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Breathtaking scenery. Inspiring people and hospitality. Legendary history and culture.

Vagabond have been THE leaders in small-group tours of Ireland since 2002. Our guided Ireland tours are the perfect recipe of locally-owned accommodation, passionate driver guides, top quality Mercedes tour vehicles, delicious food and unmissable local Irish experiences.

How about jumping on a 7 Day Magnetic North Adventure to tour Northern Ireland?

We know that after touring with us, you'll love Ireland as much as we do.

πŸ—“οΈ Book 2024 Now. Our 2024 tour departures are now live. LEARN MORE

What Makes Our Irish Tours Stand Out?
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Extraordinary Tours In Hidden Corners Of Ireland
Ireland Tour group in a scenic landscape in Kerry
Small-Group Tours = Big Fun! Max 15 Guests
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We Care! Ireland's Only B Corp Certified Tours
Our Ireland tours visit this scenic church and reflection of blue sky and mountains in lake at Gougane Barra
Family-Owned Hotels in Incredible Locations
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Highly-Trained Local Tour Guides
Ireland Tours with real Irish experiences, like meeting this friendly Irish farmer in Kilkenny
Cultural Tour Experiences & Friendly Locals
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Great Value Tours With Exceptional Quality

Our Guests Love Us! πŸ’š

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7 Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland

Tour group having fun in the sea in Ireland

Not enough words to describe the tour and if I could give 10 stars I would.

The small tour was perfect for us and our fellow Driftwooders were all compatible.

I can't say enough positive things about this company except that you should do yourself a favor and book a tour with them.


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8 Day Vagabond Wild Irish Rover

Vagabond Ireland tour group on boat with scenic landscape in background

There were 10 people on our tour and it never felt crowded. We were able to do things on our own or as a group.

Our tour guide was knowledgeable, personable, very accommodating, and flexible.

It was nice not having to plan transport or food for most of the trip. We were able to sit back and enjoy Ireland.


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7 Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland

Ireland tour group on a boat trip beside seals in scenic setting

This was a trip of a lifetime.

Many little stops along the way to experience the culture off the beaten path.

It’s hard to come home knowing such a beautiful place is out there.


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Save On October 2023

October is a magnificent, mellow and magical month to tour Ireland with us.

Scheduled departures in October 2023 cost 10% less than peak season tours.


Take 10% Off All October Ireland Tours with a scenic landscape and tour group

Driftwood Journeys of Discovery

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

  • βœ”οΈ Maximum 14 Other Guests
  • βœ”οΈ Comfortable Mercedes Tour Vehicles
  • βœ”οΈ Explore Castles, Gardens & Scenery
  • βœ”οΈ Guaranteed Scheduled Departures
  • βœ”οΈ Relaxed Tour Pace
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Our Ireland Tours Care For Community and Planet

Like you, we want our children (and grandchildren) to be able to enjoy authentic travel experiences into the future.

We aim to bring long-term benefits to both our community and our planet as part of our responsible tourism mission.

That's why we're a certified B Corp.

Rob & Amy Rankin
+ the Vagabond Team

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Reserve your seat for 7 days for free. Book your tour for €250 per person.

Learn more about the flexibility built into Vagabond & Driftwood Tours.


We've answered a few questions about Ireland since 2002...

Dive into our FAQs to learn more.

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Where We Tour In Ireland

Our expert VagaGuides know every last corner of Ireland!

We tour Northern Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Ancient East.

Highlights include the Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Giants Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, the Burren, Kilkenny Castle and the Blarney Stone.

The counties we visit include Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Donegal, Galway, Waterford, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Tipperary. For convenience, all of our small-group tours depart from Dublin.

Expect Excellence On Your Ireland Tour

Gold Trusted Service Award 2023 Feefo

Our Guests Love Us! Our tours of Ireland have been awarded Feefo's 2023 Gold Trusted Service Award based on verified guests.

Vagabond Tours of Ireland is 20 golden circle

We've been leading amazing Ireland tours for 21 years. Since 2002, thousands of Vagabond & Driftwooders have trusted us with their dream vacation.

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Our tours of Ireland are a force for good in the community. We're proud to have become Ireland's first B Corp certified travel and tourism company.

National Geographic Traveler Magazine 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2013 badge

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

Tripadvisor certificate of excellence

Consistently excellent reviews have earned our Ireland tours multiple Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Thanks a million!

Sustainable Travel Ireland Intermediate Member 2020

We care about the impacts of our Ireland tours. To back this commitment up and strive for improvement, we are active members of Sustainable Travel Ireland

Irish Tourism Industry Awards Winner badge

Our 6 Day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour took home the 2019 award for Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience

Winner badge for the Irish Green Awards 2018

We were delighted when our small-group tours of Ireland were awarded the Green Tourism & Entertainment Award at the Green Awards 2018

Get Ireland Tour Tips On Our Blog

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Guide To Connemara Ireland - A Place of Savage Beauty

28th March 2023
Connemara carries a savage beauty, as Oscar Wilde put it. VagaGuide Sean Nee is a Galway native. Read his guide to this spectacular destination in Ireland.

John's 9 Unbreakable Irish Food Rules

16th March 2023
Our Irish food expert and reformed VagaGuide, John, navigates your path through the rules of eating in Ireland. His essential Irish food rules in a nutshell: 🍳 Eat Dinner For Breakfast 🍞 Make Sure You Munch All 1,387 Irish Bread Varieties 🧈 Speaking of Bread, Spread Your Butter Thick 🍲 Try A Different Chowder In Every Village πŸ₯” All Hale The Potato! πŸ’ͺ Treat Stout Like A Health Drink β˜• Brew Your Tea Strong 🍟 Chips = Crisps. Fries = Chips πŸ— Any Day Can Be Sunday Roast Day!

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