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 Over 90 years of sharing the Emerald Isle with visitors... CIE knows Ireland!

Irish pubs are the hearts of their communities - a source of camaraderie, stories, and song. On this small group tour, raise a glass to rich pub culture and history with stops at legendary pubs and historical highlights. Your full sized, luxury coach includes free wi-fi and plenty of space to spread out.

The CIE advantage allows you to sit back, relax and make new memories. Everything is included in your fare - your hotels, transportation, local guide, entertainment & entrance fees, plus 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners. Tours balance immersive and CIE-exclusive experiences with plenty of down time to let you explore and enjoy on your own.

As a bonus, each traveler receives a CIE travel backpack (perfect as a day pack), travel adapter, luggage strap and tags, rain poncho and document wallet.


September 17, 2024

Depart the US on your flight to Dublin. Airfare is not included in pricing. Guidance can be provided on best flights to book.


September 18, 2024

Arrive in Dublin in the morning and make your way to your hotel. Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from your Dublin hotel. A local guide will bring you for a panoramic tour of central Dublin, a friendly city famed for its wit and sense of fun.

Board a barge, once used for transporting Guinness, for a cruise down the centuries-old Grand Canal as you sip a welcome drink and enjoy dinner while listening to live music.

Dinner included

Hotel: Ashling Hotel

kilkenny castle

September 19, 2024

Head to historic Kilkenny for a guided walking tour along its Medieval Mile, stretching from cathedral to castle. Discover the rich heritage, narrow streetscapes, and picturesque merchants' houses of this small, historic city.

Next, enjoy a special beer-tasting experience. Spend some time browsing as you please before dinner in your hotel.

Breakfast and Dinner included

Hotel: Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel


September 20, 2024

Visit the Marine Bar in Dungarvan in a CIE Tours Exclusive, and enjoy a drink with some traditional music in this centuries-old, family-run pub. Travel on to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone, which legend promises will bestow the “Gift of the Gab” or explore the beautiful gardens.

Pass through County Cork to the lively town of Killarney - a draw for visitors to Ireland since the 18th century - where you will have free time after dinner to explore some of its friendly pubs, many with live music.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Hotel: International Hotel (Killarney)


September 21, 2024

Visit Moriarty's in the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, before heading out to the Dingle Peninsula. You may know this beautiful region from films like “Ryan's Daughter” and “Far & Away”. Visit a farm for an immersion into traditional farming life and watch skilled sheepdogs demonstrate their talents at herding.

Take some free time to explore the charms of Dingle town. In the evening, head to the Celtic Whiskey Bar in Killarney for a tasting, chocolate pairing, and dinner.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Hotel: International Hotel (Killarney)


September 22, 2024

Embark on a ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Walk along the top of the cliffs for views across Galway Bay to Connemara and the Aran Islands.

In the evening, have an early dinner at your hotel, then head out for a CIE Tours Exclusive: You'll visit the nearby seaside suburb of Salthill for a special evening of storytelling at O'Connor's Famous Pub.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Hotel: Galway Bay Hotel

Seans Bar

September 23, 2024

Spend a leisurely morning exploring vibrant, artistic Galway as you please. Travel to Athlone, where you'll enjoy a choice of Irish coffee, whiskey, or beer as you cruise Lough Ree in a replica Viking longship. Then head to Sean's bar. This pub is not only the oldest in Ireland; dating back to 900 AD, it's the oldest in Europe, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The sloped floors (often covered with sawdust), candlelight, and turf fire pay nostalgic tribute to this pub's rich history. Enjoy dinner in your Athlone hotel this evening.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Hotel: Sheraton Athlone Hotel

guinness (1)

September 24, 2024

Enjoy the scenery of central Ireland as you head to Dublin on the east coast. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of the city - one of Ireland's most popular attractions - and sample Ireland's iconic brew as you take in the panoramic view from the seventh-floor Gravity Bar.

In the evening, head to the Irish Whiskey Museum for a private tour and a tasting. In a CIE Tours Exclusive, enjoy a special after-hours experience: a traditional band will play lively tunes for your group as you relax over a drink and finger foods.

Breakfast included

Hotel: The Croke Park Hotel (Dublin)

hop on Hop off

September 25, 2024

Spend the day independently with a Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off bus voucher, plus, your choice of a visit to one of Dublin's most beloved attractions: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, GPO Museum, or Teeling Distillery.

Breakfast included

Hotel: The Croke Park Hotel (Dublin)


September 26, 2024

After breakfast, make your way to the airport for your flight home.

Breakfast included

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Per Person Pricing

Double Room (double occupancy) $3,345 One Double/Queen Bed
Twin Room (double occupancy) $3,345 Two Twin Beds
Single Room (single occupancy) $3,980 One Bed

Specific bed requests (two twins vs. one double/queen) can be made but are not guaranteed.

Additional cost for airfare, travel insurance, optional pre-tour hotel night (9/17/24), meals not listed, gratuities and items of a personal nature.


Book by May 3, 2024. Non-refundable deposit of $250 per person due at time of booking.