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Celtic Filmscapes 2016

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Summary
Dining
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Game of Thrones, Outlander, James Bond, Cloud Atlas, Chariots of Fire, Michael Collins, My Left Foot - dramatic scenery and unique locations will be revealed...You'll enjoy Insider moments like… stopping at the actual film site of Winterfell in Castle Ward where you participate in an unique Game of Thrones experience and enjoy the thrill of firing live arrows whilst dressed in original character costumes from the show.
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Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2016-2017

At Brendan Vacations, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Brendan Vacations.

Dublin 
Free Transfer Inbound 8.30am, 11.00am & 1.00pm
Free Transfer Outbound 7.30am, 9.30am, & 11.30am

Edinburgh 
Free Transfer Inbound 9.00am, 11.30am & 2.00pm
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Glasgow 
Free Transfer Inbound N/A
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Shannon
Free Transfer Inbound N/A
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Airport Transfers in London

Heathrow Airport:
Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. But when you book your Brendan vacation and take advantage of our land and air packages, we have included a FREE transfer to and from London's Heathrow airport and your Brendan Vacations hotel. For guests who have their own flight arrangements we offer you the opportunity to purchase inexpensive transfers to the door of your Brendan Vacations London hotel at a special group rate that has been negotiated by Brendan Vacations;Passengers will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. US$65 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport.

Gatwick Airport:
Guests who have booked Brendan Vacations' Land and Air packages arriving at and departing from London's Gatwick Airport are provided with Gatwick Express train vouchers. The Gatwick Express train journey from Gatwick Airport to London's Victoria Station takes 30 minutes each way. Guests then need to make their way from Victoria Station to their Brendan Vacations hotel and at the end of their trip back to Victoria Station.

Airport transfers in Europe:
All Brendan Vacations guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their Guided Vacation at the times specified above. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled vacation may also book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations provided that they also purchase the additional pre- and post-trip hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations.

Brendan Vacations's transfer terms and conditions:
1. Flight information must be provided to Brendan Vacations no fewer that 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed.
2. Brendan only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer.
3. In the event of flight delays outside of Brendan's control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled.
4. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service.
5. For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Brendan Vacations on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date.
6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Brendan Vacations will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

Dining
  • 10 full breakfasts.
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest).
Sightseeing
  • Cinematic themed city tour in Edinburgh, Belfast, Londonderry and Dublin
  • Game of Thrones Experience in Castle Ward
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Culloden, Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe and the General Post Office in Dublin
  • See the Scottish Parliament building, Edinburgh New Town, Scenic Scottish Highlands, Queens University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin

Hotels Available

Novotel City Centre
Laggan Gaskmore Authentic Accommodation
Ben Wyvis
Loch Ness Lodge
Macdonald Crutherland House
Stormont
Everglades
Radisson Blu St. Helens Authentic Accommodation
Maldron Dublin Airport
We offer a range of Optional Experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Travel Director. Depending on the region visited, these can be paid with cash or credit card. We are sorry but at this time we are unable to display all optionals for this trip. Where available, these Optional Experiences will be added to our website shortly.
Vacation Highlights
Vacation Code: BCEL
Vacation Style: Guided Vacations, Ireland Vacations
Type of Traveler: Special Interest
Vacation Pace: 1
The Vacation Pace is the pace the vacation moves from a scale of 1 to 5. One being the slowest, five being the fastest-moving.
Discounts Available: Refer to Dates and Rates for applicable discounts and promotions.






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Celtic Filmscapes 2016 Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Welcome to Scotland's capital city Edinburgh. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception and become acqu...
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Welcome to Scotland's capital city Edinburgh. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception and become acquainted with your Travel Director and travel companions.Welcome Reception

Hotel Name: Novotel City Centre
City: Edinburgh
DAY 2
Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a cinematic sightseeing tour of this enchanting cit...
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This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a cinematic sightseeing tour of this enchanting city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile where Frobisher escapes down a hotel drainpipe leaving behind Sixsmith in 'Cloud Atlas' (2013), Princes Street where Renton and Spud ‘choose life' in 'Trainspotting' (1996), the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Hear about the humble beginnings of J.K. Rowling who went on to write the Harry Potter stories. Tonight, why not enjoy an optional evening of traditional song, dance and Scottish fare? During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the castle grounds are included.Full Breakfast

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City: Edinburgh
DAY 3
Edinburgh – Falkland – St. Andrews – Laggan
This morning travel to the town of Falkland which was made famous in the 'Outlander' (2014) televisi...
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This morning travel to the town of Falkland which was made famous in the 'Outlander' (2014) television series as being the home of the Covenanter Hotel which is the location of Mrs Bairds B&B. Next visit the historic town of St. Andrews where the running scene along the beach from 'Chariots of Fire' (1981) was filmed. Later arrive at your scenic Highland hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Laggan Gaskmore Authentic Accommodation
City: Laggan
DAY 4
Laggan – Cairngorm National Park – Newtonmore – Culloden – Scottish Highlands (2 nights)
Travel through the Cairngorms National Park. In 'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012) the villain Bane's dr...
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Travel through the Cairngorms National Park. In 'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012) the villain Bane's dramatic escape from one aircraft to another was filmed here. Stop at the Highland Folk Museum to discover more about life in the highlands and see where inspiration was gained for some of the scenes from Outlander. At Culloden view the battlefield of one of the most brutal battles in 1746 featuring Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobites. Over 1200 men perished in just over one hour. Visit the award-winning visitor centre and see where fictional characters Claire and Jamie from Outlander said their goodbyes.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Ben Wyvis/Loch Ness Lodge
City: Inverness
DAY 5
Excursion to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye
Travel through the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle...
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Travel through the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle. Enjoy a visit of the castle made famous in the James Bond film 'The World is Not Enough' (1999) featuring Pierce Brosnan. Travel on a bridge over the sea to Skye for a short drive to Broadford. It was on the Isle of Skye where parts of movies such as director Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' (2012) and the actor Michael Fassbender's 'Macbeth' (2015) were filmed. Return to your hotel for dinner.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name:
City: Dornie
DAY 6
Scottish Highlands – Loch Ness – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow Area (East Kilbride)
This morning travel alongside the famed Loch Ness and see if you can spot Nessie. Stop for a photo o...
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This morning travel alongside the famed Loch Ness and see if you can spot Nessie. Stop for a photo opportunity of the ruins of picturesque Urquhart Castle. Traverse through the majestic Valley of the Weeping at Glencoe. It was here that many scenes from James Bond's 'Skyfall' (2012) were filmed as well as parts of the Mel Gibson movie 'Braveheart' (1995). At Loch Lomond hear stories of the Scottish outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor before arriving in Glasgow for an orientation tour.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Macdonald Crutherland House
City: East Kilbride
DAY 7
Glasgow Area (East Kilbride) – Belfast
Travel south through spectacular Ayrshire countryside before boarding your ferry from Cairnyan in Sc...
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Travel south through spectacular Ayrshire countryside before boarding your ferry from Cairnyan in Scotland to Larne. A short drive brings you to vibrant Belfast the capital of Nothern Ireland. During your city tour with a Local Specialist see City Hall, Queen's University and the Titanic Quarter and hear about some of the films that have been made in the city.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Stormont
City: Belfast
DAY 8
Belfast – Giant's Causeway – Londonderry/Derry
Travel to the north coast and visit the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, made up of a...
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Travel to the north coast and visit the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, made up of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Parts of the American horror movie 'Dracula Untold' (2014) was filmed in this area. Stop to see the Dark Hedges where Beech trees either side of a small road have reached up and across to each other, becoming heavily intertwined to create a natural arched tunnel where shadow and light plays through entwined branches. It was here that scenes from the television series 'Game of Thrones' were filmed. In Londonderry/Derry your Local Specialist will show you the city walls as well as the murals of the Bogside, which depict the troubles of Northern Ireland.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Everglades
City: Londonderry
DAY 9
Londonderry/Derry – Game of Thrones Experience in Castle Ward – Dublin (Blackrock)
Travel across Northern Ireland and stop in County Down at Castle Ward. Castle Ward's historic farmya...
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Travel across Northern Ireland and stop in County Down at Castle Ward. Castle Ward's historic farmyard is the location of Winterfell, the backdrop for the series pilot and much of season one. It's also where you will find the Whispering Wood and key scenes including Robb Stark's Camp, the Baelor battle and when Brienne confronts the Stark men. A replica of the Winterfell Castle archery range movie set has been masterfully recreated in the Winterfell Castle courtyard where the filming originally took place. Dress up in character costumes from the show, tour the movie set, stand exactly where ‘Jon Snow', ‘Robb and Bran Stark' stood and enjoy the thrill of firing live arrows. Later travel to your Authentic Accommodation located near in a small fishing village on the outskirts of Dublin.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Radisson Blu St. Helens Authentic Accommodation
City: Blackrock
DAY 10
Dublin (Blackrock) – Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time – Dublin Airport
Discover the filmscapes of Dublin on a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. The city has been u...
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Discover the filmscapes of Dublin on a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. The city has been used as a backdrop for historic films such as 'Michael Collins' (1996), 'Once' (2006), 'Intermission' (2003), 'The Commitments' (1991), 'Veronica Guerin' (2003), 'My Left Foot' (1989) and 'The Dead' (1987). See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares. Visit the ‘Witness History?? exhibition opening its doors in 2016 to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the General Post Office (known locally as the GPO). This was the flagship communications hub during the 1916 uprising and featured in the movie ‘Michael Collins’. There is free time to explore the city before checking into your conveniently located Dublin Airport hotel. Tonight enjoy a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Dinner with your companions and Travel Director – the perfect end to your Celtic Filmscapes trip.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Name: Maldron Dublin Airport
City: Dublin
DAY 11
Depart Dublin
Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of this cinematic experience. Your hotel is...
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Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of this cinematic experience. Your hotel is located at Dublin Airport so that you can check-in at your convenience for your flight home.Full Breakfast

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