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Travel with Brendan Vacations

The Celtic Experts

Travel: Ireland and Scotland is all we do.

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We are the Celtic travel experts. From guided tours to independent customized vacations, we promise uniquely tailored experiences that are planned, managed and personally delivered by passionate, fun-loving locals behind the blue door in Dublin, Ireland. With more than 50 years' experience creating deep friendships in the Celtic travel community, no one knows Ireland and Scotland quite like us. Our unrivalled knowledge is what builds your perfect trip.

We are your personal connection to our Celtic homelands.

Why Choose Brendan Vacations?

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Travel: For every style & occasion

We welcome travelers of all varieties. Couples celebrating romantic milestones. Groups, seeking out memories. Solo adventurers veering off the beaten path and families, in every form. We have a range of travel styles suited to match every guest, from fully guided vacations to customizable private chauffeur, self-drive or train travel. We tailor your trip to your interests, whether that is one travel style throughout or a combination of travel styles to fit you just right.

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Dublin Local Expert Team

Based in Dublin, our team works hard to custom build every part of your vacation with the destinations, experiences and accommodations we know you’ll love. Our exclusive collection of properties and activities in Ireland and Scotland have been cultivated by our leader, Catherine Reilly; thanks to her long-standing relationships and trusted local partners that allow us to take every guest personally.

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We're There to Support You Throughout Your Vacation

Knowledgeable, charismatic and absolutely obsessed with creating new stories, our team of experts in Ireland and Scotland are extensively trained to make sure your trip runs smoothly. Our Travel Directors and Local Hosts take the hassle out of all the nitty-gritty details so you can enjoy the essence of our Celtic homelands.

Travel: Where everything is taken personally

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We mean that in the best way - “Taking You Personally” is the mantra we apply to everything we do. So when you come to the Celtic Isles, there’s simply no one better to travel with.

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We take our guests, personally

Every guest is different. Our expertise allows us to deliver fantastic experiences no matter what your interests or requirements are, from the moment you reach our shores to the moment you return home.

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We take relationships, personally

We’ve nurtured long-standing bonds with our suppliers, partners and a host of others to give you the very best authentic Irish and Scottish experiences no matter where or when you travel.

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We take our people, personally

Our passionate Local Hosts, Specialists, Travel Directors, Private Chauffeurs and Experts behind-the-scenes share a fierce passion for place and a love for the depth-filled stories we tell with pride. They are what set us apart to deliver unrivalled Celtic vacations.

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We take travel, personally

Our pride in our homelands in making your Celtic experience a responsible one. Purpose and sustainability combined with cultural value are at the forefront of how we consider everything we do.

Our Brendan Story

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As with most great storytellers, we come from a long history of legends and we are proud of our Brendan roots among The Travel Corporation family of brands. Driven by service for over 102 years, we look back on our past with gratitude for all the amazing adventures we’ve had; while looking forward to the future and continuing to build on the foundation we’ve created.

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Your Trip Makes a Difference

Now more than ever, we’re focused on responsible tourism and sustainable travel supporting the people, wildlife and planet in every destination we visit. Read more about how our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experiences are helping to preserve the precious places we visit for generations to come.


Start Planning Your Vacation

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No matter where you are on the planning journey, we have plenty of resources to help you narrow down the best options with the help of our Ireland and Scotland Experts or on your own.

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Pick Your Destination

From stunning landscapes to ancient castles there’s so much to see in our homelands. Here’s a good place to start.

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Contact Us

Our team of Celtic Experts are here to answer any questions you may have before you book your trip.

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Tips From Our Experts

Check out our blog for everything you want to know about visiting the Celtic Isles including the best time to travel and more.

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Find Trip Inspiration

Whatever you're looking for in a vacation, find everything you need to inspire your Ireland and Scotland trip here.