MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions around the world prepare to mark the 100th anniversary of the famed Titanic and make plans to visit the just-opened Titanic Belfast Experience dedicated to its fascinating history, CIE Tours International has made the new attraction a featured stop on its popular Irish Classic Tour, along with 11 other motorcoach tours that deliver the very best of the Emerald Isle. Pronounced by National Geographic as the travel attraction of 2012, Titanic Belfast is the highlight of the magazine's top 20 travel destinations for this year.
Travelers seeking to be among the first to see the new historical complex, while also experiencing a robust array of Ireland's must-see historical sites, can now accomplish both with CIE Tours' Irish Classic Tour. Beginning in Dublin, the 12- or 13-day itinerary canvases many of the Emerald Isle's most celebrated Irish Heritage Sites, with visits to the scenic western regions of Belfast, Derry, Mayo, Clare, Kerry, Waterford and Meath. Travelers enjoy a host of exceptional travel experiences, including dinner and a show at Taylor's Three Rock; a medieval banquet and performance at Bunratty Castle; visits to Giant's Causeway, Achill Island, historic Derry and Waterford walks, the Lakes of Killarney and more. The tour's Titanic Belfast visit is among its numerous highlights as well, establishing the perfect balance between Ireland's oldest and newest attractions. Land-only rates begin at just $1,898 per person.
"Our Irish Classic Tour continues to be one of our most popular motorcoach travel offerings, showcasing the very best of Ireland's most celebrated, iconic heritage sites," said CIE Tours President Brian W. Stack. "We continuously fine-tune our itineraries to meet global travel interests and demand. With the Titanic's 100th anniversary and the new Belfast Titanic Experience making headlines around the world, we've made Titanic Belfast a featured stop on our Irish Classic Tour and added it to 11 of our other popular Irish tour itineraries as well. Travelers who want to expand their Titanic experience to take in more of Britain can select from over 20 tour itineraries that combine Ireland with leading sites throughout England, Scotland and Wales."
Attracting more than one million visitors from North America to its shores, Ireland remains one of the world's most popular destinations. Travelers who want to experience the very best of the destination's rich, iconic history, breathtaking natural landscapes, and warm Irish hospitality can accomplish it all by reserving with CIE Tours, the standard-bearer for fully escorted tours to Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales for more than 80 years.
Hailed for providing exciting, high-value escorted tours to Britain, CIE Tours offers a wide selection of 5- to 14-day motorcoach vacations. Itineraries are comprehensive, covering hotel accommodations, airport transfers, admission fees, most meals, evening entertainment and sumptuous banquet events. Additionally, all CIE Tours itineraries feature deluxe motorcoach transportation and expert tour directors and local guides who help bring each destination to life, providing travelers aged eight and older with authentic travel experiences that stay with them long after their return home.
Through April 30, travelers reserving any CIE Tours Ireland or Ireland & Britain Coach Tour featuring Titanic Belfast will save $100 per couple (or $50 per person). Use code 043012TITANIC50. For more information about itineraries and travel incentives, or to reserve a tour, call CIE Tours International at 1-800-243-8687 or visit www.cietours.com.
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, a no-fee benefit guaranteeing 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 www.cietours.com.
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