I thoroughly enjoyed my adventure. It was a whirlwind tour with early mornings and late nights. Phil, Tour commentator in the UK kept us on schedule...harried but on schedule. Garry,our tour guide in Ireland was less strict recognising we were on our holidays and made an exhausting tour very enjoyable. His kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity was appreciated by all. As with daily life, stuff happens yet Garry ensured our time was enjoyable and well spent. As a first time lone traveller i would highly recommend.
Our tour driver and guide was Noel. His knowledge of Irish History was excellent and his driving ability amazing. Noel's storey telling and sense of humour was also excellent. I would recommend anyone travelling Ireland to link up with Noel of CIE Tours and ask for Noel to be your director/driver
We have just completed a wonderful 9 day tour, it was above and beyond our expectations. Dominic was a great Tour Leader and a superb Driver.Dominic was so knowledgeable in the history of Ireland, it was a pleasure to hear his stories, he was well organised and made life for the group very easy. CIE organised a fantastic tour - superb sightseeing, accommodation was first class, enjoyable meals and a great small group of 23 on board - Congratulations CIE on this tour. We would have no hesitation in recommending CIE, thank you.
Just wanted to provide some feedback re the tour. Travelling by myself I was a little apprehensive at first but these concerns were soon allayed. From day one of the tour I felt welcome , valued and included. The hotels were lovely, the company was wonderful and we saw a lot quickly and efficiently without it seeming too rushed or commercial. I loved everything we saw - and also everything our tour guide recommended outside the tour.
Despite being a commercial tour I felt was able to experience some genuine Irish local hospitality. All the local tour guides were amazing also. In fact I have nothing negative to report. One of the things I enjoyed the most was the history described by our tour guide. Also everything our tour guide Lesley recommended we see was excellent. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat - the only flaw was it made me wish I was Irish!! So many thank yous for your recommendation - I don’t have much time off in my profession but this was the best holiday I have had. And that is priceless.
My husband and I were on the 7 day Taste of Ireland. It was our first ever coach tour experience, so we really did not know what to expect. It turned out to be one of our most memorable trips thus far. Firstly Liam our tour director was an absolute legend! His fantastic stories, funny jokes and snippets about all the amazing history and culture of Ireland, made it all all the more interesting and fun. The itinerary was well planned and organised.
We met such great people on the tour. A good mix from all over the world and different age groups made it very enjoyable. I cannot recommend this tour and CIE tours enough. The cherry on the cake would definitely be if Liam is your tour director. Thanks CIE for making this trip unforgettable, we are already looking at options to book your Scotland tours in the near future.
I enjoyed your tour so much last year and have been meaning to write and thank someone. We did the full Scotland / Ireland tour last August and were fortunate enough to have Dick as driver and Patrick as Tour Guide. Two more finer gentlemen we could not find. So kind and helpful to two bumbling Australian women who didn’t know their way around. They were so imformative and helpful to us. Please thank them for me. Should have written this a long time ago but time slips away. CIE is the best.
Our Tour was amazing in every way possible. It was so much fun and I was sad when the holiday ended and we had to say goodbye to Dee and Oliver and our fellow travellers. Our Tour Director/Guide Dee was fantastic. She had a world of knowledge and was fun and enjoyable to be around, she recited poetry, sang us songs and her history and knowledge of Ireland was amazing. Our bus driver Oliver was fantastic as well. Our group got on very well and I met some lovely people. I will definitely do another CIE tour in the future and recommend to others to do.