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Why Vagabond?

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Family-Owned & Operated - We Get It!

🚴 Activities To Keep Everyone Happy

🚐 Choose Scheduled Or Private Itinerary

✨ We Guarantee Fun & Magic Memories!

πŸ’° Trusted by 1000s of Families Over 20 Years

 

Why Families Love Vagabond

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5 Day Vagabond Edge of the World Tour
"TOOK AWAY ALL THE STRESS"

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My wife and I wanted to take our adult children on a family vacation (7 people).

I quickly became overwhelmed trying to research renting a van, driving on the left, driving a manual transmission with my left hand, finding accommodations for 7 people, and activities ...

I was so excited to find Vagabond Tours. They took all the stress out of the trip planning.

Dave was our tour guide on the trip and was awesome, friendly, and helpful. He provided history and facts about the land as we traveled.

The accommodations were perfect. Dave provided options for each day with back-up plans just in case of weather.

VERIFIED GUEST, JULY 2023

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7 Day World Tour of Ireland
"PERFECTLY PLANNED & EXECUTED"

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From start to finish it was AH-mazing!

Our family group of 4, of varying ages, could not have asked for a better experience.

Having the details of the itinerary planned by an experienced tour company based in Ireland, with an amazing guide and driver, all hotels and most activities booked and paid for in advance contributed to the overall enjoyment of this trip.

Our group of 4 will have memories we will be talking about for a lifetime and we all highly recommend using Vagabond Tours.

VERIFIED GUEST, OCTOBER 2023

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8 Day Wild Irish Rover Tour
"A GREAT FAMILY TRIP"

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This is the ideal tour for a family of... siblings and spouses to take together.

The other five tour members really complemented our family and Tim as our guide was knowledgeable, considerate, accommodating and really enhanced our understanding of Irish history.

Every night he sent us texts updating us on the next day's weather and anything we needed to know in preparation for the day.

It really was a trip of a lifetime and Driftwood was surely the best choice for us.

BARBARA, SEPTEMBER 2023

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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 2024 and 2025!

Rob & Amy Rankin + the Vagabond Team

The Best Ireland Tours For Families

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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.

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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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β€œWe 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

Read more about this Private Tour of Ireland

We adapt the itineraries of our scheduled tours for private tours.

βœ… Our scheduled tours use boutique accommodation located in all corners of Ireland.

βœ… Each scheduled tour itinerary offers a wide range of activities that can be adapted to your group's preferences.

βœ… Timings are vital to the success of any tour. We know the timings of our scheduled tours and can adapt that effectively on a private tour.

βœ… Our scheduled tours itineraries are flexible. We can lengthen a regular itinerary. Take a detour. Or just offer a section that you'll love.

Our Family and Group Private Tours Are Great For You If...

  • You love a particular town or region in Ireland
  • You're tracing your Irish family roots to an area NOT featured on our scheduled tours
  • You're dreaming of overnighting on an Atlantic island
  • You're an avid angler or keen golfer and would like extra time to pursue your passion in Ireland
  • You are a club or association that has a specific interest connected with travel or Ireland
  • You're rewarding your hard-working employees with a team-building experience in Ireland

Private Tours of Ireland That Past Guests Loved:

  • Family group tours of multiple generations;
  • Corporate and incentive groups (with team-building exercises);
  • University re-union tours;
  • Student/educational tours;
  • Camping adventures;
  • Photography tours;
  • Just a bunch of friends who like travelling together!

Pricing For Our Private Tours of Ireland

Our private tour prices vary. The price we quote will relate to the regular tour prices but also the number of people in your group and the duration of your tour.

LEARN MORE FROM OUR FRIENDLY TEAM TODAY

Choose a Vagabond Tour

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Epic All-Ireland Adventure
12 Day Giant Irish Adventure Tour
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 €3,329.10
Per person sharing
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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 €2,304.00
Per person sharing
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Wild Atlantic Way in a Week
Active 7 Day Ireland Tour
Go off the beaten path to spectacular destinations along the Wild Atlantic Way on this small group Ireland tour.
7 Day World Tour Of Ireland Dublin Cork Kerry Clare
From €1,962.00
Per person sharing
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Northern Ireland Adventure
7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour
Hike, bike, horseback-ride and sea kayak on a rugged adventure tour of Northern Ireland, Donegal & Mayo.
7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour Dublin Derry Donegal Belfast Mayo
From €1,962.00
Per person sharing
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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 €1,458.00
Per person sharing
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It’s our mission to ensure that you enjoy your guided Ireland tours to the max and are on the itinerary that matches your needs best.

Vagabond Cultural Adventures feature a more energetic pace than our Driftwood vacation packages.

We’ve also created a handy comparison tool to help you figure out which Ireland tour is the best fit for you.

Choose A Driftwood Tour

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Magical Musical Fun
8 Day Jigs & Reels Music Tour of Ireland
Our first ever music-themed itinerary boasts amazing cultural experiences by the bucketload.
8 Day Wild Irish Rover Tour Map Dublin Cork Kerry Galway Clare
From €2,493.00
Per person sharing
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Stay Longer, See Everything!
15 Day All Ireland Bus Tour
Live your best life by touring Northern Ireland and the entire Wild Atlantic Way for 15 Days.
11 Day Discover Ireland Tour Dublin Cork Kerry Galway Donegal Derry Belfast
From €4,660.00
Per person sharing
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2 Nights In Kenmare
11 Day Ring Of Ireland Tour
Embark on an 11 Day journey from Northern Ireland to Donegal, Connemara, Clare and Kerry.
11 Day Discover Ireland Tour Dublin Cork Kerry Galway Donegal Derry Belfast
From €3,370.00
Per person sharing
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Colourful streetscape at Stone Mad Gallery in Kinsale
Cork, Kilkenny & Waterford
6 Day Great Southern Ireland Tour
Travel back in time to meet Saints and Vikings on this Southern Ireland tour of Cork, Kilkenny and Waterford.
6 Day Ancient Ireland Tour Dublin Cork Wicklow Waterford Kilkenny
From €1,647.00
Per person sharing
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The Heart Of The North
6 Day Northern Island Tour
Experience a relaxed tour of Northern Ireland, Donegal and Mayo featuring a castle stay, coastal scenery and whiskey.
6 Day Northern Island Tour Dublin Derry Donegal Belfast Mayo
From €1,728.00
Per person sharing
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Stay In A Castle Hotel
7 Day Ireland Castle Tour
Stay in a castle and explore the Ring of Kerry on this fun-filled Wild Atlantic Way and southwestern Ireland tour.
7 Day Castles Irish Kingdoms Dublin Cork Kerry Galway Clare
From €2,079.00
Per person sharing
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Scenic church and reflection of blue sky, clouds and mountains in the lake at Gougane Barra, Ireland
Classic 7 Day Itinerary
7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour
Relax into your seat for 7 days of fun, culture and scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way in southwestern Ireland.
7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour Dublin Cork Kerry Galway Clare
From €2,079.00
Per person sharing
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Wild Atlantic Wow
8 Day Wild Atlantic Way Tour
Get set for 8 days of incredible castles, pubs, islands and villages on the Wild Atlantic Way.
8 Day Wild Irish Rover Tour Map Dublin Cork Kerry Galway Clare
From €2,304.00
Per person sharing
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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 €3,186.00
Per person sharing
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Our range of Driftwood Tours are adventures in their own right. They just aren’t as physically active as Vagabond Cultural Adventures.

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Take 10% Off All October Ireland Tours with a scenic landscape and tour group

10% October Deal

October is a magnificent, mellow and magical month to tour Ireland with us.

Scheduled departures in October 2024 and 2025 cost 10% less than peak season tours.

SEE THE OFFER

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What Makes Us Tick?

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Read how Vagabond was founded β€” and where we're headed β€” on the About Us page.

What Is Responsible Tourism?

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Respect for our planet and its people lies at the heart of our responsible tourism mission.

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