About Us

Our name comes from St. Brendan, patron saint of navigation, as we share his great passion for exploration and travel that has fueled the authentic vacation experiences we've created for travelers like you over the past 46 years.

We are your Ireland and Scotland local experts. Our team in Dublin, led by Managing Director of 30 years, Catherine Reilly, love being able to showcase their homelands. Taking you personally means we understand your every travel need, so from all the planning to introducing you to our tight knit group of local friends along the way, leave your Celtic vacation to us.

Brendan Vacations has offices in Dublin, Ireland and Anaheim, California and is a proud member of The Travel Corporation.

Why book with Us

As the premier Celtic experts, no one knows Ireland & Scotland as 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
Founded in 1969, we’ve had nearly 50 years to hone our Celtic expertise. From the gregarious locals to the vibrant culture, rich history and breathtaking sights, we know the destination best.

LOCAL EXPERTS
Led by Catherine Reilly, Managing Director for over 30 years, our local Dublin team hand-crafts each of our itineraries and has long-standing relationships with every Hotelier, Travel Director, Private Chauffeur, Local Host
and Venue Manager our guests meet on their journey.

TAKING YOU PERSONALLY
Guided by our mantra, ‘taking you personally’, we’re passionate about delivering a completely authentic experience, tailored to our guests' needs and interests. However they travel with us, they’ll meet our storytellers, stay in our hand-selected accommodations, explore our rugged edge of the world and experience Brendan’s highly personalized service.

Tours and Holidays by Brendan Vacations

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Edinburgh/Glasgow

Best of Scotland

7 days From US$ 1,540 US$ 1,463
Dublin/Dublin

Irish Highlights

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13 days From US$ 3,875 US$ 3,681
Dublin/Dublin

Amazing Ireland

14 days From US$ 3,785 US$ 3,596
Dublin/Dublin

Irish Experience

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Dublin/Shannon

Treasures of Ireland

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