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Customizing your luxury vacation to Ireland and Scotland with us takes the hassle out of doing it yourself and puts the joy, wonder and excitement back into travel when you plan with a Celtic expert. We’ve pulled together and answered some of our guests’ most popular questions.
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How many guests can travel together when traveling with a Private Chauffeur?
Regardless of your group’s size, you can choose to travel with a Brendan Private Chauffeur. Your group may need to travel in multiple vehicles and if over 12 guests, we will work with you to decide if traveling by coach is the best option.
Can Luxury Self Drive and Private Chauffeur travel styles be combined?
For Ireland, we can tailor your experience within one travel style or mix and match to get the most out of your Ireland vacation. Lux Self-Drive is not available in Scotland at this time so you can opt for a Private Chauffeur travel style instead.
How many suitcases can we take on a Private Chauffeur trip?
The room available for your luggage will depend on the number of guests in your traveling group and the size of vehicle. In general, we recommend traveling with one suitcase and one handheld bag for each guest.
What are the recommended tips for a Private Chauffeur?
If you are pleased with the services of your Private Chauffeur, you may wish to express your satisfaction with a gratuity. While completely up to your discretion, here are some recommended tipping guidelines:
In Ireland, provide tips in Euros and in Scotland provide tips in Pounds:
Chauffeur Car (1-2 people) €/£20-25 per person, per day
Small Groups & Families (3-6 people) €/£15-20 per person, per day
Small Groups & Families (7-8 people) €/£10-15 per person, per day
Your gratuity can be given to the Private Chauffeur at the end of your trip in a sealed envelope.
What is the minimum number of days we can book a custom vacation with Brendan Vacations?
Our expertise comes in sharing the stories, people and experiences of Ireland and Scotland. This is why we require a minimum of three nights of accommodations with transportations and experiences included.
Are we able to book golf tee times through Brendan Vacations?
Yes, we are able to arrange your golf tee times at most courses. Some courses have a long waitlist, so it is recommended you speak to your Travel Advisor or Brendan Vacations Celtic Expert when booking to see what is available when you are making your booking.
Are there any age restrictions when traveling on a custom Private Chauffeur or Lux Self-Drive vacation?
No, there are no age restrictions on these travel styles. Please let your Travel Advisor or Brendan Vacations Celtic Expert know when you are making your booking if there are any considerations needed like car seats, etc.
Are there any age restrictions when renting a vehicle with a custom Lux Self-Drive vacation?
We work exclusively with Hertz® to bring you the best car rental service on the Celtic Isles. They require all drivers to be 30. We of course offer our Private Chauffeur options for those outside of this age range.
What should I pack and wear while on vacation?
We recommend you pack and wear layered clothing that you are comfortable in. And as Ireland and Scotland are known for their cooler climates, we suggest bringing a rain jacket and small umbrella.
Will there be an opportunity to connect with my ancestry?
Ancestry is a major reason why people travel to our homelands. Since your Private Chauffeur or Lux Self-Drive vacation is custom to you, we can plan your trip to include stops in the places you know are significant to your family. You can also ask your Travel Advisor or Brendan Vacations Celtic Expert about our experiences that connect you with a genealogist to learn more about your roots. We also can arrange entrance to EPIC in Ireland and Culloden in Scotland where you can discover more about our ancestry overall.