Brendan's Award-Winning Australia & New Zealand Vacations Offer All New Experiences for 2013

Save Up to $1,200* Per Couple on Australia & NZ Guided Vacations

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Aug. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brendan Vacations, an award-winning leader in providing unique and memorable guided vacations, has just launched its exciting new 2013/2014 Australia and New Zealand e-brochure. Brendan's exhilarating South Pacific program has two new itineraries - one in New Zealand and one in Tasmania; ten new mini-breaks; local specialties; 'Hidden Delights'; and Brendan's own "You're Personally Invited" program. With Brendan Vacations "Taking You Personally," the stunning landscapes , spectacular Great Barrier Reef, and infectious charm of the people all add up to an amazing and unforgettable vacation! And if you book now, you can save 7.5% per person* on any 2013 Australia & New Zealand Guided Vacation.

"We are excited to announce new and improved highlights to our South Pacific Guided Vacations program in 2013, especially on the heels of receiving the 'Best Tour Operator' accolade for Australia and New Zealand by TravelAge West Magazine in 2011," says Nico Zenner, President of Brendan Vacations. At Brendan, our 'Taking You Personally' mantra is stronger than ever, and new enhancements and features on these tours will assure this commitment is evidenced in the quality and value-driven vacations we offer to the region."

Our 2013/2014 Australia & New Zealand Brochure Features:

• Two New Itineraries Including:
-    Southern Icons - 9 Days from $2,295** New Zealand
        Highlights include: Christchurch, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown and Milford Sound
    -    Western Icons  - 7 Days from $1,975** (Great Value!) Tasmania
        Highlights include: Hobart, Queenstown, Gordon River Cruise, Cradle Mountain National Park, Burnie, Cataract Gorge, Launceston

•    Ten New Mini Breaks: Explore, absorb, and fall in love with some of the South Pacific's most fascinating cities, resorts, and scenic wonderlands. These vacations are generally two to four days in length and can be taken standalone, combined together or added to perfectly complement any or our Discovery, Regional, Leisurely or Independent Vacation itineraries, either before or after your trip

    -    Red Centre Sights & Sounds (3 days)
    -    Red Centre Highlights (3 days)
    -    Sydney & The Blue Mountains (4 days)
    -    Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road (4 days)
    -    Cairns & The Great Barrier Reef (4 Days)
    -    Port Douglas & The Great Barrier Reef (4 days)
    -    Adelaide & Kangaroo Island (5 days)
    -    Kangaroo Island (2 days)
    -    Kakadu & East Alligator River (2 days)
    -    Alice Springs Explorer (2 days)

•    "You're Personally Invited":   A very special outing with a local host featuring a culture infused introduction of arts, cuisine and scenery

•    Five Vacation Styles:  Exploring this wondrous continent is now easier as five distinct vacation styles accommodate every type of traveler. New options include Regional Vacations, Boutique Guided Vacations, Leisurely Vacations, Low-Cost Vacations and Discovery Vacations

•    "Hidden Delights":   Every Brendan Guided Vacation includes a special experience revealed by the Travel Guide on all Australia & New Zealand itineraries

Book and pay in full by September 14, 2012, to save up to 7.5% per person!*

To book call 800.421.8446 or go to for a full listing of Guided Vacation itineraries, to view the 2013/2014 Australia and New Zealand e-brochure,  and to take advantage of these limited time savings.

About Brendan Vacations

Brendan Vacations, the Ireland Specialist, is a leading US tour operator offering a wide selection of Guided, Customized, Locally Hosted and Group travel options. Established in 1969, its portfolio includes thousands of hotels and unique accommodations, as well as uniquely inspired customized travel options in Ireland and immersive vacation experiences in the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe & the Balkans, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America. With high quality products, friendly service and competitive pricing, Brendan Vacations offers memorable experiences for every client.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is a respected brand of The Travel Corporation. Brendan has made Ireland its second home for over 40 years, and a Dublin office contracts product and manages inbound traffic for cruise lines, incentive houses, meeting planners and tour operators. Brendan Vacations is a founding member of USTOA; other professional affiliations include ASTA, PATA, OSSN and NTA. CST# 2084503-20

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Terms and Conditions
*Save 7.5% off per person on new bookings from Brendan Vacations' 2013 Australia & New Zealand Guided Vacations. Must book and pay in full by September 14, 2012. Offer valid for travel between January 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. Not valid on all itineraries, including Independent Vacations, Independent Mini-Stays and Day Trips. Not valid with other promotional offers, but is combinable with brochure discounts (except Early Payment Discount). Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Savings vary per itinerary. Other conditions may apply. Mention promo BV13SPAC75 at time of booking.
**Prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy.  

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