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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Dublin City Tour | Glasnevin Cemetery Museum | Clontarf Castle
    Your tour begins at
  2. Day 2
    Florence Court House | Blakes of the Hollow Pub | Donegal
    Visit Florence Court House, home of the Irish Yew. The original tree, discovered in 1760, can still be viewed on the grounds. Tour the magnificent 18th century mansion, renowned for its elaborate rococo plasterwork. Next, a CIE Tours Exclusive, visit Blakes of the Hollow Pub, a Victorian bar that retains many features original to its founding in 1887. Famed author John McGahern, a regular visitor, described it as “one of the happiest and most beautiful bars in the whole of Ireland”. Take a photo by its official “Game of Thrones” door highlighting the series' sixth season. Continue your travels north to Donegal. With its windswept hills where only sheep can thrive, Donegal is renowned for woolen production and tweeds. (B, D)
  3. Day 3
    Slieve League Cliffs | Triona Design | Nancy's Bar
    Head to Teelin to reach the best viewing point of the Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe.Enjoy a CIE Tours Exclusive experience, sip an Irish coffee as you take in the view from these impressive cliffs. Travel along the coast then head inland through the majestic Glengesh Pass for views of mountains and valleys to reach Triona Design in Ardara, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, where spinners and weavers will demonstrate their crafts. Head to popular Nancy's Bar in Ardara for dinner before going to your hotel in Donegal town, a busy little town that was once a Viking port.  (B, D)
  4. Day 4
    Belleek Pottery | Galway Cruise (seasonal) | Galway
    Discover the secrets that have made Belleek Pottery one of the most enduring success stories of Irish craftsmanship during a tour of Belleek Pottery. You'll go behind the scenes to see how this world-famous fine china is made. Travel south to Galway and take a relaxed cruise on Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland (April 1 - October 21 departures). Enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
  5. Day 5
    Connemara Celtic Crystal | Dan O'Hara Homestead | Connemara
    Explore scenic Connemara to admire how constantly changing cloud formations give granite hills, sparkling lakes, and peat bogs an added dimension. Stop at the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory to watch skilled artisans demonstrate fine glass cutting. Travel on through spectacular scenery to visit Dan O'Hara's Homestead where you will experience traditional farming methods, see Connemara ponies, and have a light lunch. Return to Galway and enjoy an evening free for independent dining and exploration. (B, L)
  6. Day 6
    Cliffs of Moher | Killarney
    Drive through Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher, which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the cliffs to see spectacular vistas, including Galway Bay and the Aran Island. Embark on a short ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Arrive in Killarney, where you will dine in your hotel this evening (B, D)
  7. Day 7
    Ring of Kerry Tour | Sheepdog Demonstration
    Head out to the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's most famous and popular scenic drive. Stop at Moriarty's at the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner.  Immerse yourself in farm life with a demonstration of sheepdogs herding flocks.  Continue on the scenic drive, pause for panoramic mountain views at Moll's Gap.  Your evening is free to explore in Killarney tonight, as you dine indepently and perhaps discover some of the town's lively pubs.   (B)
  8. Day 8
    Blarney Castle | Abbey Tavern
    Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or take a gentle walk through the lovely parklands and colorful gardens. Head to the Abbey Tavern for Irish cuisine, and an evening of lively entertainment. (B, D)
  9. Day 9
    Independent Bus Tour
    Enjoy an independent Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. (B)
  10. Day 10
    Your Tour Ends in Dublin
    Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
Countries Visited

France , Ireland

Cities Visited

Tours, Dublin, Nancy

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Hygiene and Safety Protocols for CIE Tours

Before You Arrive

Because rules and guidelines vary from country to country and are continually changing, before you travel, we will provide you with the most up-to-date information to ensure you are informed about protocols in your destination.

Most airlines have announced new procedures including requiring flight attendants to wear masks, sanitizing all surfaces between flights and having seating configurations that allow for physical distancing. We recommend visiting your airline's website for specific information on their policies.

On the Road
  • For guests who elect to go on a group tour, the majority of our departures will be small groups, with a number of empty seats on coaches to allow guests to space out for a more comfortable experience. For those who prefer an even smaller group and more independence, we have an extensive offering of private driver and self-drive options. While specific protocols will vary from location to location, some general guidelines will be followed:
  • The interiors of our coaches will be sanitized daily, including regular cleaning of high-touch areas and surfaces. Scheduled stops will facilitate frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer will be available at all times.
  • At hotels, guest rooms will be disinfected thoroughly between stays and common areas such as lobbies, elevators, restaurants and fitness centers will be cleaned continuously throughout each day.
  • When visiting attractions, all appropriate local safety precautions will be followed, and guests may be rotated in smaller sub-groups when necessary.
  • Social distancing will be incorporated in some form in most activities and visits. Teams are working hard to make this as seamless as possible, ensuring your comfort and security.
Our Team

Our Tour Directors are not only local experts but are also trained to handle a variety of unexpected situations - including illnesses and emergencies. They will be thoroughly trained on enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures, and will ensure that guests know what to expect every step of the way. If any issues arise, we have systems and protocols in place and the Tours Directors also have extensive local support to assist.

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Accommodations

Package: Irish Explorer - 10 Days/9 Nights land tour

Clontarf Castle Hotel
Steeped in Irish history, the Clontarf Castle Hotel offers guests all the charm and splendor of a ro...

Mill Park Hotel
A warm welcome awaits you at this hotel which is built around its unique-styled Granary, along with ...

Mill Park Hotel
A warm welcome awaits you at this hotel which is built around its unique-styled Granary, along with ...

The Hardiman Hotel (Formerly Hotel Meyrick)
The Hardiman Hotel is a flawless combination of Victorian grace and opulent luxury. Located right in...

The Hardiman Hotel (Formerly Hotel Meyrick)
The Hardiman Hotel is a flawless combination of Victorian grace and opulent luxury. Located right in...

Killarney Plaza Hotel
Overlooking Killarney National Park, this classic hotel is within 5 minute walk from the town center...

Killarney Plaza Hotel
Overlooking Killarney National Park, this classic hotel is within 5 minute walk from the town center...

Herbert Park Hotel
This modern, bright property offers guests style and comfort with modern amenities. The bright, cont...

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

CIE Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.1
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 1962 reviews about CIE Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

The trip was wonderful. This is our second CIE tour and totally enjoyed both and highly recommend.

Fantastic trip, more than I was expecting.

We greatly enjoyed this tour. The itinerary covered a lot of fabulous places to see, the accommodations were excellent, and the tour guide/coach driver was very entertaining and informative. We will definitely consider CIE and Affordable Tours in booking our next vacation. Thanks!

I expected more hands on guidance in the choice of pubs, more going as a group. However I liked very much our driver/guide, Matt Nolan. His manner was very pleasant, his introductions to the areas we visited and history talks were just enough, and he was skilled driver on the narrow roads. Time on the bus was calm and quiet which seemed to suit us. He managed all the travel details professionally.

Exceeded my expectations. Wonderful accommodations, very interactive experience with the tour stops.

Wonderful experience, we are looking forward to booking another tour.

Price very reasonable. Nice accommodations. Great tours and good amount of free time.

It was a great experience from beginning to end.

I would highly recommend CIE Tours. The tour, accommodations and food were excellent. Our driver, David, was the best!

2nd trip with CIE. both were up to expectations. good drivers and guides. good selection of places to tour.

This was a great tour with lots of included activities. CIE was very accommodating and helpful.

CIE is a very solid tour company. This was our third trip with CIE and we have toured with five other companies, all well known. CIE is not the cheapest, but the quality is excellent and there are no optional excursions. Everything is included in the price. This means they stick to popular tour options. Optional excursions offer the chance to customize the tour or to opt out of some selections. There were no CIE scheduled attractions that we would have left out. Service and organization were very sound as always.

Our driver/ guide, Murt, made the whole experience very enjoyable. He had a great sense of humor, provided interesting stories & historical events and gave us the best amount of time each day to see all the events on our schedule.

CIE was great. Tour Director was wonderful.

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