Brendan Vacations Announces 2013 Worldwide Guided Vacations Brochure

Save up to $1,580 per couple on vacations in nearly 60 countries

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --">Brendan Vacations, an award-winning leader in providing unique and memorable guided vacations, has just launched its exciting new">2013 Worldwide Guided Vacations Brochure, featuring Brendan's exclusive">Boutique Journeys, as well as its Asia, South Pacific, North and South America, Ireland, Italy and all of Europe Guided Vacation itineraries. Brendan has over 160 expertly-planned itineraries with vacations for families, adventurers, honeymooners, individuals and groups! Whether your dream vacation is a Slow Food® tour through Tuscany or a zipline adventure through a Costa Rican rainforest, every Brendan Vacation is designed to include all the highlights. And for a limited time, you can save up to $1,580* per couple on any of Brendan's Worldwide Guided Vacations!

According to Nico Zenner, President of Brendan Vacations, "Taking a vacation is one of the best ways to relax, renew your energy, reconnect with family and friends, and, of course, experience new and different destinations, cultures and cuisines. On the majority of Brendan's vacations, our special "Be My Guest" and "You're Personally Invited" dining, hidden treasures and other treats await you. Plus you have the service of your friendly Travel Director, whose knowledge, advice, and attention to detail is legendary. Brendan's Travel Directors are there every step of the way to make your adventure memorable, fun, exciting and worry-free. Whatever you desire, Brendan Vacations can take you on the vacation of your dreams."

Here are just a few of Brendan's extraordinary and unforgettable itineraries:">Provence - From the Farm to the Table (Slow Food Itinerary) - 8 days. Bright sunshine and the warm patina of history make Provence a favorite destination for history buffs, foodies, wine connoisseurs, photographers—quite simply, everyone. You may just be one of the few fortunate travelers to join this Brendan Slow Food vacation, which brings front and center the iconic delights of the region, from its uniquely crafted wines and cheeses to its marvelously preserved medieval towns, pretty harbors and grand papal palaces. Investigate cities that are so significant that they are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, meet working fishermen, taste authentic bouillabaisse, see the towns that were home to Van Gogh and Cézanne. This is an intimate experience, one that invites strolling rather than rushing, deep appreciation rather than fleeting glimpses. Priced from $3,239 land only, based on double occupancy.">Discovering the Balkans - 11 days. Highlights include the National History Museum in Sofia, where gold and silver Thracian treasures are displayed, and visits to the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade and Hunedoara. Guests will also visit the famed properties of the Bran and Peles Castles and the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, the second largest building in the world. Includes Sofia, Belgrade, Sibiu, Brasov and Bucharest. Priced from $1,758 land only, based on double occupancy.">Italian Trio - 9 Days. Enjoy a grand adventure through Italy with this extremely popular vacation featuring overnight stays in Venice, Florence, and Rome. Visit St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace in Venice, and view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. In Florence, a city tour begins at the Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with the bronze "Gates of Paradise." Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is displayed. Highlights include a sightseeing tour of each city along with special excursions in Ferrara, Assisi, and Pisa with its famous leaning tower. Priced from $1,799 land only, based on double occupancy.">Castles and Manors (Ireland Boutique Journey) - 11 days. Includes The Gathering! Begin with a trip along Dublin Bay to visit Malahide Castle. On a walking tour, see Dublin Castle. Stop at the Guinness Storehouse for lunch, and visit Devenish Island. In Donegal, you'll enjoy the amenities while staying at the 17th-century Lough Eske Castle Hotel. Enjoy two nights in lovely Connemara's Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. In Galway visit the cathedral, then on to see the Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the Atlantic. Travel the road that winds around the Ring of Kerry. You'll also get an exclusive tour of the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. A guided tour of imposing Kilkenny Castle, built in the early 13th century, will bring history to life, then return to Dublin and relish a Farewell Dinner at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel. Priced from $3,285 land only, based on double occupancy.

Save up to $1,580* per couple for a limited-time when you take advantage of our Early Payment Discount in our 2013 Worldwide Guided vacations booked and paid in full 12 months prior to your departure. Simply look on the Dates & Rates tab of each itinerary online for details and specific Early Payment Discount savings by departure date.

Past guests save up to $2,400** per couple with our 10% Early Payment Discount combined with an extra 5% Frequent Traveler discount. Hurry & Book Now! Offer ends December 27, 2012!

Brendan's long-standing tradition of personal service, innovation and customer satisfaction is now even better with the 2013 Worldwide Guided Brochure. Click">here for the e-brochure or to book call 800.421.8446 or go to">

About Brendan Vacations">Brendan Vacations, the Ireland Specialist, is a leading US tour operator offering a wide selection of Guided, Customized, Independent, Boutique 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 guided vacation experiences in the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe & the Balkans, Russia, Africa, Asia, 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 and other professional affiliations include ASTA, PATA, OSSN and NTA.

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Terms and Conditions

*Save up to $1,580 per couple ($790 per person) is based on Early Payment Discount when full payment is received 12 months prior to departure. Early Payment Discount savings will vary by itinerary and is not valid on all vacations and/or departure dates – see 2013 Worldwide Guided Vacations brochure or Dates & Rates tab on each itinerary page online for valid dates and savings amounts. Sample savings is based on Brendan's Highlights of Australia & New Zealand itinerary departing 12/20/13. Discount is not valid with other promotional offers, but may be combined with most brochure discounts. Subject to availability and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply.

**Save up to $2,000 per couple ($1,000 per person) based on Frequent Traveler Discount and Early Payment Discount for Highlights of Australia & New Zealand departing 12/20/13. Discount based on 12 months prior to departure date. Frequent Traveler Discount valid one per person, per year; not applicable on all itineraries; must be booked within 5 years of last trip; other conditions apply. CST# 2084503-20

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