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2022 Mystical Ireland Self-Drive - 8 Days/7 Nights

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Use code SPRING1521 for 15% discount valid on the land portion of new 2021 or 2022 bookings reserved 4/5/2021-5/16/2021 departing 8/1/2021-12/31/22 for the following tours: Irish Odyssey, Irish Classic, Jewels of Ireland, Scots Irish Tour, Scottish & Irish Dream, Scottish & Irish Gold, Taste of Britain & Ireland, Scottish Isles & Glens and 11 day itineraries for Taste of Scotland & Ireland or Scottish Clans & Castles. Use code SPRING1021 for 10% discount valid on the land portion of new 2021 or 2022 bookings reserved 4/5/2021-5/16/2021 departing 8/1/2021-12/31/22 including all Guided Coach Tours to Ireland, Britain, Iceland or Italy, Classic Itineraries Self-Drive and Classic Itineraries with Driver to Ireland. Use code PD10 for 10% discount on 2021 or 2022 Private Driver vacations to Ireland, Britain and Iceland reserved 4/5/2021-5/16/2021 departing 8/1/2021-12/31/22. Non-refundable $250 per person deposit is required within 5 days of making the reservation. Discounts exclude Military Tattoo departures, Custom Private Groups, and Traveler’s Choice a la carte self-drive options. Discount not combinable with any other offer except a repeat guest incentive for verified past guests. Temporary changes to our standard terms and conditions regarding flexibility apply to new bookings for Ireland & Britain until further notice. Notice of change in travel plans must be given more than 30 days prior to departure; standard cancellation penalties apply for cancellation without rebooking or changes made less than 30 days prior to departure. Bookings can be changed to a different destination and/or to a different departure date prior to December 31, 2022 with no land penalty. Penalty waiver applies to the land portion of the booking only; airfares may be subject to penalties and/or change fees from the airline. If you choose a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, you are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a future travel credit will be issued for the difference in price. Does not apply to Traveler’s Choice Self-Drive Vacations. Flexibility for Group & Custom Private Driver Travel vary; contact 800-223-6508 for details. Future travel credit has no cash value but is fully transferable. Offer dependent on space availability. May be withdrawn at any time. CST #202 185-20

**2022 bookings can be changed for the period during which COVID-19 is still affecting travel and national or federal health agencies in your country of residence have either issued a warning to avoid non-essential travel to your destination due to COVID-19 or if the destination country is not open to travel.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland , North Ireland

Cities Visited

Belfast , Bunratty , Derry , Dublin , Shannon , Westport

  1. Day 1
    Dublin Independent Sightseeing
    Your day is free to explore Dublin with you included vouchers. Take a Hop On Hop Off bus tour, and see all the city's highlights with the freedom to stop off to explore further as you please. You Hop On Hop Off ticket also gives you admission to the Little Museum of Dublin, an old Georgian townhouse with a fantastic collection of 5,000 objects telling the story of the city. Plus, you will have a voucher to admit you to one of Dublin's top attractions. Choose from the Guinness Storehouse - a seven-story attraction telling the story of Dublin's iconic brew, complete with a pint at the Gravity Bar on the top floor, Teeling Distillery - the first new whiskey distillery to open in Dublin in 125 years, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum - telling the story of the people who left Ireland and how they shaped the world (winner of Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction 2019) or GPO Museum - innovatively detailing the fascinating story of the 1916 Rising, the pivotal event that led to Ireland's independence. Dine independently in your choice of Dublin's restaurants or pubs.
  2. Day 2
    Down Cathedral | St. Patrick's Centre | Crumlin Road Gaol | Belfast
    Pick up your Hertz rental car and begin your driving journey. Drive north to the medieval town of Downpatrick and see the ancient burial site of St Patrick at Down Cathedral. Visit the St Patrick's Centre to explore the life and legacy of the Welsh born patron saint and discover his profound impact on Ireland. Next head to Belfast and visit Victorian era Crumlin Road Gaol, for a fascinating look at 150 years of history, and learn about the lives of the 25,000 men, women and children who were imprisoned there. Dine at your hotel in central Belfast this evening and perhaps enjoy some of the city's lively nightlife. (B, D)
  3. Day 3
    Titanic Belfast | Belfast
    Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about the ill-fated liner, which was built in the city in 1912. Spend the rest of the day exploring Belfast as you wish. There is so much to see, Victorian buildings, Queen's University, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and many sites associated with the city's often turbulent history including the Peace Wall. Your afternoon is free so you might spend some time exploring the sights outside the city. Dine independently this evening. (B)
  4. Day 4
    Giant's Causeway | Walled City Brewery
    Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. This scenic region is one of the locations for “Game of Thrones.” Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle. Explore the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago, though legend says they were built by local giant Finn MacCool. In historic Derry, walk around the medieval defensive walls that encircle the compact old city, and cross the Peace Bridge, built to unite two communities that were long in conflict. Then visit the Walled City Brewery for dinner and a flight of their craft beers. (B, D)
  5. Day 5
    Donegal | Westport
    Travel through the rugged countryside of Donegal, renowned for heathery hills, sheep and the many tweeds made from their wool. You may choose to visit Triona Design in Ardara or Donegal town, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner and you might even catch a demonstration of hand weaving. Continue on towards County Mayo and take a stroll through historic Westport before dinner in your hotel this evening. (B, D)
  6. Day 6
    Westport House | Westport
    You might take a scenic drive to the beautiful town of Leenane and Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord. Or venture to see the scenic vistas of Achill Island. Alternatively enjoy views of the pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick, perhaps stop by the National Famine Monument near the base of the mountain, commemorating those afflicted by the Great Hunger of the 1840's. Back in Westport take a guided tour of Westport House, an elegant 18th century home complete with its original contents including portraits, furniture, silver and porcelain. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening enjoying the lively town of Westport at your leisure. (B)
  7. Day 7
    Galway | Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
    Travel to Galway for some time soaking in the energy of this bustling, creative city. Check out its medieval streetscape, its charming shops and many cafes and restaurants. Head out to visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher which soar 700 feet above the Atlantic. Walk along the cliffs to see stunning views and miles of cliffside. Check into your hotel in Bunratty, where you will enjoy an evening at a medieval style banquet in an authentic castle. (B, D)
  8. Day 8
    Tour ends in Bunratty
    Your tour ends after breakfast. Drop your rental car at Shannon Airport (B)

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Health 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: Mystical Ireland Self-Drive - 8 days/7 nights land tour

Hyatt Centric The Liberties
Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin, Ireland's first Hyatt Hotel, is located in The Liberties, a hist...

Hilton Belfast Hotel
Relax at the Hilton Belfast hotel, with 198 contemporary guest rooms equipped with high-speed intern...

Hilton Belfast Hotel
Relax at the Hilton Belfast hotel, with 198 contemporary guest rooms equipped with high-speed intern...

City Hotel, Derry
This modern hotel features an open-plan lobby opening out to Thompson's Restaurant and Coppins Bar. ...

Hotel Westport
Surrounded by woodlands, this modern property offers everything you need for a relaxing stay. The op...

Hotel Westport
Surrounded by woodlands, this modern property offers everything you need for a relaxing stay. The op...

Bunratty Castle Hotel
Nestled in the heart of the historic countryside of Bunratty, this hotel is an ideal base for visiti...

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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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