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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.

Celebrate our 21st touring season on one of our incredible small-group tours.

How about 8 wild days hiking and biking around Ireland's southwest?

We know that after experiencing our award-winning Ireland tours, you'll love Ireland as much as we do.

🌼 Make A Spring Break For It! Enjoy Discounted Tours of Ireland in March or April 2023

What Makes Our Irish Tours Stand Out?
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Extraordinary Tours In Hidden Corners Of Ireland
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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
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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

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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10% Off Spring Tours 2023

Springtime is a beautiful time to tour Ireland and right now is a great moment to start planning.

Enjoy 10% off all our scheduled Vagabond and Driftwood Tours departing in March and April 2023.


Read Reviews By Verified Ireland Tour Guests

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11 Day Discover Ireland Tour

Tour Group in scenic location in Ireland

I seriously wouldn't do it any other way. We wouldn't have been able to see or do as much as we had without your group and our amazing guide, Andrew.

Even though my husband and I aren't particularly outgoing people, we did make some friends along the way...

The sights were incredible and the entire experience was simply unforgettable...

If anyone I know is looking to go to Ireland, I would emphatically recommend your company.


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7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour

Solo tour guest in red trousers on cliffs in Ireland

I have been raving about Vagabond tours since I returned home from Ireland about a month ago...

Even though you go from place to place daily, it was so easy because everything was planned, booked and you just sat back and took in all of the beauty of Ireland.

You couldn’t plan a trip like this on your own and get the same fantastic results... The hotel accommodations were awesome...

There is sooooo much more I could say but I would go on and on…. This was truly the most amazing trip!!


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7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour

2 tour guests kayaking in Ireland

Everything was brilliant. From navigating the user-friendly website and reading about the different tours, to the ease in booking online and receiving email updates/communication up to the morning of tour departure, everything was effortless.

Our tour guide, Bebhinn, was truly exceptional. She looked after everyone in the group, always checking and making sure all was good and that everything was going well throughout.

She made sure we had memorable experiences, taking us to amazing places and on great adventures while sharing with us her knowledge of Irish mythology, music, culture, and history.


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Expect Excellence On Your Ireland Tour

Vagabond Tours of Ireland is 20 golden circle

Happy Birthday To Us! We're celebrating 20 years of amazing tours. Since 2002, thousands of Vagabond & Driftwooders have trusted us with their dream vacation.

Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award Vagabond Tours Ireland

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

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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 (Under 25k visitors)

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

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

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

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Personalised customer service comes as standard on our Ireland tours. This was rewarded with the 2018 CX Impact Award for Entertainment & Leisure.

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Your Safety & Security is paramount on our Ireland tours. That's why all our VagaGuides are trained in Ireland's Safety Charter standard.

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Tour Ireland In Confidence

Get the latest travel updates on our blog.

Stay in the know with all travel requirements and helpful FAQs.


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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.

Get Ireland Tour Tips On Our Blog

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Ireland vs Scotland - Do You Have To Choose?

30th September 2022
Are you interested in combining Ireland and Scotland tours? Understand these Celtic neighbours with our handy guide. Discover the differences, the similarities and the best way to tour Ireland and Scotland. 🀝 Similarities and Differences πŸ“ Is Ireland Close To Scotland? ⛴️ How Do I Travel Between Ireland & Scotland? πŸ’₯ Is Ireland Better Than Scotland? 😏 ...And The Proof. 🚐 Our Recommended Scottish Tour Partner
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Your Ireland Travel Guide for 2023

22nd September 2022
Get practical travel tips, learn Irish slang and try a traditional recipe from Ireland. This really is the ultimate Ireland travel guide for 2023 and 2024! πŸ—ΊοΈ Ireland 101 - Where Ireland is, how big it is and what regions you should know about. 🧳 Plan Your Trip - How to prepare, pack and budget for your next tour of Ireland. πŸ“… What's the Best Time to Visit Ireland? - Explore Irish weather, daylight hours and off-peak travel times. 🏞️ Ireland Bucket List - Must-see sights, quaint towns and not-to-be-missed festivals. πŸ“Έ Dublin Travel Tips - Fall in love with Ireland's cool capital city before and after your tour. πŸ˜‰ Getting to Know The Irish - Talk, tip and toast like a local. 🎻 Irish Movies, TV, Books and Music - Become a bonafide Irish culture vulture! πŸ₯” Eat Yourself Irish - Taste the real Ireland with recipes and 'best of' food guides ☘️ Tracing Irish Roots - Tips on how to start tracing your Irish heritage

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