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Ireland & Scotland Travel Guide

Get inspired by the Celtic Isles

Travel inspiration for your Ireland & Scotland vacation

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Looking for the top things to do on your next trip to Scotland & Ireland? You’re in the right place. As your own personal Celtic Experts, we’re here to introduce you to the wonders and characters that bring our spirits to life. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite locally hosted tours and restaurants to make sure your trip exceeds expectation and awakens imagination as you explore this extraordinary land that we call home.

What to do in Ireland & Scotland

  • Lively Cities
  • Local Expertise
  • Stunning Landscapes
  • Fairytale Castles
  • The Home of Golf
  • Magic, Myths & Legends

Lively cities

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From hidden gems to iconic sights, these are the best cities to start your very own Celtic story in Scotland and Ireland. No matter where you decide to go, you’ll get authentic experiences hand-picked just for you.


As Ireland’s largest city, Dublin has a progressive food scene, innovative museums and cultural centers, beautiful historical monuments, and unique activities.


Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, is booming. The city is best known for the era of the “Troubles” and the birthplace of the Titanic, but now wandering through the modern-day downtown it is truly hard to believe it’s past.


Cruise Loch Lomond, visit Stirling Castle, spot the Loch Ness Monster, and taste some Whisky during your trip to Scotland in the urban cultural center and idyllic serenity of Glasgow.


Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital with a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s Stone of Destiny.

Local expertise

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They say a place is only as good as the people in it and in this part of the world, it’s absolutely true. See why you’ll be captivated by the stories, myths and anecdotes you can only hear from the locals.

A Nation of Storytellers

Sit right back and you’ll hear many tales in this ever-enchanting region of the world. Enjoy the insights of the places we visit as you’re charmed by the locals.

Irish Folklore

There is no escape more magical than walking in the footsteps of heroes. From local Saints to local superstars, these are the stories that will last a lifetime.

Brendan Vacations Catherine

Meet Catherine Reilly

As the head of our Brendan team, Catherine has been making friends within the Celtic community for over 35 years so she’s learned a thing or two about where to go and what to do in Scotland & Ireland. Check out her own personally hand-crafted collection of all the can’t-miss experiences you can have too.

Stunning landscapes

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Head outside for a breath of fresh, crisp, Celtic air as you journey deep into the heart of the Isles. From long stretches of smooth, paved roads, to rolling green hills as far as the eye can see; it’s impossible not to smile here.

No Filter Necessary

Discover the natural beauty of Scotland & Ireland as you soak in the breathtaking scenery, so incredible that no filter is necessary. As if pictures could even do it justice…

Cliffs of Moher

Dubbed the most beautiful place in Ireland, this UNESCO World Heritage site rises 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and surely must be at the top of your Emerald Isle bucket list.

Top Place to Propose

Talk about taking you personally, read all about how we helped two of our very own employees create the perfect proposal; creating a romantic Celtic story that they will never forget.

Unique vacations & experiences

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There’s no better way to explore the charming cities of Ireland & Scotland than with our Local Experts. Our team is passionate about their homeland and can’t wait to share these unique experiences with you.

Visit Iconic Movie Sets

Whether you want to head to Winterfell to relive some iconic Game of moments or are excited to see a mystical island straight out of Star Wars, our set-jetting experiences have something for everyone.

Golf At Legendary Courses

Whether you’re a golf enthusiast, or just there for the fun, Ireland and Scotland have plenty of amazing golf courses to help make your hole-in-one Celtic dreams come true.

Trending Ireland & Scotland trips

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Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland


Discover the tale of a giant in the Northern Ireland article featured in ARRIVED, our new, FREE digital travel magazine.

Legends of Ireland

Sustainable Tourism

Our sustainable travel initiatives strive to make a difference globally, locally and individually giving our guests the opportunity to support the people and places we visit.

Cliffs of Moher in Shannon Ireland

Save Big With Brendan

We can help you add up the savings to find the best combination of ongoing deals and current specials; making sure you get the most value for your trip.