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11 Day Discover Ireland Tour
"HIGHLY RECOMMEND"

Happy couple travelling in Ireland

We made such great friends along the way. I credit a lot of this to our tour guide, Tomas who was so inclusive and encouraging to all.

I consider Vagabond the best choice because they are flexible and open to suggestions ... for example, Tomas helped arrange a rowing experience for us with short notice based on us just mentioning interest.

It was obvious that Vagabond's only goal is to make sure their customers have an excellent experience while visiting Ireland. Highly recommend!

BARBARA, OCTOBER 2023

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7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour
"YOU WON"T REGRET IT"

A scenic chapel located on a lake in Gougane Barra, Ireland

We had a fabulous time on this tour! If you are thinking of booking Vagabond just DO IT! You won't regret it.

The coach was comfortable and safe. The stops we made were well-timed and amazing!

It was nice being in a small van rather than a big tour bus. We could unload quickly to see things and the van could get to places that a big tour bus could not.

The hotels chosen by Vagabond were very nice - all very comfortable.

VERIFIED GUEST REVIEW, OCTOBER 2023

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7 Day Irish Castles & Kingdoms Tour
"PERFECT EXPERIENCE"

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We had the perfect trip to Ireland ... We wanted to see the history and beauty of Ireland, and we did just that.

Every day was full of off the beaten path experiences. The pace was just right for us. Accommodations were unique and comfortable. We stayed in a castle one night!

I feel we know so much more about Ireland and the Irish people. Traveling with a small group is definitely the way to go.

I also loved all the great planning information we got before the trip, so that we came prepared.

If Ireland is on your bucket list, be sure to go with a Vagabond Driftwood tour!

BRENDA, OCTOBER 2023

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7 Day Vagabond World Tour Of Ireland
"I Can't Wait To Go Again!"

"The tour with Jason far exceeded my expectations. Jason was an amazing VagaGuide. He is professional, witty, and very well informed about all things Ireland. I asked a lot of questions, and if he didn't know — which was rare — he did some research and came back to dinner or breakfast with an answer... The guesthouses and hotels were top-notch. I wasn't sure what the expect and I was pleasantly surprised. The van was super comfortable and was a perfect way to travel... I watched the packing guide... which was super helpful! Because of all this, I was very well prepared for the trip. That made for an even more enjoyable experience. Your staff were very helpful. I asked a few questions in advance of our trip, and got prompt responses... I can not stop thinking about Ireland... Every chance I get I tell everyone about Vagabond Tours. I can't wait to go again and I've even convinced my husband to join me on our next one."

12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure
"Our Trip To Ireland Was A Dream"

"We are back home now and feel like our trip to Ireland was a dream... From the beginning when we first booked to the end, the trip exceeded our expectations. From the itinerary, to the hotels, to the guides, this was perfection. Where do I start with Tim? He was knowledgeable, kind, encouraging, with a wicked sense of humor and has a great appreciation for adventure. He really made the trip memorable and one we will look back on years to come with a smile. Not only did we have some awesome hikes/walks we really learned SO much about Irish history. Tim always seemed to have a little surprise in store for us that was always so fun. I loved the picnics that we were able to enjoy due to such awesome weather. Between the stories, music and games while traveling the rides seem to go very quickly. Tim always had great recommendations of places to eat for lunch or dinner and were never a disappointment. We never felt rushed, and the timing really flowed well."

Private Tour Of Ireland
"Nothing But Good Things To Say"

"I'm writing directly to you to express our gratitude and appreciation for the flexibility and creativity of your company in adjusting to my family's special circumstances. It was a pleasure to meet you on August 11 in the lobby of the Grand Canal Hotel. You very quickly introduced us to Bébhinn, one of the two fantastic guides who shepherded us around Ireland. You already know what a gem she is. There is nothing I can add. She was superb in every aspect of her duties. Denise had the difficult task of taking over in the middle of the trip. She was top-notch in every way as well. Both women were great story-tellers, and could continue talking through the hairiest traffic situations. Really professional drivers. Our thanks to everyone in your company who made our trip so memorable. We appreciate the changes... made to accommodate our grandson joining the tour in the middle. We have nothing but good things to say about the experience, and will say them to anyone who asks."

Honest reviews help future guests make informed choices (which helps our independent business grow too).

We love hearing back from recent guests and the many, many Vagabonds and Driftwooders who come back to us for their 2nd, 3rd and more tours.

Thank you for helping maintain our 5 star rating over 21 years in business!

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Our gentle-paced Driftwood Journeys of Discovery feature some of our most popular tours.

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11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland Tour
"LASTING FRIENDSHIPS"

Driftwood Ireland tour group in Ireland

An amazing experience. Small group is the way to tour. The country is beautiful.

I got to know everyone on the tour and made some lasting friendships.

Andrew, our tour guide was the best. He was so accommodating to everyone and took care of our needs. His sense of humor can’t be beat.

I highly recommend Vagabond Tours. I hope to do it again someday.

KATHY, SEPTEMBER 2023

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11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland
"TAKE THIS TRIP!"

Ireland tour group on a boat trip beside seals in scenic setting

Probably the best mix of Ireland I could ever imagine.

Our guide Tim Orr was fantastic beyond my wildest dreams..

Take this trip!!!

DRIFTWOOD GUEST, SEPTEMBER 2023

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7 Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland Tour
"IN GOOD HANDS"

Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

I just finished the Treasure Ireland Driftwood tour and it was fantastic!

We had an amazing guide, Andrew, who was experienced, knowledgeable, funny and kind. I definitely felt like I was in good hands.

The other people on the tour were great company and we enjoyed many meals together, but there were opportunities to branch out on our own as well.

I would absolutely recommend Vagabond!

TONYA, MARCH 2023

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Active Vagabond Cultural Adventures are what launched our company back in 2002.

Today, they're still Ireland's best adventure tour, as you can see here...

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7 Day World Tour of Ireland
"LIVES UP TO THE REVIEWS!"

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This tour absolutely lives up to all of the glowing reviews.

I don’t think there’s a better way to experience Ireland, especially if you only have one week.

We’ve already started to recommend Vagabond tours to our family and friends.

Thank you Sarah and Vagabond for the trip of a lifetime! We will be back!!

JAIME, APRIL 2023

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8 Day Wild Irish Rover Tour
"TREMENDOUS TRIP"

Tour guest at Kilkee cliffs in Ireland

We had a such a great trip from beginning to end.

Our guide Brian was very knowledgeable of Irish history, stories and the best sites to see.

Each day was a wonderful experience from castles, to hiking, cliffs, national parks, stone circles, sheep dog herding... [and] riding horses on the beach.

KAREN, MARCH 2023

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12 Day Giant Irish Adventure Tour
"BEST TOUR PACKAGE I'VE BEEN ON"

Cliffs and blue ocean on a 2 week tour of Ireland

We had a great time seeing fantastic sites and historical places in the company of really great people, and under the care of a really diligent and caring guide.

The small group really helped us to click quickly.

I really like the flexibility afforded to our guides...

[They] took us to some extra places that I think only local people would know about.

JEAN, APRIL 2023

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Experience the Private Tour of a Lifetime with Vagabond Tours Ireland

If you're looking for something bespoke, perhaps with a family group, check out our Private Tours of Ireland.

Past guests have left Ireland extremely satisfied...

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7 Day World Tour Of Ireland
"THE PERFECT HYBRID"

Private Tour of Ireland group at Gougane Barra

Every one of our guests loved every single day and we couldn’t have been more pleased with how it all came together.

Our tour was a unique one for our group and it was the perfect hybrid for everyone. The adventure activities were truly breathtaking and the people who didn’t want to do those activities were happy at the pubs and sleeping in...

We felt so lucky with what all we got to see and do and the fact that the weather was so good.

Edwina was amazing and we feel so lucky she was our guide and we got to spend the week with her showing us around your fantastic and beautiful country! We had multiple guests who cried when we came home because they didn’t want to leave and one who seriously is considering moving there.

Thank YOU for all you did in making the rest of our trip a huge success. You were a dream to work with and we hope to come back in the future! 😊

M.M., JULY 2022 (via email)

7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour
"MAGICAL, WONDERFUL"

Private tour of Ireland group in Donegal

Our family just completed a Private Tour which was wonderful for all of us from age 9 to 76. The plan for our group met the need for variety and action.

Our guide, Rhys, rolled with whatever the day held... He made the trip interesting and was able to answer our historical queries and find great places for all 12 of us to eat together.

The tour you arranged for the north of Ireland allowed us to venture into stunning country on the coast. Our hikes were unforgettable and our son declared one to be the ‘best ever’. Every place held charm of its own...

The places you found for our accommodation were excellent. The grandkids, well, all of us, appreciated the castle stay... It was a magical setting.

PEGGY, JULY 2022 (via email)

7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour
"SUPER BUCKET LIST TRIP"

Private tour group with vehicle in Connemara

The whole tour was one of the best tours we have been on.

From the beginning there were great updates provided of the culture and what to expect in Ireland.

We really liked the small bus tour versus a large bus.

Both guides, Brian and Eamonn were fantastic. They provided great stories, a ton of local knowledge and made the trip more enjoyable.

The people were fantastic, the food was great and the drinks were superb... Great scenery, great stops, great hotels...

We will recommend Vagabond to others here!

BOB, JULY 2022 (via Feefo)

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11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland
Here's To 2021!
Well I am like most of the others in recent reviews as I have not yet gone on my trip. I want to emphasize how marvelous Ciara was when I had to cancel and I have now rebooked the 11 Day Driftwood tour September 7... One of the reasons I rebooked was the low deposit as even though did get my deposit back with no trouble last year... Marvelous communication and service and I’m sure my tour will be marvelous and I can write a great review when I have been
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12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure
Wonderful Service
Just had to cancel my dream vacation.... 12 Day Driftwood tour of Ireland... because of the pandemic. Even though I haven't traveled with Vagabond, I have to let everyone know that they have been exceptional to work with. My booking and payment was easy, I have called them on two occasions and my phone calls were returned promptly the next day (Eastern Standard time). They gave me a full refund (minus deposit which is waived if I rescheduled next year). I could not ask for better service during what I know is also a difficult time for their company. I appreciate it and definitely recommend them!
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8 Day Vagabond Wild Irish Rover
Unparalleled Kindness, Professionalism, and Customer Service
Our family was scheduled to travel with Vagabond during March 2020 but due to the unfortunate outbreak of the coronavirus, our tour was cancelled only a few days before we were set to fly to Dublin. The team at Vagabond went above and beyond to help us reschedule our vacation. Although we haven't yet traveled with Vagabond, their customer service and booking teams are worthy of an exceptional review in our opinion. Thank you Gillian, Ciara, Emma, and Deirdre!
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