Every day is a discovery day on a Driftwood tour, with a mixture of historical sites, sightseeing, free time and some great local experiences. The pace of the Driftwood tours is more relaxed than the Vagabond adventure tours, and the activities and stops are chosen to be as accessible as possible.
Normally we have breakfast at around 08.30am and aim to be on the road at about 09.15am, ready for some exploring. We have a framework of places to visits each day, which we can choose from depending on the wishes of the group and the weather conditions.
Experiences on Driftwood Tours:
Here are a few examples of the type of activities and experiences you can enjoy on a Driftwood tour:
Stately homes and gardens:
Take a gentle stroll around Muckross House and Gardens on the shores of the Lakes of Killarney, or Bantry House and Gardens.
‘Jaunting car’ ride through the Killarney National Park
Go back in time on a horse-drawn carriage through the Killarney National Park. Starting at the spectacular Torc Waterfall and then trotting along the shores of the lake to Muckross Abbey and Muckross House.
Boat Trip to Garinish Island
Take a ralaxing boat trip to Garinish island in the sheltered natural bay of Glengarriff, County Cork. Visit the formal subtropical gardens established there over 100 years ago.
Artisan Irish Crafts:
Witness traditionally skilled Irish craftspeople at work in their small, local workshops. Including Sean Daly, a master crystal cutter, Eddie Doherty the renowned hand weaver or Louis Mulcahy, the characterful potter.
Most people come to Ireland with an idea of what they want to bring home as a keepsake. We know lots of great little shops where you can buy locally made crafts, knitwear, jewelery, books, art, Irish sporting items and gift items.
The Pace of Driftwood Tours:
The Driftwood tours follow a more relaxed pace, without the adventure activities of the Vagabond tours, there is more time to spend at historical sites and perhaps some shopping stops! The average touring day on a Driftwood tour also tends to be a little bit shorter than a Vagabond tour, so we would arrive at our overnight destinations slightly earlier. Sometimes we do have request from Driftwood passengers to partake in some Vagabond activities and often we can arrange this too.
Activity Difficulty/Suggested Fitness levels
All activities on a Driftwood tour would be considered to be ‘easy’ on a difficulty scale. Walking is limited to historical sites, beaches or small towns and villages.
In terms of fitness, we suggest that you are able to easily walk for 20 minutes and be able to climb a flight of stairs to get the most out of your Driftwood tour. We have had plenty of passengers who arrive with some form of walking aid, and have had a great time.
Please note that not all of the experiences mentioned above are available on all tours, for full details and itineraries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org