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Embrace epic scenery, incredible heritage and that world famous Irish welcome with us in 2023.

Rob and Amy Rankin established Vagabond Tours all the way back in 2002. Today, 20 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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Incredible Destinations with a mum and daughter hugging
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What Else Should I Expect?

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Small-Group Size

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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!


Choose Your Activity

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Kayaking. Biking. Horse-riding. Hiking. Active Vagabond Tours are all-action.

Challenge yourself with active adventures in off the beaten track Ireland.

Looking for a gentler pace? Check out Driftwood Journeys of Discovery.

🌟 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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Tour group picnicking in Ireland with Vagabond Tours

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 2022 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 On Your Ireland Tour

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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.

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

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Book Early, Save $$$s

Avail of our fantastic early bird deal, currently running across all our tours of Ireland.

Hurry! Book your small-group tour BEFORE JULY 1st 2022 to lock-in current pricing.


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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Take 10 percent off springtime March and April Ireland Tours with a happy lady cuddling a lamb in scenic landscape

10% Off Spring 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.


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10% Off October

October is a magnificent, mellow and magical month to tour Ireland with us.

Take 10% off all our scheduled Vagabond and Driftwood Tours departing in October 2022 and 2023.


Take 10% Off All October Ireland Tours with a scenic landscape and tour group

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☘️ Plan Your Escape To Ireland In 2022 Or 2023

It's never been easier to book an Ireland vacation with Vagabond or Driftwood Tours


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From Our Family To Yours...

Since 2002, Vagabond Tours has been a family-run 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 in 2022 and 2023!

Rob & Amy Rankin
+ the Vagabond Team



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What Makes Us Tick?

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Read how Vagabond was founded β€” and where we're headed β€” on the About Us page.

What Is Responsible Tourism?

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Respect for our planet and its people lies at the heart of our responsible tourism mission.

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