See the Best of Ireland and Scotland with Brendan Vacations
15-day guided vacation, from $3,321* per person, departures April 14 through October 6, 2018
AAA Members receive an $80 optional excursion voucher per person.
Join a Local Specialist for included sightseeing in Dublin, Londonderry/Derry, Belfast and Edinburgh.
Enjoy a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry.
Visit the working farms of Muckross where you'll meet the families, learn how to churn butter and dine in the Quilles Farmhouse.
- Isle of Sky
- Scottish Highlands
Visit the 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 on this Best of Ireland and Scotland vacation.
Begin your grand adventure in Dublin, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour past the stately Georgian Square and St. Patrick’s Cathedral—the tallest church in Ireland. Soak up the charm of the vibrant city, sampling a pint of Guinness in Temple Bar and watching the colorful performers on Grafton Street. Enjoy an evening of fine food and non-stop fun at an optional Dublin Dinner and Cabaret experience.
Admire Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm and learn how Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. Bend over backwards and kiss the Blarney Stone before crossing the Kerry Mountains to the lakeside town of Killarney. Visit the working farms of Muckross where you’ll learn about traditional farming and meet the families who ply the land. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest dinner in the Quilles Farmhouse against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of Killarney.
Enjoy a breathtaking drive along the coastal Ring of Kerry—a dramatic landscape of mountains, loughs and lakes that have inspired writers and poets for centuries. Travel through the village of Adare, known for its picturesque thatched cottages, and explore Galway before continuing north along the Wild Atlantic Way.
See the other-worldly Giant’s Causeway steps that descend into the sea and visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Center for a Cultural Insight into the tragic story of the famous ship that met its end in the Atlantic. Join a Local Specialist for an optional Belfast Walk with Fish and Chips and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the capital of Northern Ireland.
Board a ferry a Larne and cross to Cairnryan in Scotland and soak in the picturesque countryside en route to Glasgow. Meander through the Toon to admire views of George Square and the River Clyde before heading to whisky country for a visit to Glengoyne, known as Scotland’s most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and tasting of their unique Highland single malt whisky.
Journey along the famous bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and visit Fort William, at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Spend the night on the breathtaking Isle of Skye, travel along the banks of Loch Ness in search of the elusive monster that bears its name, and visit a real Highland sheep farm where you’ll meet Neil the shepherd and his border collies.
Meander through the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands before crossing the scenic Firth of Forth to enchanting Edinburgh. Join a Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour that includes Edinburgh Castle, overlooking the city from its imposing Castle Rock vantage point.
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Offered by: Brendan Vacations