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Laughs. Delicious food and drink. Spectacular scenery.

There are many ingredients that we mix together to make the best private tours of Ireland.

But the essential ingredient is the people.

We aim to make each group as happy and comfortable we make our merry way around Ireland’s spectacular scenery.

As a trusted tour operator, it is a pleasure to be part of these money-can’t-buy experiences.

And it’s an honour to help create memories that will last a lifetime.


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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



What Will You Do On Your Escorted Tour Of Ireland?

Reconnect with family on the Cliffs of Moher with a private tour of Ireland
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Trace your Irish roots in a graveyard on a private tour of Ireland
Taste Irish whiskey on a private tour of Ireland
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Flexible & Fair

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  • Book Any Tour for only €100 deposit per person
  • Unlimited Changes up to 30 days before departure
  • Friendly Support

Find out more about our Worry-Free Booking Terms


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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% Discount on Spring 2022 Departures

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 2022 or 2023.


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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


What Do You Love About Ireland?

You should talk to us about private tours of Ireland if...

» You want a tour focused on your needs, be that Irish food, golf, fishing or whiskey tasting (or all of the above!)

» Your club or association or family has a specific interest in Ireland (like Irish music or photography)

» You want to trace your Irish roots to an area NOT featured on our scheduled tours

» You're rewarding and inspiring your colleagues with a team-building experience

» You dream of getting to know a particular Irish region, town or island

How Much Do Your Private Tours In Ireland Cost?

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Your private tour of Ireland will be priced based on accommodation, number of guests, special stops and the following factors...

🏰 ACCOMMODATION. Our private tours of Ireland stay at boutique hotels and guesthouses and, occasionally, castles. Want to stay somewhere extra special? Just ask.

🎻 EXPERIENCES. Choose from our favourite activities like horse-riding or live music events. Then adapt the list to your group's preferences.

🗓️ DURATION. We are experts in exploring off the beaten path destinations, the best time of year to visit Ireland and how long to stay.

THAT LITTLE EXTRA... Our legendary VagaGuides can cater for virtually any request. Take a detour. Trace those Irish roots. Or simply do nothing!



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Keep All Generations Happy!

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Ireland boasts a winning mix of wonderful cultural activities, beautiful landscapes, a mild climate year-round and famously laid-back and friendly locals.

We know your family will also be pleasantly surprised by Ireland's delicious and diverse food scene and the excitement on offer in our gateway city, Dublin.

Plan the perfect family trip to Ireland with the help of our expert and friendly team, based here in Ireland.

VagaGuide John with a private tour of Ireland group

Meet The Davidsons

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Ten members of the Davidson clan embarked on a private tour of Northern Ireland in July 2019.

Aged 14 to 80, this diverse family group squeezed maximum enjoyment from their fully guided, 7 day private tour.

Personalised Stops

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"When the Davidsons visited their ancestral castle in Donegal, I arranged for its owner to personally deliver a surprise tour.

Vagabond Private Tours of Ireland are flexible by design. This encourages one-of-a-kind experiences like this"

VagaGuide John, Private Tour Guide

Happy Family Group at Their Ancestral Castle a Private Tour of Ireland with Vagabond

Happy Vagabond tour group enjoying a private tour of Ireland

Magic Memories

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“We have many beautiful memories that will live in our hearts for many years to come.

Ireland is such a special place and I'm so glad we got to take the adventure with Vagabond.”

Evette Davidson Ridenhour

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Reasons To Take A Private Tour Of Ireland

» Corporate Group Tours for Fun Team-Building

» Reunion Tours of Schoolmates, College Alumni or even past-Vagabonds

» Educational Tours Focused On Nature, Music or Photography

» Camping In Ireland's Great Outdoors or Glamping Adventures

...Or just a bunch of friends who enjoy travelling together and want a VagaGuide to themselves!

What Our Private Tour Guests Say...

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You Can't Do Better Than Vagabond/Driftwood!
"The 7 day tour we recently got back from was truly outstanding... We had a private tour with family members having very diverse interests and abilities... " Aquanut
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Beautiful Private Tour
"We arranged a private tour for a group of 7... Carmel, our guide, was outstanding and made our day extra special" David L
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5 Day Family Private Tour
"The highlights of our trip included things we wouldn't have come across on our own: kayaking with a dolphin escort, Murphy's ice cream, walking with the hawks, hiking along the edge of the Cliffs of Moher." Kristine S - April 2014
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Choose a Tour To Customise

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Epic All-Ireland Adventure
12 Day Giant Irish Adventure
Buckle up! This is the ultimate small group adventure, a guided Wild Atlantic Way and Northern Ireland tour.
12 Day Giant Irish Adventure Tour Map Dublin Cork Kerry Galway Donegal Derry Belfast
From €2,605.50
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Tour Ireland Coast-to-Coast
11 Day Discover Ireland Tour
Get ready for an amazing Wild Atlantic Way and Northern Ireland tour. A once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery.
11 Day Discover Ireland Tour Dublin Cork Kerry Galway Donegal Derry Belfast
From €2,479.50
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Group hiking in Annascaul valley, Dingle peninsula
The Southwest + Connemara
Wild Irish Rover 8 Day Tour of Ireland
Feel the magic in Ireland’s stunning west and southwest. Adventure awaits on this active Wild Atlantic Way tour.
8 Day Wild Irish Rover Tour Map Dublin Cork Kerry Galway Clare
From €1,795.50
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Couple look at Downpatrick Head sea stack from headland in Mayo
Our Most Off The Beaten Path Tour
7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour
Get set to hike, bike and sea kayak on a rugged 4x4 adventure. Tour Northern Ireland plus Donegal & Mayo.
7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour Dublin Derry Donegal Belfast Mayo
From €1,525.50
Per person sharing
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Graveyard in Glendalough, Wicklow
Great For History Buffs
6 Day Tour of Ireland's Ancient East
Travel back in time through Ireland's Ancient East region on this relaxing tour of Kilkenny, Wicklow and Waterford.
6 Day Ancient Ireland Tour Dublin Cork Wicklow Waterford Kilkenny
From €1,615.50
Per person sharing
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A sunset at the Cliffs of Moher
Ireland's Southwest in 5 Days
5 Day Edge of the World Tour
Adventure to the max on our shortest, most affordable active tour of southwestern Ireland.
7 Day World Tour Of Ireland Dublin Cork Kerry Clare
From €1,129.50
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