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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.

Your Celtic story starts here. 

 

Travel to Ireland and Scotland

Top trips hand-crafted by local experts

Ends June 30th

Start Your Celtic Story

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.

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Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle

10 days from $2,633

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.

Best of Ireland and Scotland

15 days from $3,263

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.

Amazing Ireland

14 days from $2,993

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.

Best of Scotland

7 days from $1,525

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.

Irish Highlights

7 days from $1,275

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. 

Britain and Ireland Highlights

10 days from $2,228

Start your tale of two islands in London, exploring such cities as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff, as well as the scenic Yorkshire Dales and rugged Ayrshire Coast. 

Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities

13 days from $2,954

Visit the isles of Skye and Mull, the Orkney Islands and witness the beauty of Loch Ness. View the ruins of Melrose Abbey and visit Glamis Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth. 

Shamrocks and Leprechauns

10 days from $2,295

One for the story books, everything's Eiré about this grand family adventure through the Emerald Isle, which will see you play the Game of Thrones and encounter leprechauns and giants along the way. 

Wonders of Britain and Ireland

15 days from $3,294

Travel through England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to write your own story that will feature a Blarney Stone kiss, a swig of Guinness and romance rediscovered in the Lake District. 

Best of Ireland

10 days from $2,156

Learn why the Irish say, "if you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough", on this journey through Connemara, the stronghold of the O'Donnell Clan, and to beautiful Adare. 

Britain and Ireland Grandeur

23 days from $4,253

No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast, with a visit to The Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and 'Nessie'. 

Britain and Ireland Grandeur

23 days from $5,350

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. 

Enchanting Emerald Isle

8 days from $1,875

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. 

Treasures of Ireland

6 days from $1,375

Embrace the free-spiritedness of your hosts as you explore soulful Dublin, secure your gift of the gab with a Blarney kiss and admire inspiring Irish landscapes along the Ring of Kerry. 

Britain and Ireland Panorama

19 days from $3,915

From the spires of London, Edinburgh and York, to the wild, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, explore all the nooks and crannies of Britain and Ireland. 

Highland Trail inspired by Outlander

13 days from $2,993

Trace the footsteps of Claire and Jamie, visit Doune Castle, the setting for Clan Mackenzie's Castle Leoch, and Fife which featured in several Outlander scenes.