Venture Beyond the Usual Tourist Track –
Explore Ireland’s Islands, Seacoasts & Cliffs
Step out onto the edge and enjoy Ireland from a different perspective on the Atlantic Ireland & Islands vacation, a 12-day escorted tour from CIE Tours International, focusing on the offshore islands of Inis Mor, Achill, and Garinish as well as the Atlantic seascapes and cliffs from Antrim to Cork. Prices start at $2,047 for land-only, or $2,562 with airfare from JFK or Boston. Departures run on selected Saturdays, May 10 to October 18.
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, CIE Tours is offering a discount of $300 per couple ($175 per person), available for summer departures from May through August. To qualify, tours must be booked before March 31, and a travel protection plan must be purchased with the tour. Offers are valid for new reservations only, and are subject to availability, are not combinable, and certain restrictions apply.
The itinerary, which starts and finishes in Dublin, also includes many remote scenic areas such as the Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest in Europe, Croagh Patrick, subtroptical paradise of Glengarriff, and the Inishowen, Beara and Curraun Peninsulas, as well as popular places such as the Giant’s Causeway, Yeats Country, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Killarney National Park and the Rock of Cashel.
Activities include a horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney; ferry rides across Lough Foyle and the River Shannon; catamaran cruise of Killary Fjord; guided walking tours of Derry and Westport; day tours to Inis Mor and Achill Islands; boat excursion to Garinish Island Gardens; tour of Dublin with a local guide; a tour and a pint at the Guinness Storehouse.
The price includes superior first class hotel rooms with private bath; full breakfast daily; 9 dinners including dinner and entertainment at the Abbey Tavern; welcome get-together drink; admissions to Dublin Castle, Ulster American Folk Park, Giant’s Causeway, Slieve League cliffs, W.B. Yeats’ Grave, Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory, Dun Aengus Fort, Aran Heritage Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Muckross House & Gardens, and Rock of Cashel; sightseeing by luxury motorcoach with professional driver/guide; deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags and strap; all local taxes and service charges.