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11 Day Discover Ireland Tour

Tour Group in scenic location in Ireland

I seriously wouldn't do it any other way. We wouldn't have been able to see or do as much as we had without your group and our amazing guide, Andrew.

If anyone I know is looking to go to Ireland, I would emphatically recommend your company.


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7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour

Solo tour guest in red trousers on cliffs in Ireland

I have been raving about Vagabond tours since I returned home from Ireland about a month ago...

There is sooooo much more I could say but I would go on and on…. This was truly the most amazing trip!!


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7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour

2 tour guests kayaking in Ireland

Everything was brilliant.

From navigating the user-friendly website and reading about the different tours, to the ease in booking online and receiving email updates/communication up to the morning of tour departure, everything was effortless.


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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."

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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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7 Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland Tour

Tour group in Ireland

Not enough words to describe the tour and if I could give 10 stars I would.

Our guide Andrew took us places we wouldn't have known about and gave us a comprehensive history of Ireland.

The small tour was perfect for us and our fellow Driftwooders were all compatible.

I can't say enough positive things about this company except that you should do yourself a favor and book a tour with them.


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7 Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland

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

This was a trip of a lifetime.

Alan, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, fun, and flexible.

Many little stops along the way to experience the culture off the beaten path.

It’s hard to come home knowing such a beautiful place is out there.


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11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland Tour

Driftwood Ireland tour group with tour vehicle and blue sky in background

We went on the 11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland tour.

It was an exceptional trip with a great guide Damien, wonderful fellow travelers.

The trip was a nice slow pace never in the van very long any day and we visited spectacular places.

From small villages to the coast, everywhere was magical.


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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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8 Day Vagabond Wild Irish Rover
Exceptional Tour of Ireland's West Coast
Outstanding tour. Our guide Rhys knew just where to take us for breathtaking scenery, great hikes, and always a nice little pub where we could recharge. The hotels we stayed at were quite nice and we got along well with our small little group. In many cases the out of the way places were far more beautiful and serene than the more touristy locations (Cliffs of Moher). Overall a wonderful experience. Highly recommended.
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7 Day Vagabond World Tour of Ireland
The entire tour was wonderful ! The trip of a lifetime. Tim was entertaining and so informative. Ireland was just as I anticipated beautifully green, so lush. The pubs were fun. The castles spectacular!! My favorite place was Kylemore Abbey.
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12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure
This Trip EXCEEDED Our Expectations
I highly recommend the Vagabond 12 day Giant Irish Adventure Tour. WHY? 1. The spectacular natural beauty of Ireland, especially the north and west coast. 2. The varied daily activity and the pace of each day and the options we had. 3. The interesting and different accommodations (it was obvious there was a good relationship with the hotels/inns and many of the pubs we stopped at for lunch) 4. THE GUIDE - Damian was so knowledgeable and well versed in Irish history and stories, archeology, geography... He was professional, responsible, a great storyteller, witty, sensitive, and he went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure each person had a great experience.
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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

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

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

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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