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💚 Our Guests Love Us!

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7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour
"experience of a lifetime"
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Vagabond/Driftwood tours are the absolute BEST.

We had a most memorable time. Couldn’t have asked for better accommodations or a better experience. Highly recommend, for the experience of a lifetime.

7 Day Irish Castles & Kingdoms Tour
"excellent value for money"
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Andrew was a wonderful guide, with the small group we could go places the larger bus could not.

The hotels for the kingdoms tour were excellent. cannot say enough about what a nice time we had. They even have plan b sites to visit based on weather.

7 Day World Tour of Ireland
"perfect for a solo traveller"
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This was my first international trip and my first trip going solo - it exceeded my expectations!

Our tour guide Denise was SO knowledgeable. Everything was perfect! The van was comfortable, spacious, and every seat had a good view.


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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 22 years in business!

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Illustrated Mercedes Driftwood tour vehicle from Ireland

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

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6 Day Great Southern Tour
"there are no words"
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Not only did I go on the Driftwood 6-day Great Southern Tour, but I piggy-backed that tour with the 6-day Northern Tour.

Both were just amazing. I love that we didn't only go to "touristy" places, we were taken to "off-the-beaten path" spots as well.

I'm telling everyone I know about this company and am looking for another Driftwood Tour to go on in 2025.

7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour
"experience of a lifetime"
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Driftwood tours are the absolute BEST.

We just completed the 7 day Treasure Ireland tour and had a most memorable time. Danny and Shane made sure we were all comfortable.

Couldn’t have asked for better accommodations or a better experience. Highly recommend, for the experience of a lifetime.

7 Day Irish Castles & Kingdoms Tour
"the best irish vacation experience"
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I can’t say enough about our Driftwood tour!

Our driver/guide, Brian, was an incredible source of knowledge and hysterical! I’ve never laughed so much!

We saw incredible sights and our accommodations were fabulous…elegant, comfortable, accommodating.I can’t wait to do another Vagabond tour

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Animated Vagabond tour vehicle from Ireland

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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12 Day Giant Irish Adventure Tour
"a larger than life adventure"
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My husband and I chose the 12 day Giant Irish small group adventure tour and were thrilled with the entire experience.

I cannot say enough good things about Vagabond and our trip to Ireland. It was beyond our expectations. I would encourage everyone to book a trip with Vagabond.

7 Day World Tour Of Ireland
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This tour was the best experience! I couldn’t have planned it any better!

Paddy, our driver, was fantastic. He gave recommendations on where to eat, drink, listen to music, and shop during our down time. Would do this tour again!

5 Day Edge Of The World Tour
"amazing tour"
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What we really loved about the tour is that while we hit major sites like Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Horse-riding, Biking and more.

Having a small group like Vagabond really adds to the experience. We only spent five days with our group, but plenty of tears were shed when we all hugged goodbye.


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 best family trip to date"
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Since we had 10 in our family, we booked the tour for twelve so we could have an exclusive vacation. The trip was absolutely excellent.

Our local guide was brilliant. His knowledge of all things Ireland was so enriching to the trip. We took advantage of so many activities planned out. Top Winners were horseback riding, sheep farm, sea kayaking and Kilkee Cliff walk.

The office was organized and very responsive to our questions. We would use them again to visit other unseen Ireland locations. Could not recommend more.

8 Day Wild Atlantic Way Tour
the best vacation"
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I have one brother and four sisters and our ancestry is Irish, so all of us and some spouses decided to go on a tour, so there were 10 family members.

The tour we got with Brian was so much more than we could have ever expected. He was friendly, kind, helpful, positive, knowledgeable and so much more. He went beyond just talking about the sights that we were going to see.

I can not say enough about what an amazing company Vagabond Tours is, they took care of everything, we felt well cared for and pampered.

8 Day Wild Irish Rover Tour
"once in a lifetime"
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I highly recommend Vagabond Tours to anybody considering. It offers a wonderful balance in pace between both guided activity and free-time to explore.

The accommodations and meals provided were wonderful.What made the trip completely exceptional was our tour guide, Vaughan. His knowledge and expertise in a variety of topics was impressive, and his humor kept things lighthearted.

I have endless gratitude to him for providing my family with such a memorable experience

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What Guests Said About Our Service...

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7 Day Castles & Kingdoms Tour
Met Every Expectation and Then Some

Vagabond Tours provided a flawless experience. Danielle (and others) answered all my questions leading up to the trip. Of course, being professionals, every detail was well-planned, check-ins at all the hotels was smooth, the itinerary was perfect for our needs and we learned a ton about Ireland. But, what took this experience over the top was our guide Tim Orr! He attended to our every need, even those we didn't think of, like arranging a special surprise birthday celebration and gift for my son. He knows and loves Ireland and his passion is infectious!

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11 Day Discover Ireland Tour

Everything we read about the trip on Vagabond's web site was completely accurate from: description of trip, what to pack, things to do on tour and in Dublin, off the beaten path etc. John was extremely helpful in reserving trip and the entire process was very easy. Rob would stay in touch via email in case you needed something. Our guide was Sarah and she was wonderful. Sarah made the tour special by improvising "the itinerary" based on what people wanted and on the weather. She made great adjustments without sacrificing any of the tour. Sarah gave great background information on various sights and always found a song to play that fit the occasion.

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8 Day Vagabond Wild Irish Rover
Outstanding Experience

 Vagabond Tours does a great job explaining the difference between the 2 types of tours they offer - Driftwood is more low key, less strenuous and physically demanding, while their Vagabond experiences including activities like kayaking, horse riding, hiking etc. A Driftwood tour was the perfect activity level for seniors like my husband and I. Everything with Vagabond Tours was great from the booking experience, to the helpful advance emails explaining what to expect on the tour, to the tour itself. Our guide Damien made the experience wonderful for us - he was knowledgeable, very funny and very attentive to everyone's needs. Damien cleaned the van at the end of each day so we boarded a spotless van each morning.

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