Ireland’s original small-group tour operator since 2002, here at Vagabond we specialise in fantastic off-the-beaten track tours of Ireland. We will take you to the hidden corners of the world’s favourite country. We want you to love Ireland as much as we do – and we really love Ireland! Our small-group tour sizes (maximum 15 people) make our tours a unique and unforgettable way to experience the real Ireland.

What makes our Irish Tours Stand Out?

Vagabond tour group at a scenic spot in Ireland
We'll take you where no other tours go
Scenic church and reflection of blue sky, clouds and green mountains in lake at Gougane Barra, Ireland
Stay in boutique hotels in amazing locations
Three Vagabond guests jumping for joy on Bray Head, Wild Atlantic Way, Kerry in Ireland
Get active on our Vagabond adventure tours
Group admiring the view at Tom Nee's sheep farm in Killary Harbour
Relax on our easy-paced Driftwood Tours
Smiling Irish male middle aged tour guide with a hat leaning on gate at Jerpoint in Kilkenny, Ireland
Meet unforgettable Irish characters
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Choose from a range of adventure activities
Bantry House Gardens in Ireland with scenic mountain and sea view in the background
Visit historic houses with spectacular gardens
Three horse riders gallop along a scenic beach in Ireland
Horse ride along a stunning Atlantic beach
The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
Visit Ireland's scenic highlights, like the Cliffs of Moher
Stay in an Irish castle - Foliage covers the exterior of Ballyseede Castle Hotel in Ireland
Lord it up with a stay in an Irish Castle
A group of musicians perform traditional Irish music while tourist look on
Meet friendly Irish people and experience real Irish culture and traditions
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Our highly-trained local Irish tour guides will lead you on an unforgettable tour of Ireland
Hiking group with Vagabond tours in a green valley in Ireland
Go off the beaten track in stunning natural scenery
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Driftwood Journeys of Discovery

Relax on a Driftwood small-group tour of Ireland featuring quality time to explore Ireland's scenery, history & culture.

✔️ Maximum 14 Other Guests

✔️ Comfortable Mercedes Tour Vehicles

✔️ Explore Castles, Gardens & Scenery

✔️ Guaranteed Scheduled Departures

✔️ Relaxed Tour Pace

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Select a Tour to Explore...

6 Day Epic Ireland Food Tour
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6 Day Ancient Ireland Tour
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6 Day Northern Island Tour
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7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour
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7 Day Irish Castles & Kingdoms Tour
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11 Day Discover Ireland Tour
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7 Day World Tour of Ireland
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7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour
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8 Day Wild Irish Rover Tour
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12 Day Giant Irish Adventure Tour
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Get big discounts on all scheduled 2020 tours

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After 17 years, we know this combination works!

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Genuinely Small Group Tours

Enjoy the best small-group tours of Ireland. You'll love our personal service with a maximum of 14 other guests on your tour vehicle.

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Go Off The Beaten Path

Discover off the beaten path Ireland. See the highlights but escape the crowds at Ireland's hidden gems.

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Amazing Tour Guides

Sit back and relax. Your highly-trained local Irish tour guide will lead you on an unforgettable small-group guided tour of Ireland.

Guaranteed Departures

All our tours are 100% guaranteed scheduled departures. Trust us to deliver. We've never cancelled a tour!

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Meet Friendly Locals

Tour Ireland like a local. Meet friendly Irish people and experience real Irish culture and traditions.

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Responsible Tourism

We're proud to be a responsible tourism tour operator. Sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do.

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Value for Money

Get the best value with full days on tour. Enjoy outstanding customer service from the moment you contact us.


We've won a few awards!

National Geographic Traveler Magazine 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2013 badge

Our 8 Day Vagabond Wild Irish Rover Tour was the only Irish tour selected by National Geographic Traveler Magazine's 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2013.

TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence

Thanks a million to our amazing customers and suppliers! We earned a 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for consistently excellent reviews.

Irish Tourism Industry Awards Winner badge

Our 6 Day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour took home the prestigious 2019 award for Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience (Under 25k visitors).

Irish Tourism Industry Award 2017 winnerbadge

Our active Vagabond Tours won the illustruous Best Adventure Experience category at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards in both 2017 and 2015

Gold Trusted Service award badge for 2019 with Feefo

Our customers love us! We were awarded Feefo's Gold Trusted Service Award for 2019 based on hundreds of glowing reviews.

Irish Tourism Industry Awards Winner badge

Our efforts towards Responsible Tourism were awarded Best Environmental Tourism Initiative at the 2019 Irish Tourism Industry Awards

Winner badge for the Irish Green Awards 2018

We were delighted to be awarded the Green Tourism & Entertainment Award at the Green Awards 2018

CX Award badge

Our personalised customer service won the 2018 CX Impact Award for Entertainment & Leisure

Get Ireland travel tips on our blog

VagaGuide Tim makes a wild irish coffee on a beach with his group in Ireland

September #MyVagabondTour Photo Competition - Win a Kelly Kettle

6th September 2019
Get your photos in! It's our second last photo competition of the year.
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August #MyVagabondTour Photo Competition - Win a Louis Mulcahy Clock and Mug Set

6th August 2019
A new month means a new #MyVagabondTour competition!

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We Want You To Love Ireland As Much As We Do!

We look forward to showing you the best that this great little island has to offer.

Please enjoy exploring our website.

Rob & Amy Rankin
+ the Vagabond Team



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