Celebrate st. Patrick's Day by Planning the Ireland Vacation of Your Dreams

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ANAHEIM, March 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Premiere Ireland destination specialist, Brendan Vacations, is encouraging travelers to plan a dream vacation to Ireland in celebration of St. Patrick's Day this year. For any way you like to travel, Brendan are proud and passionate locals that pull from their authentic Irish roots to offer travelers experiences that go deep inside the culture. Spend the night at a 16th century historic castle, learn how to pull the perfect pint at the Guinness Storehouse and meet a local chef for a privately-hosted meal at her homestead.

As a nation of friendly storytellers, compelling history and exquisite landscapes with ancient ruins, Ireland offers a wealth of culture and entertainment. Not only will travelers explore St. Patrick's Cathedral, get the Gift of Gab after kissing the Blarney Stone and marvel at the Cliffs of Moher, Brendan Vacations provides memorable vacations to their homeland by adding special inclusions like Local Experts, Hidden Treasures and unique Insider Experiences. Brendan seeks out the best places and local personalities so that travelers can experience Ireland like a local.

On best-selling 9-day Best of Ireland & Ashford Castle guided trip, be the private guests of a local family as they host a meal on their farm in Galway, take an exclusive cruise of Loch Corrib with Ashford Castle's Expert Historian and overnight at the former home of the Guinness family . Or customize a self-drive vacation where Brendan takes care of all the details like 7-day Ireland's Country Roads to visit the homestead of John F. Kennedy, Ring of Kerry, Fota Arboretum & Gardens and the Old Jameson Distillery.

Available travel style options for Ireland with Brendan Vacations:

  • Guided Vacations - completely hassle-free, these trips mix sightseeing, dining, and unique insider moments with an expert Travel Director and transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach.
  • Locally Hosted Vacations - pairs the most sought-after city and countryside destinations, combining a choice of hotel class and inclusions with the freedom of an independent break but with the insider knowledge and round-the-clock help of a Brendan local host.
  • Customized Vacations - Brendan helps plan the sightseeing itinerary and customizes each vacation with a wide variety of personalized options for ultimate mixing and matching with a choice of: Private Chauffeur - The ultimate in luxury, on these trips, travelers will have their own chauffeur for flexible personalized sightseeing and outings. Self-drive - Travelers can plan their own itinerary, select overnight stops and choose the type of accommodations and Brendan takes care of all the details.

Everyone at Brendan Vacations has a love of Ireland and finding the best ways to showcase one of their favorite places shines through on every vacation planned. With a dedicated team to make sure every need is taken care of, Brendan allows the opportunity for travelers to explore Ireland and all its wonders in comfort, with the confidence that all of the details have been handled for a memorable and hassle-free vacation.

For a limited time, travelers can save up to $570 per couple* with Brendan Vacations' 7.5% Early Payment Discount when booked by March 31, 2014.

Brendan's best-selling Ireland Guided Vacations include:

  • 16-day Best of Ireland & Scotland: Visit the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery in Glasgow to sample a 'wee dram'. Journey the bonnie banks of Lock Lomond to Glencoe. Visit the historic town of St. Andrew's, then explore Edinburgh's Royal Mile with a Local Expert.
  • 12-day All of Ireland: Gain a unique insight into the plight of Irish emigrants with a visit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship and view artisans at work at the famous House of Waterford Crystal.
  • 7-day Treasures of Ireland: Meet a local historian who will share seafaring tales and stories of Cork's history and discover the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes.
  • 9-day Enchanting Emerald Isle: Visit Kyleter's Inn in Kilkenny, one of Ireland's oldest pubs dating back to 1263 and join the pub's own Damien Walsh as he plays the Bodhran, the traditional Irish drum, where you can join in with the fun.

For more information order a free brochure online or view the 2014 Ireland & Scotland Brendan Vacations brochure.

To book, or create your own Brendan vacation, please contact your travel professional, a Brendan Specialist at 800.421.8446, or visit BrendanVacations.com.

About Brendan Vacations
Brendan Vacations, the Ireland Specialist, is a leading US tour operator offering Guided Vacations and FIT arrangements in Ireland. Brendan, represented by its sister company Trafalgar, also offers a vast assortment of Worldwide Guided Vacations. Established in 1969, its portfolio includes uniquely-inspired customized travel options in Ireland and immersive vacation experiences in the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe & the Balkans, Russia, Asia Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America. With high quality products, friendly service and competitive pricing, Brendan Vacations offers memorable experiences for every client.

Headquartered in Anaheim, the company is a respected brand of The Travel Corporation. Brendan has made Ireland its second home for over 45 years, and a Dublin office contracts product and manages inbound traffic for cruise lines, incentive houses, meeting planners and tour operators. Brendan Vacations is a founding member of USTOA and other professional affiliations include ASTA, PATA, OSSN and NTA.


Jamie Espinosa
Brendan Vacations

*Savings of up to $570 per couple ($285 per person) are valid on new 2014 Ireland & Scotland Guided Vacations booked and paid in full by 3/31/2014. Sample savings are based on Brendan's "Best of Ireland & Scotland"itinerary departing 7/18/2014 - 8/8/2014. Discount is not valid with other promotional offers, but may be combined with most brochure discounts. Not valid on all departures. Subject to availability and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply.**Prices are land-only, per-person, based on double occupancy and reflect travel dates with the lowest vacation price and 7.5% EPD Discount. Full Brendan Vacations terms and conditions apply. For more information please visit BrendanVacations.com. CST# 2084503-20

CONTACT: Jamie Espinosa Brendan Vacations TRAFALGAR 714-937-4949 jamie.espinosa@trafalgartours.com

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