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Guests hiking in Glenveagh National Park

5 Beautiful National Parks of the Wild Atlantic Way

14th April 2020
Take a whirlwind tour of the Irish National Parks to be found along the Wild Atlantic Way. Make sure you read to the end for a special, bonus national park.
A view of the Cliffs of Moher on a sunny day with blue skies overlooking the sea

Vagabond tour wins 50 Tours of a Lifetime by National Geographic

11th April 2013
Vagabond tours are delighted and thrilled to announce that our 8 day 'Wild Irish Rover' tour has been chosen as National Geographic Tours of a Lifetime - '50 Tours of a lifetime a Lifetime 2013'by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.  
A plate of pancakes with raspberries on top surrounded by pink flowers and a knife and fork

Pancake Tuesday and Simple Irish Pancake Recipe

9th March 2020
Breakfast or dinner. Pancake Tuesday or National Pancake Day. Try this simple Irish pancake recipe anytime.
A panoramic view of Glendalough with a view of the lake and the round tower

The Most Scenic Places in Ireland You Must Visit

4th July 2022
Patchwork green fields. Dramatic coastlines. Rugged mountains. Here are some of the most scenic places in Ireland. ๐ŸŒ World Heritage Sites ๐ŸŒ„ Awesome National Parks ๐ŸŒŠ Panoramic Peninsulas ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Stupendously High Cliffs ๐Ÿ˜‡ Spectacular Holy Sites

What Happens On A 7 Day Castles & Kingdoms Ireland Tour?

24th March 2022
Do you want to visit castles in Ireland? Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way? Jump aboard with Priscilla to share this 7 Day Ireland tour diary. Move to any day by hitting the links below... Day 1- Cliffs of Moher, The Burren & Galway City Day 2 - Castle Stay, Sheep Farm Tour & Boat Trip Day 3 - Touring Ring of Kerry, Valentia & Skellig Islands Day 4 - A Magic Circle & A Horse Carriage Ride Day 5 - Historic House Tour & Ancient Monuments Day 6 - Meeting Michael, Exploring Kinsale & West Cork Day 7 - Talkin' Blarney & Stormin' Cahir Castle
Vagabond tour group on bikes and ready to go cycling in Killarney National Park, Ireland

What Happens On A Vagabond 7 Day Tour of Ireland?

16th November 2021
Take a deep breath! Your incredible 7 day tour of Ireland starts here. Get ready for flexible activities, friendly locals, stunning natural scenery and newfound travel buddies. Jump to any day of the tour with these links: ๐Ÿ˜ Day 1 - Dublin to Clare via Galway City ๐Ÿš Day 2 - Clare to Dingle ๐Ÿป Day 3 - Free Day in Dingle โ›ฐ๏ธDay 4 - Kerry and Portmagee ๐ŸŒŠ Day 5 - Skellig Islands Tour ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Day 6 - The Beara and West Cork ๐Ÿ‘‹ Day 7 - The Parting Glass
A Driftwood group standing in front of their tour bus on a beach

What Happens On A Driftwood 6 Day Northern Ireland Tour?

2nd February 2021
Are you yearning for mystery, magic and adventure? Jump onboard your Drifter tour vehicle to join our VagaGuide Bรฉbhinn for a incredible journey of discovery through Northern Ireland and the northwest.
Keen cyclists with their bikes about to go cycling in Ireland

Best Places To Go Biking in Ireland

3rd August 2021
Want to know all about biking in Ireland? VagaGuide and all-round cycling fanatic Ronan leadsa thrilling ride featuring his story, history and the best places to bike in Ireland.
A couple enjoying a sunrise on the beach

Is Ireland the Best Honeymoon Destination in Europe?

30th July 2020
Romance and adventure, great food and epic scenery. Choose Ireland for the perfect honeymoon destination, says VagaGuide John.
An aerial view of Rossbeigh beach along the Wild Atlantic Way

Bรฉbhinn's Introduction to Irish Mythology Part 2

19th July 2022
Pull up a comfortable chair! VagaGuide and storyteller, Bรฉbhinn, is here to tell you some more classic stories from Irish mythology.
Uragh stone circle in the sunshine

Bรฉbhinn's Introduction to Irish Mythology Part 1

19th July 2022
Need a little magic in your day? Veteran VagaGuide and master storyteller Bรฉbhinn introduces some of her favourite myths and legends from Ireland.
The Most Beautiful Places in Ireland Blog Post - Sunset at the Clifss of Moher in Ireland

The Most Beautiful Places in Ireland

6th July 2020
Ireland is a wee country but you won't be able to see everything on your visit. Hereโ€™s our list of the most beautiful places in Ireland to get you started.

Was This The Best Ever Family Tour Of Ireland?

24th November 2021
Ride along with VagaGuide John as two lucky families experience the ultimate tour of southwestern Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way.

Hiking in Ireland: Timโ€™s Guide

13th April 2022
Legendary VagaGuide Tim takes you on a ramble to his favourite Irish mountain trails, including his recommended equipment list and a general guide to hiking in Ireland.
Aerial shot of scenic Mullaghmore peninsula in Sligo, Ireland

Travel Guide To Sligo: Not So Normal People & Extraordinary Places

15th June 2022
Tour expert John is here with an updated 2022 travel guide to the famous characters and amazing locations that make Sligo โ€” located in northwestern Ireland โ€” such a special place. ๐Ÿ“ Sligo Is Located In Irelands' Northwest โœ๏ธ Discover Sligo's Famous Poets, Rebels & Artists ๐ŸŒ„ Enjoy Scenic Mountain Landscapes ๐Ÿฅพ Go Surfing Or Hike To Meet A Mythical Queen... ๐ŸŒฟ ...Then Soak In A Seaweed Bath
Two tour guests horseback riding in Ireland - Sligo

Horseback Riding in Ireland

26th May 2020
Pony lover and intrepid VagaGuide Denise takes you on a gallop through the world of horseback riding in Ireland. Time to giddy up. Yeeee-haw!

One Family Who Saw It All On Their Private Tour of Ireland

11th May 2020
VagaGuide John tells the story of the Davidson clanโ€™s epic private tour to Ireland.
Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin Blog Card for Best Cities in Ireland by Vagabond Tours

The Best Cities in Ireland

16th November 2022
Though Ireland is rightly famous for its beautiful countryside, our cities boast their own charms. You will have heard of Dublin. But why stop there? ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Waterford: The Viking City ๐Ÿ˜„ Galway: The Friendly City ๐Ÿฐ Kilkenny: The Marble City ๐Ÿงฑ Derry/Londonderry: The Walled City ๐Ÿ™๏ธ Cork: The Real Capital ๐ŸŒ… Limerick: The Treaty City ๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธ Belfast: Home of the Titanic ๐Ÿ’™ Dublin: The Big Smoke
Cup of tea with teapot and pack of Tayto crisps in Ireland

What Are Some Things The Irish Do Best?

14th March 2022
To celebrate Saint Patrick's Day 2022, John asked us to tell him - what are some things that the Irish are best in the world at? If you can't get to Ireland for Saint Patty's Day, here are some really simple ways you can celebrate Irish culture. Or anytime really! โ˜• Drink Tea And Eat Crisps ๐Ÿฟ Watch Irish TV & Movies โ›ฐ๏ธ Soak Up Nature & Wildlife ๐Ÿฅง Cook Up Some Irish Comfort Food ๐Ÿ’ƒ Learn Irish Dancing Or Listen To Live Irish Music ๐Ÿฐ Read Irish History Or Literature ๐Ÿ‘ Play Some Gaelic Sports
Vagabond Tour Group exploring Ireland with vehicle

Get The Latest Travel News For Our Tours Of Ireland

14th February 2022
Great news! Life in Ireland has returned to normal. The island is open for international travellers and society has fully reopened. The Latest Ireland Travel News In A Nutshell ๐Ÿฅœ ๐Ÿ›ฌ Ireland Is Open For Travellers ๐Ÿ™Œ Almost All Restrictions Have Been Removed โฌ†๏ธ Northern Ireland Is Also Open For Business ๐Ÿ“ˆ Ireland Excels In Vaccination Statistics ๐Ÿ’‰ These Vaccines Are Approved In The EU ๐Ÿงพ You'll Need To Complete This Form Before Arrival ๐Ÿ›ƒ Tests May Be Required When Returning Home. Here's How. ๐Ÿงช Testing Prior To Our Tours Is Not Required ๐Ÿš We've Made Your Tour Experience Even Safer (and the craic is guaranteed!)
Niall Gibbons, Rob Rankin and Ruth Andrews of ITOA

Rob Rankin Named New President of ITOA

19th February 2020
Vagabond Tours of Ireland founder Rob Rankin has been named new president of the Incoming Tour Operators Association (ITOA).
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