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Tour Newsletter Dated December 10, 2013
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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
Founded in 1932, CIE Tours
is widely recognized as having the
largest selection of itineraries in Ireland. The company also offers
tours to Scotland, England and Wales.
We've negotiated some terrific offers with CIE for our customers, and
I've highlighted these promotions below. Click the links for applicable
departures and prices.
Save $398 per couple
($199 per person) off select vacations when you book by
off British Isles departures. Book by December 31.
Book two Ireland and Britain tours and save 10%
off the land price of the less expensive tour.
CIE's fully escorted tours range from five to 16 days, and prices
include accommodations, airport transfers, daily guided sightseeing,
deluxe motor coach transportation, admission fees and most meals. No
optional "extras" are sold on CIE tours -- everything is included, such
as cabaret shows, theater visits and unique dining events like a
medieval banquet. According to CIE, the value of these included
excursions, events and activities exceeds $550 per couple.
On a CIE vacation in Ireland, you'll explore the country's history,
tradition and folklore through guided walks in ancient towns, farm
visits, meals in local pubs and much more.
Here are a few top attractions on CIE's Irish itineraries.
is home to Trinity College Dublin, founded in 1592, and elegant Georgian
townhouses. The Temple Bar district on the bank of the River Liffey is
one of the oldest sections of Dublin, and it's considered the city's
cultural heart. Restaurants, theaters and outdoor markets are found amid
the historic architecture and cobblestone lanes.
The Guinness Storehouse is one of Ireland's top attractions, and here
you'll learn all about the country's favorite beer. Cap off your tour
with a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar, which offers 360-degree
views of the city.
is a $160 million attraction that opened in 2012 in the Northern Ireland
city where the ill-fated ship was built. Nine galleries tell the story
of the Titanic's construction, launch, maiden voyage and catastrophic
sinking in April 1912. Exhibits also delve into the discovery of the
on Northern Ireland's north coast is an unusual sight of about 40,000
interlocking, hexagonal basalt columns that form steps down to the sea.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the result of a volcanic eruption, but
legend says the natural wonder was built by a giant named Finn
Travel to Scotland with CIE next year and you'll get a taste of
Homecoming Scotland 2014
, a yearlong program of festivals and
other activities that celebrate Scottish heritage. A longstanding
favorite event in Scotland is the
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
where bagpipers, drummers, military bands, dancers and other performers
display their talents. It takes place outside Edinburgh Castle during
August 1-23, and CIE has secured tickets to the Tattoo for many late
July and August departures.
It's worth noting that this spring, CIE won the Tour Operator of the
Year award from Scotland's Heritage, an organization comprised of more
than 500 visitor attractions throughout the country.
Here are a few more highlights of a CIE vacation in Scotland.
Founded in 1754, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of
is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious golf clubs. For fans
of the game, it's a must-see destination.
Take the ferry to the
Isle of Skye
the largest island in Scotland's Inner Hebrides. Called the "Misty
Isle," it's a place of stunning mountain scenery.
are an enchanting place of peaks, rivers, glens, lochs and wildlife like
deer and golden eagles. Ben Nevis, the highest summit in the British
Isles, is found here.
Here are this week's Top 10 CIE tours
. All prices are per person,
based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.
1) Taste of Ireland
5 days. Begins in Dublin and ends in Shannon with
visits to Blarney Castle, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry. Save
Starting at $688. Departures from January 20 through
December 15, 2014.
2) Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle
8 days. Begins and ends in Shannon with visits to
the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry and Blarney Castle. Save $398
Starting at $1,548. Departures from March 3
through December 1, 2014.
3) Taste of Scotland & Ireland
10 days. Begins in Glasgow and ends in Shannon
with visits to Edinburgh, Dublin and the Cliffs of Moher. Save
Starting at $1,648. Departures from March 9 through November 30,
4) Best of Britain
9 days. Begins and ends in London with stops in Stratford-upon-Avon,
Liverpool and Cardiff. Save 5%.
Starting at $1,748. Departures
from March 9 through November 9, 2014.
5) Irish Classic
12 days. Begins and ends in Dublin with visits to Giant's Causeway,
Donegal and the Blarney Stone. Save 5%.
Starting at $1,928.
Departures from March 8 through November 15, 2014.
6) The Scots Irish Tour
11 days. Begins in Edinburgh and ends in Shannon with visits to the Isle
of Skye, Derry and Galway. Save 5%.
Starting at 1,938. Departures
from April 6 through October 19, 2014.
7) Jewels of Ireland
14 days. Begins and ends in Dublin with stops in Killarney, Galway and
Donegal. Save 5%.
Starting at $2,187. Departures from March 7
through October 24, 2014.
8) Scottish & Irish Dream Tour
13 days. Begins in Glasgow and ends in Shannon with visits to the Isle
of Skye, St. Andrews and the Blarney Castle. Save 5%.
$2,444. Departures from March 16 through November 9, 2014.
9) Icons of Britain
16 days. Begins in Glasgow and ends in London with visits to Edinburgh,
Liverpool and Stonehenge. Save 5%.
Starting at $3,348. Departures
from April 11 through October 17, 2014.
10) Scottish & Irish Supreme
11 days. Begins in Glasgow and ends in Shannon with stops in Edinburgh,
Belfast and Dublin. Save 5%.
$4,408. Departures from May 5 through October 20, 2014.
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