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Cozy Up in Ireland & Scotland

Off-season travel: fewer crowds, more adventures

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There are few feelings that match walking right up to a much-anticipated destination. Or getting the good table, immediately. We call this time of year the ‘cozy season’, where our fires burn brighter, our laughter is louder and our stories are more magical. Embrace the calm and cozy up to the relaxed pace and space of a different season of travel. 

Iconic and amazing in the off-season

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The fanciest of festive adventures

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Brendan Vacations - Great Southern Killarney

Ireland's Festive Adventure - 10 Days

The greatest gift for the holiday season: a truly classic Christmas in Killarney. Heighten the spirit of the season with this Locally Hosted Rail trip that brings you to the romantic, Victorian-era Great Southern hotel. See the sparkling festive season unfold around every turn with traditional favorite foods, mulled wine, carolers and more special, Christmas surprises.

What makes the off-season excellent?

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We could go on about the off-season, and we do on our blog, The Gab. 

Brendan Vacations The Gab the Perks of Traveling During the Off Peak Winter Season cozy season blog

The Perks of Traveling During the Off-Peak Season

The best way to visit Ireland and Scotland with better rates, fewer crowds while getting the Celtic Isles (almost) entirely to yourself. 

Autumn Vacations in Scotland Brendan Vacations The Gab

Autumn Vacations in Scotland: The best time of year for foliage, food and more

Every season vies for the rights to say it’s the best time to visit Scotland but allow me to let you in on a little secret: hightail it to the homeland of the Highlanders when it’s autumn. From fall colors to ghost tours to cozy foods, our Celtic Experts weighed in with the best of what a fall trip to Scotland should include, so here’s what not to miss.

Best time to visit Ireland

The Best Time to Visit Ireland

From lighter autumn crowds, to festive holiday winter markets, to beautiful spring weather and warm summer sunshine; there is no ‘off season’ when it comes to traveling to Ireland. Every time is a great time to go. And as the Celtic Experts, we’re here to show you the benefits of traveling during every season, all year long.

Best time to go to Ireland

The Best Month to Visit Ireland

When is the best time to go to Ireland? From celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, to cozying up to the winter months during the slow season, it’s always a great time to take a vacation to the Emerald Isle. No matter when you go, here’s our month-by-month guide to the best things to do in Ireland all year-round.


Places to Explore

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