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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 for almost 20 years. Our guided tours of Ireland are the perfect recipe of boutique accommodation, passionate driver guides, top quality Mercedes tour vehicles, delicious food and unmissable local Irish experiences.

After one of our award winning Ireland vacations, we know you'll love Ireland as much as we do.

We hope you and your loved ones keep safe and well at this difficult time.
Read the latest updates about our 2020 scheduled small group tour departures.

What Makes Our Irish Tours Stand Out?
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We'll Take You Off The Beaten Path Through Ireland
Happy tour group on the Healy Pass in Ireland
Genuinely Small-Group Tours of Ireland
Three Vagabond guests jumping for joy on Bray Head, Wild Atlantic Way, Kerry in Ireland
Guaranteed Departures The Moment You Book
Scenic church and reflection of blue sky, clouds and green mountains in lake at Gougane Barra, Ireland
Boutique Irish Hotels in Amazing Locations
Characterful guide Joe O'Connell at Jerpoint Abbey
Meet Friendly Irish Locals
Driftwood tour vehicle parked at White Park Bay beach in Northern Ireland
Exceptional Quality & Value For Money
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Awesome Local Irish Tour Guides
Group hiking in Annascaul valley, Dingle peninsula
We Are Leaders in Responsible Tourism
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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Responsible Tourism From The Heart

Since 2002, our family business has put our guests, our local communities and our environment at the core of everything we do.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ireland.

Rob & Amy Rankin
+ the Vagabond Team

 

 

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 certificate of excellence

Thanks a million to our amazing customers and suppliers! We earned a 2019 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

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Your Tour and Covid-19 / Coronavirus in Ireland

31st March 2020
Will Coronavirus affect your tour to Ireland? We've updated our blog with the latest effects of COVID-19 on our tour departures, booking terms and news from the ground in Ireland.
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Niall Gibbons, Rob Rankin and Ruth Andrews of ITOA

Rob Rankin Named New President of ITOA

19th February 2020
Vagabond Tours of Ireland founder Rob Rankin has been named new president of the Incoming Tour Operators Association (ITOA).
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