CIE Tours

Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Iceland and Italy

CIE Tours

CIE Tours has been the premier tour operator for Ireland and Britain vacations, earning a reputation for excellence rooted in its signature Irish hospitality since 1932. Expertly crafted vacations to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Iceland and Italy suit every travel style and taste - from the camaraderie of coach tours and custom group travel to a variety of independent adventures, small group tours, and personalized private driver experiences.

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Their All-In Inclusive Advantage is the assurance that everything on your guided vacation itinerary comes included. No hidden charges or optional extras. Plus, unmatchable exclusive experiences.

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Virtuoso Benefits

Virtuoso guests will receive a complimentary transfer upon arrival.

We provide the complimentary transfers to ALL Virtuoso passengers on our guided vacations in Ireland regardless if they take our air or not. Arrival and departure dates must coincide with the tour dates. We are not able to offer the transfer if there are pre/post nights.

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Knowledgeable efficient & friendly service


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2016

We were very pleased with our CIE tour. We were happy with the places that we visited & time allowed. The coach driver was an excellent driver, friendly & knowledgeable. One suggestion would be to provide a brief written page/summary of the days events & be sure everyone knows ahead of time of any adjustments in timing of events. Thanks overall great job! We would recommend CIE & go with them again ourselves.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Posila
Not Recommended

B&B may not be for everyone


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2016

we had booked the B&B and self-drive with CIE tour, the Hop on and off bus was included in Dublin for 2 days, but the CIE bus was on strike; we end up got tickets for the Red color bus. When we arrived at Dawn house at Waterford, om 09/11 @230pm, the owner were not at home, we had to drive around to find a place to eat and got back to the place late at night, and on Sunday all the shops at downtown Waterford were closed. We stayed 2 night at Beechwood house @ Blarney, for 2 night from 09/12-09/14, on the day we are about to check out @1030am, the male owner knock the door and ask us when are we leaving, while my husband taking a shower.... We arrived at Beechgrove Farmhouse at Clare on 09/16 @230pm, and nobody was home, and we had to drive around to go somewhere to eat,the owner said she would be back at 330pm. It seemed to me that when we were travelling and tried to be respective to their countries, but it seemed that we were not being treated the same way we were expected

Experts! Ran like clockwork

By: Tracey1

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2016

Our driver and tour guide, Tom, was wonderful. He ran our trip seamlessly and was friendly and knowledgable. we could not have had a better experience. Our trip was busy but we still had down time and never felt rushed. I would absolutely travel with this company in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Schmitzer


By: Karen

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

This is the way to vacation when you prefer to see multiple sites and cities. Ian Walker was our tour guide and he was excellent. Very knowledgeable and tailored the visit to our group needs. We would never have been able to experience this very positive trip if my sister and I were trying to do this on our own.
Travel Advisor:  Heather Loss

Loved our driver/guide

By: katmcl

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

This was our first trip overseas, and we are so glad we went with a tour group. We didn't have to worry about anything once we got on the plane. Our driver/guide, Nigel, was so impressive in the way he was able to navigate through busy narrow streets. He knew alternative routes that would help us avoid the worst rush hour traffic. The best thing about Nigel, though, was the stories and history he told about the area. We would never get that just driving ourselves around. His love of Ireland and Dublin was infectious. He had the right touch of humor, personality, and properness. We were able to get right into all of the places we visited. Tickets were ready, no standing in line, and a guide ready to give us some background. Checking into hotels was also streamlined, no waiting. I would love to do another CIE Tour, and if I go back to Ireland, I would love to be on a trip with Nigel!


By: Alba

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

We were very pleased with our tour throughout Ireland. We covered a lot of ground in 10 days, which was what we wanted. We wanted to see as much as possible. The choice of visited sights was a good mix to hit varied interest levels. Outside of some meals, most of the events were included in the tour price. The bus was clean and comfortable and our guide/driver was knowledgeable, personable, and humorous. We appreciated staying on schedule so we didn't miss out on any sight-seeing. I highly recommend CIE Tours for Ireland. It's a great trip!


By: JG

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the Pub Tour. Hotels were in a great central location. No extras or hidden costs. Would have preferred more time in Galway or Westport rather than Spanish Point, but do understand the time constraints. Only criticism is would have expected more meals in Pubs rather than Hotel. All in all, though, it was a great tour and will definitely go on another CIE tour in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

Trip of a Lifetime

By: The Queen

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2017

This was our second CIE tour and we could'nt have been more pleased. Bob, our tour guide, gave us a thorough history of Ireland. He told personal stories of growing up in Ireland and delighted us with his tales. He were treated like royality and will certainly look forward to our next CIE tour.


By: Debi

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2017

Bob our guide was awesome. Highly recommend this tour. Loved his knowledge of Ireland and his sense of humor!!


By: Anne

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Excellent experience with CIE Tours
Travel Advisor:  Tina Posila

Our Irish Adventure

By: Karen Kennedy

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

The CIE tour was very good. The Mystical Ireland itinerary was just where we wanted to go, and the hotels and food were good. If I had any issues it would be with our tour guide, Sean. He got a bit testy as the trip went on, and made me uncomfortable when he scolded us in front of the other travelers. He told me he's been doing CIE tours for 23 years and I think he's tired of answering the same questions over and over. Our driver, Brian, was excellent. The private driver who met us at Bunratty Castle Hotel, Raphael Mulally was beyond excellent. He was friendly, accommodating, funny and very interesting. He really knows Ireland! We will hire him again on our next visit.
Travel Advisor:  Trisha Iannazzi

Tim B

By: Tim B

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

I would recommend them for booking

Tour Operation

By: Deni

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2018

It was excellent. This tour was the Scottish Dream. Our Tour Director, Ian, was excellent and even wore his kilt two days of the tour. The hotels were actually better than the ones in Ireland. With the exception of Jury's Inn, Glasgow, we had 4-star accommodations and MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, could be considered a 5-star. The food was not fancy but was very good at each hotel. We have traveled with Tauck Tours on several occasions and can say without reservation that this CIE tour was comparable to Tauck without the extra expense.

Ireland Hotels were Amazing - London was not

By: Travel Girl

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2018

I did not book any tours through CIE, but our hotels were. Ireland hotels were beyond amazing, but our London hotel was beyond awful.

2018 Scots Irish Tour

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2018

We had a very good trip with CIE tours. It was our first experience on that type tour and we were pleased with our choice. Would use their company again. The only issue we had was that a "Get Up and Go" booklet was not included with the documents that were sent from CIE. That booklet had information that would have been helpful to us prior to leaving for the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Lou Palilonis

Great tour and Guide

By: Craftylady plus 1

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2018

My husband and I recently toured Northern Ireland with CIE. We knew we would have a great trip since this was our third tour with CIE. Obviously we have high expectations for great service. CIE did not disappoint!! Our tour guide/bus driver (Mike) made the best out of a tough situation. We were there through an unusual heat wave. He had the air conditioner on the bus serviced one evening to make sure it was as efficient as possible and bought bottled water and kept it chilled on the bus for us. His in-depth knowledge of local life and history added so much to our trip. We also enjoyed his sense of humor!!!
Travel Advisor:  Kara Duncan

Satisfied Customer

By: "Shaf"

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2018

CIE Tour was carefully planned and orchestrated. Tour Guides and Drivers were excellent. Highly recommend!


By: Mpc

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018

Just wished food was at least a bit tastier


By: msgorelik

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2018

She was extremely knowledgeable. Due to some physical limitations she was very solicitous to us. Her voice and accent did not hamper us. Her humor and personality made the trip a treat.
Travel Advisor:  Myra Fischel

We expected a lot but got more!

By: A Parent Lee

Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2018

We took the taste of Scotland and Ireland tour. What beautiful countries! Our tour was very well planned out so as to maximize our experience. I will use CIE again in the future. Our guides Ross and Austin were fabulous. They were both very knowledgeable and a lot of fun to be with. Austin has nerves of steel while driving the bus. For anyone thinking of taking this tour, please don't hesitate. It is more than worth it! Slainte!
Travel Advisor:  Connie Smith

Rock'n Britian and Ireland


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2018

Our Tour Directors and driver were the best. We got a detailed history of everywhere we went. We never felt lost or out of touch. The coach was very comfortable and our driver Garry more than accommodating.We only wish we could have stayed longer. All the hotels were lovely! The only disappointment was with the Marriot in Glasgow. We felt a little unwelcome and in addition they wanted to charge us 10 Pounds per day to use the internet. Ridiculous! After and lot of complaining, the manager got us on as a guest and didn't charge us. We will never stay at another Marriot unless nothing else is available.

Taste of Wales

By: Babs

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2018

Having done 2 previous tours with CIE, this one was not up to par. It seems the whole trip we were rushed when visiting sites. The guide was not as informative as previous guides. We had a great driver-Michael Ware. He was always courteous and helped getting us out of the bus for those who needed a little more time.
Travel Advisor:  Wanda Baerga

Trip to Scotland & Ireland

By: Zara

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2018

Wonderful! I have never enjoyed a tour more than the one our Irish tour guide , Colum Clarke led. Every day he gave us interesting history from 800 to the present day, told us Irish jokes, and played Irish music. He also was personally attentive to me as an older adult: helped across several streets, put my backpack on the bus, and helped me up some difficult stairs. Onya, our Scottish guide, was also very good. I greatly recommend both of these tour guides who make this a wonderful trip!
Travel Advisor:  September Holstad

CIE tours

By: Armida

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

They were great, we chose the self-guided tour to Ireland! The hotels they selected were close to restaurants, pubs and other points of interest! When checking in to hotels and rental car desk, everything was prearranged and we did not encounter any issues as all of our reservations were waiting for us! The car included a GPS device; the navigation device was a lifesaver and it routed us to the most charming back-roads of south west Ireland. We were very pleased with CIE. We will surely use CIE for future trips. Btw, the backpacks, for each in our party of four, were very nice and filled with goodies such as an electrical converter and a rain poncho. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Janell Crookston

Colm Fitzgibbon CIE Tours

By: F and V and Co.

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

Our tour guide Colm was excellent! He was very knowledgeable about every place we traveled thru and to. He was also very personable and funny. We (all 10 of us!) had a great time on our tour of Ireland South.

Scots Irish Tour


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

Tour was fantastic. ALL guides were fully knowledgeable about their particular area AND the United States as well and how Scotland and Ireland influenced the US. Walking tour guides were wonderful. Annika was REALLY good and NIGEL WAS WONDERFUL. He sang to us! The full day in Dublin (Monday) was pretty much a waste. We should have flown out on Monday. Bus didn't show up at hotel to take us to Hop On Hop Off. We stood waiting on the street for over an hour. Alot of people rented taxis. (Hotel said CIE should have arranged the bus that never came; however Nigel told us the hotel would take care of this.) We walked to St Stephens Green to catch Hop On Hop Off. All museums closed on Mondays. Very disappointed in the last hotel. No heat until November. Cold, high winds. They brought us a heater that had 3 (of 4) legs broken and THEY TRIED TO PROP A HEATER UP AGAINST THE DESK!!! We wouldn't allow them to do that. They also told us that this was their LAST heater. Don't use this hotel a
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron

The Taste was Exceptional

By: JohnR

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018

The key factor for what made our tour through Scotland and Ireland to be fantastic was the exceptional and most professional was the performance of tour guide and bus driver - John Greene.

Honeymoon in Ireland

By: KD

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

We had an enjoyable time on the CIE tour that we took. Our driver/tour guide was fantastic. Every detail was expertly taken care of and it was smooth sailing all the way. It was the first tour we had taken and it was a very pleasant experience and a great way to get to visit many sites and places in a short amount of time.


By: Josie

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2018

Great trip! I only wish that when the boat ride was canceled due to weather that something was available... showing of the Quiet Man or a talk about the Ashford Castle
Travel Advisor:  George Balogh

Awesome Ireland

By: Island Girl

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2019

What an amazing trip we had with CIE Irish Odyssey! Everything was so well organized and smooth! Our tour guide Gerry was a fountain of knowledge on Ireland history! The confidence we felt with his driving a giant bus through narrow streets and hairpin turns on country roads was reassuring! We are so thrilled that our first trip to Ireland was fantastic!

Ireland Experience

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 23 May 2019

CIE provided us with an exceptional guide/driver for our 3 day excursion.
Travel Advisor:  Julieann Harris


By: Irish Traveler

Reviewed on: 30 May 2019

The tour representative was so helpful upon our arrival and all the documentation and info packets, along with the back packs and adapters were invaluable!
Travel Advisor:  Beth Saboe Mollo

Legends of Ireland

By: Rose

Reviewed on: 26 May 2019

My husband and I had the trip of a lifetime! Our tour guide Brendan was very professional and well versed in both cultures of Ireland and America. Brendan loves his job and it shows. He can navigate the CIE bus down an alley filled with cars like it's a sports car. Brendan fascinated our group with historical facts about Ireland as well as agriculture and industry aspects as we traveled around the mystical country. We felt we got to know the heart of Ireland by listening to Brendan's stories reflecting the arts, customs and joy of song - especially River dancing accompanied by flute and accordion. We always felt up to date on where and when we would be headed next on our tour, and when to put our bags in the hall outside of our room. He set a schedule and promptly stuck to it!
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Cohen-Dumani

Northern Ireland

By: Lori

Reviewed on: 28 May 2019

Yes, Tom Hagerty was friendly, knowledgeable and accomodating
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Leonard


By: hammered dulcimer player

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2019

They ran a tight ship, but they had to. They had very much to show us and not much time in which to show it. So much beauty! The tour guide and driver (Eamon) was knowledgeable and professional, but above all else he was friendly. He also helped with some translations from the Irish Gaelic (stuff I'm working on at home). I wish we had more Irish music in this tour, especially something from Turlough O'Carolan, and maybe a few words said about Francis O'Neill, but not everybody is a musician. We can take care of that from this side of the big pond. Once again, so much beauty! This tour was an excellent overview of many places, which was exactly what we needed, but next time we will probably concentrate on a single location. There were so many places in which we wanted to spend more time, but there was always so much more to see! I guess this means we will have to come back many times. So much beauty, and such wonderful people!
Travel Advisor:  Kara Duncan

Great Experience

By: Johnny

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

CIE does everything well. Their personnel are top notch. Our driver/guide Joe added so much to the experience and really made Ireland come alive, both historically and visually.
Travel Advisor:  Sandy Walt

Ireland CIE trip

By: Cathi Besaw

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2019

The Spirit tour covered everything it promised. Our driver/tour director, Colm, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. He kept up a running commentary about everything we were seeing and added a great deal of Irish history. On our second day out, Colm knew that I wasn't feeling well. When he stopped in a small town to give us a rest break, he took me aside and pointed out a pharmacy to me. So very thoughtful. We were only disappointed that we could not view the Cliffs of Moher because of the rain and fog, but this was hardly anyone's fault but Mother Nature.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Walters

Ireland trip with CIE

By: Asmith

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

CIE did an amazing job with our guided trip to Ireland. The guide, Matt, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The bus was comfortable and me stopped at a lot of interesting places. The lodging was nice and people were very pleasant. Will definitely consider CIE for future trips.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Tapia

Great Pub Tour of Ireland

By: KarenB

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2019

We had a top notch experience with CIE touring beautiful Ireland! Matt Nolan was our main driver/guide and he was great. Matt was very knowledgeable of the local stories, history and best places to go. He never steered us wrong. Matt gave us tips on when to buy certain items that we wanted and he took great care of our group!
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Tapia

CIE meets needs

By: Juvenile Judge

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2019

Overall the CIE tour was great. Two minor criticisms: a couple of items on the itinerary were substituted due to unclear reasons - not sure if it was tour operator fault but there seemed to be some poor preplanning. Second, the tour charged for water on the bus. I would expect that such things would be a tour perk. Overall the trips were great. Our Ireland tour offered entertainment that was terrific.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill
Not Recommended

UK trip

By: 101

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

please see what I typed on other page....

Northern Ireland Tour

By: Peg u

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2019

Tour was wonderful! Wanted less time in Derry and more time in Galway. So many shops we would like to visit.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Dorfman

Happy Days in Scotland

By: caproader

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2019

Tour leaders were well informed and educational without being intrusive. Made the trip a learning experience
Travel Advisor:  Molly Reidel

Dream Trip

By: Me

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2019

I have been looking forward to going to Ireland for many years. The CIE Taste of Ireland tour was perfect for a first trip. It included a variety of things to do and places to see as well as an excellent guide. Our CIE tour guide was knowledgeable, helpful, warm and charming. He was able to provide assistance each place we went. He also provided some history of Ireland which was very interesting and helpful hints for our free time. Wonderful experience!

Above and beyond our expectations!

By: Lisamass

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2019

I was a bit hesitant about taking a structured bus tour when I planned my trip to Ireland, but I am so glad I did! Our driver, Liam, was so knowledgeable, and we loved his quirky jokes throughout our travels. We had a packed itinerary and yet we still felt we had enough free time of our own. We chose the Taste of Ireland tour, which suited us perfectly. We were able to get a glimpse of multiple cities, while Liam shared the history of each and added his own commentary, which kept us laughing. We were able to enjoy seeing Ireland without having to worry about a GPS or a driver missing the beautiful countryside. Liam knew the route so well, I think he could have driven us blindfolded. Most of our meals were included with our tour, which made life easier, but the real bonus was each meal was delicious! The hotels were beautiful, and each was convenient to shops and restaurants. My experience with CIE turned this skeptic into a true believer. I definitely recommend CIE!
Travel Advisor:  Noelle Celeste


By: Kate

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2019

The CIE Tour operators were all on time, professional, knowledgeable about the locations or artifact information they were sharing. Highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Jeff Mutnick

Great tour of Ireland

By: VictoriaViper

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2019

MOST of the arrangement CIE made for us were good. The only thing we didn't like about our self-drive holiday was feeling somewhat "adrift" upon our arrival in Dublin. The instructions for catching the CIE shuttle should say "Terminal 2", not just "T2", which is meaningless to the uninitiated. We had no instructions as to where to pick up our CIE "swag bag" (luggage tags, backpack, rain poncho, etc), but when we asked at the front desk of the Dublin hotel, they had it there. However, they did not have the "Your go to Guide", which we were supposed to receive, and I can only assume contained more information about the places listed in the suggested itinerary. Fortunately I'd done a lot of research and brought my own guidebooks so we didn't really miss the booklet. The driver of the Irish Odyssey coach tour that was running at the same time was helpful to us in all of this, but it wasn't really part of his job since we weren't on his tour.
Travel Advisor:  Jackie Matthews

Ireland Scotland

By: Becky

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2019

Patrick Foley our driver and guide was amazing. Cannot say enough good things about him. Highly recommend him!
Travel Advisor:  Gudrun Vest

Ireland Trip

By: Bobby

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2019

Tour guide/driver was excellent! Very knowledgeable.

Royal treatment

By: Irish travelers

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2019

Our CIE Tour was terrific. From the moment we landed and were met by our transfer driver to the final trip to the airport for our return, our needs were anticipated and addressed. Our driver/guide made the trip special. He was very knowledge and personable. Our motor coach was very comfortable and provided a great vantage point from which to view the countryside as we travelled. Our nightly accommodations were pleasant and sometimes extravagantly comfortable. The restaurants offered a variety of food choices. Meals were enjoyable experiences with quite tasty foods. Guides for the walking tours were well informed and entertaining. Overall the experience is one we would recommend to others.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Nora

Ireland tour

By: Jamaican's

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2019

They sent us on a very good trip.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Nora

Great Small Group Tour

By: Rita

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2019

I did a 9 day tour with 12 people in July-August. The guide/driver was excellent. The hotels were high quality. The itinerary was very well paced. Bonus... only rained one day. I would recommend CIE to anyone thinking of a tour in Ireland.

Trip of a lifetime

By: Bo

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2019

Unbelievable! Every hotel we stayed at we would highly recommend. The accommodations were great and all of the different staffs went out of their way to make our stay with them as pleasant as possible!
Travel Advisor:  Mary Linda Melnyk-Mattox

CIE Taste of Ireland

By: Jeff M.

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2019

CIE is very organized and did an excellent job with the logistics and timing of the entire itinerary.
Travel Advisor:  Vanessa Genger


By: Patio

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2019

All drivers were very professional and knowledgeable about Ireland's history. We especially appreciated Paul B, and felt like family by the end of our trip!

United Kingdom Two Week Coach Tour

By: Jungle Boy

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2019

In two weeks we saw a great cross section of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Our guide, Brian and driver Neil were excellent. It is a very busy tour and one needs to be prepared to do a fair amount of walking. Being part of a tour group allowed us to avoid many of the long lines at the most popular sites. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the history and culture of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Wales.
Not Recommended

CIE Has Changed

By: BASmith

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2019

In 2006 I participated in a CIE tour of Ireland - the itinerary and hotels were excellent. Since then, it is abundantly clear that CIE has changed and not necessarily for the better. Either the management has undergone some drastic changes or perhaps some changes are coming up which precludes utilizing better hotels and paying closer attention to age appropriate activities. During this recent trip, there were issues with each and every hotel for more than one participant. Rooms had to be switched around on more than one occasion for the same hotel. While it's always nice to stay in a castle, when you have to climb 4 flights of stairs to reach your room and you have two full replaced knees and are over 71 years old, the choice of hotel is totally age inappropriate. Some of the activities required a great deal of walk on uneven ground, up and down hill, plus stairs. One would think that CIE's management would be capable of adapting the activitity itinerary when age is known.


By: Bill

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2019

Good in all regards.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Boren

Backpacks a HUGE +

By: ldweisberg

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2019

To be honest - I'm not sure what was Julie Garcia (my Travel Advisor) or CIE Tours, but the entire trip went smoothly. I used the backpack provided along with nearly everything in it! It was all so useful.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Garcia

2-week Jewels of Ireland tour

By: jim

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Absolutely wonderful. The itinerary was a full schedule of all things Ireland. There were plenty of places to visit and fantastic scenes to see. CIE provided a fantastic itinerary with excellent hotel choices and an interesting mix of the 'not so touristy' sites along the way. This was all brought together by our driver Dave. He was very accommodating, informative, and interesting to listen to. His knowledge of the history, geography, and local information and customs is to be commended. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the 'real Ireland', as well as, the highly revered Irish tourist attractions. One thing that CIE could do to make it easier for the travelers to provide more comprehensive reviews is to give out the final review forms at the beginning of the trip so that they can be filled out along the way. Trying to remember dining accommodations and hotel rooms after 2 weeks on the road is trying at best.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Wissinger

Taste of Ireland

By: cottontop

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2019

It was a good experience with many good things with others not so good. Some experiences a waste of time and some wonderful. Last hotel was the worst and ended up being sick in that hotel with all the nastiness of the room. This is a constant complaint and they don't change it. Therefore, I will not do another trip because they don't try to improve their experience.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

Great tour

By: Kim

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2019

We had a great time on our tour of Ireland. Our tour guide, Marlene was great. She knew details about everything. She was able to answer every question asked. I couldn’t imagine a better guide. Our driver, Pat was also excellent. They made a great team. The trip itself was excellent as well, so many sights and stops, more than enough food and the hotel accommodations were very nice as well.
Travel Advisor:  Ronni Bovyn

CIE - Ireland


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Wonderful. Everything was perfect with the tour and tour guide. Hotels, meals, tours, etc.

Great tour guide

By: Winnawoo

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2019

Our tour guide was excellent. He was professional, humorous, and added so much to each day's adventure. I took notes on the interesting things he said and told us about. He was so personable, and our group fell in love with him and his wonderful Irish sayings and spirit! We felt like he was family. He was outstanding in every way; I would love to travel with him again!
Travel Advisor:  Mary Watts

Ireland trip — fantastic

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2019

This was our first time using CIE tours and we will totally be booking other tours with them. Our guide/driver was the best, attentive and knowledgeable— and funny! We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Dominic’s stories of Ireland and its history while traveling to our different destinations in Ireland. Our accommodations were excellent, large beautiful rooms in great areas. It was really nice to stay 2 nights in each hotel rather than having to pack up every night for our next day’s journeys. Our breakfasts and dinners were-well— great too. We not only got to see the countryside, but also got a taste of Irish culture with the comraderie of our group. Would definitely recommend CIE to other travelers.
Travel Advisor:  David Porter

Ireland tour

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2019

Our tour director/van driver was superb. He accommodated all our needs (bathroom breaks included) and was so knowledgeable about the areas we toured with him. I’d highly recommend him.
Travel Advisor:  Vira Mastroianni

Irish Odyssey 2019

By: SandyB

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2019

What a great tour company to have been responsible for my Ireland experience. The trip was so organized, hotels were great, venues appropriate. CIE was able to reschedule my flight after Hurricane Dorian so I would not miss the start of my tour. The agent on duty in New Jersey over Labor Day Weekend, name ? He worked with Marian Blessing all weekend to insure I would make the tour, airport transfer, etc. Our Tour Director on the bus was Colm Willis, what a knowledgeable, caring person. Made sure to know his guests, we never entered a venue without all the particulars and what was expected of us. Because of Colm I have a greater knowledge and understanding of what was presented to us on this tour, and a very good driver.
Travel Advisor:  Marian Blessing

Bus tour

By: EJ

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2019

Colm Willis was our excellent driver and tour director. He was entertaining and informative. He repeated significant information several times which I think was helpful for gathering and departure times and meeting locations. I selected this tour because it covered so much of the country including northern Ireland, the Giant's Causeway and Newgrange which aren't included in many trips. My only suggestion would be to give us free time after lunch (with dinner on our own) so that we have more free time to explore.
Travel Advisor:  Marian Blessing

One Great Trip

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Luke was filled with so much information. He was so pleasant and easy to get along with. We had a great time with him. A lot of fun!
Travel Advisor:  Vira Mastroianni

CIE Ireland


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Overall a good tour but more downtime needed,
Travel Advisor:  Marian Blessing

Driver/ director

By: Columbia

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

It was a comprehensive great tour. Colm was a top notch driver and kept us on an aggressive schedule.
Travel Advisor:  Marian Blessing

Scotland/ Ireland tour


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2019

The CIE group was very good . Our Bus driver/ guide was like a walking history book . Pat went above and beyond what was required . The tour started in Glasgow and the staff at the Doubletree by Hilton was not satisfactory . Young man at checkin really didn’t care and then dinner took several hours and most attendees had traveled all night . Shortfall on CIE , - had NO type meet and greet and took entire tour to meet all the attendees Overall had a very good time and would recommend to others , with a few changes if I could
Travel Advisor:  Laura Schelling

Great Experience

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2019

Our drive B and B experience was fantastic! We loved this driving trip!

British Islands

By: Lab Lovers

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2020

Planning this private trip was difficult because of CIE but I would recommend them for a group tour. In spite of the planning phase being difficult and part of the trip becoming unpleasant due to a driver, CIE did a wonderful job of addressing our concerns and making it right in the end.
Travel Advisor:  Ara Cromwell

CIE Scots Irish Tour

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

It was a full itinerary covering about 2,000 miles. Our driver and Irish guide, Oisin Quinn, was excellent. He did everything possible to make it an enjoyable tour for everyone. I give CIE and the tour a B+. There were only a few things that we would have liked to be different, especially allowing more time at several locations (Britannia & Titanic). Only one of the hotels was not up to par with all of the others. There were also several things that we thought were exceptional (Cross Key Inn & South Pole Inn).
Travel Advisor:  Molly Reidel
Not Recommended



Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

We compared our trip with Globus that we took to Italy. We had a driver and a tour guide which was very interesting to us with all his information.

Ireland trip

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2019

90% of the trip was awesome, 2 of the air b&b’s were dirty, and the hosts were not very pleasant
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Yildirim

Ireland 2019

By: Deb

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019

CIE tours did a wonderful job. We really felt we saw the real Ireland culture, history, political background, agriculture, music and dance. The hotels and food were great. The tour director Colom Willis was just absolutely wonderful, he went above and beyond each day of the trip and was very knowledgeable. I would recommend to a friend!!
Travel Advisor:  Annie Humble - Gougler



Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2019

Our itinerary was perfect and our driver, Tom, was a gem!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Daniel

UK Sampler

By: Plays2Relax

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2019

Keeping in mind my recent tour was a sampler, it lived up to its title. However, I felt I spent more time traveling then actually enjoying the places I visited. I did take into account the possibility of inclement weather but better options needed to be put in place to compensate missing out on activities, especially the food walking tour which consisted of an off the beat pub and then coffee and dessert somewhere else where we were rushed in and out. Not to mention that our guide although a lovely young lady admitted she knew little if no history of Belfast but plenty about the pubs and club scene. Also there was no need to repeat nearly identical (long) vaudeville type shows in Ireland and Scotland especially since most travelers were required to be ready at 6:30am the next morning for lengthy return flights home.
Travel Advisor:  Helen Papa

Scotland Trip

By: Walt

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2019

Trip was enjoyable and well handled.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Nora
Not Recommended

Ireland in the fall

By: pat

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

We felt that CIE had a couple of important missing links in their tour. We had paid for transportation from the airport to the hotel and paid more than double what the taxi rate said on the meter. When we arrived at the airport we had to call the company they used and another driver was kind and called for us so we didn't have to kick in the $10 international phone fee for the day. The hotel they used was way north of Dublin so we were stuck there for a day and a half. Miserable beds in that hotel but they did get us into a room in the morning which we appreciated after traveling all night. The trip was advertised as no more than 24. We had 25. They advertised everyone would have a window seat but they assigned seats and tried to keep everyone in the front half of the bus. We ended up going in the back so my husband and I would each have a window. It worked out ok. The last day in Dublin was on our own and you had to take public transportation back to the hotel which was 7 miles away.

Ireland trip

By: Moi

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2019

All the drivers contracted showed up when and where expected...all were courteous and helpful. One fellow who did most of the driving knew of interesting sites to visit, and was generally knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects. Hotels were clean, and if in cities, accessible to transportation or interesting places to which one could walk . And all the hotels knew I was coming!
Travel Advisor:  Amber Schwartzkopf

Ireland tour

By: Cecelia

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2019

Tour was well paced and I never felt rushed or that I did not have enough time to see everything. Tour guide was excellent and made it fun. Hotels were all very nice and food was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Perry


By: Gerri

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2021

CIE outdid themselves in planning the tour. All visits went smoothly hlycand the meals were outstanding.

Taste of Iceland Tour

By: Deb

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2021

Our tour was amazing and our guide David Kelly was great? We were so glad to have been in his group! Very informative ad felt very well looked after. We look forward to using CIE again!
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Crockett

Scottish Highlands and Islands

By: Sid

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2021

Itinerary, hotels, food great (with the exception of Novotel Hotel), and best of all, a terrific tour guide! He made the trip fun, informative and memorable!
Travel Advisor:  Andre Xavier

Enjoyed the Tour

By: Joan

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2021

Iceland Tour: I found all the sites that the CIE tours offered very interesting. The hotels were clean and comfortable. The meals that were offered were very good. The last meal was wonderful. In a 5 star restaurant.
Travel Advisor:  Jamie Jackson


By: TM

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2021

Easy to work with. Quick to respond to an issue
Travel Advisor:  Eric Miller

CIE was wonderful

By: Gaylene Nunn

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2021

My trip on the Irish Adventure was more than I ever could have imagined. My tour guide, Murt O’Shea, was so knowledgeable on Irish history and took very good care of everyone on the tour. I enjoyed all the meals at the hotels and at local pubs. It was so nice to have an all inclusive tour and not have to drive or make any decisions. The hotels were great. Thanks CIE for making my trip so memorable.
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Rowland

The perfect trip!

By: Kelsey

Reviewed on: 14 May 2022

First off, we just loved our tour guide and driver! They made the whole experience more incredible. CIE made traveling so stress free. It was nice know I didn’t have to plan anything while tracing with them. The days were filled with plenty to do while still leaving space for down time. The accommodations were nice and the food was incredible. We will definitely be traveling with CIE again!
Travel Advisor:  Beth Dwyer

Wonderful Tour of Ireland

By: Hildy04

Reviewed on: 18 May 2022

Nice Itinerary, Accommodations, Meals & Tour Bus Driver. Clean & comfortable coach bus. This tour covered everything, but a bit hectic at times.
Travel Advisor:  Gae Kravit


By: Jenn

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2022

Fantastic! Loved how organized our itinerary was and the backpacks with all of the travel goodies was a nice touch.
Travel Advisor:  Molly Reidel
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By: T

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2023

Very knowledgeable and professional. We learned so much! CIE was very organized but run a tight schedule. We wished we had more time to unwind after each day. There’s a lot to take in within such a short time. Felt like it was a constant rush and came home after two weeks exhausted.
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Rowland

London Trip

By: Jessie

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2022

We had a wonderful time with CIE in London. Our guide was John and our driver was Gary. Our experience was enhanced with the history provided by John. He answered lots of questions and was available to recommend evening activities. The coach was punctual, clean, and a great way to travel in comfort. We loved the trip and plan to use CIE again.
Travel Advisor:  Mandy Pullin
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By: JB

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2022

Very satisfied with the drivers and accommodations that CIE put together for our group. The drivers were well versed in the areas we traveled to.
Travel Advisor:  Robin Berman
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By: Gerri

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2022

Every aspect of the trip went like clockwork. CIE is a terrific tour company. Hotels were great, food was delicious and the sights were very exciting. Loved the sheep dog exhibition and the school house show.
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Scottish Dream

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2022

What a special bus tour. Our trip to the Highlands was ever so memorable. The scenery and hotels were spectacular. Our guide and driver did an excellent job. They personalized our tour to reflect our needs. Kudos to them from the twelve of us who ranged in age from nine to Eighty-six.
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CIE pretty good 2 us not Jacqui

By: S K from DFW

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2022

The system wouldn't accept a no recommendation. Just so you know. My family was so excited. We had so much fun. Liz the most knowledgeable Scotland guide was amazing. Our Dublin guide was a no-show. Jacqui, our driver of the year, went well beyond measures and made sure wedidn't miss anything while in Ireland. CIE left this young lady hanging with 27 souls. Jacqui did it all. This trip would have half failed without her. Let me name a few Jacqui elite skills at work: lost passport found, money recovered, late arrivals joined, dinner/tour/show/extra outings arranged , my walker and luggage was taken n luggage was taken care of, Jacqui made things happen, dinner at the brazen head n into Temple Bar, massage n nails. Jacqui was the force on the ground with local knowledge and contacts making our Ireland leg of the trip simply the best . Yes, we r planning another over 20K vacation adventure. We're taking into consideration how CIE treated Jacqui if we'd use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Rowland

Scottish Dreams

By: Phillygirl

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2022

Air travel was a nightmare but that was not the fault of CIE or out travel agent. The tour was wonderful from beginning to end.
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Rowland
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Coach driver

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2022

Coach driver did a wonderful job of driving, explain the country and taking care of our luggage.
Travel Advisor:  Gregg Humble

Ireland trip

By: pc

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2022

It was good. The start was shaky. Leaving at five in the evening, you are not able to get any sleep on the plane between the activity on the plane and the time gain flying east. Landing at five in the morning which would have been midnight at home we are now faced with getting our bags, getting to the hotel which we can't check into until 3:00, and starting a tour of Trinity college at 2:00 we were now working on a full day with no sleep. We needed some were lay down for an hour. The rest of the trip was great!
Travel Advisor:  Alexandra Bohn


By: Beth

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2022

We were thrilled with the level of service from CIE tours. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Our tour guides were really professional and worked tirelessly to assure our trip was enjoyable!
Travel Advisor:  Beth Dwyer


By: Oneill

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2022

The hotel locations were good.
Travel Advisor:  Kara Duncan
Not Recommended


By: Ireland

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2022

The itinerary and hotels were good. Sometimes the daily schedule was a bit "loose." We knew the itinerary each morning, but lunch times were allusive. Often lunch wasn't until 2pm. On the last day, the driver/tour guide opted to give the group a tour of the city, arriving at the hotel at 5:30pm even though the group had to leave at 6:30pm for the farewell dinner. Because we had an early morning flight and the farewell dinner wouldn't return us until 11pm, we had to skip it. Meals in the hotels were OK but we opted to skip several of them to eat on our own at local restaurants to experience the local cuisine. At least they separated our large group (42 travelers) into 2 buses. I was surprised that with CIE's required proof of vaccination no one every checked our vaccine cards. Cie provides an adequate tour for unseasoned travelers, but the quality and organization does not match Globus tours.

Ireland and England

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2022

Ireland guide was great. London guide was not as friendly or complete on options.
Travel Advisor:  Arlene Humble


By: Kokajo

Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2022

I have travelled with CIE Tours before, and they are excellent! Their tour guides and drivers are the best. No one does Ireland and Scotland better. They will do my next trip to Europe.
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Rowland

A good experience but I wanted great

By: Seasidelj

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2022

We signed up for a small group tour & had 20 people on our bus but we were traveling with a second bus of 22 which now made it a large group. Not what we planned. Our tour guide was not from Scotland as was the one on the other bus so we didn’t know the difference of having a local guide until our last day when we traveled on 1 bus with just the local guide. His knowledge of the area was amazing & he filled us with lots of history along the way as well as at our destination. We wished this had been our experience the whole trip. Our guide was nice enough but just not as knowledgeable. Others on our tour noticed the difference immediately as they had traveled with CIE prior. The reason we will try again. Most of the hotels were fine but one could be upgraded. The itinerary included a tour that no longer exists so this time was filled with shopping. I would prefer it be filled with something that goes along with the Clans & Castles theme. Loved the tours & itinerary otherwise.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney

Ireland - Wild Atlantic Way

By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2022

Although I did not deal with CIE directly, I do know that our driver from CIE, Jimmy Kelley, was phenomenal. Not only was he a good driver, he seemed like a walking encyclopedia of the history and current happenings in all of Ireland. He had a delightful sense of humor and serenaded us with his beautiful voice as he drove.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Lovell

Excellent Irish Pub Tour

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2022

We had a wonderful time on our Irish Pub Tour with CIE. Our driver/guide, Leslie, was amazing! He took such good care of us and the ease of the trip made our vacation so enjoyable! Everything on the entire trip was awesome, the hotels, the food, the tours, the coach, the guides... we really had the best time in Ireland! Wonderful country - wonderful people. CIE did an excellent job.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Renae Torgerson

Beautiful! Majestic!


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2022

We spent a lifetime dreaming of Scotland and Ireland and with CIE that happened! Every night the hotels were amazing, except one little fire alarm incident, the Tour Guides in each country, Scotland (David and Neil) and in Ireland (Marlene and Mickey), they were amazing! I would have liked more time at each stop, but the surprise ones were great! The people on the tour were wonderful as well. Made some great new friends! I would like to have stayed in the country more and the city less and definitely more castles! But the Scots and Irish tour was so great. The tour itself was wonderful! Can't wait to go back.
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Rowland

John was an amazing tour guide!

By: Amanda

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2022

John was our tour operator and he was amazing! Super friendly and easy to talk to. No matter where we were even if it was just a gas station he was always telling us information. He went above and beyond to help one of our elderly tour mates who needed a little more guidance. I saw an amazing Irish step dancing performance thanks to his recommendation and booking. He just made the trip so amazing! We are so lucky we had him!
Travel Advisor:  Tina Posila

Great tour experience in Ireland

By: Amie Beaulieu

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2022

We had a great “Irish Heritage” tour with CIE. From our bus drivers, bus tour guide, excursions, hotels (even a castle) and food everything was amazing. We truly couldn’t have asked for a more immersive experience of Ireland.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Posila

Got It Together

By: Doug

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2022

We have used CIE Tours International on previous occasions and have never been disappointed in the quality of their tour directors and drivers. The do a superb job in planning and organizing their trips. I would recommend them to friends and family since my experience with CIE has been very positive.
Travel Advisor:  Jeanne Huth

Great experience

By: J and L

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2022

Top notch tour company. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and excellent driver. They only allowed 26 guests on a bus that could hold 60. Yeah. Tour was well thought out and allowed us to experience things that you would not be able to do on your own
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Vaughn

So much to experience

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2022

We were overwhelmed with our tour director/ bus driver Michael! He was knowledgeable, fun and such a joy to travel with. We saw so so much and the additional information provided by Michael enhanced our experience. CIE Tours is a great experience.

British issues

By: J.

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2022

It seems unfair to rate this as this was a tour of the UK commencing two days after the queen died. We understand that CIE couldn't help the cancellations resulting from this. However, the tours of Windsor Castle, Cardiff Castle, the train ride, and some local guides were cancelled, and the only substitution we received was a tour of Castle Howard. There were some issues with hotel and dining as well. Fortunately we had an excellent tour director and driver. I would give them another chance due to the circumstances and the fact that our two previous tours with them were excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron

Irish Gold

By: Radzic

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2022

Yes I would. Well organized, well thought out.
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Rowland

Best Tour Company Ever

By: Stephanie

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2022

I have been on two CIE tours, one in 2013 and one this year (2022). Both tours were phenomenal! Not only does it take the pressure off of booking travel, but you also get a fantastic opportunity to meet new people. Not to mention all the valuable history you learn from the guide. Truly an experience I cannot recommend enough!!
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Rowland

They know Iceland

By: CapeCodders

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2022

Tour was put together nicely. Their driver/guide did a great job moving our group around the island. He was knowledgeable professional.
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

Taste of Ireland

By: Cindy and Rodney

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2022

This was out first time booking a tour and it worked out beautifully. The tour folks met us at the airport in Dublin and took care of us from there. Mark, our bus guide was fun and knowledgeable about much more than just the sights we saw. It was a great trip and i would book again with CIE.
Travel Advisor:  Candace Dupps

great tour company staff

By: Mare

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2023

The guides were historically knowledgeable in relating the countries growth over the centuries and customs that are related to both visiting and living in Iceland. They provided a comprehensive overview of each area visited and what to expect regarding weather, dangers, and fun experience to try. Great team work with clients experiences always kept at the forefront of the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Jane Hughes

Ireland/Scotland Trip

By: Tina Freson

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2022

Went well but did have an issue at start of vacation; private driver was not holding sign with our name so he was not easy to find when we arrived
Travel Advisor:  Lori O'Connor

Amazing Tour in a quest to see the Northern Lights

By: A_Vance

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2023

My wife and I had an amazing opportunity to be on a northern lights tour with CIE in Iceland. I believe we had the best guide (David) and driver (Pall) combination anyone could ask for. It was an amazing trip with even more amazing views. If we go back to Iceland, I will definitely request this duo.
Travel Advisor:  Geneva Raye Hayden

CIE for the win

By: Alyce

Reviewed on: 04 May 2023

My mother and I had an amazing time on the CIE Isles & Glens tour of Scotland. It went off without a hitch, and gave us more than we could have imagined out of the trip. Our guide, Graham Bruce, was nothing short of amazing. His knowledge and personality made the trip. CEI is so lucky to have him as a contracted partner. Our driver Gordon made sure that we were safe and well taken care of. My mom, who notoriously has a hard time with motion sickness, commented multiple times on how good the driving was. I think the highest compliment we can give is that when we got home we just wanted to return back to Scotland to continue touring with our group. Thank you CIE!
Travel Advisor:  Stacey Thomson

Excellent tour of mostly Northern Ireland

By: Lead Guitar

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2023

Very good. Enjoyed the cities/towns as well as all the stops along the way. Tour director, Joe, was excellent. Organized and well-prepared. Never felt too rushed. Smaller group (27) of like-minded travelers.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Boyles

Ireland Adventure Tour

By: Coleman

Reviewed on: 11 May 2023

We loved everything about our trip. The accommodations were excellent along with the food. Our driver/tour guide (Brian) made the tour extra special. He was so knowledgeable about Ireland's history. He shared stories, told jokes and sang for us. He made sure we were happy, well informed and were enjoying our day. This tour was so special because of Brian. Love u Brian!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Melita Hein

Scottish Dream

By: Courtenay

Reviewed on: 02 May 2023

Excellent tour. Both driver (Stephen) and tour guide (Regine) were fun and full of information. They made the trip. Lots of sightseeing and just the right amount if free time Some dinners were better than others but overall a great trip
Travel Advisor:  Meg Harrison


By: Jtc

Reviewed on: 17 May 2023

Good. Not great but good
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Renae Torgerson

Ireland trip

By: Jeff and Jen Campbell

Reviewed on: 25 May 2023

Great, all set up as we requested. No problem at any of our CIE planned stops
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Alyanakian

John Doran

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 21 May 2023

John Doran was our tour guide and bus driver. He was amazing in every way! Organized, thorough, kind, patient, funny. No problem to small or big that he couldn’t handle, including driving that big bus around all those small roads! He knew the answer to every question. Helpful with us old ladies at every turn.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Posila

CIE is the best tour group for Ireland

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 27 May 2023

This is my second experience with CIE touring Ireland. John was our coach driver and tour guide and he offered so much knowledge and insight during the whole trip. He made sure we were on time, looked after each person, handled our bags each night, gave us great history, and introduced us to the culture of Ireland. Our tour included not just some great sights, but some extras you just don’t get traveling by yourself. We had private whiskey tastings, Irish story telling, little pubs or restaurants where we had private Irish music and Irish coffee offered… having John available the whole time added insight into the proud Irish culture. He always enjoyed answered all of our questions. The very best way to tour.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

A taste of italy

By: Bonnie

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2023

Very well organized. Tour guides very knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Lucy Mennie

Ireland Gold

By: Ireland

Reviewed on: 30 May 2023

Our trip exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide, Alistair was excellent and added his knowledge and guidance to make the tour much more special! Will definitely consider CIE for another tour in the future.

Scotland Ireland Gold

By: Gold

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2023

CIE tours were everything we expected and more. Tour guides and drivers were knowledgeable and fun. Tour bus was clean and vet comfortable. Hotels (and castles) were an integral part of the overall positive experience. Highly recommended.

Personal driver tour of Southern Ireland

By: Sean

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2023

CIE was able to provide our Southern tour of Ireland with a personal driver, Patrick Larkin, from Ireland so he knew the side stories of landmarks and history perfectly. Patrick's personality matched ours so he knew what places we would enjoy seeing along with experiencing the Irish culture. CIE would do well in continuing to work with Patrick. My wife and I will refer all to our friends.
Travel Advisor:  Jean Riekers

Touring Ireland

By: J.K.

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2023

CIE met or exceeded my expectations for our relatively short tour of Southwest Ireland following 5 days at Doonbeg. I would definitely recommend them. Everything was executed perfectly on time and exactly as set forth in the itinerary. The two transport drivers from/to airports were right on time and competent. The guide and driver for our three days of touring was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The voucher system worked great for all of the sites visited and the hotel in Killarney was good and the one in Cork was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Mindy Milliron


By: GiGi

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2023

The itinerary was exceptional. It was a planned driving route. The hotel arrangements were excellent. We appreciated the attention to detail.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Bryant

CIE Rocks

By: Tina and Michael

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2023

Our tour guide was Deirdre. She was incredibly knowledgeable. Even gave us extra bits I'd trivia about the people places. She was helpful in all circumstances, even to getting taxis when needed. We would absolutely travel with Deirdre again

Second CIE Tour

By: C Willi

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2023

This was my second CIE tour. They do a wonderful job. Drivers and tour guides are fabulous.
Travel Advisor:  Kerry Mooneyham


By: Pamela

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2023

Excellent tour with knowledgeable tour director and outstanding coach driver. Made the daily excursions fun, informative and very enjoyable!
Travel Advisor:  Lori Whitehouse


By: Juju

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2023

Loved the CIE tour guide and the coach driver. Both were very knowledgeable and professional. They both made our tour to Ireland a wonderful experience.
Travel Advisor:  Lori Whitehouse

Irish adventure

By: PKGilespie

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2023

We worked through our travel agent, KMI travel, to book an adventure for 18 in Ireland. The group included travelers, aged 13 to 74. It also included travels to both cities and rural areas. KMI worked directly with CIE to facilitate this trip. We couldn’t be happier with the accommodations, the transportation, or the itinerary. Our driver deserves special mention. John met us at our hotel, and was with us for the entire 10 day trip. He provided a wealth of information about Ireland and the various regions we were traveling through. He was informative, but never intrusive. He was able to hit the right blend of providing information and enjoyable Irish music between antecdotes. There were a couple of unplanned and unforeeable events during our travel. John always provided alternatives that were appropriate and fit our schedule. The overall experience with CIE could not have gone better. We are grateful for their professionalism and expertise in helping us to arrange this experie
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Moran

Irish Adventure CIE

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2023

Very good. Would have liked more time in certain areas but was very good. Most hotels very nice. Dinner menu fair but everything else very good
Travel Advisor:  Elin Jeantet


By: Kathie

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2023

I loved our tour with Martin! I was a little disappointed that our bus only had bathrooms for emergencies. Also no outlets was a little disappointing. Honestly everything else was beyond expectations.

great time!

By: shoff

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2023

we had a great time on the tour. The driver was wonderful and funny, and the tour guide was that Tacular! Loved her stories she’s a wealth of information, and a very happy person. Would do this again with them.!
Travel Advisor:  Stacey Thomson


By: 123456

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2023

Fair. Great tour guide and driver but some accommodations were poor.
Travel Advisor:  Stacey Thomson

CIE was good.

By: Conard

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2023

At times, I found the pace of the tour was too fast. Talked with others, who indicated guide was not as good as others with CIE. He was too rushed at some sites so he added stops not in the itinerary.
Travel Advisor:  Julia Starling

Great trip, great driver, descent hotels.

By: Kat K

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2023

Everything was fabulous however one day we passed Cliffs of Moher 4 times going back and forth to our other “tours”. And we went to cliffs of Moher the day before. Could have done it the day we passed it 4 times instead. Just too much driving that day and not planned out well. We liked Great Southern Hotel in Killarney a lot and Galmont in Galway was nice, the rooms just need to be updated a bit. Doors very tight, so every time someone came in or out near us everyone could hear the door slam. Staff and services were great at both hotels too. Galmonts a little off square which I would have preferred to be closer.
Travel Advisor:  Carol McKee

London and Scotland

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2023

We had Ian Short in our Scotland tour and he was outstanding in every respect.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Broderick

Ireland trip

By: Tabby

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2023

Our tour guide and driver, Brian, was amazing. He was full of information and made everything so Much fun.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Eader


By: Mrs Rhino

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2023

Super! Great driver and guide. Very knowledgeable about all tourists sites and what works best to maximize experience.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron

Ireland private driver

By: Hallie

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2023

This was our first time using CIE Tours. We had a great experience!!! Prior to the trip, we received a booklet with photos of our itinerary with some goody bags! Once we arrived, our private driver met us at the airport and made the whole trip so wonderful for us! Our driver, John, was so knowledgable and provided so much history and made our trip so much more enjoyable. The trip was very organized and all our accommodations were excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Biro

Partially good

By: Ben

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2023

The your guide was knowledgeable but talked too much. Beginning of tour was very disorganized and we received little help at hotel. Hotel location was too far outside of Dinlib.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Clark

Wonderful agent

By: jmh

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2023

Carrie was great in answering questions, setting up our reservation, and making our trip memorable.
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Biro

Irish Gold- Ireland

By: Gina

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2023

Great! Our Tour guide TOMMY was very experienced, funny and knowledgeable. Trip was well organized to take us everywhere, according to the itinerary . Good tours, meals, and history learned. Would recommend CIE.
Travel Advisor:  Jeanine Grande

10 Day Tour of Ireland

By: Ireland 2023

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2023

The highlight of our trip was our hired driver/guide, Dermott Walsh. I have never experienced anyone so determined to make our trip the best it could be. In addition to being an excellent driver/guide, Dermott went up and beyond to help us with dinner reservations/recommendations, alter our trip based on weather or geography, providing us with entertainment on long drives and always checking in on us to make sure we ok even when he was done for the day. I highly recommend Dermott and will make sure to request him on my next trip.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Schmitzer

A Great and delightful experience

By: Travel pack

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2023

Our tour was great. Our driver Mark was amazing. He was helpful and a genuine person who not only drove us from place to place , but explained the culture, history, and funny stories of the irish. It was a beautiful country, the people were very friendly. I couldn't get over how free of trash snd liter this country was. The history of the country is amazing. A real eye opener. No complaints at all. Well done. I would highly recommend this tour.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Holland Hodges

Trip 2023

By: Curly Sue

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2023

It was great!! Mark Ennis was the best!! He made the tour very enjoyable. He kept the bus very orderly.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Holland Hodges

Coach Tour

By: Craic

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2023

CIE is a great way to see Ireland. Coach driver was very professional. He engaged with everyone & made sure they were enjoying the tour. His dialogue about Ireland was great, made you feel like you a part of everything we saw & did.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron

Ireland odyssey

By: Shopgolf

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2023

This was my first experience with ice. Our driver/guide, Mark Ennis was such a personable person that you forgot he wasn’t part of the group of tourist. He went above and beyond to make this such a memorable trip.

Tour Guide

By: Dacula, Ga.

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2023

Mark Ennis, was very pleasant and has a good sense of humor. A good driver and very informative. He was always upbeat and made our bus tour very enjoyable.

Tour Operator, CIE tours

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2023

The tour itself, was so good. Mark, our tour/driver, was amazing. His knowledge of the country, his sense of humor, his kindness, just everything.....he made the trip. The bus was always clean. Just wish the seats had a little more space. Will not forget this trip.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Holland Hodges


By: DJ

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2023

All hotels were good. Driver was superior - informative and humorous. All stops were well planned. Some of the places we could have used more time at such as Blarney Castle. Meals and entertainment were very good.

Ireland tour

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2023

Very organized and included excellent amenities, information and activities! Will definitely use their services again!
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Stankovic


By: Mike

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2023

Awesome. Staff was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Ireland.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Smith

Scotland and Ireland

By: Kid

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2023

The CIE tour exceeded our expectations. The tour guides and bus drivers were wonderful. We had a great trip.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Slimp

Would recommend with reservations

By: Ldge

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2023

First, the guides, hotels, and entertainment were excellent. We were able to see a number of castles and special places in Scotland and Ireland. However, we spent a lot of time on the bus and there wasn’t as much free time to explore the towns. Everything seemed a little rushed. So my reservation is you’d better like bus rides and structure.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Slimp

Tour company

By: Anne

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2023

I had a positive experience with CIE tours for my recent trip to Scotland. The guides were very helpful and informative. They were able to quickly substitute a different day trip when plans had to be changed at the last minute due to a storm which closed our original site. I would recommend this company and would book a trip with them again in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Carilyn Doran

":taste of Ireland" Tour

By: Jamison

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2023

CiIE was very efficient. The Guide makes the difference. Our Guide, Brian, was the best Guide I have experienced.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

Colm, our driver and guide - FANTASTIC!

By: Auntie kk

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2023

I cannot say enough good things about Colm Willis! He was THE BEST person to introduce us all to Ireland.. He was incredibly knowledgeable and shared his experience in a most interesting and personal way. From family life to politics to culture and everything in between, we learned about “how things worked”” and saw sights we stopped at with humorous, serious and historical background. Colm kept us entertained and “in-line/informed” about where we were going, where the bus would be parked, how long we had to visit, when dinner would happen and where, what time we had to have our bags packed, and what we would be doing/seeing on a daily basis!! I think I still miss him two weeks after being home! I really cannot say enough about this extraordinarily, charming and caring man. We all loved his caring ways!! It was truly an “Irish Odyssey” to remember!!
Travel Advisor:  Kenneth Sause

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