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Why travel with us

We go above and beyond to help ensure your trip is just as amazing as you've envisioned. Some of the big (and small) ways we make your vacation special:

Customized Vacations

Travel the way you want, whether you'd like a guided tour, a customized on-your-own trip, or a private driver tour that lets you set the pace.

Knowledgeable Guides

Our friendly tour directors are storytellers with a passion for sharing the history and traditions of the places you'll visit.

Reliability and Experience

We bring more than nine decades of travel experience to each vacation, and your itinerary has been planned to maximize every moment. 

Enjoy it all with no hidden costs!

Our Inclusive Advantage

Get more without spending more! Other tour operators charge extra for some aspects of the tour – but with CIE Tours, there are no optional extras. Everything you’ll need is included in the price.

No optional extras means more money in your pocket.

We include the entrance fees to all listed attractions and traditional entertainment. You’ll get most meals, including daily hot breakfast starting on Day 2, plus a welcome drink to meet your tour director and fellow guests.

All on-tour transportation is included. Plus, get free wifi on coaches and in hotels. We’ll handle one suitcase per person throughout your holiday, and we’ll cover all local taxes and hotel service charges.

Blarney Castle

Our Inclusive Advantage means savings for you - up to $550 per couple per week!


The Value of CIE Tours


Years of travel experience


Experienced local tour guides


Spectacular guided tours to choose from


Guest satisfaction rating

Travel your way with CIE Tours

Whether you're looking to make new friends—or reconnect with your loved ones—we have the perfect travel style for you.

​Guided Tours

Experience the best destinations with our friendly tour guides and luxury coaches.

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Independent Adventures

Our self-drive options put you in the driver’s seat —choose to follow one of our pre-set routes or make your own plan.

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Group Travel

Gather a group of friends and family for an unforgettable tour.

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Custom Private Driver

Let us design your dream vacation complete with an expert guide and your own private car.

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Travel with our
tour directors

Our experienced local guides make your trip memorable by sharing
the knowledge and insights that bring dimension to your vacation.
Joe Lavery
Joe Lavery
From Dublin

Favorite placeDonegal

Dermot Honan
From Wicklow

Favorite placeDonegal

Marian Kelly
From Dublin

Favorite placeGalway

John O'Brien
John O'Brien
From Galway

Favorite placeKerry

Tour in style in luxury coaches

CIE Tours goes beyond the standard tour bus with state-of-the-art luxury coaches.
You'll enjoy:
  • Panoramic windows to take in every breathtaking view
  • Comfortable reclining seats with plenty of legroom to stretch out
  • Charging stations and free wifi to help you stay in touch and recharge

Enjoy the view from our luxury coaches

Stay at the best hotels

CIE Tours' travel experts hand-select the finest hotels for every tour, offering impeccable service and hospitality, convenient locations, and the best value for our travelers. CIE Tours use, at minimum, three-star hotels, which offer comfortable rooms and facilities like on-site dining rooms, lounges, and bars. Many tours feature four- and five-star accommodations, which include luxurious amenities like spas, or more unique settings, like castle or manor stays.

Live like royalty on select tours, which include overnight stays in grand manors and castles. 
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See why guests love CIE Tours

People at the Blarney Castle

Our trip was everything I thought it could be and more. CIE was wonderful to work with, and I tell everyone to check them out. Thank you, CIE, for the trip of a lifetime. 

Treva Jeannine Hillyard

CIE Tours treated us as if we were their first and only customer!! Highly recommend—if you are contemplating going to Ireland, give them a call.

Mary Anne Degnan
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Explore our destinations

  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Galway
  • Dublin
  • Killarney
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Brú na Boinne Visitor Center
  • Ring of Kerry

Pubs are about more than just Irish beer and whiskey—people come to enjoy music, laughs, and the legendary Irish wit.

  • Highlands
  • Loch Ness
  • St Andrews
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Isle of Skye
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Glencoe Mountains
  • Loch Lomond
  • Edinburgh Castle

Head off the beaten path to see the treasures on Scotland's rugged islands on Scottish Isles & Glens

  • Tower of London
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Lake District
  • Stonehenge
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Cavern Club
  • Cotswolds
  • Windsor Castle

See castles and cathedrals, Oxford and Cambridge, the Lake District and Liverpool as you circle England on the English Odyssey.

  • Colosseum
  • Vatican
  • Roman Forum
  • Accademia
  • Isle of Capri
  • Sorrento
  • Venice Gondola Ride
  • Bologna
  • Sistine Chapel

Every region in Italy has their own unique way to enjoy pasta—and there are more than 600 different pasta shapes to try.

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Golden Circle
  • Reynisfjara Beach
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Northern Lights
  • Lava Center
  • Secret Lagoon
  • Strokkur Geysir

Blame the Vikings for the lack of trees in Iceland's stunning landscapes. They deforested much of the country when they arrived here in the 700s.

Flamenco is more than a dance: it’s a deeply expressive art form with music, dance, singing, and rhythmic handclaps combining in a display of passion and storytelling.

  • Trinity College
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Louvre
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Conwy
  • York Minster
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Waterford Crystal

The McCarthy family built the legendary Blarney castle, with its stone that gives those who kiss it the gift of eloquence.

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Get answers to the most-asked questions about traveling to Europe with CIE Tours.

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Enjoy award-winning experiences on every tour

CIE Tours' Awards of Excellence honor attractions and hotels that score the most praise from our guests.

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