.867.5780 • n.boral@cietours.com

National Sales Support & Services

Carol Doherty – Vice President, Global Sales
(973)867-5740 • c.doherty@cietours.com

Marilyn McHugh – Director of Sales Operations
(973) 867-5783 • m.mchugh@cietours.com

Kelly Hyde – Director of Client Services
(973)867-5741 • k.hyde@cietours.com

Elizabeth Scanlon – Director Of Sales
(603)479-5476 • e.scanlon@cietours.com

Norma L. Bishop – Executive Sales Administrator
(973)867-5783 • n.bishop@cietours.com

Geri Urbanowski – Inside Sales Coordinator
(973)867-5732 • g.urbanowski@cietours.com

Business Development Managers

New Jersey
Anna Maria Lorang – Business Development Manager, New Jersey
(862) 812-5684 • a.lorang@cietours.com
Kellie Smith • Senior Custom Group Specialist • x5736
Kristina Garlick • Groups Coordinator • x5801

New York
Megan Allen – Business Development Manager, New York
(516) 606-5740 • m.allen@cietours.com
Kellie Smith • Senior Custom Group Specialist • x5736
Kristina Garlick • Groups Coordinator • x5801
Scheduled Katie Yarnell • Groups Specialist • x5716

Southeast
Christopher Barnikel – Business Development Manager, Southeast
(704) 763-8732 • c.barnikel@cietours.com
Kellie Smith • Senior Custom Group Specialist • x5736
Kristina Garlick • Groups Coordinator • x5801
Scheduled Lindsay Doig • Groups Specialist • x5779

New England
Christina Aresco – Business Development Manager, New England
(603) 479-5476 • C.Aresco@cietours.com
Nicole Boral • Custom Group Specialist • x5804
TBA • Groups Coordinator •
Scheduled Lindsay Doig • Groups Specialist • x5779

Mid Atlantic
Anthony Agostinelli – Business Development Manager, Mid-Atlantic
(570) 466-8459 • a.agostinelli@cietours.com
Wendy hager • Custom Group Specialist • x5805
Nicole Boral • Custom Group Specialist • x5804
Angie Robinson • Groups Coordinator • 5772
TBA • Groups Coordinator •
Scheduled Katie Yarnell • Groups Specialist • x5716

Midwest:
Roger Kraemer – Business Development Manager, Midwest
(973)727-0407 • r.kraemer@cietours.com
Mary Pat Flanagan – Business Development Manager & Development, Midwest
(773) 754-7786 • m.p.flanagan@cietours.com
Wendy hager • Custom Group Specialist • x5805
Angie Robinson • Groups Coordinator • 5772
Scheduled Melissa Markle • Groups Specialist • x5794

Southwest:
Dan Dorn – Business Development Manager, Southwest
(214) 809-6257 • d.dorn@cietours.com
Nicole Boral • Custom Group Specialist • x5804
TBA • Groups Coordinator •
Scheduled Katie Yarnell • Groups Specialist • x5716

West Coast
Bonnie Garrett – Business Development Manager, West Coast
(619) 200-2119 • b.garrett@cietours.com
Nicole Boral • Custom Group Specialist • x5804
TBA • Groups Coordinator •
Scheduled Melissa Markle • Groups Specialist • x5794

Canada
Liz Scanlon – Director of Field Sales, National Accounts, Canada
(603) 479-5476 • e.scanlon@cietours.com
Nicole Boral • Custom Group Specialist • x5804
TBA • Groups Coordinator •
Scheduled Lindsay Doig • Groups Specialist • x5779

Western Canada
Michael Mullin – Business Development Manager, Western Canada
(604)551-9372 • m.mullin@cietours.com
Nicole Boral • Custom Group Specialist • x5804
TBA • Groups Coordinator •
Scheduled Lindsay Doig • Groups Specialist • x5779

Eastern Canada
Annika Klint – Business Development Manager, Eastern Canada
(705)286-0110 • a.klint@cietours.com
Rebecca Seeds – Business Development Manager, Eastern Canada
(705)286-0110 • r.seeds@cietours.com
Nicole Boral • Custom Group Specialist • x5804
Heather Mahoney • Groups Coordinator •
Scheduled Lindsay Doig • Groups Specialist • x5779

Inside Sales

Bryan Cerasa – Inside Sales
(973) 867-5783 • b.cerasa@cietours.com

Susan Kelly – Inside Sales
(973) 867-5747 • s.kelly@cietours.com

F.A.Q.s for Brochure Tour Groups

Why select a CIE Tours brochure program?

Because you get –

  • Large selection of tour programs
  • Strong buying power with suppliers
  • Great commission structure
  • Generous tour conductor policy
  • Strong focus on quality
  • Fully inclusive tours with no optional extras
  • Expert assistance with promoting and selling
  • Client satisfaction which converts to repeat business for you

What about optional extras?

No optional extras – no hidden costs.
We include all the necessary ingredients for a successful tour – many competitors charge additional for sightseeing and dinner/shows which can add up to an additional $550 per person

  • Great hotel accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • Most dinners
  • Special evenings with entertainment
  • Admission fees to attractions
  • Expert tour escorts and local guides

What’s included in a brochure tour?

All the components for a great vacation. We use quality accommodations – mainly superior first class hotel (4-star). Breakfast (full in Ireland and Britain and buffet in Europe) is included every morning. Dinner is served most evenings and some of these dinners are special banquets or cabaret-style entertainment. Every day a fun sightseeing program enables visitors to see highlights and yet enjoy free time for independent activities.

How many itineraries do you have available for groups?

We have over 40 different motorcoach programs featured in our main brochure and on our website with departures right throughout the year.

What’s the minimum group size?

For administrative purposes, 10 or more paying passengers constitute a group booking on a brochure tour. On these departures, other CIE Tours’ clients will be booking on to the same coach. So, if you end up with fewer than 10 passengers, your travelers will join ours and head off for a fun trip.
If you prefer to book a tour exclusive to your group of 10 or more please see our Small Group Collection.

What’s the maximum group size?

The Sky’s the Limit! We use mainly 48-seater coaches. For comfort we prefer to operate with 40 to 44 passengers. If you want an exclusive departure at our brochure rates we require 36 passengers. For few than 36 passengers on an exclusive coach a supplement from our Small Group Collection will apply.

What about tour conductor places?

Free conductor place or places are offered, depending on group size.

Why plan an off-peak trip?

Off-season rates make tour prices more attractive – travelers can save up to 30% over high season rates. And remember, Ireland, England and mainland Europe have relatively mild winters, which makes travel enjoyable.

What if none of these itineraries suits my group?

Then contact one of our Group Department professionals who will be happy to tailor an itinerary to your specifications, taking budget, length of tour and inclusions into consideration.

How can I get a group together?

Many travelers realize that they have more fun with a group, especially when all arrangements are handled for them. Is there a special family event to celebrate? Are you a member of a church, club, pub or sporting association. Once you get a core group, we will work with you on the travel program and assist with sales flyers and information.

F.A.Q.s for Customized Tour Groups

Why select a CIE Tours customized program?

Because you can –

  • Design any itinerary for any season
  • Benefit from CIE Tours’ competitive rates which are passed along to you
  • Include special interest features not offered on scheduled tours
  • Travel on your own exclusive coach
  • Offer the tour as a fundraiser for your local church or organization.

What’s included in a customized tour?

Basically whatever you would like to have. Of course, you will have coach transportation with a driver/guide throughout, hotels and breakfasts. Then you can choose whatever sightseeing, meals and entertainment that appeal to you and your group.

Are all castle hotel stays very expensive?

There are many castle hotels at different price points. Some are 5* top-of-the-line properties but there are also some 4* and 3* castle hotels which offer reasonable rates and still give that wonderful atmosphere of a historic experience.

What’s the minimum group size?

As you will have exclusive transportation and services of a driver/guide, we suggest a minimum of 20 paying passengers. However, by using a smaller vehicle we can keep costs down and put together a program for 10 or more paying passengers.

What about tour conductor places?

Free conductor place or places are offered, depending on group size.

CIE Tours is rated

4.4/5

Based on 74 Independent User Reviews

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CIE tours made everything extremely easy. We booked online and had them arrange our flights and transportation to and from the airport. When we finally met up with the tour group a day late, due to bad weather and flight delays, we found out that we had the best guide and driver, Colm Clarke. He was AMAZING- very accommodating and cheerful throughout the whole tour. He kept us informed and entertained all at the same time. I've taken several tours and he surpassed any guides I've dealt with by far. The stops and sights planned are excellent and truly give you a taste of Ireland and Scotland. I found the hotels to be comfortable with good service. I cannot stress how much I enjoyed this tour and how hard I;m working to get back to Ireland as soon as possible. Of course, I'll be booking with CIE again and requesting Colm (Seriously, he is the BEST).
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Friendly and informative tour guides, nice accomodations, we saw so much while we were there!

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