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Irish Adventure | CIE Tours

Irish Adventure

  • 2019 Irish Adventure – 8 Days/7 Nights
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154 reviews
Starts Dublin
Ends Dublin
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
  • Reviews

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Discover the true story of the world’s most famous ship at Titanic Belfast – in the city where it all began.
  • Visit the picturesque monastic site of Glendalough – wander among these romantic ruins and imagine how monks flourished here for 600 years.

Dining Experiences

  • 7  breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), and 5 dinners (D) including a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Glyde Inn

Trip Highlights

Hotels – 7 Nights

  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin (1 night)
  • Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • International Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Ardilaun Hotel, Galway (1 night)
  • Everglades Hotel, Derry (1 night)
  • Croke Park Hotel, Dublin (1 night)

Hotels

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Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin Description:

This contemporary hotel combines stylish modern luxury with excellent service and warm hospitality. Two hundred eleven spacious guest rooms provide conveniences for a pleasant stay, while Lannigans Restaurant and Vertigo Bar offer great food and drinks in attractive surroundings. The health and fitness club includes a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym. The hotel is conveniently located near the River Liffey and within walking distance of Dublin’s main attractions, shops, theatres and pubs near O’Connell Street and Temple Bar.

Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford

Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford Description:

This charming family-run hotel offers a warm welcome to all guests. It blends a traditional façade and many other cozy attributes, with updated guest rooms and facilities. Enjoy delicious and wholesome food in the Ship Restaurant or the Dry Dock Bar, which offers live music on the weekends. Set on the waterfront in the heart of Waterford city. Within easy walking distance of shopping, Reginald’s Tower and the House of Waterford Crystal.

International Hotel, Killarney

International Hotel, Killarney Description:

The International Hotel is a historic building built in the mid-1800s, and is located close to Killarney town centre and Killarney National Park. Luxurious rooms with plush features strike the balance between cozy and contemporary comfort. Enjoy great Irish food in a casual setting at Hannigans, or more contemporary cuisine at the elegant Brewery Restaurant.

Ardilaun Hotel, Galway

Ardilaun Hotel, Galway Description:

This traditional and elegant hotel with beautifully landscaped gardens offers luxurious accommodations in a tranquil setting. The award-winning Camilaun Restaurant is noted for its excellent cuisine and fine wines. Blazers Bar offers a relaxing atmosphere, with food served all day. Unwind in the leisure club, with top-notch facilities and a swimming pool. Set in the prestigious Taylors Hill suburb and just a mile from Galway city center, this hotel provides easy access to city attractions by bus or taxi.

Everglades Hotel, Derry

Everglades Hotel, Derry Description:

This hotel has a host of features to make any stay comfortable and inviting. Experience bistro dining at its best in the Grill or step into the Library Bar for snacks, cocktails and full bar service. In the 64 guest rooms, you will be pampered with extra-thick mattresses, the plumpest of pillows and soothing color schemes. Located on Prehen Road, 2 miles south of Derry city center. Easy access to city attractions by bus or taxi and convenient for touring County Donegal.

Croke Park Hotel, Dublin

Croke Park Hotel, Dublin Description:

This modern hotel offers 232 spacious and comfortable guestrooms, all offering a tranquil environment in which you can unwind and relax. Dine at the Sideline Bistro and Bar, where guests can enjoy stylish surroundings and a tempting choice of unique cuisine. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gymnasium. Located right beside Croke Park Stadium and close to city bus service to central Dublin, the Croke Park Hotel also provides easy access to local shops and pubs.

Itinerary

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Irish Adventure - 8 Days / 7 Nights / 13 meals

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

 

Day 1Dublin Tour & Book of Kells

Day 1: Dublin Tour & Book of Kells Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set out a private guided city tour. Highlights include 18th century Georgian houses with brightly-painted doors, tranquil parks and the wide O’Connell Street. Take a guided walking tour through the campus of Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently in one of Dublin’s many restaurants or lively pubs.

Day 2 6th Century Glendalough & Waterford

Enjoy the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. Explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Walk through the deep valley to view the picturesque ruins of a round tower, churches, and Celtic crosses. Relax as you continue to Waterford. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Before dinner, take a gentle stroll around the narrow streets of the historic city with a local guide. (B, D)

Day 3 Cobh & Blarney Castle

Travel to Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic. A walking tour will reveal many of the places that still remain over a century since travelers embarked on that fateful voyage. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Journey west through rugged countryside and settle in to your centrally located hotel in Killarney. (B, D)

Day 4Ring of Kerry Drive & Skellig

Discover the natural beauty of the Emerald Isle on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of photo stops along the way. Cross the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island that was featured in the film “Star Wars VII.” After lunch, stroll around Sneem and stop at Moll’s Gap for its panoramic views. Enjoy the evening in Killarney for dinner on your own and perhaps a visit to one of the town’s many lively pubs. (B, L)

Day 5Cliffs of Moher & Galway

Embark on a memorable ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Travel along the coast of County Clare. View the Cliffs of Moher, which soar almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O’Brien’s Tower for great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Head to Galway to join a local guide for a brief stroll through the twisting streets of the old city before spending some time on your own. (B, D)

Day 6Sheepdogs & Derry's Medieval Walls

Stop in the pilgrimage town of Knock, one of the world’s leading Catholic shrines. Visit the church where villagers saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1879. Immerse yourself in Irish farm life during a visit to an authentic working farm and watch trained sheepdogs round up mountain sheep. Head to Donegal for some free time in this charming town. On arrival in Derry meet a local guide to discover the history of this ancient city which retains its fortified medieval walls dating from 1613. (B, D)

Day 7 Giant’s Causeway & Titanic Belfast

Explore the northern coastline and the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Visit Titanic Belfast and learn about the ill-fated ship through state-of-the-art displays. See the docks where this famous liner was built just over a century ago. Stop at the Glyde Inn for a farewell dinner with Irish specialties and entertaining traditional Irish songs and music. (B, D)

Day 8Tour Ends in Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

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154 Reviews


Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/26/2018

Vacation:
We felt well cared for - high quality hotels, informative tour guides and an itinerary designed to give us a taste of the many flavors of Ireland. I think we happened to tour with a group that wanted to bond, but we appreciated that CIE encouraged us to get to know the other members of our group.

Customer: Ettie Slone Maggard

Date: 11/10/2018

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Our visit to Ireland via CIE Tours was more than I could have ever imagined. Every need was met and our guide was happy to go the extra mile to please each person on the tour. Our love for Ireland and the people there has made us eager to return soon. We have shared our experience with other to encourage them to visit also.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/09/2018

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The tour was wonderful! Everything was well organized and planned out and even though we had a schedule of places to visit, we never felt rushed. Gerry our driver/guide was great with shared lots of information about Ireland, its history and politics, as well as the areas visited. The Adventure tour was ideal for getting to see many different areas of Ireland as well as major attractions. The hotels were comfortable and the food was always good. The choice of places to stop for lunch gave us a chance to dine in a really old Irish pub as well as taste traditional dishes. We would definitely use CIE tours again.

Customer: Treva Jeannine Hillyard

Date: 11/12/2018

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Very professional, our trip was everything I thought it could be and more. CIE was wonderful to work with and answered any possible question I could come up with. I will definitely use them again in the future and I also tell everyone that will listen to check them out. Our coach driver, Patrick, was professional and extremely knowledgeable about everywhere we traveled and even places we didn’t. Thank you CIE for the trip of a lifetime.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 09/30/2019

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The customer service was great , the rooms were awesome the hotels were great as well as the food. But I feel like it was very rushed on most stops realizing trying to cram so much into seeing a whole country. The hotels except 1 was in such a remote location you would have to take a taxi to go anywhere. I needed sinus meds but nothing was nearby. Had to wait 2 days til we were able to get to a location that there was a pharmacy or small store. I truly enjoyed my trip.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 09/30/2019

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Excellent tour from start to finish. Well planned and delivered. Booking was easy and most questions answered on the website. Driver - Paddy- was personable and professional and gave a charming presentation.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 09/24/2019

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5 Stars for my Tour Guide Dominic who was Outstanding. Knowledgeable, Funny, Hard Working and Courteous... I couldn’t have asked for a better leader. 3 Stars for the tour itself. Too structured with too many unnecessary stops in my opinion. Driving time could have been reduced by at least an hour with an earlier finish time giving us more time to be on our own in the town or hotel where we stayed. Too many opportunities to shop at the same gift shops with the same merchandise all over Ireland. Tour in Dublin was disappointing but The remainder highlights and tours around the country were awesome. All tour guides did a fabulous job. Thank you

Customer: Ms. Karin Leonello

Date: 09/25/2019

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Our driver David did an amazing job!! It was a whirlwind tour and he kept us on track. And drove the bus like butter through those winding narrow streets. Kept everyone informed and entertained!!

Customer: Loretto Lee Voigt

Date: 09/22/2019

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CIE employees are not extremely friendly and polite but unfortunately their system allows anyone to answer the phone call. They will not provide their extension so you could speak to the same person. As I was leading a group of nine people, it got very confusing. On my first call it was recommended to me to have one lead person in order to assure we were kept together. This was not working well as several members called and paid their own deposits etc. The invoice never stated who had paid or the amount just the final amount owed. Later I was asked why we put them all together on one invoice. I had to talk to accounting twice to get it straightened out. I spoke to at least 14 people. The manager was very helpful. But the final amounts of three people on the trip were incorrect. I had to then issue two of them a refund check. (One still owed money.) The final straw was when the packages of information and backpacks arrived here (Maryland). I had to re-package and mail three sets to Kansas and one set to Chicago at MY OWN Expense. $30.39 cents. I had requested the original package be broken down and sent to different areas.

Customer: Judith Coster

Date: 09/21/2019

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Very good. Although i didn't understand that the insurance needed to be purchased at the time of booking.The agent didn't stress that and I wasn't able to purchase it when I went to. Thankfully, it wasn't needed!

Customer: Timothy Joel Scherr

Date: 09/08/2019

Vacation:
easy and helpful

Customer: Joseph William Letzkus

Date: 09/06/2019

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Very well organized, great itinerary, but the most outstanding asset was Brian Hanrahan the tour director.

Customer: Edward Joseph Dunne

Date: 08/31/2019

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The tour guide was interesting and shared lots of valuable information. He also had a sense of humor, which was fun.

Customer: Mrs. Heather Lynn Furtney

Date: 08/29/2019

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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our CIE Irish Adventure. Our tour guide Brian made sure that every detail was looked after so that our stay would be stress free. We have been on a number of trips to other places and found Brian to be exemplary. His knowledge of all things Irish was extensive and the passion he feels for his homeland was contagious. The hotels were clean, their staff was friendly and the variety of hotels was a pleasant surprise. Something for everyone! Ireland was a beautiful place to visit and we hope to return again some day.

Customer: Mr. Clyde William Walton

Date: 08/27/2019

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All booking details were looked after by our travel agent - Forest Tours (Angelina Pickering).

Customer: Melissa May Fone

Date: 08/21/2019

Vacation:
Dominic did an excellent job as coach driver and tour guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 08/19/2019

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It was really pretty simple. However, I have been booking our trips for years so I'm not sure this question is a good one for me.

Customer: Olivier Pascal Steudler

Date: 08/19/2019

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Très bonne organisation, ponctualité. Bons hôtels, bons repas. Bémol: les pauses, pas toujours nécessaires, sont faites pour pousser à la consommation.

Customer: Ms. Helene Ann Robertson

Date: 08/16/2019

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Booking the tour exceptionally easy. All details laid out in the description.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 08/16/2019

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Booking was easy and all calls were handled professionally. Tour had one driver who drove and narrated. Other tours I've been on have a driver and a separate tour guide who is responsible for the passengers. This one did the bare minimum at best. For example, we were traveling with an elderly woman and he insisted that no places had wheel chairs available (which was untrue). He said he could not drop her off near the door - again untrue. The rooms were mixed up every time: hers was always the furthest away from the door, often requiring stair climbing to get there. I had to sort that myself at each destination.

Customer: Thomas R Curran

Date: 08/16/2019

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We booked Dec. We wanted the 1st week in June but CIE only had 8 spaces and we had 9 people. They said that they could take 9 in the 2nd week of June but they were waiting for payment from a party of 4 for the 1st week in June. They asked us to call back the following week to see if they could fit us in for the 1st week of June. Then they to told us the 2nd week in June was filled. We had to go to the 1st week in August . A complete screw up by CIE.

Customer: Jennifer A Trentacosta

Date: 08/15/2019

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We had a great time on our CIE tour. It was a large group with 40 passengers but our guide Mert did a great job of keeping everyone on schedule. He also paid extra attention to someone with us that had some mobility issues. Overall the hotels were beautiful. The pace of the trip is necessarily fast but you see a lot and the right amount of time seems to be allocated to each stop. Mert was funny and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend CIE.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 08/10/2019

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Terrible, disorganized, slow to respond, messed up flight details many times and still bad in end with 4hour layover which was not needed based on American flight schedules noted online, poor explanation of tour detail, poor follow-up in general, only good thing was the tour guide who did an excellent job

Customer: Ruth Gould

Date: 08/06/2019

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they were helpful and friendly i would recommend them to anyone wanting to see Ireland

Customer: Deborah Brennan Chapman

Date: 08/06/2019

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Very easy to work and plan with. Accommodating and helpful.

Customer: Samantha Aline O'Heren

Date: 07/31/2019

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Everything included as promised. Driver/guide Dave kept us on schedule and entertained during the hours on the bus. This tour is fast-paced but you get to see nearly the entire country.

Customer: Mr. Matthew H Newman

Date: 07/31/2019

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Service and care, combined with excellent knowledge and experience. A joyful trip from start to finish.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/23/2019

Vacation:
Booking was was easy, staff friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

Customer: Constance Caldes

Date: 07/22/2019

Vacation:
The tour was well organized with a great itinerary. David, our tour direction was attentive, informative and funny. The hotels were great!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/22/2019

Vacation:
Overall this was a great tour. Two areas that needed some help were the Welcome meeting and I will never fly Air Canada again. This was my third time to Ireland, second with CIE. Hotels were great!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/20/2019

Vacation:
This tour was booked only about a month before departure, so it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but it sounded good. I had a few conversations with an agent at the NJ office who didn’t get back to me as expected, but ultimately it all worked out. I was delighted to receive backpacks, phone plugs, luggage tags and full itinerary soon after paying. The tour itself worked out very well. I was looking for a small group, and there were 16 of us, which was great. Our driver/guide Tony, was absolutely fantastic. He gave us a lot of information about history, and life in Ireland, and kept us all well organized and on time. There just wasn’t enough time to cover the whole country other than breezing in and out of cities which are now all a blur. The hotels and meals were all excellent. Some of the hotels, however, were outside of town and we couldn’t easily go exploring on our own. I imagine it being high season, it wasn’t easy to book the more central locations.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/19/2019

Vacation:
Incredible scenery and driver Dave was very entertaining

Customer: Anastacia Gallagher

Date: 07/17/2019

Vacation:
The package we got to tour ireland was well worth the money with everything that was included the experience was priceless to share Ireland with my children

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/16/2019

Vacation:
Personal and Professional. CIE makes group travel fun, with great tours and well-planned stops and organized trip: Relaxing and fantastic way to visit Ireland. Beginning with the call center that answered all my questions,then there was the terrific bag of swag with trip details -- to get really even more excited, a wonderful itinerary, knowledgeable and helpful guide/bus driver.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/08/2019

Vacation:
CIE was very responsive whenever I called with questions and was helpful in booking the trip we wanted. We loved our tour!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/07/2019

Vacation:
I have toured with CIE before but do not remember there being no AC in most of the hotels like on this trip, Irish Adventure. I brought my family with me this time, and several of the nights were just too hot and miserable to sleep well. If there is a next time, I will check each hotel to see if there is AC before making a reservation. In addition, the breakfasts all seemed to be the same with the buffet being limited as compared to other trips I've been on. In addition, eating a sit down dinner at 7 PM that takes 2 hours to complete is way too late after a day of long day of touring. Other that that, my family had a great time and really enjoyed Brian H.'s stories, commentary, and songs.

Customer: Roel Jaime Carranza

Date: 07/05/2019

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Rep was very patient and very helpful.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/02/2019

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The tour booking process was pretty seamless. We wanted to book during a promotion on airfare and the representative Michelle was fantastic. She was very helpful and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions with ease. We booked early enough and received our travel documents and information in a timely manner. We also had follow-up questions later and they were answered precisely and without issue. We definitely recommend the booking service over the phone versus online since it gives a more personable and easier experience

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/02/2019

Vacation:
Great tour, good accommodation, good tour guide

Customer: Fred Paul Rudnick

Date: 07/01/2019

Vacation:
Everything went smoothly, from the booking of the trip, to the trip itself. CIE moved your luggage from room to room throughout the trip.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/28/2019

Vacation:
It was easy and when I had questions they were answered immediately.

Customer: Charles Vernon Bryson

Date: 06/28/2019

Vacation:
Problem was lack of A/C in hotels. Trinity College was a missed opportunity to discuss its role in the Irish Revolution. Speaker wasn’t very good. Not too much of Dublin or Belfast seen.

Customer: Mr. Stuart Barnett

Date: 06/25/2019

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The booking process was very good and seamless.

Customer: Yvonne Jenkins

Date: 06/23/2019

Vacation:
The booking was easy and it was a great trip but the airline booking was hard will ask for direct flights next time

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/21/2019

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Tour driver made the trip, knowledgeable, professional, entertaining, all the while keeping us on schedule.

Customer: Ms. Wendy Cook

Date: 06/18/2019

Vacation:
We booked through a third party and not CIE, that will not happen again. Our next trip will be directly booked through CIE.

Customer: Mr. Walt Hogan

Date: 06/18/2019

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Everything was done well. From our tour director/bus driver to each hotel. Excellent!

Customer: Mr. Elton Odom Jr

Date: 06/18/2019

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Excellent way to see the highlights of Ireland/Northern Ireland. Accommodations were very good. Local guides were excellent. Bus driver was excellent.

Customer: Ms. Laura Willilamson

Date: 06/14/2019

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The tour was very well organized. The tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable and provided great service and history of Ireland. He made sure the tour stayed on track and made the trip enjoyable.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/13/2019

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Booking service was friendly and easy! When I called back with questions there was always someone available to assist. Booking directly with CIE is the way to go!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/13/2019

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Knowledgeable, prompt on returning calls and furnishing info.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/06/2019

Vacation:
Booking agents were extremely professional and worked with our group to ensure trip went smoothly including booking our airfare and transportation to/from airport in Dublin.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/05/2019

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Everyone was very helpful and answered all of my questions.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/06/2019

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Email questions were answered promptly with accurate information

Customer: Elizabeth Mary Reith

Date: 06/03/2019

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Great they did all the work for me.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/01/2019

Vacation:
Good tour guide, service, meals and hotels. Very fast paced by design, do not choose this one if you want a lot of free time.

Customer: Leonard Maurice Waguespack Ii

Date: 05/31/2019

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Service was impeccable and the guide and people at the venues very friendly!

Customer: Scott David Kahler

Date: 05/30/2019

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Excellent. Their booking service was proactive in assisting us get a booked tour.

Customer: Ms. Jane Ann Geary

Date: 05/31/2019

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Our guide, Brian was so much fun and extremely knowledgeable. The tour itself was planned so well. My daughter, Erin, traveled with me and we had such an enjoyable experience. Ireland is a gorgeous country with wonderful and friendly people! We didn’t want our trip to end!! Oh, and the hotels and their staff get 5 stars from me! Jane Geary

Customer: Ms. Mary Elizabeth Armour

Date: 05/28/2019

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Excellent tour of Ireland. Tony the bus driver was extremely awesome. Bus comfortable. Hotel and food and service excellent. Price affordable. Enjoyed not having to deal with all the arrangements. Enjoyed not having to touch luggage , loading on and off were done for you. I have recommended you to everyone. I truly can’t give you one thing to improve on.

Customer: Cathy Jo Hareland

Date: 05/26/2019

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The people I talked to when booking this trip were very efficient and helpful.

Customer: Mrs. Kathleen A Baggs

Date: 05/26/2019

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From pickup at the airport to check in at each hotel, everyone we met was courteous and efficient, Murt our tour guide was funny,knowledgeable and always on time.

Customer: John Wesley Fraser

Date: 05/26/2019

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Very well organized and professional with all aspects of the tour!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/27/2019

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We recently returned from our Irish Adventure with Brian as our driver/guide. The trip exceeded our expectations—-all the arrangements went flawlessly. Our hotels were top notch & the local guides for our city/town tours were excellent. Can’t stop raving about what a fantastic trip we had & can’t wait to do another tour with CIE.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/25/2019

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I booked thru vacations to go.But did call CIE for help with questions I had,and they were always helpful

Customer: Ms. Barbara Reinheimer

Date: 05/25/2019

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Loved the tour, will definitely recommend.

Customer: Bonnie-Lynn Conklin Pontin

Date: 05/25/2019

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the driver/guide was very informed and shared all local history and happenings with us. All of the walking guides were excellent...so knowledgeable.The hotels were 5 star....all breakfasts were fabulous, as were the dinners. The itinerary was wonderful. I particularly liked the opportunity to travel around Northern Ireland...the coach was clean and very modern. I loved it all.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/25/2019

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Tours guide/ driver did excellent job. Tony Keenan was informative and entertaining. With 44 people things went surprisingly well

Customer: Mrs. Carol Ann Varonakis

Date: 05/26/2019

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The whole trip was great but had one bad experience and it was not addressed, so therefore, a bit disappointed.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/26/2019

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Very helpful and considerate.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/26/2019

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I highly recommend CIE Tours!

Customer: Kim Colvin

Date: 04/26/2019

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The tour was fantastic! Everything was very well organized and the hotels and food were top quality. But the highlight of this tour was our guide Tony Keenan. He was great and made the trip so much fun! Couldn't ask for better, and i would definitely take any tour with Tony as the guide!

Customer: Kristen & Danny

Date: 04/14/2019

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Easy to book. Received the cutest backpacks with all the essentials!!! CIE was great !

Customer: Mrs. Suzanne Grace

Date: 04/14/2019

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Easy to get in touch . Tour was as advertised. Unhappy with United Airlines would recommend another.

Customer: Michael Gerard Dwyer

Date: 04/14/2019

Vacation:
Well organized, excellent tours, terrific driver/guide. Only one hotel we didn’t like, but the rest were great! Might have stayed a little longer at some stops, but on the whole great. Will use again!!!!

Customer: Charles Irvin Wray Jr.

Date: 04/13/2019

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Booking was easy. I spoke with a young man, Ross Archibald. He was efficient and helped me. I wanted to go a day early so I would see Newgrange, which was not on the tour itinerary. He managed that reservation for me. The best thing about the tour was the tour director, Tony Keenan. He was knowledgeable, interesting, articulate, informative, helpful, and entertaining. I had some particular expectations for the tour and got to see everything I wanted. there was of course, serindipity, having seen and experiences some things which I didn't expect or didn't have previous knowledge about.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 04/03/2019

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The tour was easy to book online!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 03/31/2019

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Oliver was my service rep, he was very polite and got me signed up with very little hassle. I received my backpack and info in a timely manner. When I called for info on the trip, he had the answers.

Customer: Mr. Gregory Lynn Brown

Date: 03/29/2019

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Tour guide was super cool and knowledgable

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 03/25/2019

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Had no problem booking the tour. Booking the flight was a a bit of a problem (45 min. to get from one concourse to another in O'Hare).

Customer: Savannah Belle Garner

Date: 03/25/2019

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CIE is a great way to see the entire island of Ireland (including Northern Ireland). Our tour guide, David, was fantastic. Incredibly knowledgeable and personable. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to see Ireland and learn along the way.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 03/25/2019

Vacation:
The telephone staff was very friendly, patient and helpful.

Customer: Ms. Elizabeth S Westervelt

Date: 03/25/2019

Vacation:
Trip was well organized and run. Tour guide Brian did an excellent job keeping us on track and running the tour. Exceeded my expectations. Hotels were great and planned places, guided tours and means were very enjoyable

Customer: Dr Thomas Jay Geismar

Date: 03/24/2019

Vacation:
Hotels were all excellent. David Darby was terrific. He took good care of us!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 03/21/2019

Vacation:
Since CIE has no control over the weather our trip was perfect. Excellent hotels and food. Great local tour guides in the various locations. With narrow roads and driving on the left side of the road we were happy we elected to do the bus tour.

Customer: Denise Marie

Date: 03/20/2019

Vacation:
The bus was great, 43 people on the tour and we left on time every day! Lots of great information, history along the way. Each walking tour of the towns and historical sites were very entertaining and informative! All hotels were were high star beautiful, very clean and comfortable (a top sheet, separate from the duvet, would be good to have as some of the rooms were warm. Most hotels did not have a top sheet. And some hotels we could not control the heat.) understandably considering their age.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 03/21/2019

Vacation:
Booking was easy , and the phone conversations were professional and very customer friendly.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 03/15/2019

Vacation:
Worth every penny! Brian was the best guide we have ever worked with! We couldn't have asked for anything more.

Customer: Ms. Wendy Campbell

Date: 02/22/2019

Vacation:
From pick up at station my tour was wonderful. Well planned, having a expert, polite, could not do enough for his tourist guide made my tour flow from one breath taking experience to another.

Customer: Margaret Mary Wells

Date: 01/08/2019

Vacation:
It was super easy to book our tour. Customer service was top notch & very helpful.

Customer: Dreama Sue Thomas

Date: 01/06/2019

Vacation:
This was my first time out of the states. Brian was an outstanding driver and tour guide! He went above and beyond for everyone in our group! The tour was done exactly as planned and the hotels were 5stars in my book! I will definitely book my next trip with CIE.

Customer: Ms. Josefa Quiroz Branscum

Date: 12/28/2018

Vacation:
I highly recommend this company for traveling on a tour. The bus driver(Patrick) was not just the driver but our tour guide as well. He was an excellent driver, had a great personality and I would definitely use CIE again!!!!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/25/2018

Vacation:
Experience of a lifetime. Highly recommended.

Customer: Julia Eileen Murray

Date: 12/26/2018

Vacation:
I booked online; it was very convenient. I didn't initially go through a travel agent, and I had a little confusion about the transfer from the airport to the hotel, but the CIE rep at the airport was kind enough to arrange a cab for me. It was a great tour, overall. So much easier, and informative, than driving myself around. The accommodations were very comfortable, and the driver and the tour guides were both very personable and knowledgeable. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a trip to Ireland.

Customer: Gary John Egan

Date: 12/22/2018

Vacation:
The cities visited provided an excellent tour of Ireland and the tour leader was very knowledgeable of the country and provided a great amount of information about the sites visited and the country history.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/22/2018

Vacation:
Good overall

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
Excellent trip. Will use CIE again.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
I would recommend them and have. This is our second CIE tour and hopefully we will go again with your group! Thank you!

Customer: Earl James Garitty Iii

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
very easy

Customer: Bryan Paul Simmons

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
Everything was perfect: the tour, the guide (Murt O’Shea), the festive season, the people

Customer: Elsa Marise Fernandez

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
The service and support I received from the booking agents was very good. As I was arriving later than other travellers in Glasgow, they communicated my flight arrival times to the tour director so she was made aware. Very supportive with every detail as I was doing 2 separate back-to-back tours of Scotland and Ireland.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
We had the most amazing trip at beautiful hotels. But the best part was out tour guide Murt, he was so knowledgeable and made the experience.

Customer: Bobbie

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
Yes would do a small group tour again. It was a good mix of young and old with varied backgrounds. Easy to book and they answered all our questions immediately.

Customer: Mrs. Susan Rae Sparks

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
Absolutely would book with CIE again! This was my 3rd trip and each time was wonderful.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/29/2018

Vacation:
This group of folks is always great about finding the right package, including airfare, for any budget.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/16/2018

Vacation:
CIE representatives are always efficient and courteous. This was my second trip with CIE, and I have already booked a third.

Customer: William Walter Mcfarland

Date: 11/16/2018

Vacation:
Everything was very professionally completed and accurate. The smaller group trip was a lot of fun and easy to get to know everyone else.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/15/2018

Vacation:
CIE representatives were always courteous and knowledgeable about their product.

Customer: Ms. Kerri Ann Mcardle

Date: 11/15/2018

Vacation:
Booking through CIE took the guess work out of everything and I didn't have to worry about a thing before, during, or after.

Customer: Ellen H Danis

Date: 11/14/2018

Vacation:
From the time we booked throughout the entire tour CIE was fantastic. Booking was easy and the agent was helpful. Our guide and driver Brian was the best. He was organized, knowledgable and very entertaining. We had been nervous about taking a tour but we saw more and learned more about Ireland than we would have on our own. We would recommend this company to anyone looking for a perfect vacation!

Customer: Mrs. Tammy Lea Matthews

Date: 11/14/2018

Vacation:
Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and courteous at all times! He always made sure we understood where to be and at what time each day. He pointed out points of interest along the way and filled us in with lots of history and folktales during our drive. We got to see and experience many of the highlights of Ireland without the trouble of learning to drive and possibly getting lost in a new country! Our hotels were amazing and beautiful and were full of rich history. Our bus was amazingly clean and comfortable, which was one thing that had concerned me before we got there. I would definitely travel with CIE again!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/14/2018

Vacation:
I prefer to talk to a real person rather than booking online. The CIE representative was patient, very knowlegeable and made the booking process easy. Our follow up emails were always answered quickly and efficiently and changes were made without a hastle

Customer: Mrs. Mary Theresa Oconnell

Date: 11/14/2018

Vacation:
The tour was great! I suggested places I had not seen before and they were included on the tour along with places I enjoyed seeing once again.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/13/2018

Vacation:
The booking service was fairly simple and easy.

Customer: Marie K.

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
CIE gave us the most immersive experience possible in the 8 days we were in their care. I cannot imagine a better introduction to Ireland than the historical and cultural staples we visited during our Irish Adventure Tour. Our driver and host, Paddy, was incredibly informative but also exceptionally hospitable and pleasant. We will definitely book with CIE in the future!

Customer: Samuel Benjamin Walman

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
I would definitely buy from CIE again. The service was great. I basically just had to show up.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Very helpful and answered all my questions to my satisfaction.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
CIE is a first class travel agency to Ireland. I would recommend to anyone their tours to Ireland.

Customer: Linda Marie Dann

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
I had a few issues when I had to change my dates. Not the best follow up, but might have been me being anxious also.

Customer: Ms. Margaret A Pascuzzi

Date: 11/10/2018

Vacation:
Yes, it was a wonderful trip, well thought out. Excellent driver and guide.

Customer: Mrs. Melody Carol Zmija

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
They were fantastic from beginning to end. The tour guide Patrick was great. He made the trip. So informative and fun. It was the trip of a lifetime and can't wait to go back.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
Great tour- Ireland is beautiful! Didn't like our bus driver/ tour guide. I don't think he ever learned the names of anyone in our party, and he was pretty gruff. He also used his phone many times while driving those crooked Irish roads. ..made us very nervous.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
Overall, it was a good tour. But it would have been better if we would have had a professional guide on the coach during the tour too, not just a driver-guide! The local guides we had in some of the small towns we visited were excellent! - too bad we only had them for a short time! But the driver-guide and the local guide in Dublin were below expectations. It was also too much time spent on the coach and very early departures every morning! So it felt a bit superficial and rushed, but otherwise we wouldn't have covered that much. Some of the hotels and meals could be improved, but in general they were ok.

Customer: Lucia Joan Summers

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
The agent who booked our tour did everything I asked of him -- including calling our fellow travelers to arrange for us to travel together.

Customer: Ms. Krista Joy Lyth

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
This was a fantastic trip. Everything was super easy all we had to do was show up and gave a good time.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Well planned, we'll timed visits, packed with interesting history and destinations.

Customer: Clayton Bryce Chin

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Murt made our vacation! The whole experience exceeded our expectations!

Customer: Ms. Diane Christiano

Date: 11/09/2018

Vacation:
It was a great tour, top notch hotels, many meals included, lots of sights to see included in tour. I would use this company again.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/09/2018

Vacation:
Booking through CIE was super easy and user friendly. The trip was well planned and well organized. There were great excursions planned and plenty of free time to explore.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/09/2018

Vacation:
I liked CIE tours so much that this was my second tour with them and I brought three others with me.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/10/2018

Vacation:
Took my first tour to Ireland in May and everything went smoothly from start to finish. Thanks for a great time.

Customer: Kenneth B Oelkers

Date: 11/10/2018

Vacation:
From the first phone encounter everyone was polite,knowledgable and helpful. Upon landing in Dublin we had no problem hooking up with the representative there, and from then on the CIE personnel and service continued to be excellent. Our guide/driver, Dave, was fabulous - personality and knowledge all rolled into one. In short, a great experience. We saw and learned so much on this first visit to Ireland and were enchanted with the country and the people. The only thing to complain about was that we did not have as much time as we would have liked in some special places that "spoke" to our family - but understand some things have to give on an organized tour.

Customer: Michele Collins

Date: 11/10/2018

Vacation:
Everything was well planned, all hotels, tours, paperwork ahead of the trip with information including meals.

Customer: Mrs. Mollie Anderson

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Prompt pickup and delivery at the airport. Schedule was very well managed, and have already recommended CIE.

Customer: Darcy Ann Musack

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Very easy. All needed information was well published on the website. All email inquiries were responded to very quickly.

Customer: James Francis Gallagher Iv

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
CIE covered every detail of our trip well. The guide went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. I would definetly book with them again.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
We were very pleased with the overall scheduling and planning of our tours. Our driver/tour guide was excellent and constantly giving us valuable insights about places, events, and people as we toured the Island. I would highly recommend this company & tour to anyone.

Customer: Debra Ann Worley

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Loved the trip and being so taken care of. Would book a trip with them again.

Customer: James Edward Sweeney

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
CIE handled everything very well, scheduling hotels and airport pick ups.

Customer: Mrs. Donna May Donze

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Yes just need some money

Customer: Mr. William Thomas Burke

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
The entire trip was very well planned. The staff's at each hotel were very friendly and the tour guide was amazing

Customer: Peter Robert Graham Bolton

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Solid bus tour company. Well organized, all hotels and activities pre-booked as part of a package.

Customer: Susan A Griffin

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
We had a great time on our tour, but booking wasn't completely clear at the beginning (once they got our deposit). Specifically asked for a few places to see but when we arrived we found out we weren't seeing those places because we didn't book the last day. This was our first bus tour and our first tour of Ireland so we didn't know or understand the schedule resulting in what was a rocky start with the driver/tour guide but a fabulous finish. CIE never contacted me to apologize, explain or anything although Murt said he contacted the main office. I never heard from Ian Macgregor (our initial contact) although I emailed him and left about 5 phone messages.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Pleasant representatives but often difficult to get on the phone when we call. We were also given incorrect information about a transfer to the hotel from the airport.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Any time I had a question they were always helpful. It was easy to work with them even when we wanted to make changes. The trip itself was well organized and included all the things we wanted to see in Ireland

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Friendly, efficient, good follow up

Customer: Mrs. Annamarie Eisses

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
The online booking was easy to do and when questions came up they were quick to respond and help. They were very professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to book with CIE tours again.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
The CIE tour specialist clearly explained all the aspects of our Irish tour. I was confident she was truly concerned that all my questions were fully answered.

Customer: Ms. Kathleen A Hausold

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Went through AAA. Had no direct contact.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
no problems with this, however MAJOR problems with one of the hotels we stayed at

Customer: Mr. Shawn Oneill

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Very easy! Everything is online and so simple!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Hotels and food were good. Itinerary covered all places we wanted to see. Disappointed that we were told that we could not use coach toilet and spent a lot of time queuing for public toilet instead of sightseeing.

Customer: Gwendolyn Macleod-Farquhar

Date: 05/21/2018

Vacation:
They were very helpful when I talked to them over the phone.

Customer: Amy Suzanne Noie

Date: 05/24/2018

Vacation:
Everything from booking the trip, to the months leading up to the trip, to the actual trip, including accommodations, our tour guide, the trip itself, purely amazing!

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