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Multi-Day Tour

14 Day Rockin' Britain & Ireland (14 days)

CIE Tours International

London, United Kingdom To Tour Ends in Dublin

14 Day Rockin' Britain & Ireland (14 days)

Day 2

Tower of London & City Sights

Day 3

BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE & BEATLES’ LIVERPOOL

Day 4

Lake District & Scottish Evening

Day 6

SCONE PALACE& DALWHINNIE DISTILLERY

Day 7

Loch Ness & Loch Lomond Cruise

Day 8

Ferry to Ireland & Titanic Belfast

Day 9

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TOUR & DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING

Day 12

Flying Boat Museum & Cliffs of Moher

Day 13

TULLAMORE DEW DISTILLERY & FITZPATRICK CASTLE STAY

Day 14

Tour Ends in Dublin

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
London, United Kingdom
None Dinner
Tour begins 2:00 PM, London hotel. Head out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Your guide will also highlight London’s famous rock and roll history. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)
Day 2
Tower of London & City Sights
None Breakfast
Spend the day discovering London’s attractions on your own with an open-top bus tour. There is a choice of routes, a walking tour in the footsteps of London’s rock and roll legends or a scenic River Thames cruise. You might visit the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in distinctive Tudor uniforms or you may prefer to visit Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana. Dine independently this evening. (B)
Day 3
BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE & BEATLES’ LIVERPOOL
None None
Depart London and travel towards Liverpool stopping at a local pub for lunch. A local guide will show you around town focusing on places associated with the “Fab Four”. Explore the history of popular British music at the British Music Experience in Liverpool. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You might want to check out the world famous Cavern Club for an evening of live music. (B, L)
Day 4
Lake District & Scottish Evening
None None
Travel through the glorious Lake District, associated with the children’s author, Beatrix Potter, and the poet, William Wordsworth. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. Near the Scottish border stop at the Famous Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green, a popular shopping venue for quality Scottish goods. Enjoy a Scottish dinner and ceilidh, a fun show at your hotel near Edinburgh. (B, D)
Day 5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
None Breakfast
Explore central Edinburgh, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with its planned streets and elegant Georgian houses. See the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered and tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free for independent activities. On August 3 to 17 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)
Day 6
SCONE PALACE& DALWHINNIE DISTILLERY
None None
At Scone Palace see the outstanding collection of antiques, paintings, rare artefacts and world-renowned grounds. Head into Pitlochry for lunch and free time to browse independently. At Dalwhinnie Distillery watch the distillers work as they harness the snow-fed waters of the Allt an t’Sluic then sample the ‘Gentle Spirit’ of the glen. Continue to Inverness where the evening is free to check out some of the local pubs with traditional music and food. (B, L)
Day 7
Loch Ness & Loch Lomond Cruise
None None
Travel south through wonderful Highland scenery, passing the shoreline of the famous Loch Ness. See Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak, and continue through the towering mountains of Glen Coe. Embark on a cruise of Loch Lomond, Britain's largest lake. Enjoy a drive around Glasgow before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
Day 8
Ferry to Ireland & Titanic Belfast
None None
From Cairnryan embark on a short ferry journey to Ireland. Visit Titanic Belfast and experience the history of this history ocean-liner through interactive galleries. Stop for a drink and dinner with entertainment at the Glyde Inn before arriving in Dublin. (B, D)
Day 9
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TOUR & DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING
None Breakfast
A musical walking tour in Dublin will highlight areas associated with Irish rock ‘n’ roll. In the Temple Bar area, visit the Irish Rock’N’Roll Museum Experience including a working live music venue and recording facility. See the Irish Wall of Fame, The U2 Exhibition and the Thin Lizzy Experience. In the afternoon use your included vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour around the city and a visit to one attraction. (B)
Day 10
Blarney, Ireland
None None
Head out to view the stately Rock of Cashel, which rises high above the surrounding plain. Kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” at Blarney Castle. Treat yourself to quality Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving through Macroom and into Killarney, where the scenery becomes more mountainous. After dinner at your hotel you may like to find a “singing bar” for some entertainment. (B, D)
Day 11
Dingle, Ireland
None None
Visit the Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies – “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away”. Take in spectacular views from Slea Head at the western tip of the peninsula. From Dingle embark on a short cruise around Dingle Harbour and relax with a drink at the famous Murphy’s Bar in Castlemaine. In the evening head to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for an Irish night of dinner and traditional entertainment. (B, D)
Day 12
Flying Boat Museum & Cliffs of Moher
None None
Visit Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel, during the 1930’s and early 1940’s. The home of Irish coffee, you’ll learn how to make one yourself and enjoy a sample. Cross the River Shannon Estuary by ferry to view the Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that rises 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Take a brief walking tour around Galway’s city center with a local guide. (B, D)
Day 13
TULLAMORE DEW DISTILLERY & FITZPATRICK CASTLE STAY
None None
Enjoy tea and scones at Rathbaun Farm and watch trained dogs herding sheep. In Tullamore, tour the site of the original Tullamore Dew Distillery. Learn about the area’s history of canals, merchant classes and of course the making of the legendary Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey. Spend the night in an elegant castle hotel in Dublin and enjoy a special farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 14
Tour Ends in Dublin
None Breakfast
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner >

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Discover cosmopolitan London, the Beatles' Liverpool, the tranquil Lake District and in Scotland explore Edinburgh and St Andrews. Head into the Highlands for unspoilt scenery and cruise Loch Lomond. Take a ferry to Ireland to Dublin, Blarney, Killarney, Dingle and the Cliffs of Moher. Great hotels and meals, including 4 special dinner/shows.

About Us

CIE Tours is the Premier Specialty Tour Operator offering the highest quality and widest range of programs to Ireland and Britain. Our reputation for security, reliability and utmost satisfaction is well known in the travel world. We have been serving this destination for 85 years and are held in the highest of esteem. CIE Tours' array of tour itineraries and luxury chauffeur-drive options allows you to explore these countries on a personal level, to create an in-depth travel experience that will resonate with your interests and desires.

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Knowledgeable efficient & friendly service

By: DRBSLP


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

By: HORSE COUNTRY PEOPLE


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

Scotland

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!
Travel Advisor:  Denise Larson

Ireland

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!
Travel Advisor:  Marje Henkel

CIE PUB TOUR

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.
Travel Advisor:  Stuart Stone

Bob

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!!
Travel Advisor:  Stuart Stone

Ireland

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
Travel Advisor:  Jeannie Vogel

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.
Travel Advisor:  Britt Pendergrast

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