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Which tours visit Ireland's Ancient East?

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See the beautiful region of Ireland's Ancient East with a choice of 2 different tour styles:

 6 Day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour

Discover Viking history, Norman castles, and spectacular scenery on this relaxing 6 day tour of Ireland's Ancient East.

5 Day Vagabond Adventure East Tour

Scale granite mountain ranges and discover scenic river valleys on this 5 day active tour of Ireland's Ancient East.

 

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Which tours visit Northern Ireland?

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Active Vagabond Tours that Visit Northern Ireland:

⛰️ 12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure Tour

🥾 7 Day Vagabond Magnetic North Adventure Tour

Relaxed Driftwood Tours that Visit Northern Ireland:

🐑 6 Day Driftwood Northern Island Tour

🚐 11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland Tour*

*On your 11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland Tour, you may travel around Northern Ireland in either clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.

Read our blog about Northern Ireland

Read more about the delights of Northern Ireland on our blog

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How long are your tours?

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Our relaxed and easy-paced Driftwood Tours range in length from 6-11 days.

Our active and adventurous Vagabond Tours range in length from 7-12 days.

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What kind of tours do you offer?

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We have two types of tours: active Vagabond and relaxed Driftwood.

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What must I have when coming on tour?

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All you need is love. And also...

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What are the minimum and maximum group sizes for the tours?

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The minimum number for our tours is two people.

Your departure is 100% guaranteed once you've booked your tour (as long as there is one other person booked). We've never cancelled a tour.

The maximum group size is 13 for active Vagabond Tours.

The maximum group size is 15 for relaxed Driftwood Tours.

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Are the departure dates guaranteed?

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Yes. Once we have two people booked on a tour, it is a 100% guaranteed departure... And that’s a promise!

We've never cancelled a tour. We are proud that no Vagabond or Driftwood tour has ever been called off due to low bookings.

We are very aware that you have probably gone to great lengths to get to Ireland; organising time off work; buying flights; booking hotels. So we always run our tours once guests have booked. It's only fair!

Please bear in mind that this does mean that, every now and then, we do run tours with only two guests.

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Are the days of departure set?

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Yes. One of the only non-flexible things about our tours are the departure days.

All of our tours depart from Dublin's Grand Canal Hotel on either Sundays, Mondays or Tuesdays.

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Are the tours suitable for people with mobility issues?

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Our mini coaches are not wheelchair accessible. In order to enjoy our tours, you must be able to get on and off our tour vehicles unaided; or have someone come along on tour to help you.

A lightweight foldable wheelchair can sometimes be stowed in the luggage compartment. Our tours are not suitable for larger wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

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How intense are the walks and activities on the Vagabond and Driftwood tours?

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Vagabond Cultural Adventure Tours are centred around adventure activities. We think you'll enjoy them if you're an active person with at least a moderate level of fitness.

More detail on Vagabond adventure activities:

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What’s the difference between Vagabond and Driftwood tours?

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There are two main differences between active Vagabond Tours and relaxed Driftwood tours.

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Booking

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Will Corona Virus affect my Ireland tour?

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At Vagabond Tours, we are continuing to closely monitor the unfolding situation of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 virus. Check the latest updates on our blog.

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Are children allowed in pubs in Ireland?

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Yes, when accompanied by their parent/guardian. In general, your kids can stay in an Irish pub until 9pm.

Children (anyone under the age of 18) are only allowed in licensed premises if they are with a parent or guardian. This provision carries certain restrictions. For example, if accompanied by a parent/guardian, the child may remain on the premises from 10:30am – 9pm in the months of October to April (until 10pm May to September). The pub licence holder has the right to contravene this if he/she sees fit.

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Are there any age restrictions on your tours?

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All ages enjoy our tours.

However, there's a minimum age of 8 years old for a scheduled tour. Do you have younger children? Check out our private family tour page.

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What is the cancellation policy?

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Find our tour cancellation terms and condition below.

Check our full terms and conditions.

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Are Vagabond Tours a member of any professional bodies?

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Yes. We are proud members of several professional tourism and adventure travel organisations.

Find out more on our Professional Memberships page

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Is a deposit required and when is the balance due?

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We require a deposit of 15% of the tour price to secure your booking.

The remaining balance is due 30 days before departure. If there is less than 30 days until departure when you book, full payment is required.

Find out more on our Book A Tour page

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How are travel documents sent out?

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All Vagabond and Driftwood customer correspondence is carried out by email. This includes your booking confirmation.

Don't worry! There's no need to print your booking confirmation or voucher.

The only travel document we need you to print out is your disclaimer. This will be sent to you by email 21 days before your tour departure date.

After printing and signing your disclaimer, you can either:

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Methods of Payment

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We accept:

✔️Most major credit cards (except AMEX and Discovery).
✔️Electronic Bank Transfer – get details from our reservations team
✔️International Euro drafts or euro cheques issued in Ireland

All bookings are confirmed by email. Your confirmation will include:

  • Your Booking Reference Number;
  • A Helpful Information Pack;
  • Our Full Terms and Conditions.

We can also send out physical copies of your confirmation in the post, if required.

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What is the booking process?

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It's easy to book your Vagabond or Driftwood Tour:

🔒 Book Securely Online

☎️ Call us Toll Free from the USA on 833 230 0288.

🌏 Or from anywhere else in the world on +353 (0) 14428559

💭 Questions about booking? Email us on enquiries@vagabond.ie

Find out more on our Book a Tour page

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