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Embrace our epic scenery and warm Irish welcome when you're ready to travel again.

You might not know that Rob and Amy Rankin established Vagabond Tours all the way back in 2002. Today, 18 seasons later, our small-group tours of Ireland still revolve around laughter, learning and off the beaten track destinations.

What Makes Vagabond Tours So Special?

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What Else Should I Expect?

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Small-Group Sizes

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Touring with a maximum 14 other guests holds many advantages.

Your footprint is smaller. Your itinerary is flexible. You go off the beaten track.

Best of all, you'll be on 1st name terms with everyone onboard - that includes your VagaGuide!


Local Experiences

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Incredible cultural experiences are guaranteed on your Vagabond or Driftwood tour.

Stay in a castle. Hear live Irish music. Meet friendly locals. Discover crafts.

Find out more about what experiences to expect on tour

🌟 5 Star Personalised Service On Tour 🌟

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7 Day Driftwood Irish Castles & Kingdoms Tour
One of Life's Finest Experiences
From the day we started planning our 7 day Castles and Kingdoms tour with Vagabond/Driftwood Tours until the day they dropped us off at the hotel at the end of our tour, everything was nothing less than a most positive experience.
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8 Day Vagabond Wild Irish Rover Tour
Exceptional Tour of Ireland's West Coast
Outstanding tour. Our guide Rhys knew just where to take us for breathtaking scenery, great hikes, and always a nice little pub where we could recharge... In many cases the out of the way places were far more beautiful and serene than the more touristy locations.
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12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure Tour
The entire tour was wonderful ! The trip of a lifetime. Tim was entertaining and so informative. Ireland was just as I anticipated beautifully green , so lush. The pubs were fun. The castles spectacular!!!!! My favorite place was Kylemore Abbey.
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This Is Why You'll πŸ’š Love Ireland As Much As We Do...

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Amazing VagaGuides

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Friendly. Passionate. Professional. Local. Highly-trained. Our VagaGuide tour guides bring a touch of magic to our tours.

All of our Vagabond and Driftwood Tours are fully guided by a VagaGuide.

Meet our 2021 VagaGuide team

Unique Tour Vehicles

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Active Vagabond tours explore Ireland in unique 4x4 VagaTron tour vehicles.

Relaxed Driftwood tours travel in style, on ultra comfortable 16 seater Drifters.

Take a closer look inside our tour vehicles

Expect Excellence

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Your Safety and Security is paramount to us. That's why all our staff and VagaGuides are trained to comply with Ireland's Covid-19 Safety Charter standard for tourism businesses.

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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.

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We've earned a 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for consistently excellent reviews. Thanks a million!

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Our customers love us! We were awarded Feefo's Gold Trusted Service Award for 2020 based on hundreds of glowing 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).

Winner badge for the Irish Green Awards 2018

We were delighted to be awarded the Green Tourism & Entertainment Award at the Green Awards 2018

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Our active Vagabond 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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Our personalised customer service won the 2018 CX Impact Award for Entertainment & Leisure

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Travel With Confidence

We are 100% committed to the health and safety of our guests.

Our fleet of Mercedes tour vehicles are sparkling clean and hygienically-maintained.

Our tour itineraries focus on outdoor spaces and off the beaten track destinations.Two tour vehicles Driftwood and Vagabond Tours of Ireland


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Your Safety Is Paramount

All our permanent staff are trained to comply with Ireland's Covid-19 Safety Charter standard for tourism businesses.

We continue to update all our procedures to ensure the highest standards of cleaning and hygiene.

Find out how Vagabond is committed to the health and safety of our guests

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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Ten percent discount off Ireland tours guest and lamb

10% Discount on Spring 2021 Departures

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


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10% Discount on Fall 2021 Departures

Take 10% off all our scheduled Vagabond and Driftwood Tours departing in October and November 2021.


Ten percent discount off Ireland tours guest and lamb

Sample Savings: 11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland Tour

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Book Your Tour in March, April, October or November 2021 to save over €275!

Regular 2021 Price: €2755.00

Off Season Discount Price: €2479.50

You Save Over €275!

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Embrace Ireland With Vagabond

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From Our Family To Yours...

Since 2002, Vagabond Tours has been a family business.

Our guests, the communities you'll visit and our love for Ireland are at the core of everything we do.

We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones.

Come and embrace Ireland with us!

Rob & Amy Rankin
+ the Vagabond Team



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What Makes Us Tick?

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Meet our hard-working VagaHQ team and read the story of Vagabond in the About Us section.

What Is Responsible Tourism?

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Sustainability lies at the heart of everything we strive for. Learn more about Responsible Tourism here.

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