It’s hard to believe this year is nearly at an end. What an incredible 12 months it has been.

This year, we welcomed 1000s of Vagabonds and Driftwooders to Ireland. Your incredible support continues to help our independent business grow better and stronger — THANK YOU!

Mark your diaries! Our first Ireland tours of 2024 depart in the first week of March.

Hopefully you can join us…

Read on to discover what's new for 2024 at Vagabond & Driftwood Tours of Ireland.

New Tours 🎶

Our 2024 small-group tours of Ireland are selling like pints on St Patrick’s Day!

In 22 seasons of exploring, we’ve never seen such demand.

To help you keep exploring off the beaten track, we’ve developed the following original itineraries for you:

15 Day All Ireland Tour

15 Day Driftwood All Ireland Tour

Since everyone loves being in Ireland, why not stay that extra few days longer?

We are genuinely excited about launching our longest tour itinerary ever; the 15 Day Driftwood All Ireland Tour.

This relaxed-pace tour circles the entire island. Its USP is that you get extra time in some of our favourite places; stay for 2 nights in dainty Dingle and — for the first time ever — 2 nights in wonderful Westport.

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11 Day Driftwood Ring of Ireland Tour

This original itinerary plots a circle around the entire island and stays in quaint Kenmare for 2 nights, giving you the opportunity to really get to know the world famous Ring of Kerry region.

Watch this space for even more new tour itineraries — especially if you're a fan of Irish music!

New Activities 🚴‍♀️

We are continually striving to make our 5-star rated small-group tour itineraries even better.

Each year, we hunt for new activities and exciting new suppliers.

Kilkenny Brewery Tour 🍻

Brewed since 1710 in the marble city of Kilkenny, Smithwick's is an amber ale that's known for its smooth and balanced flavour.

It's a great alternative if you would like to venture beyond the obvious beers in Irish pubs.

This brewery tour experience happens in the in the historic Smithwick's Brewery in the city of Kilkenny.

Go on a journey through the brewing process and the brand's fascinating history.

Enjoy the Smithwick's Brewery Tour on our 6 Day Great Southern Tour

E-xceptional E-Biking in Donegal 🚲

You can now bike the beautiful surroundings of Glenveagh National Park on a Vagabond small-group tour.

Glenveagh is a gorgeous place to explore. Doing it by bike or e-bike allows you to see even more.

This new activity offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and outdoor, adrenaline-filled adventure!

Enjoy this unique cycling experience on our 7 Day Magnetic North Tour

Waterford Street Art Walking Tour 🎨

Take a stroll through the heart of Waterford city to admire beautiful, building-sized murals.

The streets of Waterford have been transformed in recent years into an open-air gallery showcasing a stunning collection of urban art.

Take this walking street art experience on the 6 Day Great Southern Tour


 😎 Meet Our New Team

As more and more guests are realising Vagabond is Ireland's No.1 small-group tour operator, our support team has grown too.

Meet some of the newest faces and roles who help bring your Ireland tour to life and keep our wheels moving.

Who's New for 2024?


Ed the Red has been expertly sharing her love for Ireland with our guests for many years.

For this reason — and many more — Edwina was the perfect candidate for our new Sustainability Executive position.

She will stand over all of our responsible tourism efforts at Vagabond & Driftwood Tours.

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Danielle is our friendly new Sales & Reservations Executive.

This expert on all things Ireland-related will be answering your emails and phone calls into 2024 and beyond.

Feel free to pose any question — big or small — to Danielle!

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Brian has joined our Marketing team full-time after several highly enjoyable years on the backroads and byways of Ireland as a VagaGuide

Why did we want Brian on our team?

He's an award-winning travel blogger, a published Lonely Planet author and an all-round great human being.

New Hotels 🏨

We reckon that your small-group tour of Ireland is only be as good as the hotels you stay in.

For that reason, we are continually seeking new, high quality accommodation options around Ireland.

The following hotels will each add hospitality and comfort to our famous small-group Ireland itineraries.

New Hotels for 2024

Gateway Lodge

Located in the picturesque town of Donegal, enjoy a perfect blend of family-owned hospitality, tranquillity and sophistication at the Gateway Lodge.

Stay here on our 7 Day Vagabond Magnetic North tour

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Kenmare Bay

Kenmare is a beautiful little town nestling at the heart of Kerry — itself known as the Kingdom of Ireland.

The Kenmare Bay Hotel is the perfect spot to wine and dine yourself after an exhilarating day of exploring!

Stay here on our new 11 Day Driftwood Ring of Ireland Tour

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Brook Lane

Escape to the idyllic town of Kenmare and discover the enchanting Brook Lane Hotel – a gem nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Ireland's southwest.

Stay here on our new 11 Day Driftwood Ring of Ireland Tour

Refurbished Headquarters & New Awards 🏆

We are thrilled to unveil our newly refurbished office in Wicklow, Ireland.

Our business is going from strength to strength. So to house all of our new colleagues and exciting plans for the future, we have freshened up our space.

The freshly painted walls are adorned with our favourite photos of guests and our proudest achievements.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2023

None of our recent accolades stand out more than our proudest achievement of 2023; just a Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award!

Yes, that’s right — Vagabond was ranked the #12 Tour Operator globally by one of the travel industry’s most prestigious international awards.

Exciting times at VagaHQ

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