Dublin, Ireland, April 11, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- An Irish coffee can be made at home, of course by adding a shot of whiskey and a dollop of cream to a steamy mug. Though how much more delicious would that drink be if it were served at an Irish bar filled not with tourists, but with locals; along with the music and easy conversation the Irish are known for?
On CIE Tours' 8-Day Irish Gold Tour, travellers experience that simple yet priceless pleasure as part of an unforgettable holiday. Sure, they'll hit the can't-miss highlights, but they'll also experience the small but memorable moments that are built in. In all, they come away with an indelible understanding of what makes this island so special.
Ireland holds a special pull for many visitors, and no tour company does the Emerald Isle better than CIE Tours International. "We're particularly proud of the Irish Gold Tour," says CIE Tours President Brian W. Stack. "Travellers not only enjoy the famous Irish wit and welcoming hospitality, but they also enjoy superior and deluxe first class hotels and great meals." On the Irish Gold Tour, two nights in Galway are spent in the gorgeous Radisson Blu Hotel, with views of Galway Bay; and dinner in Killarney's famed Killeen House Restaurant is a gourmet experience travellers won't want to miss. On all CIE Tours International holidays, travellers go by luxury coach, and are catered to from the moment they land until to the moment they leave.
All Irish Gold Tour features shine, and here are a few highlights:
•Ring of Kerry: Starting and ending in Killarney, the sights on this 100-mile scenic tour have been taking away visitors' breath for years. Visitors are as likely to see low, brooding clouds as they are a brilliant rainbow, above ever-changing vistas of mountains, seacoast, fields and farms.
•Cliffs of Moher: At their maximum height, these stunning cliffs reach 702 feet above the crashing Atlantic waves. Fans of the 1987 movie, The Princess Bride, will be thrilled to note that these amazing cliffs "starred" in the film as the imposing Cliff of Insanity.
•Killary Harbour cruise: Embark on a 9-mile catamaran cruise, from which the 19th century potato ridges can be seen. Keep an eye out for seabirds!
•Marine Bar: In the town of Dungarvan, stop here for that famous, fortifying Irish coffee, while enjoying traditional music.
•Clonmacnoise Monastery: Founded in 548 AD, this monastery was a centre of learning in medieval times. Tour the moody, evocative remains of churches, soaring crosses and other ruined buildings on a mound beside the River Shannon.
Like all CIE Tours' holidays, the Irish Gold includes it all – airport transfers; deluxe motorcoach transportation; excellent hotel accommodations, taxes and porterage fees; and all admission fees; as well as most meals, special attractions and evening entertainment. Not only that, but CIE Tours' guides go beyond getting travellers from place to place – they bring each destination to life with their enthusiasm and impressive knowledge. This is an authentic travel experience that will resonate long after returning home. All CIE Tours travel programs are protected by the company's €400+ Advantage, a no-fee benefit guaranteeing that travellers are never charged for special features considered optional extras with other tour companies. For additional information, please visit www.cietours.com.
About CIE Tours International
For more than 81 years, CIE Tours International, Dublin, Ireland has set the standard for fully escorted motorcoach tours of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. This renowned tour operator delivers unsurpassed experiences and value for both packaged holidays and custom independent travel, combining the best of each destination with expert professional tour guides who bring each itinerary to life. All CIE Tours travel programs are protected by the company's €400+ Advantage, a no-fee benefit guaranteeing that travellers are never charged for special features considered optional extras with other tour companies. For additional information, please visit www.cietours.com.