With the dollar getting stronger against the euro, this tour of Ireland might be just the ticket for budget-conscious travelers… 

CIE Tours International is offering an 8-day “Irish Spirit” tour, priced from $898 plus airfare, or from $1,353 including round-trip airfare from NY. Everything is included – hotels, meals, transportation, sightseeing, entertainment, and more. Departures are on Thursdays and Saturdays from now through December 4th.

Focusing on the main highlights of Ireland, this tour visits Dublin, Cashel, Blarney, Killarney, Dingle, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Galway and Connemara.

Activities include a tour of Dublin with a local guide and a catamaran cruise on Killary Fjord. Admission fees to leading attractions are also included – from Dublinia & The Viking World, to the Rock of Cashel, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blasket Centre, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory, and Clonmacnoise. 

The price provides first class hotel accommodations with private bath for 6 nights; welcome get-together drink; full Irish breakfast daily; five dinners including the Abbey Tavern dinner/entertainment in Dublin; and a fully escorted sightseeing program via luxury motorcoach with a professional Irish driver/guide; all local taxes, hotel service charges, and baggage handling; deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags and luggage strap.

For travelers with more time, a 9-day version of this itinerary is available, with an extra day/night in Dublin including a Dublin open-top bus tour with complimentary visit/drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery, priced from $1,025 land-only.

For more information, contact a travel agent or CIE Tours International at 1-800-CIE-TOUR or online at www.cietours.com.


Source: CIE Tours/Harrison Leifer DiMarco PR