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If you enjoy our series of Original Times Shamrock Events from PA Oktoberfest to EC BrewFest or the PA WineLand Festival at Montage Mountain – you’ll LOVE the new Times Traveler Tours we’re kicking off in 2017!

Ireland: March 3 – 8, 2018

6-Day Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Tour • Featuring the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, The Blarney Castle & much more!

The ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle! Kiss the Blarney Stone, drive the scenic Dingle Peninsula & visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher – without the crowds of high-season! Enjoy traditional Irish dinners & an evening of lively entertainment. Your hotel is located right in downtown Killarney!


deposit of $350 pp to confirm

Fly from Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY via Norwegian Airlines! Avoid the big city airports!

Included Features

  • Roundtrip motorcoach from Scranton & Wilkes-Barre to Newburgh, NY
  • Roundtrip airfare (non-stop) from Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY to Shannon, Ireland
  • Fly Norwegian Airlines – Baggage, meals & seat numbers are all included
  • 4-Night Hotel Accommodations: Killarney Towers Hotel (great location!)
  • Sightseeing by luxury motorcoach with professional tour director courtesy of CIE Tours
  • 4-full Irish breakfasts included
  • 3-dinners, including a Farewell Dinner & Irish Entertainment at Kate Kearney’s Cottage
  • All admissions as per itinerary
  • Deluxe carry on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & straps
  • Hotel porterage, service fees & all Gov’t. taxes & fees
  • Travel insurance is recommended & is available – a valid US passport is required for this tour. 


Day 1 – Depart Scranton & Wilkes Barre at 4:00 pm for a short (1 ½ Hour) ride to the Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY. Check-in: Norwegian Air (6:00 pm). Depart via Norwegian Air #1764 at 9:00 pm arriving (non-stop) in Shannon, Ireland at 8:15 am.

Day 2 – Welcome to Shannon, Ireland at 8:15 am. After clearing Customs at Shannon Airport, your CIE Tours Driver/Guide will welcome you & escort you to your coach. Drive along the coast of scenic County Clare & visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most beloved, natural landmarks. See magical vistas, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean along Ireland’s Western coastline. Drive to the Tarbert for a ferry ride across the River Shannon. We arrive into the beautiful town of Killarney, our home for the next four nights. Check into your hotel & enjoy some free time before joining your fellow travelers for dinner.

Day 3 – After your Irish breakfast, discover the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, once described by The National Geographic Traveler as “the most beautiful place on earth”. Drive along the south shore of the peninsula for plenty of vistas of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, stunning green landscapes and rocky headlands. Enjoy the views & take photos. We will also make a stop at the Dingle Brewing Company. Learn about the brewery’s rich and varied past before sampling a pint of this local lager. Return to Killarney for a free evening with dinner on your own.

Day 4 – After your Irish breakfast, take a short ride to Blarney. We visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish made goods at Blarney Woolen Mills. Continue back into County Kerry & return to Killarney. Traditional Irish dinner at our hotel.

Day 5 – After a hearty Irish breakfast, enjoy a day at your Leisure in Killarney! This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner & entertainment at Kate Kearney’s Irish Cottage, which is picturesquely situated at the entrance to what must be the most beautiful glaciated valley in Ireland, the Gap Of Dunloe. Our Irish night consists of a superb meal & traditional Irish entertainment, which includes songs and musicians playing a wide array of instruments along with costumed dancers doing the Jig and other traditional sets.

Day 6 – After our Irish breakfast, we check out of our hotel. We will transfer from Killarney to the Shannon Airport. You may do some last minute shopping at the duty-free stores before boarding your flight home. Depart Shannon via Norwegian Airlines #1765 @ 2:20 pm arriving non-stop back at Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY @ 4:40 pm. Board our Buses home for Scranton & Wilkes Barre with approx. arrival in Scranton at 6:30 pm & Wilkes Barre at 7:00 pm.

Coordinated by CIE Tours and John Madden/Travel World: 570-342-5790

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Royal Caribbean Bahamas Cruise

Royal Caribbean Bahamas Cruise

Aboard the beautiful ‘Anthem of the Seas’
October 28 – November 4, 2017

  • Iside Cabin – $899pp (dbl.occ)
  • Ocean View – $999pp (dbl.occ)
  • Balcony – $1099pp (dbl.occ)

Special Group Pricing Available upon request

Enjoy a 7 night Royal Caribbean Bahamas Cruise aboard the spectacular ‘Anthem of the Seas’ vessel, with all meals, entertainment, port taxes and fees included. Round trip transportation from Scranton and Wilkes-Barre to Bayonne, NJ Pier – No Flying!


Day 1 – Arrive at Cape Liberty New Jersey and board the ‘Anthem of the Seas’ for departure.

Day 2 – Cruise down the United States East Coast and enjoy the full range of a premier Royal Caribbean Cruise.

Day 3 – Arrive at Orlando, Fl Port Canaveral

Day 4 – Cruise to the beautiful private Island of Cococay, Bahamas.

Day 5 – Cruise to the Capitol of the Bahamas, Nassau, hosting breathtaking blue waters and sandy beaches alongside a bustling tourist friendly city. A very popular place for snorkeling and diving to view the coral reefs just offshore.

Day 6 – Open seas cruising.

Day 7 – Cruise back to Cape Liberty, New Jersey.


Included Features:

  • Roundtrip transportation from Scranton and Wilkes-Barre to Cape Liberty Pier New Jersey
  • 7-night Bahamas cruise aboard the beautiful ‘Anthem of the Seas’
  • All meals & entertainment on board
  • Port taxes and government fees included in price

Coordinated by: JOHN MADDEN/TRAVEL WORLD 570-342-5790

Tuscany & Rome: May 03-10, 2017

Milan, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Rome & more


Great Hotels! Also Features: Roundtrip motorcoach to Newark Int’l Airport – Roundtrip Non-Stop Flights via United Airlines to Italy – Private deluxe motor coach throughout – Six (6) nights first class category hotels – Buffet breakfast daily – Dinners as indicated with ¼ lt. wine and table water – Tour Manager throughout – Whisper phones – Step-on guides where applicable – Wine tasting with light dinner May 06

Day 01 Wednesday, May 03 Motorcoach from WB & SCR to Newark. Depart Newark to Milan, Italy with UA 19 @ 635 p.m.

Day 02 Thursday, May 04 Morning arrival at Milan’s Malpensa airport @ 0840. After meeting your tour manager transfer with your private deluxe motor coach (3hr.drive) along the glorious Mediterranean Coast with lunch stop en route ( on your own). Continue to Pisa the ancient university town near the mouth of the Arno River with its glorious seafaring past and Galileo’s birthplace. Visit the Piazza dei Miracoli, the Bell Tower known throughout the world as the leaning Tower of Pisa, the Cathedral – one of the most beautiful examples of Italian architecture and the Baptistery. Continue for a leisurely drive to Montecatini -Terme. Welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 03 Friday, May 05 Morning excursion to Florence – the “Cradle of the Renaissance”. Your guided city tour includes entrance to the Academia featuring Michelangelo’s original David, the Cathedral with its immense cupola by Brunelleschi, the Bell Tower by Giotto, the “Door of Paradise” by Ghiberti, Cellini’s Perseus and Neptune Fountain. Afterwards time to shop and explore this great city on your own. Dinner in your hotel.

Day 04 Saturday, May 06 Full day excursion to Siena, a perfectly preserved medieval city with many signs of its greatness. See the world renowned shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico with its tall slender Mangia Tower, the Piazza del Duomo and the tall marble Cathedral, one of the most remarkable example of Italian Gothic architecture. Continue to San Gimignano, a charming medieval town perched on a hilltop in the heart of Tuscany. Afterwards stop for a private wine tasting with 14 selected regional wines and light Tuscan dinner of salami and cheese, bruschetta, ribollita with cantuccini in nearby Tenuta Torciano www.torciano.com Returning late to your hotel.

Day 05 Sunday, May 07 Early morning departure to the eternal city of Rome built on 7 hills in the middle of an undulating plain. The marble city was created by Augustus and, according to legend, was founded by Romulus in 753 B.C. and by many considered the cradle of Western Civilization and the heart of Catholicism. Upon arrival enjoy a guided panorama city tour including the Colosseum, the Monument of Victor Emanuel, the Forum and other historical highlights. Dinner in your hotel.

Day 06 Monday, May 08 Morning transfer for a guided tour to the Vatican Museum, a group of impressive edifices with hundreds of rooms, halls, galleries, libraries and chapels overflowing with art treasures; the most beautiful of which is the overwhelming Sistine Chapel – seat of the Conclave for the election of the Pope and Michelangelo’s masterpiece. Afterwards visit St.Peter’s Basilica with Michelangelo’s Pieta. Remainder of the day at leisure for individual activities. Dinner on your own.

Day 07 Tuesday, May 09 Day at leisure for individual activities or additional touring. Farewell dinner in a local ristorante.

Day 08 Wednesday, May 10 Morning transfer to Rome airport for UA 41 flight departing @ 0955 for Newark. Motorcoach return from Newark to WB & SCR.

Included features:

  • Roundtrip motorcoach from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to Newark Int’l Airport
  • Roundtrip Non-Stop Flights via United Airlines to Italy
  • Private deluxe motor coach throughout with emergency facility
  • Six (6) nights first class category hotels with private facilities based on double occupancy
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Dinners as indicated with ¼ lt. wine and table water
  • Tour Manager throughout – Nicola Tozzi
  • Whisper phones
  • Step-on guides where applicable
  • Wine tasting with light dinner May 06
  • All sightseeing and admissions as indicated in itinerary subject to change for local conditions
  • Porterage for one (1) piece of luggage per person at hotels only
  • All local taxes, service charges and road tolls

Suggested Hotels:

May 04-07 Montecatini Grand Hotel Tamerici e Principe www.hoteltamerici.it

May 07-10 Rome Hotel Palatino www.hotelpalatino.com

Coordinated by: JOHN MADDEN/TRAVELWORLD 570-342-5790

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