CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J. -- CIE Tours International here added five
itineraries to its roster in anticipation of a significant business
increase this year, according to Brian Stack, the firm's president.
He said the past year was "the best year in the 70-year history"
of the company, with a 15% increase in business over 1999 levels,
representing the 10th consecutive year of growth for the
The company is increasing the reservations staff at its
headquarters to accommodate travel agent inquiries, Stack said,
noting that the trade provides CIE with 98% of its bookings.
The 72-page brochure for 2001 has 14 escorted motorcoach tours of
Ireland ranging from three to 12 nights; eight escorted programs
from eight to 13 nights in length that combine Ireland and Britain;
five escorted itineraries of Britain from three to 12 nights; four
types of independent vacations in Ireland, and two independent
arrangements in Britain.
The three new Ireland and two new Britain escorted tours for
2001 are:An eight-night Irish Legends program to Dublin, Kilkenny,
Clonakilty, Killarney and Galway, with an air-inclusive price
starting at $1,150 from the northeast U.S., including most
meals.A six-night Irish Odyssey to Dublin, Cashel, Blarney,
Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway, along
with some smaller towns. The air-inclusive price, with most meals,
starts at $1,073 from the northeast U.S.A seven-night Irish Pub & Folk Tour to Dublin, Cashel,
Blarney, Kinsale, Cobh, West Cork, Killarney, the Dingle Peninsula,
Adare, Limerick and Bunratty, priced from $1,052.The 13-night British Elegance tour takes in London, the
Cotswolds, Stratford-Upon-Avon, the English Lake District, Chester
and York, England; Edinburgh and Gretna Green, Scotland, and parts
of Wales, including Snowdonia National Park and Betwys y Coed.
Air-inclusive pricing starts at $2,381 from the northeast U.S.,
including most meals.The eight-night British Regency program, designed for
first-time visitors, visits London, Stratford-Upon-Avon, the
Cotswolds, Chester and York and Scotland's Edinburgh and Southern
Uplands. Air-inclusive prices start at $1,714 from the northeast
U.S., and most meals are provided.
The majority of CIE's tours are available as inclusive air-land
vacations as well as land-only arrangements, a spokesman said.
For more information, contact CIE Tours at (800) 243-8687 or
access the company's Web site at www.cietours.com.