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Elegant Ireland

  • 2019 Elegant Ireland – 10 Days/9 Nights
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20 reviews
Starts Dublin
Ends Dublin
  • Tour Highlights
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  • Dates and Prices
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Discover the rich history of Dublin’s Trinity College visiting the library to see the Book of Kells, a splendid medieval manuscript
  • Take a walking tour of Kinsale and learn the history of this former fishing port, which is a haven for foodies and art-lovers today.

Dining Experiences

  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 8 dinners including Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and show, Rozzers Restaurant in Killeen House and farewell dinner at a Dublin restaurant.

Trip Highlights


  • Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
  • Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
  • Old Ground Hotel, Ennis (1 night)
  • Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery (2 night)
  • Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Dunboyne (1 night)


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Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Dublin

Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Dublin Description:

This gorgeous hotel is located on a sprawling estate dating back to 1750. The accommodation is a sumptuous retreat from bustling Dublin life. Choose from 151 rooms and suites offering lavish amenities, and be sure to try award-winning cuisine at the numerous on-site dining venues. A fitness center, beauty treatments and meeting rooms are all available as well. It is located on Stillorgan Road, 5 miles south of Dublin city center and 12 miles from Dublin Airport with good city bus services nearby. Hotel parking.

The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway

The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway Description:

Established in 2001 in Galway City Centre, The Galmont Hotel & Spa is one of Ireland’s finest 4 star hotels. Just a three-minute walk from the central Eyre Square and overlooking Galway Bay, The Galmont (formerly the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway) stands in the heart of the city. With a range of guest rooms to choose from, the hotel is home to the award-winning Spirit One Spa and the best events facilities in the west of Ireland. Whether you’re in Galway for a weekend getaway, a family trip or on business, this hotel’s central location, helpful team and excellent facilities will make your stay one to remember.

Old Ground Hotel, Ennis

Old Ground Hotel, Ennis Description:

A long-established, traditional hotel where the warmth of a country house blends with the style of a contemporary hotel. Enjoy traditional decor and blazing fires in the public spaces. The elegant dining room and Town Hall Bistro are renowned for excellent cuisine. Guest rooms offer every amenity for a comfortable stay. Located in the center of the charming market town of Ennis and within easy walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs. Shannon Airport is 15 miles away. Hotel parking.


Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney

Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney Description:

A 5-star luxury resort, this hotel is both beautiful and relaxing. There are many room options, some with private balconies and views of Killarney’s lakes. Hotel amenities include spa facilities, an indoor heated pool, an outdoor tennis court, complimentary wifi and parking, gym facilities, a hair salon, and a media room. Enjoy fine or casual dining at one of the many restaurants the hotel has to offer. In addition, this hotel is situated on Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way, a beautiful site. Local attractions include Killarney National Park, Torc Falls, Ross Castle, and Muckross House & Gardens, among others.

Celtic Ross Hotel, West Cork

Celtic Ross Hotel, West Cork Description:

This modern family-owned hotel is set right on the West Cork coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way. Sixty-six comfortable bedrooms, many with seaviews over Rosscarbery Bay, offer unbeatable amenities. The Kingfisher Bar & Bistro focuses on dishes featuring seasonal and local produce, while the extensive leisure centre features a pool, steam room, sauna and gym.

Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, Dunboyne

Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, Dunboyne Description:

This 18th-century mansion has been lovingly restored and carefully expanded to create a spacious, modern property for a pleasant stay. Large guest rooms are designed for a tranquil night’s rest. Guests can enjoy full Irish breakfasts and fine dining in the elegant restaurant or relax in one of the cozy bars. The spa and leisure center offers excellent facilities. Located beside Dunboyne village, just 15 miles from Dublin Airport and 14 miles from Dublin city center.


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Elegant Ireland 10 Days/9 Nights

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 1Dublin Arrival & Book of Kells

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel.Then join your group for a guided walking tour of Trinity College, where you’ll view the Book of Kells. Enjoy a welcome drink before heading to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a lively show.(D)

Day 2Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Galway

Journey across the rolling pastures to visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement founded in 544 AD and set on the banks of the River Shannon. Take a walking tour of Galway with a local guide. See the Claddagh, once a fishing village, where the famous ring originated. (B, D)

Day 3Lough Corrib Cruise & Connemara

Embark for a cruise on Lough Corrib to enjoy the scenery and sip an Irish coffee while enjoying an Irish dancing demonstration. Drive through scenic Connemara. At Kylemore Abbey, visit elegant rooms and the charming lakeside church. Enjoy lunch and more views of Connemara before returning to Galway where the evening is free to explore and dine on your own. (B, L)

Day 4 Cliffs of Moher & Ennis

Watch trained dogs herd sheep and enjoy tea and homemade scones. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy a walking tour of Ennis, dating back to the 11th century, with narrow streets and quaint shops. (B, D)

Day 5 Flying Boat & Maritime Museum & Killarney

Cross the River Shannon Estuary on a short ferry and drive along the shore to Foynes to visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. Stop in Listowel to explore and lunch on your own before heading to picturesque Killarney. Dine at Rozzers Restaurant in Killeen House. (B, D)

Day 6Dingle Peninsula & Gallarus Oratory

Explore the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy beaches, and rocky headlands. Visit the Gallarus Oratory, a stone chapel that was also a shelter for pilgrims. Stop in Dingle to explore and have lunch on your own. Return to your hotel in Killarney for dinner. (B, D)

Day 7Killarney’s Jaunting Car & Cork Coastline

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park and along the shores of Lough Leane. Stop at Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate to admire the unspoiled scenery. Drive to Kenmare to have lunch and explore on your own. Continue along the County Cork coast and through Bantry and Skibbereen before arriving in Rosscarbery. (B,D)

Day 8Charles Fort & Historic Kinsale

Travel along the West Cork coast to view Timoleague Franciscan Friary, founded in 1240, with picturesque ruins of the church and living quarters. Head to Kinsale, renowned since medieval times for seafaring trade. Join a local guide at the star-shaped Charles Fort before taking a gentle stroll through town. (B,D)

Day 9Blarney Stone & Dunboyne Castle

Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a stroll through the grounds. Shop for quality Irish-made products at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Arrive at your luxurious castle hotel near Dublin and enjoy a farewell dinner at the trendy Beef and Lobster Restaurant. (B,D)

Day 10Tour Ends at Dunboyne Castle

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

Dates and Prices

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Oct 2019

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Sunday Oct 6, 2019 from Dublin Tuesday Oct 15, 2019 to Dublin 10 Days $2649 Guaranteed Call to book

20 Reviews

Customer: Joanne Vincent

Date: 11/12/2018

Booking service was excellent; everything was taken care of with no issues. All tours were wonderful. Tremendous amount of knowledge was imparted. Guides had great sense of humor especially Brian and our great driver/guide Patrick. Loved the sheep dog experience and the just baked scones. Food was better than I thought it would be; delicious soups! I loved Ireland - excellent experience.

Customer: Thomas Andrew Grimes

Date: 11/06/2018

Two areas that were outstanding: Booking Staff and the Tour. Booking Staff; I reserved our travel for 6 people. Your staff were able to provide flight expense at a cost so reasonable we were quite surprised. All the hotels were first class, meals beyond expectations. The tour guide and there were two friendly, curious, and so very knowledgeable. They did your company proud. We will travel with you again

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/13/2018

excellent service- the driver was a world of knowledge -

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 09/14/2019

Booking service was OK. One agent gave me the wrong information about transfers to and from the airport, this was corrected in a later phone call With a different agent.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/01/2019

Only 1/3 of our hotel nights were walking distance to the town. All hotels except one were lovely even though some were remote. Our bus driver was excellent; however, he was also supposed to be our guide. He did not provide any country/site background. I felt shortchanged in not learning more about the history of Ireland. The hotel in Rossrcarbery was rundown (I have photos) and the carpet in our room was dirty; the staff at the hotel were the most friendly. One day, we had a relief driver who provided more info that our designated driver who acted as a guide that day. I would be happy to discuss in detail.

Customer: Michael J Froggatt

Date: 06/06/2019

The CIE tour was great! Our coach driver and tour guide was fantastic and made our trip wonderful. Can't say enough about the places we visited too.

Customer: Mr. William Woods Graham Iii

Date: 06/02/2019

Well managed and professional service. Guide was excellent ( Nigel ) and fun to be with. And yes we have recommended CIE to people recently and will continue to do so.

Customer: Margaret F Miller

Date: 06/03/2019

Everything about the Elegant Ireland tour was terrific! The hotels were lovely, the coach comfortable, the driver/guide was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and clearly loves his work and his country. This was just a great experience all around.

Customer: Mr. Lorraine S Fox

Date: 05/29/2019

Cindy was amazing when I book the tour. She was very helpful in what to expect.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/25/2019

The booking process went well very friendly staff. I called back once or twice with other questions and was really taken care of with everything explained well to me.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/26/2019

From start to finish CIE did a great job.

Customer: Richard Patrick Oleary

Date: 11/20/2018

Easy and friendly

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/13/2018


Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/12/2018

They delivered what they said.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/09/2018

Booking through Authentic Vacations was good until we paid our deposit. Then I feel as if we were forgotten. After that point, I did more work for our group than did Jordan. She was not prompt in getting back to us, I was the one who remembered the deadlines, and she seemed to forget several important details until we pointed them out to her.

Customer: James Michael Nash

Date: 11/08/2018

Booking service was very helpful and made trip easy to connect with

Customer: Phillip Alfred Balderose

Date: 11/06/2018

We had a few issues that had to be addressed during our trip. We called the customer service number, they gave us. We NEVER received a call back to help solve the issues.

Customer: Kasey Bernice Adams

Date: 11/07/2018

This was super easy to book and they were very helpful whenever I had a question.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

The booking was easy but I wish they would warn people of the level of activity each trip has. My group was older and some of them had trouble and couldn't do some of the activities.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/27/2018

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