Brendan Vacations
Brendan Vacations

Brendan Vacations

4.5/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in St Peter Port, Guernsey
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TOURS
19
AGE RANGE
5-99
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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As the premier Celtic experts, no one knows Ireland & Scotland like we do. As Jameson is to whiskey, and Waterford is to crystal, so are we to Ireland and Scotland. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. From our Travel House in Los Angeles, California to our team behind ...

As the premier Celtic experts, no one knows Ireland & Scotland like we do. As Jameson is to whiskey, and Waterford is to crystal, so are we to Ireland and Scotland. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. From our Travel House in Los Angeles, California to our team behind the blue door in Dublin, we work together to provide you with the ultimate Celtic experience and a view through the eyes of the locals, seen by few. Experience authentic Ireland and Scotland vacations created and conducted by locals for over 40 years. Brendan Vacations takes the hassle out of vacation planning by giving you access to all the sights and attractions while offering you plenty of time for independent exploring.

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15 Brendan Vacations Reviews

Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Average
13%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
N/A
Guide
5 / 5
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  • SS
    Irish Highlights 2019 20
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 8, 2020
    surpassed my expectations. Wonderful tour guide- Liam Hogan.
  • SM
    Best of Ireland and Scotland 2020
    4.0 - Good
    Written on November 7, 2019
    Glen was very friendly, knowledgeable,& helpful . I enjoyed the music he played & am wondering who was the artist of the version of “Galway Girl” he played on …
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  • PD
    Best of Ireland 2020
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 24, 2019
    Guide and driver were both excellent
  • MC
    Best of Ireland 2020
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 16, 2019
    I really enjoyed seeing Ireland for the first time thru your tour. We touched base with most of the regular spots for tourists and stopped at a few off-the-bea…
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  •  reviewer 5
    Best of Ireland and Scotland 2020
    3.0 - Average
    Written on October 2, 2019
    Our Tour Director, Deanne, and driver Tom were EXCEPTIONAL (SIX STARS!) and turned a mediocre experience to a very good one through their consistently excellent…
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  • T
    Scotlands Highlands Islands and Cities Summer 2020
    3.0 - Average
    Written on September 10, 2019
    This is a very difficult review to share. While we enjoyed the new bus/coach, and our driver was outstanding. However, the tour of Scotland was not as we expe…
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  • LL
    Best of Ireland and Scotland 2020
    4.0 - Good
    Written on September 9, 2019
    Ed and Nigel, our driver, were outstanding, as were the local experts. Recommend dropping Enniscrone from itinerary. Many of us wondered why we stopped there.…
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  •  reviewer 8
    Best of Scotland 2019 20
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 29, 2019
    It was such a lovely trip! I really recommend it if you wish to see the Scottish highlights and have limited time.
  • WD
    Best of Ireland and Scotland 2020
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 27, 2019
    Everything was great! I would have liked more time at St. Andrews. The breakfasts were terrific! All of the local specialists were top notch. Our two drivers (A…
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  • SC
    Best of Ireland and Scotland 2020
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 19, 2019
    Our First tour and every part of it was fantastic

About Brendan Vacations

As the premier Celtic experts, no one knows Ireland & Scotland like we do. As Jameson is to whiskey, and Waterford is to crystal, so are we to Ireland and Scotland. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. From our Travel House in Los Angeles, California to our team behind the blue door in Dublin, we work together to provide you with the ultimate Celtic experience and a view through the eyes of the locals, seen by few. Experience authentic Ireland and Scotland vacations created and conducted by locals for over 40 years. Brendan Vacations takes the hassle out of vacation planning by giving you access to all the sights and attractions while offering you plenty of time for independent exploring.

Brendan Vacations videos

  • Welcome to Ireland & Scotland
  • Home of Thrones
  • Discover Your Brendan
  • 50 Years of Taking You Personally
Welcome to Ireland & Scotland

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • How do you select the hotels on the tour?

    The hotels are personally selected by Brendan Vacations' managing director and are personally known for their quality, impeccable service and comfort, with the majority of them having air-conditioning apart from the hotels in the cooler climates.

  • What are the coaches like on the tour?

    Brendan Vacations pride themselves on having the finest fleet of fuel-efficient, wifi enabled, fully air-conditioned coaches – all with reclining seats and on-board restrooms. The high vantage point from your coach’s window means you can take in all the glorious scenery, whether it’s a vast rural landscape or an urban city centre.

  • Do you have set meal arrangements?

    Brendan Vacations's have a very unique philosophy by carefully mixing free time with organized activities and this is extended to your meal arrangements. That is why you may notice lunches and some dinners are not usually included on their itineraries. They believe you should be free to spend your lunchtime in your own way, maybe trying the local cuisine or just enjoying a light snack and using the extra time for additional sightseeing or shopping.

  • What is it like travelling on a motorcoach?

    Travelling on board the Brendan Vacation's modern motorcoach/mini-coach fleet is like taking a leisurely land cruise. Air conditioning or air ventilation is standard, and you will relax in comfortable seats with large panoramic windows that give uninterrupted views. Plus, the on-board stereo provides entertainment for quieter moments.

  • Do you offer a seat rotation on your tours?

    There is a seat rotation plan on all guided vacations as it ensures you enjoy the views from the coach at a different vantage point each day.

  • What are your optional excursions and when are they booked?

    Brendan Vacations realizes that everyone likes some time to themselves, which is why they have left free time on all of the guided itineraries to do what you wish. Your Travel Director will tell you about all of the optional excursions available on the first day of your trip and payment for them can be made by credit card or cash.

  • Do you have a no smoking policy?

    When you are onboard the coach or any other mode of transport on the tour, there is a strict no smoking policy. Brendan Vacations does however, make plenty of comfort stops when travelling if required.

  • When do you release the finalised travel documents?

    The finalised travel documents will usually be emailed to you 21 days prior to the tour departure.

  • Do you promote sustainable tourism?

    Brendan Vacations is actually an active supporter of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than $2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Is it possible to make a group booking?

    If you have a group of five or more people looking to book a tour please contact our team of travel experts to find out what discounts or offers are available for your group.

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