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  • Writer's pictureDavid Natale

My Week in Northern Ireland & Ireland: Unforgettable Adventures and Timeless Beauty with Brendan Vacations

My review of my "Get to Know Us" trip for Oasis Travel Network experts

My recent trip with Brendan Vacations in March 2024 was an experience that will forever linger in my heart as a highlight of my travel experiences. One doesn't forget their first time.

From the moment we touched down at Dublin Airport to our reluctant departure from the Merrion Hotel, every aspect of our journey through Ireland was impeccably curated, seamlessly blending history, culture, and culinary delights.

The itinerary commenced with a captivating welcome reception at Titanic Belfast, setting the tone for the week ahead. Stepping into the iconic museum, we were immediately immersed in the tragic yet mesmerizing story of the RMS Titanic, an unforgettable prelude to the adventures awaiting us.

Our accommodations throughout the trip

were nothing short of exceptional, each hotel exuding its own unique charm and elegance. From the luxurious confines of The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast to the timeless allure of Lough Eske Castle, we were treated to unparalleled comfort and hospitality, ensuring that every moment of our stay was imbued with relaxation and indulgence.

The highlights of our journey were undoubtedly the immersive experiences that allowed us to connect with the heart and soul of Ireland. Tracy's Breadmaking Experience offered a glimpse into the warmth of Irish hospitality, while the Sheep Experience at Glenshane Country Farm provided a hands-on insight into the age-old tradition of sheep farming. Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge, Slieve League Cliffs, and Glenveagh National Park presented breathtaking vistas that left us awestruck by the untamed beauty of Ireland's landscape.

Moreover, the culinary experiences woven throughout the itinerary were a testament to Ireland's burgeoning gastronomic scene. From savouring traditional Irish fare at local pubs to indulging in fine dining at our hotels, each meal was a celebration of the country's rich culinary heritage, with fresh, locally sourced ingredients taking center stage.

The expertise of our guides added an extra layer of depth to our journey, enriching our experiences with their insights and anecdotes. Whether navigating the bustling streets of Belfast or delving into the history of Derry, their passion for their homeland was palpable, infusing every excursion with a sense of authenticity and camaraderie.

Lastly, getting to experience this well curated Brendan Vacation provided an unparalleled glimpse into the soul of Ireland, weaving together history, culture, and culinary delights into a tapestry of unforgettable experiences. From the bustling streets of Dublin to the tranquil shores of Donegal, every moment was a testament to the enduring allure of the Emerald Isle.

As we bid farewell to Ireland, we carried with us cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for the magic that awaits around every corner of this enchanting country. Sláinte to Oasis Travel for crafting a journey that will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

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