Why CIE Tours?

Security & Reliability

CIE Tours International has provided over a million travelers with the highest quality vacations to Ireland and Britain during the past 73 years. As a division of Ireland's National Transport Company, they have built up an enviable reputation for security and reliability with their satisfied clients and the travel industry throughout North America.

Bonded Professionals

CIE Tours International is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) and has lodged a million dollar irrevocable bond. They are also full members of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). These professional organizations ensure that their members meet stringent standards to protect the traveling public.

Inclusive Coach Tours

CIE Tours offer all the advantages of a luxury cruise - without the water. Programs encompass airport transfers, daily sightseeing program, full breakfasts, table d'hote dinners, medieval banquets, cabarets and visits to attractions. Passengers pay in US dollars and know that almost everything has been covered. Trained personnel take care of all the details.

No Hidden Extras

CIE Tours does not believe in offering "optional" extras. It's an important selling point for your customers. So many tour companies offer low-priced tours but travelers are charged extra for banquets or visits which were listed on the itinerary and appeared to be included in the base price. This does not happen with CIE tours!

Guaranteed Prices

CIE guarantees that no increase in land costs will be charged, once a deposit for a tour has been paid. This is important protection against international currency fluctuations. Similarly, when airfare is paid in full, there is no change in the cost of the ticket.

Selection Of Itineraries

CIE Tours International offers the widest range of itineraries throughout Ireland and Britain.

Tour Directors

One of CIE Tours greatest assets is its outstanding tour directors! From the moment a passenger sets foot in Ireland or Britain, the tour director is there to welcome them, handle their baggage, drive and escort them from one place to another and give a running commentary about the tour. With many years of training and experience, tour directors make history and culture come alive. Daily doses of humor, anecdotes, information, friendliness and assistance ensure a superb vacation.

Luxury Touring Coaches

State-of-the-art coaches feature panoramic windows for optimum viewing of the countryside.

Airport Transfers

When you are a newcomer to a destination, it's great to have someone at the airport to meet you. We include group transfers on arrival and departure when you purchase air arrangements as well as a coach tour from us - however, times must be within the time frame specified on each itinerary. If you make your own air arrangements, we can offer you a complimentary transfer when your flight times correspond with our transfer times.

Baggage Handling

Once passengers meet their tour director, they don't have to handle their luggage! At every hotel suitcases are delivered from the coach to bedrooms and collected on departure.


CIE Tours uses first class or superior first class properties on all tours, except for deluxe tours. First class hotels offer comfortable accommodations with many facilities including dining room, lounge and bar. Superior first class hotels feature the same amenities but to a higher standard and many have leisure facilities. Hotels are chosen so that passengers can benefit by being in a central location or scenic region. Deluxe tours feature stays in 5-star properties such as Dromoland and Ashford Castles, two of the premier hotels that Ireland has to offer.

Hotel Arrivals

CIE tour groups benefit from speedy check-in and check-out. On arrival, the tour director announces room numbers and keys are distributed. No long lines at check-in!

What a CIE Traveler Gets

  • Luxury coach transportation throughout
  • Services of a CIE Tours tour director
  • Prebooked hotel accommodations and fast check-ins
  • All breakfasts and most dinners
  • Sightseeing program and prepaid admissions
  • Special evenings with entertainment and dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Baggage handling and tips to hotels
  • Travel bags and destination information