Multi-Day Tour

9 Day British & Irish Delight (9 days)

CIE Tours International

London, United Kingdom To Tour Ends in Dublin

9 Day British & Irish Delight (9 days)

Day 2


Day 4

Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh Evening

Day 6


Day 7


Day 9

Tour Ends in Dublin


Day 1
London, United Kingdom
None Dinner
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Tour London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)
Day 2
None Breakfast
Discover magnificent Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII’s royal residence. The afternoon and evening are free to explore and dine on your own; you may use your included Oyster card to travel around London by public transport. (B)
Day 3
Cambridge, United Kingdom
None None
Stroll around Cambridge to view the famous university colleges, and the Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam. In York tour the stately York Minster, and take a guided walking tour through narrow streets and medieval houses. (B, D)
Day 4
Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh Evening
None None
Visit Alnwick Castle to view the lavish artifacts, see an exhibit on the Downton Abbey series, and stroll through beautiful Alnwick Garden. Travel through the Northumberland and the Scottish Borders to your hotel near Edinburgh for a Scottish evening with dinner, bagpipes, and lively music. (B, D)
Day 5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
None Breakfast
Discover Edinburgh’s highlights including the elegant Georgian “New Town” with spacious streets and the compact medieval city along the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own. The August 5 - 19 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)
Day 6
None None
Head to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Tour the city to see Victorian buildings, City Hall, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built. At the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum discover cottages, farms, schools, and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the museum, where you can chat with costumed guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Enjoy a pub dinner at the Cultra Inn on the grounds of Culloden Hotel. (B, D)
Day 7
None Breakfast
Travel through part of the scenic Glens of Antrim to the Giant’s Causeway, and impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Head to your hotel in Dublin and enjoy a free evening to explore and dine on your own. (B)
Day 8
Dublin, Ireland
None None
Tour Dublin’s spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings, and graceful townhouses. Take a guided walking tour of Trinity College and view the priceless Book of Kells. The afternoon is free to sightsee. Enjoy dinner at Taylors Three Rock Pub followed by Irish music and dance. (B, D)
Day 9
Tour Ends in Dublin
None Breakfast
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner >

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Start your tour in London and finish in Dublin. Travel up eastern parts of England, stopping in Stratford-upon-Avon, staying in York and visiting the huge Alnwick Castle. Cross the Scottish border to stay in Edinburgh before taking a ferry to Ireland. Drive along the scenic Antrim coast to the Giant’s Causeway and end in Dublin.

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


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!
Travel Advisor:  Denise Larson


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


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


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


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