CIE Tours Offers Great Deals to the British Isles

One of our partners, CIE Tours International, specializes in their tour packages to the British Isles, Ireland in particular. You can get a great deal on these tours if you book early. CIE has been in business for 81 years and that level of expertise and experience shows with the quality of tours they offer. You might decide to see the rolling green hillsides of Ireland, the grand castles and other architecture of classic civilization, or the home of the world’s oldest whiskies in Scotland. And, who knows, you might even find true love. Read on to learn more.

Tours Offered

Here’s a brief sampling of some of the vacations CIE is offering in 2014. These are two of their Top 10 Hot Deals for 2014:

Irish Heritage and Dromoland Castle Tour

On this seven-day tour, among other things, you’ll stay at the five-star Dromoland Castle Hotel, and you’ll get to take an open-air bus trip through Dublin with a stop to visit the home of one of Ireland’s most famous beverages: either the Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jameson Distillery.

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Taste of Scotland and Ireland Tour

This vacation focuses on meals and unique oddities. You’ll have six planned dinners, as well as a Dublin dinner canal cruise with live music. In addition, you’ll get to take a ghost walking tour in Edinburgh, and get to visit the Loch Ness, and decide for yourself if Nessie is real.

These are just a couple of the world-class vacations you can take through CIE Tours. But what really makes CIE special is the opportunity to make personal connections.

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A Story of True Love

In 1962, Norrie Coakley, a young woman living in Dublin with her father, convinced him to take a bus tour with CIE Tours International, to see some of the Irish countryside and take a break from their day-to-day lives. Surely, she had no idea what was in store for her.

On the bus, she met Bill Short. Bill was an Irish-American World War II veteran visiting from Chicago, traveling by himself and looking to reconnect with his Irish roots. Bill and Norrie immediately hit it off, and took a side trip to Killarney together. In that time their initial spark deepened into real love. Bill had to return to the States after his vacation, but a year later, Norrie moved to Chicago to marry Bill.

More than fifty years later, the two are still together, with three children and six grandchildren. The two took another CIE Tours Irish vacation last August to commemorate their golden anniversary and revisit the place where they first fell in love. They still keep a vintage 1962 CIE Tours poster in their home, as a reminder of the vacation where they found each other.

You never know what kind of surprises await you on a CIE Tours International vacation, perhaps even the greatest surprise of all– true love. Visit to get the best price on your CIE vacation today.

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