Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
MORRISTOWN — CIE Tours International is encouraging travellers to live out their 2019 resolutions to travel more and make new friends with a new two-for-one air deal.
The free companion offer applies to tours of seven days or longer to Ireland, Britain, Iceland and Italy when booked by Jan. 31, for departures from April 1-Oct. 31, 2019. Guests can use promotion code 2FOR119C.
A sampling of tours includes:
Irish Spirit: 8 or 9 days, starting at $2,320: An introduction to the magnificent east and west coasts of southern Ireland, including Galway, Connemara and Mayo, plus two nights at the luxury Lodge at Ashford.
Taste of Wales: 9 days, starting $3,290: For those that love hearty food, , the outdoors, cozy pubs and breathtaking scenery, Wales is a must. A leisurely north-to-south journey through Wales, from coasts and castles to Snowdonia National Park and the capital city of Cardiff.
Scottish Isles & Glens: 12 days starting at $4,255: CIE Tours’ most in-depth tour of Scotland covers the remote Highlands, the spectacular Orkney Islands, and the Isle of Skye.
Taste of Iceland: 6 days starting at $3,035: Travellers will see Iceland’s spectacular highlights including cascading waterfalls, gushing geysers and the colourful charm of Reykjavik. They will also soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, traverse the Golden Circle and visit the icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
Irish Foodie Tour: 8 days starting at $2,575: Foodies can immerse themselves in Ireland’s culinary heritage and culture, meet artisan and traditional producers, and visit epicurean favorites. They’ll enjoy a tea tour of Dublin on a vintage double-decker bus, forage for seaweed along the shore and taste cheese on a goat farm.
Taste of Italy: 7 days starting at $2,455: During this introductory tour, clients will see the glorious architecture of Venice from a gondola, discover the birthplace of the Renaissance as they tour Florence and visit the Uffizi Gallery, and see the ancient sites of Rome.
This promotion is only available through phone bookings at 800-243-8687 or through a travel professional. For more information go to cietours.com/canada.