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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.

πŸ’š Fall in Love with Cork, Kilkenny & Waterford on our 6 Day Great Southern Ireland Tour

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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7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour

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This trip was fantastic.

From the moment we boarded the bus... until the trip finished Sunday night.

I would definitely go back again and recommend Vagaband Tours to anyone.


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8 Day Vagabond Wild Irish Rover

A scenic chapel located on a lake in Gougane Barra, Ireland

Vagabond is simply the best way to experience Ireland!

Immerse yourself in Irish culture, feel like a local, and travel comfortably with a small group of soon-to-be friends!

We highly recommend that you book your next trip with Vagabond, it is as good as it gets!


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7 Day Magnetic North Adventure
"10 OUT OF 10"

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It was an unforgettable experience...

Tim was a great guide, with lots of fascinating stories to share and very friendly and knowledgeable.

10 out of 10 would definitely go on another Vagabond tour again!


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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 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

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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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Save Money with John's Tips For Booking Cheap Flights to Ireland

22nd September 2023
With years of experience as a travel agent and VagaGuide, John shares his expertise, tips and tricks for booking cheap flights to Ireland in 2024 and 2025.
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Fall in Love with County Clare on a Vagabond Tour

21st September 2023
Learn all about Clare, one of Ireland's most scenic and interesting counties Clare At A Glance πŸ“ Where Oh Where Is Clare? 🀩 The Fabulous Cliffs of Moher 🏘️ The Lovely Towns of Clare 🎢 Traditional Irish Music in Clare πŸŒ„ The Mystical Burren πŸ’š Loop Head & Scattery Island

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