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Ireland & Scotland 2017

AUTHENTIC VACATIONS

ANY WAY YOU WANT TO TRAVEL

INDIVIDUALLY CRAFTED BY YOUR CELTIC EXPERTS


ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND

WELCOMES

I love hearing from our visitors. They come to explore Ireland and Scotland and we ensure they leave with genuine, lifelong connections to the spirited people, places and legacies of our Celtic homelands. ur guests are the heart eat of rendan acations hey define our mantra ‘taking you personally.’ This inspires my team and me every day from our o ce in the very center of u lin For over 30 years it has been my privilege to introduce our travelers to the locals. I ensure we provide exclusive access to our favorite places. We’re able to do this because of our relationships with the people and places mutually committed to showcase and sustain the heritage we are so proud to share. I invite you to come and discover this precious part of the world with our hand-crafted experiences. Let us roll out the ‘green carpet,’ share our beloved stories and help you create your own personal Brendan story I hope to hear someday soon.

TAKING YOU PERSONALLY

TRAVEL YOUR WAY

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nspired by our namesake, Saint Brendan, patron of navigation and exploration, and backed by our 47 years, we pride ourselves on being the premier Celtic experts— on personally showing you a special view through the eyes of the locals, seen by few. Come ring the bells at the 1,000-year-old Christchurch Cathedral when it’s closed to the public. Share a meal with Maeve and Joe O’Connell of Belmore House and hear the incredible story of the 800-year-old historic town discovered on their farmland. Let us tailor your experience to exactly what level of support you prefer across our fully Guided packages to customizable Private Chauffeur, Locally Hosted Rail and Self-Drive Vacations.

Catherine Reilly, Managing Director Brendan Vacations, Dublin, Ireland

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Our passion runs so deep, even the colors chosen for our brochure sections are from our favorite Celtic tartan!

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GUIDED VACATIONS Relax into the ultimate in stress-free travel. Each itinerary is carefully designed to showcase the must-see sights as well as stir your senses with our unsurpassed Insider Experiences; always with our local Travel Directors.

PRIVATE CHAUFFEUR VACATIONS Designed around you, for you, it starts at the airport with your chauffeur who is then with you every step of the way. Travel via luxury vehicle (fit for your group of any size!) and get the ultimate in personal care, local service and narration.

WHAT’S ALWAYS INCLUDED: • Expertise of your Travel Director, Driver and Local Specialists you'll meet along the way • Sightseeing with VIP entry and unique Insider Experiences, plus free time with a choice of additional Optional Experiences • Hand-selected, quality accommodations with check-in and luggage handling taken care of for you • Travel by luxury coach with panoramic windows, air conditioning, a restroom and WiFi onboard

WHAT’S ALWAYS INCLUDED: • Luxury private vehicle with WiFi and dedicated private chauffeur, serving as your local expert • Exclusive itineraries, tailored to suit you. Plan your days with your chauffeur at your own pace • Choice of pre-organized sightseeing • Choice of hotels, from castles to manor homes, boutique city hotels and B&Bs with daily breakfast, plus all baggage handling tips and service charges included

IRELAND AND SCOTLAND

VACATION SELECTIONS

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D I S C OV E R YO U R B R E NDAN S TO RY

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P R I VAT E C H AU F F E U R VAC AT I O NS

1 0 4 T R E AD R I G H T F O U NDAT I O N

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G U I D E D VAC AT I O NS

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L O C AL LY H O S T E D R AI L VAC AT I O NS

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WAYS TO SAVE ON GUIDED VACATIONS

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S E L F - D R I V E VAC AT I O NS

1 0 5 T R AV E L P ROT E C T I O N P L AN & P R E PAR E F O R YO U R T R I P

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G U I D E D VAC AT I O NS : T H I NG S TO KNOW B E F O R E YO U G O

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S I G H T S E E I NG & AC C O MMO DAT I O NS

1 0 2 B O O KI NG C O ND I T I O NS

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S C OT L AND MAP & D R I V E T I ME S

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I R E L AND MAP & D R I V E T I ME S

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B E S T O F I R E L AND & S C OT L AND 1 5 DAY S

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S C OT L AND ’ S H I G H L AND S , I S L AND S & C I T I E S 1 3 DAY S

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HIGHLAND TRAIL INSPIRED BY OUTLANDER 1 3 DAY S

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WAYS TO SAVE ON GUIDED VACATIONS

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G U I D E D VAC AT I O NS : T H I NG S TO KNOW B E F O R E YO U G O

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T R E AS U R E S O F I R E L AND 6 DAY S

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IRISH HIGHLIGHTS 7 DAY S

I C O NI C I R E L AND & AS H F O R D C AS T L E 1 0 DAY S

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E NC H ANT I NG E ME R AL D I S L E 8 DAY S

I R I S H E X P E R I E NC E 1 1 DAY S

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C AS T L E S & MANO R S 8 DAY S

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B E S T O F I R E L AND 1 0 DAY S

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PRIVATE CHAUFFEUR VACATIONS LOCALLY HOSTED RAIL VACATIONS Explore on your own while our local hosts provide you the ins and outs of each city on your stop. They are on-hand 24/7 to give you the inside scoop how and when you prefer. Like tea with fresh scones and jam, it’s the perfect blend of Irish treats and hospitality.

WHAT’S ALWAYS INCLUDED: • Your choice of three expertly-planned base packages, with rail or private car transportation between cities • The flexibility to travel on any date and add nights to make your vacation as long as you wish • Your selection from a set of hand-picked, ideally-located accommodations to suit any budget (daily breakfast included) • A Local Host who will greet you in each city on arrival and be available 24/7 for support and insider tips • Orientation tour or excursion in each city

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I R I S H C I T I E S , L AND S C AP E S & C AS T L E S 7 DAY S

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FAMI LY ADV E NT U R E O N T H E E ME R AL D I S L E 7 DAY S

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Hit the open road on any budget with carefree confidence. You can rely on our teams’ connections and knowledge to arrange for the best destinations, best savings and ultimately, the best of the culture you’ve come to discover.

I R E L AND E X P L O R E R 9 DAY S

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S C OT T I S H & I R I S H H I G H L I G H T S 1 3 DAY S

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RO MANT I C I R E L AND 1 0 DAY S

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B O NNI E S C OT L AND 6 DAY S

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D U B L I N & KI L L AR NE Y

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D U B L I N, KI L L AR NE Y & G ALWAY

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D U B L I N, C O R K, KI L L AR NE Y & S H ANNO N R E G I O N

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S C OT L AND S E L F - D R I V E S AMP L E VAC AT I O NS

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H E RT Z ® C AR H I R E

SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS 58

SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS

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I R E L AND S E L F - D R I V E S AMP L E VAC AT I O NS

SIGHTSEEING & ACCOMMODATIONS WHAT’S ALWAYS INCLUDED: • Range of Hertz ® rental car options • Choice of hand-selected accommodations – from B&Bs to castles, manors and hotels • Your selection of pre-organized sightseeing • Breakfast daily

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C O R K & S O U T H E AS T AC C O MMO DAT I O NS

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KI L L AR NE Y & S O U T H WE S T AC C O MMO DAT I O NS

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DISCOVER YOUR

BRENDAN STORY

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hether coming to discover your heritage, savor favorites like a warming Irish coffee, or explore our sweeping seascapes, vibrant cities and ancient castles, you’re in the hands of the people who know the destination best. However you travel with us, you’ll leave as par t of our Celtic story and, through the people, places and legacy we share, with a once-in-a-lifetime story of your own.

@kait013087

#mybrendanstory past meets the future. Learned about my ancestors and got engaged perfect trip perfect #lovestory

Kaitlyn McEnrue & Justin Holbrook Baltimore, MD

“Justin and I had the trip of a lifetime through Brendan Vacations! Justin proposed in Castleconnell... on this beautiful bridge overlooking the Shannon River. Our Travel Director, ill ade t e tri s s ecial e b t s r first rist as ornament, had a special song requested for us... and on the last night she upgraded our room. We walked in to champagne and chocolates. Everything was just perfect!”

See these and other guests’ Brendan stories: BrendanVacations.com/stories #mybrendanstory

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EXPLORE THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

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ome see why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle. Kiss the Blarney Stone. Hear tales from the Titanic Museum. Soak in the sounds of Scotland’s Highland Bagpipes. Scout for Nessie at Loch Ness. For a full taste of culture, don’t miss what’s beyond the icons. Let us take you off the beaten path and share exclusive experiences you wouldn’t find on your own. Forage for edible produce along the Wild Atlantic Way with hor ticulturist Oonagh O’Dwyer for your home-cooked lunch. Be welcomed to Broc House by Damien Brennan, a William Yeats expert, and his wife, Paula, a noted chef, for a bit o’ food, fun and poetry. Our homelands offer places unlike any other in the world, and we can’t wait to show you.

Jeri Leahy Techman Fresno, CA

“Seeing and experiencing Ireland anew through the eyes of my grandchildren, who are 10 and 9, was magical. Where else but Ireland can you replace the cares of the world with a sense of well being just by looking at a rainbow? Indeed, where else creates such a sincere longing to return?”

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ASHFORD CASTLE IRELAND’S CROWN JEWEL

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here is no moment in the world like turning the corner on the lush 350-acre estate to y r first breat ta in ie year ld Ashford Castle against the mystical Loch Corrib. Now the pinnacle of luxury and rich Irish history, Ashford joined Brendan as par t of TTC’s family in 2013 following introduction from Catherine Reilly. Under care of TTC’s Toni Tollman, her mother and their team, the landmark proper ty was lovingly restored from the ground up. History is preserved in every detail; from original Victorian woodwork to Guinness family antiques and traditional Celtic carpets, each hand-crafted anew from countless hours of research and design. Five-star extravagance awaits at every turn; r t e la is indi id ally desi ned est r s t n aralleled acti ities li e alc nry fis in and rsebac ridin fine dinin n l cally s rced produce and the award-winning, world-class spa. Best of all, strong Irish pride lives throughout; imprinted by the 300 local craftspeople who worked round the clock on the two-year renovations to the fourth-generation local staff for whom no request is too large, and no detail too small. For all this, Ashford has touched the entire country and been voted best in the world. Representing the height of ‘taking you personally,’ your experience with Brendan and Ashford together is as Irish as it gets!

“My family and I are proudest of the legacy we are preserving, because Ashford belongs to everybody. We are just guardians who had the honor to restore it for the Irish people and to share its splendor for hundreds of years to come.” From an interview with Toni Tollman, TTC Director of Design & Projects On–site Photo: Architect Philippe Bonino, Toni Tollman and Projects Director Building and Design Brian Brennan (pictured from left) and Terry Gelfand of the design team brought the full vision to life. 12

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MEET A NATION OF

STORYTELLERS

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cross Ireland and Scotland, it’s the people passionate about their heritage who bring each place to life.

We know every Hotelier, Travel Director, Private Chauffeur and Local Host, each hand-selected by us and ready to give you their secret tips and favorite spots. You’ll also meet our local friends eager to share their homes, insights and traditions. Walk through wondrous Killarney National Park to enchanting narration from your guide Linda Woods. Get the warmest of welcomes into Bernadette Freyne’s charming, thirdgeneration B&B. Learn Frances Thompson’s distinctive family Irish soda bread recipe in their thatched farm cottage. Each gregarious character shares our passion for ‘taking you personally’ as they weave your Brendan story into theirs.

rathbaun_farm Ardrahan, Co. Galway

Everyone has their part to play in the running of the farm— including the grandchildren! Frances makes arrangements for hospitality while her granddaughter tends to some thirsty flowers. #Agriculture #agrotourism #loveireland #mybrendanstory

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e welcome you to share our treasures, from a pint of Guinness or a wee dram of whisky to the rich discoveries at every turn: Our folklore: Legends passed down, including the myths behind the awe-inspiring 40,000 basalt columns of Giant’s Causeway, that are yours for discovery. Our ancient history: The story every landmark tells, like the Brú na Bóinne Megalithic Passage Tombs, a World Heritage Site predating Stonehenge. Our traditions: World-famous ceremony and festival, from thousands of bagpipers at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. After all, it’s not just the story, it’s the way it’s told… And this is how with Brendan, we bring you into our legacy as only we can.

kallysejane Guinness Storehouse

Three generations of Duddlesten women having a sip of Guinness together on our last day in Ireland, celebrating my grandma’s 95th birthday! #mybrendanstory #guinnessfactory

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TRAVEL STYLE

GUIDED VACATIONS

TREASURES OF IRELAND

6 DAYS

From

$1,175*

per person (per person double occupancy)

CODE: BRSDB

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE 5 nights Hotel accommodations 7 meals 5 full breakfasts 2 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transportation shown, All transfers shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST It’s 1930s Ireland revisited. Visit the working farms of Muckross, taking you back to a time of traditional farming where you’ll meet the families who plough the land, learn how to churn butter and dine in the Quilles Farmhouse against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of Killarney. CULTURAL INSIGHT Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour and visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the only dedicated flying boat museum in the world, to gain insight into the rich history of aviation. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin and Killarney. HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. Northern Ireland

For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

DAY 1 | Arrive Dublin/Afternoon Sightseeing Welcome to Dublin. Discover the city’s charms on a guided tour with a Local Specialist. Walk the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College to visit its library and the ornate Book of Kells. Later make an exclusive visit to one of the city’s unique treasures, The Little Museum of Dublin, after it has closed its doors to the public, for a Welcome Reception with canapés and drinks. (WR) Hotel: Clayton Ballsbridge DAY 2 | Dublin/Glendalough/ Waterford/Cork Leave the bustling Irish capital for the peaceful 6th-century monastic ruins at Glendalough. The 100-foot-tall Round Tower, the Cathedral, and St. Kevin’s Cross are highlights of your stop. Travel on to see more delicate works of art during your Cultural Insight experience at the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford. Later head to Cork, the ‘Rebel County,’ where you have a free evening. (FB) Hotel: Maldron DAY 3 | Cork/Cobh/Blarney/Killarney (2 Nights) Visit the Heritage Center in Cobh to learn about the city’s history and legacy. From the reat a ine and t e c fin s i s t t e doomed Titanic and Lusitania, this unique display presents the Queenstown Story in a way like no other. Then head to Blarney where you can climb to the top of Blarney Castle to kiss the famed stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab.’ Arrive later in picturesque Killarney. (FB) Hotel: Killarney Avenue

TRIP PLANNER DAY 4 | Ring of Kerry Excursion This morning enjoy free time in Killarney or stop at Torc Waterfall for a leisurely guided walk with a Local Specialist. Continue your day winding around the picture-perfect Ring of Kerry. Take in t e ie s c ast and sea fields and r llin hills in this landscape that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. Join your companions this evening for a memorable Be My Guest dinner on a traditional farm in Killarney. (FB, BG) Please Note: The walk travels over wooded paths. While there are no mountains to climb, walkers need to be reasonably fit and ave good al ing s oes or boots sunscreen and raingear. pprox. 3 miles 2 ours

DAY 6 | Limerick/Depart Shannon It’s time to say farewell to the Emerald Isle and your travel companions at the end of your vacation. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Please Note: Your coach returns to Dublin from Shannon on Day 6. You are welcome to utilize this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Dublin will be at the Maldron Dublin irport at approximately 4pm depending on traffic.

Visit www.brendanvacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

City tour in Dublin Orientation of Waterford, Cork, Cobh, Killarney

DUBLIN 1 Complimentary transfer available back to Dublin Cliffs of Moher

Glendalough

Shannon

1 Ferry

Foynes

ADD AN EXTRA NIGHT IN DUBLIN TO YOUR VACATION

30 Sun – 05 May Fri $1,225 $260 MAY

AUGUST

7 Sun – 12 May Fri

6 Sun – 11 Aug Fri

$1,225 $260

14 Sun – 19 May Fri $1,250 $260

$1,225 $260

13 Sun – 18 Aug Fri

$1,225 $260

21 Sun – 26 May Fri $1,250 $260

20 Sun – 25 Aug Fri

$1,225 $260

28 Sun – 2 Jun Fri

27 Sun – 1 Sep Fri

$1,250 $260

$1,250 $260

SEPTEMBER

4 Sun – 9 Jun Fri

$1,250 $260

3 Sun – 8 Sep Fri

$1,250 $260

11 Sun – 16 Jun Fri

$1,250 $260

10 Sun – 15 Sep Fri

$1,250 $260

18 Sun – 23 Jun Fri $1,250 $260

17 Sun – 22 Sep Fri

$1,250 $260

25 Sun – 30 Jun Fri $1,250 $260

24 Sun – 29 Sep Fri

$1,225 $260

JULY

OCTOBER

2 Sun – 7 Jul Fri

$1,225 $260

1 Sun – 6 Oct Fri

$1,175 $260

9 Sun – 14 Jul Fri

$1,225 $260

8 Sun – 13 Oct Fri

$1,175 $260

16 Sun – 21 Jul Fri

$1,225 $260

23 Sun – 28 Jul Fri

$1,225 $260

30 Sun – 4 Aug Fri $1,225 $260

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. All prices are per person, double room.

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Book early for great savings – see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Shannon Airport at 7 am and 9 am.

WiFi: See page 102 for details.

For any itineraries that begin in Dublin, consider arriving a day or two prior to the start of your Guided Vacation and begin exploring this exciting city on your own. Ask your Brendan Specialist for details and prices. (see p.45)

View St. Kevin’s Cross in Glendalough, St. John’s Castle in Limerick See Dublin’s Georgian Squares, Phoenix Park Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

LIMERICK

BOOK AND PAY EARLY

SAVE UP TO

2 KILLARNEY CORK 1

$125

12 Jan 2017 | Save 10% 28 Feb 2017 | Save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 | Save 5% For details on Brendan’s great savings, see page 42

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $63 p.p. Young traveler discount | $120 Triple room discount | $10 p.p. BrendanVacations

KEY: Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception

Blarney

Cobh KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK 18

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $43 per person.

Visit Trinity College, Glendalough, Waterford Crystal, Cobh Heritage Center, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the Cliffs of Moher

Waterford

Ring of Kerry

Starts Dublin/ Ends Shannon

APRIL

JUNE

DAY 5 | Killarney/Foynes/ Cliffs of Moher/Limerick r first st t day is t e lyin at se in Foynes, the refuelling point for Pan Am’s Flying Boat, the Yankee Clipper, from 1939-1945. Gain a Cultural Insight as you board a replica Boeing 314 to experience life as a passenger. Toast the last day of your trip with your fellow travelers and Travel Director when you enjoy a delicious Irish coffee in the place where it was allegedly invented in the 1940s by Joe Sheridan – a chef in Foynes. Later travel to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher which rise up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves before continuing on to your hotel in Limerick. (FB) Hotel: Greenhills

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

Ireland

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

Starts Dublin/ Ends Shannon

GUIDED VACATIONS

‘Céad míle fáilte’ – A hundred thousand welcomes await you in Ireland. Embrace the free-spiritedness of your hosts as you explore soulful Dublin and secure your gift of the gab with a Blarney kiss. Admire inspiring Irish landscapes along the Ring of Kerry and striking Cliffs of Moher, and learn about Cobh’s tragic Titanic history.

ITINERARY †Travel to Europe often requires an erni t i t. lease arran e i ts t arrive on or before Day 1.

FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Linda Woods, Killarney Walking Specialist

reland is a rich e erience t s not something you can descri e or truly ca ture with hotos e all love our country it feels more like a village hen you come, its a out meeting eo le, seeing the magnificent coastline and really ust falling into things you d never e ect

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TRAVEL STYLE

GUIDED VACATIONS

IRISH HIGHLIGHTS

7 DAYS

From

$1,225

per person (per person double occupancy)

CODE: IRIH

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YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE 6 nights Hotel accommodations 9 meals 6 full breakfasts 3 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown (including ferry), All transfers shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Glenealy Farmhouse near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story. CULTURAL INSIGHT Explore the tragic history of Ireland’s famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original famine ships used in the 1800s, and learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin. HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol Northern Ireland

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Dublin Orientation of Galway, Limerick, Waterford

Ireland

DUBLIN 1 1

Cliffs of Moher

Ferry

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Co. Wicklow

2 KILLARNEY

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DAY 3 | Limerick/Bunratty/ Cliffs of Moher/Killarney (2 Nights) Start your day with a visit to Bunratty Castle and explore the Folk Park, a living museum dedicated to life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Then continue to the Cliffs of Moher. See the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. After a picturesque coastal drive through the villages of Lahinch and Kilrush take the ferry across the Shannon estuary. Arrive tonight in Killarney, your home for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: International DAY 4 | Ring of Kerry Excursion 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 a irci een t e fis in illa e ater ille t e Black Valley and Moll’s Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. (FB)

New Ross

DAY 6 | Waterford/New Ross/ Co. Wicklow/Dublin This morning visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a Cultural Insight demonstration. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom. Later stop in the town of New Ross and see the monument to John F. Kennedy, who visited his ancestral family hometown in 1963. Visit the three-masted famine ship Dunbrody, and gain a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800s. Continue through County Wexford and the lush countryside of County Wicklow. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner, before continuing to your Dublin hotel. (FB, BG) Hotel: Clayton Leopardstown DAY 7 | Depart Dublin Say goodbye after your unforgettable journey through the friendly Emerald Isle. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

Starts Dublin/ Ends Dublin APRIL

Autumn, Winter, Spring (WRIH): Departures marked in t e price panel are sub ect to c ange in price discount and otel. rices and discounts ill be confirmed in May 2 . Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year elebrations ave been arranged for t ese departures. Join us in Ireland to celebrate the Festive Season. St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in Ireland on this departure

Visit www.brendanvacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Starts Dublin/ Ends Dublin

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

OCTOBER

9 Sun – 15 Apr Sat

$1,395 $280

1 Sun – 7 Oct Sat

$1,395 $280

16 Sun – 22 Apr Sat $1,395 $280

8 Sun – 14 Oct Sat

$1,395 $280

23 Sun – 29 Apr Sat $1,395 $280

15 Sun – 21 Oct Sat $1,395 $280

30 Sun – 6 May Sat $1,425 $280

22 Sun – 28 Oct Sat $1,395 $280 29 Sun – 4 Nov Sat $1,225 $250 NOVEMBER

MAY

7 Sun – 13 May Sat $1,425 $280

5 Sun – 11 Nov Sat

14 Sun – 20 May Sat $1,425 $280

12 Sun – 18 Nov Sat $1,225 $250

21 Sun – 27 May Sat $1,425 $280

19 Sun – 25 Nov Sat $1,225 $250

28 Sun – 3 Jun Sat

$1,425 $280

$1,225 $250

26 Sun – 2 Dec Sat $1,225 $250 DECEMBER

JUNE

4 Sun – 10 Jun Sat

$1,425 $280

3 Sun – 9 Dec Sat

11 Sun – 17 Jun Sat

$1,425 $280

10 Sun – 16 Dec Sat $1,225 $250

18 Sun – 24 Jun Sat $1,425 $280

20 Wed – 26 Dec Tue $1,350 $250

25 Sun – 1 Jul Sat

27 Wed – 2 Jan Tue $1,395 $250

$1,425 $280

31 Sun – 6 Jan Sat JULY

$1,225 $250

$1,395 $250

JANUARY 2018

2 Sun – 8 Jul Sat

$1,395 $280

7- Sun – 13 Jan Sat $1,225 $250

9 Sun – 15 Jul Sat

$1,395 $280

14 Sun – 20 Jan Sat $1,225 $250

16 Sun – 22 Jul Sat $1,395 $280

21 Sun – 27 Jan Sat $1,225 $250

23 Sun – 29 Jul Sat $1,395 $280

28 Sun – 3 Feb Sat $1,225 $250

30 Sun – 5 Aug Sat $1,395 $280 FEBRUARY 2018

AUGUST

6 Sun – 12 Aug Sat $1,395 $280

4 Sun – 10 Feb Sat

13 Sun – 19 Aug Sat $1,395 $280

11 Sun – 17 Feb Sat $1,225 $250

20 Sun – 26 Aug Sat $1,395 $280

18 Sun – 24 Feb Sat $1,225 $250

27 Sun – 2 Sep Sat $1,425 $280

This trip will be operated in partnership with our sister company, Trafalgar.

25 Sun – 3 Mar Sat $1,225 $250 MARCH 2018

SEPTEMBER

3 Sun – 9 Sep Sat

$1,225 $250

$1,425 $280

4 Sun – 10 Mar Sat $ 1,225 $250

10 Sun – 16 Sep Sat $1,425 $280

12 Mon – 18 Mar Sun $ 1,225 $250

17 Sun – 23 Sep Sat $1,425 $280

18 Sun – 24 Mar Sat $ 1,225 $250

24 Sun – 30 Sep Sat $1,395 $280

21 Wed – 27 Mar Tue $ 1,225 $250 25 Sun – 31 Mar Sat $ 1,225 $250

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. All prices are per person, double room.

See the Cathedral of Galway

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Scenic drive of the Ring of Kerry

Book early for great savings – see page 42.

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$143

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Youghal

Blarney Macroom

DAY 2 | Dublin/Galway/Limerick This morning head towards Galway. See the Cathedral and enjoy some free time in the city. In Limerick view King John’s Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation. (FB) Hotel: Greenhills

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Ring of Kerry

DAY 1 | Arrive Dublin/Afternoon Sightseeing Spend the morning relaxing or exploring this vibrant, friendly city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this afternoon and view Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception where you meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers at a traditional Irish pub – the perfect introduction to Dublin. (WR) Hotel: Ballsbridge

View St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, King John’s Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick

Galway

Bunratty

Visit Bunratty Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the ‘gift of the gab,’ Youghal, the Crystal Showroom at Waterford, the famine ship in New Ross

TRIP PLANNER DAY 5 | Killarney/Blarney/Youghal/ Waterford As you are leaving Killarney this morning cross the Kerry Mountains and travel through the colorful market town of Macroom and see the impressive Castle Arch. Once the gateway to Macroom Castle, it is now almost all that remains. Next stop is Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab.’ Later visit the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh, before arriving in Waterford. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Fitzwilton/Waterford

GUIDED VACATIONS

Share a pint and some Irish ‘craic’ with new friends and you’ll wish you’d stayed longer – your journey from Dublin through Ireland’s lush counties and charming towns is a taste of what you will enjoy on the Emerald Isle. From cathedrals and castles to exquisite Waterford crystal, stately city squares and scenic coastal drives, there’s a lot to say ‘sláinte’ about.

ITINERARY †Travel to Europe often requires an overnight i t. lease arran e i ts t arri e n r before Day 1.

KEY: Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception

FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $71 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $36 p.p. Young traveler discount | $130 Triple room discount | $10 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am.

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YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE 7 nights Hotel accommodations 12 meals 7 full breakfasts 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transportation shown, All transfers are shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Travel to 12th century Ireland and explore the remains of the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint followed by a hear ty Irish dinner with the O’Connells and a spot of Eton Mess. CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit Strokestown Park House, a stately 18th-century mansion with walled gardens and woodlands, home to the Irish National Famine Museum, and see ris ar li e first and at a traditi nal sheep farm near Galway. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin, Killarney and Kilkenny. HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol Northern Ireland

City tour in Dublin

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Orientation of Galway, Killarney, Kilkenny

Strokestown

Westport

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

DUBLIN 1 1

Connemara Kylemore Abbey

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Visit Strokestown Park House, Kylemore Abbey, Galway Cathedral, Rathbaun Farm, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Kilkenny Castle, Trinity College Scenic cruise across the Shannon Estuary View St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the mountains of the Connemara, Torc Waterfall See Dublin’s Georgian Squares

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Ferry

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DAY 2 | Dublin/Strokestown/ Enniscrone Admire the rolling green countryside as you cross from Dublin to Ballina. Stop for a visit t a nificent tr est n ar se an 18th-century mansion with original furnishings. In the old stables is the Irish Famine Museum, one of the world’s best private archives dedicated to the potato famine of the 1840s, where you gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of the Irish people. After time to view the exhibits, continue to Enniscrone in County Sligo. (FB, D) Hotel: Diamond Coast

DAY 6 | Killarney/Blarney/Kilkenny r first st t day is at larney astle ere you’ll have a chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone and receive the ‘gift of the gab.’ Browse through the Blarney Woollen Mills, then travel on to Co. Kilkenny. Here you will discover the ‘lost’ town of Newtown Jerpoint, which was founded in the 12th century, before meeting Joe and Maeve O’Connell at their home, Belmore House, where the town was unear thed. Hear the tale while relishing a Be My Guest dinner, before arriving at your hotel in Kilkenny. (FB, BG) Hotel: Kilkenny

DAY 3 | Enniscrone/Connemara/ Galway Travel to the pretty town of Westport, then on to Connemara. Visit Kylemore Abbey, once a family home. Strikingly situated on Lake Kylemore, this 19th-century neo-Gothic wonder now serves as a Benedictine monastery. After time to see the walled Victorian gardens, continue to Galway, the ‘City of Tribes.’ View Galway Cathedral, an impressive stone church dating back to only 1965. (FB) Hotel: Connacht

DAY 7 | Kilkenny/Dublin Visit Kilkenny Castle, an Anglo-Norman mansion that sits majestically over the River Nore, with a Local Specialist. n t e castle base ent y ll find the Butler Gallery, one of Ireland’s most important ar t galleries outside of Dublin. Later return to Ireland’s capital where you visit Trinity College to admire the Book of Kells. Toast the Emerald Isle with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner at a traditional Irish pub. (FB, FD) Hotel: Ballsbridge

DAY 4 | Galway/Cliffs of Moher/ Killarney (2 Nights) Gain a Cultural Insight into the life of a sheep farmer on a stop at a traditional Irish farm. Sip a cup of morning tea and enjoy a freshly baked scone, then watch the farmer herd sheep with the help of his dog. Afterward head to the coast and the rugged Cliffs of Moher. There’s time to take in the endless ocean views before taking the ferry across the Shannon estuary and on to Killarney. (FB, D) Hotel: Killarney Towers

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DAY 1 | Arrive Dublin/ Afternoon Sightseeing Welcome to Dublin. Meet your Local Specialist this afternoon for a guided city tour. View the colorful doors in elegant Georgian Squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and more. Later gather for a Welcome Reception and exclusive visit to the Crypt at Christchurch Cathedral. Built in 1172, the underground chambers house memorials, artifacts, and altar-pieces. (WR) Hotel: Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

DAY 8 | Depart Dublin Slan abhaile, or ‘safe homeward’ as you transfer to the airport where your vacation ends. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

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11 Sat – 18 Mar Sat $1,495 $330

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$1,625 $330

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$1,625 $330

30 Sun – 6 Aug Sun

$1,625 $330

AUGUST

9 Sun – 16 Apr Sun $1,550 $330

13 Sun – 20 Aug Sun

$1,625 $330

23 Sun – 30 Apr Sun $1,550 $330

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$1,650 $330

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SEPTEMBER

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10 Sun – 17 Sep Sun

$1,650 $330

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$1,650 $330

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OCTOBER

4 Sun – 11 Jun Sun

$1,625 $330

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8 Sun – 15 Oct Sun

$1,575 $330

22 Sun – 29 Oct Sun

$1,575 $330

St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in Ireland on this departure

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. All prices are per person, double room.

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Book early for great savings – see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $57 per person. WiFi: See page 102 for details.

Visit www.BrendanVacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry

Ireland

Cliffs of Moher

TRIP PLANNER DAY 5 | Ring of Kerry Excursion This morning enjoy free time in Killarney or stop at Torc Waterfall for a chance to join a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk, taking you along the lakeshore and past the farmlands of the 19th-century Muckross Estate. Continue your day traveling around the Ring of Kerry, one of the most scenic drives on the Emerald Isle. Lakes, mountains, ocean and coast come together in a landscape that has inspired poets, artists and musicians for centuries. (FB)

GUIDED VACATIONS

Centuries of Irish heritage and culture are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland from Dublin’s Crypt at Christchurch Cathedral to the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle on the River Nore. See the ‘lost’ town of Newtown Jerpoint, founded in the 12th century, and visit a traditional Irish farm for tea, fresh scones and a bit of sheep herding.

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Blarney

FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $83 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $41 p.p. Young traveler discount | $160 Triple room discount | $10 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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CASTLES & MANORS

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7 nights Hotel accommodations 12 meals 7 full breakfasts 1 lunch (Be My Guest) 4 dinners On-trip transport All transportation shown All transfers shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met… Enjoy lunch and a few hours of pure poetry spent with Irish superhosts, Paula and Damien, against the beautiful backdrop of Yeats country. AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS The Malton in Killarney, Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara, Kilronan Castle in Co. Roscommon and Fitzpatrick’s Castle in Dublin. CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour into what makes the perfect pint and en y ne. d ire reland s finest thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm. Visit a Connemara Marble factory to see how this stone is crafted into jewelry and fi rines and isit t e ris ati nal Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House, a stately 18th-century mansion.

Northern Ireland

Sligo

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LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin, Cashel, Killarney and Sligo.

Strokestown

ROSCOMMON 2 CONNEMARA Kylemore Abbey

DUBLIN

Galway

Cliffs of Moher

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Ireland

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KILLARNEY

DAY 3 | Ring of Kerry Excursion This morning enjoy free time in Killarney or you might wish to join a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall. Later enjoy spectacular scenery, driving around the Ring of Kerry. Take in views of coast and sea, ills and reen fields as y tra el t r t is ns iled land that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. (FB) Please Note: The walk travels over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. While there are no mountains to climb, walkers need to be reasonably fit and ave good al ing s oes or boots sunscreen and raingear. pprox. 3 miles 2 ours

DAY 4 | Killarney/Cliffs of Moher/ Galway/Connemara (2 Nights) Head nor th and stop to visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the Atlantic. Afterwards continue to County Galway and visit the Connemara Marble ar tisan workshop for a Cultural Insight where you will learn all about the famous green jade-like marble. Later continue through beautiful scenery t t e a nificent allyna inc astle r a relaxing two-night stay. (FB, D) Hotel: Ballynahinch Castle Authentic Accommodations DAY 5 | Connemara Excursion Drive through the scenic landscapes of Connemara, taking in views of rugged mountains, shimmering lakes and endless shades of green. Make a stop in the picturesque town of Clifden, set between the Twelve Bens Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Then on to visit Kylemore Abbey, a a nificent castellated str ct re b ilt as a a ily e and now inhabited by a group of Benedictine nuns. The extensive walled Victorian garden is a delight to the senses. Later return to your castle hotel for dinner. (FB, D)

Kildare

DAY 7 | Roscommon/Strokestown/Dublin This morning consider taking a luxurious, relaxing cruise n t e i er ann n. t r a isit t a nificent Strokestown Park House, an 18th-century mansion with original furnishings. In the old stables is the Irish Famine Museum, one of the world’s best private archives dedicated to the potato famine of the 1840s where you gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of the Irish people. Return to Dublin and relish a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. (FB, FD) Hotel: Fitzpatrick Castle Authentic Accommodations DAY 8 | Depart Dublin You will be transferred to the airport, where your Emerald Isle adventure concludes. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

The Malton, Town Center, Killarney Unlimited, free rail travel for Lord Kenmore was the clincher to acquire the land needed for this Authentic Accommodation built over 160 years ago. Its prime central position next to the train station and marvelous Victorian features have ensured enduring popularity. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Co. Galway This Authentic Accommodation, set in 450 acres of woodland, was built in the 18th century by the powerful Martyn family. The original castle dates back to the 1560s, when owner Donal O’Flaherty was married to Ireland’s fearsome pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa, Co. Roscommon Set in forty acres of green meadows and ancient forest, the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison is an Authentic Accommodation that prides itself on its royal roots. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin This grand Authentic Accommodation was originally built as a hunting lodge by Col. John Mapas in 1740. Run by the Fitzpatrick family for over 40 years, the hotel stands on the brow of Killiney Hill, with a nificent ie s er blin ay.

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AUGUST

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$2,575 $560

4 Fri – 11 Aug Fri

$2,595 $560

12 Fri – 19 May Fri

$2,575 $560

11 Fri – 18 Aug Fri

$2,595 $560

19 Fri – 26 May Fri

$2,625 $560

18 Fri – 25 Aug Fri

$2,595 $560

26 Fri – 2 Jun Fri

$2,625 $560

25 Fri - 1 Sep Fri

$2,595 $560

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SEPTEMBER

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$2,650 $560

1 Fri – 8 Sep Fri

$2,595 $560

9 Fri – 16 Jun Fri

$2,650 $560

8 Fri – 15 Sep Fri

$2,595 $560

16 Fri – 23 Jun Fri

$2,650 $560

15 Fri – 22 Sep Fri

$2,595 $560

23 Fri – 30 Jun Fri

$2,650 $560

22 Fri – 29 Sep Fri

$2,595 $560

30 Fri – 7 Jul Fri

$2,650 $560

29 Fri – 6 Oct Fri

$2,595 $560

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OCTOBER

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$2,650 $560

6 Fri – 13 Oct Fri

$2,575 $500

14 Fri – 21 Jul Fri

$2,650 $560

13 Fri – 20 Oct Fri

$2,575 $500

21 Fri - 28 Jul Fri

$2,650 $560

20 Fri – 27 Oct Fri

$2,575 $500

28 Fri – 4 Aug Fri

$2,650 $560

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

Visit Guinness Storehouse, Irish National Stud, Rock of Cashel, Cliffs of Moher, Clifden, Kylemore Abbey, Strokestown Park House View Torc Waterfall, the grave of W.B. Yeats in Drumcliff See Dublin’s Georgian Squares Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry, through Connemara

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DAY 2 | Dublin/Kildare/Cashel/Killarney (2 Nights) Head across the rolling countryside to Kildare. Stop for a visit to the Irish National Stud for a Cultural Insight into the fascinating world of Ireland’s thoroughbred industry. See the foaling unit, museum and of course the powerful and regal stallions. Visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel with a Local Specialist, where you view its majestic ecclesiastical ruins. Continue to Killarney, the town on the lakes, where your evening is free. (FB) Hotel: The Malton Authentic Accommodations

For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

Orientation of Killarney, Galway, Sligo

Ring of Kerry

DAY 1 | Arrive Dublin/Afternoon Sightseeing Welcome to Dublin, the lively Irish capital. This afternoon meet your Local Specialist for a guided tour. View St. Patrick’s Cathedral, colorful Georgian Squares and the vibrant, modern city. Then raise a glass of the ‘black stuff ’ and drink in sweeping Dublin views at the Gravity Bar atop the Guinness Storehouse as you gain a Cultural Insight into this famous Irish product. Later savor free time and a Welcome Reception including dinner with Irish beer or wine. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu St. Helens

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

Starts Dublin/ Ends Dublin

†International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. All prices are per person, double room.

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Book early for great savings – see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Group Size: Itinerary has a maximum of 26 guests. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $57 per person. WiFi: See page 102 for details. Visit www.BrendanVacations.com for availability, upto-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

City tour in Dublin

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TRIP PLANNER DAY 6 | Connemara/Sligo/Roscommon Venture nor th to Sligo. Here, amid the hills and loughs that inspired the lyrical lines penned by the poet William Butler Yeats, you will be welcomed to a private home for a bit of food, fun and poetry. Damien and Paula Brennan live in a modern abode with rustic touches overlooking beautiful Lough Gill. nside y ill find alls ad rned it c nte rary Irish paintings and a table set for a Be My Guest feast prepared by Paula, a noted chef. Damien is an exper t n . . eats. elici s d fine c any and t e poetry of Yeats come together for a hear t-warming meal. Then travel to Roscommon and Kilronan Castle Hotel the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison. It is one of a few Irish castle estates that can trace its history back to royal families. (FB, BG) Hotel: Kilronan Castle Authentic Accommodations

GUIDED VACATIONS

A complete circle of Ireland including fairytale castle and manor house stays. Visit the ancient city of Dublin, the wild Cliffs of Moher and the island’s ‘emerald’ countryside. See the wilderness of Connemara and stay in Galway’s Ballynahinch Castle, built in the 1580s by Donal O’Flaherty, the first husband of Ireland’s fearsome pirate queen, Grace O’Malley.

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

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$265

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KEY: Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception

FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $133 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $66 p.p. Young traveler discount | $260 Triple room discount | $10 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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BEST OF IRELAND

GUIDED VACATIONS

10 DAYS

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9 nights Hotel accommodations 15 meals 9 full breakfasts 1 afternoon tea (Be My Guest) 5 dinners

$1,975*

per person (per person double occupancy)

CODE: IRBO

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with an ee and aileys a rs in t e ld Kitchens of a stately 16th-century home near the charming town of Westpor t. CULTURAL INSIGHT Explore the tragic history of Ireland’s famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original famine ships used in the 1800s. Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin. HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Donegal

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Northern Ireland

For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

SLIGO

City tour in Dublin Orientation of Waterford, Killarney, Limerick, Galway, Donegal

Connemara Knock

Westport Kylemore Abbey

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DUBLIN

GALWAY

Cliffs of Moher

Ireland

Adare

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Dingle Peninsula

See the Cathedral of Galway

New Ross

Scenic drives along the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula

DAY 1 | Arrive Dublin/ Afternoon Sightseeing Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sights of Dublin. Later meet your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city with a Local Specialist. This evening visit Glasnevin Trust for an informative and poignant tour with a Local Specialist where you will hear stories about some of the brave characters from recent Irish history. Enjoy a Welcome Reception of drinks and canapés and get to know your fellow travelers. (WR) Hotel: Ballsbridge DAY 2 | Dublin/Co. Wicklow/ New Ross/Waterford Head through scenic Co. Wicklow, known as The Garden of Ireland, and on to New Ross – the ancestral home town of John F. Kennedy. Visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship to gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of Irish Emigrants. Later arrive in Waterford and see how the famous crystal is crafted during your guided tour of the visitor center to gain a Cultural Insight. (FB, D) Hotel: Dooleys DAY 3 | Waterford/Youghal/ Blarney/Killarney (2 Nights) Travel via the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. At Blarney, gain the ‘gift of the gab’ as you have a chance to kiss the famous stone. Arrive later in Killarney, your home for the next two nights. (FB, D) Hotel: Dromhall DAY 4 | Ring of Kerry Excursion 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 a irci een t e fis in illa e ater ille t e Black Valley and Moll’s Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. (FB) DAY 5 | Killarney/Dingle Peninsula/ Adare/Limerick Explore the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula with its s all fis in t ns and r ed landsca e. isit Adare, one of the prettiest villages in Ireland. Your orientation of Limerick includes views of St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone. (FB) Hotel: Greenhills BOOK AND PAY EARLY

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View St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, King John’s Castle and St. Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick, Donegal Castle

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Bunratty

Ring of Kerry

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Visit the Glasnevin Trust in Dublin, Famine Ship in New Ross, the crystal showroom at Waterford, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the ‘gift of the gab,’ Adare, Bunratty folk park, Cliffs of Moher, the rugged Burren, mystical Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, the Marian Shrine at Knock, County Donegal

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KEY: Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception

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DAY 6 | Limerick/Bunratty/ Cliffs of Moher/Galway (2 Nights) This morning enjoy an included visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park dedicated to life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the a nificent li s er and see t e ist ry of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Later arrive in Galway with free time to see the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square. (FB, D) Hotel: Connacht DAY 7 | Connemara Excursion and Afternoon Tea at Westport House This unspoiled region of Western Ireland is ca t red in t e fil e iet an eat rin John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Today see the untouched landscape of Connemara with its picturesque mountain ranges and golden beaches that stretch out into the Atlantic. During your scenic drive, stop at Kylemore Abbey for an included visit to the country’s most romantic castle and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden. Travel on to Westport House for a memorable Be My Guest experience. Enjoy a welcome drink in the impressive drawing room which features James Wyatt’s 19th-century sky ceiling and an i ressi e ri inal ar et r. ter a ided tour of the house you will be hosted for a delicious afternoon tea in the restored Victorian kitchens. (FB, BG) DAY 8 | Galway/Knock/Donegal/Sligo Heading nor th, stop in the town of Knock to view the Marian Shrine. See the grave of Irish poet W.B. Yeats in the churchyard of Drumcliff. Visit the town of Donegal and view the castle which was once the stronghold of the O’Donnell Clan. Later arrive in Sligo. (FB) Hotel: Clarion/Fitzwilton DAY 9 | Sligo/Dublin Travel back to Dublin where you will have time to explore this lively city. Walk down Grafton Street and see the street performers and musicians or walk the banks of the River Liffey and cross the Ha’penny Bridge. Tonight join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: Clayton Leopardstown DAY 10 | Depart Dublin After a hearty Irish breakfast, say farewell to your Travel Director and fellow travelers as your Irish vacation comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $103 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $51 p.p. Young traveler discount | $200 Triple room discount | $20 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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21 Fri – 30 Jul Sun $2,050 $400

16 Sun – 25 Apr Tue $1,975 $400

23 Sun - 1 Aug Tue $2,050 $400

21 Fri – 30 Apr Sun $1,975 $400

28 Fri – 6 Aug Sun $2,050 $400

23 Sun – 2 May Tue $1,975 $400

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$1,975 $400

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$1,995 $400

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7 Sun – 16 May Tue $1,995 $400

6 Sun – 15 Aug Tue $2,050 $400

12 Fri – 21 May Sun $1,995 $400

11 Fri – 20 Aug Sun $2,050 $400

14 Sun – 23 May Tue $1,995 $400

13 Sun – 22 Aug Tue $2,050 $400

19 Fri – 28 May Sun $1,995 $400

18 Fri – 27 Aug Sun $2,050 $400

21 Sun – 30 May Tue $1,995 $400

20 Sun – 29 Aug Tue $2,050 $400

26 Fri – 4 Jun Sun

25 Fri – 3 Sep Sun $2,050 $400

$2,025 $400

28 Sun – 6 Jun Tue $2,025 $400 JUNE

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Ravishingly beautiful and enchanting to explore, you’ll soon learn why the Irish say if you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough… Visit the Ring of Kerry and the unspoiled region of Western Ireland featured in John Wayne’s ‘The Quiet Man.’ See the stronghold of the O’Donnell Clan and beautiful Dingle Peninsula, as well as Adare, one of Ireland’s prettiest villages.

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27 Sun – 5 Sep Tue $2,050 $400 SEPTEMBER

2 Fri – 11 Jun Sun

$2,025 $400

1 Fri – 10 Sep Sun $2,050 $400

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$2,025 $400

3 Sun – 12 Sep Tue $2,050 $400

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$2,025 $400

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11 Sun – 20 Jun Tue $2,025 $400

10 Sun – 19 Sep Tue $2,050 $400

16 Fri – 25 Jun Sun $2,025 $400

15 Fri – 24 Sep Sun $2,050 $400

18 Sun – 27 Jun Tue $2,025 $400

17 Sun – 26 Sep Tue $2,050 $400

23 Fri – 2 Jul Sun

$2,025 $400

22 Fri – 1 Oct Sun

25 Sun – 4 Jul Tue

$2,050 $400

24 Sun – 3 Oct Tue $2,050 $400

30 Fri – 9 Jul Sun

$2,050 $400

JULY

$2,050 $400

29 Fri – 8 Oct Sun $1,975 $400 OCTOBER

2 Sun – 11 Jul Tue

$2,050 $400

1 Sun – 10 Oct Tue $1,975 $400

7 Fri – 16 Jul Sun

$2,050 $400

6 Fri – 15 Oct Sun

9 Sun – 18 Jul Tue

$2,050 $400

8 Sun – 17 Oct Tue $1,975 $400

14 Fri – 23 Jul Sun

$2,050 $400

13 Fri – 22 Oct Sun $1,975 $400

16 Sun – 25 Jul Tue $2,050 $400

15 Sun – 24 Oct Tue $1,975 $400

$1,975 $400

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. All prices are per person, double room.

*

Book early for great savings – see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Reverse Itinerary: Marked Sunday departures will operate in reverse and may stay in alternative hotels to those listed opposite. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described. Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $71 per person. WiFi: See page 102 for details. Visit www.BrendanVacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. This trip will be operated in partnership with our sister company, Trafalgar.

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ICONIC IRELAND & ASHFORD CASTLE

10 DAYS

From

$2,375*

per person (per person double occupancy)

CODE: BRAC

9 nights Hotel accommodations 16 meals 9 full breakfasts 1 lunch (Be My Guest) 6 dinners On-trip transport All transportation shown, All transfers shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Travel to 12th-century Ireland and explore the remains of the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint followed by a hearty Irish dinner with the O’Connells and a spot of Eton Mess. AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Built by the de Burgo family in the early 13th century, Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit a Connemara Marble factory to see how this vivid green-colored stone as been cra ted int e elry and fi rines for generations. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin, Kinsale, Killarney and Ashford Castle.

Northern Ireland

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

2

CONNEMARA 1 ASHFORD Kylemore CASTLE Abbey Galway

Cliffs of Moher

City tour in Dublin, Kinsale Orientation of Killarney, Galway

DUBLIN

1 2

Ireland

See Dublin’s Georgian Squares, Phoenix Park Scenic cruise on Lough Corrib Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

2 Ring of Kerry

TRIP PLANNER

DAY 1 | Arrive Dublin (2 Nights) Welcome to the Emerald Isle. This afternoon drive south to Powerscour t Gardens. These s ectac lar ardens first be an t ta e s a e in the 1740s. The superb blend of sweeping terraces fine stat ary and rna ental la es together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 variations of trees and shrubs are a delight to behold. Together they form one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland. Returning to Dublin, raise a glass over a light meal at an exclusive Welcome Reception at ‘Epic Ireland’ which tells the story of the 10 million people who left the island of Ireland. (WR) Hotel: Sandymount DAY 2 | Dublin Sightseeing This morning, a Local Specialist takes you on a city tour. You’ll visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift was once Dean. Then on to admire the colorful doorways in stately Georgian Squares and stroll along the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College to see the ornate Book of Kells. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore this welcoming city at your own pace. (FB) DAY 3 | Dublin/Co. Kilkenny/Kinsale Leave the city life behind as you travel to County Kilkenny. Visit Newtown Jerpoint, one of Ireland’s best surviving examples of a deserted, 12th-century medieval town and reputedly the final restin lace t. ic las. en relis a Be My Guest lunch with Joe and Maeve O’Connell at their home, Belmore House. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this rural setting and be ready for a few surprises. Continue south to picturesque Kinsale, hailed as the 'Gourmet Capital of Ireland.' Your evening is free and there’s no shortage of cafés, pubs and restaurants to explore. (FB, BG) Hotel: MacDonald Kinsale Hotel DAY 4 | Kinsale/Blarney/Killarney (2 Nights) Meet a Local Specialist this morning for a walking tour of the historic town of Kinsale. On to Blarney Castle to kiss the fabled Stone that bestows the 'gift of the gab.' Then head est t illarney t e ate ay t a nificent Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry. (FB, D) Hotel: Killarney Towers

DAY 5 | Ring of Kerry Excursion Enjoy a relaxing morning and free time in Killarney or you can join a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall. Later take in views of the famous 'forty shades of green' as you travel around the Ring of Kerry. This unspoiled area has inspired artists and poets for centuries. (FB) Please Note: The walk travels over wooded paths. While there are no mountains to climb, walkers need to be reasonably fit and ave good al ing s oes or boots sunscreen and raingear. pprox. 3 miles 2 ours.

DAY 6 | Killarney/Cliffs of Moher/ Galway/Connemara (2 Nights) Traveling north, stop for a walk along the iconic Cliffs of Moher which make up part of a tourism trail on the West Coast called the Wild Atlantic Way. These dramatic cliffs rise some 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic. The views of endless ocean are awe-inspiring. The next stop is Galway for an orientation of the city including impressive Galway Cathedral. End the day in Connemara. (FB, D) Hotel: Connemara Coast DAY 7 | Connemara Excursion Discover why some consider this rugged realm of mountains, lakes, rivers and little towns to be the real emerald of Ireland. Stop for a visit to Kylemore Abbey with its beautiful lakeside setting, then gain a Cultural Insight at the Connemara Marble Factory, crafters of Connemara marble for generations. (FB, D) DAY 8 | Connemara/Ashford Castle (Cong) Board ‘The Isle of Innisfree’ for an exclusive cruise on shimmering Lough Corrib. Captain Patrick, Ashford Castle’s Local Specialist, will share his local knowledge as you glide through the peaceful waters. Disembarking, a lone piper will escort you over the drawbridge to Ashford Castle. Tonight gather in the castle’s sumptuous restaurant for an elegantly royal dining experience (gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket). (FB, D) Hotel: Ashford Castle Authentic Accommodations DAY 9 | Cong/Dublin Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and perhaps a stroll on the estate before returning to Dublin. The afternoon is free for last-minute shopping or sightseeing on your own. This evening celebrate a memorable trip as you relish a delicious Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, FD) Hotel: Ballsbridge DAY 10 | Depart Dublin You will be transferred to Dublin Airport where your vacation must come to an end. l n go f ill – goodbye until we meet again! Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

View Galway Cathedral

Co. Kilkenny

Ferry

Visit Powerscourt Gardens, ‘Epic Ireland’ visitor experience, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey

ITINERARY †Travel to Europe often requires an overnight i t. lease arran e i ts t arri e n r before Day 1.

KILLARNEY Blarney

APRIL

Starts Dublin/ Ends Dublin

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

JULY (CONT.)

23 Sun – 2 May Tue $2,375 $800

23 Sun – 1 Aug Tue

$2,595 $890

30 Sun – 9 May Tue $2,475 $800

30 Sun – 8 Aug Tue

$2,595 $890

MAY

AUGUST

7 Sun – 16 May Tue $2,525 $800

6 Sun – 15 Aug Tue

$2,595 $890

14 Sun – 23 May Tue $2,525 $800

13 Sun – 22 Aug Tue

$2,595 $890

21 Sun – 30 May Tue $2,525 $800

20 Sun – 29 Aug Tue $2,595 $890

28 Sun – 6 Jun Tue $2,625 $890

27 Sun – 5 Sep Tue

JUNE

$2,595 $890

SEPTEMBER

4 Sun – 13 Jun Tue

3 Sun – 12 Sep Tue

$2,625 $890

11 Sun – 20 Jun Tue $2,625 $890

10 Sun – 19 Sep Tue

$2,625 $890

18 Sun – 27 Jun Tue $2,625 $890

17 Sun – 26 Sep Tue

$2,625 $890

24 Sun – 3 Oct Tue

$2,525 $800

25 Sun – 4 Jul Tue

$2,625 $890

$2,625 $890

JULY

OCTOBER

2 Sun – 11 Jul Tue

$2,595 $890

1 Sun – 10 Oct Tue

$2,425 $800

9 Sun – 18 Jul Tue

$2,595 $890

8 Sun – 17 Oct Tue

$2,425 $800

16 Sun – 25 Jul Tue $2,595 $890

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. All prices are per person, double room.

*

Book early for great savings – see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Airport transfers: On arrival to Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $71 per person. WiFi: See page 102 for details. Visit www.BrendanVacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION

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KINSALE 1

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

Starts Dublin/ Ends Dublin

GUIDED VACATIONS

Board ‘The Isle of Innisfree’ across the shimmering Lough Corrib to 13th-century Ashford Castle, once home to the famous Guinness family and the highlight of your iconic journey which also includes visits to a deserted 12th-century town in County Kilkenny, the rugged realm of Connemara and forty shades of green in the Ring of Kerry.

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $131 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $66 p.p. Young traveler discount | $250 Triple room discount | $10 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Ashford Castle, Cong Dating back to 1228, iconic Ashford Castle has housed earls, princes and the dynastic Guinness family. Recently reopened after refurbishment, this award-winning Authentic Accommodation is owned and operated by our sister company, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

SIGHTSEEING STOP

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GUIDED VACATIONS

11 DAYS

From

$2,150*

per person (per person double occupancy)

CODE: IREX

2

16 meals 10 full breakfasts 1 lunch (Be My Guest) 5 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Go scavenging with Oonagh and enjoy the fruits of what you’ve found for lunch at the O’Brien’s homey Barrtra Seafood Restaurant overlooking beautiful Liscannor Bay. CULTURAL INSIGHT Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. See traditional craftsmen at work at the Belleek Pottery Visitor Center, one of the oldest working potteries in the world. Visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Explore the tragic history of Ireland’s famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original ships used in the 1800s.

Giant's Causeway

LONDONDERRY Northern Ireland

10 nights Hotel accommodations

BELFAST 1

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin, Belfast and Londonderry/Derry. HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Belleek

For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

Ireland

Kylemore Abbey Connemara

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

DUBLIN 1

2 GALWAY Cliffs of Moher

Lahinch

KILKENNY

2 Ring of Kerry

KILLARNEY

Blarney

City tour in Dublin, Belfast, Londonderry/ Derry Orientation of Galway, Waterford

Co. Wicklow

Ferry

1

1

Waterford

New Ross

Visit the Glasnevin Trust in Dublin, the Titanic Museum, the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Giant’s Causeway, Belleek to see how the famous pottery is made, Kylemore Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the ‘gift of the gab,’ the Crystal Showroom at Waterford, the Famine Ship in New Ross View St Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, Queens University in Belfast, the City Walls and Murals of Londonderry, mystical Connemara, the Cathedral of Galway Scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry CLIFFS OF MOHER

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TRIP PLANNER

ra el t r e ten re ires an erni t i t. lease arran e i ts t arri e n r be re ay . DAY 1 | Arrive Dublin and Afternoon Sightseeing Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sights of Dublin. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this afternoon and view Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. This evening visit Glasnevin Trust for an informative and poignant tour with a Local Specialist where you will hear stories about some of the brave characters from recent Irish history. Enjoy a Welcome Reception of drinks and canapés and get to know your fellow travelers. (WR) Hotel: Mespil DAY 2 | Dublin/Belfast Head northwards to Northern Ireland and the bustling city of Belfast. Meet your Local Specialist ‘Cabbie’ for a trip through the city’s living history in a Black Cab. (FB) Hotel: Park Inn DAY 3 | Belfast/Giant’s Causeway/ Londonderry/Derry (2 Nights) This morning, visit the birthplace of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast Visitor Center for a Cultural Insight into the world’s most famous ship. Then continue your journey along the beautiful Antrim coast road past scenic glens and rugged beaches. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and one of the most iconic natural wonders in the United Kingdom. (FB) Hotel: Everglades DAY 4 | Londonderry/Derry Sightseeing Walk along the 17th-century city walls with your Local Specialist and see the street murals of the Bogside. Known as the People’s Gallery, the murals depict the history of the ‘Troubles.’ The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) DAY 5 | Londonderry/Derry/ Belleek/Galway (2 Nights) Travel south through lush countryside to visit the Belleek Pottery visitor center for a Cultural Insight demonstration to see the craftsmen at work. Arrive later in Galway where you have free time to view the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Maldron DAY 6 | Connemara Excursion Take in the beauty of rugged Connemara with its loughs and mountainous landscape. The region was ca t red in t e fil e iet an it n ayne and Maureen O’Hara. Later arrive at Kylemore Abbey, visit the country’s most romantic castle and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden. (FB)

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FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

DAY 7 | Galway/Cliffs of Moher/ Shannon Estuary Ferry/Killarney (2 Nights) isit t e a nificent li s er and see its history brought to life in the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Enjoy a unique Be My Guest lunch on the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way. Our local friends take you foraging for plants before serving a delicious lunch of local produce. Enjoy views of the dramatic coastline before boarding a ferry to cross the tranquil River Shannon estuary. Travel beautiful Co. Kerry to your hotel in Killarney. After dinner at your hotel consider enjoying the ‘craic’ at a traditional Irish ceilidh. (FB, BG) Hotel: Killarney Towers DAY 8 | Ring of Kerry Excursion Today we experience Ireland’s most scenic and varied coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry–a photographer’s delight. On your journey see Killorglin set on Dingle ay t e l cati n r t e fil yan s a ter l s aniel nnell s a irci een t e fis in illa e of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll’s Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is breathtaking beyond words. (FB, D) DAY 9 | Killarney/Blarney/ Waterford/Kilkenny Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone to attain the ‘gift of the gab.’ Pass Youghal en route to Waterford where you visit the house of Waterford Crystal and watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight demonstration. Arrive later in Kilkenny and see the imposing 12th-century castle. (FB) Hotel: Kilkenny DAY 10 | Kilkenny/New Ross/ Co. Wicklow/Dublin Visit New Ross and see the monument to John F. Kennedy, who visited his ancestral family hometown in 1963. Visit the three-masted Famine Ship Dunbrody and gain a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800s. Travel through the lush Irish countryside of County Wicklow known as the Garden of Ireland. This evening in Dublin, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends. (FB, FD) Hotel: Ballsbridge DAY 11 | Depart Dublin Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travelers at the end of this wonderful Irish experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

Visit www.BrendanVacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

PRICE PP Double Single Starts Dublin/ Room Supp. Ends Dublin Opt.

Starts Dublin/ Ends Dublin APRIL

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

JULY (CONT.)

16 Sun – 26 Apr Wed $2,150 $500 23 Sun – 2 Aug Wed

$2,225 $500

23 Sun – 3 May Wed $2,175 $500 30 Sun – 9 Aug Wed

$2,225 $500

30 Sun – 10 May Wed $2,225 $500 MAY

AUGUST

7 Sun – 17 May Wed

$2,275 $500 6 Sun –16 Aug Wed

$2,225 $500

14 Sun – 24 May Wed $2,275 $500 13 Sun –23 Aug Wed

$2,225 $500

21 Sun – 31 May Wed $2,275 $500 20 Sun –30 Aug Wed

$2,225 $500

28 Sun – 7 Jun Wed

$2,225 $500

JUNE

$2,275 $500 27 Sun – 6 Sep Wed

GUIDED VACATIONS

With a spring in your step and a little Irish zest for life, this journey traversing north and south will introduce you to such natural wonders as Giant’s Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher. Learn all about Belfast’s tumultuous history from a local Cabbie, visit Ireland’s most romantic castle, Kylemore Abbey, and travel through the lush Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow.

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

SEPTEMBER

4 Sun – 14 Jun Wed

$2,275 $500 3 Sun –13 Sep Wed

$2,275 $500

11 Sun – 21 Jun Wed

$2,275 $500 10 Sun – 20 Sep Wed

$2,275 $500

18 Sun – 28 Jun Wed $2,275 $500 17 Sun – 27 Sep Wed

$2,275 $500

25 Sun – 5 Jul Wed

$2,275 $500

JULY

$2,275 $500 24 Sun – 4 Oct Wed OCTOBER

2 Sun – 12 Jul Wed

$2,225 $500 1 Sun – 11 Oct Wed

$2,195 $500

9 Sun – 19 Jul Wed

$2,225 $500 8 Sun – 18 Oct Wed

$2,195 $500

16 Sun – 26 Jul Wed

$2,225 $500 15 Sun –25 Oct Wed

$2,195 $500

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. *

All prices are per person, double room .

Book early for great savings – see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Airport transfers: On arrival to Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am. Treadright: See pages 104 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $79 per person. WiFi: See page 102 for details.

This trip will be operated in partnership with our sister company, Trafalgar.

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $114 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $57 p.p. Young traveler discount | $220 Triple room discount | $10 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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TRAVEL STYLE YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

AMAZING IRELAND

GUIDED VACATIONS

14 DAYS

From

13 nights Hotel accommodations 18 meals 13 full breakfasts 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

$2,750*

per person (per person double occupancy)

CODE: IRMZ

On-trip transport All transportation shown All transfers are shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

Giant’s Causeway

Londonderry

2

BE MY GUEST Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Glenealy Farmhouse near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story. CULTURAL INSIGHT Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. See traditional craftsmen at work at the Belleek Pottery Visitor Center, one of the oldest working potteries in the world. Visit the House of Waterford Crystal. And visit Smithwick’s, Kilkenny’s medieval brewery, to learn about the origins and brewing of Ireland’s oldest beer brand. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin, Belfast and Londonderry.

Northern Ireland

2 BALLYBOFEY BELFAST Belleek

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

Knock

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Dublin, Belfast, Londonderry

Ireland

Connemara Kylemore Abbey

2 GALWAY

DUBLIN

Kilkenny

Cliffs of Moher

New Ross

WATERFORD

2 Ring of Kerry

KILLARNEY Blarney Castle

2

2

1

Orientation of Donegal, Galway, Cork, Waterford Visit the Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Belleek pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, the English market in Cork, the John F. Kennedy Arboretum and the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross, Waterford Crystal

TRIP PLANNER

ra el t r e ten re ires an erni t i t. lease arran e i ts t arri e n r be re ay . DAY 1 | Arrive Dublin (2 Nights) Welcome to Dublin. Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sights of Dublin. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception aboard a canal boat and cruise along Dublin’s 200-year-old Grand Canal. (WR) Hotel: Ballsbridge/ Rochestown Park DAY 2 | Dublin Sightseeing and At Leisure This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist including views of Trinity College, the grand Georgian Squares and Phoenix Park. 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. (FB) DAY 3 | Dublin/Belfast Sightseeing (2 Nights) Head north to the bustling city of Belfast in Northern Ireland. See Queen’s University, City Hall and the Titanic Quarter on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Later visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Center for a Cultural Insight into the world’s most famous ship which was built in this city. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Stormont DAY 4 | Giant’s Causeway Excursion and Belfast At Leisure This morning visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giant’s Causeway. View the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns located on the dramatic and beautiful coastline. Enjoy a free afternoon in Belfast. (FB) DAY 5 | Belfast/Londonderry/Ballybofey (2 Nights) Travel across Nor thern Ireland to Londonderry. Walk along the 17th-century city walls with your insightful Local Specialist and see the street murals of the Bogside. Known as the People’s Gallery, these murals depict the history of the ‘Troubles.’ Later arrive in Ballybofey, County Donegal where you dine tonight. (FB, D) Hotel: Kee’s DAY 6 | Ballybofey Orientation and At Leisure Explore the town of Donegal located at the mouth of the River Eske and Donegal Bay. See the castle which was once the stronghold of the O’Donnell clan. During your free time explore the center of town, known as ‘The Diamond,’ famous for music, poetry and cultural gatherings. (FB) DAY 7 | Ballybofey/Belleek/Knock/Galway (2 Nights) Travel south and stop in Belleek where you will enjoy a Cultural Insight into Irish handcraft. Watch local craftsmen create its famous pottery before stopping to view the impressive Marian Shrine at the pilgrimage town of Knock. Finally continue your journey to Galway. Enjoy some free time to see the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Maldron

View Trinity College, the Georgian Squares and Phoenix Park in Dublin, the Antrim Coast, W.B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff, the Marian Shrine in Knock

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See City Hall in Belfast, the Cathedral of Galway

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$280

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Enjoy a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry KEY: Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception

Cork

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DAY 8 | Connemara Orientation and At Leisure Take in the beauty of rugged Connemara with its loughs and mountainous landscape. The region was ca t red in t e fil e iet an it n ayne and Maureen O’Hara. Later arrive at Kylemore Abbey, where you will visit the restored rooms and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden. (FB) DAY 9 | Galway/Cliffs of Moher/ Scenic Coastal Route/Killarney (2 Nights) isit t e a nificent li s er and see t e ist ry of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Travel through County Clare along a scenic coastal route before arriving at your hotel in Killarney. This evening, why not take in the ‘craic’ at a traditional Irish ceilidh? (FB) Hotel: International DAY 10 | Ring of Kerry Excursion This morning enjoy a scenic drive along Ireland’s most dramatic coastline, the Ring of Kerry. Stop at Moll’s Gap and take a moment to view the marvelous natural scenery. This evening is at leisure. (FB) DAY 11 | Killarney/Blarney/Cork/ Waterford (2 Nights) Today visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone that will bestow the ‘gift of the gab.’ Travel to the city of Cork and enjoy some free time to explore the English Market, which is Ireland’s most famous food market serving Cork since 1788. Later arrive in Waterford for a two-night stay. (FB) Hotel: Marina DAY 12 | County Wexford Excursion to visit the John F. Kennedy Arboretum and Dunbrody Famine Ship Travel through County Wexford this morning to visit the John F. Kennedy Arboretum and take in its plant collection of international standing, beautiful lake and Visitor Center exhibition. Later visit the three-masted Famine Ship Dunbrody for a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800s. Return this afternoon to Waterford. (FB) DAY 13 | Waterford/Kilkenny/Dublin After a leisurely start visit House of Waterford Crystal and enjoy a Cultural Insight demonstration from their skilled craftsmen. Then, travel to the quaint town of Kilkenny for the Smithwick’s Experience, a Cultural Insight into the medieval origins of brewing and the history of Ireland’s oldest beer brand. Later enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at Glenealy Farm with your fellow travelers and Travel Director. (FB, BG) Hotel: Roganstown Hotel & Country Club DAY 14 | Depart Dublin Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travelers at the end of this wonderful Irish experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

Visit www.BrendanVacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

Starts Dublin/ Ends Dublin APRIL

Starts Dublin/ Ends Dublin

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

JULY (CONT.)

22 Sat – 5 May Fri

$2,750 $590

29 Sat – 12 May Fri $2,750 $590 MAY

22 Sat – 4 Aug Fri

$2,775 $590

29 Sat – 11 Aug Fri

$2,775 $590

AUGUST

6 Sat – 19 May Fri

$2,795 $590

13 Sat – 26 May Fri $2,795 $590

5 Sat – 18 Aug Fri

$2,775 $590

12 Sat – 25 Aug Fri

$2,775 $590

20 Sat – 2 Jun Fri

$2,795 $590

19 Sat – 1 Sep Fri

$2,775 $590

27 Sat –9 Jun Fri

$2,795 $590

26 Sat – 8 Sep Fri

$2,795 $590

3 Sat – 16 Jun Fri

$2,795 $590

2 Sat – 15 Sep Fri

$2,795 $590

10 Sat – 23 Jun Fri

$2,795 $590

9 Sat – 22 Sep Fri

$2,795 $590

17 Sat –30 Jun Fri

$2,795 $590

16 Sat –29 Sep Fri

$2,795 $590

24 Sat – 7 Jul Fri

$2,795 $590

23 Sat – 6 Oct Fri

$2,795 $590

30 Sat – 13 Oct Fri

$2,750 $590

JUNE

GUIDED VACATIONS

Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Ireland, from the medieval city of Waterford in the south to the northern mythical land of Finn MacCool, the giant whose ‘causeway’ enjoys World Heritage Site status. Dance your way through the cities of Belfast and Dublin, learn about Ireland’s traditional Smithwick’s beer, and explore the country’s most famous food market serving Cork since 1788.

ITINERARY

SEPTEMBER

JULY

1 Sat – 14 Jul Fri

$2,775 $590

8 Sat – 21 Jul Fri

$2,775 $590

15 Sat – 28 Jul Fri

$2,775 $590

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102 *

All prices are per person, double room .

Book early for great savings – see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Airport transfers: On arrival to Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am. Treadright: See pages 104 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $100 per person. WiFi: See page 102 for details.

This trip will be operated in partnership with our sister company, Trafalgar.

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $140 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $70 p.p. Young traveler discount | $270 Triple room discount | $20 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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BEST OF SCOTLAND

7 DAYS

From

$1,625*

per person (per person double occupancy)

CODE: BBOS

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE 6 nights Hotel accommodations 10 meals 6 full breakfasts 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown (including ferries) All transfers shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Join the Wood family at their 15th-century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes. CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit Glengoyne, known as Scotland’s most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and a tasting of their unique Highland single malt whisky. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Edinburgh. HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS Isle of Skye

Eilean Donan Castle

Culloden

Loch Ness Ferry

City tour in Edinburgh

Mallaig

Orientation of Glasgow, Stirling

2 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Ben Nevis

Pitlochry

Glencoe

Visit Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Culloden Battlefield, Stirling Castle

TRIP PLANNER

DAY 1 | Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights) On arrival, relax and explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception, which includes a light meal and drinks. (WR) Hotel: Novotel City Center DAY 2 | Edinburgh Sightseeing This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo. (FB) DAY 3 | Edinburgh/St. Andrews/ Pitlochry/Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Continue north across the Tay at Dundee, to visit Pitlochry, a charming village on the banks of the River Tummel. Explore the village or join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore DAY 4 | Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highlands Excursion This morning travel to the coast and take a ferry to Skye from Mallaig to Armadale. Drive the Sleat Peninsula and admire the spectacular scenery before stopping for time to have lunch. Cross over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle. Continue past the Scottish Highlands' l c s and lens and isit ll den battlefield site t e final c n r ntati n in s ac bite risin and also part of the Britain's religious civil war. Later return to your hotel in Newtonmore. (FB, D)

View the 18th green at St Andrews, the Glenfinnan Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe, People’s Palace and Winter Gardens and George Square in Glasgow

DAY 5 | Scottish Highlands/Glencoe/ Glasgow (2 Nights) Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe, ‘Glen of the Weeping,’ site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalized in the wellknown Scottish song, to the lively city of Glasgow. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu/Hilton Strathclyde DAY 6 | Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion Start your day with a Glasgow orientation, including views of the grand People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, opened in 1898, the impressive George Square as well as the River Clyde, former heart of shipbuilding. Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city. Later visit Stirling Castle, a symbol of national pride and once a place of great power. See the ‘Stirling Heads’ and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms. From the walls view the Wallace Monument – dedicated to Sir illia allace and erl in t e battlefield of Stirling Bridge. Later travel into Trossachs National Park. Here enjoy a Cultural Insight into whisky making and a 'wee dram' at Glengoyne Whisky Distillery. Tonight, experience a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of Loch Ard. (FB, BG) DAY 7 | Depart Glasgow After a hearty Scottish breakfast, bid farewell to your Travel Director and companions as your vacation in Scotland comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Visit www.BrendanVacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. This trip will be operated in partnership with our sister company, Trafalgar.

EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO AUGUST 4-26, 2017 ne of t e most spectacular annual events is t e dinburg attoo. t is simply not to be missed. Military bands from all over t e orld ta e to t e esplanade of dinburg astle to play rousing tunes culminating in t e aunting bugle call of t e ast ost. e attoo is run for c aritable causes and as donated over million to military and civilian c arities and organi ations. Brendan includes tickets and arrangements for our guests for every trip in this brochure that stays in Edinburgh during the Tattoo dates above.

St. Andrews Stirling

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

Starts Edinburgh/ Ends Glasgow APRIL

Starts Edinburgh/ Ends Glasgow

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

JULY (CONT.)

23 Sun – 29 Apr Sat $1,625 $290 30 Sun – 6 May Sat $1,650 $290 MAY

23 Sun – 29 Jul Sat

$1,725 $290

30 Sun – 5 Aug Sat

$1,725 $290

AUGUST

7 Sun – 13 May Sat $1,650 $290

3 Thu – 9 Aug Wed

$1,925 $290

14 Sun – 20 May Sat $1,650 $290

6 Sun – 12 Aug Sat

$1,925 $290

21 Sun – 27 May Sat $1,650 $290

10 Thu – 16 Aug Wed $1,925 $290

28 Sun – 3 Jun Sat

13 Sun – 19 Aug Sat

$1,650 $290

$1,925 $290

GUIDED VACATIONS

The land of the ancients – cliff-top castles, standing stones and Rob Roy. Travel from Scotland’s literary capital, Edinburgh, to feisty Glasgow, the heart and home of golf, St. Andrews, and the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for a well-deserved ‘wee dram.’

ITINERARY †Travel to Europe often requires an overnight i t. lease arran e i ts t arri e n r before Day 1.

17 Thu – 23 Aug Wed $1,925 $290 JUNE

20 Sun – 26 Aug Sat

$1,925 $290 $1,795 $290

4 Sun – 10 Jun Sat

$1,650 $290

27 Sun – 2 Sep Sat

11 Sun – 17 Jun Sat

$1,650 $290

SEPTEMBER

18 Sun – 24 Jun Sat $1,650 $290

3 Sun – 9 Sep Sat

$1,650 $290

25 Sun – 1 Jul Sat

10 Sun – 16 Sep Sat

$1,650 $290

17 Sun – 23 Sep Sat

$1,650 $290

24 Sun – 30 Sep Sat

$1,650 $290

$1,650 $290

JULY

2 Sun – 8 Jul Sat

$1,725 $290

OCTOBER

9 Sun – 15 Jul Sat

$1,725 $290

1 Sun – 7 Oct Sat

$1,650 $290

8 Sun – 14 Oct Sat

$1,650 $290

16 Sun – 22 Jul Sat $1,725 $290

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. All prices are per person, double room.

*

Book early for great savings – see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Airport transfers: On arrival to Edinburgh Airpor t transfers will operate at 9 am, 11:30 am and 2 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airpor t at 7 am and 9 am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $50 per person. WiFi: See page 102 for details.

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EDINBURGH

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Scotland

$193

12 Jan 2017 | Save 10% 28 Feb 2017 | Save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 | Save 5% For details on Brendan’s great savings, see page 42

KEY: Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception

FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $96 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $48 p.p. Young traveler discount | $170 Triple room discount | $10 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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GUIDED VACATIONS

15 DAYS

From

$3,150

per person (per person double occupancy)

CODE: BIAS

*

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE 14 nights Hotel accommodations 20 meals 14 full breakfasts 6 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown, All transfers shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST

It’s 1930s Ireland revisited. Visit the working farms of Muckross, taking you back to a time of traditional farming where you’ll meet the families who plow the land, learn how to churn butter and dine in the Quilles Farmhouse against the backdrop of the lakes of Killarney.

CULTURAL INSIGHT

d ire reland s finest t r breds at the Irish National Stud Farm. Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. Learn how Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. And visit Glengoyne, known as Scotland’s most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and a tasting of their unique Highland single malt whisky.

ISLE OF SKYE 1

Culloden 1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Loch Ness Mallaig

Ferry

Pitlochry

Glencoe

Loch St. Andrews Lomond GLASGOW

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Galway

DUBLIN 2

Kildare

Limerick WATERFORD 1

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Blarney

Scotland

Larne

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For included sightseeing in Dublin, Londonderry/Derry, Belfast and Edinburgh.

HIDDEN TREASURE

Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

EDINBURGH

Giant’s Causeway LONDONDERRY 1 Donegal

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Cairnryan Ferry

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Dublin, Londonderry/Derry, Belfast, Edinburgh Orientation of Waterford, Limerick, Galway, Glasgow Visit the Irish National Stud the Waterford Crystal showroom, Blarney Castle, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Museum, Pitlochry, Edinburgh Castle View Galway Cathedral, Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, the 18th green at St. Andrews See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park in Dublin, King John’s castle in Limerick, Loch Lomond Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

ra el t r e ten re ires an erni t i t. lease arran e i ts t arri e n r be re ay . DAY 1 | Arrive Dublin (2 Nights) Welcome to the Emerald Isle. Spend your day relaxing and enjoying the sights. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Irish pub – the perfect introduction to Dublin. (WR) Hotel: Mespil DAY 2 | Dublin Sightseeing 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. (FB) DAY 3 | Dublin/Kildare/Waterford 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. This afternoon visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight demonstration and tour of the workshop. (FB) Hotel: Dooleys DAY 4 | Waterford/Blarney/Killarney (2 Nights) 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. (FB, BG) Hotel: Killarney Towers DAY 5 | Ring of Kerry Excursion Today we experience Ireland’s most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the ‘Ring erry. ee aniel nnell s a irci een t e fis in 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. (FB) DAY 6 | Killarney/Limerick/Galway/Ballina 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. (FB, D) Hotel: Ballina 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’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.’ (FB) Hotel: Everglades 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 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 Center for a Cultural Insight into the history of the world’s most famous ship. (FB) Hotel: Europa

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$358

12 Jan 2017 | Save 10% 28 Feb 2017 | Save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 | Save 5% For details on Brendan’s great savings, see page 42

KEY: Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception

FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

DAY 9 | Belfast/Glasgow (2 Nights) 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. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Center DAY 10 | Glasgow Orientation Your morning orientation tour of Glasgow includes ie s t e a nificent e r e are and t e i er 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.’ (FB) DAY 11 | Glasgow/Glencoe/Isle of Skye Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalized in the well-known Scottish song, towards t e site t e assacre lenc e len t e Weeping.’ Pass Fort William at the foot of Britain’s i est ntain en e is. t lenfinnan see t e n ent t t e final ac bite isin as ell as t e famous viaduct which was featured in the Harry tter fil s. r ss by erry t t e breat ta in sle of Skye where you dine tonight in your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Dunollie DAY 12 | Isle of Skye/Loch Ness/Culloden/ Scottish Highlands View Eilean Donan Castle before traveling along the banks of Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the elusive nster. t and ie ll den battlefield ere Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the Redcoats, ending his aspirations to the throne. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Highlander DAY 13 | Scottish Highlands/Pitlochry/ St. Andrews/Edinburgh (2 Nights) Stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before heading to the historic town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. 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? (FB) Hotel: Novotel City Center DAY 14 | Edinburgh Sightseeing 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 travelers this evening for a memorable Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) DAY 15 | Depart Edinburgh Say goodbye to your Travel Director and companions at the end of an unforgettable Celtic vacation. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Please Note: otels in t e cottis ig lands and on t e sle of ye are generally simpler establis ments typical of t e region. n uly and ugust accommodations on t e sle of ye may be substituted it accommodations on t e mainland. ll sig tseeing ill remain the same as per the itinerary.

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $179 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $89 p.p. Young traveler discount | $330 Triple room discount | $10 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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APRIL

Starts Dublin/ Ends Edinburgh

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

JULY (CONT.)

15 Sat – 29 Apr Sat $3,150 $700

22 Sat –5 Aug Sat

$3,575 $700

22 Sat – 6 May Sat $3,250 $700

24 Mon – 7 Aug Mon

$3,575 $700

29 Sat –13 May Sat $3,295 $700

29 Sat –12 Aug Sat

$3,575 $700

31 Mon – 14 Aug Mon $3,575 $700 MAY

AUGUST

6 Sat – 20 May Sat $3,295 $700

5 Sat – 19 Aug Sat

$3,575 $700

13 Sat – 27 May Sat $3,295 $700

7 Mon – 21 Aug Mon

$3,575 $700

20 Sat –3 Jun Sat

12 Sat – 26 Aug Sat

$3,575 $700

19 Sat – 2 Sep Sat

$3,425 $700

26 Sat – 9 Sep Sat

$3,350 $700

$3,295 $700

27 Sat – 10 Jun Sat $3,295 $700

JUNE

GUIDED VACATIONS

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.

ITINERARY

SEPTEMBER

3 Sat – 17 Jun Sat

$3,295 $700

2 Sat – 16 Sep Sat

$3,295 $700

10 Sat – 24 Jun Sat $3,295 $700

9 Sat –23 Sep Sat

$3,295 $700

17 Sat – 1 Jul Sat

$3,295 $700

16 Sat – 30 Sep Sat

$3,295 $700

24 Sat – 8 Jul Sat

$3,325 $700

23 Sat –7 Oct Sat

$3,295 $700

30 Sat – 14 Oct Sat

$3,250 $700

JULY

OCTOBER

1 Sat – 15 Jul Sat

$3,395 $700

8 Sat – 22 Jul Sat

$3,395 $700

15 Sat – 29 Jul Sat

$ 3,395 $700

7 Sat – 21 Oct Sat

$3,250 $700

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. *

All prices are per person, double room .

Book early for great savings – see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Edinburgh Tattoo August 4-26, 2017: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates. Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Edinburgh Airport at 7 am and 9 am. Treadright: See pages 104 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $107 per person. WiFi: See page 102 for details. Visit www.BrendanVacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. This trip will be operated in partnership with our sister company, Trafalgar.

SIGHTSEEING STOP

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SCOTLAND'S HIGHLANDS, ISLANDS & CITIES

GUIDED VACATIONS

13 DAYS

From

$3,175*

per person (per person double occupancy)

CODE: BHLD

12 nights Hotel accommodations 18 meals 12 full breakfasts 1 lunch (Be My Guest) 5 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including ferries) All transfers shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Join the Wood family at their 15th-century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes. CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a whisky tour and tasting at a local distillery. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Edinburgh. HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Orkney Islands Ferry

2 THURSO

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Edinburgh

Dunrobin Castle

Orientation of Dundee, Inverness, Orkney Islands, Stirling, Glasgow

Ullapool

ISLE OF SKYE

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Ferry

Culloden

Scotland

INVERNESS Mallaig

Pitlochry

Fort William

2 Isle of Mull Iona Ferry

BALLACHULISH Loch Lomond

For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

Glamis Castle

DUNDEE

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EDINBURGH Bannockburn GLASGOW Melrose

Visit Edinburgh Castle, Glamis Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, Dunrobin Castle, John O’Groats, Skara Brae, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Isle of Mull, Isle of Iona, St. Mungo’s Cathedral in Glasgow, Stirling Castle View Jedburgh Abbey, the 18th green at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe See Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, the Battlefield at Bannockburn

ITINERARY ra el t r e ten re ires an erni t i t. lease arran e i ts t arri e n r be re ay . DAY 1 | Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights) Relax or explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception, which includes a true Scottish welcome with local specialties. (WR) Hotel: Novotel City Center DAY 2 | Edinburgh Sightseeing This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo. (FB) DAY 3 | Excursion to The Borders This morning view the remarkably intact ruins of the 12th-century Jedburgh Abbey as well as the neighboring Melrose Abbey, where the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is said to rest, before following the River Tweed back to Edinburgh. (FB) DAY 4 | Edinburgh/St. Andrews/ Glamis Castle/Dundee Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Visit Glamis Castle, former home of the Queen Mother, birthplace of Princess Margaret, and the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and free time to enjoy the beautiful gardens. Later arrive in Dundee, a waterfront city in t e ay st ary ic is t e s first ity of Design. (FB) Hotel: Apex City Quay DAY 5 | Dundee/Pitlochry/ Culloden/Inverness This morning, gain a Cultural Insight into whisky distilling by visiting a local distillery for a tour and a ‘wee dram.’ Travel through untamed Scottish landscapes and the rugged Cairngorm Mountains. Visit the site of the Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army was defeated in 1746. Lately, the site has been featured in Diane Gabaldon’s ficti nal n el ‘Outlander.’ Arrive later in Inverness. (FB) Hotel: The Columba DAY 6 | Inverness/Loch Ness/ Thurso (2 Nights) Admire the beauty of Loch Ness, home of the fabled monster, en route to visit Dunrobin Castle. Dunrobin Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Sutherland and resembles a French château with its towering conical spires. Stroll through the formal gardens, inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Royal

DAY 8 | Thurso/Ullapool/Isle of Skye Enjoy a scenic drive along the stunning north west c astline. isit t e aint fis in illa e lla l. View the impressive Eilean Donan Castle before crossing to the picturesque Isle of Skye. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Kings Arms DAY 9 | Isle of Skye/Ballachulish (2 Nights) Enjoy a scenic drive to take your ferry from the sle ye t allai . ee t e lenfinnan iad ct ic as eat red in t e arry tter fil s. t rt William, see Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, in all its glory before arriving in Ballachulish for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Ballachulish DAY 10 | Mull and Iona Excursion Sail from Oban, across the mouth of Loch Linnhe, to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. Enjoy a scenic drive across the remote island to Fionnphort for a short ferry crossing to the island of Iona. Visit Iona Abbey, a beautifully preserved medieval abbey, and the ancient burial ground of many Scottish Kings at Rèilig Odhrain. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) DAY 11 | Ballachulish/Glasgow (2 Nights) This morning, travel south through Glencoe, ‘Glen of the Weeping,’ site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalized in the well-known Scottish song, before arriving in Glasgow. Your orientation tour includes views of t e a nificent e r e are and t e i er lyde former heart of the shipbuilding industry, as well as a visit to St. Mungo’s Cathedral. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Theatreland DAY 12 | Stirling Castle and Bannockburn Excursion This morning enjoy a guided visit of the historic Stirling Castle and explore the Royal Palace of King James V. See the Stirling Heads making your way to nearby Bannockburn – the site of the famous battle between King Robert Bruce of Scotland and Edward II of England. Enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Lunch on a working Scottish farm with your companions and Travel Director and after you’ll have free time to further explore Glasgow. (FB, BG)

DAY 13 | Depart Glasgow Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your wonderful vacation draws to a close. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Please Note: otels in t e cottis ig lands and on t e sle of ye are generally simpler establis ments typical of t e region. n uly and ugust accommodations on the Isle of Skye may be substituted with accommodations on t e mainland. ll sig tseeing ill remain t e same as per t e itinerary.

TRIP PLANNER Starts Edinburgh/ Ends Glasgow

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

MAY

Starts Edinburgh/ Ends Glasgow

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AUGUST

8 Mon – 20 May Sat $3,175 $540

5 Sat – 17 Aug Thu

$3,550 $540

15 Mon – 27 May Sat $3,175 $540

7 Mon – 19 Aug Sat

$3,550 $540

29 Mon – 10 Jun Sat $3,175 $540

12 Sat – 24 Aug Thu

$3,550 $540

14 Mon – 26 Aug Sat

$3,550 $540

12 Mon – 24 Jun Sat $3,175 $540

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$3,550 $540

19 Mon – 1 Jul Sat

21 Mon – 2 Sep Sat

$3,550 $540

JUNE

$3,175 $540

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3 Mon – 15 Jul Sat

$3,275 $540

4 Mon – 16 Sep Sat

$3,175 $540

17 Mon – 29 Jul Sat $3,275 $540

11 Mon – 23 Sep Sat

$3,175 $540

31 Mon – 12 Aug Sat $3,395 $540

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. All prices are per person, double room.

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Book early for great savings - see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Edinburgh Tattoo August 4-26, 2017 We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates. Airport transfers: On arrival to Edinburgh Airport transfers will operate at 9 am, 11:30 am and 2 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7 am and 9 am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $92 per person. WiFi: See page 102 for details.

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$355

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DAY 7 | Orkney Islands Excursion Visit John O’Groats, then take the ferry from Gills Bay across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Island of South Ronaldsay. See the Churchill Barriers, built as part of naval defense to protect the anchorage at Scapa Flow during World War II. Visit the ornate Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war. Visit Skara Brae and walk through the remains of the famous Neolithic village. See the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar en route to visit Viking Kirkwall before crossing the sea back to the mainland. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D)

GUIDED VACATIONS

Scotland’s arresting natural beauty and centuries-old heritage are the highlights of this adventure that will see you visit the isles of Skye and Mull, the Orkney Islands and the beauty of Loch Ness. View the remarkably intact ruins of Melrose Abbey, where the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is said to rest, and see Glamis Castle, the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

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Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $178 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $89 p.p. Young traveler discount | $330 Triple room discount | $10 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Visit www.BrendanVacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. This trip will be operated in partnership with our sister company, Trafalgar.

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TRAVEL STYLE

HIGHLAND TRAIL INSPIRED BY OUTLANDER

GUIDED VACATIONS

13 DAYS

$3,050

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12 nights Hotel accommodations 18 meals 12 full breakfasts 1 lunch (Be My Guest) 5 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including ferries) All transfers shown

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Join the Wood family at their 15thcentury historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes. CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the Highland Folk Museum which brings Highland history to life showcasing how the 18th-century Highlander lived and worked. LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing of historic Edinburgh.

Orkney Islands Ferry

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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THURSO

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS Ullapool

ISLE OF SKYE

Ferry

City tour in Edinburgh Orientation of Dundee, Inverness, Orkney Islands, Glasgow, Stirling

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Culloden

Castle Fraser

INVERNESS Mallaig Fort William

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Glencoe

DUNDEE Stirling Falklands Castle

Doune Castle

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View Inverness Castle, Eilean Donan Castle See Ben Nevis, Loch Lomond, the Battlefield at Bannockburn

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Bannockburn

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Newtonmore

BALLACHULISH

Visit Edinburgh Castle, 18th green at St. Andrews, the Culloden Battlefield, John O’Groats, Skara Brae, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Newtonmore, Stirling Castle, St. Mungo’s Cathedral

ITINERARY ra el t r e ten re ires an erni t i t. lease arran e i ts t arri e n r be re ay . DAY 1 | Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights) Welcome to Edinburgh and the start of your Highland trail to discover more about the Outlander series and the characters in it. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception for a true Scottish welcome with local specialties. (WR) Hotel: Novotel City Center DAY 2 | Edinburgh Sightseeing Today enjoy the main sights with a Local Specialist including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, followed by a special Outlander walking tour where you will discover more places mentioned in the story. During free time perhaps explore the Royal Mile and pop into The World’s End – one of the taverns mentioned in the novel. (FB) DAY 3 | Outlander Excursion to the Kingdom of Fife is rnin isit lac ness astle fil in location for Fort William in Season 1. Then travel through Fife, setting for many of the Outlander fil in l cati ns. isit t e illa e al land stand in for 1940s Inverness, where Claire’s story begins. Stop at the Mrs. Covenanter Hotel which was Mrs. Baird’s B&B in the series. Finish the day with a visit t lr ss ic as t e l cati n r t e ficti nal village of Cranesmuir. See Claire’s herb garden and Geillis Duncan’s home in the beautifully preserved 16th-century town center. (FB) DAY 4 | Edinburgh/St. Andrews/Dundee Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews, the home of golf and Scotland’s oldest university. Later arrive in the city of Dundee for an overnight stay and see the Tay Rail Bridge and RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic exploration vessel. (FB) Hotel: Apex City Quay DAY 5 | Dundee/Castle Fraser/Inverness Today visit Castle Fraser, an atmospheric baronial castle dating back to the 15th century and ancestral home of the Fraser family. Explore the gardens and enjoy panoramic views from the round tower. Arrive later in the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. (FB) Hotel: The Columba DAY 6 | Inverness/Culloden/Thurso (2 Nights) This morning visit the poignant site of the Battle of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Highlander army was defeated. The modern Visitor Center brings to life what happened on April 16, 1746 and how this brief 30-minute battle impacted

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$328

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Scotland KEY: Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception

FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

c ttis ist ry. i nificantly t is is als t e e ent in Outlander which forces Claire and Jamie to say their goodbyes. Later consider taking a cruise along Loch Ness before making your way through scenic countryside to the most northerly town in mainland Scotland, Thurso. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Royal

‘Stirling Heads’ and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument – dedicated to Sir William Wallace and erl in t e battlefield tirlin rid e de icted in t e fil ra e eart. ie t e site t e attle of Bannockburn before arriving in Glasgow. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Theatreland

DAY 7 | Orkney Islands Excursion At John O’Groats, take the ferry across the Pentland Fir th to the Orkney Island of South Ronaldsay. Orkney is home to the legend of the mythological creature the Scottish Selkie. This seal sheds its skin to walk on land disguised as a human and forms part of an important folk tale explained in Outlander. Stop at Skara Brae and walk through the remains of this famous Neolithic village. See the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar en route to visit Viking Kirkwall before crossing the sea back to the mainland. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D)

DAY 12 | Glasgow Orientation/Linlithgow Palace Excursion This afternoon your orientation of Glasgow includes the a nificent t. n s at edral fil l cati n in t e second season for L’Hopital des Anges, the Parisian Hospital Claire volunteers at and puts her medicine knowledge to use. This morning travel to Linlithgow Palace, stand in for the prison entrance and corridors of Wentworth Prison where Jamie was imprisoned in Season 1. Later experience a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Lunch on a working Scottish farm. (FB, BG)

DAY 8 | Thurso/Ullapool/Isle of Skye isit t e aint fis in t n lla l and see the herring port designed by Thomas Telford. Travel through lochs and glens and stop to view the impressive Eilean Donan Castle before crossing to the picturesque Isle of Skye. Hear tales of Flora MacDonald who was a Jacobite heroine and played a part in the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie ‘over the sea to Skye.’ Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Kings Arms DAY 9 | Isle of Skye/Ballachulish (2 Nights) Leave the picturesque Isle of Skye on a ferry to Mallaig. ra el t rt illia ia t e i ressi e lenfinnan Viaduct. At Fort William see Ben Nevis, which is Britain’s highest mountain. Arrive in Ballachulish for a relaxing two night stay. (FB) Hotel: Ballachulish DAY 10 | Highland Folk Museum Excursion Travel back in time with a visit to the Highland Folk se t at as sed as a fil l cati n d rin ent t e fi t e is de eas n . n y a Cultural Insight into Highland rural culture since the 18th century when you view the extensive collection of artifacts. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) DAY 11 | Ballachulish/Glencoe/Doune Castle/Stirling Castle/Bannockburn/ Glasgow (2 Nights) Travel through the breathtaking ‘Glen of the Weeping’ at Glencoe. Visit Doune Castle, the spectacular t cent ry c rtyard castle as t e fil l cati n for Castle Leoch in the TV series. It was here that Claire was hosted by the Mackenzie Clan when she arrived in Scotland in 1743. Visit Stirling Castle, which is a symbol of Scottish national pride. See the

Other Savings: Past guest discount | Save up to $164 p.p. Multiple trip discount | Save up to $82 p.p. Young traveler discount | $310 Triple room discount | $10 p.p. RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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GUIDED VACATIONS

No need to touch the stones of Craigh na Dun to go back in time on this Outlander-inspired trail through the Scottish Highlands. Trace the footsteps of Claire and Jamie to the ancestral home of Clan Fraser and visit Doune Castle, the setting for Clan Mackenzie’s Castle Leoch, and the charming village of Fife featured in several Outlander scenes.

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

DAY 13 | Depart Glasgow Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your Highland Trail inspired by Outlander draws to a close. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Please Note: otels in t e cottis ig lands and on t e sle of ye are generally simpler establis ments typical of t e region. n uly and ugust accommodations on t e sle of ye may be substituted it accommodations on t e mainland. ll sig tseeing ill remain t e same as per t e itinerary.

TRIP PLANNER Starts Edinburgh/ Ends Glasgow

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

MAY

Starts Edinburgh/ Ends Glasgow

PRICE PP Double Single Room Supp. Opt.

JULY

22 Mon – 3 Jun Sat $3,050 $540

JUNE

10 Mon – 22 Jul Sat

$3,150 $540

24 Mon – 5 Aug Sat

$3,150 $540

AUGUST

5 Mon – 17 Jun Sat $3,075 $540 26 Mon – 8 Jul Sat

28 Mon – 9 Sep Sat

$3,275 $540

$3,075 $540

MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Brendan guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 102. *

All prices are per person, double room .

Book early for great savings – see page 42. Extra nights’ accommodations page 43. Airport transfers: On arrival at Edinburgh Airport transfers will operate at 9 am, 11:30 am and 2 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7 am and 9 am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $92 per person. WiFi: See page 102 for details. Visit www.brendanvacations.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. This trip will be operated in partnership with our sister company, Trafalgar.

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WELCOMING BACK PAST GUESTS

WELCOME SOLO TRAVELER

Our guests are core to who we are. To thank you for your loyalty, we offer 5% off your next vacation. Let us take you to your destination of choice or visit our sister brands for inspiration: ttc.com/loyalty

Solo travelers have different tastes. Some choose to save by sharing a room with a fellow solo traveler (see Shared Rooming), others opt for the privacy of a single room and gladly cover related single supplements.

BOOK TWO OR MORE TRIPS How about booking two or more trips and saving up to 2.5%? The more trips you book, the more you save. If they’re seven days or longer and you book multiple trips for one vacation period, we offer you greater savings. TRIPLE SHARE Save when three of you travel together. If you book a triple room, enjoy discounts for all three guests. We also offer quad rooms on our Family Experiences. YOUNG TRAVELER Share the spirit of wanderlust with younger members of the family. On many trips, young travelers (5 -17 years old) enjoy up to 10% off when accompanying an adult. TRAVEL WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS More friends? In a group of 5–9, get 5% off per person, which may be combined with other discounts. More than 10 of you? Contact us to ask about even bigger discounts, savings and our free trip policy.

Special-Rate Solo Rooming Part of our drive is to make it easier to travel solo. On certain departures, the standard single supplement is discounted: up to 100% off. Shared Rooming Save by pairing up with a fellow traveler (of the same gender) in a non-smoking, twin room. Pay for a twin room only, with no single supplement. If we can’t pair you up, stay in a single room at no extra cost.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION Travel Protection Brendan’s Travel Protection provides benefits r tri cancellati n ri r t tra el r any reas n l s benefits ile traveling for interruptions, trip and baggage delays and more. For more information, see our Protection plan on page 105. Deposit Protection Life happens. If you are forced to cancel your booking, instead of losing your deposit, we will keep it as a $200 credit. We’ll honor this amount on any future tri r t fi e years.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent, of course) as soon as enough guests are booked. Look out for the green check � when browsing prices and dates on www.BrendanVacations.com Pay-in-full Conditions: er person. ese arly ayment iscounts apply to t e land portion of selected uided acations and departures. ee itinerary pages. an be combined it ot er discounts ere applicable. ay your deposit en boo ing and t e balance by t e date s o n. ffer is sub ect to availability exclusions may apply and t e offer may be it dra n it out notice. ee page 2 for full conditions. General Conditions: iscounts only apply to t e land portion of your uided acation and are not applicable it t e special solo rooming discount extra nig ts accommodations optional extensions airfares taxes and fees flig t supplements surc arges and airport transfers. ometimes more t an one discount can apply. ast guest savings are available after your initial trip is completed. avings limited to one per trip and applied to t e ig er priced of t o trips if you boo t o at once. oo t o or more trips applies to uided acations boo ed simultaneously savings are applied to t e s ortest trips not available on our reasures of reland uided acation. roups are limited to one group per coac not available on our astles & Manors trip also not available it our special solo rooming discount. oung travelers limited to one discount per room t o for amily xperiences . oung ravelers must be aged at time of travel and discount. riple rooms are suitable for t o adults and one c ild t ree adults may find rooms too small as t ey often ave one double and one folda ay bed and limited suitcase space . riple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. uad rooms are available on our amily xperience vacations. uad rooms are suitable for t o adults and t o c ildren bot aged or younger . ared rooming is not applicable on our astles & Manors trip. acations ave a limited number of single rooms. olo travel is not accepted on our amily xperience vacations unless traveling as part of a family group. eposit protection travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. oes not apply if you previously received a full refund. e reserve t e rig t to validate past boo ing status. f for any reason you do not travel t is credit remains for future use for five years.

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EXTEND YOUR STAY

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

We offer exclusive discounted rates (below) to help you extend your stay at the hotel where your vacation starts or ends. Ask your travel agent to make the reservation when you book your rendan acati n y ll find t e tel details n y r acati n s itinerary page. Transfers are not included when you extend your stay with this offer, but Brendan can provide door-to-door airport/ hotel transfers (see table below for prices). City

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DUBLIN Ballsbridge*†

$187

$137

$55

Clayton Ballsbridge*†

$193

$133

$55

Clayton Leopardstown

$184

$133

$55

Fitzpatrick Castle

$173

$122

$60

Maldron Parnell Square

$269

$176

$55

Mespil*†

$157

$116

$55

Radisson Blu St Helens

$303

$176

$55

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

$193

$142

$55

Sandymount*†

$183

$143

$55

Holiday Inn *†

$214

$137

$35

Novotel City Centre*†

$192

$147

$35

Hilton Strathclyde

$177

$117

$40

Holiday Inn Theatreland

$163

$123

$40

Radisson Blu

$165

$115

$40

$133

$91

$50

All Brendan guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle coach on the arrival and departure day of their ided acati n at t e ti es s ecified n t e indi id al itinerary a es. ny ests se i t ti es d n t c incide it t e shuttle coach 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 providing they also purchase the additional pre and/or post vacation hotel night(s) from Brendan (see left for details and prices). ote t at ig t timings must be provided to rendan no fe er t an 2 days before ig t departure. lease see belo for rendan s transfer terms and conditions.

EUROPEAN GATEWAY

FREE TRANSFER INBOUND

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Dublin

8:30 am, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm 7:00 am, 9:00 am & 11:00 am

Edinburgh

9:00 am, 11:30 am & 2:00 pm 7:00 am & 9:00 am

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7:00 am & 9:00 am

Shannon

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7:00 am & 9:00 am

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GLASGOW

LIMERICK Greenhills Hotel

ll prices are per person per nig t based on t in room accommodations it private facilities. e price includes otel taxes and service c arges. argeable transfer prices are per person one ay. lig t information must be provided to rendan at t e time of boo ing and no fe er t an 2 days before flig t departure. argeable transfers are by car or minibus you ill be met after clearing customs and escorted to your vehicle. *Seasonal supplements apply. †Certain days of the week attract a supplement. lease note rendan ill not be responsible for any missed or unused transfers for any reason.

WHY REGISTER? Every moment matters. To ensure that your trip runs smoothly and we deliver the very best, personalized experience, we require all our guests to register on our new travel portal, before they depart for their vacation. This ensures that we have the information we need to make every moment of your journey special and hassle-free. We’ll personalize your trip and accommodate dietary or rooming requirements Make your vacation hassle-free, from hotel check-ins to passport and security checks Register your emergency contact details, in the unlikely event they’re required Simply log in and activate your registration at brendanvacations.com/registration

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TRAVEL STYLE

PRIVATE CHAUFFEUR

IRISH CITIES, LANDSCAPES & CASTLES

CUSTOMIZABLE FAVORITE DUBLIN TO SHANNON

Land package from

$4,110*

YOUR FULLY-CUSTOMIZABLE SAMPLE ITINERARY DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

Welcome to Dublin! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by your private chauffeur. This afternoon, your voyage of discovery begins with a tour of Ireland’s capital city. Visit stately St. Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1190, tour Dublin’s Georgian squares with their brightly colored doors, and walk the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College to its unique world treasure, the ornate 8th-century Book of Kells. The rest of the day is free.

per person

DAY 2 | BOYNE VALLEY EXCURSION

Travel to the Boyne Valley in County Meath. This river valley was the cradle of Irish civilization, and it suppor ted a sophisticated society in Neolithic times. Witness this when you stop at the Brú na Bóinne Center to visit one of the Megalithic Passage Tombs at Newgrange or Knowth. These stunning structures predate both the Pyramids of Egypt and England’s Stonehenge. After your visit, return to the city, where the balance of the day is at leisure.

@jessicarose410 Enjoying some local Irish music in Killarney. These guys were awesome! #Tuatha #GreatCraic #IrishHoneymoon #TheSchaubsTakeIreland #MyBrendanStory

DAY 3 | DUBLIN / WATERFORD

Heading out of Dublin, stop to visit Powerscour t Estate’s glorious formal gardens. Originally created in the 1740s, the superb blend of sweeping terraces, fine statuary, ornamental lakes, rambling walks, and walled gardens are a magnificent sight to behold. Next, visit Glendalough, the “Valley of the Two Lakes,” famous for its early monastic ruins and scenic setting. Be sure to find St. Kevin’s Cross. Legend holds that those who can wrap their arms around it will receive their wish. Continue to the ancient town of Waterford with colorful terrace houses, cafés, and bars overlooking the quayside. Enjoy a night in the intimate Cliff House Hotel with dinner in their Michelin-star restaurant.

CATHERINE’S COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT

DAY 4 | WATERFORD / KILLARNEY

Northern Ireland

DAY 5 | RING OF KERRY EXCURSION

Admire the breathtaking scenery of rugged landscapes and crashing seas along the famous Ring of Kerry, and delight in traditional Irish life as you stop in quaint villages along the way. This unspoiled land has inspired artists and poets for centuries. Returning to Killarney, the rest of your day is free.

Ireland Boyne Valley

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Travel to the Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves and stretching five miles along the coast. Visit the interpretive center, a huge, domed, underground building with images, exhibits, and displays, a delight for young and old alike. Then on to bask in the royal glow of Dromoland Castle. This baronial estate has ties to the High King of Ireland as far back as the 11th century. Today it is one of the most luxurious castle hotels in Ireland.

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You will be transferred to Shannon Airpor t, where your vacation ends. Slán go fóill – goodbye until we meet again.

Blarney Castle

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Cliff House Hotel | Waterford This stylish property seems to just cling to a cliff on the south side of Ardmore Bay where there has long been a fishing village and a Christian settlement that predate Saint Patrick. You will be blown away by the vistas on the cliff walk. YOUR HAND-SELECTED HOTELS Dublin | Merrion Hotel Waterford | Cliff House Hotel Killarney | Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa Newmarket-on-Fergus | Dromoland Castle Daily hotel breakfasts are included.

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TIP FROM THE LOCALS The phrase "to chance your arm" originated in Dublin back in 1492. Two feuding families, the Butlers and the FitzGeralds, made peace by shaking hands through a hole in a door in St. Patrick's Cathedral. The door is also known as the "Door of Reconciliation." LOOKING FOR MORE INSPIRATION?

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Your day star ts with a visit to Blarney Castle, home to the magical stone that gives the gift of eloquence for a kiss. Stroll through its grounds with gardens, arboretums, and waterways. If you dare, enter the Poison Garden – just don’t touch the plants! Cross to Blarney Woollen Mills to shop for fine traditional knitwear and crafts. Then continue on to the charming town of Killarney, the gateway to the Ring of Kerry.

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FAMILY ADVENTURE ON THE EMERALD ISLE

CUSTOMIZABLE FAVORITE DUBLIN TO DUBLIN

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YOUR FULLY-CUSTOMIZABLE SAMPLE ITINERARY DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

Welcome to Dublin, Ireland’s lively capital! This afternoon, join the Viking Splash Tour for a truly unique experience on land and water, taking in the sights of Dublin during a fun-filled city tour. Afterward, visit Trinity College and walk its cobbled courtyard to see the ornate 8th-century Book of Kells. Your evening is free.

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DAY 2 | DUBLIN / KILKENNY / CORK

Set out from Dublin and travel to Kildare for a guided tour of the Irish National Stud in Tully. Take in the stallion boxes, the foaling unit and the museum. Step out into the majestic Japanese gardens for a guided walk. Next stop is Kilkenny, for a uniquely Irish experience. Learn about and try your hand at the fastest amateur field sport in the world, the 3,000-year-old game of Hurling before enjoying a hearty bowl of Irish stew for lunch. Travel on to Cork and check in to your accommodations overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. DAY 3 | KAYAKING / BLARNEY CASTLE / KILLARNEY

Enjoy a kayaking trip along the Wild Atlantic Way in nearby Skibbereen. No other craft allows you to experience the coast in such an intimate way. Alternatively, opt to take your kayaking trip on a moonlight tour the previous evening. Later, set out for Blarney Castle and climb the steps to the very top where the famous Blarney Stone is set in the wall below the battlements. Legend holds that the stone imparts the gift of eloquence to all who kiss it. Explore the grounds including Rock Close, a mystical place where yew and oak trees grow around an ancient druidic settlement. End your day in Killarney, renowned for its lively pubs and open, cheerful atmosphere, full of what the Irish call ‘craic’!

Monica Pollack, her sons Hudson, Daniel & Lucas Franklin Lakes, NJ

Our family’s “trip of a lifetime” in Ireland:

“WOW what a trip! Thank you so much for letting us experience your beautiful country in such a perfect, amazing and luxurious manner. We are blown away by every part of it.” We asked the kids their favorite part:

Ashford Castle because “we got to do a lot of stuff ” like falconry and horseback riding. The car [chauffeur tour] and gelato in Dublin, Blarney Castle and hiking with the guides’ dog in Killarney.

DAY 4 | RING OF KERRY

Northern Ireland

DAY 5 | KILLARNEY / CLIFFS OF MOHER / ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)

ASHFORD CASTLE (CONG)

Heading north, stop at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. See this natural phenomenon from a different perspective aboard a cruise along the five-mile shoreline. Gaze up at the sheer, craggy cliff face, rising 700 feet above you. Back on dry land, continue to majestic Ashford Castle. There’s time to explore the grounds by bicycle or on foot.

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Sleep late or partake in some of the many activities available at the castle. After your leisurely morning, head back to Dublin. There’s a chance to do some last-minute shopping or people watch in a lively pub. This evening enjoy an idyllic cruise on the capital’s beautiful Dublin Bay.

KILDARE

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It’s time to say goodbye to your new friend and to Ireland, as your private chauffeur transfers you to the airport, where your vacation comes to an end.

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kallysejane Went to try my arm at falconry today. It ended up being a hoot. YOUR HAND-SELECTED HOTELS Dublin | Brooks Hotel Cork | Inchadoney Hotel Killarney | The Malton Cong | Ashford Castle Dublin | Brooks Hotel Daily hotel breakfasts are included.

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Wind ‘round the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as “The Ring of Kerry,” one of the most magical places in all of Ireland. Take in views of mountains, valleys, lakes, and sea as you travel through this unspoiled land that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. After your drive, visit Muckross Traditional Farms, re-creating Irish farm life in the 1930s and 1940s. Your evening is free in lively Killarney.

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Skibbereen

TIP FROM THE LOCALS Hurling is one of Ireland’s native Gaelic team games. With prehistoric origins, it’s been played for over 3,000 years and is c nsidered t e rld s astest field s rt. t s layed it a wooden stick called a hurley and a leather ball called a sliotar.

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CUSTOMIZABLE FAVORITE DUBLIN TO SHANNON

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ROMANTIC IRELAND

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Celebrating Marriage Equality In Ireland DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

Explore Dublin on a walking tour.

Your adventure begins with a walking tour of Dublin. End your day with a visit to EPIC Ireland, an authentic story of 10 million journeys and the roots of 70 million people.

DAY 2 | DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING

Enjoy an easy-paced, guided bike tour, see the Book of Kells, visit the Guinness Storehouse and take a Dublin Literary Pub Crawl.

DAY 2 | BOYNE VALLEY EXCURSION

Visit one of the ancient Neolithic tombs of Newgrange or Knowth.

DAY 3 | KILDARE / CORK / BLARNEY / KILLARNEY

DAY 3 | DUBLIN / WATERFORD

Visit the Irish National Stud, stop in Cork, visit Blarney Castle and arrive in Killarney.

Sightsee at Powerscourt Gardens, Glendalough and Waterford’s famous cliff walk.

DAY 4 | DINGLE KAYAKING OR KILLARNEY HIKE

DAY 4 | CORK / KILLARNEY

DAY 5 | RING OF KERRY OR KENMARE & GLENINCHAQUIN

DAY 5 | RING OF KERRY EXCURSION

Enjoy a sea kayaking excursion from Dingle Harbor or a guided hike of Torc Mountain.

Visit Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Cork’s English Market and Killarney. Travel the Ring of Kerry followed by a guided walk in Killarney National Park.

Travel ‘round the Ring of Kerry or visit scenic Kenmare and Gleninchaquin Park, the choice is yours.

DAY 6 | KILLARNEY / THE MUSTARD SEED AT ECHO LODGE

Visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum and sample Irish coffee in its birthplace. Stay at The Mustard Seed, legendary for it’s restaurant, orchard and fresh brown bread baked by the owner, Dan.

DAY 6 | CLIFFS OF MOHER / CONNEMARA

Take a guided walk at the Cliffs of Moher, stop at the visitor center and complete your experience aboard a cruise. DAY 7 | CYCLE ALONG THE GREENWAY

Escape the bustle of urban life on the 42-km Great Western Greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland. This traffic-free cycling and walking trail follows the route of the renowned Westport to Achill railway which closed in 1937. DAY 8 | GALWAY CITY / THE BURREN

Explore Galway before traveling to the Burren for a guided hike. End your day at Gregans Castle and enjoy a farewell dinner.

DINGLE BAY YOUR HAND-SELECTED HOTELS Dublin | Brooks Hotel Killarney | Killarney Plaza Hotel Connemara | Delphi Lodge The Burren | Gregans Castle

Savor St. Tola’s Goat Cheese on the farm followed by a Cliffs of Moher cruise. DAY 8 | CYCLE THE GREENWAY

Cycle on Ireland’s longest off-road cycling trail, visit Westport and dine like royalty at Ashford Castle’s George V Restaurant. DAY 9 | DUBLIN

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ed.salvato What a fantastic bike ride through the Irish countryside complete with “woolies” and cows. Oh and getting lost. – with Matthew Breen and Andrew Collins. YOUR HAND-SELECTED HOTELS Dublin | The Merrion Hotel Waterford | Cliff House Hotel Killarney | The Malton Co. Limerick | The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge Cong | Ashford Castle Daily hotel breakfasts are included.

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*Sample pricing is per person, land only and based on double occupancy; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Subject to change.

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CUSTOMIZABLE FAVORITE GLASGOW TO SHANNON

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DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND / LOCH LOMOND Welcome to Scotland! Glasgow is renowned for its culture, style, and the friendliness of its people. After picking you up at the airport, your chauffeur will take you on an orientation tour of the city. Then head out for a visit to Stirling Castle, once home to Mary, Queen of Scots. Continue to your hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond, where you’ll relax in luxury this evening. DAY 2 | LOCH LOMOND / LOCH NESS / INVERNESS Travel through the green valley of Glencoe, where part of the filming of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” took place. Stop at the Commando Memorial, honoring the British Commando Forces, near Fort William. Then continue to Loch Ness. Learn about this famous loch and its mysterious monster, Nessie. Later, arrive in Inverness, capital of the Highlands.

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DAY 3 | HIGHLANDS SIGHTSEEING Start your day with a visit to the 14th-century Cawdor Castle, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. Then on to visit the battlefields of Culloden, where in 1746 the Jacobite cause, under Bonnie Prince Charlie’s leadership, was crushed. Your chauffeur will take you back to your Inverness hotel at your request. DAY 4 | INVERNESS / EDINBURGH Drive through Cairngorms National Park, encompassing mountains, forests, moors, rivers, lochs, and villages. Stop to visit Blair Castle, which dates from 1269. Next is the picturesque town of Pitlochry, with its extensive Explorers Garden, shops, restaurants, and museums. Continue to historic St. Andrews, the home of golf. Take pictures at the Old Course and the oldest University in Scotland, before heading to Edinburgh.

Linda Dean Jacksonville, FL

“We did a private Chauffeur drive tour, absolutely the only way to do this beautiful country and are spoiled now to say the least. The guys played golf five times in 10 days and were ecstatic, especially after playing at St. Andrews, the pinnacle of the trip for them… It is an experience I will never forget.” CATHERINE’S COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT

DAY 5 | EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Start the day with a visit to mighty Edinburgh Castle, dominating the city’s skyline. Take in the highlights of the Scottish capital as you continue to Holyrood Palace. If your visit is in August, you might want to attend the spectacular Military Tattoo (August 4-26, 2017). DAY 6 | EDINBURGH / DUBLIN, IRELAND Bid your Scottish chauffeur a fond farewell at Edinburgh Airport. Fly to Ireland (not included in prices shown) and meet your Irish chauffeur. Begin your adventure on the Emerald Isle with a visit to Malahide Castle, dating back to the 14th century. The oldest inhabited castle in Ireland, Malahide is regularly visited by five ghosts!

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DAY 9 | CORK / BLARNEY / KILLARNEY The picturesque village of Blarney is home to historic Blarney Castle. Legend holds that anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone will receive the “gift of the gab.” Later, continue to Killarney, the “town on the lakes.” It is renowned for its lively pubs and open, cheerful atmosphere, full of what the Irish call “craic” (fun)!

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DAY 12 | KILLARNEY / DROMOLAND CASTLE (NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS) Heading north, visit the unique Flying Boat Museum at Foynes. It celebrates the Golden Age of Aviation and is also the birthplace of Irish coffee! Next stop: Dromoland Castle. Dromoland is one of the most famous baronial castles in Ireland. It offers breathtaking scenery, absolute luxury, and exceptional service. What better way to end your Irish adventure than living like royalty!

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DAY 13 | DROMOLAND CASTLE / DEPART SHANNON Your chauffeur will transfer you to Shannon Airport, where it is time to bid farewell to your newfound friend and the delightful Emerald Isle. Safe travels!

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DAY 10 | RING OF KERRY EXCURSION Travel ‘round the Ring of Kerry, where sea, mountains, and the valleys blend into a landscape that captures the eye and warms the heart. Take in views of the famous “forty shades of green” as you travel through this unspoiled land. Next, ride in a jaunting car (horse-drawn carriage) through Killarney National Park, taking in the sights and enjoying the driver’s tales. On to visit Muckross House, a 19th-century Victorian mansion. After your visit, return to Killarney. DAY 11 | DINGLE PENINSULA EXCURSION The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. Be sure to stop in the town of Dingle, a market town and fishing port that is also home to a wide variety of pubs. Drop in on one, and raise a pint with the locals before returning to your Killarney hotel.

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DAY 8 | DUBLIN / GLENDALOUGH / WATERFORD / CORK Heading south, your first stop today will be a guided tour of the monastic ruins at Glendalough, established by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Continue south to the Viking town of Waterford, now world-renowned for its exquisite crystal. A guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal factory awaits. Finally, travel to Cork for your overnight stay at magnificent Hayfield Manor.

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DAY 7 | DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Spend the morning discovering the highlights of Dublin. View the colorful Georgian doors, Dublin Castle, St. Stephen’s Green, Phoenix Park, the Liffey River and much more. At Trinity College, cross the cobbled courtyard to see the ornate Book of Kells. On to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1190. Next is the Guinness Storehouse, where you will see how Guinness is brewed. The tour ends at the Gravity Bar for a bird’s eye view of the city and a taste of the “Black Stuff.”

Hayfield Manor Hotel The welcoming team at Hayfield Manor all set to welcome our VIP Guests from Brendan Vacations. YOUR HAND-SELECTED HOTELS Loch Lomond | Cameron House Hotel Inverness | Rocpool Reserve Edinburgh | The Howard Dublin | The Merrion Cork | ayfield an r Killarney | Aghadoe Heights Hotel Newmarket-on-Fergus | Dromoland Castle Daily hotel breakfasts are included.

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TIP FROM THE LOCALS The remains of St. Valentine patron saint of love and lovers are in Whitefriar Street Church on Aungier Street in Dublin. They were given to a Dublin priest by Pope Gregory XVI and are now housed in a shrine at the church beneath a stat e t e saint ldin a cr c s er. *Sample pricing is per person, land only and based on double occupancy; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Subject to change.

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CUSTOMIZABLE FAVORITE EDINBURGH TO EDINBURGH

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$4,015*

Welcome to Scotland! You will be met at the airpor t by your chauffeur and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, take a sightseeing tour to introduce you to this wonderful city. See the New Town, dating back to the 18th century; the Old Town, dominated by the castle; the Royal Mile, as High Street is called; and Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official Edinburgh home. Next is a guided tour of Edinburgh Castle, perched high atop a dormant volcano. You can see the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, the Great Hall, and more. Afterward, your evening is free.

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DAY 2 | EDINBURGH / INVERNESS

Drive to St. Andrews, a mecca for golfers. It is also home of one of the world’s oldest universities, and it was here that Prince William and Kate Middleton met. At your leisure, continue traveling nor th, stopping in your choice of towns along the way. In Per th, you can visit Branklyn Garden or Scone Palace. Maybe take a break in Pitlochry and tour the Blair Atholl Distillery. Finally, continue your drive to Inverness, the capital of Highlands. Perhaps browse through the Victorian Market before heading to your hotel. Brendan Suggestion: Add a day in the Orkney Islands: Travel to Thurso, then take the ferry to Orkney. Visit the Ring of Brodgar, a stone circle older than the pyramids of Egypt; Skara Brae, a Stone Age village; and Maes Howe, a pre-historic burial mound with Viking-carved graffiti on its walls. You’ll overnight at a B&B or quality, hand-selected hotel. Return to mainland Scotland the next day.

Bev Hamada Kaneohe, HI

“One of our ‘ohana wanted to celebrate her 60th birthday in Scotland and visit the land of her forefathers. Working with Shauna at Brendan was truly a delight as we tweaked and refined the tour that would highlight the best of Scotland… with surprise Hawaiian-style graduation... Our [chauffeur], Joe was exceptional with his witty and informative narration.” CATHERINE’S COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT

DAY 3 | INVERNESS / ISLE OF SKYE

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Head to Loch Ness, where you’ll see the ruins of Urquhart Castle and perhaps spot the famous monster, Nessie. Continue through rolling Highland scenery to Loch Alsh. Stop for a photo of Eilean Donan Castle, then cross the Skye Bridge to the scenic Isle of Skye. You might want to visit Dunvegan Castle to hear about 13 centuries of Clan history or the Talisker Whisky Distillery to learn the secrets of making the “water of life.” Your evening is free. Be sure to step out tonight and look into the star-filled sky. With some of the darkest night skies in Europe, star gazers of all interests will be mesmerized by the twinkling canopy above. DAY 4 | ISLE OF SKYE / LOCH LOMOND

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With a leisurely morning, you might want to visit the Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum of the Isles. There’s time to explore and to stroll through the extensive gardens before taking the ferry to Mallaig. This afternoon, board the Jacobite Steam Train, considered one of the greatest rail trips in the world. As you travel through the stunning countryside, watch for the Glenfinnan Viaduct, well known to Harry Potter fans familiar with the “Hogwarts Express.” Disembark in Fort William and continue through Glencoe and on across Rob Roy country to Trossachs National Park and sparkling Loch Lomond.

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DAY 5 | LOCH LOMOND / GLASGOW / EDINBURGH

Start the day with a cruise on majestic Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest loch, taking in the spectacular scenery. Then travel to Glasgow, set on the River Clyde. Your private chauffeur will take you on a city tour including a visit to St. Mungo’s Cathedral. Continue to see the unique Falkirk Wheel, a remarkable boat lift that can carry eight boats at a time in a single trip. Next on the agenda is Stirling Castle. This impressive edifice was the home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Visit the castle, watch as costumed performers bring its history to life, see the Stirling Heads, and stroll through the gardens. At your leisure, return to Edinburgh.

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The Howard | Edinburgh This five-star luxury boutique hotel is set in three Georgian Townhouses in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. Why not sample their famous afternoon tea during your stay served in the intimate Atholl Dining Room (it only seats 14 people so booking is essential.) YOUR HAND-SELECTED HOTELS Edinburgh | The Howard Inverness | Rocpool Reserve Isle of Skye | Toravaig House Hotel Loch Lomond | Cameron House Hotel Daily hotel breakfasts are included.

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EDINBURGH TATTOO AUGUST 4-26, 2017 During August add a day in Edinburgh and attend the worldfamous Military Tattoo, an extravaganza of music, marching and excitement. Ask your Brendan Specialist early about grandstand tickets for this sell-out show. *Sample pricing is per person, land only and based on double occupancy; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Subject to change.

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Welcome to Dublin, the Irish capital! You will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll meet your Brendan Local Host to go over your documents.

DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING

Your included Hop-On Hop-Off tour is a great introduction to Dublin and all her highlights. There are more than 20 stops along the route, a guide on board the coach, and a host of famous and infamous sights to see (entrance fees are not included).

DUBLIN / KILLARNEY

Make your way to the train station for the ride across the Emerald Isle to Killarney. Your Brendan Local Host will meet you at your hotel.

RING OF KERRY EXCURSION

Head out for a day of scenic beauty around the Ring of Kerry on your included excursion.

KILLARNEY / DUBLIN

Head to the train station on your own and board your train bound for Dublin. (Guests can also opt to extend their stay from Dublin with a Three-Day Belfast Extension, see right.)

DEPART DUBLIN

Bid farewell to Ireland as you are transferred to the airport.

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Start any day you want; add extra nights as you wish Includes standard rail tickets with First Class upgrade option Includes select Dublin and Killarney sightseeing Choose ideally-located hotels below for your budget YOUR PERSONALLY-SELECTED HOTELS

Welcome to Dublin! You will be met and transferred to your hotel, where your Brendan Local Host will meet you to go over your documents.

DUBLIN / KILLARNEY

Includes select Dublin, Killarney and Cliffs of Moher sightseeing

Make your way to the train station for the scenic ride to Killarney. Your Brendan Local Host will meet you at your hotel later today.

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Start any day you want; add extra nights as you wish Includes standard rail tickets with First Class upgrade option

Today enjoy an included Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour of the city.

CLIFFS OF MOHER / GALWAY

Daily hotel breakfasts are included.

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Head out for your included excursion around the scenic Ring of Kerry.

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From $452* per person Includes a round-trip standard rail ticket from Dublin to Belfast, two nights’ hotel accommodation in Belfast and sightseeing. See more details at www.BrendanVacations.com. If the hotels are not available, similar accommodations will be offered.

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Explore the bohemian city’s cobbled streets, colorful shop facades and busy café and bar culture.

GALWAY / SHANNON REGION

This morning you will be picked up by a private car and dropped at your Shannon region hotel.

Choose ideally-located hotels below for your budget YOUR PERSONALLY-SELECTED HOTELS $$$$ Dublin | The Merrion Killarney | Killarney Park Hotel Galway | Hotel Meyrick, Executive Room Limerick | No.1 Pery Square $$$ Dublin | Ashling Hotel Killarney | The Malton Galway | Harbour Hotel Limerick | Limerick Strand Hotel Daily hotel breakfasts are included.

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Bid farewell to Ireland as you are transferred to Shannon Airport, where your vacation ends. (Guests can also opt to leave from Dublin Airport for an additional cost.) For full details on additional sightseeing options, please see page 61. If the hotels are not available, similar accommodations will be offered. *Sample 'from' pricing is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to change and varies by inclusions and travel dates.

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BOOKING YOUR PACKAGE

ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND Welcome to the Irish capital! You will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll meet your Brendan Local Host to go over your travel documents.

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Start any day you want: 2 nights Dublin, 2 nights r ni ts illarney and final ni t in i eric Add extra nights in the included cities as you wish

DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING

Includes standard rail tickets with First Class upgrade option

Your included Hop-On Hop-Off tour is a great introduction to Dublin and all her highlights. There are more than 20 stops along the route, a guide on board the coach, and a host of famous and infamous sights to see (entrance fees are not included).

Includes Dublin, Cork, Killarney & Shannon Region select sightseeing

DUBLIN / CORK

BLARNEY CASTLE, COBH AND MIDLETON EXCURSION Today head out on a day trip that includes Blarney Castle, Titanic Experience Cobh and The Jameson Experience Midleton (only operates March to October).

CORK / KILLARNEY It’s a quick train trip from Cork to Killarney, where your Brendan Local Host awaits with tips and suggestions for your stay.

RING OF KERRY EXCURSION Head out for a day of scenic beauty with your included excursion around the Ring of Kerry.

KILLARNEY / LIMERICK OR DROMOLAND CASTLE

YOUR PERSONALLY-SELECTED HOTELS $$$$ Dublin | The Merrion Cork | ayfield an r Killarney | Killarney Park Hotel Limerick | No.1 Pery Square

LOCALLY HOSTED RAIL VACATIONS

Make your way to the train station for the ride across the Emerald Isle. Your Brendan Local Host will meet you at your Cork hotel.

Choose ideally-located hotels below for your budget

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DROMOLAND CASTLE UPGRADE

This morning you will be picked up by a private car and driver to embark on your journey to the Cliffs of Moher and on to Limerick. Upgrade your stay with a night in Dromoland Castle! (see right)

LIMERICK / SHANNON AIRPORT

Bid farewell to Ireland as you are transferred to the Shannon Airpor t, where your vacation ends. (Guests can also opt to leave from Dublin Airpor t for an additional cost.)

Northern Ireland

From $104* per person From Limerick, why not upgrade for a night in a historic, luxurious castle? Dromoland is a Renaissance 16th-century icon, once the royal seat of the O’Brien clan. On its 375-acre estate, the castle holds priceless reminders of a grand past with woodcarvings, stone statuary, hand-carved paneling, and antique furnishings. (And today, free WiFi!)

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Your stay includes a full Irish breakfast. You will be picked up and transferred to Shannon Airport on your last day.

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ONE-NIGHT OPTIONAL DUBLIN EXTENSION From $205* per person

KILLARNEY

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No one ever says if they go back to Ireland, it’s always when.

Consider extending your vacation by returning to Dublin. This extension includes a standard rail ticket from Limerick to Dublin and one night’s hotel accommodation in Dublin.

CORK For full details on additional sightseeing options, please see page 61. If the above hotels are not available, similar accommodations will be offered.

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*Sample 'from' pricing is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to change and varies by inclusions and travel dates.

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TRAVEL STYLE

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SAMPLE FAVORITE

Customized packages from * per person

$839

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

Welcome to Ireland! You will be met at the airport by a private driver and transferred to your Dublin hotel.

DAY 2 | DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING

A Hop-On Hop-Off tour is a great introduction to Dublin with more than 20 stops along the route (entrance fees not included).

DAY 3 | DUBLIN / KILKENNY

Embark on a journey through Ireland’s Ancient East. Stay in Kilkenny, a medieval city with a treasure trove of historical landmarks.

DAY 4 | IRELAND’S ANCIENT EAST

SAMPLE FAVORITE

Customized packages from * per person

$1,299

SAMPLE FAVORITE

Customized packages from * per person

$714

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

DAY 2 | NEWGRANGE & THE HILL OF TARA

DAY 2 | EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING

DAY 2 | EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING

Visit the ancient tombs of Newgrange and the Hill of Tara.

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DAY 4 | WEST CORK

Explore the scenic harbor, gourmet food and artisans of Kinsale.

DAY 5 | BANTRY BAY / DINGLE

Stop at Bantry Bay en route to Irish-speaking Dingle Peninsula.

On arrival at Edinburgh airpor t you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Begin exploring this fascinating city. Today discover the Georgian-period New Town, the Old Town and the Royal Mile on your Hop-On Hop-Off tour. See something that sparks an interest? Hop off and see more! (Entrance fees not included.)

DAY 3 | EDINBURGH / INVERNESS

Travel across the Fir th of For th to St Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. At your leisure, continue through the picturesque town of Pitlochry and Cairngorms National Park to Inverness, the capital of The Highlands.

DAY 4 | HIGHLANDS SIGHTSEEING

Take time to explore the market town of Dingle or see the Blasket Islands.

Today decide to explore the Highlands region or perhaps visit the mystical Isle of Skye for the day; both are possible from your Inverness base.

DAY 5 | MIDLETON / KILLARNEY

DAY 7 | CLIFFS OF MOHER / WESTPORT

DAY 5 | INVERNESS / FORT WILLIAM

Travel ‘round the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry.

DAY 7 | CLIFFS OF MOHER / DROMOLAND CASTLE

Experience the Cliffs of Moher from the Atlantic Ocean on a breathtaking cruise. Continue to Dromoland Castle, one of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels.

DAY 8 | DEPART SHANNON

$1,096

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

DAY 6 | DINGLE

DAY 6 | RING OF KERRY EXCURSION

SAMPLE FAVORITE

Customized packages from * per person

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

Welcome to Ireland! You will be met at the airpor t and transferred to your Dublin hotel.

Take in the sights of the Viking city of Waterford and visit the House of Waterford Crystal.

A stop at the Jameson Experience in Midleton, which will take you to the heart of Ireland’s whiskey-making tradition. Continue to lively Killarney.

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Experience the Cliffs of Moher on a breathtaking cruise. Continue through Galway to Westport.

DAY 8 | WESTPORT / LONDONDERRY

Enjoy a walking tour of Westpor t before traveling nor th to Londonderry, a city steeped in history and culture.

Travel along the banks of Loch Ness, stopping en route as you wish.

DAY 6 | FORT WILLIAM / GLASGOW

Today arrive in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, renowned for its culture, style, and the friendly people.

DAY 7 | DEPART GLASGOW

DAY 9 | ANTRIM COAST / BELFAST

Welcome to Scotland! Be transferred to your city hotel and later enjoy a guided walking tour to learn the Secrets of the Royal Mile. Join your Hop-On Hop-Off bus and explore the UNESCO World Heritage city.

DAY 3 | ST. ANDREWS / INVERNESS

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Travel to St. Andrews, the home of golf, before continuing to Inverness.

DAY 4 | HIGHLANDS

Step back into Scotland’s past as you explore the Scottish Highlands.

DAY 5 | INVERNESS / ISLE OF SKYE

Travel to Loch Ness where you may spot the famous monster, Nessie! Take the Skye Bridge over to the mystical isle.

DAY 6 | ISLE OF SKYE

Skye is the perfect place to enjoy a hike and see the amazing scenery. Explore the Trotternish Ridge, 20 miles of extraordinary rock formations.

DAY 7 | FORT WILLIAM / LOCH LOMOND

Ferry back to the mainland and travel to Fort William en route to Loch Lomond.

DAY 8 | LOCH LOMOND

Today perhaps take a cruise on Loch Lomond or explore the Trossachs National Park.

DAY 9 | GLASGOW

Explore the breathtaking Antrim Coast before making your way to Belfast.

Travel to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, renowned for its culture, style, and friendly people.

DAY 10 | BELFAST

A Hop-On Hop-Off tour is a great way to take in the city’s sights.

DAY 10 | DEPART GLASGOW

DAY 11 | BELFAST / DUBLIN

After a leisurely breakfast journey back to Dublin.

For full details on additional sightseeing options, please see page 61.

DAY 12 | DEPART DUBLIN

If the above hotels are not available, similar accommodations will be offered.

All good things must come to an end. Safe travels!

*Sample 'from' pricing is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to change and varies by inclusions and travel dates.

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HERTZ ®

CAR HIRE

RENTAL RATES: IRELAND Category

Car Type (or similar) US Equivalent*

Adults/Luggage*

Ireland: Per Day From*

MANUAL Compact

VW Golf

Intermediate VW Jetta Intermediate VW Touran Estate Standard VW Passat Premium

Ford Focus / Mazda 3 VW Jetta / Ford Fusion

2-4/1 large, 1 small

$31

4-5/2 large, 2 small

$36

Toyota Sienna 6-7/1 large, 2 small

$51

VW Passat 4-5/2 large, 2 small Ford E-Series / VW Caravelle Dodge Sprinter 7-8/2 large, 3 small

$43 $73

AUTOMATIC Ford Focus / Mazda 3 VW Jetta / Standard VW Jetta Ford Fusion Standard Estate VW Touran Toyota Sienna Full Size VW Passat VW Passat E-Series / Premium VW Caravelle Ford Dodge Sprinter

Compact

Ford Focus

2-4/1 large, 1 small

$37

4-5/2 large, 1 small

$45

6-7/1 large, 2 small 4-5/2 large, 2 small

$77 $58

7-8/2 large, 3 small

$96

*US equivalent vehicles, adult and luggage numbers are approximate estimates.

RENTAL RATES: SCOTLAND Category

Car Type (or similar) US Equivalent*

Adults/Luggage*

Scotland: Per Day From*

MANUAL Economy

Hertz Car Hire available from airport and city locations for the ultimate freedom in Ireland and Scotland. ®

Vauxhall Corsa Toyota Yaris Ford Focus / Compact Ford Focus Mazda 3 Jetta / Intermediate Skodia Octavia VW Ford Fusion

2-3/1 large, 1 small

$32

2-4/1 large, 2 small

$36

4-5/2 large, 1 small

$44

2-4/1 large, 1 small

$52

4-5/2 large, 1 small

$61

2-4/2 large, 2 small 4-6/2 large, 1 small 6-7/2 large, 2 small

$97 $107

AUTOMATIC RATES INCLUDE:

Unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection (TP), Vehicle Licensing Fee and VAT tax (Ireland: 13.5%, Scotland: 20%). RATES EXCLUDE:

One-way drop off fees in certain cities, young driver and additional driver charges (where applicable), refueling charges, VAT charges on additional fees (where applicable). Additional local fees and restrictions may apply. For a completely hassle-free experience, we recommend guests purchase the Hertz® Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW).

Ford Focus / Nissan Juke VW Jetta / Intermediate VW Jetta Ford Fusion Premium Audi A4 Audi A5 Standard Estate Audi A4 Estate Buick Enclave Full Size Minivan Ford Galaxy Nissan Quest Compact

Ford Focus

$134

*US equivalent vehicles, adult and luggage numbers are approximate estimates.

ADDITIONAL FEES NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR RENTAL IRELAND †CDW Excess

Ranges from ¤1600 to ¤3000 depending on car type

Super Cover

Ranges from ¤16 to ¤30 per day, depending on car type

Drive & Baggage Protection ¤5.50 per day Additional Driver

VW Jetta

VW Touran

* Prices are per car, per day based on low season (Jan 1-Apr 30), 7-day rental and include unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection (TP) and VAT tax (Ireland: 13.5%, Scotland: 20%). Rentals for shorter (minimum 3 days) or longer periods available. Supplements apply for other times of the year. Prices are subject to change based on exchange rates, seasonality and availabilities and cannot be guaranteed. Luggage capacity based on maximum number of passengers. Minimum driver age is 23 & 24 years and applies to specific categories and a young driver surcharge will apply. Other car types may not be available for drivers 25-30 years. Drivers over 75 years must drive on a regular basis, provide a note from their doctor that they are in good health and a statement from their insurance company that they have not been in an accident in the past 5 years. If you opt not to purchase additional SCDW protection, you will be required to place a CDW Excess hold on your credit card (fully refunded upon car return with no damages incurred); ensure funds are available.

Infant Seat

¤40 maximum charge

Booster Seat

¤15 maximum charge

One-way Fee

¤160 maximum charge

SCOTLAND †CDW Excess

Ranges from £900 to £5000 depending on car type

Super Cover

Ranges from £20 to £25 per day depending on car type

Drive & Baggage Protection £7 per day Additional Driver

£10 per day

Infant Seat

£10 maximum per day, additional refundable deposit required

Booster Seat

£5 maximum per day, additional refundable deposit required

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¤9.50 per day

All fees are subject to change.


SIGHTSEEING & ACCOMMODATIONS

HERTZ ® RENTAL RATES: IRELAND Category

Car Type (or similar) US Equivalent*

Adults/Luggage*

Ireland: Per Day From*

MANUAL Compact

VW Golf

Intermediate VW Jetta Intermediate VW Touran Estate Standard VW Passat Premium

Ford Focus / Mazda 3 VW Jetta / Ford Fusion

2-4/1 large, 1 small

$31

4-5/2 large, 2 small

$36

Toyota Sienna 6-7/1 large, 2 small

$51

VW Passat 4-5/2 large, 2 small Ford E-Series / VW Caravelle Dodge Sprinter 7-8/2 large, 3 small

$43

SIGHTSEEING & ACCOMMODATIONS

CAR HIRE

SIGHTSEEING IN IRELAND & SCOTLAND

$73

AUTOMATIC Ford Focus / Mazda 3 VW Jetta / Standard VW Jetta Ford Fusion Standard Estate VW Touran Toyota Sienna Full Size VW Passat VW Passat E-Series / Premium VW Caravelle Ford Dodge Sprinter

Compact

Ford Focus

2-4/1 large, 1 small

$37

4-5/2 large, 1 small

$45

6-7/1 large, 2 small 4-5/2 large, 2 small

$77 $58

7-8/2 large, 3 small

$96

*US equivalent vehicles, adult and luggage numbers are approximate estimates.

RENTAL RATES: SCOTLAND Category

Car Type (or similar) US Equivalent*

Adults/Luggage*

Scotland: Per Day From*

MANUAL Economy

Hertz Car Hire available from airport and city locations for the ultimate freedom in Ireland and Scotland. ®

Vauxhall Corsa Toyota Yaris Ford Focus / Compact Ford Focus Mazda 3 Jetta / Intermediate Skodia Octavia VW Ford Fusion

2-3/1 large, 1 small

$32

2-4/1 large, 2 small

$36

4-5/2 large, 1 small

$44

2-4/1 large, 1 small

$52

4-5/2 large, 1 small

$61

2-4/2 large, 2 small 4-6/2 large, 1 small 6-7/2 large, 2 small

$97 $107

AUTOMATIC RATES INCLUDE:

Unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection (TP), Vehicle Licensing Fee and VAT tax (Ireland: 13.5%, Scotland: 20%). RATES EXCLUDE:

One-way drop off fees in certain cities, young driver and additional driver charges (where applicable), refueling charges, VAT charges on additional fees (where applicable). Additional local fees and restrictions may apply. For a completely hassle-free experience, we recommend guests purchase the Hertz® Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW).

Ford Focus / Nissan Juke VW Jetta / Intermediate VW Jetta Ford Fusion Premium Audi A4 Audi A5 Standard Estate Audi A4 Estate Buick Enclave Full Size Minivan Ford Galaxy Nissan Quest Compact

Ford Focus

$134

*US equivalent vehicles, adult and luggage numbers are approximate estimates.

ADDITIONAL FEES NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR RENTAL IRELAND †CDW Excess

Ranges from ¤1600 to ¤3000 depending on car type

Super Cover

Ranges from ¤16 to ¤30 per day, depending on car type

Drive & Baggage Protection ¤5.50 per day

VW Jetta

VW Touran

* Prices are per car, per day based on low season (Jan 1-Apr 30), 7-day rental and include unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection (TP) and VAT tax (Ireland: 13.5%, Scotland: 20%). Rentals for shorter (minimum 3 days) or longer periods available. Supplements apply for other times of the year. Prices are subject to change based on exchange rates, seasonality and availabilities and cannot be guaranteed. Luggage capacity based on maximum number of passengers. Minimum driver age is 23 & 24 years and applies to specific categories and a young driver surcharge will apply. Other car types may not be available for drivers 25-30 years. Drivers over 75 years must drive on a regular basis, provide a note from their doctor that they are in good health and a statement from their insurance company that they have not been in an accident in the past 5 years. If you opt not to purchase additional SCDW protection, you will be required to place a CDW Excess hold on your credit card (fully refunded upon car return with no damages incurred); ensure funds are available.

Additional Driver

¤9.50 per day

Infant Seat

¤40 maximum charge

Booster Seat

¤15 maximum charge

One-way Fee

¤160 maximum charge

SCOTLAND †CDW Excess

Ranges from £900 to £5000 depending on car type

Super Cover

Ranges from £20 to £25 per day depending on car type

Drive & Baggage Protection £7 per day Additional Driver

£10 per day

Infant Seat

£10 maximum per day, additional refundable deposit required

Booster Seat

£5 maximum per day, additional refundable deposit required

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All fees are subject to change.

The following are some of our favorite optional sightseeing experiences featured in each city. These are available for you to create your own perfect Private Chauffeur, Locally Hosted Rail or Self-Drive vacation:

IRELAND DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING DUBLIN PASS Discover Dublin’s most popular sights and learn about the city’s historic heritage and culture with this 2-day pass. PRICE | from $81

DUBLIN HOP-ON HOP-OFF (CITY SIGHTSEEING) OPERATES | Daily; valid 1 or 2 days based on preference; 2 routes; 20 stops every 20 minutes (entrance fees not included). PRICE | from $21*

PAT LIDDY WALKING TOURS See the highlights of Dublin and some of her hidden surprises with your knowledgeable guide. OPERATES | Most days; 1½-2 hours. PRICE | from $15*

CELTIC NIGHTS, TRADITIONAL IRISH SHOW & DINNER Enjoy Ireland’s wealth of music, song and dance serviced with an Irish dinner. OPERATES | Daily; 6:30 pm; 3 hours. PRICE | from $47*

MUSICAL PUB CRAWL

NEWGRANGE & THE HILL OF TARA

This lively pub crawl, led by two musicians, keeps you singing along late into the night. OPERATES | Apr-Oct: Daily; Nov-Mar: Thurs, Fri, Sat; 2½ hours. PRICE | from $18*

Visit Newgrange's ancient tombs. Go back in time to the High Kings of Ireland at the Hill of Tara. OPERATES | Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat; 10:00 am; 7 hours. PRICE | from $40*

WICKLOW MOUNTAINS TOUR

Discover the Irish whiskey's history and how it is created. Then, savor a signature drink. OPERATES | Daily; open 9:30 am-6:00 pm; 1 hour. PRICE | from $22*

Travel the mountains to the historic Russborough House, then see the monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin in Glendalough. OPERATES | Daily; 9:15 am; 7½ hours. PRICE | from $31*

DUBLIN CITY BIKE TOURS Take an easy-paced, guided bike tour of Dublin sights. (Includes Dahon bike and helmet.) OPERATES | Mar 1-Nov 30; Daily; 3 hours. PRICE | from $37*

PRIVATE DRIVER: 4/8 HOURS Plan your own day with your private car & driver. PRICE | 4 hours from $310*; 8 hours from $613*

TEELINGS WHISKEY DISTILLERY Taste Dublin's whiskey craft revived at Teelings, the city's first new distillery to open in over 125 years. OPERATES | Daily; open 9:30 am-5 pm; 1 hour. PRICE | from $18*

OLD JAMESON DISTILLERY TOUR

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE Experience the museum showcasing the history of “The Black Stuff ” and enjoy a free pint in the Gravity Bar, with 360° views of Dublin. OPERATES | Daily; 1 hour, self-guided tour. PRICE | from $20* @travelin_andi Gravity Bar at the Guinness Factory - Dublin, Ireland

Earned my diploma for crafting the perfect pint of Guinness—time to enjoy! Great last day to a wonderful trip! #mybrendanstory

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SIGHTSEEING

Explore Ireland’s naturally preserved mountains and lakes and magical Kylemore Abbey. OPERATES | Daily; 10:00 am; 7½ hours. PRICE | $30

TRAD ON THE PROM IRISH SHOW Ireland's passionate past is shared through contemporary world-class music, song and dance. OPERATES | Tues, Thurs, Sat from May-Sept PRICE | from $41*

ARAN ISLAND – FERRY Ruins, medieval castles, cliffs and rich folklore share a way of life that's long since disappeared. OPERATES | Daily; includes coach transportation from Galway and mini-bus tour on Inis Mhór. PRICE | from $46*

CLIFFS OF MOHER CRUISE Experience the Cliffs of Moher from the Atlantic Ocean on a breathtaking cruise. OPERATES | Daily; Mar-Nov; 12 pm, 3 pm & 5:15 pm. PRICE | from $15*

WESTPORT WALKING TOURS Discover the charming bay town's colors and canals. OPERATES | May 1-Sept 30; Daily; 1 hour. PRICE | $9*

TITANIC BELFAST

DUBLIN & BELFAST SIGHTSEEING

KILLARNEY SIGHTSEEING

SHANNON REGION SIGHTSEEING

RING OF KERRY TOUR Discover two key locations where this hit show is filmed in Northern Ireland. Trek through Winterfell and Tollymore Forest. OPERATES | Jun 1-Sept 30; Daily; 3 hours. PRICE | $83*

Take in the breathtaking scenery on the Ring of Kerry. See mountains, coast, quaint villages and much more as you wind along the 112-mile route. OPERATES | Daily; 10:30 am; 6 hours. PRICE | from $25*

CORK SIGHTSEEING

JAUNTING CAR THROUGH KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK

GAME OF THRONES DAY TOUR

CORK HOP-ON HOP-OFF WITH BLARNEY CASTLE, COBH AND JAMESON MIDLETON DISTILLERY Enjoy the "must see" attractions in County Cork with stops including the iconic Blarney Castle, Jameson Experience Midleton and Titanic Experience in Cobh. OPERATES | Daily; Mar-Oct. PRICE | $71

JAMESON EXPERIENCE MIDLETON Discover the history of this Irish whiskey and how it is created. Then, savor a Jameson signature drink. OPERATES | Daily; Nov-Mar 11:00 am-4:15 pm, Apr-Oct 10:00 am-4:30 pm (last tour). PRICE | $15 63

Enjoy stories of history and legend as you ramble through Killarney National Park in a horse-drawn jaunting cart. See majestic 15th-century Ross Castle. OPERATES | Daily; min 2 passengers; 1 hour. PRICE | from $30*

DINGLE PENINSULA MOTORCOACH TOUR The Dingle Peninsula stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean on the Southwest Coast of Ireland. You'll enjoy vistas and stops in towns along the way. OPERATES | Daily; Apr-Oct; 10:30 am-5 pm. PRICE | from $28*

BUNRATTY CASTLE MEDIEVAL BANQUET Step into the medieval times at Bunratty Castle. Enjoy musical entertainment and a 4-course meal in the Great Hall. OPERATES | Daily; 5:30 pm & 8:45 pm; 2 hours. PRICE | from $71*

BUNRATTY FOLK PARK IRISH NIGHT Celebrate the best of Ireland's traditions including music, storytelling, song and dance over a 4-course, home-cooked meal hosted in the Corn Barn at Bunratty Folk Park. OPERATES | Daily; Apr-Oct; 7:00 pm; 2½ hours. PRICE | from $56*

GALWAY & THE WEST SIGHTSEEING CLIFFS OF MOHER & BURREN DAY TOUR Experience the rugged coastlines, rare flora and Irish culture that make The Burren & Cliffs of Moher unique. OPERATES | Daily; 10:00 am; 7½ hours. PRICE | $30*

NORTHERN IRELAND SIGHTSEEING BELFAST HOP-ON HOP-OFF OPERATES | Daily; valid 24 hours; 24 stops every 20 minutes (entrance fees not included). PRICE | from $17*

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY TOUR Take a day trip to the 'eighth wonder of the world' along Causeway Coastal Route, voted one of the world's top five most spectacular drives! OPERATES | Daily; 9:15 am; 9 hours. PRICE | from $37*

TITANIC BELFAST Explore the shipyard, walk the decks and travel the ocean depths to uncover the legend where it all began. OPERATES | Daily; Jan-Mar & Oct-Dec; 10:00 am-5 pm, Apr-Sept 9 am-6 pm PRICE | from $23*

LONDONDERRY HOP-ON HOP-OFF OPERATES | Daily; valid 24 hours; 7 stops (entrance fees not included). PRICE | from $17*

LONDONDERRY WALKING TOUR Stroll the 17th-century city walls, with views of St. Columb's Cathedral, Bogside Murals, Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall and more. OPERATES | Daily; May-Oct; 1 hour. PRICE | from $11*

SCOTLAND

THE SCOTCH WHISKEY EXPERIENCE

EDINBURGH

Become part of the whiskey-making process on this interactive guided tour. OPERATES | Daily; open 10:00 am-5:00 pm, tours every 20 minutes; 1 hour. PRICE | from $26*

EDINBURGH HOP-ON HOP-OFF OPERATES | Daily; valid 24 hours; 24 stops every 20 minutes (entrance fees not included). PRICE | from $20*

THE SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND SHOW/ SCOTTISH NIGHT & DINNER A traditional Scottish show with performances, dancing and musicians. Full Scottish dinner included. PRICE | from $74*

EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO DAY TOUR A stunning day tour of The Highlands, a local whiskey distillery and finishing at the worldfamous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. OPERATES | Aug, Mon-Sat; Full day and evening. PRICE | $159*

ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA Once the Royal family's personal ship, learn about life on board this vessel on a self-guided audio tour. OPERATES | Daily; July-Sep, 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Apr-Jun and Oct, 10:00 am-3:30 pm; 1½ hours. PRICE | from $22*

HOLYROOD PALACE Visit the offical Scotland residence and gardens of Her Majesty the Queen and former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. OPERATES | Daily; except during Royal Visits OPEN | Apr-Oct, 9:30 am-6:00 pm; Nov-Mar, 9:30 am-4:30 pm; 1½ hours. PRICE | from $21*

LOCH NESS EXPLORER TOUR Cross Rannoch Moor to Glencoe, then on to Loch Ness. OPERATES | Daily; 8:00 am; 10 hours. PRICE | from $58*

STIRLING CASTLE & LOCH LOMOND TOUR

SIGHTSEEING & ACCOMMODATIONS

CONNEMARA DAY TOUR

GLASGOW GLASGOW HOP-ON HOP-OFF OPERATES | Daily; valid 24 hours; 24 stops every 20 minutes (entrance fees not included). PRICE | from $18*

STIRLING CASTLE, LOCH LOMOND NATIONAL PARK & WHISKEY TOUR Visit majestic Stirling Castle and the Loch Lomond National Park. Stop at a whisky distillery and learn how whiskey is created. OPERATES | Daily; 9:00 am; 9 hours. PRICE | from $62*

LOCH NESS, GLENCOE & HIGHLANDS Marvel at the grandeur of Glencoe, cruise on Loch Ness and discover the Scottish Highlands. OPERATES | Daily; 9:00 am; 9 hours. PRICE | from $76*

LOCH LOMOND CRUISE Enjoy a cruise on the ‘Queen of Scottish Lakes.’ Sail amongst the island jewels in the Loch Lomond crown. OPERATES | Daily; 1½ hours. PRICE | from $18*

INVERNESS SKYE & EILEAN DONAN CASTLE Discover the Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle on this day trip. OPERATES | Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 8:00 am; 12 hours. PRICE | from $92*

This tour fuses the remarkable beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park with the savage history of Stirling Castle. OPERATES | Wed, Fri, Sun 8:45 am; 9 hours. PRICE | from $81*

EDINBURGH WALKING TOUR WITH EDINBURGH CASTLE A local guide takes you to places history was made – the wynds, closes, courtyards and homes of Edinburgh’s Old Town, and of course, the Castle. PRICE | from $44*

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HAND–SELECTED ACCOMMODATIONS Come and discover 'Catherine’s Collection.' We ensure you get the best accommodation in each region. Each personally known, inspected and selected by our Dublin Managing Director, Catherine Reilly, to ensure your perfect Celtic vacation. The Scotsman, Edinburgh

“My advice for you is there’s no better way to get the full Celtic experience than by staying at a mix of castles, manors, hotels and B&Bs, each with its own unique charm—so please try and work them all in. When you choose from the many places in our collection, you are assured to get first-rate quality and the best local hospitality. The owners and managers are long-time friends I visit often, which is why I’ve personally selected them for you. As an extra tip, look out for a few new favorites which I say are ‘on Dublin’s doorstep’ where I live and offering a view of our local charm you don’t want to miss just outside the city.” – Catherine Reilly, Managing Director

PERSONALLY SELECTED, PERSONALLY KNOWN CASTLES & MANORS Experience the luxury and delight of staying in an Irish or Scottish castle or manor. Live like royalty and savor the rich tradition and character of the historical Celtic experience. HOTELS We have selected the very best hotels. You can choose from historic old-world charm to the most modern conveniences, peaceful country inns and luxury retreats, all with full Irish and Scottish breakfasts included. BED & BREAKFASTS Discover the local way of life staying in family townhomes, farmhouses and simple country homes, some hundreds of years old and some just built. Open vouchers are available, but we recommend you pre-book to avoid disappointment.

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ARRAN QUAY National Musuem of Ireland Decortive Arts

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Old Jameson Distillery

The Convention Centre Dublin Ha’penny Bridge

DUBLIN

Dublin Heuston Station

Olympia Theatre

GRAND CANAL DOCK

Dublin Castle Guinness Storehouse

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Monica Pollack Trinity Library

Peter McCann and his team at The Merrion are renowned for their attention to detail and genuine hospitality served up at every turn with grace and stylish ease. Just across the square from our Brendan Dublin office, it's a great base to explore Dublin. 1. THE MERRION Immerse yourself in the pure elegance of Georgian Dublin. The Merrion hotel is made up of four impeccably restored townhouses. The hotel has an amazing private ar t collection and is perfectly located opposite Government buildings.

STELLA GARDENS

St. Stephen’s Green

BEGGAR’S BUSH National Concert Hall

DOLPHINS BARN

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Fitzwilliam Square

LANSDOWNE VILLAGE

Aviva Stadium

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142 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool 2 Restaurants, 2 Cocktail Bars & Garden Terrace

2. THE FITZWILLIAM HOTEL DUBLIN Perfect location for a stroll on St. Stephen's Green and close to fashionable Grafton Street. This hotel is both stylish and modern.

3. THE WESTBURY DUBLIN

Situated off Grafton Street, walk out of your hotel and into the aroma and banter of Dublin's fresh flower traders.

4. CLONTARF CASTLE HOTEL DUBLIN

Castle proper ty close to Dublin Bay, it is the perfect place to stay for a 'last night in Ireland' treat.

TIP FROM THE LOCALS

Stop by the powerful, new EPIC Ireland museum where you'll walk in the footsteps of millions of immigrants through 21 interactive galleries.

5. BROOKS HOTEL DUBLIN

Boutique hotel, comfor table and welcoming. Stop by the Hairy Lemon for some refreshments and sample some typical Dublin wit.

THE MERRION

Merrion Square

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*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $199 Single: $399

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MERCHANTS QUAY

Ringsend Park

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National Gallery of Ireland

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St, Patrick Cathedral

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Gaiety Theatre

The perfect city to explore on t r by bi e blin is filled with thrilling Viking history, literary traditions, Georgian architecture, top pubs and of course, colorful Dublin locals... with your experts (our team) in the hear t of it all.

River Lif fey

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National Wax Museum

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*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $144 Single: $266

138 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club & Spa 2 Restaurants and Cocktail Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $186 Single: $342

205 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center 2 Restaurants, Bar & Tea Room

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $103 Single: $192

111 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center Restaurant, Lounge & Bar

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Double: $107 Single: $214

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In the heart of Dublin beside the prestigious Merrion Square, you are close to Trinity College and the National Museums.

7. O'CALLAGHAN DAVENPORT HOTEL DUBLIN

Beside the prestigious Merrion Square, and close to the Oscar Wilde statue, ideal for that perfect Dublin Doors display.

8. O'CALLAGHAN STEPHEN'S GREEN DUBLIN

Great place to settle in and explore Dublin's treasures, many within walking distance from your hotel.

9. THE GIBSON DUBLIN

Chic, modern and located in Dublin's trendy dockland area. 10 minutes on the "Luas" (Dublin's tram) will get you to the center or add 10 more for a walk along the River Liffey.

10. CLAYTON HOTEL BALLSBRIDGE DUBLIN

A spectacular building located in leafy Ballsbridge, just a 10-minute bus ride into Grafton Street.

11. ASHLING HOTEL DUBLIN

Overlooking the River Liffey and close to Phoenix Park, hop on the "Luas" (Dublin's tram) right outside for a quick jaunt into the city center.

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6. O'CALLAGHAN ALEXANDER HOTEL DUBLIN

DUBLIN

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $64 Single: $116

102 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $62 Single: $114

115 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $62 Single: $121

99 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $103 Single: $148

252 Guestrooms, Family Rooms & Suites Fitness Center & Sauna Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $85 Single: $137

304 Guestrooms & Suites Rooftop Terrace & Gardens Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $66 Single: $125

225 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant & Bar

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12. CAMDEN COURT DUBLIN

Close to all the city sights and just one stop on "Luas" (Dublin's tram) to St. Stephen's Green. Dublin is a compact city and easy to get around by foot.

Double: $81 Single: $137

246 Guestrooms, Family Rooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant & Bar

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13. CLAYTON HOTEL CARDIFF LANE DUBLIN

Double: $118 Single: $192

Located in the hear t of the Docklands, this modern hotel is within walking distance of the city. Excellent in-house gym and pool for thoose inclined!

14. THE CROKE PARK HOTEL DUBLIN Contemporary design with really comfor table bedrooms and hospitable public spaces. On the airpor t route, so ideal for first and last night in Dublin.

304 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Sauna & Jacuzzi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $81 Single: $148

232 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center Restaurant & Bar

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15. BUSWELLS HOTEL DUBLIN

Here you are likely to rub shoulders with Irish politicians as Buswells is located opposite “The Dáil” (Irish Parliament).

16. SANDYMOUNT HOTEL DUBLIN

The Loughran family has been running the Sandymount Hotel since 1955, great atmosphere and close to the Dar t rail. You can be in Dublin city centre in minutes and at the city’s top attractions.

17. JURYS INN PARNELL DUBLIN

Just minutes away from historic O'Connell Street. Check out nearby Writers Museum and haggle for some fresh fruit on Moore Street.

Double: $90 Single: $134

67 Guestrooms Off-site Fitness Center Access Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $111 Single: $192

168 Guestrooms Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

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Double: $81 Single: $159 253 Guestrooms & Executive Rooms Fitness Center Restaurant, Bar & Coffee Bar

18. JURYS INN CHRISTCHURCH DUBLIN

This comfortable inn takes its name from Christ Church Cathedral, with its 1,000 years of history right there on your doorstep.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $89 Single: $174 253 Guestrooms & Executive Rooms Fitness Center Restaurant, Bar & Coffee Bar

Additional Dublin Airport hotels are available, just ask your your Brendan Specialist.

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DUBLIN'S DOORSTEP ABoriore natur aut a plam qui re ducid estem eum quiscil laciisc ipidicid minvenihit voloratecta idundis moluptio. Ga. Edipsuntotae et iumquis aliataturi

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1. THE K CLUB STRAFFAN, CO. KILDARE

Built in 1832, the original house was modeled on a French Château and still retains many of its original architectural features, artwork and antiques. Ideal for golf and fis in and st in tes r blin.

Triple: $XXX

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"I choose to live on Dublin's Doorstep. I get to walk the cliff walk in the morning and the magnificent Powerscourt Gardens, five minutes from my house, are where you'll likely find me having a coffee at the weekends."

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

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Bullet One Bullet Two Bullet Three Bullet Four Catherine Powerscourt Gardens

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ABoriore natur aut a plam qui re ducid estem eum quiscil laciisc ipidicid minvenihit voloratecta idundis moluptio. Ga. Edipsuntotae et iumquis aliataturi

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Bullet One Bullet Two Bullet Three Bullet Four

Wicklow, Kildare and Meath counties surround Ireland's capital, quite literally on it's doorstop. They're also in my own backyard. These places offer a serene alternative to the city with glistening lakes, scenic pasture lands and tranquil forests to explore and local towns, authentic rural life and traditions to experience. All with easy access to take in Dublin. Welcome to my home.

ABoriore natur aut a plam qui re ducid estem eum quiscil laciisc ipidicid minvenihit voloratecta idundis moluptio. Ga. Edipsuntotae et iumquis aliataturi

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ABoriore natur aut a plam qui re ducid estem eum quiscil laciisc ipidicid minvenihit voloratecta idundis moluptio. Ga. Edipsuntotae et iumquis aliataturi POWERSCOURT GARDENS

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Twin: $125 Single: $251

137 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurants, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $103 Single: $140

141 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurants, Bar & Lounge

Located on the famous Powerscourt Estate, with its historic house and beautifully manicured gardens, just half an hour from Dublin.

4. FITZPATRICK'S CASTLE HOTEL DUBLIN

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $125 Single: $199

194 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurants, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $77 Single: $125

113 Guestrooms Health Club & Pool Restaurant & Bar

Dublin Airport

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Wicklow Mountains National Park

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $XX Single: $XXX Triple: $XXX

RESORT & SPA ENNISKERRY, CO. WICKLOW

Family-owned and operated, this delightful property offers tranquility within breathtaking surroundings overlooking Dublin Bay.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $XX Single: $XXX Triple: $XXX

Killashee Hotel is located only 19 miles from Dublin and just 1 mile outside of Naas. Set amidst the lush, rolling country-side of Kildare, Killashee is truly a special place and we can’t wait to share it with you.

3. POWERSCOURT HOTEL COUNTRY CHARM, CITY ACCESS

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2. KILLASHEE HOUSE HOTEL NAAS, CO. KILDARE

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*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

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5. BARBERSTOWN CASTLE HOTEL STRAFFAN, CO. KILDARE

Barberstown Castle built in the 13th Century is privately owned and provides a personal and memorable experience. Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airpor t (both 30 minutes away).

6. DUNBOYNE CASTLE HOTEL CO. MEATH

WICKLOW

Dunboyne Castle Hotel sits on 21 acres of mature grounds where you can enjoy the charms of the countryside, just 11 miles from the city center and 13 miles to the airport.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $103 Single: $140

55 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $89 Single: $128

145 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

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HAYFIELD MANOR CORK

CORK & SOUTHEAST

Owned by a family steeped in hospitality; every inch of this beautiful property has their loving personal touches.

Dennis Morrell Kilkenny

From world-renowned crystal in Waterford to Blarney's famous castle and stone, Cork and the Southeast offer beautiful coastlines and one colorful town after another. Like Kilkenny, our Medieval City and a guest favorite in Ireland's ancient East.

CATHERINE'S COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT

You will love meeting owners Bernadette and Eddie at rdfield ar se. rin y r a etite ernadette loves to share her Irish culinary secrets. Eddie will be happy to showcase life on a working Irish farm and the view of the valley from the house is stunning.

MOUNT JULIET THOMASTOWN, CO. KILKENNY

Wonderfully relaxed location for families and golfers, with spa, equestrian and all the activities of a country estate.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $124 Single: $233

88 Manor Rooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool 2 Restaurants & Wine Cellar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $59 Single: $103

31 Main House Rooms 16 Hunters Yard Rooms Health Club, Spa & Pool 2 Restaurants & Bar

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IMPERIAL HOTEL CORK

Settle in here and enjoy a home away from home traditional service. Great location to explore this vibrant city with its rich maritime history.

THE RIVER LEE HOTEL CORK

Delightful hotel, modern and urban setting on a river setting. Wonderful, warm service and excellent food.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $75 Single: $120

130 Guestrooms Spa & Sauna Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $83 Single: $136

182 Guestrooms Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant & Bar

ARDFIELD FARMHOUSE BALLINHASSIG, CO. CORK rdfield is a tran il ar se ere t class show jumping and event horses are breed and trained. Visit the stables, stroll the paddocks or simply take in the traditional Irish farming community on your restful stay. Just 10 minutes from the Cork Airport and 20 minutes from Kinsale and Cork City.

THE KINGSLEY CORK

The Kingsley Hotel is located in an area steeped in local history, with stunning views of the passing River Lee and nearby walkway.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $60 Single: $104

131 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurants, Bar & Lounge

B&B Collection

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $59 Single: $77

4 En-suite Guestrooms Guest Lounge & Patio Gardens TV & On-site Parking Horse Stables & Riding

TIP FROM THE LOCALS

One of Cork City's jewels is the English Market, dating back to 1788. Sample the fresh food, then head upstairs to Farmgate Cafe which serves locally-sourced produce from the market every day.

JURYS INN CORK CORK

We feature several Jurys Inns in our collection. Why? Because of their consistent comfor table standards and their perfect locations.

MACDONALD HOTEL KINSALE KINSALE, CO. CORK

This romantic location set amidst 90 acres of mature wooded parkland with panoramic views overlooking Oysterhaven Bay.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $61 Single: $118

133 Guestrooms Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

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70 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center, Spa & Pool Restaurant & Bar

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ACTONS HOTEL KINSALE KINSALE, CO. CORK Kinsale is known as the gourmet capital of Ireland and where us locals like to brag that we had a vacation there.

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CORK & SOUTHEAST HOTEL

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $63 Single: $111

74 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club & Pool Restaurant & Bar

CLIFF HOUSE HOTEL ARDMORE, CO. WATERFORD

Close to Cork and Waterford, this luxury hotel seems to cling to a cliff on the south side of Ardmore Bay.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $122 Single: $225

39 Guests Rooms Spa & Swimming Pool Bar & Michelin Star Restaurant

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INCHYDONEY ISLAND LODGE & SPA WEST CORK

If you like to wake to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, or walk the beach, this is the place for you.

LYRATH ESTATE HOTEL KILKENNY

Set amongst 170 acres of mature parkland, fusing stunning contemporary design with 17th-century elegance.

Twin: $102 Single: $176

67 Guestrooms Restaurant, Pub & Bistro

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $81 Single: $126

137 Luxury Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Wine Cellar

NEWPARK HOTEL KILKENNY KILKENNY

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KILKENNY ORMONDE HOTEL KILKENNY

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FAITHLEGG HOUSE HOTEL & GOLF CLUB FAITHLEGG, CO. WATERFORD

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GRANVILLE HOTEL WATERFORD

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On the edge of medieval Kilkenny city, a cultural gem of festivals and historical sites.

When you get a chance to stay in a medieval city, take it! Enjoy the Castle, a craft trail and Langton's Pub.

An 18th-century, beautifully restored mansion is the centerpiece of a golf course.

One of the treasures of Waterford city, the Granville is well-placed to explore the others: House of Waterford Crystal, Viking Triangle and Reginald's Tower.

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*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $56 Single: $83

129 Guestrooms Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant & Bar

Twin: $68 Single: $118

118 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club & Spa 2 Restaurants, Bar & Lounge

Twin: $75 Single: $103

82 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Lounge & Piano Bar 18-hole Golf Course

Twin: $70 Single: $118

100 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant & Bar

WESTWOOD COUNTRY HOUSE BLARNEY, CO. CORK

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KILLIANE CASTLE FARMHOUSE DRINAGH, CO. WEXFORD

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BUNGALOW FARMHOUSE FRESHFORD, CO. KILKENNY

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AARD OAKLEIGH B&B KILKENNY

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Eucharia's elegant touches are all over her beautiful home and garden. She truly has the gift of eloquence and you can too, if you kiss a stone in nearby Blarney Castle.

Stay with Kathleen and her family at this unique farmhouse. Ideal for exploring the Southeast.

You will know you are in the heart of an Irish farmhouse when you smell Greta's homemade cakes.

A charming home set in beautiful gardens in Bennettsbridge village, famous for its crafts and pottery.

Twin: $56 Single: $77

4 En-suite Guestrooms Private Landscaped Gardens TV & On-site Parking

Twin: $74 Single: $103

8 En-suite Guestrooms Dining Room, Drawing Room, Gardens & Tennis TV & On-site Parking

Twin: $48 Single: $69

4 En-suite Guestrooms Dining Room & Gardens TV & On-site Parking

Twin: $49 Single: $70

3 En-suite rooms Fishing and golf within 5kms On-Site Parking

NEWTOWN FARM B&B ARDMORE, CO. WATERFORD

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GLASHA FARMHOUSE CLONMEL, CO. TIPPERARY

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A walk along the cliff in Ardmore might be the perfect antidote to the scrumptious breakfast served by Teresa & Mossy at their spacious farmhouse.

Olive can't do enough for Brendan guests, its so worthwhile seeking out her home on the Waterford/ Tipperary border.

Twin: $62 Single: $81

5 En-suite Guestrooms Tennis Cour ts & Sauna TV & On-site Parking

Twin: $66 Single: $89

9 En-suite Guestrooms Gardens, Conservatory & Walking Trails TV & On-site Parking

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BALLYSEEDE CASTLE TRALEE, CO. KERRY

KILLARNEY & SOUTHWEST

Situated on 30 acres of gardens and woodlands, this irish castle hotel dates back to the 1590s and is the perfect base for touring the Southwest.

Picturesque Killarney and the Southwest offer welcoming accommodations and spectacular natural backdrops. Take a ride on a horse-drawn jaunting cart at the Killarney National Park or loop around the incredible Ring of Kerry. @guyfrommidtown Ring of Kerry

CATHERINE'S COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT

The Malton's great location and warm welcome makes it a favorite of mine and our Brendan guests. You can’t miss the grand building and will love the dining choices, including behind-the-scenes walk in the wine cellar. THE MALTON KILLARNEY cal int since t e t e first rail ay line r blin to Killarney in 1854, The Malton has welcomed local Presidents, Princes, Barons and Dignitaries. On six acres of beautiful gardens in the heart of Killarney, it is truly the gracious “old lady” of hotels with all the modern comforts. *PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $73 Single: $131

172 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa, Pool & Tennis Cour ts Restaurant, Bar, Wine Cellar & Afternoon Tea

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $90 Single: $134

23 Guestrooms & Suites Gardens & Afternoon Tea Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

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PARK HOTEL KENMARE KENMARE, CO. KERRY

This Victorian landmark, dating from 1897, is set in a heavenly location overlooking the glistening waters of Kenmare Bay.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $235 Single: $295

46 Luxury Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Adjoining 18-hole Golf Course Garden Walks Restuarant, Bar & Cinema

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AGHADOE HEIGHTS HOTEL & SPA KILLARNEY

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KILLARNEY PARK HOTEL KILLARNEY

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The best view of the lakes of Killarney matched by the incredible hospitality from everyone you meet.

Owned and operated by a local family, the accommodations are luxurious. The log fires burn brightly, the staff smile warmly. You have arrived.

Twin: $100 Single: $155

74 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

Twin: $133 Single: $227

68 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club & Spa Restaurant, Bar & Afternoon Tea

MUCKROSS PARK HOTEL & SPA KILLARNEY

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THE EUROPE HOTEL KILLARNEY

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Killarney National Park surrounds the hotel and offers guests spectacular outdoor, historic and lake activities.

Killarney's beauty surrounds you at this five-star hotel, located overlooking the world-famous Lakes of Killarney.

Twin: $81 Single: $142

70 Guestrooms Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Lounge & Pub

Twin: $151 Single: $276

187 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center, Spa & Pools (Indoor & Outside), Thermal Suite Restaurant, Brasserie, Bar & Lounge

TIP FROM THE LOCALS

Why not break from driving to relax on a Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula guided coach excursion (see p.62). Soak in the panoramic scenery to local commentary.

KILLARNEY PLAZA KILLARNEY

Overlooking the national park, everything Killarney has to offer is on your doorstep. Climb the ornate staircase in the Plaza, and mingle with the locals.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $71 Single: $126

198 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool 3 Restaurants, Bar & Lounge

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KILLARNEY ROYAL KILLARNEY

The Scally family has proudly held the mantle of caring for guests over three generations; experience their gracious hospitality.

RANDLES COURT KILLARNEY

A stay at this family-owned Killarney hotel is truly a unique experience.

KILLEEN HOUSE HOTEL KILLARNEY

Michael and Geraldine will be delighted to offer you a céad míle fáilte romhat 100,000 welcomes to their home.

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KILLARNEY & SOUTHWEST PROPERTY TYPE HOTEL

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $66 Single: $117

49 Guestrooms, Family Rooms & Suites Restaurant, Bistro, Bar & Afternoon Tea

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $81 Single: $121

75 Guestrooms & Suites Leisure Center, Spa & Pool Restaurants, Bar & Drawning Room

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $74 Single: $105

23 Guestrooms Award-winning restaurant

BALLYGARRY HOUSE HOTEL TRALEE This property has been in the McGillicuddy family for 3 generations. Set on 6 acres of gardens in the heart of the Kerry.

THE ROSE HOTEL TRALEE

This charming hotel is the ideal base from which to explore Kerry’s Wild Atlantic Way, the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, or play golf on the world-acclaimed Tralee Golf Club.

SNEEM HOTEL SNEEM

One of the treasures of the Ring of Kerry is the enchanting town Sneem, take time to explore and stay a night or two on The Ring of Kerry.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $74 Single: $125

64 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center, Spa Restaurant, Brasserie, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $58 Single: $143

165 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center, Spa Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $65 Single: $96

69 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center with Gym/Workout Room Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

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KILLARNEY TOWERS KILLARNEY

The people of Killarney are so proud of their award-winning town. It is immaculate, and the Killarney Towers enjoys a dominant position in the town center. It's just great!

ARBUTUS KILLARNEY

Charming, comfortable and welcoming. The Arbutus takes its name from the colorful Strawberry Tree, many to be admired in the nearby National Park.

DINGLE SKELLIG DINGLE

Stunning location with mountains at its back, Dingle faces comfortably onto a sheltered harbor. All you have to do is open your eyes and be overwhelmed by natural beauty.

DINGLE BENNERS DINGLE

Full of old-world charm and right in the center of one of Ireland's most beloved towns, it is t e er ect s t t e l re t e a nificent Dingle Peninsula and surrounding areas.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $43 Single: $75

182 Guestrooms Fitness Center, Sauna & Pool 2 Restaurants & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $68 Single: $102

30 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $66 Single: $100

142 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

LOCH LEIN COUNTRY HOUSE KILLARNEY

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ALDERHAVEN B&B KILLARNEY

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $59 Single: $158

25 En-suite Guestrooms Restaurant

Annette and Paul Corridan are always on hand to meet and greet, recommend undiscovered local walks and less traveled roads – in fact, to help in any way.

If you want to feel par t of an Irish family, here is your chance. Norrie and Pat will take such great care of you and give you all the local advice you need for your stay in Killarney.

CARRIGLEA HOUSE KILLARNEY

Overlooking Killarney National Park, John and Eileen are the second generation of this family to look after Brendan guests in their home.

Twin: $52 Single: $76

6 En-suite Guestrooms Dining Room & Gardens TV & On-site Parking

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $59 Single: $83

6 En-suite Guestrooms 30 Acres of Working Farm, Private Grounds & Mature Gardens TV & On-Site Parking

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $90 Single: $134

52 Guestrooms Access to Off-site Fitness Center Restaurant & Bar

TIP FROM THE LOCALS Many of the pubs in Killarney have live music every night during the summer months, with bands playing every kind of music you can think of! Make time to enjoy dinner and a pint of Guinness one night and enjoy this truly Irish experience.

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SHANNON REGION SIGHTSEEING & ACCOMMODATIONS

MANOR

HAND–SELECTED ACCOMMODATIONS

THE MUSTARD SEED AT ECHO LODGE CO. LIMERICK

SHANNON REGION

A unique hideaway with legendary restaurant, orchard and herb garden.

The counties of Clare and Limerick offer visual riches and famous sights, from the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher to lively Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. There, stop at Durty Nelly's, a landmark Irish pub for over four hundred years. @kait013087 Cliffs of Moher

LIMERICK STRAND LIMERICK

Stands proudly on the banks of the Shannon and in the hear t of the city of Limerick. Spacious modern bedrooms, great breakfast and really friendly staff.

NO 1. PERY SQUARE LIMERICK

CATHERINE'S COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT

DROMOLAND CASTLE CO. CLARE Experience 16th-century, old-world elegance with modern-day comfor ts in one of Ireland's finest castle hotels. The 375-acre estate will find you hunting, fishing, horseback riding, golfing and more. Conveniently just eight miles from Shannon Airpor t. *PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $126 Single: $223

100 Luxury Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool 2 Restaurants, Bar, Lounge & Afternoon Tea

TIP FROM THE LOCALS

r an easy e erience lan y r tri t y in r t Shannon Airport--where duty-free started in 1947!

Double: $133 Single: $221

18 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant, Lounge & Gardens

HOTEL

This boutique proper ty is set in the Georgian quar ter of Limerick City.

I highly recommend a night or two at Dromoland Castle, the luxury resor t once home to the High Kings of Ireland! Our Brendan guests enjoy the last night of their vacation here as a perfect fairytale ending.

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BUNRATTY CASTLE HOTEL BUNRATTY In the shadows of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, you have all you need here within minutes: Shannon airport, medieval banquets, Durty Nellies and great shopping.

OLD GROUND HOTEL ENNIS

A beautifully restored 18th-century manor house hotel, this unique property is on the doorstep of the Cliffs of Moher.

DUNRAVEN ARMS HOTEL ADARE

Hailed as one of Ireland's prettiest villages with its row of thatched cottages Adare also boasts the incredible Dunraven Arms, family run steeped in history and tradition.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $71 Single: $142

184 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant, Bar & Afternoon Tea

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $107 Single: $187

20 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant, Lounge & Afternoon Tea

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $77 Single: $114

80 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $66 Single: $105

105 Guestrooms Restaurant, Bistro & Bar

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Double: $81 Single: $121 86 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Bar, Conservatory

FITZGERALD'S WOODLANDS HOUSE HOTEL ADARE

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CAHERGAL FARMHOUSE BUNRATTY

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Experience the Fitzgerald family's genuine hospitality in their beloved hotel.

Double: $65 Single: $96 89 Guestrooms & Suites Leisure Club & Spa Restaurant, Bistro & Bar

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BRIAR LODGE BUNRATTY

Ideally located close to Shannon Airpor t. Trish and her family offer Brendan guests true Irish hospitality.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $50 Single: $70 5 En-suite Guestrooms Guest TV Lounge & Gardens

Owners Noreen and Michael are proud to show you around their working farm and share their stories.

Double: $63 Single: $89 5 En-suite Guestrooms Horse Riding, Tennis & Gardens

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*Prices are per person, per night and include breakfast and local taxes; subject to change based on seasonality; subject to availability.

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GALWAY & THE WEST

BALLYNAHINCH CASTLE RECESS, CO. GALWAY

GALWAY & THE WEST

On 450 private acres of woodlands, rivers and walks in the hear t of idyllic Connemara.

JustGotBack Ashford Castle

Connect with authentic rural and traditional Ireland in Galway and the West. Fall in love with our most romantic castle, Kylemore Abbey, or explore literary Yeats' country: "Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends."

CATHERINE'S COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT

Located on stunning Sky Road, meet Brian Hughes and his father, the best in Irish hospitality and good old-fashioned enter tainment.

SOLIS LOUGH ESKE CASTLE CO. DONEGAL

HOTEL

ASHFORD CASTLE CONG, CO. MAYO

THE G HOTEL GALWAY

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $185 Single: $340

83 Luxury Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Sauna Restaurant & Cocktail Bar Golf, Falconry, Fishing & More!

TIP FROM THE LOCALS

ASHFORD CASTLE

ABBEYGLEN CASTLE CLIFDEN, CO. GALWAY

Ashford Castle is truly a crown jewel of Ireland and a proud member of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, our sister company under The Travel Corporation. There are memories to be made for all ages, from a traditional Irish wooden boat trip to Hawk Walk by Ireland’s School of Falconry, horseback riding and so much more.

Situated on its own 350-acre estate on the shores of Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle is undoubtedly one of Ireland's most renowned hotels. It has hosted Princes, Presidents and Prime Ministers and was once home to the Guinness family during its almost 800-year history. Today it's lavish guest rooms, l cally s rced fine dinin a ard innin s a and re offer you the ultimate in luxury and hospitality.

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CASTLE

HAND–SELECTED ACCOMMODATIONS

Connemara offers the real unspoiled beauty of Ireland. Don't miss the rich history of iconic Kylemore Abbey, from the romantic tale of its origin to the Benedictine nuns that remain today.

Beautiful rooms and a genuine Donegal welcome come together effor tlessly here. Don't miss the amazing Celtic Cross gravestone.

When Galway was ready to build a chic, trendy hotel they called back a famous son, designer Philip Tracy, who normally makes hats for the Royal Family.

GLENLO ABBEY HOTEL GALWAY Here you have an oppor tunity to stay at the ancestral home of the French family, one of Galway’s famous ‘tribes.’

HOTEL MEYRICK GALWAY

You can't beat Hotel Meyrick's location! Set in the hear t of Galway City on Eyre Square, the hotel first opened its doors in 1852.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $131 Single: $175

40 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant & Pub On-site Estate Activities

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $102 Single: $147

45 Guestrooms & Suites Wellness Spa & Sauna Restaurant & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $112 Single: $199

96 Luxury Guestrooms & Suites Spa & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Grill

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $84 Single: $154

101 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Rooftop Zen Garden Restaurant, Bar & Signature Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $123 Single: $216

50 Guestrooms Golf Course, Fishing, Falconry, Walking & Cycling Restaurant & Bar

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Double: $83 Single: $138

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THE TWELVE HOTEL GALWAY

Outside Galway, find yourself in a Gaeltacht (Irish) speaking area. Ideal to visit Connemara or to take a trip to the Aran Islands.

ARDILAUN HOTEL GALWAY

Very traditional stately manor proper ty, with stunning gardens and close to the promenade at Salthill overlooking Galway Bay.

JURYS INN GALWAY GALWAY

Located on Quay Street in the hear t of the historic city center, this proper ty offers stunning views of Galway Bay.

HARBOUR HOTEL GALWAY

Galway is often referred to as the cultural hear t of Ireland. There's always lots going on: festivals, food fairs, street theater, music, song and dance. Stay in the center of it all.

RENVYLE HOUSE HOTEL RENVYLE, CO. GALWAY

On the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way, this proper ty is in a unique location. Delicious food, comfor table bedrooms and a truly uplifting break. Here, the only stress is on relaxation.

THE LODGE AT ASHFORD CASTLE CONG, CO. MAYO

On the grounds of Ashford Castle estate is its majestic lodge. Cleverly maintaining t e traditi n a fine ntry se combined with the contemporary luxury and style of today. 85

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HOTEL

GALWAY & THE WEST HOTEL

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $72 Single: $99

99 Guestrooms & Suites La Petit Spa Restaurant, Bar & Bakery

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $63 Single: $97

125 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Hair Salon & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Bistro

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $56 Single: $109

130 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant, Bar & Coffee Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $59 Single: $103

96 Guestrooms Fitness Center Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $59 Single: $118

68 Guestrooms Tennis, Fishing, Golf & Pool Restaurant

KNOCKRANNY HOUSE HOTEL & SPA WESTPORT

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $102 Single: $147

Known for its outstanding service, you'll love the log fires, antique furnishings and fine cuisine.

HOTEL WESTPORT WESTPORT

The friendly atmosphere at this hotel is infectious just like the whole town of Westpor t.

THE GLASSHOUSE SLIGO

Shaped like a ship in dock, the hotel’s glass exterior can be seen from afar, and its quirky interiors are equally impressive. Don't miss the dramatic landscape in nearby Benbulbin.

CLARION SLIGO HOTEL SLIGO

Overlooked by the spectacular Benbulben mountain, the Clarion Hotel Sligo exudes classic contemporary style and an ideal location for touring the Nor thwest of Ireland.

MILL PARK HOTEL CO. DONEGAL

Situated just outside the historic town of Donegal, the friendly Mill Park overlooks the bay.

110 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Award-winning Restaurant

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $68 Single: $97

85 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $62 Single: $106

116 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $58 Single: $94

74 Guestrooms Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $95 Single: $145

115 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $89 Single: $148

50 Deluxe Rooms & Suites Restaurant & Bar Estate Activities Including Fishing, Lake Cruises & Equestrian

TIP FROM THE LOCALS Go back in time and immerse yourself into our own island culture. Take a trip out to the Aran Islands and get a glimpse into the way of life that has long since disappeared, with breathtaking scenery, ruins and rich folklore abounding. (see page 63)

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GALWAY & THE WEST B&B COLLECTION

ST. JUDES GALWAY

Stunning private home, with a warm Cead Mile Failte from Ita, Tony, and their wonderful daughter, Sinead.

FOUR WINDS LODGE GALWAY Relax in the beautiful gardens overlooking Galway Bay.

SIGHTSEEING & ACCOMMODATIONS

HAND–SELECTED ACCOMMODATIONS *PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $52 Single: $76

NORTHERN IRELAND

6 En-suite Guestrooms Sitting Room, Dining Room & Patio TV & On-site Parking

Discover Northern Ireland's lively cities and scenic coasts. Visit the birthplace of Titanic in the heart of Belfast. See the legendary Giants Causeway, the incredible Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the Dark Hedges, featured on Game of Thrones.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $66 Single: $103

4 En-suite Guestrooms Gardens & Conservatory TV & On-site Parking Bridget Trafalgar Dark Hedges

ALMARA HOUSE B&B GALWAY

Matt and Maria Kiernan will welcome you to their home situated in the city suburbs and just minutes from the hear t of Galway city center, unrivaled for its quality shopping and street enter tainment.

WOODVILLE GALWAY

Enjoy the spectacular views overlooking Galway Bay and Silver Strand Beach in Patty’s spectacular home.

LISDANAR GLENTIES, CO. DONEGAL

ll first all in l e it t eir na es Conal and Rosaleen Campbell. And then with them when you visit their beautiful home.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $52 Single: $76

CATHERINE'S COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT

At the famous Causeway Coastal Route's edge sits Ballygally Castle Hotel Co. Antrim. I've yet to meet their friendly ghost, Lady Isabella; perhaps the uninterrupted views to Scotland called her away. I do personally know how hard the local owners, siblings Aileen and Howard, work to make your stay exceptional.

4 En-suite Guestrooms

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $52 Single: $76

BALLYGALLY CASTLE ANTRIM COAST

4 En-suite Guestrooms TV & On-site Parking

This 400-year-old castle is the only 17th-century building still used as a residence in Nor thern Ireland, complete with golden Ballygally Bay beaches, winding roads, deep silent glens and lush forest parks along the Antrim coast.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $59 Single: $81

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $74 Single: $112

4 En-suite Guestrooms Conservatory & Private Gardens TV & On-site Parking

54 Guestrooms & Suites Gardens & Tea Room Restaurant & Bar

TIP FROM THE LOCALS

Ireland’s most romantic castle is Dunluce; walk the exhilarating Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and taste a dram at Bushmills Distillery.

TIP FROM THE LOCALS Discover Ireland’s best-kept secret, Slieve League Cliffs in Donegal, Europe’s highest sea cliffs. Don’t be put off by the narrow winding road. It’s really wor th the effor t for these stunning views. BALLYGALLY CASTLE 87

*Prices are per person, per night and include breakfast and local taxes; subject to change based on seasonality; subject to availability.

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CULLODEN ESTATE & SPA CO. BELFAST Originally built as an official Palace for the Bishops of Down, this is Nor thern Ireland's most prestigious hotel.

HOTEL *PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $148 Single: $213

79 Luxury Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Lounge & Afternoon Tea

CITY HOTEL DERRY LONDONDERRY

No other city provides and celebrates its living tapestry and history quite the way Derry does. Located on the River Foyle, the City Hotel lets you join right in.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $73 Single: $105

158 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club & Pool Restaurant & Bar

HOTEL

THE MERCHANT BELFAST

The grandeur of the original Grade A-listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco-inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities.

EUROPA HOTEL BELFAST

Par t of the living history of the city, add your name to the list of VIP guests that have stayed at the world-famous Europa hotel in the center of Belfast.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $141 Single: $264

57 Guestrooms Health Club & Spa Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $97 Single: $162

272 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge

MALDRON HOTEL DERRY LONDONDERRY The only hotel within the walls of this historic city. A walking tour of the walls is a must and a visit to the Tower Museum is a close second.

PORTRUSH ATLANTIC HOTEL ANTRIM COAST

Por trush is a small seaside town with sandy beaches and the world-renowned Royal Portrush Golf Course. A great base for exploring and for golfers.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $62 Single: $97

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MANOR

NORTHERN IRELAND

93 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $58 Single: $97

69 Guestrooms Business Center Restaurant & Bar

B&B COLLECTION

RADISSON BLU BELFAST BELFAST

Contemporary and stylish and close to public transport with easy access to Belfast Waterfront, Victoria Square, City Hall, Ulster Museum & Titanic Quar ter.

JURYS INN BELFAST BELFAST

Located in the city center beside the fabled Belfast Opera House. Don't miss the great food, exciting events and superb shopping.

PARK INN BELFAST BELFAST

Stay in the center of Nor thern Ireland's charming capital. This proper ty is convenient to all the historic attractions and premier shopping & enter tainment areas.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $93 Single: $178

120 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $53 Single: $102

190 Guestrooms All-day Coffee Bar Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $74 Single: $139

145 Guestrooms Health Club Restaurant & Bar

TROY HALL LONDONDERRY

From the moment Michael and Ann open the door of their original Victorian grand manor you will know you made the right choice for your stay in Londonderry.

BREEZEMOUNT MANOR ANTRIM COAST Dating back to the 1820s and set amongst mature gardens, enjoy the peaceful environment of Coleraine, near the Antrim Coast.

COOLMORE HOUSE B&B ANTRIM COAST A quiet family home, set in its own grounds in the beautiful countryside, just 10 minutes from Coleraine.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $65 Single: $92

3 En-suite Guestrooms Private Gardens TV & On-site Parking

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $67 Single: $93

10 En-suite Guestrooms Private Gardens TV & On-site Parking

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Double: $67 Single: $93

3 En-suite Guestrooms TV & On-site Parking

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EDINBURGH

DALHOUSIE CASTLE EDINBURGH

SCOTLAND

Full of character and charm, this 13th-century fortress is just 8 miles south of Edinburgh.

Famous for historic castles, traditional Highland games, beautiful lochs and celebrated whisky, Scotland has many treasures. Edinburgh and Glasgow offer rich history, while the Highland's rugged scenery will leave you breathless. Judy Boncel Stirling Castle

One of Scotland's gems, Cameron House sits on the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond. It’s a great base for Brendan guests to explore the boundless local culture and stunning scenery all around. CAMERON HOUSE LOCH LOMOND

MACDONALD HOUSTOUN HOUSE LIVINGSTON

Mary, Queen of Scots visited here, set in 22 acres of beautiful woodlands near Livingston just west of Edinburgh.

G&V HOTEL ROYAL MILE EDINBURGH

Very stylish and modern, idealy located just a 5-minute walk to majestic Edinburgh Castle.

132 Luxury Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Bar & Restaurants

Intimate, quiet and classically elegant both inside and out.

29 Guestrooms & Suites Hydro Spa 2 Restaurants

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $86 Single: $155

71 Guestrooms Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant & Bar

Loch Lomond is Scotland's largest freshwater loch, great for summer water sports, beaches and boating. The entire Loch and the Trossach's area is a National Park.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $113 Single: $196

136 Guestrooms & Suites Fitness Center, Spa Rooftop Terrace Restaurant, Bar/Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $146 Single: $285

18 Luxury Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant, Bar/Lounge

THE SCOTSMAN EDINBURGH

Once the home to the Scotsman newspaper, all rooms and suites are different with quirky features and stunning views of mighty Edinburgh.

TIP FROM THE LOCALS

CAMERON HOUSE

Twin: $115 Single: $185

MANOR

THE HOWARD EDINBURGH

Take a unique Scottish 18th-century baronial mansion, a championship golf course, top-tier Scottish cuisine, served with the heartiest of Scottish hospitality, all in a romantic location, and you begin to understand why Cameron House is a favorite to many. *PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $128 Single: $255

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CATHERINE'S COLLECTION HIGHLIGHT

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CASTLE

HAND–SELECTED ACCOMMODATIONS

HILTON CARLTON HOTEL EDINBURGH

Overlooking the Royal Mile, you couldn’t be closer to where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $145 Single: $271

69 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club & Spa Brasserie Serving All Meals, Afternoon Tea & Whisky Tasting

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $79 Single: $155

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MACDONALD HOLYROOD EDINBURGH Enjoy a right royal welcome. This hotel takes its name from nearby Holyrood Palace, Scotland's official residence of The Queen.

RADISSON BLU HOTEL EDINBRUGH

On the Royal Mile, this proper ty offers stylish comfor t and elegance.

HOTEL *PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $88 Single: $162

156 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $100 Single: $181

238 Guestrooms Health & Leisure Club, Spa & Pool 2 Restaurants & Bar/Lounge

CHANNINGS HOTEL EDINBURGH

Full of charming Victorian paintings, books and memorabilia, this proper ty offers an experience much like a Scottish country house.

JURYS INN EDINBURGH EDINBURGH

With its prime city center location just minutes away from Princes Street, the hardest part will be deciding where t first.

GRASSMARKET HOTEL EDINBURGH

SIGHTSEEING & ACCOMMODATIONS

HOTEL

EDINBURGH

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $88 Single: $150

42 Guestrooms Sun Deck Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $48 Single: $93

186 Guestrooms All-day Costa Coffee Bar Restaurant & Bar

MURRAYFIELD HOTEL EDINBURGH

Comfor table accommodations with a warm, friendly welcome, enjoy easy access to transport into the city center.

MERCURE EDINBURGH PRINCES STREET EDINBURGH

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $41 Single: $83

59 Guestrooms Walking Distance to Haymarket Train Station Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: 78 Single: $134

Ideally located nearby popular Princes Street, the proper ty has great views of Edinburgh Castle.

MACDONALD CARDRONA HOTEL PEEBLES

63 Guestrooms Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $81 Single: $144

Scenic location on the banks of the River Tweed. Discover a relaxing haven nestled amidst the tranquility of the Scottish landscape.

99 Guestrooms Golf, Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Cocktail Bar

TIP FROM THE LOCALS One of Glasgow’s most famous people is Charles Rennie Makintosh, the Glasgow-born architect, who is one of the most celebrated creative figures of the 20th century. Explore his work in the city by visiting Glasgow School of Ar t, House for an Ar t Lover and The Lighthouse in the city center. Make time for a cup of tea at The Willow Tea Rooms on Buchanan Street.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $62 Single: $81

Friendly, quirky and contemporary, enjoy lively pubs and cafés nearby in the hub of Old Town.

44 Guestrooms Computer Station Restaurant & Bar

TIP FROM THE LOCALS Scotland's capital city has beautiful Old and New Town areas to explore. Its Old Town has cobbled streets and hidden cour tyards steeped in history and at the center is the Royal Mile which leads from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Explore the hidden cour tyards on the Royal Mile walking tour (see page 63). WILLOW TEA ROOM 93

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STONEFIELD CASTLE TARBERT (LOUGH FYNE)

Located by the Mull of Kintyre peninsula, the castle retains much of its original wood anelin rnate ceilin s and arble fire laces.

SIGHTSEEING & ACCOMMODATIONS

CASTLE

ST. ANDREWS, STIRLING, PERTHSHIRE & ABERDEEN CASTLE

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $79 Single: $123

32 Spacious One- and TwoBedroom Suites Gardens, Billiard Room & Library Restaurant, Bar & Afternoon Tea

FERNIE CASTLE ST. ANDREWS

Located in the Kingdom of Fife, with its Keep Bar dating back to 1530, experience true Scottish tradition at Fernie Castle.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $119 Single: $123

20 Guestrooms & Suites Golf, Falconry & Fishing Restaurant, Bistro & Bar

HOTEL

MILLENNIUM GLASGOW GLASGOW

A striking Victorian building with an impressive faรงade, conveniently situated in Glasgow city center. Delicious dining options.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $67 Single: $122

116 Guestrooms & Suites Access to Off-site Fitness Center Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

MACDONALD CRUTHERLAND HOTEL GLASGOW

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

JURYS INN GLASGOW GLASGOW

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Set in acres of parkland, this 18th-century manor house provides a luxurious retreat. 15 miles from Glasgow Airport.

Twin: $78 Single: $142

70 Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

AIRTH CASTLE AIRTH

Steeped in history, the castle dates back to the 14th century and was once owned by the family of Robert the Bruce.

FONAB CASTLE HOTEL PITLOCHRY

In the hear t of the Highlands, the castle draws inspiration from this historic past with a contemporary twist.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $83 Single: $118

125 Luxury Guestrooms & Suites Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $172 Single: $308

26 Guestrooms & Suites Spa Facilities & Pool Restaurant, Brasserie, Bar & Lounge

MANOR

With the perfect location, the Jurys Inn in Glasgow is right in the hear t of it all.

Twin: $61 Single: $118

321 Guestrooms All-day Costa Coffee Bar Restaurant & Bar

ATHOLL PALACE HOTEL PERTHSHIRE

The epitome of Scottish Baronial splendor, t is tel is a treat t be ld. r first glance the word is 'jaw dropping.'

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $110 Single: $154

107 Guestrooms Spa & Pool Restaurant

HOTEL

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GLASGOW CITY GLASGOW

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

PARK INN BY RADISSON GLASGOW GLASGOW

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

MACDONALD INCHYRA GRANGE FALKIRK

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Recently refurbished, this is a stylish hotel with wonderful interiors. Just 10 minutes from Glasgow Queen Street.

In Glasgow's business district, this modern hotel in a Victorian red brick building is a 6-minute walk from George Square.

An idyllic location at the hear t of Central Scotland. A perfect place for touring close to historic Stirling.

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Twin: $83 Single: $162

300 Guestrooms & Suites Health & Leisure Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

Twin: $70 Single: $132

91 Guestrooms Fitness Center with Gym/Workout Room Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

Twin: $85 Single: $152

100 Guestrooms Health Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant

OLD COURSE HOTEL ST. ANDREWS A paradise for golfers, this proper ty is set on the world's most famous course.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $203 Single: $354

144 Luxury Guestrooms & Suites Spa & Championship 18-Hole Golf Course Choice of Restaurants & Bars

MACDONALD RUSACKS HOTEL ST. ANDREWS

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RUFFLETS COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL ST. ANDREWS

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St Andrews is a must visit destination, setting for the Royal romance and the West Sands beach. Oh, and there's Golf!

Set in 10 acres of garden, the turreted mansion has an enviable location in St. Andrews.

Twin: $88 Single: $167

68 Guestrooms & Suites Golf Nearby Restaurant, Bar &Lounge

Twin: $183 Single: $349

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ST. ANDREWS, STIRLING, PERTHSHIRE & ABERDEEN

THE STIRLING HOTEL STIRLING

A perfect base for exploration, this 19th century hotel is located in the center of Stirling, gateway to the Highlands and close to stunning Stirling Castle.

FISHERS HOTEL PERTHSHIRE

A former Coaching Inn, this quaint hotel is in the hear t of Pitlochry village.

SIGHTSEEING & ACCOMMODATIONS

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INVERNESS AREA, FORT WILLIAM & ISLE OF SKYE CASTLE

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $67 Single: $116

96 Guestrooms Health Club, Beauty Rooms & Pool Restaurant

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $70 Single: $99

TULLOCH CASTLE DINGWALL (HIGHLANDS) Tulloch Castle dates back to the 12th century and boasts a lively history. Its bedrooms have unique character and charm.

INVERLOCHY CASTLE FORT WILLIAM

The setting is romantically breathtaking and the hotel is luxurious and intimate.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $70 Single: $132

20 Guestrooms Golf Nearby Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $299 Single: $529

17 Guestrooms & Family Rooms Falconry, Gardens & Tennis Restaurant & Afternoon Tea

133 Guestrooms & Suites Golf Nearby Restaurant, Bar & Coffee Lounge

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MERCURE PERTH PERTHSHIRE

Set in a 15th-century watermill, Mercure Per th is the perfect location set right in the hear t of Per th.

COPTHORNE ABERDEEN ABERDEEN

Set in a conver ted grain store, this landmark hotel with a granite facade is a gem, just a stroll away from the city center and within easy reach of the tranquil countryside.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $65 Single: $122

76 Guestrooms Fitness Center with Gym/Workout Room Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $53 Single: $97

87 Guestrooms Restaurant/Bistro & Bar

BEST WESTERN PLUS LOCHARDIL HOUSE INVERNESS-SHIRE

This Victorian mansion is the perfect spot to visit the famous Loch Ness.

TORAVAIG HOUSE ISLE OF SKYE

The best way to experience the Isle of Skye is to stay there, and at Toravaig House you'll experience the Isle like a local.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $101 Single: $203

28 Guestrooms Golf Nearby Restaurant & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $174 Single: $349

9 Guestrooms Afternoon Tea Restaurant & Bar

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MACDONALD NORWOOD HALL HOTEL ABERDEEN Built in 1881 on the site of a 15thcentury Pitfodels Castle, this luxury hotel on the banks of the River Dee is an ideal base for visiting Aberdeen.

PARK INN BY RADISSON ABERDEEN

This bright, modern hotel is in the hear t of the city.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $102 Single: $164

73 Guestrooms Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $101 Single: $194

91 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

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ROCPOOL RESERVE HOTEL INVERNESS

This new boutique hotel in the hear t of Inverness is elegant and luxurious; it's an invitation to come and indulge.

KINGSMILLS HOTEL INVERNESS

Built in 1786, the original house is in the hear t of the hotel. Experience Scottish heritage in elegance and charm.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $188 Single: $308

28 Guestrooms Golf Nearby Restaurant & Bar

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INVERNESS, INVERNESS AREA, FORT WILLIAM & ISLE OF SKYE

THE BOAT HOTEL INVERNESS

Offering comfor t and luxury coupled with delicious food and great service as you explore the Highlands.

BW INVERNESS PALACE HOTEL INVERNESS

In a stately 1890s Victorian mansion overlooking the River Ness, there's no better place to watch out for Loch Ness.

NEW DRUMMOSSIE HOTEL INVERNESS Part of the Macdonald group of hotels, this property is the perfect stylish retreat for touring the isles and Highlands.

GLEN MHOR HOTEL INVERNESS

Great location for touring Loch Ness, visiting the Grampians and their great castle, Cairngorms National Park and whisky trails.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $53 Single: $79

34 Guestrooms & Suites Bistro & Bar

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $81 Single: $136

89 Guestrooms & Suites Health & Leisure Club, Spa & Pool Restaurant/Brasserie, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $79 Single: $143

44 Guestrooms & Family Rooms Garden & Rooftop Terrace Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $43 Single: $86

71 Guestrooms Bistro

MACDONALD AVIEMORE HIGHLAND AVIEMORE

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THE INCH HOTEL LOCH NESS, FORT AUGUSTUS

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THE MOORINGS FORT WILLIAM

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Set in the village of Aviemore in Cairngorms National Park, surrounded by wildlife, villages and distilleries.

The Inch Hotel on Loch Ness is an historic country lodge hotel with unrivaled views over Scotland's most famous Loch.

Situated on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, the location offers the most spectacular views of Ben Nevis.

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Twin: $100 Single: $192

151 Guestrooms Leisure Centre with Gym/Workout Room & Pool Restaurants, Bar & Lounge

Twin: $116 Single: $233

15 Guestrooms & Suites Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

Twin: $106 Single: $176

27 Guestrooms Fitness Center Restaurant & Bar

BALLACHULISH HOTEL FORT WILLIAM A Highland gem with roaring log fires eace l s rr ndin s and a cozy atmosphere.

ISLES OF GLENCOE FORT WILLIAM

A warm welcome awaits here and you won't believe the breathtaking lochside setting at the foot of dramatic Glencoe.

THE REGENT OBAN

An Ar t deco hotel on the esplanade of Oban with a dramatic view across the sea to the Isle of Mull, ideal base for exploring the West Coast of Scotland.

BROADFORD HOTEL ISLE OF SKYE

Established in 1611 and overlooking Broadford Bay, this hotel is the original Home of Drambuie, where the famous liquor was first made.

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $48 Single: $66

53 Guestrooms Bar & Bistro

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $48 Single: $66

59 Guest rooms & Suites Fitness Center with Gym & Pool Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $53 Single: $88

83 Guestrooms & Suites 18-hole Golf Course nearby Restaurants, Bar & Lounge

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Twin: $84 Single: $150

11 Guestrooms Drambuie Tar tan-themed Rooms Restaurant, Bistro & Bar

SKEABOST COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL ISLE OF SKYE (PORTREE)

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DUISDALE HOUSE ISLE OF SKYE

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Charming setting for an Isle of Skye experience, on arrival cozy up by the fire and en y a tern n tea.

In a stately Hebridean manor with 1865 origins as a hunting lodge, this stylish boutique hotel overlooks the Sound of Sleat.

HOTEL EILEANN IARMAIN ISLE OF SKYE Accommodations can be modest on the Isle of Skye but here you are overlooking the Isle Ornsay lighthouse and the hills of Knoydar t.

SIGHTSEEING & ACCOMMODATIONS

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INVERNESS, INVERNESS AREA, FORT WILLIAM & ISLE OF SKYE

Twin: $167 Single: $335

14 Guestrooms 9-Hole Golf Course Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

Twin: $157 Single: $314

18 Guestrooms 2 AA Rosette Restaurant Breath-taking views of Sleat Peninsula

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM:

Twin: $123 Single: $229

16 Guestrooms Bar & Restaurant 1 minute walking to the beach

*Prices are per person, per night and include breakfast and local taxes; subject to change based on seasonality; subject to availability.

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*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $115 Single: $199

2. THE EGERTON HOUSE LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $229 Single: $458

9. THE CAESAR LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $82 Single: $152

3. 41 LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $272 Single: $544

4. THE RUBENS AT THE PALACE LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $129 Single: $259

11. MILLENNIUM MAYFAIR LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $127 Single: $241

5. CHESTERFIELD MAYFAIR LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $148 Single: $296

12. HOLIDAY VILLA LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $65 Single: $104

6. MONTAGUE ON THE GARDEN LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $130 Single: $261

13. DOUBLETREE BY HILTON LONDON ISLINGTON LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $79 Single: $155

7. COPTHORNE TARA LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $67 Single: $122

14. DOUBLETREE BY HILTON LONDON CHELSEA LONDON

*PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT FROM: Double: $78 Single: $152

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* Prices are per person, per night and include breakfast and local taxes; subject to change based on seasonality; subject to availability. Note: Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Brendan recommends the Gatwick Express, see Gatwick Express’s website at: www.gatwickexpress.com.

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PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION Guided Vacations Deposit required $200 Final Payment 45 days No of Days Penalty 45 days and over Deposit 44-22 days 25% 21-8 days 30% 7-1 days 50% Departure Day/No Show 100% Private Chauffeur, Locally Hosted Rail and Self-Drive Vacations* Deposit required $200 Final Payment 45 days No of Days Penalty 45 days and over Deposit 44-22 days 25% 21-4 days 50% 3 -1 days 100% Departure Day/No Show 100% *Please note: If cancellation penalties are less than trip deposit(s), loss of deposit will be the penalty amount. YOUR VACATION BOOKING Brendan Vacations, Inc. is the ‘Sales Company’; Brendan International Holdings Ltd., Ireland, Trafalgar Tours Limited, Guernsey, CI, and Hertz Car Rental, Park Ridge, NJ, are the ‘Operator;’ collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Brendan’ or ‘Brendan Vacations.’ Your agreement is with Brendan and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Brendan will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any vacation offered by Brendan. Maps are for general information and may not reflect actual routings. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the Brendan confirmation. Security Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE VACATION PRICE Inter-city Travel By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries) for Guided Vacations. By train and/or private vehicle for Locally Hosted Rail vacations. By private vehicle for Self-Drive and Private Chauffeur vacations. Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Please be advised that due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines must collect required information from guests. For more information regarding TSA’s Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Guided Vacation By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used other than as described in brochure, a refund of $10 per person will be made. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodations Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a double room with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected vacations in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one double bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travelers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of double rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service on select Guided Vacations. Brendan shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the roommate pairing. Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public places. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Accommodations outside of the USA may not be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and may not have wheelchair accessibility. Substitute hotels and B&B accommodations may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of a similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveler program points are not earned with hotels on Brendan vacations. Note hotel room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region, and are often local in style. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Brendan hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board many of the Guided Vacation coaches and in Private Chauffeur vehicles. The WiFi on the coaches uses the cellular phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. Audio and video streaming is not available using motorcoach WiFi. In some countries this service will not be available. Please note that it is not available on train trips or when the main Brendan coach is not being used, such as on transfer coaches and other local services. For further information please refer to the Brendan website www.BrendanVacations.com Travel Director Guided Vacations are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are 15 guests or fewer traveling on a guided departure, Brendan reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. On Private Chauffeur, Locally Hosted Rail

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and Self-Drive vacations there is no Travel Director. Please refer to the individual vacation page for details. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees and an English-speaking Local Specialist/Host (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each Guided Vacation itinerary. There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. If you did not purchase your flights from Brendan, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Brendan at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Brendan with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated fight information. Porterage on Guided and Private Chauffeur Vacations Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each vacation hotel and porter service at airports for intra-air inclusive vacations, is included in the vacation price and restricted to one bag per person traveling. Due to limited motorcoach capacity, on Guided Vacations a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50lbs (23kg). Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airlines(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Brendan is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. A charge of US$6 or local currency equivalent per traveling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, and on Guided Vacations is not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach or private vehicle by you each day of the vacation. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats, and therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage on Guided Vacations. Brendan and Brendan’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director or Chauffeur who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Brendan cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Brendan vacation. Baggage handling is not included on Locally Hosted Rail or Self-Drive vacations. Tips/Gratuities Tips and gratuities are included for services on Guided Vacations, except to your Motorcoach Driver, Local Host(s), Local Specialist(s) and Travel Director whose tips/gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your vacation. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by dining-room waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels on Guided Vacations only. Tips/gratuities are not included on Locally Hosted Rail, Self-Drive or Private Chauffeur vacations and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis while on vacation. Optional Prepaid Gratuities for Guided Vacations If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director and Motorcoach Driver, this will be detailed within your vacation vouchers and vacation documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your vacation itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our Guided Vacation itineraries. Please check the vacation price panels of each itinerary page for the applicable vacations where this option is available. NOT INCLUDED IN VACATION PRICE Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares, to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Local Hosts, Local Specialists and Motorcoach and Private Chauffeur Drivers; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; optional experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the vacation whether of your own volition, our decision based on behavior that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your vacation will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit as detailed in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. If not received within 3 calendar days of booking, the reservation will be automatically canceled. On certain departures/vacations, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings require an additional non-refundable deposit or payment in full at time of booking; see Air Arrangements section. For some airfare types, full payment may be required at time of flight bookings. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Information table. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the departure date. 4. Brendan reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Information table above. Brendan will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Brendan should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied. 6. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Brendan cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law.

We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Early Payment Discounts for Guided Vacations Discounts are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of Guided Vacations featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see ‘Ways To Save’ section), but no later than 45 days prior to departure for land-only Guided Vacations. If full payment is not received by the correct date – as stated on the invoice – the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to Locally Hosted Rail, Private Chauffeur or Self-Drive itineraries, optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodations, transfers or any cruise portion of a vacation. Normal cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new Guided Vacation bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Travel Documents Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date (provided full payment was received on time). You should review your travel documents immediately, as you are bound by the terms, conditions and limitations contained therein. A documents shipment fee of $10 per address will be charged for each additional delivery address. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be your or your Travel Agent’s responsibility. If you are leaving home earlier, please request your travel documents well in advance. If travel documents are required the next day, earlier than 21 days prior to departure date or for bookings made within 21 days of departure date, a fee of $35 per mailing address will apply. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. Actual costs will be advised at time of booking. Passport & Visas All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ‘Prepare For Your Trip’ section. Your Travel Agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Brendan bears no responsibility for such information. All passengers require an undamaged passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date and may require visas. Some countries require multiple entry visas. For specific visa requirements at time of booking please contact your Travel Agent for more details. It is the guests’ responsibility to ensure he/ she travels with the appropriate documents. Please ask your Travel Agent for advice or a third-party company that obtains visas on your behalf. Please note that entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Brendan will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your vacation related to improper documentation. Due to government-imposed security/immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents.

• Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change prior to airline ticketing incurs a $35 service fee per person or if after ticketing a $75 service fee per person. This is in addition to any airfare rate increase and any additional change fees imposed by the Airline. Some airfares, including published fares booked by Brendan are nonchangeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section below. • Brendan is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Brendan and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early Return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a vacation, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, transportation, meals or sightseeing. Brendan urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Brendan makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing Air-inclusive bookings require an additional non-refundable deposit, or for published fares full payment, at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit and/or full payment, your airfare, taxes and surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a vacation including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, date of birth, passport number, date and place of issue and expiration date for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Brendan) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation Cancellations prior to airline ticketing incur a service fee of $50 per person plus loss of air ticket deposit. Cancellations after airline ticketing incur a service fee of $75 per person plus loss of air ticket deposit. This is in addition to airline-imposed penalties which may be up t w w m m m m m

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BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed with payment unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of vacation date or itinerary within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the Guided Vacation price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation and fees may apply. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. CANCELLATION & CANCELLATION FEES: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be canceled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Brendan more than 45 days prior to the vacation departure date, deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment. • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date, Brendan has the right to cancel your reservation. Brendan will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Brendan or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Brendan’s Travel Protection Plan. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Double to Single, or Triple to Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Information table will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the vacation on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the vacation later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodations, sightseeing and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the vacation reserved through Brendan, and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • Additional pre- or post-Guided Vacation hotel accommodations canceled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date, the following fees will be charged: - Over 45 days $35 per person - 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodations and/or chargeable transfers - 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodations and/or chargeable transfers • Accommodations, sightseeing and/or transportation booked for Locally Hosted Rail, Self-Drive and Private Chauffeur vacations cancelled within 3 days (and in some instances within 14 days; ask your Brendan Specialist for details) of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For accommodations, sightseeing and/or transportation cancellations made 45 days or more before the booked date, a fee of $35 per person, per product will be charged.

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Please note the following: • Guests must advise Brendan, in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Brendan will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. • Brendan may impose safety requirements. Brendan may exclude an individual from participating in a Guided Vacation or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a reasonable modification of policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. This decision, made solely by Brendan, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest. • Brendan does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveler who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travelers, Travel Directors, Chauffeurs, Local Hosts and Brendan Staff will not be available for such purpose. • Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on Guided, Locally Hosted Rail or Self-Drive vacations. Motorized scooters are allowed on a case-by-case basis, based on itinerary and inclusions on Private Chauffeur vacations. Contact your Travel Agent or Brendan Travel Consultant at 800-687-1002 for more details. • Brendan does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Brendan is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on vacation, or for the quality of the care or services received. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on vacation. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. • In purchasing your vacation, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or Brendan Vacations. • Some vacations include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the vacation, Brendan may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Brendan does not control. Accommodations on international vacations may differ from those in the United States. Brendan cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests traveling on international vacations. Many sightseeing and Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Brendan. These are not part of the vacation package provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: We suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Brendan may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Brendan’s terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and Brendan shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. Behavior We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behavior from our guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the vacation of people who assault our Company Representatives or who continue to be verbally abusive or aggressive when asked to behave reasonably. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behavior, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodations and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodations in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodations provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Brendan is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a vacation or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Brendan or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveler Discount for Guided Vacations The Young Traveler must be under age 18 on the Guided Vacation Departure Date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a double room. The Young Traveler must be specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only one Young Traveler Discount per room. This discount can be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. The Young Traveler Discount may not be applicable on certain itineraries or regions. Please see ‘Ways To Save on Guided Vacations’ for details. Vacation Variations Brendan strives to improve vacation itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order’ hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. Departures in early

and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We will try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Brendan’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations on Guided Vacations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Brendan guests, Brendan will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Brendan seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, sightseeing or other activities. If you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please, check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. On Locally Hosted Rail, Private Chauffeur and Self-Drive vacations, sightseeing and other services may be provided by third parties, in which case transportation and itineraries may vary. Extended Stays on Guided Vacations If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your Guided Vacation, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend Your Stay’ section for a list of pre- and post-Guided Vacation accommodations. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each Guided Vacation. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Brendan does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre- and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Brendan. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your Guided Vacation begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For Your Comfort Brendan operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board Guided Vacation motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on traveling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains and other venues are 100% smoke-free. Vacation Cancellation Brendan reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any vacation departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Brendan any time prior to departure date of the vacation except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Brendan will either refund the amount received for the Guided Vacation booking, or offer a comparable vacation if available. Brendan will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price, however the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher. Brendan is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance Brendan recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Brendan cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, expressed and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither Brendan nor the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Brendan shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the vacation participant. Brendan recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the vacation, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on vacation are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea or air is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Additional Risks Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of

conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Brendan to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Brendan or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, traveling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Brendan, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach or vehicle seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Brendan nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organizations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Transportation companies, airlines, etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a Guided Vacation, Private Chauffeur, Locally Hosted Rail or Self-Drive vacation shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. BRENDAN VACATIONS, INC. LIMITED ROLE Brendan Vacations, Inc., a California corporation, serves only as sales representative, and is not responsible for any activity beyond its limited role in arranging reservations and ticketing. Brendan Vacations, Inc. shall not be responsible or liable for any act, omission or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of any other entity whether or not affiliated with the operator. CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE SELECTION This agreement is deemed to be entered into in Orange County, California. The exclusive venue for any action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these terms and conditions shall be solely in the superior court of California in or for Orange County or the United States district court for the central district of California. This agreement shall be construed according to the internal laws of California without regard to conflicts of law principles. All guest claims must be submitted in writing and received by Brendan no later than 60 days after completion of the Brendan Vacation. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed to be waived and BARRED. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Brendan cannot be held responsible for printing or typographic errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Brendan group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Brendan. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Brendan group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your vacation please inform Brendan’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Brendan’s Client Services Department at the address to the right within sixty (60) days of the end of the Brendan vacation, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Accordingly, any claim not received in writing within this time is waived and BARRED. Guests Who Purchase From Within California Transactions entered into with Brendan are covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the guest is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible guests may file a claim with TCRF if the guest is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one guest is the total amount paid

on behalf of the guest to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, P.O. Box 6001, Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by faxing a request to: (213) 897-8846. Guests Purchasing From Outside of California Transactions entered into with Brendan are not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Data Protection To process your vacation booking, Brendan will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use personal information you provide us to review and improve the vacations and services we offer, and to contact you (by mail, email, telephone or other means) about other vacations and services offered by Brendan that may interest you. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Brendan Vacations, Inc., 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805. Brendan may charge a fee for supplying you this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent, or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences on Guided Vacations With Brendan, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your Guided Vacation, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your Guided Vacation, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Vacation Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for Optional Experiences operated by independent third-party suppliers. Financial Protection US $20 MILLION Your Peace Of Mind Guarantee The traveling public has always been concerned about protection of advanced bookings. As part of Brendan’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Brendan, TravCorp Financial Services Limited has provided a letter of credit to Brendan of US$20 Million in respect of all customers traveling with Brendan. United States Tour Operator Association $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program Brendan Vacations, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, according to the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Brendan Vacations, Inc. customers in the unlikely event of The Travel Corporation bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Brendan Vacations, Inc. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www. USTOA.com. BRENDAN VACATIONS, INC. 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 Brendan International Holdings, Ltd. Picquet House, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands Hertz Car Rental, Park Ridge, NJ Trafalgar Tours Limited, Picquet House, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands For further information visit our website at: www.BrendanVacations.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Please refer to www.BrendanVacations.com/termsandconditions for updated policies.

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BRENDAN VACATIONS TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN

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HELP PLAN YOUR TRIP

HELP PLAN YOUR TRIP

SCOTLAND DRIVE TIMES

IRELAND DRIVE TIMES

MAP KEY

ORKNE Y ISLANDS

Natural Feature

Mainland KIRKWALL

Aran I.

Museum

JOHN O' GROATS

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Religious Site Ferry

2.5 hours

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3 hours

FORT WILLIAM 1.8

Isle of Mull Iona

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Loch Linnhe

INVERARAY

4 hours

Ben Nevis

Loch Lomond

1.5 hours

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1 hour

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CARSTAIRS

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DOONBEG

BERWICK

Tweed Valley

D S A N W L O L

JEDBURGH

Great Blasket DINGLE Islands

Alnwick Castle ALNWICK

RI N G OF K ERRY

DUMFRIES Hadrian's Wall CARLISLE HEXHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

BUTTERMERE

PENRITH KESWICK Ullswater

Dove Cottage

LAKE DISTRICT

AMBLESIDE

WINDERMERE

Windermere

BEAT RIX POT T ER COUNTRY LANCASTER

KILLORGLIN

Garnish Island

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

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DURHAM

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Crag Cave

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KENMARE UL A

BANTRY

Cork

Lough Derg

BIRR

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

LIMERICK

Limerick

Rock of Cashel

CORK

Laois

Down

CAVAN

Louth

3.5 hours

Irish Sea

Fingal

DUNBOYNE STRAFFAN

DUBLIN

Kildare

S.Dublin

PORTLAOISE

DROGHEDA

Avoca

DUN LAOGHAIRE

Powerscourt Gardens

Glendalough

CARLOW

Kilkenny Castle & Gardens

TO HOLYHEAD, WALES

WICKLOW

FRESHFORD

Wicklow

CASHEL

CLONMEL

Waterford 2

Old Midleton Distillery MIDLETON

KINSALE

TRIM

DUNDALK

Newgrange

DONORE

MULLINGAR

Carlow

3.5 hours

Kilkenny

MALLOW

Blarney Castle Blarney Woolen Mills 1.5

4 hours

KILKENNY

Tipperary

Kerry

BALYFIN

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NAAS National Stud KINNILY Japanese GardensKILDARE

2.5 hours

BANGOR HOLYWOOD

NEWRY

Meath

TULLAMORE

Offaly

KILMALOCK

CLONAKILTY

B E L FAS T Armagh

Monaghan

Westmeath

Clonmacnoise

Dromoland Castle

KILLARNEY

Jaunting Carts

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Rathbaun Farm

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NEWMARKET ON FERGUS

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Bamburgh Castle

Dunguaire

R U B ENNIS E

Gallarus Oratory

Holy Island

Galway

SHANNON

Tarbert Ferry

PEEBLES

Lough Ree

TO CAIRNRYAN, SCOTLAND

Lough Neagh

Longford

ROSCOMMON

KINVARA

Cliffs of Moher

EDINBURGH

AYR

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CAIRNRYAN

AIRTH

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Isle of Arran

ST. ANDREWS

STIRLING

Loch Fyne

Aran Isles

LARNE

Cavan

Roscommon

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Tyrone

LONGFORD

Ashford Castle Lough Corrib

Dun Aengus

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R A M A Lough Mask NE

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Leitrim

KNOCK

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CARRICK-ON-SHANNON

Aughnanure

SCOTLAND

CRIANLARICH

2.5 hours

CLIFDEN C O N

North Sea

2.5 hours

PITLOCHRY

RENVYLE

ABERDEEN

Balmoral Estate

2.5 hours

Jura

Islay

LOUISBURGH

Kylemore Abbey

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Clew Bay

Croagh Patrick

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Kerrera OBAN Loch Awe orn Seil L f o F irth

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Culloden Battlefield

Antrim 2

Londonderry

OMAGH

Lough Erne

Fermanagh

SLIGO

BALLINA

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Ulster American Folk Park

BELLEEK

Yeats Country

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Donegal Bay

1.5 hours

2.5 hours

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National Park

K L N OW S

Points Of Interest

North Atlantic

Ancient Site

STROMNESS

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MAP KEY

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Wexford 2.5 hours

WAT E R F O R D Waterford Crystal Factory

Irish Nat'l Heritage Park

WEXFORD ROSSLARE

DUNGARVAN ARDMORE

IRELAND

TO CHERBOURG, FRANCE OR ROSCOFF, FRANCE

TO FISHGUARD, WALES

Celtic Sea

MIDDLESBROUGH STAITHES NORTH WHITBY

YORK MOORS

SCARBOROUGH

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