Delray Beach, FL, Jan. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brendan Vacations, the Ireland Specialist, has a new air offer for the new year that is sure to make you want to celebrate! Brendan is partnering with Delta Airlines and Sky Team partners (Air France, KLM, and Alitalia) to offer passengers $500 off per couple on air-inclusive European Guided Vacations departing between April 1 and October 31, 2013 when booked by February 9, 2013!*
Choose from popular itineraries below, including brand new Boutique Journeys with Slow Food Itineraries, popular vacations in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and fabulous Ireland Vacations that include opportunities to participate in The Gathering. Take a look at Brendan's 2013 Worldwide Guided Vacations or Boutique Journeys brochures for all qualifying vacations. There is no better time to see Europe, especially with Brendan Vacations "Taking You Personally" every step of the way!
Here are just a few of Brendan's extraordinary and unforgettable itineraries:
Provence -- From the Farm to the Table (Slow Food Itinerary) -- 8 days. Bright sunshine and the warm patina of history make Provence a favorite destination for history buffs, foodies, wine connoisseurs, photographers--quite simply, everyone. You may just be one of the few fortunate travelers to join this Brendan Slow Food vacation, which brings front and center the iconic delights of the region, from its uniquely crafted wines and cheeses to its marvelously preserved medieval towns, pretty harbors and grand papal palaces. Investigate cities that are so significant that they are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, meet working fishermen, taste authentic bouillabaisse, see the towns that were home to Van Gogh and Cézanne. This is an intimate experience, one that invites strolling rather than rushing, deep appreciation rather than fleeting glimpses. Priced from $3,239 land only, based on double occupancy.
Discovering the Balkans -- 11 days. Highlights include the National History Museum in Sofia, where gold and silver Thracian treasures are displayed, and visits to the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade and Hunedoara. Guests will also visit the famed properties of the Bran and Peles Castles and the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, the second largest building in the world. Includes Sofia, Belgrade, Sibiu, Brasov and Bucharest. Priced from $1,758 land only, based on double occupancy.
Italian Trio -- 9 days. Enjoy a grand adventure through Italy with this extremely popular vacation featuring overnight stays in Venice, Florence, and Rome. Visit St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace in Venice, and view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. In Florence, a city tour begins at the Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with the bronze "Gates of Paradise." Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is displayed. Highlights include a sightseeing tour of each city along with special excursions in Ferrara, Assisi, and Pisa with its famous leaning tower. Priced from $1,799 land only, based on double occupancy.
Castles and Manors (Ireland Boutique Journey) -- 11 days. Includes The Gathering! Begin with a trip along Dublin Bay to visit Malahide Castle. On a walking tour, see Dublin Castle. Stop at the Guinness Storehouse for lunch, and visit Devenish Island. In Donegal, you'll enjoy the amenities while staying at the 17th-century Lough Eske Castle Hotel. Enjoy two nights in lovely Connemara's Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. In Galway visit the cathedral, then on to see the Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the Atlantic. Travel the road that winds around the Ring of Kerry. You'll also get an exclusive tour of the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. A guided tour of imposing Kilkenny Castle, built in the early 13th century, will bring history to life, then, return to Dublin and relish a Farewell Dinner at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel. Priced from $3,285 land only, based on double occupancy.
All Guided Vacations include accommodations, transfers, select meals and services of an experienced Travel Director aboard a private luxury motor coach. Travelers will also receive travel documents and a souvenir group photo. Boutique Journeys promise no more than 24 guests, and sometimes as few as two with an unparalleled local insider's view into the foods, people, regions and customs that makes each destination unique.
Brendan's long-standing tradition of personal service, innovation and customer satisfaction ensures the perfect vacation! To book these great vacations, call 800.421.8446 or go to www.brendanvacations.com.
About Brendan Vacations
Brendan Vacations, the Ireland Specialist, is a leading US tour operator offering a wide selection of Guided, Customized, Locally Hosted, Boutique and group travel options. Established in 1969, its portfolio includes thousands of hotels and unique accommodations, as well as uniquely-inspired customized travel options in Ireland and immersive vacation experiences in the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe & the Balkans, Russia, Africa, 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 Los Angeles, the company is a respected brand of The Travel Corporation. Brendan has made Ireland its second home for over 40 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.
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Terms and Conditions
*Save $500 per couple ($250 per person) on new 2013 air inclusive European Guided Vacation & Worldwide Boutique Journeys bookings only when booked and paid in full (land and air) between 1/7-2/9/13 for travel between 4/1-10/31/13.A minimum of $2,000 per person booking value is required. Not all itineraries will qualify; contact a Brendan representative for full details. Air must be booked on Delta and Sky Team partners (Air France, KLM, and Alitalia) through Brendan Vacations in conjunction with a Europe Vacation. Offer is not valid on City Breaks, Train Vacations or itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean on Guided Vacations. Offer is combinable with brochure discounts except Early Payment Discount, but is not combinable with other offers except show coupons. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Subject to availability and other restrictions may apply. For Guided Vacations, mention promo code BVDELTA250. For Boutique Journeys, mention promo code BVDEBOT250. For full terms and conditions, refer to www.brendanvacations.com. CST#2084503-20
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