CIE Tours International a Top Resource for British Vacations From New York Times' Top 45 Travel Hot Spots for 2012

-- Top Tour Operator Anticipates Stronger Consumer Demand for Travel to London, Birmingham, Wales & Glasgow --

Jan 27, 2012, 14:05 ET from CIE Tours International

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CIE Tours International, the leading operator of vacations to Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, is the perfect resource for travelers seeking to visit several top destinations recently recommended by the Travel Section of The New York Times.  In "45 Places to Go in 2012," the Times highlighted four of the most popular destinations in CIE Tours' travel catalog, including London (ranked #4); Glasgow (#12); Birmingham, England (#19); and Wales (#31). In fact, London's top-five ranking is sure to help the city retain its place as CIE Tours' most requested travel destination. 

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"CIE Tours has a well established reputation for hassle-free, affordable dream vacations to Britain. We've leveraged our 80 years of expertise to deliver the most compelling and accessible travel programs. The New York Times rankings, coupled with the current strength of the dollar against the pound sterling and high profile events like the London Olympics, are creating a 'perfect storm' that is likely to drive increased foreign travel to Britain in 2012," said CIE Tours International President Brian W. Stack.

Travelers will find the Times' top travel hot spots in several CIE Tours itineraries, including the following:

  • The Heart of Britain & Heritage Tour – a 14-day excursion featuring awe-inspiring experiences in England, Scotland and Wales, and Deluxe and Superior First Class hotel accommodations. Tour highlights include a Scottish Cabaret in Edinburgh; a York Tavern Dinner & Ghost Walk; Welsh Banquet at Cardiff Castle; Beatles Tour of Liverpool; visits to the Tower of London; Shakespeare's Birthplace; Windsor Castle and much more.

    Like all CIE Tours vacations, this comprehensive itinerary includes sightseeing by luxury coach, a professional tour director, most meals, special dinners and other special attractions. All local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage fees are included, and savvy travelers are sure to appreciate CIE Tours' innovative savings incentives as well.  Those booking the Heart of Britain & Heritage Tour before February 29, 2012, will save up to $300 per person.  Normally priced at $2,898, land-only rates are now as low as $2,598 per person.

  • CIE Tours' new "Best of Britain" luxury motorcoach tour optimizes travelers' budgets and time with an itinerary showcasing only the very best, must-see destinations in England, Scotland and Wales.  Designed to appeal to vacationers pressed for time and seeking the most rewarding  travel experience, "Best of Britain" features either an 8- or 9-day deluxe motorcoach itinerary, combining overnight stays in quality accommodations in each country's bustling city center with visits to Britain's most intriguing travel attractions. Ground-only packages begin as low as $1,648 per person, and include accommodation, local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage fees. Itinerary highlights encompass visits to ancient ruins and medieval castles, banquets and performances at sacred grounds and legendary settings.

    A true magical history tour, "Best of Britain" showcases landmark cities, enchanted forests and pastoral countrysides. Travelers experience ancient ruins at Stonehenge and Bath, hallowed halls of Oxford, grand Scottish and Welsh banquets, the fabled Lake District, and visits to castles featured in a host of films from Robin Hood to Harry Potter. This turn-key British immersion also includes an overview of the Fab Four, with a Beatles tour in Liverpool.

For itinerary details or to reserve a tour, call CIE Tours International at 1-800-243-8687 or visit

About CIE Tours International

For 80 years, CIE Tours International has set the standard for fully escorted motorcoach tours of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. This leading tour operator offers a broad selection of attractively priced itineraries of varying lengths, to ensure unsurpassed vacation experiences with maximum value for every budget. All CIE Tours travel itineraries are protected by the company's $550+ Advantage, which guarantees that travelers are never charged for special features considered optional extras with other tour companies. For additional information, please contact 1-800-243-8687 or visit

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