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Taste of Ireland

  • 2019 Taste of Ireland (Tour A) – 7 Days/6 Nights
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Starts Dublin
Ends Dublin
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • See some of Ireland’s most spectacular coastline, mountain and forest vistas as you take the scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry.
  • Discover the historic heart of Dublin – Dublin Castle – one of the most important buildings in Irish history.

Dining Experiences

  • 6 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 3 dinners (D) including a night at the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a traditional show, and a medieval castle banquet.

Trip Highlights

Hotels – 6 Nights

  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)
  • Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin (1 night)

Hotels

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Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin Description:

This hotel was once a Masonic School and still retains many striking original features that give it a unique charm. Standard rooms are tastefully decorated and boast a fresh and warm feeling. The Brasserie Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce. Tom’s Bar is a great place to relax with a drink or a snack. Set in Ballsbridge, close to the Royal Dublin Society and Aviva Stadium, this property is a short distance from the city center, with good bus service close by.

Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney

Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney Description:

This modern hotel provides guests with 182 rooms that are comfortable and include satellite TV and video facilities. An excellent restaurant serves great Irish breakfasts and carvery dinners while the choice of bars offer live music most nights. Enjoy a strenuous workout or leisurely dip in the pool in the extensive leisure center. Located in the center of Killarney town within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs and the Killarney National Park.

Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty

Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty Description:

Nestled in the heart of the historic countryside of Bunratty, this hotel is an ideal base for visiting and touring the cultural West of Ireland. There is a wide selection of dining options from which to choose, including Kathleen’s Bar and Fibber McGee’s Steakhouse Restaurant. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Durty Nelly’s Pub and the shops at the Bunratty Village Mills.

Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin

Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin Description:

This modern and centrally located hotel offers 285 rooms of several types. All public areas are spacious and comfortable, including the large reception and lobby area, Sir Harry’s Bar & Bistro, Oscar’s Restaurant and Abacus Asian Restaurant. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel, which is located on Cathal Brugha Street, just off O’Connell Street, one of Dublin’s main thoroughfares. Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, Temple Bar, shops, galleries and pubs are all within easy walking distance.

Itinerary

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Taste of Ireland (Tour A) - 7 Days / 6 Nights / 10 Meals

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 1Arrive Dublin & Independent Sightseeing

Your tour begins with a day of independent touring in Dublin. Take a Hop-On, Hop-Off  bus tour and enjoy a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions – Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Office Museum. Dine independently this evening.

Day 2Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub

Enjoy the morning exploring Dublin with the included vouchers. Your city tour starts at 2:00 PM from the hotel lobby with a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College; rows of Georgian houses with colorfully painted doorways; and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your group. In the evening, head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 3 Blarney Castle & Killarney

Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins of the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish-made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B, D)

Day 4Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience

Embark on Ireland’s most popular 100-mile scenic drive – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches and cliffs. There will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant, you’ll continue your scenic drive to Valentia Island where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the island of Skellig Michael where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how it was used as one of the locations for the film “Star Wars VII.” Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly painted houses, and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, a shearing demonstration (seasonal), and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town. (B, L)

Day 5Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet 

Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is near Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening, head out for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (Please note that January departures may offer a different dining experience.) (B, D)

Day 6Dublin Extension via Galway

Drive north to Galway city for a panoramic tour. Take some time to look around the city before traveling along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal, where the locals still speak the Irish language. Then drive across the rugged boglands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. See how locally quarried marble is made into attractive products, and enjoy tea and scones. Travel across the country to Dublin. Spend the final night of your tour independently exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area, or experiencing one of Dublin’s fine restaurants. (B)

Day 7Depart from Dublin

Tour ends after breakfast today. (B)

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94 Reviews


Customer: Chastity Rachielle Vigil

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
It was our first international tour guide experience and it meet and exceeded my expectations. Our tour guide, Bob, was very knowledgeable and had great stories! Even though it was one of our shorter tours, we were able to see a lot of beauty in southern Ireland and experience some of the local food, drinks and culture. The sheep herding visit and the Connemara marble factory were perfect additions to the tour. Would definitely recommend this package for anyone who would like to see some of Ireland's beauty.

Customer: Kristi Lynnette Walsh

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
I have wanted to visit Ireland since I was little, and I chose this tour because it offered many of the places that I wanted to see. It was a very packed itinerary, felt like we were on the go all the time, but in less than a week I was able to cross the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin and stand atop the Cliffs of Moher and enjoy fish and chips in many different pubs. It was a relief to have someone else take care of the driving and the hotel arrangements and most of the meals. Our tour guide, Jim, was informative and entertaining. I fell in love with Killarney and Galway, so now I just need to find the time and money to go back.

Customer: Patricia Ann Bonitatibus

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
I would absolutely use CIE tours again. I loved that everything was paid for ahead of time. No hidden surprises. The hotels we stayed at were nice, I really liked the itinerary. It was our first time to Ireland and felt we got to see a lot during our stay. Everything was planned out ahead of time, very punctual. The best part of our whole trip was out tour driver Oisin Quinn. He was great!! He was full of knowledge and really gave us interesting information. He made the whole trip. Would love to go again.

Customer: John J Main

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
Most knowledgeable capable friendlest tour guide of my travels (23 tours). Would definitely recommend and use them again.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/22/2018

Vacation:
Everything with our CIE Tour to Ireland was great - it was easy and fast to schedule, the package containing the backpack and items was extremely thoughtful and helpful, and the entire trip was so well planned and executed!

Customer: Mr. Francis Walter Hogan Jr

Date: 03/09/2019

Vacation:
My wife and I had a wonderful experience. The accommodations were excellent, the tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and just fun to be with. He made the tour!! I have recommended CIE tours to others and plan on another shortly

Customer: Mrs. Kelly Lynn Sherman

Date: 01/23/2019

Vacation:
The tour was great and as advertised.

Customer: Jonathan Kendric Curtis

Date: 01/05/2019

Vacation:
Very detailed oriented! every time I talked to a rep there was no waiting.

Customer: George Wesley Garnes Jr

Date: 01/01/2019

Vacation:
The whole trip was memorable. The guide,scenery and accommodations were great. The food was delicious at every stop. It was definitely a taste of Ireland.

Customer: Mrs. Monica Maureen Brennan

Date: 12/31/2018

Vacation:
My husband and I made many requests and all were mastered by the booking agent.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/27/2018

Vacation:
Amazing tour! Will definitely be booking another trip in the future. I recommend this tour group service to everyone I know

Customer: Mrs. Dranda B Dennis

Date: 12/27/2018

Vacation:
Paige was wonderful!! Everything she told us was right on.

Customer: Ms. Sylvia R Bolton

Date: 12/27/2018

Vacation:
The tour was good. There was a problem. When we was picked up at the airport we was taken to the wrong hotel and had to get a taxi to the right one. I have already given the information when I returned from the

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/26/2018

Vacation:
Pros: our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable; the accommodations were excellent. Cons: the first day in Dublin was a waste because our hotel was too far out of the city to use our Hop On/Hop Off bus pass; wish we could have stopped in more small towns rather than just driving through.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
Loved our tour....Anitasia was great to work with booking through her at CIE. Our tour driver/guide was amazing...sights and side tours very enjoyable

Customer: Lynn Ann Nash

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
We had the best time on the Taste of Ireland Tour. It was amazing. A great way to see several places of interesting in one week. We're going back to soon, right after our tour this fall of Scotland! Wonderful tour guide and hotels!

Customer: James Brian White

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
I would recommend them to others and although helpful on phone in booking process I felt if I didn't ask the right questions I night not have proceeded as the airplane booking credit was a big factor not noted until late in the process which made it easier for me

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
Would do it again in a heartbeat!!

Customer: Kathleen Ann Andree

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
Roisin was amazing and could not have made it easier. She was fantastic to work with. So much so, we have already booked a second tour!

Customer: Shannon Masterson Kendrick

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
The booking process was very easy, the customer service agents were very responsive, offered help as I needed it and everything was incredibly seamless.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
Easy to book, got what was indicated- would have been 5 stars if I hadn’t had to call twice to correct name error.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
Could not have asked for a better experience! Between the wonderful itinerary, easy of the trip, and our wonderful guide we had the best trip! Would definitely recommend others to do this tour!

Customer: Francis Thomas Crawley

Date: 12/21/2018

Vacation:
I got a different rep every time and none seemed able to quickly access my account. They were unclear about airline costs changes and it cost us a couple hundred per ticket. (six tickets). Everyone was polite and tried to be helpful but the operation was poor on the booking end. In the end - however everything we booked came of flawlessly. The trip in Ireland was a lot of fun. Jim - our bus driver for the week was outstanding.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/25/2018

Vacation:
The only problem encountered was the Norwegian Air had trouble locating our reservation when we checking in, but it was resolved.

Customer: Theresa Mcsherry

Date: 11/19/2018

Vacation:
Booking the tour was easy.

Customer: Ms. Shirley Joan Bransdon

Date: 11/15/2018

Vacation:
Wonderful enlightening trip, so much Wonderful scenery lovely hotels and Jean at bus driver was very informative and most entertaining, would highly recommend cie tours

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/13/2018

Vacation:
For the most part, it was a great experience. However, the very first day, should have just been a meet and greet and an optional trip to the Guinness Brewery. Everyone who had to travel that day were tired and not much into excursions.

Customer: Kathleen Ann Stancliffe

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Yes I plan on using CIE again. It was an easy and excellent experience

Customer: Mr. Francis Michael Patrick Coady

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Well organized & well executed. Our driver, Pat Smith, was excellent and a wealth of knowledge of Ireland

Customer: Valerie Lynn Borejko

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
The tours were well organized and the driver was funny and knowledgeable.

Customer: Nancy Susan Tomalty

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
Staff on the phone before and driver were great. I would have been better to receive our package before we left Canada

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
I would definitely book with CIE tours again and recommend them as well. Would have been 5 star review except for how another traveler was treated by the company.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
Our guide Pat Smith was fantastic!

Customer: Mr. Michael Vincent Mc Carthy

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
We loved CIE tour. It was awesome! We’re so glad we didn’t have to navigate the streets and could focus on the sites. The places they sent us to were great and we really enjoyed it all!

Customer: Mrs. Jacqueline Mary Egan

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
My grandson and I had the best time. Right from booking the tour to enjoying the first class accommodation everything was great. Our tour driver made sure we enjoyed every minute. He made sure we were looked after properly and had a wonderful sense of humor. We laughed all week. I would definitely recommend this tour to anybody seeing Ireland for the first time. We learned a lot about Irish history as well.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
Well done tour with clean, friendly, and no crowds made for a great experience.

Customer: Cathryn Connolley

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
I went through AAA the whole experience with very easy

Customer: Donna Espen Kraemer

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
Excellent--Haven't taken a tour of any kind in almost 30 years and was amazed at how easy it it was.

Customer: Mrs. Laurie Elizabeth Lauzon

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
Excellent assistance and our Customer Service Rep was outstanding.

Customer: Mrs. Anita Ackerblade

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
The tour overall was pretty good, especially as we had never been to Ireland before. Great way to see the country. Bob, our driver/tour guide, was excellent, provided interesting & humorous facts. The hotels, sightseeing was great. The only problem is that we hate being on a bus & the stops were frequently at souvenir shops (stops were too long), would have been great if we could have stopped in the Killarney forest instead. The tour itself is certainly worth the money & I would recommend it.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
Our trip to Ireland was amazing. CIE took care of everything all we had to do was enjoy ourselves and take it all in. Our driver/ tour guide Paddy was excellent, he made our trip so enjoyable!! We have recommended CIE to our friends and will probably use them again for our next family adventure:)

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
Good.

Customer: Helen Theresa Mccormick

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
excellent booking service, arranged air flight, sent me all necessary papers I needed for the tour.

Customer: Ms. Rebecca Jo Forester

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Price,travel times, itinerary

Customer: Mary Patricia Zupko

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
We were completely cared for from arrival to departure. All surprises were good ones. Our guide Lliam was fantastic. This was our third trip to Ireland with CIE and we hope to have more in the future.

Customer: Sandra Theresa Burns

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Excellent. Answered all of my questions and was extremely helpful.

Customer: Mrs. Krista Lynn Naccarato

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
I had called with a potential change to my travel dates; they were very helpful and even though I didn't need to change my trip, the customer service agent took the time to investigate other options for me.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/09/2018

Vacation:
Our tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable. The accommodations were very good to excellent. We traveled with our handicapped son and Patrick, our guide and driver, went out of his way to see that our son's needs were met. You don't find that every where.

Customer: Mr. James Arron Henson

Date: 11/10/2018

Vacation:
I was somewhat hesitant to book any tour. We had no experience traveling with a tour company, but decided to try CIE for our Ireland trip. I am glad we did. Not only was booking with CIE easy, but the variety of itineraries they offered was exceptional.

Customer: Mr. David Benjamin Greenway

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
We enjoyed our tour very much.All the hotels chosen were very good,except notable in Killarney.We were dunned at the checkout for a 7up.It was embarrassing,because we had no idea,we had been charged for it.Notes should be added to the tours that coffee and water are the only free drinks.Our driver Jim was funny,informative and lovely.He made the travel fun and we all felt at ease.I do feel were didnt have enough time at Blarney Castle.We had to chose between touring the grounds and gardens or stand in line an hour to kiss the Blarney Stone.We loved Ireland and we cannot wait to visit again!

Customer: Denise Mary Maitre

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
My tour guide, Liam, was great! Very knowledgeable, friendly and professional.

Customer: Mr. Christian Matthew Twiggs

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Our guide Patrick Smith was exceptional. He did a great job of keeping the trip well organized yet fun, and had lots of history and insight that really added to our overall experience

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Very smooth booking experience. Very friendly and helpful.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Very easy to book. Customer service representatives were very knowledgable and provided excellent advice and guidance.

Customer: Margaret Morrison Ristroph

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Done online; relatively simple. Later questions by phone handled well.

Customer: Mrs. Betty Drum Coykendall

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
What was good - the tour - variety of things to see, a very good tour director/bus driver, pleasant group of fellow travelers. Needed - a map of Dublin that showed the downtown & the first hotel on the same map, with distances, plus some info on how to get downtown & bus routes - we almost killed ourselves trying to walk there the first day. Also, and i think I have already said this, I would have preferred to have you charge us a higher fee and pay the bus driver more money; I don't like having a "mandatory" tip. We are not shoppers, so we thought the tour was a bit heavy on shopping, but we understand why you do it.

Customer: Mrs. Sally Oliver Wojtowicz

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Tour was as advertised. Always on time. Patrick was perfect, made an effort to keep everyone happy.

Customer: Mrs. Mary Hoyle Gottlieb

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
It would have helped if Mr. Diamond had told us when we first booked that we would be getting backpacks and what would be in them. I bought a converter when I didn't need to. Jim McCormack was a phenomenal tour guide. He entertained us, gave us history, and escorted us through a wonderful trip.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
CIE was fantastic! They had everything organised so well! I was able to completely relax and go with the flow. We had heaps of fun! Well worth it!

Customer: Mrs. Judith Ann Hawes

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
The bus driver was very knowledgeable and professional. Excellent and safe driver. The organized events (music, dinners) were excellent. The last hotel was okay but the same as the others on the tour. A minor concern.

Customer: Vicky Jean Connell

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Booking was incredibly easy and they were patient in answering all my questions. I talked with several different agents and each one was courteous and professional.

Customer: Bradley Charles Millman

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Easy to book. Whenever I had questions, whoever answered whether in NJ or Ireland was super nice and helpful.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
The booking service was helpful but the wait to speak with someone was always very long.

Customer: Veronica Ann Difede

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
CIE booking service was extremely helpful.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Easy to book and go through the different tour selection. Customer service was very quick to respond to any questions I had.

Customer: Mary Shiela Mudd

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
You have to work your way through the process, but the product is worth the effort.

Customer: Ms. Judith Lynn Demaree

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Booked through Vacation To Go and our experience was excellent. The agent was extremely helpful and accommodating to our needs and desires.

Customer: Mr. Marcus Mcmanus

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Tour was ran like a well oiled machine , Driver / tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful in every way possible . He was also very nice person and a comedian. All the hotels were very nice and I would rate everyone of them 4 stars .

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Booking was easy. The representatives were very friendly & professional.

Customer: Barbara Jean Goodearl

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Everyone I spoke to was wonderful, efficient and able to explain what I needed.

Customer: Kelly M Musial

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Quality of trip was not the same as previous trip. Hotel class was not up to par for the price. The driver did not provide suggestions on what to do or where to eat after tour was done for the day. Transportation that I paid extra for was not at the airport at arival. Once I located the CIE booth it took a little of an hour to get e etuthibg straightened out. The group transfer arrived before we did.

Customer: Hillary Swan Lumbreras

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Great booking service. Many options to choose from and very helpful staff.

Customer: Judith Reid

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Absolutely great Tour Leader/Driver Patrick was so informative as we visited each stop and in between stops! He did an excellent job at “herding us cats”, ensuring timely departures. Lots of local colour and shopping tips. Excellent meals included on the tour. Comfortable coach, changing assigned seats each day was a great way to meet all our fellow passengers. Pleasant and comfortable hotel accommodations.

Customer: Melinda

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Excellent booking experience. Comprehensive trip. Lovely hotels. Good food. A lot of bang for your buck! What’s not to like?

Customer: Jane Ellen Nelson

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Easy to book the tour. Would have been nice to receive updates before payment was due.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
It was a well planned and run tour. Got to see all the major sights and the food was delicious. Every meal was served piping hot and with hundreds of travellers at an event...that's amazing. Hotels were fine with great locations. Our driver, Jim, was extremely efficient and VERY entertaining. The castle banquet was very well done featuring talented entertainment.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Our driver was The best super knowledgeable and wntertaining definately set the standards for my other tours which didn't even match up to his.

Customer: Joseph Hilsey

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Best vacation ever. Itinerary was perfect. Patrick our guide was incredible. He was funny informative Made the trip CIE was great they provide everything you need Can’t wait to get back and do it again

Customer: George Lawson Southwick

Date: 05/21/2018

Vacation:
They did everything well. I would recommend them, in fact I have done just that. If we travel to Ireland Gain, C-I-E will be our booking service.

Customer: colds

Date: 05/21/2018

Vacation:
I loved my trip to Ireland with CIE Tours. The accommodations and meals were both excellent. The tour guide did a great job throughout our tour. I loved Ireland and hope to return on a future CIE tour.

Customer: Ram Tadmor

Date: 05/22/2018

Vacation:
pleasure .

Customer: Diane F Sales

Date: 05/21/2018

Vacation:
Excellent. They were ALWAYS available to answer our questions! They were knowledgeable, professional and helpful.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/22/2018

Vacation:
Everything was good, enjoyed the tour

Customer: Alan Hoyt Nix

Date: 05/22/2018

Vacation:
They were great. They took care of our reservations and answered all our questions.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/22/2018

Vacation:
Yes, I would happily recommend CIE.

Customer: Vienne Delores Reid

Date: 05/22/2018

Vacation:
Easy booking helpful agent

Customer: Frank Nicholas Monaco

Date: 05/26/2018

Vacation:
Booking service was easy and friendly. Things went smoothly as expected.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/24/2018

Vacation:
Quick and easy to work with. Answered all of my questions.

Customer: Lacey A Hardcastle

Date: 05/23/2018

Vacation:
I am so thankful I got to explore Ireland with CIE Tours! From start to finish everything went smoothly. The whole trip was effortless and stress free! The accommodations were top notch, the food was excellent and our tour guide, Aiden, was so knowledgeable and fun! I am looking to book another tour with CIE within the next year. This time - England and Scotland. Thank you, CIE Tours!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/27/2018

Vacation:
because of medical reasons we were unable to go on a planned trip to Ireland. I made my initial phone call tne CIE was right there to guide me through this mountain of paperwork = overwhelming. But they did in a friendly , polite manner - very patient and professional.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/27/2018

Vacation:
The hotel stays where wonderful and it was a easy, slow paced tour if thats what you are after. Unfortunately, we didn't get to stop very often for photo opportunities and the tour guide talked non stop and played folk music all day. Not my cup of tea.

Customer: Donald Preston Dobbs

Date: 05/28/2018

Vacation:
Excellent service while deciding to book. Amazing tour director...Jim. McCormack.,...while in Ireland....will certainly return for another tour!

Customer: Bruce Cofman

Date: 06/01/2018

Vacation:
I had a few questions before I booked and the agent helped walk me through everything and made sure I was comfortable.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/30/2018

Vacation:
I would buy from them again. We had an enjoyable tour. the Guide was wonderful and the places visited was very enjoyable.

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