Ireland is one of the most magical places to visit in the world. Not only is the scenery breathtaking, but it is interspersed with romantic castles, quaint villages, and medieval ruins, all set against a lush green backdrop. One of the best ways to visit the Emerald Isle is on a guided journey with CIE Tours.
A premier operator in the British Isles, CIE Tours offers several tours in Ireland, including the immersive and comprehensive 9-day Irish Adventure. Offered throughout all of 2023, the tour begins and ends in Dublin. The itinerary explores the entire island with stops at Ireland's most iconic sites, including the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, and Giant's Causeway.
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While planning for a trip is exciting, taking care of all the logistics can be stressful. With CIE Tours, you won't have to worry about any of that. After you choose your 9-day Irish Adventure escorted tour, the planning is all taken care of for you.
Guests will be provided with 15 meals, which include every breakfast along the way and several dinners – all at no extra cost. Likewise, all of the tour activities are included so that you don't have to worry about any hidden fees.
As you travel around Ireland visiting all of the must-see spots, the company's knowledgeable and experienced tour guides will be there to take care of your needs every step of the way. They also have plenty of insider information and personal stories to color and enliven the journey.
There is no more fitting way to begin an Irish adventure than in Dublin. A historic metropolis founded around the 7th century, Dublin is the country's capital and largest city. The journey starts with a tour of the city from your Dublin hotel and a welcome drink before dinner in the evening.
On day two, travelers are treated to a day trip to Glendalough, a 6th-century settlement nestled in the Wicklow Mountains. Today, all that remains are the ruins of a monastery where learning flourished for many years until the settlement was sacked by the Vikings. The tour then continues to the Dunbrody Famine Ship and finishes for the day in historic Waterford, where travelers will spend the night at the Dooley's Hotel Waterford.
On day three, the tour heads to Killarney, with many exciting stops along the way. First, you will travel to the harbor town of Cobh, followed by a trip to Blarney Castle, famous for a stone said to impart the gift of eloquence to those who kiss it. End the day at the charming International Hotel in Killarney, one of the town's historic hotels.
The next day, travelers get to discover the most scenic drive in Ireland: The Ring of Kerry. This winding coastal road has several sightseeing stops, including Moll's Gap, which offers panoramic views of the mountains. The outing finishes back in Killarney for a relaxing evening.
Many travelers will be most looking forward to day five when the tour visits the Cliffs of Moher. Towering 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most iconic landmarks. The day finishes in Galway with a stay at the Ardilaun Hotel.
The following morning, travelers depart to a working farm for a demonstration by the trained and talented sheepdogs before continuing to Donegal town and the ancient walled city of Derry. Your stop for the night will be the Everglades Hotel just outside Derry city center.
On day seven, the tour continues to Giant's Causeway, a spectacular natural formation by the sea caused by ancient lava flows (or, according to legend, built by a giant). Then, you will head to the Titanic Belfast to learn the story of the ill-fated ship and close the day out at The Glyde Inn, National Pub of the Year 2018.
Your Irish adventure will finish back in Dublin. Day eight offers the opportunity to see the city at your own pace with a hop-on, hop-off bus and a voucher to your choice of top attractions: the GPO Museum, Teeling Whiskey Distillery, or EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum. The tour ends with one final night in the city and a complimentary breakfast the following morning.
This 9-day Irish Adventure itinerary with CIE Tours is being offered throughout 2023, with regular departure dates that are bound to fit your ideal vacation timeframe. Through Avoya Travel, you can quickly and easily choose from more than 30 different tour dates for the trip of a lifetime. Most dates are available in the spring and summer, but there are many options during the winter and fall as well if you are looking to take advantage of the quieter season.
Ready to secure your spot on one of the best CIE Tours itineraries in Ireland? Avoya Travel is here to help! We will connect you with a knowledgeable Independent Travel Advisor to help you find the best deal on your once-in-a-lifetime Irish adventure.