CIE Tours International Already Set For 2017
PHOTO: Are you ready to kiss the Blarney Stone and visit Blarney Castle? (Courtesy CIE Tours International)
2017 may seem a long way off but it's never too early to plan your travel, and thanks to some spectacular deals, including early booking discounts of up to $670 per couple, from CIE Tours International, there's even more reason to set your sights on Ireland and Britain.
Taste of Ireland. Starting at $730 (after discount). Embark on a 5-, 6- or 7-day guided tour, encompassing southern Ireland's most iconic sites, including the Blarney Stone, the scenic Ring of Kerry and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Tour passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy two special evenings with a dinner show and medieval banquet. Extra nights in Dublin and Bunratty may be added.
Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle. Starting at $1,480 (after discount). This 7- or 8-day tour is ideal suited for first time visitors to the Emerald Isle. The tour embarks from Limerick with a visit to King John's Castle. From there it's off tour Ireland’s stunning southern coastline. Stops include Killarney, Blarney, Cobh, Waterford and Dublin. While the tour officially ends in Dublin, guests looking to pamper themselves can take advantage of an add-on at the world-famous, luxury Dromoland Castle. Guests will also get to experience such local events as sheepdog trials on the Ring of Kerry, and a horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney.
Irish Odyssey. Starting at $1,810 (after discount). This 12-day tour follows Ireland's coastline, providing guests with the opportunity to experience all that Ireland has to offer. Guests will take in the sites of Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Galway, Derry and Drogheda with stops at the famed Neolithic tombs, the Dingle Peninsula, the Cliffs of Moher and Giant's Causeway. Guests will also have the chance to soak up the ambiance of the Cabra Castle Hotel and enjoy a step-dancing display.
Scottish Clans & Castles. Starting at $2,100 (after discount). This 10- or 11-day tour winds its way through the center of Scotland, allowing passengers to soak up to Scotland's history and scenery at a more relaxed pace. This tour takes guests through the dramatic Isle of Skye, with gentle lake cruises and a train ride along the Road to the Isles. Castles, whiskey and stunning scenery are in store for guests of this tour. And as a special treat, fans of Harry Potter and his wizardly friends will take special pleasure in the stops along the route that served as locations for the Harry Potter movie series.
Best of Britain. Starting at $2,040 (after discount). Want to see the whole of Britain but are short on time? Then this 9- or 10-day tour is the ideal launching pad. Guests will see the sites from Windsor Castle to historic York, including visits to York Minster, Bamburgh Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Famous Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green, The Beatles Story, Tintern Abbey, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Stonehenge and Tower of London.
CIE Tours' early booking 5-percent discounts end Sept 30 and apply only to the land portion of any Ireland and Britain escorted tour departing in 2017.
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