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Breathtaking scenery. Inspiring people and hospitality. Legendary history and culture.

Vagabond have been THE leaders in small-group tours of Ireland since 2002.

That's 22 years of magic memories, locally-owned hotels, passionate driver guides, exceptional tour vehicles, delicious food and unmissable local Irish experiences.

What's more, we are the only Irish tour company named in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2023 and the first tour operator in Ireland to become a certified B Corp.

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Why Choose Our Small-Group Tours Of Ireland?
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*Voted One Of The World's Best Tour Companies
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Small-Group Tours = Big Fun! Max 15 Guests
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Extraordinary Tours In Hidden Corners Of Ireland
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Ireland's Only B Corp Certified Tour Operator
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Family-Owned Hotels in Incredible Locations
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Highly-Trained Local Tour Guides
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Cultural Experiences & Fun Adventure Activities
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Exceptional Value & Quality
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22 Years Of Experience In Every Tour Itinerary

💚 Our Guests Love Us!

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7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour
"experience of a lifetime"
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Vagabond/Driftwood tours are the absolute BEST.

We had a most memorable time. Couldn’t have asked for better accommodations or a better experience. Highly recommend, for the experience of a lifetime.

7 Day Irish Castles & Kingdoms Tour
"excellent value for money"
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Andrew was a wonderful guide, with the small group we could go places the larger bus could not.

The hotels for the kingdoms tour were excellent. cannot say enough about what a nice time we had. They even have plan b sites to visit based on weather.

7 Day World Tour of Ireland
"perfect for a solo traveller"
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This was my first international trip and my first trip going solo - it exceeded my expectations!

Our tour guide Denise was SO knowledgeable. Everything was perfect! The van was comfortable, spacious, and every seat had a good view.


Vagabond Tours Are..

The Original

Ireland's Original Small-Group Tours

In 2002, Rob led his first ever small-group tour of Ireland. Twenty-two years later, we are still listening, learning and improving every season. Every Vagabond & Driftwood itinerary distils decades of experience into one amazing adventure!

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Totally Local

Family-Owned With Local Guides

Based in Ireland, Vagabond & Driftwood has always been family-owned and operated. We recruit and train our driver guides locally. Our network of independent hotels and activity suppliers helps our tours contribute directly to the local economy.

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Top Quality

An Award Winning Irish Tour Company

Exceptional quality runs right through Vagabond & Driftwood. Our standards have been recognised internationally. Most recently, we were the first B Corp from the Irish travel industry and the only tour operator awarded in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2023.

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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

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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Our Ireland Tours Care For Community and Planet

Like you, we want our children and grandchildren to be able to enjoy authentic travel experiences into the future.

We aim to bring long-term benefits to both community and planet as part of our responsible tourism mission.

That's why we're a certified B Corp.

Rob & Amy Rankin
+ the Vagabond Team

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Reserve your seat for 7 days for free. Book your tour for €250 per person.

Learn more about the flexibility built into Vagabond & Driftwood Tours.


We've answered a few questions about Ireland since 2002...

Dive into our FAQs to learn more.

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Where We Tour In Ireland

Our expert VagaGuides know every last corner of Ireland!

We tour Northern Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland's Ancient East.

Highlights include the Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Giants Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, the Burren, Kilkenny Castle and the Blarney Stone.

The counties we visit include Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Donegal, Galway, Waterford, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Tipperary. For convenience, all of our small-group tours depart from Dublin.

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.


Can more than 1,300 5-Star Reviewers on TripAdvisor be wrong? Our small-group tours of Ireland are rated 5/5 and were awarded a 2024 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

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

Read Ireland Tour Tips On Our Blog

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Tipping In Ireland: How Much?

12th July 2024
When should you tip in Ireland? How much? And who should you definitely NOT tip? Ireland travel expert, Johnboy, has the answers. TIPPING IN IRELAND AT A GLANCE 😋 Tipping in Irish Restaurants and Pubs 💳 Can I Use A Credit Card To Tip? 🚖 When Should I Tip Irish Taxi Drivers? What About Hotel Staff? 😎 Do I Tip My Tour Guide & Activity Suppliers On Tour?
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How We Became A B Corp ... And How You Can Too!

4th July 2024
How can your business become a B Corp? Tour guide Brian shares tips and tricks from Vagabond's journey to become Ireland’s first travel B Corp. How To Become A B Corp At A Glance What Is A B Corp? 🤔 How To Become A B Corp 💚 5 Business Areas To Focus On ✋ Why We Became A B Corp ☘️ B Corp Recertification 🌅

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