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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.

💚 Our Guests Love Us!

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11 Day Discover Ireland Tour
"HIGHLY RECOMMEND"

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We made such great friends along the way.

I consider Vagabond the best choice because they are flexible and open to suggestions ...

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

BARBARA, OCTOBER 2023

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6 Day Great Southern Tour
"SMALL-GROUP TOUR FUN"

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Our Driftwood Tour was amazing. Having a small group made the adventure so much more fun.

Having a smaller vehicle let us explore places that big buses couldn’t reach.

My only dilemma is what trip to book with them next.

EMILY, NOVEMBER 2023

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7 Day Irish Castles & Kingdoms Tour
"PERFECT EXPERIENCE"

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We had the perfect trip to Ireland ... Every day was full of off the beaten path experiences.

Traveling with a small group is definitely the way to go.

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

BRENDA, OCTOBER 2023

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This Is Why You'll 💚 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

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We were ranked #12 in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2023 — 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 tours of Ireland 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

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 Network

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Our 6 Day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour took home the 2019 award for Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience

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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

ENQUIRE ABOUT VAGABOND 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

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Driftwood - Relaxed Pace

Relax on a Driftwood small-group tour of Ireland featuring quality time to explore Ireland's scenery, history & culture.

  • ✔️ Maximum 14 Other Guests
  • ✔️ Comfortable Mercedes Tour Vehicles
  • ✔️ Explore Castles, Gardens & Scenery
  • ✔️ Guaranteed Scheduled Departures
  • ✔️ Relaxed Tour Pace
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Vagabond - Active Adventure

Get active on a small-group tour of Ireland featuring adventure, history, culture and wild destinations.

  • ✔️ Maximum 12 Other Guests
  • ✔️ Chunky 4×4 Mercedes Tour Vehicles
  • ✔️ Hiking, Biking, Horseback-Riding & Kayaking
  • ✔️ Guaranteed Scheduled Departures
  • ✔️ Upbeat 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 2024 and 2025!

Rob & Amy Rankin + the Vagabond Team

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What Makes Us Tick?

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Read how Vagabond was founded — and where we're headed — 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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