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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a well organized managed trip made even better by our driver/tour guide, John Spellman. His knowledge and sense of humour went a very long way. This is a trip of a lifetime.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently went on the CIE Irish Odyssey Tour with my cousin and a group of her friends from the Halifax area. What a wonderful time we all had! Our tour guide and bus driver Colm was a wealth of information and full of fun...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JocelynC410
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We used CIE Tours for our trip to Ireland and it was a wonderful choice. We chose the Adventure tour which gave us a taste of Ireland from Dublin to Waterford, Killarney, Gallway, Londonderry and much more in between locations. The bus/coach was comfortable and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 1 November 2018

My experience with CIE was great!! We had a guide for the Scotland portion (Di) and our driver/guide for the rest (Joe). It was great to have a Scotslady as the guide for the Scotland portion. She was upfront and let us know she would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We did this bus tour Oct 3 , 2018 . This is a very structured fast paced tour with very little time on your own . The hotels were amazing and all wonderfully organized when we arrived there was no waiting for our rooms. And...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Our experience with CIE tours was great! The services were excellent and our guide/driver Brian McDonnell was excellent. Although the weather did cause us to miss a scheduled lake cruise, Brian was sure to keep our day moving and make it great just the same....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amfm01
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We recently completed this 24 day tour and had an amazing time. It was our first bus tour, and have concluded bus tours are not for the faint of heart! We felt it was as advertised, saw so many wonderful places. The pace is pretty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

We recently experienced the 11 day / 10 night tour of Scotland and Ireland and had an excellent experience. Our tour bus driver/guide, Aidan Carrigy, was wonderful. He kept the group on time and provided a world of knowledge and color to our trip. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We have just returned home from doing The Irish Odyssey tour with 24 people from our area. i can not recommend highly enough this tour. Our experience was exceptional going from coast to coast of Ireland by coach. Our tour director Colm made the experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roxanne C
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We arranged through our travel agent to have a private driver - which was arranged by CIE. Having a private driver took all the worries off of us - the Irish drive on the left and most vehicles are standard shift - which we aren't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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17 November 2018|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
Our bus had a bathroom but you have to use it when the bus is stopped. Irish law doesn't allow use while it is in motion. We stopped plenty of times so no problems there. The only "problem" is making sure the driver hears... More
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10 November 2018|
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Response from chattanoogaite | Reviewed this property |
We went on Elegant Ireland Tour with CIE. I would say there was a great deal of walking with a walking city tour in Kinsale, Galway and Ennis. Also walking (up and down the hillside or steps) at Cliffs of Mohr, Blarney... More
5 October 2018|
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Response from Pekelo98 | Reviewed this property |
No way. In fact, the entire trip is very casual. I wore jeans the entire trip. One pair were higher end, but overall, it’s a casual experience.