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Elegant Ireland

  • 2020 Elegant Ireland – 10 Days/9 Nights
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21 reviews
Starts Dublin
Ends Dublin
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Discover the rich heritage of Dublin’s Trinity College, visting 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 haven for foodies and art-lovers today.

Dining Experiences

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

Trip Highlights

  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Book of Kells
  • Charles Fort
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ring of Kerry Highlights
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Timoleague Franciscan Friary



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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.

Salthill Hotel, Galway

Salthill Hotel, Galway Description:

Modern amenities, a spectacular setting and luxurious interiors combine with traditional Irish hospitality and personalized service to create a great experience. Classically decorated guest rooms provide a simple, comfortable base for today’s discerning guest. Choose from the Amber or Prom Restaurants for dining and relax in the Blackrock Lounge. Fitness and spa facilities add to your stay. Salthill Hotel is situated on the spectacular Salthill Galway promenade, with panoramic views of Galway Bay and the Clare hills, just two miles from Galway city center.

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.

Maritime Hotel, Bantry

Maritime Hotel, Bantry Description:

This hotel offers over 100 designer bedrooms, many offering sea views and balconies, while others overlook mature woods. Enjoy great food, drink and atmosphere in the Ocean Restaurant and The Maritime Bar as well as a state-of-the-art leisure center.  In the town of Bantry with stunning views of Bantry Bay.


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.



Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Book of Kells
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Join your group for a guided walking tour of Trinity College, where you’ll view the Book of Kells, one of Ireland’s most important cultural treasures – a beautiful manuscript created by monks in the ninth century. Enjoy a welcome drink before heading to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a lively show. (D)

Day 2: Clonmacnoise & 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. Journey on to Galway, and enjoy a walking tour of Galway with a local guide. Walk the medieval streetscape and see the Claddagh, once a shing village, where the famous ring originated.  (B, D)

Day 3: Lough 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
Visit a traditional farm to watch sheepdogs demonstrate their talents at herding sheep and enjoy tea and homemade scones. Travel through the rugged beauty of the Burren to visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Take a walking tour of Ennis with a local guide; this town of narrow streets, dating back to the 11th century, is known for its lively traditional music scene. (B, D)

Day 5: Flying Boat & Maritime Museum & Killarney
Cross the River Shannon on a short ferry ride and drive along the shore to visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum.Stop in Listowel to explore and have lunch independently before heading to picturesque Killarney. Dine at the award-winning Rozzers Restaurant in Killeen House. (B, D)

Day 6: Dingle 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 7: Killarney’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 scenic West Cork coast before arriving in Bantry.  (B,D)

Day 8: Charles Fort & Historic Kinsale
Travel along the West Cork coast to visit Timoleague Franciscan Friary, founded in 1240, with picturesque ruins of the church and living quarters. Head to Kinsale, renowned since medieval times for its seafaring trade, and now a picturesque town beloved by foodies and art-lovers. Join a local guide at the star-shaped Charles Fort before taking a gentle stroll through town.  (B,D)

Day 9: Blarney Stone & Dunboyne Castle
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or enjoy a stroll through the grounds. Enjoy a farewell dinner in Dublin’s trendy Beef and Lobster Restaurant before continuing north to your hotel in nearby Co. Meath.  (B,D)

Day 10: Tour Ends at Dunboyne Castle
Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner


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All prices listed below are per person, double-occupancy. If you would prefer a single room, there is a single-room supplement of US $740

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Sunday May 3, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday May 12, 2020 to Dublin 10 Days $3159 Small Group Book Now
Sunday May 10, 2020 from Dublin Tuesday May 19, 2020 to Dublin 10 Days $2809 Book Now
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21 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: Lisa Lynette Guy

Date: 09/24/2019

From beginning to end, CIE Tours took care of everything so we could have a stress-free, amazing vacation.

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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