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April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frequent fliers, or aviation enthusiasts, who dream of the bygone romance and luxury of early airline travel will be drawn to CIE Tours YouTube video about
Foynes Flying Boat Museum. One of a series of videos designed to give viewers a look at what they'll experience on a CIE Tour, it explores the early days of passenger flight. In fact, the first transatlantic flights from
New York were bound for Foynes, in
County Limerick. Between 1937 and 1945, the terminal in Foynes – which now houses the museum – welcomed Boeing 314 Clippers. These "flying behemoths" transported a select, fortunate few from
New York, via
Newfoundland and across the Atlantic, to
Ireland with unprecedented ease, and the sort of luxury only the privileged could afford.
Though none of the original Boeing Clippers was preserved, experts at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum have built a meticulous replica by following drawings provided by Boeing. Not only can visitors see the planes, they can climb aboard and get a feel for what it was like to travel in the pioneering days of grand passenger flight. You'll see firsthand yet another strong link between
Ireland and America. In the video, Foynes Museum director Margaret O'
Shaughnessy remarks on how proud she and her staff are of their many American visitors. "This is your history as much as it is ours," she says.
CIE Tours International, the premier purveyor of escorted motorcoach tours of
Ireland, as well as of
Wales, offers a range of Irish itineraries that include a stop in Foynes. As you marvel at the Clipper's ample interior, and learn that the trip cost the equivalent, in today's dollars, of
$4,200, you'll see the value of a CIE Tour. CIE Tours offers twenty different Irish itineraries, all of which are all-inclusive, encompassing everything from airport transfers and most meals to all excursions, tours and shows.
About CIE Tours International
For more than 81 years,
CIE Tours International of
Morristown, NJ, has set the standard for fully escorted motorcoach tours of
Wales. This renowned tour operator delivers unsurpassed experiences and value for both packaged vacations and custom independent travel, combining the best of each destination with expert professional tour guides who bring each itinerary to life. All CIE Tours travel programs 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
SOURCE CIE Tours International