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To lead extraordinary small-group tours of Ireland, we needed to create phenomenal tour vehicles.

One reason why our two tour styles travel in two distinct types of customised Mercedes minibus.

 

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Driftwood Tours 'Drifter'

Illustrated Drifter tour vehicle used on Driftwood Ireland Tours

  • ✔️ 15 Guests*
  • ✔️ Smooth & Comfortable
  • ✔️ Latest Mercedes Models
  • ✔️ Large Windows
  • ✔️ Green Livery
  • *Drifters are 16-seater vehicles. For scheduled tour departures, we limit capacity to 15 guests.

Vagabond Tours 'VagaTron'

VagaTron tour vehicle used on Vagabond Tours of Ireland

  • ✔️ 13 Guests
  • ✔️ AWD Off-Road Ability
  • ✔️ Latest Mercedes Models
  • ✔️ Large Windows
  • ✔️ Black Livery

Meet the VagaTron - Our 4x4 Tour Vehicle

annascaul valley going off road
off roading in a Mercedes Vagatron
thumbing a lift on the beach
mercedes vagatron on the healy pass
views of Rossbeigh with Vagabond
vagatron Mercedes goes off road

Carrying a maximum of 13 guests, these rugged Mercedes-Benz 4×4 tour vehicles are equally at home travelling over mountain pass or rocky shoreline.

100% Mercedes-Benz Fleet

Our VagaTron tour vehicles have plenty of space inside. Seats are soft and comfy for cruising between stops.

You'll love the large windows to take in all the stunning Irish scenery.

Our 4x4 tour vehicles are totally unique and only used for Vagabond Cultural Adventures.

Expect jealous looks!

What Real Guests Think Of VagaTrons

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8 Day Wild Irish Rover Tour
SO COMFORTABLE

"Our guide 'Edwina' was and is great. Sometimes I found myself nodding off from her beautiful tone and accent, could have been because the vehicle was so comfortable and our guide an excellent driver as well."

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7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour
FAR FROM LARGE TOUR BUSES

"One of the great things about Vagabond is the 4x4 vans they use, which really do go off the beaten path, far from the large tour buses."

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8 Day Wild Irish Rover Tour
VERY COMFORTABLE

"The van is very comfortable and our guide cleaned it out every night. I would highly recommend Vagabond if you are looking for a small group guided tour."

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Meet the Drifter - Tour Vehicle on Driftwood Journeys of Discovery

Driftwood tours Drifter tour vehicle on the Healy Pass in Ireland
Driftwood tours Drifter tour vehicle outside a leafy building in Ireland
Interior view of a scenic beach in Ireland from a Driftwood tours Drifter tour vehicle
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Driftwood tours Drifter tour vehicle in Doolough Valley, Ireland
Interior view of a Driftwood tours Drifter tour vehicle in Ireland

Smooth, slick and very comfortable, our Mercedes-Benz 'Drifters' are a great way to discover Ireland.

There’s a strict maximum of 15 people allowed on your Driftwood tour, so there’ll always be plenty of space.

Our Drifters all feature large windows so you can make the most of the stunning views.

100% Mercedes-Benz Fleet

Civilised on the motorway, our Drifters are still compact enough to go off the beaten track.

Unearth a side of Ireland you would not experience on an ordinary bus tour.

Their smart ‘Brooklands Green’ livery mean you’ll be travelling in style too!

What Real Guests Think Of Drifters

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11 Day Discover Ireland Tour
GREAT CRAIC!

"The small tour and bus size allowed for exploring off the main highways and getting to know our guide and fellow travelers - normally I would say "what a hoot", but given we just got back from Ireland, I'll say "what great crack!""

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11 Day Discover Ireland Tour
BEAT THE CROWDS

"Our group of 14 got along well and enjoyed rotating seats in the 16 passenger Mercedes Benz mini bus. Our driver was able to get us in close and early to beat the crowds from the large tour buses."

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7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour
INACCESSIBLE TO LARGER BUSES

"We rode with 12 other travelers in a comfortable van and reached locations in Ireland that were inaccessible to the larger buses. We toured many of the highlights of western and southern Ireland."

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Commitment to Safety and Quality

At Vagabond Tours, our first and overriding priority is the safety of our guests, staff and the general public. We spare no expense in updating our 100% Mercedes-Benz fleet. We maintain our tour vehicles to the highest standards possible. To ensure the safe and smooth operation of our vehicles, we operate strict reporting and maintenance programs that exceed manufacturers' and regulatory guidelines.

We are proud members of ROSPA - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Our amazing VagaGuide driver guides are all regularly assessed by qualified occupational driver assessors. We monitor performance on an ongoing basis to maintain safety.

 

ROSPA member

See How Our Tour Vehicles Have Changed...

A from-the-ground perspective of the original 1990 Land Rover Defender VagaTron 4x4 tour vehicle for Vagabond Tours of Ireland
Vagabond Tours guest group sitting and standing on an original Land Rover Defender VagaTron tour vehicle with a 2007 date graphic in the top right corner
An original Land Rover Defender VagaTron tour vehicle with branded trailer parked in a scenic location in Ireland; side view
2014 VagaTron with date graphic
A smiling group of Driftwood tour guests pranking around with a Drifter tour vehicle and guide
Front view of a 2019 Mercedes VagaTron 4x4 tour vehicle with 2019 date graphic in the upper left corner
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October Discount

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

Scheduled departures in October 2022 and 2023 cost 10% less than peak season tours.

SEE THE OFFER

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

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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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