Take a trip to Ireland and Scotland with Brendan Vacations, the Celtic experts. You’ll journey through the heart of the homelands, with outstanding itineraries, expert guidance, and authentic experiences. We’ll introduce you to a nation of storytellers who are ready to welcome you with open arms as you enjoy all the beautiful places we have to offer
With 50 years of experience, we have honed our skills as the Celtic experts. We’ll take you inside Ireland and help you see Scotland like no one else can. From the local landmarks, to the best kept secrets, you’ll encounter our nation of storytellers that is ready to welcome you with open arms. When you travel with Brendan, you take the hassle out of your vacation planning, so you can form connections to the culture as you journey to the heart of the homelands.
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Top trips hand-crafted by local experts
This year marks our 50th anniversary of welcoming guests to our Celtic homelands, sharing stories and the best of our hand-crafted vacations. From anniversaries and birthdays to honeymoons and just because, there are oh so many reasons to celebrate with a trip to Ireland and Scotland. And we’re giving you one more… limited-time savings of $300* per couple on air-inclusive trips.
Experience all of Ireland and hit some amazing highlights such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Cliffs of Moher. Kiss the Blarney Stone, an age-old tradition, and drive around the Ring of Kerry for stunning scenic views. Stay at Ashford Castle, an exquisite estate once home to the Guinness family where you’ll enjoy an elegant evening as you dine like royalty and indulge in the exquisite.
Experience the best of these two beautiful nations. Dine with a local family and travel back in time at the Quilles Farmhouse, a traditional 1930s farm set against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of Killarney. See the iconic cities of Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow and stop for a ‘wee dram’ at Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for a tour and tasting of their unique single malt whisky.
You’ll explore all of the Emerald Isle on this leisurely trip that takes you to see the wonders of Waterford and to follow the footsteps of Finn McCool at the Giant’s Causeway. Learn about the history of this land when you visit the People’s Gallery in Bogside to see murals depicting the struggles of the region. Learn about Irish pottery at one of the oldest potteries in the world as you learn of this ancient tradition. Visit the Marian Shrine where the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, and John the Evangelist are said to have made an appearance to the townsfolk in 1879.
See all of Scotland, from Edinburgh to Glasgow, as you explore the home of the Highlands. Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, see Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, and experience the beautiful Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Murray. Journey to Stirling for insights into the Fortress and Castle, once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, including Mary Queen of Scots. Join the Wood family at their 15th century farm for a home-cooked Scottish meal as they share tall tales and a few foot-tapping tunes.
Go behind the scenes on a grand exploration of Britain and Ireland - one that will see you circle islands, scale highlands and cross the seas. No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast with a visit to Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the ever-elusive 'Nessie' all in between.