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Irish Gold | CIE Tours

Irish Gold

  • 2019 Irish Gold Coach Tour – 8 Days/7 Nights
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52 reviews
Starts Dublin
Ends Dublin
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  • Itinerary
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Local guides will impart historic facts and local lore on walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College, Galway and Waterford
  • See the beautiful ruins of the sixth-century monastery at Clonmacnoise on the banks of the Shannon

Dining Experiences

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners including a traditional Irish Night in Killarney, and a Dublin restaurant.

Trip Highlights

Hotels – 7 Nights

  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (1 night)
  • The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
  • Great Southern Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin (1 night)

Hotels

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Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Description:

Originally built in 1863, this hotel today offers 228 air-conditioned guestrooms, all featuring modern decor in natural shades with burgundy touches and light-wood furnishings. Experience fine dining or casual bar food and enjoy the award-winning Sansana SPA and Pier Health Club. Dun Laoghaire has many shops and restaurants to explore. The property overlooks Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Bay and is located eight miles from Dublin city center. Dublin International Airport is 16 miles away, and can be reached by car or airport coach in approximately 45 minutes. 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.

Great Southern Killarney, Killarney

Great Southern Killarney, Killarney Description:

First opened in 1854, this hotel offers old-world charm coupled with up-to-date luxurious facilities and friendly service. Enjoy great food in the elegant dining room and relax in the bar or one of the many sitting areas. Guests will luxuriate in spacious and well-equipped bedrooms, and can take advantage of a full-service leisure center. The hotel is set on 20 acres of secluded, landscaped gardens, yet sits right in the center of Killarney and within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Granville Hotel, Waterford

Granville Hotel, Waterford Description:

This family-run hotel is one of Ireland’s oldest, with significant historical connections, old-world charm and unique features. The friendly and professional staff are dedicated to making your stay pleasant and memorable. Enjoy delicious menus in the attractive dining room. The bar is a lively meeting place, often with live music. Comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms make for a great stay. Set on the waterfront, in the heart of Waterford city, this hotel is within easy walking distance of shopping, Reginald’s Tower and the House of Waterford Crystal.

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin Description:

This lively, modern hotel offers an excellent standard of hospitality, with two bars and two restaurants and 500 fully equipped guest rooms, making it Dublin’s largest hotel. With its many facilities and great location, it makes an ideal base for exploring Dublin. Located on Upper Leeson Street, this hotel is a 20-minute walk to Grafton Street. There is a city bus service right outside the hotel, which is within easy walking distance of Dublin’s “Georgian Mile” and the Grand Canal.

Itinerary

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Irish Gold 2019 8 Days / 7 Nights

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 1Dublin Tour & The Book of Kells

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your hotel just outside Dublin. Head out for an introductory tour of Dublin including O’Connell Street, St Stephen’s Green, the seat of government at Leinster House, and other public buildings. Take a stroll through Trinity College’s campus in the center of the city with a guide and view the priceless 8th century Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the four gospels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then enjoy an independent evening at one of Dun Laoghaire’s many restaurants or pubs.

Day 2Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Galway City Tour

Journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland’s heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Head to Galway for a guided walking tour through the city center. Enjoy free time to explore Galway on your own before dinner.

Day 3Connemara Catamaran Cruise & Kylemore Abbey

Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly-changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes and peat bogs an added dimension. Head to Kylemore Abbey to see elegant rooms and the charming church, set beside a tranquil lake. Visit the Victorian Walled Gardens and enjoy a casual lunch. Take a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (Mar 17 – Oct 27 departures). Return to Galway where the evening is free to explore the city. (B, L)

Day 4Cliffs, Sheepdogs & Traditional Irish Night

Travel south around Galway Bay and through the Burren, a region of rounded limestone hills which has a curious lunar-like appearance. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch trained sheepdogs obey their owner as they direct sheep through various obstacles. View the Cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf. Embark on a memorable ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and head to Killarney. Head out for a traditional Irish night featuring a lively show with dinner. (B, D)

Day 5Jaunting Car & Ring of Kerry

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle, set on the shores of Lough Leane. Set out on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive – the Ring of Kerry – with plenty of stops for photo opportunities. Savor a light lunch and take a break in the colorful village of Sneem. Return to Killarney for an evening on your own. (B, L)

Day 6Blarney Castle & Traditional Music Session

Drive through the mountains into rich farming country on the way to Blarney Castle. Kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills before traveling along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan for some traditional music. Continue to Waterford to witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. (B, D)

Day 7Waterford Walk & Kilkenny

In the morning join a local guide for a walking tour through the narrow streets of the old city to discover Waterford’s long history and some of its colorful characters. Later, stop in Kilkenny for a look around the compact city center and have lunch on your own. Visit the Smithwick’s Experience and enjoy a tasting paddle of their famous ales. Travel to Dublin and in the evening head to a popular Dublin restaurant for a glass of wine and dinner. (B, D)

Day 8Tour Ends in Dublin

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

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52 Reviews


Customer: Elenor Joan Peterson

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
The representatives were knowledgeable and helpful. The driver was safe and efficient, got us places on time. The guide was knowledgeable and kept us on schedule so the stops were the appropriate length. This provided a good overview and should not be considered adequate for extensive exploration.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
The tour guide, Merrion, was outstanding, the tours great, and the value for the money was very good. The hotels were almost all great as were all the activities planned and local history along the way. Beautiful country!

Customer: Sherry Croyle Corcoran

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
From start to finish, exceeded all of our expectations! Beautifully well planned tour which hit every possible noteworthy feature. Our awesome tour guide Marlene was an absolute joy that we feel made our trip such a cherished memory. Our talented and oh so helpful Brendan made us feel safe and well cared for. We would book again with CIE in a heartbeat! Thank you for such an amazing trip of a lifetime.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/26/2018

Vacation:
This was our 2nd tour to Ireland with CIE and will definitely use CIE for future tours. Booking agents were very helpful. Our tour director, coach driver, and hotels were excellent.

Customer: Mrs. Glenda Sue Koops

Date: 12/21/2018

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I went through a travel agency which did CIE tour bookings. I was very impressed with the information and backpack that was sent for our trip. Providing us with detailed info and a adapter for our electronic devices.

Customer: Elizabeth Ashby Mitchell

Date: 06/22/2019

Vacation:
This was my first venture with a corporate tour, and I had some apprehension about spending 9 days with strangers. From the beginning, CIE was extremely helpful--booking, payment, scheduling us for arriving a day early. The pre-trip gifts are high quality and most useful. The hotels are exceptional; the food was almost always excellent; and the schedule provided a wonderful overview of the country and its treasures. When we arrived at Dublin Airport, a CIE employee spotted a luggage strap and came over to answer questions and help us get the taxi to the hotel. Although we weren't part of the tour group he was greeting, he went out of his way to help us. It was a hint of what was to come.

Customer: Patricia Curley

Date: 06/21/2019

Vacation:
We would certainly buy from CIE Tours again! We had a wonderful fun-filled 9 days. We especially give high praises to both our Tour Director, John, and our bus driver, Pat. They both were so knowledgeable and made the tour enjoyable. Waterford Crystal was kind of a downer since their crystal is now made in the Czech country. Otherwise, perfect tour.

Customer: Barbara Smith

Date: 06/19/2019

Vacation:
Very efficient, package of information arrived in a timely manner.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/19/2019

Vacation:
The process was very straightforward and the reps answered all of my questions quickly and completely. I would use and recommend CIE.

Customer: Dr Hemendra S Parikh

Date: 06/16/2019

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Everything went according to previously provided communication. The tour director Marlene was wonderful, articulate, thorough and informative. She followed up on every promise made

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/13/2019

Vacation:
Excellent service and help on the phone

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/06/2019

Vacation:
guida eccellente. alberghi e ristoranti ottima scelta. Ma per noi i 5 stop per fare shopping in factory outlets or visitare fabbrica cioccolato, cristalli Waterford e due fabbriche di maglieria e confezione ci sembrano davvero troppo tempo rubato alla conoscenza del paese. Interessante sicuramente la produzione di birra

Customer: Stephen John Holler

Date: 06/02/2019

Vacation:
Great very user friendly, excellent execution. Trip was thoroughly planned, fun, educational and first class.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/01/2019

Vacation:
Very good service

Customer: Dianne L Depalma

Date: 05/31/2019

Vacation:
Very easy booking with CIE. Customer Serivce was very helpful

Customer: P Carberry

Date: 05/31/2019

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Booking was easy with on line chat & prompt phone service for questions. 3 payments helped spread out the cost. Web site was detailed with tour information

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/30/2019

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The booking service was excellent. The employees I talked with about the trip and their knowledge of Ireland was great. They answered all my questions not matter how dumb I thought they were and very supportive during our booking. We went with friends and the employees kept us together on the the flights, seats, etc.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/30/2019

Vacation:
Although the booking agent was not very helpful the tour itself was outstanding. The accommodations were 5 star and the meals provided were incredible! I would love to go on another tour with CIE and highly recommend them.

Customer: Mr. Scott Roger Ballard

Date: 05/30/2019

Vacation:
Everything was very well run and organized. CIE was on top of everything!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/27/2019

Vacation:
Good variety; decent price. Hotels generally good. Might take another tour with CIE.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/27/2019

Vacation:
The bus, hotels, food and itinerary were excellent. The tour director was average. I compare this CIE tour company to Tauk and Globus. I loved them and I loved CIE.

Customer: Jasmine Layurah Jacobi

Date: 05/27/2019

Vacation:
This was my first trip to Europe. I have always wanted to go to Ireland. I was traveling by myself and to say I was nervous was an understatement. All of that left the minute I met my group. Marlene, our guide and Colin, our driver are a phenomenal team. They were always able to answer our questions and made us feel like a family. Oh and talk about great driving Colin is top notch. I really did not want to leave. Tears of joy and sadness were shed. And will definitely be planning another trip. And I will absolutely be using CIE tours again. Please see attached photos

Customer: Ellen Elizabeth Scheu

Date: 05/26/2019

Vacation:
just perfect

Customer: Mr. Rudolf Schreiner

Date: 05/25/2019

Vacation:
well organized, great value, special events/sites,super guides

Customer: Richard James Kreuzer

Date: 05/26/2019

Vacation:
Outstanding

Customer: Yoshiko Yoon

Date: 05/26/2019

Vacation:
Booking service professional, knowledgeable, efficient, and courteous.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 04/25/2019

Vacation:
Great itinerary. Lloyd is a fantastic guide Colin a great driver...always felt safe with Colin. Highlights were the Irish night out at Major Colgan’s, Killarney (all), the walking tours, sheep dogs and great southern Killarney hotel. Things I wouldn’t recommend were the catamaran, the royal marine hotel...too far out of town and ammenities not the best,

Customer: Louise Elizabeth Tremblay

Date: 04/13/2019

Vacation:
Easy to book and pay

Customer: Ms. Beverly A Midura

Date: 04/13/2019

Vacation:
From my first interaction I was very pleased with all the information given to me to make my trip stress free and the most enjoyable. My guide Markene was exceptional and went the extra mile every day. Her enthusiasm and knowledge was a pleasure which made us understand and appreciate Iteland and its history.

Customer: Ms. Melissa Helen Cossidente

Date: 04/04/2019

Vacation:
This tour was awesome! From the time we were picked up at the airport until the time we returned, everything was done for us. The hotels were all great with comfortable beds and all amenities available. The bus was clean and comfortable and our guides were just great. Lloyd was very knowledgeable and Colin was an excellent driver. Both were kind and fun and we had a great time listening to their stories, jokes, poems and songs. Food was good and overall the price was fair for what we received.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/26/2018

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Very helpful and knowledgeable when I called to book a trip. Answered all my questions and explained the process.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/24/2018

Vacation:
Efficient

Customer: Gerald T Clark

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
The tour guide and coach operator were very competent, nice and knowledgeable of all the cites we visited on the tour. It was also very refreshing that the CIE representative suggested that booking our air fare with Aer Lingus from Philadelphia would be cheaper than booking the air flight through CIE.

Customer: Kevin Maher

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
Great trip!!!! Tony did fantastic job keeping the group informed of the sites and kept everyone moving. The food at the CIE stops was fantastic.

Customer: Michael James O Connell

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
The trip was fantastic. The stops and attractions were amazing. I was beyond pleased with the hotels and meals. Our guide and coach driver were invaluable.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/14/2018

Vacation:
Had narrowed tour to 2 different tours but agent didn't really know what the differences between the 2 tours was.The agent took my booking but offered no information or helpful info like when the balance would be due or what we needed to travel to Ireland. Didn't ask if I had any questions. Never heard from CIE again until documents arrived.

Customer: Emma Jane Orr

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Great!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Awesome time! Thanks Lloyd and Brendan!!

Customer: Annie McCue

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
First of all I have to give a rave review to our guide Brendan and our driver Colin. They both made my tour unforgettable!! They knew the best routes and restaurants for all our stops. All the hotels were very comfortable, tho some were not very close to the center of whichever city or area we were touring.The daily local guides were all excellent and very informative. I also felt that we had a good amount of time to explore on our own as well. I chose the Irish Gold tour because it enabled me to see all the places most recommended by previous travelers. So I have great photos for memories. Also I met so many wonderful people, some of whom I hope to keep in touch. But I could not have asked for a more informative, entertaining, funny and warm guide as Brendan.

Customer: Robert A Kennedy

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
The first call I made to CIE did not go well but I called backed and got a young lady who was extremely helpful. She was a good communicator and followed up with timely emails. I did not get my first choice of tours and I tried different sites but went with CIE because of her help.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Great connections, courteous bus drivers, great food, hotels were good quality. One disappointment was the time constraint for bus boarding in the mornings. Too early. Our tour was touted as relaxing pace. Not so. Pretty much rush rush. Then we had a lot of evening free time. Prefer to start later and end later.

Customer: Daniel Stewart Torpey

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
they were very good

Customer: Linda M Atamian

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
The whole package; hotels, food, tours, driver, tour guide, etc.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
My agent was friendly, professional and reassuring with great follow through as promised in planning our trip.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
I went through an agent who was not so good.

Customer: Mrs. Diana Gordon Stroup

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Barbara was very helpful with her guidance of which tour to book.

Customer: Geoffrey George Kramer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
The tour was well planned and executed. Hotels were very nice, bus driver and guide were super.

Customer: Ms. Linda S Mathiasen

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Booking was simple through Affordable Tours.

Customer: Jeanine B

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Our Irish Gold Tour was amazing. Our guide and driver did a great job showing us the beauty of Ireland and making it all easy. Marian and Colin were thorough, professional, and also a whole lot of fun

Customer: James Edward Freeman

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
We had excellent tour guides...Marlene and driver, John. Light hearted and informative. They offered a great blend of information in addition to keeping us on schedule. Only wish is CIE Tours would offer tours to South America and other parts of Europe. We will definitely recommend CIE to our California neighbors...

Customer: Ellen Charlotte Boyd

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Horrible service before we went. It was easy enough to pay the deposit and book it but from then on it was a hassle. No one works in your north American office or answers emails/phone and you don't get the documents out in a timely manner.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
The website is very easy to use. The agents provided excellent service when we had any additional questions.

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