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Ireland’s original and leading small-group tour operator since 2002, Vagabond specialises in fantastic off-the-beaten track tours of Ireland – we will take you to the hidden corners of the world’s favourite country.
Right from the start our mission has always been that ‘We want you to love Ireland as much as we do’ – and we really love Ireland! Our small-group tour sizes (max 15) make our tours a unique and unforgettable way to experience the real Ireland. Our tours are immersive and delivered in a professional, yet informal and contemporary style, all of which makes Vagabond Tours a welcoming, personal and unforgettable way to see authentic Ireland.
Vagabond’s acknowledged expertise and exceptional customer reviews are built on years of innovation, experience, feedback and teamwork. From being Ireland’s first multi-activity tour company, with our unique ‘Vagatron’ tour vehicles, to being the only Irish tour company to be chosen as one of National Geographic Traveller’s ‘Top 50 Tours of Lifetime’, Vagabond has not stood still for a moment and never lost focus on delivering world class vacations in Ireland. Here are some of the reasons that our Irish tours are so packed with awesomeness.
Enjoy personal and flexible service with maximum 15 guests on tour. Our smaller vehicles escape the big roads and explore Ireland’s secret treasures. We stay in smaller, boutique hotels and guesthouses in quaint Irish villages and towns.
We visit iconic places like Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry. But we pride ourselves in going off the beaten track. You’ll explore hidden gems like the Beara Peninsula, wild Donegal and get to see Ireland at its best.
All our confirmed tour departures are 100% guaranteed. We have never, ever (ever!) cancelled a tour. Never will, either!
We have built up great relationships with local suppliers, hoteliers and communities. We aim to give our guests a truly immersive experience and introduce them to these local heroes who help bring the country alive.
Years of thought, experience and innovation has gone into every tour itinerary. We invest in top class people, training, equipment and vehicles. You’ll notice we deliver full days on tour – when we say an 8 day tour of Ireland, we mean it!
Our Ireland tours blend traditional Irish history, culture, outdoor activities, awesome Irish scenery, friendly locals and night life. Want to explore your Celtic heritage or just looking for a unique Irish vacation? You’ve come to the right place!
Vagabond’s commitment to customer service, product innovation, safety and training has resulted in consistently excellent customer reviews. Our local tour guides are deeply passionate about Ireland, and are eager to share their passion with our guests.
We are delighted to have won major awards from the travel industry, international media and environmental community. We were the first and only Irish tour company to have been honoured in the ‘Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveller Magazine in 2013. We were awarded ‘Best Adventure Experience’ at the Irish Tourism Awards in both 2015 and 2017.
We are 100% committed to responsible, environmental and sustainable travel. In 2017, we became the first and only tour company in Ireland to be awarded the Eco Tourism Gold Certificate. We received this for our work in implementing best environmental practice across the company; as well as encouraging sustainability through our work with local suppliers. In 2018, Vagabond won the prestigious Irish ‘Green Business Award’ for the Tourism and Entertainment Category.
We believe that all elements come together to create an amazing visitor experience. Please enjoy exploring our website and when you come to Ireland we look forward to showing you the very best that this great little island has to offer.
See you soon,
Rob & Amy Rankin and the Vagabond Team
All our tours start and finish in Dublin, and range in length from our epic 11 and 12 day all-Ireland journeys, to week-long vacations covering the most scenic regions of Ireland.
You can choose from our Vagabond Adventure Tours, or our more relaxed Driftwood Cultural Tours. Explore more below.
The Vagabond Adventures – Exploring Ireland off the beaten track in one of our legendary 4X4 ‘Vagatrons’, Vagabond is perfect for anyone looking for a faster paced, active Irish tour that also still includes plenty of Irish history and culture.
The Driftwood Journeys of Discovery – Ideal for visitors looking for a more relaxed, less active tour with a greater emphasis on history and culture – but still a small-group local experience that keeps away from the main tourist trails.
Below is more information on some of the great highlights and features of our tours:
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