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

Vagabond have been THE leaders in small-group Ireland tours since 2002.

That's 22 years of magic memories, locally-owned hotels, passionate driver guides, exceptional tour vehicles, delicious food and unmissable local Irish experiences.

What's more, we are the only Irish tour company named in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2023 and the first tour operator in Ireland to become a certified B Corp.

⚑ NEW 11 DAY DATES ADDED: Join Our Most Popular Tour In 2024

What Makes Our Irish Tours Stand Out?
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*Voted One Of The World's Best Tour Companies
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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 & Exceptional Quality

πŸ’š Our Guests Love Us!

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11 Day Discover Ireland Tour

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We made such great friends along the way. I credit a lot of this to our tour guide, Tomas who was so inclusive and encouraging to all.

I consider Vagabond the best choice because they are flexible and open to suggestions ... for example, Tomas helped arrange a rowing experience for us with short notice based on us just mentioning interest.

It was obvious that Vagabond's only goal is to make sure their customers have an excellent experience while visiting Ireland. Highly recommend!


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7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour

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We had a fabulous time on this tour! If you are thinking of booking Vagabond just DO IT! You won't regret it.

The coach was comfortable and safe. The stops we made were well-timed and amazing!

It was nice being in a small van rather than a big tour bus. We could unload quickly to see things and the van could get to places that a big tour bus could not.

The hotels chosen by Vagabond were very nice - all very comfortable.


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7 Day Irish Castles & Kingdoms Tour

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We had the perfect trip to Ireland ... We wanted to see the history and beauty of Ireland, and we did just that.

Every day was full of off the beaten path experiences. The pace was just right for us. Accommodations were unique and comfortable. We stayed in a castle one night!

I feel we know so much more about Ireland and the Irish people. Traveling with a small group is definitely the way to go.

I also loved all the great planning information we got before the trip, so that we came prepared.

If Ireland is on your bucket list, be sure to go with a Vagabond Driftwood tour!


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Choose Your Tour Style

Driftwood - Relaxed & Cultural

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 community and 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

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We were ranked #12 in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2023 β€” one of the travel industry's most prestigious international accolades.

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Can more than 1,000 5-Star Reviewers on TripAdvisor be wrong? Our small-group Ireland tours are rated 5/5 and were awarded a 2023 Travellers Choice Award.

Gold Trusted Service Award 2023 Feefo

Our amazing tours of Ireland were awarded Feefo's 2023 Gold Trusted Service Award based on verified guest reviews. Thank you for sharing the love!

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

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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

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Read Ireland Tour Tips On Our Blog

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What Foods Do Irish People Eat For Christmas?

1st December 2023
Mince pie expert Derry explains what foods Irish people eat at Christmas time. And yes, we really do leave beer for Santa! Christmas Food In Ireland At A Glance πŸ¦ƒ Christmas Dinner Is A Serious Affair In Ireland πŸ’ͺ Stamina Is Required πŸ₯‚ Irish People Imbibe A Variety Of Christmas Drinks 🍰 We Always Leave Room For Dessert πŸŽ… ...And Interesting Things For Santa
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How Is Christmas In Ireland Celebrated And What Are Irish Traditions?

1st December 2023
With his mouth half-full of mince pie, cranberry sauce expert, Derry, explains the Christmas traditions celebrated each December in Ireland. CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND At A Glance πŸŽ„ Christmas Is Widely Celebrated In Ireland β›„ It Rarely Snows In Ireland At Christmas πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ Irish People Do Some Surprising Things On Christmas Day πŸ¦ƒ Irish People Eat Alot At Christmas (Not Just Christmas Dinner) 🎢 In A Nutshell, Ireland Is The Best Place To Celebrate Christmas

Free Gifts Black Friday offer with socks

Our Black Friday deal is HERE!

Book a March 2024 tour departure to receive a FREE merch gift box.

Includes custom-designed Vagabond socks, tote bag, journal and water bottle per guest.

HURRY! This offer ends on 11.59pm on November 30th 2023.


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