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The Irish Pub Tour

  • 2019 The Irish Pub Tour- 8 Days/7 Nights
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Starts Dublin
Ends Dublin
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.
  • Discover the rich history of Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile as you explore with a local guide.
  • Happen upon live music on a Pub Crawl through Westport, a beautiful planned town from the 18th century.

Dining Experiences

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch at McGann’s Pub in Doolin and 7 dinners including The Church Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Celtic Whiskey Bar (including a Tasting and Chocolate Pairing), and the 12th-century Brazen Head Pub folk dinner.

Trip Highlights


  • Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House or Croke Park Hotel | Dublin (1 night)
  • Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel | Kilkenny (1 night)
  • International Hotel | Killarney (2 nights)
  • Armada Hotel | Spanish Point (1 night)
  • Wyatt Hotel | Westport (1 night)
  • Ashling Hotel | Dublin (1 night)


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Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House, Dublin

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House, Dublin Description:

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House offers guests excellent comfort in the heart of the city center. Centrally located along the River Liffey, in the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and just a 2-minute walk from Busaras and Connolly station, this convenient hotel is near to Dublin’s 3 Arena, Bord Gais theatre, EPIC Ireland and a five-minute walk to the shopping districts of O’Connell Street and Grafton Street.

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.

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny Description:

This hotel is centrally located beside Kilkenny Castle and within walking distance of the historic city center. Luxurious and spacious guest rooms offer every comfort. Two award-winning restaurants, cozy bar and a great leisure center enhance your stay.

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.

Armada Hotel, Spanish Point

Armada Hotel, Spanish Point Description:

Located on Ireland’s West Coast, this hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is just a few minutes’ walk from Spanish Point Beach. Stylish guest rooms feature dark wood furnishings and subdued decor. The high-end Pearl Restaurant serves dinner as well as a full buffet breakfast. Enjoy the traditional Irish pub, which often features live music, and an oceanside bar with terrace seating.

Wyatt Hotel, Wesport

Wyatt Hotel, Wesport Description:

This charming boutique hotel offers a great base for a stay in Westport. All 52 guest rooms are restful and provide great amenities. Enjoy tea or coffee at JW’s Brasserie, a relaxing drink in the traditional Cobblers Bar & Courtyard, or fantastic food and service in the welcoming dining room. Located on the Octagon, in the heart of Westport town. Great location for people-watching or browsing around the town.

Ashling Hotel, Dublin

Ashling Hotel, Dublin Description:

This contemporary property offers 225 spacious and well-equipped guest rooms as well as stylish, mod…


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The Irish Pub Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights / 15 meals

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 1Dublin Tour & Guinness Storehouse

Tour starts 2:00 pm at your Dublin hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin. Cross the River Liffey to drive along the wide O’Connell Street and view the General Post Office where the 1916 Uprising started. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland’s most famous brew and after pulling your own pint enjoy views of Dublin from the rooftop bar. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your group at The Church Café Bar and Restaurant. (D)

Day 2Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Smithwick’s Experience

Explore Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. Head to Kilkenny for a walking tour through Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile to view merchants’ houses and a stop at one of its historic pubs. Visit Smithwick’s Experience brewery for a tour and enjoy a sample. Spend some free time browsing the charming city before dinner. (B, D)

Day 3Dungarvan Brewing Company & Blarney

Visit the Dungarvan Brewing Company and learn about their bottle-conditioned beers. Travel on to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Pass through County Cork to Killarney where you’ll have free time to explore some lively pubs. (B, D)

Day 4Dingle Peninsula & The Irish Whiskey Experience

Head to the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery. Visit the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch skilled dogs herd sheep. Enjoy some time and lunch on your own in the town of Dingle. In the evening, head to the Irish Whiskey Experience for a tasting, chocolate pairing and dinner. (B, D)

Day 5Cliffs of Moher & Spanish Point

Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay to Connemara and the Aran Islands. A short drive will bring you into Doolin for lunch at McGann’s Pub. Travel to Spanish Point, named after the ships of the 1588 Spanish Armada that were wrecked there. Enjoy a drink at Johnny Burke’s and dinner at your hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 6Galway & Westport Walk

Drive around the shores of Galway Bay and stop in Galway for some leisure time to explore independently. Continue through Connemara with its hills, lakes, and open country where sheep roam freely. Stop in Leenane, where the movie “The Field” was made. Continue to Westport and enjoy a pub walking tour of this attractive estate town built in 1780, with buildings steeped in history and traditional pubs, many with live music. (B, D)

Day 7Teelings Distillery & 12th Century Brazen Head Pub

Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit Teelings Distillery in the heart of the city, and sample the aged whiskey. Head to the Brazen Head Pub, Dublin’s oldest, dating back to 1198 for an evening of “Food, Folk and Fairies” where storytelling will reveal the myths and beliefs of times past. (B, D)

Day 8Tour ends in Dublin

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

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Saturday Jul 27, 2019 from Dublin Saturday Aug 3, 2019 to Dublin 8 Days $2199 Guaranteed Call to book
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38 Reviews

Customer: Mr. Thomas Elliott Farrell

Date: 11/07/2018

What can I say; booking was a breeze, staff were amazing, rates were top notch, itinerary was PHENOMENAL, and Ireland was AMAZING!! I don't just give 5 star ratings unless they've been earned, and CIE Tours International is the way to go! My wife and I were on our honeymoon (9/18) and CIE went above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of at every beautiful stop. The attention to detail they put into making sure their tours are top of the line is truly second to none! A+++ experience!!!

Customer: Ms. Rebecca Leigh Roberts

Date: 11/12/2018

The Ireland Pub tour was perfect. Everything was so well organized! The scheduling was on point. Expect to gain about 12 pounds though! They feed you well!

Customer: Jane

Date: 05/30/2018

We booked our tour online and had no problems at all. The booking system was very easy to use. We did an 8 day Irish Pub tour which covered southern Ireland and had some fantastic experiences. The transportation was comfortable and the location of the accommodation was central to attractions. We had a fabulous time, which was made more fun by the others on the tour. I would love to travel with CIE again, and already have a growing wish list.

Customer: Mrs. Johnnie Ann Huffman

Date: 06/26/2019

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the easy process to book the tour we wanted. Our Pub & Culture Tour itinerary was well paced to include interesting activities, like a microbrewery tour and tasting, and down time, like free time at Blarney Castle. The "off the beaten path" locations we visited like The South Pole Inn were some of our favorite stops. Our driver/tour leader Matt was a very informative, funny, and an outstanding driver. He provided excellent information and kept our group moving along, on time. I cannot say enough about how wonderful our Ireland tour with CIE Tours International was. We met amazing people, had fun experiences, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/17/2019

The booking was easy.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/10/2019

our flight was delayed by two days, I emailed and called CIE requesting a number to contact our guide so we could find out where and when we could catch up with our tour - No response???? you did inform our guide we would be late but not any word from him regarding times etc. disappointed that we missed the whole first day, we would have taken a taxi if we only knew when & where to find them!!!!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/04/2019

The booking process was easy. When a issue regarding 1 of our group could not make the the departure time of the CIE planned flight, the agents happily booked an alternate flight. Two of the party arrived in Dublin past the time frame for free shuttle - a taxi voucher was provided.

Customer: Ms. Diann P Fahey

Date: 05/30/2019

Booking the tour and air was easy, stress free.

Customer: Kenneth A Robidoux

Date: 05/31/2019

Easy to deal with, very good value for the price, knowledgeable staff.

Customer: Anthony Pignataro

Date: 05/27/2019

It was so easy to book. I called a number and spoke to someone who knew the answers to all my questions. And they called me when their were flight changes. The booking was perfect.

Customer: Mrs. Jeanie Marion Ann Lee

Date: 04/23/2019

Everything was just wonderful. All the accommodation, all the tours, the food and especially the driver, Colm. We loved it so much that we are now planning our next trip around CIE tour dates.

Customer: Brian Attaway

Date: 04/04/2019

I would use them again! The tour guide Dennis Was amazing. He made sure everyone had fun and definitely kept us laughing. If I book again to go back to Ireland I would definitely ask for him to be my guide. There was a couple that had the same last name as a bar there and they asked Dennis to stop and he did. Means a lot to people to know you are spending a week with a stranger that eventually becomes your friend and shows he cares! Great job Dennis! ( I am trying to attach pictures but it’s not letting me)

Customer: Mr. Robert Dennis Clarke

Date: 03/28/2019

Great tour! Our travel agent did a wonderful job of setting up everything.

Customer: Julie Ann Huelsman

Date: 03/26/2019

The booking was great! Very helpful and efficient agent.

Customer: Ms. Sarah Ann Overmyer

Date: 12/26/2018

The tour was very nice and we were able to see lots of Ireland. Les our bus driver was amazing. He knew so much about everywhere we went. The bus was comfortable and clean. The hotels were all nice and clean. The sites that we stopped at were beautiful.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/20/2018

The tour itself was 5 star the booking service experience was one star until I complained and a supervisor took over my booking.

Customer: Mr. Jennifer Therese Finn

Date: 12/20/2018

What an amazing honeymoon we had with CIE! Couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful time! Our tour guide John was the absolute best! The hotels were great! The sites were amazing! Can’t wait to start planning another trip!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/21/2018

Very easy to book and customer service representatives were extremely friendly and helpful.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 12/02/2018

We absolutely loved the CIE Pub Tour! Everything was so well organized. We were able to see a lot more sights than if we were traveling by ourselves. We also still had lots of free time in the afternoon and evenings to go explore places that were not on the tour. Also, our bus driver was fantastic! He knew the history of Ireland inside and out and was very funny and professional!

Customer: Mrs. Frances Hurley

Date: 11/20/2018

The tour was great learnt a lot about Ireland and its history

Customer: Mrs. Bronwyn Sue Hegarty

Date: 11/11/2018

Our tour guide was Michael and he was excellent - his stories, jokes and knowledge kept us all entertained. But don't mention Brexit! Loved the small tour as opposed to the larger bus. Everyone got along really well! Accommodation was fine but meals were all a bit same same

Customer: Ms. Roxanne L Cundiff

Date: 11/11/2018

It was an amazing experience and have told friends and family about my experience with CIE tours

Customer: Amanda O’Keefe

Date: 11/11/2018

Upon booking our trip we were not given the option to take a 8 or 9 day trip. We were only told of the 9 days. Because of the 9th day we had several issues because of the Papal visit. The trip itself was amazing but when issues arose there was very little communication between CIE tours and my party. It was extremely difficult to get in contact with anyone. We needed to switch hotels because of the Papal visit and we were not given the information about who our transfer was with or what hotel we were going to. The stress of this completely altered our trip. The family back in the states were attempting to call CIE tours and the customer service representative was rude and not helpful. Upon our return to the States, trying to contact someone was extremely difficult. Weeks would go by without a call back. Mistakes were made when issuing a refunds and it was extremely frustrating. We did not feel like a priority or that our business mattered. I returned to the states on 8/25 and my issue was resolved 11/9.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/11/2018

The guides/driver were excellent. Choice of towns and excursions were enjoyable. I would and have recommended CIE.

Customer: Mr. Ernest James Bickley

Date: 11/12/2018

Personnel and interesting guide/driver, great tour selections, wonderful treatment by the Irish people.

Customer: Mr. William H Brown

Date: 11/09/2018

Highly recommended.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/08/2018

Yes I would recommend CIE.

Customer: Deborah Jo Koopman

Date: 11/07/2018

I did my booking over the phone and thought that the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/08/2018

Great places to stay, and an awesome guide

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/08/2018

From the sights, to the food, to the pubs, to our awesome tour guide, Michael, it was a trip we’ll never forget.

Customer: Alicia Marie Wahl

Date: 11/06/2018

The guy who booked my trip was so nice and found us the best deal. We were taking a trip for my fiancés birthday and was the most memorable trip!!

Customer: Mr. Arthur Gilbert Nelson

Date: 11/06/2018

CIE is amazing. I have nothing but rave reviews. Tour guide, Matt, is phenomenal.

Customer: imoran

Date: 11/06/2018

There are many tours and prices to choose from, but from booking to departure CIE tours did a fanominal job. John, our driver, was very professional yet he gave us a inner glimpse of the daily life of the Irish people. We booked a day early and stay in Dublin. We caught up on our sleep and explored the city on our own.

Customer: Joseph Dennis Mclaughlin

Date: 11/06/2018

Everything was excellent from the hotels we stayed at to the meals and especially our tour guide and bus driver Matt Nolan who made us feel very welcome in Ireland. I would highly recommend cie tours to anyone looking to tour Ireland, and I have.

Customer: Mrs. Karin C Littlefield

Date: 11/07/2018

Every facet of our trip was excellent and perfect! Denis O'Sullivan was exemplary as a driver /guide: versed in history, social information, and repartee. The bus was comfortable and meticulously clean inside and out. I recommend CIE to everyone I talk to and will definitely take another tour with CIE. I loved the hotels, border collie herding, Irish coffee, as well as the Guinness and Smithwicks tours. The balance of tourist spots and local pubs gave a balance to the trip and I fell in love with the beautiful countryside and, most of all, the people I met in the pubs. Easily the best trip I have taken. Thanks to CIE for their impeccable attention to detail. There were no flaws in their organization and Denis made everything happen perfectly and on time. The four of us have nothing but wonderful memories and photos. Karin

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/07/2018

My first trip to Ireland and CIE tours made it an amazing journey.

Customer: Kristine Marie Barr

Date: 05/21/2018

I thought the booking process was pretty easy and straightforward. Plus I was able to get a receipt via email after any changes made. That made it pretty nice.

Customer: Fabienne Katharina Aballi-Mccarthy

Date: 05/27/2018

It was first rate. I booked only 14 days in advance of our trip and everything worked out perfectly. We booked the flight also with CIE. The fellow (Brian) I believe, assisted us in getting the best flight at the last minute. Wonderful.

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