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Best of Ireland and Scotland

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Pretty pink heather hues and a perfect emerald green landscape define the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland - home to enduring myths and legends, grand castles, bloody battles and the perfect swing. Visit their charismatic capitals of Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh, trace the history of the Jacobites in the Scottish Highlands and follow the footsteps of a giant.
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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
  • 14 full breakfasts
  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)
Sightseeing
  • City tour in Dublin, Londonderry/Derry, Belfast and Edinburgh
  • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • Orientation of Waterford, Limerick, Galway and Glasgow
  • See St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park in Dublin, King John's castle in Limerick and Loch Lomond
  • View Galway Cathedral, Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden and the 18th green at St. Andrews
  • Visit the Irish National Stud the Waterford Crystal showroom, Blarney Castle, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway, Titanic Museum, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Castle

Hotels Available

Mespil
Dooleys
Killarney Towers
Ballina
Everglades
Europa
Novotel Centre
Dunollie
Highlander
Novotel City Centre
Notes
Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
Vacation Highlights
Vacation Code: BIAS
Vacation Style: Guided Vacations, Ireland Vacations
Type of Traveler: Regional Explorer
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.
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Best of Ireland and Scotland Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive Dublin (2 Nights)
Welcome to the Emerald Isle. Spend your day relaxing and enjoying the sights. This evening meet your...
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Welcome to the Emerald Isle. Spend your day relaxing and enjoying the sights. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Irish pub - the perfect introduction to Dublin.Welcome Reception

Hotel Name: Mespil
City: Dublin
DAY 2
Dublin Sightseeing
See St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialis...
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See St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Trinity College
DAY 3
Dublin – Kildare – Waterford
Visit the Irish National Stud Farm dedicated to rearing world-class thoroughbreds since 1946 for a C...
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Visit the Irish National Stud Farm dedicated to rearing world-class thoroughbreds since 1946 for a Cultural Insight on the breeding of these horses. After a guided walk through the farm take some time to stroll through the tranquil Japanese Gardens, regarded as the best in Europe or visit the Horse Museum. This afternoon visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight demonstration and tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Dooleys
City: Irish National Stud Farm
DAY 4
Waterford – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)
At Blarney Castle kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross the Kerry Mountain...
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At Blarney Castle kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross the Kerry Mountains to Killarney, your home for the next two nights. Join your companions for a Be My Guest dinner on a traditional Irish farm in Killarney.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Name: Killarney Towers
City: Blarney
DAY 5
Ring of Kerry Excursion
Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known a...
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Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the 'Ring of Kerry'. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and varied places in the whole of Ireland and is truly a photographer's delight. We will also see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Iveragh Peninsula
DAY 6
Killarney – Limerick – Galway – Ballina
Drive through Adare one of Ireland's prettiest villages. See King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathe...
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Drive through Adare one of Ireland's prettiest villages. See King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone as you pass through Limerick. In Galway view the Cathedral, built on the site of an old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square during your free time. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Ballina
City: Limerick
DAY 7
Ballina – Donegal – Londonderry/Derry
Head north through Sligo to Donegal where you view the castle which was once the stronghold of the O...
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Head north through Sligo to Donegal where you view the castle which was once the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan. In Londonderry walk along the 17th century walls with your Local Specialist and see the streets and murals of the Bogside. Known as the People's Gallery, the murals depict the history of the 'troubles'.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Everglades
City: Sligo
DAY 8
Londonderry/Derry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast
Visit the Giant's Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, a UNESCO World Heri...
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Visit the Giant's Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and one of the most iconic natural wonders in all of Ireland. Later arrive in Belfast and visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre for a Cultural Insight into the history of the world's most famous ship.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Europa
City: Bushmills
DAY 9
Belfast – Glasgow (2 Nights)
This morning enjoy an included city tour with your Local Specialist which takes in Queen's Universit...
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This morning enjoy an included city tour with your Local Specialist which takes in Queen's University and City Hall. Board your ferry at Larne and cross to Cairnryan in Scotland. Drive through spectacular Ayrshire countryside on the way to Glasgow.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Novotel Centre
City: Queens University
DAY 10
Glasgow Orientation
Your morning orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the magnificent George Square and the Riv...
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Your morning orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace. This afternoon enjoy a Cultural Insight into whisky making by visiting the beautiful Glengoyne whisky distillery to sample a 'wee dram'.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Glasgow
DAY 11
Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye
Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, towards...
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Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, towards the site of the 1692 massacre, Glencoe - 'Glen of the Weeping'. Pass Fort William at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. At Glenfinnan see the monument to the final Jacobite Rising, as well as the famous viaduct which has featured in the Harry Potter films. Cross by ferry to the breathtaking Isle of Skye where you dine tonight in your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Dunollie
City: Loch Lomond
DAY 12
Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands
View Eilean Donan Castle before travelling along the banks of Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the ...
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View Eilean Donan Castle before travelling along the banks of Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the elusive monster. Stop and view Culloden battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the Redcoats, ending his aspirations to the throne. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Highlander
City: Eilean Donan Castle
DAY 13
Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Heading south we stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before heading to the historic town of...
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Heading south we stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before heading to the historic town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Take a photograph on the 18th green of the Old Course, where the game was first played 600 years ago. Cross the Firth of Forth to the Scottish capital Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. Tonight why not enjoy an optional night out including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare?Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Novotel City Centre
City: Pitlochry
DAY 14
Edinburgh Sightseeing
This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, includin...
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This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. During the Edinburgh Festival in August, your visit includes tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a memorable Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel Name:
City: Edinburgh Castle
DAY 15
Depart Edinburgh
After a hearty Scottish breakfast say goodbye to your Travel Director and companions at the end of a...
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After a hearty Scottish breakfast say goodbye to your Travel Director and companions at the end of an unforgettable Celtic holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Edinburgh

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