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Travel This Summer

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Ireland is now open to travelers
Our Nation of Storytellers have been anxiously awaiting the news of Ireland opening again to vaccinated U.S. travelers and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be up and running by late summer. 



Ready to start planning 2022 trips?

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Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland

We just released our 2022 Ireland and Scotland Fully Customizable Trips and they’re already selling fast. Schedule a personal planning session with one of our Celtic Travel Experts so we can handcraft the perfect vacation for you.



"Say Yes to Ireland & Scotland" Travel Events

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Dromoland Castle in County Clare Ireland

Join our Travel Experts as we transport you to Ireland and Scotland and introduce the wonders and characters that can only be found with Brendan Vacations.

During our "Say Yes to Ireland and Scotland" virtual event as we connect you with the people and stories that bring our homelands to life. There is so much to satisfy an adventurous spirit in Ireland and Scotland and Brendan can help you get out there and experience it.

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Family vacations in Ireland

Enter to Win a Family Trip (Valued at $10,000)*

Know a family that deserves a free trip?* Ahem… we’re pretty sure you can think of one. Well good thing we know exactly how to keep you and your clan smiling together with memories that will last a lifetime. So enter to win a free trip to Ireland because after all, families that travel together, grow together.

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You Can Travel Stress-Free

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The health and wellbeing of our guests and team, has always been, and always will be our main priority. We put numerous new measures in place to elevate our hygiene standards and protocols. 

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Guided by our mantra, ‘taking you personally’, we’re passionate about delivering a completely authentic experience, tailored to your needs and interests, no matter which way you choose to travel with us.


We’ve made booking our trips even more flexible to give you the confidence to book your vacation now. A low, per person deposit secures your trip, and should you need to cancel within 30 days of booking, you’ll receive a refund.* Plus, make unlimited changes for free up until 30 days prior to departure.^

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Travel Styles

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New Travel Style

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Lux Self-Drive

Our newest travel style offers guests the high touch service you’d experience with Private Chauffeur, but you drive yourself in luxury. Enjoy the finer things in life and prefer to explore on your own? This one’s for you. Available for both US and Canadian residents. ​

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The Brendan Vacations Difference

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Brendan Vacations Team in Dublin Ireland

The Brendan Team

With over 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. Our excellent travel team is driven by our “taking you personally” philosophy. From our Travel House in Cypress, California, to our Dublin team behind the blue door, we are committed to supporting your sense of wonder.


50+ years of experience

Local Experts

Handcrafted experiences by our Dublin team

Taking You Personally

Any way you want to travel

Trending 2021 & 2022 Trips:

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Arrived Digital Travel Magazine

Discover the tale of a giant in the Northern Ireland article featured in ARRIVED, our new, FREE digital travel magazine.

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What Our Guests Are Saying

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Ashford_Castle_Cong_Ireland Irish Highlights

Autumn A.

“We just returned from an Irish Highlights tour and it was superb! Our travel director and driver were the BEST!... Truly a trip of a lifetime. Brendan took care of the planning so we could sit back and enjoy!

Discover Your Brendan Story


Today I kissed the Blarney Stone. So I now have the gift to gab!!!! It was quite interesting and fun! Another first today was that I got to pull my first Guinness draft! I didn’t do too bad!!! Cheers everyone! #mybrendanstory

On_Course_in_the_Home_of_Golf Scottish Kilts & Clubs

Linda D.

The guys played golf five times in 10 days and were ecstatic, especially after playing at St. Andrews, the pinnacle of the trip for them… It is an experience I will never forget.

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Enjoying some local Irish music in Killarney. These guys were awesome! #Tuatha #GreatCraic #IrishHoneymoon #TheSchaubsTakeIreland #MyBrendanStory