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Rob and Amy Rankin established Vagabond Tours back in 2002.

Today, 21 touring 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 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.

🌟 What Do Guests Think? 🌟

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7 Day World Tour of Ireland

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Vagabond is an outstanding company that knows how to provide customers with extraordinary service and expertise.

The 7 Day World Tour was the perfect amount of days to travel and see lots of Southern Ireland.

The views are unmatched and the service is unbeatable.


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7 Day World Tour Of Ireland

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My husband, 17 yr old daugther and I had a wonderful time. We were 13 in the group, all ages from Canada & the US and we bonded over the week.

High praise to our tour guide & driver Danny, who entertained us with stories, jokes, not to mention his in-depth knowlede of Ireland's history and heroes.

Danny also was incredibly thoughtful as he went out of his way to add special individualized touches to celebrate a few anniversaries...

Overall, great experience. Would do another tour with Vagabond. Highly recommend.


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7 Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland Tour

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Vagabond has been organizing these tours for decades and they know the territory.

They organized our stays in notably lovely, authentically-Irish places.

Their guides are highly knowledgeable about Irish history, culture, and what to visit.

One memorable experience was the visit to a sheep farm - we loved meeting the family and learning about local agriculture and rural Ireland.


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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 2023 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

Gold Trusted Service Award 2023 Feefo

Our Guests Love Us! Our tours of Ireland have been awarded Feefo's 2023 Gold Trusted Service Award based on verified guests.

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We've been leading amazing Ireland tours for 21 years. Since 2002, thousands of Vagabond & Driftwooders have trusted us with their dream vacation.

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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

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

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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☘️ Plan Your Escape To Ireland

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


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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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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 2023 and 2024!

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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