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Brendan Vacations has created travel itineraries that highlight the best of Ireland and Scotland for 50 years and running. Whether it’s the beautiful views of the Irish countryside along the Ring of Kerry, seeing medieval architecture like Ashford Castle, or enjoying the taste of real Scotch from the homeland, there is something in Ireland and Scotland sure to call you back again and again.

Brendan Vacations’ team of Dublin-based local experts aim to sculpt authentic vacations in the spirit of true exploration. Choose from a guided tour with a travel operator, take the off-the-beaten-path on a self-guided tour, or adventure around on a locally hosted rail, a Brendan Vacations itinerary is your best bet to see and do everything you want in this wonderful part of the world. 


Top Tour Itineraries

15 days touring Dublin , Waterford , County Kerry , Enniscrone , Londonderry , Belfast , Glasgow , Isle of Skye , Scottish Highlands , Edinburgh
Pretty pink heather hues and an emerald green landscape define the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland - home to enduring myths and legends, grand castles, bloody battles, and the perfect swing.
Prices from $3,258
8 days touring Dublin , Enniscrone , Galway , Cliffs of Moher , Ring of Kerry , Kilkenny
Centuries of Irish heritage and culture are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland, from Dublin's Georgian Squares to the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle on the Nore River.
Prices from $1,530
7 days touring Dublin , Limerick , Cliffs of Moher , Ring of Kerry , Waterford
Share a pint and some craic with new friends and you'll wish you'd stayed longer on the Emerald Isle. From cathedrals and castles to Waterford crystal, there's a lot to say sláinte about.
Prices from $1,530

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why travel with Brendan Vacations?
When you choose Brendan Vacations, you can expect to experience the best of Ireland and Scotland with itineraries that are hand-crafted by experts who specialize in these destinations. From popular guided vacations like ‘Treasures of Ireland’, self-drive tours, golf, and special interest vacations, you’ll be able to enjoy a stress-free getaway with all the details taken care of for you. Your itinerary will include must-see sights, hand-picked accommodations and experiences that are authentic to the region.
Q: What is included in the price of the tour?
Hotels, most meals and airport transfers are generally included, but you can ask your travel agent about specifics. Transportation during your vacation is included and will vary depending on the travel style that you choose. Your itinerary will also provide detailed information and all the included amenities. Tips for restaurant staff, chambermaids, porters, and luggage handling are included when you choose a Guided Vacation.
Q: Do Brendan Vacations include airfare?
Airfare is not included with your escorted tour. Speak with your travel agent to book the best flights connecting to your tour.
Q: How large are Brendan Tours?
Your group size will be an average of 40 to 45 guests.
Q: Do Brendan Tours offer free time?
Your vacation will offer a balance of free time and pre-organized tours. You can also choose to participate in Optional Experiences if you’d like.
Q: Does Brendan Vacations offer group tours?
Brendan Vacations does offer group tour packages. To be considered a group, you must have at least 5 people. For more information and details on how to book and the benefits of group travel, be sure to ask your travel agent.
Q: How long does it take to tour Ireland with Brendan?
You can choose from tours that range from 6 days to 14 days depending on your preference. If you would like to visit multiple destinations, Brendan Vacations offers tours up to 23 days long.
Q: Does Brendan Vacations offer specialty Golf tours in Ireland?
Yes! Golf Tours to Ireland and Scotland are available and offer a mix of award-winning golf courses and local experiences for non-golfers. Ask your travel agent about “Golf on the Emerald Isle” and “Scottish Kilts and Clubs” specialty tour itineraries.
Q: What to pack for an Ireland or Scotland tour?
Due to limited space in motor coaches, you can bring one large bag not exceeding 50 lbs. and dimensions of 30”x18”x10”. Ireland and Scotland tend to have mild winters and weather is typically cooler and wet. When traveling to Ireland or Scotland it’s best to pack warm clothes, including a waterproof jacket, sweaters, gloves, scarves, and a hat, even during the summer months. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring cities and landscapes are also essential. For more specifics, be sure to ask your travel agent.
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