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Brendan Vacations

Isle of Skye, Scotland
Authentic adventures rooted in Celtic history.

With over 50 years of experience, Brendan Vacations is an expert in Ireland and Scotland, providing a Celtic experience through the eyes of the locals. From the gregarious locals to the vibrant culture, rich history, and breathtaking sights, Brendan Vacations knows the destination. The local Dublin team handcrafts every itinerary, offering a personal touch on your journey. Brendan Vacations delivers a completely authentic experience, tailored to your needs and interests.

Sample Experiences

Whiskey Tasting

Discover the history of this city as you take a distillery tour followed by a tasting experience at the Jameson distillery in the heart of Dublin.

Tastes of Ireland

Join a walking foodie tour through Galway's emerging culinary scene as you sip and savor your way through the farm-to-fork movement.

Ashford Castle

The luxurious 5-star Ashford Castle dates back to 1228 and first opened as a hotel in 1939, though it once served as the estate of the Guinness family. Attractions include excellent angling and fishing waters, exciting walking and mountain-climbing trails, a great choice of golf courses, and opportunities for other holiday activities.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Festival

This festival is a not-to-be-missed spectacle, with military and cultural acts joined by bagpipers, drum players, dancers, and other performers from around the world. This extravaganza is a celebration of music, marching, and excitement that takes place at the stunning Edinburgh Castle.

Brendan Vacations also offers:
Road & Rail
Nature & Wildlife
Custom Itineraries
Culinary & Cultural
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Membership Rewards® Points.
With Platinum Destinations® Vacations, Platinum and Business Platinum Card® Members get one extra Membership Rewards point for every eligible dollar you spend on a qualifying vacation package.1

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With Gold Card Destinations, Gold and Platinum Card Members receive a $100 shipboard credit or instant savings on trips of $3,000 or more per booking on your American Express Card.2

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