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"I Can't Wait To Go Again!"

Lorenda loved her tour so much, she's already planning her return!

"I have been dreaming about visiting Ireland for many years, and when a friend asked me to join her on a Vagabond tour, I said yes! We took the Vagabond 7 Day World Tour of Ireland on 3 April 2022. I didn't have a lot of expectations, other than to sit back and let someone else drive while I could take in the sights of Ireland, as well as hike and enjoy a pint in a pub.

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. There is so much I want to learn about Ireland now. This tour was just the beginning!

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 paid attention to the tips and packing lists that you shared on your website and Facebook. 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. I follow your page on Facebook and the pictures just take me back to that wonderful week. My friends loved my pictures and 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.

Lorenda, April 2022

"Our Trip To Ireland Was A Dream"

Karen and Dan reached out to let us know how much they enjoyed their Vagabond tour:

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.

First let me speak about our guides... 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 the 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 of thing really flowed well.

Karen and Dan, April 2022

"Nothing But Good Things To Say"

Tim wrote to us with the following kind words:

"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."

Tim, Private Tour Guest, August 2021

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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.

See what past Driftwooders had to say...

What Easy-Going Driftwooders Had To Say...

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11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland
Just got home from the most wonderful 11 Day tour of Ireland with Vagabond! The route, the various town-specific tours selected for us, the amazing historic sites, and the incredible natural beauty of Ireland were all outstanding. Equally outstanding were some of our accommodations... The small tour and bus size allowed for exploring off the main highways and getting to know our guide and fellow travelers... If all of that isn't wonderful enough, we were told the company owner has a policy of offsetting the carbon footprint of each tour by planting native trees! I highly highly highly recommend this tour and company to anyone looking to visit Ireland!
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7 Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland
Amazing Guide - Made Our Trip!
My wife and I went on this wonderful 7 Day tour this past September with very good friends to celebrate our 25th anniversary... The best part of our experience turned out to be our incredible guide Andrew. He made our week so enjoyable due to his great personality, clever wit, and genuine love of Ireland... We would definitely recommend Vagabond Tours to our friends, and would certainly like to go again and take the Northern Ireland tour... Vagabond runs a first class operation. Their comfortable Mercedes vans allow you to relax and enjoy the countryside while they do the driving and daily planning. We look forward to our next Irish adventure!
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7 Day Driftwood Castles & Kingdoms
Don't Think Twice - Just DO This!
My wife and I did the Castles and Kingdoms tour in October 2019. The entire experience exceeded all of our expectations. Edel was our guide - she was knowledgeable and entertaining... I am not going to drone on and on about what we did/saw. That's what the Vagabond website is for. Ireland is beautiful. People are very friendly. Don't overthink this - if you want to see and learn about Ireland and you're not some over-the-top Diva - DO THIS!
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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...

What Active Vagabonds Told Us...

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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...

What Our Private Tour Guests Say...

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You Can't Do Better Than Vagabond/Driftwood!
"The 7 day tour we recently got back from was truly outstanding... We had a private tour with family members having very diverse interests and abilities... " Aquanut
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Beautiful Private Tour
"We arranged a private tour for a group of 7... Carmel, our guide, was outstanding and made our day extra special" David L
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5 Day Family Private Tour
"The highlights of our trip included things we wouldn't have come across on our own: kayaking with a dolphin escort, Murphy's ice cream, walking with the hawks, hiking along the edge of the Cliffs of Moher." Kristine S - April 2014
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Personalised Service

We pride ourselves on offering you excellence from the moment you get in touch.

In fact, our VagaPledge commits us to it!

What Guests Said About Our Service...

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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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