With CIE Tours’ Chauffeur-Driven Tours, Relax and Enjoy the Ride
(PHOTO): Let CIE do the driving while you enjoy Ireland and England (Courtesy CIE Tours)
What better way could there be to travel through Ireland and Britain than with a chauffeur-drive customized vacation, tailored to fit your interests and needs? CIE Tours International’s luxury, private drive vacations answers that question with a resounding, there’s nothing better.
Ideal for couples and small groups, it's the perfect way to celebrate a milestone occasion or just relax and see the countryside.
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CIE Tours recommends a nine-day/eight-night itinerary, which allows for ample time to take in the sights at a leisurely pace. Guests can select hotels to suit their taste and budget from among CIE Tours' A La Carte hotel offerings and pick any travel dates they wish. Included in the program are a chauffeur-drive vehicle (sedan, multi-person vehicle or small coach, depending on group size), the services of a professional driver/guide and the concierge services of a dedicated CEI Tours' travel expert.
All drivers are well-versed in the area's sites and attractions and are more than happy to share that knowledge with your clients. Further, at the start of the journey they will review the itinerary to ensure that it still fits with clients' wants and must-see destinations.
CIE Tours offers two suggested itineraries:
- Ireland. Start this journey in Dublin, where clients may wish to indulge in a round of golf or avail themselves of their hotel’s extensive leisure facilities. From there, it's off to Kildare and Kilkenny with visits to the National Stud & Gardens to see thoroughbred horses and later a walking tour of the town's medieval center and castle. This tour continues on to Galway through Connemara, known for its stunning landscape and natural beauty. Once in Galway, take a boat ride on the Lough Corib or visit the cathedrals.
After a restful night, head off to the Cliffs of Moher, with a stop at the Bunratty Folk Park or Limerick's King John's Castle. Next it’s decision time one–take the popular Ring of Kerry route or the lesser-known Beara Peninsula. It's a win no matter the choice, and travelers will be charmed by the quaint villages they visit along the way. As the tour heads back to Dublin, a visit to the Blarney Stone is a must. Wind up the tour with several days in Dublin to explore and take advantage of the chance to see how one of Dublin's best known beverages is made at the Guinness Storehouse.
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- Scotland: Vacationers arrive in Edinburgh and travel north to Pitlochry, either via St Andrews or a stop at the Scone Palace. Head north the next day and explore the Rotal Deeside or Balmoral Castle, the Highland home of the Royal Family. Continue on past Cairngorms National Park, with a stop at the Highland Folk Museum.
Then head into the heart of the Whisky Triangle and tour a distillery or two before driving north along the North Sea coast to the towns of Inverness and Strathpeffer. Venture south and try your luck at spotting Nessie from a cruise on the Loch Ness. On the way back to Edinburgh, continue to explore the region with stops at the Loch Lomind National Park and Stirling Castle.
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