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CIE Tours

4.6 | Excellent
  • 90% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Regional Expert
Established
  • 1932
Headquarters
  • Dublin, Ireland
Trips
  • 127

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CIE Tours Reviews & Ratings 90% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 164 Great 8 Average 1 Disappointing 0 Terrible 19
Value:
4.5 Guide:
4.6 Activities:
4.6 Lodging:
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4.6 Meals:
4.6

Tour Reviews

K

Recommends

Loved our experience May 2021

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Loved our experience with our tour guide Mert our CIE tour in July/August of 2015 we have many pictures that we wanted to share with our group — I believe maybe however, the person in charge of creating a group page for our group — couldn’t read my handwriting when we had past the clipboard around to put our email addresses on as myself, husband and daughter never received any notification of the group page — kelli_landaverde@icloud.com or Kelli_landaverde@yahoo.com ; a.ponce219@gmail.com ; aponcelandaverde@gmail.com —- would still love to keep in touch with the group — that’s what’s so sad being together side by side for two weeks getting to know someone and then to never hear from one another ever again
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Dt

Recommends

Our Guide was awesome. John did an amazing job November 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I took my 80 year old Dad and he bragged about it every day till he passed 5/2020. It was the best thing I have ever done. Wish I could do it again with him.

K

Recommends

Best tour ever! May 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
we weren't sure about doing a tour when went to Ireland. After a tour with CIE we can't imagine doing anything else. Best tour ever!

D

Recommends

Want to give a huge shout-out to CIE Tours May 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Want to give a huge shout-out to CIE Tours. My teenage daughter and I were supposed to travel to Ireland in July. CIE gave us a travel voucher for the full amount we paid for our land excursion AND our plane tickets. Fingers crossed for Ireland in July 2021. #cietours #outstandingcustomerservice #ireland
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L

Recommends

Fantastic tour company April 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Fantastic tour company. Love how everything is included in the price of our trip. No extra admission costs. So convenient this way.

C

Recommends

Both, my wife and I had a great fortnight April 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Both, my wife and I had a great fortnight doing the Scotland and Ireland Tour in August 2019. The Irish Driver/Tour Director-unfortunately I can't remember his name- and the Scottish Guide-again her name escapes me at the present- were extremely entertaining and so full of knowledge and passionate about the history and other aspects of their respective countries. Most of our group members were from the US-as usual!!) but terrific people. Others like us were from Australia. Thanks to the thorough planning and the professionalism of CIE and its employees, the tour was extremely enjoyable. Apart from one or two places that were of average standard, the hotels and resorts booked for our tour were of a very high standard, both in the facilities and the food provided. We certainly fond memories of our experience and are now planning to use CIE again in our next trip, when this stupid COVID 19 ends. Well done CIE International from Trish and Chris Amani, Perth Western Australia
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FAQ

Are flights included?
Yes

From CIE Tours

For the 2015 season we will celebrate 83 years of travel excellence! During this time CIE Tours International has provided travellers with the highest quality holidays to Ireland and Britain and we continue to improve our tours and our services.

Over the years we have built up an enviable reputation for security and reliability with satisfied clients throughout the world. We set our own high standards for delivering excellent holidays with state-of-the-art luxury coaches; prompt and pleasant customer service; the best hotels; and carefully chosen visits and entertainment.

Our coach tours are fully inclusive with no optional extras to purchase at your destination. You pay one price and we insist that our tour directors focus solely on your enjoyment. Once you pay the deposit, we guarantee our land tour prices.

If you prefer to travel independently, we offer self-drive and chauffeur-drive programs for Ireland with a wide range of hotel accommodation, which can be booked in advance, as well as popular B & Bs. Whichever way you like to travel, choose one of our fine holidays from our website and enjoy the greatest travel experience ever!

What makes CIE Tours unique?

Sightseeing Visits: CIE Tours includes a variety of attractions on every tour for an interesting travel experience. Check each tour itinerary to see exactly which places are featured. Admission costs are included in the tour price so that you don't waste time paying as you enter each attraction.

Guaranteed Departures & Prices: We guarantee most of our land tour departures which are updated daily on our website. We guarantee land tour costs will not increase, once you have paid your tour deposit, to protect you against international currency fluctuations.

Group Airport Transfers: As a newcomer to an airport, it's great to have someone meet you. We include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary. If you arrive or depart later than our tour dates, you may purchase a transfer from us.

Travel Documents: On arrival CIE Tours will supply coach tour clients with tour vouchers, maps, ticket wallets, destination information, rain poncho, carry-on backpack, phone cards, VAT tax card, luggage tags and a strap. Self-drive clients receive accommodation vouchers and listings, ticket wallets, luggage tags and a strap. Use the tags and strap on your baggage for easy identification throughout your holiday. All you need to supply is a valid passport and, if driving, a current drivers license.

Leisure & Spa Facilities: Most of the hotels we use offer wonderful leisure facilities and spas. When you travel on a coach tour, you will have some free time most days and may like to enjoy some relaxation and spa serenity! So be sure to pack a swimsuit and workout clothes.

History & Geography: People who choose to travel in Ireland and Britain usually have an interest in the long history of the region and, as you tour around, you will visit a lot of ancient cities, churches and castles. All of our tour directors are well trained in the background information of the places and incorporate this history into their narratives in a manner that is fun and easy to digest. Similarly they are able to give you facts on the geography of the regions you travel through, giving you an insight into climate, farming, weather and other topics.

Coach Touring & Sightseeing: Some people think that on a coach tour, all you do is sit on the coach all day. Not true with CIE Tours! We have created balanced and varied days of sightseeing with plenty of stops for taking photos, shopping, lunch, snacks and bathrooms. You never travel for longer than two hours without getting off the coach.

Fully Escorted Coach Tours:

See what you get on a CIE coach tour

--CIE Tours to Ireland, Scotland and Britain Luxury coach travel, daily sightseeing and a professional tour director

--CIE Tours to Ireland, Scotland and Britain Speedy group check-in at hotels

--CIE Tours to Ireland, Scotland and Britain All breakfasts and most dinners including special dinner/shows

--CIE Tours to Ireland, Scotland and Britain Airport transfers and baggage handling

--CIE Tours to Ireland, Scotland and Britain Prepaid hotels, meals and admissions help you control holiday costs

--CIE Tours to Ireland, Scotland and Britain Comprehensive tour documents

Selection Of Itineraries: Touring by coach is a holiday with a capital H! CIE Tours International offers the widest range of itineraries. Depending on your available time and budget, you can choose an ideal tour. All of our programs are carefully planned to permit full enjoyment of your holiday.

Luxury Touring Coaches: Travel in the height of comfort with CIE Tours and sit back and let an expert do the driving! Our state-of-the-art coaches feature panoramic windows for optimum viewing while reclining seats, individual climate controls and a public address system ensure your well-being.

Your Tour Director: CIE Tours could not exist without our great locally employed tour directors they are the envy of the travel industry. From the moment you land in Ireland or Britain, your tour director is there to welcome you, handle your luggage, drive you from place to place and give you a daily commentary. Tour directors make history and culture come alive and create a superb experience with daily doses of humour, information and assistance.

Associations:

American Society of Travel Agents, United States Tour Operators Association

Awards:

Trips & Specials

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9 days
Group tour
Value (3*)
Physical :
From: $ 1,852

Highlights

  • Explore three Great Cities – Edinburgh, York & London
  • Enjoy awesome Scottish Evening
  • Two or Three Night Stays in Each Location
  • Visits and admissions to Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews Castle, York Minster, Castle Howard, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Tower of London
  • Admire the scenery when you board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s vintage locomotive
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10 days
Group tour
Value (3*)
Physical :
From: $ 2,160

Highlights

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 9 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 6 dinners (D) including: Welcome dinner in London, Welsh Evening in Cardiff , Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show , Scottish evening in Edinburgh, 2 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of London, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh
  • Walking tours of Waterford and York
  • Round trip ferry transportation between Britain & Ireland
  • Jerpoint Park Farm sheepdog trials with tea and scones
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4 to 18 departures
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum
  • Visits and admissions to Stonehenge, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Cardiff Castle, House of Waterford Crystal, Glasnevin Museum, Edinburgh Castle, York Minster and Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies
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Highlights

  • Visits and admissions to Dalkey Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Explore Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills
  • See the House of Waterford Crystal, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Stonehenge and Tower of London
  • Experience Paris with Independent Sightseeing
  • Amazing Welsh Evening in Cardiff
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12 days
Group tour
Value (3*)
Physical :
From: $ 2,051

Highlights

  • Enjoy the great start with a train ride on a narrow-gauge steam train to admire the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National Park
  • See the Welsh Castles & Scenery
  • Experience Tenby Evening Walk
  • Visit St David's Cathedral
  • Visits and admissions to Chester Cathedral
  • See the National Slate Museum, Harlech Castle, Pembroke Castle, Lovespoon Workshop
  • Explore Killarney and admire the famous lakes on a jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle
  • Skellig Experience, Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Folk
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