402 Washington Street - The Dalles, OR 97058
541-296-6105 or 800-622-5588
2018 - 13 Day Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
Authentic Local Experiences: Spend a day exploring Achill Island, situated at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, with its soaring cliffs, windswept beaches, rich heritage and deserted boglands. Sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you'll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole. Trip Highlights: Bunratty Folk Park Bunratty Folk Park Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland's past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park. Cliffs of Moher Cliffs of Moher One of Ireland’s top visitor attractions, the cliffs are 700 feet high and extend for 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland and one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and Connemara. The cliffs are home to major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds. Donegal Castle Donegal Castle Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the Castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The Castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the O'Donnell chieftains to the Brooke family. Down Cathedral Down Cathedral This has been a religious site since around 750 A.D. The site has been used by Augustinian and Benedictine monks, attacked several times by Vikings, was the burial place of St Patrick and is now a Church of Ireland Cathedral. Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum On July 9th 1939, the luxury Pan Am Flying Boat, the ’Yankee Clipper’ landed at Foynes and the Museum is dedicated to recalling the time when Foynes became the center of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945. Irish Coffee was first created here in 1942 Giant's Causeway Giant's Causeway The Giant's Causeway, renowned for its hexagonal basalt columns, was created from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. It is Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions. It is steeped in myth and legend, especially about the mighty giant, Finn McCool. Jaunting car ride in Killarney Jaunting car ride in Killarney Drive through part of the extensive Killarney National Park at a leisurely pace to enjoy wonderful lake and mountain views and stop for photos. All the while your driver entertains you with local folklore and history of the area. Sheep Herding Demonstration Sheep Herding Demonstration Sheep farming is an important part of country life and watch a farmer with his working dogs control a flock of sheep. See how agile dogs obey various commands to round up sheep, especially useful in mountainous regions. Titanic Belfast Titanic Belfast Opened in April 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of this iconic ship, this new visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic from conception and construction right through the maiden voyage and tragic ending. Westport House Westport House This stately mansion was designed by Richard Cassels in 1731. Today visitors can see 30 elegant rooms filled with family portraits and priceless furnishings, silver and porcelain. The house is enhanced with lovely gardens overlooking Clew Bay. Dining Experiences: Nine dinners including an Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner and show, and a festive medieval castle banquet. Hotels: IE-CLA-OGR Ennis (1 night) IE-MAY-WES Westport (2 nights) IE-DON-KEE Stranorlar (2 nights) NI-BEL-STO Belfast (1 night) IE-DUB-ASH Dublin (2 nights) IE-COR-CRO Rosscarbery (1 night) IE-KER-DSK Dingle (2 nights) IE-CLA-CIN Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 night)
About CIE Tours
We are celebrating 85 years of travel excellence! During this time CIE Tours International has provided travelers with the highest quality vacations to Ireland and Britain and we continue to improve our tours and our services.
Over the years we have built up an enviable reputation for security and reliability with satisfied clients throughout North America. We are members of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). Both organizations ensure that all members meet stringent standards to protect the traveling public. In addition we set our own high standards for delivering excellent vacations with state-of-the-art luxury coaches; prompt and pleasant customer service; the best hotels; and carefully chosen visits and entertainment.
Our coach tours are fully inclusive with no optional extras to purchase at your destination. You pay one price and we insist that our tour directors focus solely on your enjoyment. Once you pay the deposit, we guarantee our land tour prices. If you prefer to travel independently, we offer self-drive and chauffeur-drive programs for Ireland with a wide range of hotel accommodation, which can be booked in advance, as well as popular B & Bs.
Whichever way you like to travel, choose one of our fine vacations from our website and enjoy the greatest travel experience ever!
Hazel Phillips Travel