CIE Tours, a provider of guided vacations in Ireland and Britain, has released offers for two different kinds of travelers: procrastinators and planners. The two deals cater to customers who wait until the last minute to book a family trip or are already thinking about summer 2019.
2018 Last Minute Travelers
For those still shopping for a 2018 deal, CIE Tours is offering a 10 percent savings on up to four seats per reservation, on 28 tours, with over 100 summer and fall tour departures. More details can be found here. A sample tour includes:
Irish Gold: 9 days from $1,571 per person (land only)
Travelers seeking a leisurely pace to take in Ireland’s most notable sights will gravitate toward this trip. In Dublin, they’ll view the eighth century Book of Kells at Trinity College. Next in the heartland, guests visit the banks of the River Shannon and see the Celtic crosses of Clonmacnoise. During a stay in Galway they’ll explore scenic Connemara, Kylemore Abbey and take a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour.
Traveling south around Galway Bay, guests will watch sheepdog demonstrations and view the Cliffs of Moher. A traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park is a highlight, followed by a traditional drive along the Ring of Kerry. Stops at Skellig Experience, the Blarney Castle and Waterford, among others, finally lead travelers back to Dublin. Available tour offer dates: June 30, September 12, October 10.
2019 Super Early Bird
Agents of early planners can take advantage of 2019’s best discounts with Super Early Bird 10 percent savings from now until June 20. This discount applies to all 2019 tours. Early bird specials can be found here. A sample tour includes:
Taste of Ireland: 7 days from $1,015 per person before the Early Bird discount (land only)
This fast-paced trip through Ireland starts with an introduction to the historic heart of Dublin. Next, guests can kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” at Blarney Castle and explore the Blarney Woollen Mills for Irish goods. A drive along the 100-mile Ring of Kerry offers coastal views.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi fans can enjoy a stop at the Skellig Experience, from which they can see the rocky offshore island that became Luke’s hideaway. A taste of Irish farm life comes by way of a sheepdog demonstration before guests cross the River Shannon Estuary by ferry to explore the Cliffs of Moher. The tour continues through Galway and concludes in Dublin. Experiences like an Irish song and dancing demonstration and a medieval-style feast in a castle can be enjoyed throughout the itinerary.
For more on CIE Tours, visit www.cietours.com.