by Amy Mutscher

A Hearty Irish Greeting

One visit to Ireland and you’ll feel quite at home. The Irish have a friendly way of welcoming visitors to the Emerald Isle that makes you feel comfortable and curious all at once. Whether you’re hoisting a pint of Guinness with new friends in a centuries-old pub or luxuriating in a castle converted into a resort, the warm embrace of the people of Ireland will draw you right in.
Pint of Guinness in an Irish Pub


Dublin-born writer Oscar Wilde penned, “Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you!” Heed the call and make your plans to visit Ireland. One way to truly experience the culture of Ireland is by staying at a locally-owned inn, hotel or B&B. Experience Ireland’s legendary hospitality by asking your hosts for their stories and recollections about the area as you settle in to your lodging. With CIE Tours, you get all-inclusive packages that include sightseeing, full breakfast, most evening meals, and spirited entertainment.


There are a number of ways to approach your Ireland tour. You might select a guided tour, choose from a pre-set itinerary with a private driver or drive yourself with a set of preselected routes. Guided tours come in a couple of sizes. You may consider a coach tour with a large number of travelers, a smaller group or a custom private tour with just your set of friends or family. With so many ways to configure your vacation, the help of a trusted travel advisor can help you determine your preferred group, transportation and itinerary.

Ross Castle, Ireland


Historic castles dot the Irish countryside and range from stone ruins to luxurious resorts. Kissing the Blarney Stone is a popular must-do for visitors who climb to the rooftop of that castle. Johnstown Castle is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture, and its lovely grounds and picturesque gardens invite guests to stroll and pause for a moment to rest. To truly immerse yourself in Irish heritage, consider Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa where guests can golf or bike, dine lavishly at the on-site restaurant and descend into the Dungeon Bar before tucking into a four-poster bed.

CIE Tours has been escorting people through Ireland and beyond since 1932 and has a ‘happy guest’ rate of 95% to burnish their impeccable reputation.

Call a travel agent today to plan your Ireland vacation.

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