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7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour

Get Active in Northern Ireland & the Northwest

Head north on our most active adventure tour yet!

Spend 7 days on an unforgettable adventure vacation in Ireland. Go cliff hiking, trail biking, horseback-riding and sea kayaking on your way around the rugged countryside of Northern Ireland and the northwest.

You’re about to uncover the wonders of the Giant’s Causeway, the wild beaches of Donegal, the craic in Westport and the fascinating history of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This was the best group tour I have ever taken - anywhere in the world ... Everything about the experience was top notch ... Over the course of the week, we did a little mountain climbing, a good amount of hiking, some sea kayaking, a 30 km cycling excursion, and so much more." Guest Review, June 2023

From €1,867.50 pps* Single Supplement €295.00
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*Price displayed is the discounted price for Mar, Apr and Oct.

If the date you want is full please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

A €250 deposit per person is all we need to secure your tour online. All our departure dates are guaranteed.

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Our experience was amazing!
Our Vagaguide was knowledgeable, organized and always looking ahead to ensure our enjoyment and wellbeing.

This was our first tour ever and it exceeded expectations.
Amy, 30th Jul 2023
We were blown away with this tour - it exceeded all of our expectations. Our guides were terrific – personable, knowledgeable (Is there anything Michael does not know?!), entertaining (Roisin played fiddle and sang for us in our van!), flexible, patient, helpful, accommodating – we couldn't have asked for more. The locations were well curated and all quite different. The hikes perfectly demanding :), the tours interesting and informative. Our travel mates were a terrific group (I think we won the lottery on that front) and everyone was equally game for challenging hikes or necessary changes to the agenda due to weather. We're so glad to have chosen the Magnetic North Vagabond tour. Highlights included the Giants Causeway hike, the Black Cab tour in LondonDerry, our stay at Mount Falcon, kayaking the caves on the north coast …
Kathleen, 21st Jul 2023
wonderful tour
It was a , every day was very structured and a great balance of different of activities. All accommodations were exceptional! I would definitely go on a tour with vagabond again! Thanks for everything xxx

Great balance of activities, wonderful hotels and I was able to see everything I wanted. Would definitely recommend and go again!
Petra, 20th Jul 2023

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Group sea kayaking on a 7 day Northern Ireland adventure tour

Vagabond is the best way to tour Ireland! I keep coming back because it's a guaranteed good time 🙂

Every day is filled with fun outdoor activities, beautiful beaches and gardens, sweet adorable animals, fascinating culture and history, delicious farm-to-table food, Irish trad music, clean and comfortable hotels.

Highlights for me were hiking the Antrim Coast, exploring the stone ringfort, Grianan of Aileach, and Titanic Belfast.

Our group of Americans, British and Canadian (me) quickly bonded over shared interests and we had a great camaraderie.


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Two guests hiking on a 7 day Northern Ireland tour

This company does a great job...

Fun and knowledgeable staff, small group sizes, itineraries that aren't possible on a large coach bus, and busy, but not too busy, off-the-beaten path experiences.

Both our guides were gifted at "reading the room" and tailoring the days to our group (and the weather).

I highly recommend Vagabond!

KBW10072003, MAY 2022

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Group cycling on a 7 day Northern Ireland adventure tour

It's hard to say what my favorite part of the tour was...

Every day was fantastic and a new adventure!

If you’re looking for a small-group tour that’s adventurous, takes you to places no other tour company does, want to have a ton of fun and learn the history and wonderful fables of Ireland, then I can’t recommend Vagabond highly enough.

I will surely return for tour #3.


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Tour FAQs

Find answers to questions about the 7 Day Vagabond Magnetic North Adventure Tour itinerary.

What Currency Will I Need On Tour?

Euro is the main currency you'll use while touring in the Republic of Ireland.

If your tour visits Northern Ireland, you'll also use Pound sterling (£).

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When & Where Do Vagabond/Driftwood Tours Depart From?

All of our tours leave from our pick-up/drop-off point at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin.

Our pick-up times from the Grand Canal Hotel vary by tour:

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Who Guides The Tours?

All of our tours are fully guided by our team of expert driver guides.

We call them VagaGuides.

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What Activities Have Weight Limits?

We always put guest safety first on Vagabond Cultural Adventures.

For this reason, when engaging in kayaking and horseback-riding activities, the following personal weight limits apply:

🐴 Horseback-Riding

Male weight limit: 238lbs / 17 stone / 108kg

Female weight limit: 225lbs / 16 stone / 102kg

🛶 Kayaking

Per person Double Kayak weight limit: 110kg / 17.5 stone / 245lbs

Total Double Kayak weight limit for 2 guests: 190kg / 30 stone / 420lbs

Per person Single Kayak weight limit: 92kg / 14.5 stone / 200lbs.


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Are There Any Luggage Restrictions?

Yes, we do operate a limit on luggage.

Owing to the compact nature of our small-group tour vehicles, your luggage limit is one suitcase per person (no bigger than 30” or 75cm along their longest side).

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What Day Do Tours Return To Dublin?

To help you plan your return flights, here are the days and times that our tours return to Dublin.

The return point for all tours is Dublin's Grand Canal Hotel

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Where Can I Do Laundry On Tour?

Serviced laundry facilities are available on tours that stay 2 nights in the following towns:

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Do All Hotels Provide Separate Bathrooms?

Yes, all hotel rooms on Vagabond and Driftwood Tours of Ireland are ensuite.

Expect your own separate bathroom with toilet, sink and shower and/or bath.

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Where Is My Luggage Stored On Tour Vehicles?

The answer depends on which tour style you have chosen.

Driftwood vehicles have space for luggage onboard. Vagabond vehicles tow a trailer.

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A hot shower after a mountain hike. A real fire. A pint. We assure you that wherever you stay with us, you’ll love it.

We put great effort into selecting accommodation on Vagabond tours. Your tour will overnight in locally-owned establishments (in some cases for generations). Receive a heartfelt welcome, often from the hoteliers themselves. No hotel chains here!

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Londonderry Arms Hotel

A warm welcome awaits you at the Londonderry Arms Hotel, once owned by none other than Winston Churchill.

Ideally situated midway between Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway, the Londonderry Arms is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful region.

Sit back and relax in front of an open log fire, bask in breathtaking scenery and a unique atmosphere of warmth and comfort.

Londonderry Arms Hotel in Carnlough
Picturesque evening light hits the harbour in Carnlough

Bishops Gate Hotel

Originally built in 1899, Bishop's Gate occupies an historic building in the centre of Derry/Londonderry.

Our lucky Vagabond and Driftwood guests who stay here tend to love the blend of stunning Edwardian architecture with stylish rooms.

Historical Derry/Londonderry is a fully walled city in Northern Ireland.

It is famous for its intact walls, featuring 7 gates; hence the name Bishop's Gate!

Arnolds Hotel

If you’re a beach lover, you’re in for a treat at Arnolds Hotel.

Here on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, you can do as little — or as much — as you like.

Curl up by an open fire, then relax with a drink in the hotel bar.

Alternatively enjoy the many craft shops, bars, cafes and watersport opportunities on your doorstep..

A stunning view of Arnolds hotel and Sheephaven Bay
Exterior facade of Arnolds Hotel at night in Dunfanaghy, Ireland

Abbey Hotel Donegal

Enjoy the charms of Donegal town at the comfortable Abbey Hotel.

Relax in superbly appointed bedrooms before savouring delicious food and lively traditional Irish music performances.

You're guaranteed a warm Irish welcome at the Abbey!

The exterior of The Abbey Hotel in Donegal
The abbey hotel double room interior

Mount Falcon Estate Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Moy Valley, the 4 star Mount Falcon Estate offers 100 acres of magical woodlands to add to the adventure of the day.

If you have time, make sure you experience the hotel's spa and a falconry experience

This Victorian Gothic manor house was originally built as a wedding gift.

It's widely recognised as one of the the most romantic historic hotels in Ireland; perfect if you have an anniversary while on tour.

Exterior view of Mount Falcon House and Estate
Interior design of main bedroom in Mount Falcon House

Wyatt Hotel Westport

The Wyatt is a charming hotel located at the heart of Westport town.

Grab a snack in the upmarket brasserie, enjoy live music in a traditional Irish bar or dine in the hotel's award winning restaurant.

We chose the Wyatt as the final night destination for guests on our 7 Day Vagabond Magnetic North Adventure Tour.

Wyatt Hotel Westport
The interior of the bar and restaurant in the Wyatt hotel

All Vagabond tours are flexible. Your 7 Day Vagabond Magnetic North Adventure is no different.

Unmissable activities are included. Where there are great options, we’ve left the final decision up to you. Feel free to choose your evening meals and lunches. All additional tour options are marked clearly below. Please read the Activities & Fitness FAQs for further information.

What's included in your trip
  • An off the beaten track adventure in 4x4 VagaTron tour vehicle
  • The services of a highly-trained and professional VagaGuide tour guide
  • 7 full days on tour
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 6 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options for extras)
  • Entrance into Donegal Castle
  • A guided walking tour of Derry/Londonderry
  • Entrance into Dunluce Castle
  • Entrance into the world famous Giant's Causeway

All details of prices and suppliers listed here are correct at time of publication. Our suppliers occasionally increase prices for optional tour activities during the touring season. This is a rare occurence. In the unlikely event of a major price increase, we will do our utmost to update you.

Flexible and optional activities on tour
  • Black Cab Tour**
    Guided Belfast tour. Recommended. Cash Required (£GBP Sterling).
  • Titanic Experience
    Self-guided tour of the world's largest Titanic visitor experience.
  • Bushmills Whiskey Tasting
    Tasting at the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
  • Sea Kayaking Donegal
    Guided sea kayaking along the Donegal coast. 2 hrs.
  • Surf Lesson Donegal**
    Surf lesson on Dunfanaghy beach. 2 hrs. Cash required.
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
    Stand Up Paddle Boarding lesson on Dunfanaghy beach. 2 hrs.
  • Glenveagh Castle Tour
    Guided historic tour of Glenveagh Castle Tour in Donegal
  • Boat Trip at Slieve League Cliffs**
    Guided boat trip in the shadow of 2000ft high sea cliffs. Cash required.
  • Bike the Mayo Greenway
    Cycle along the Great Western Greenway. E-bikes available.
  • Horseback-Riding Mayo**
    Ride a horse along a scenic Atlantic beach in Mayo.
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Loads of Laughs
Tour guest poses above sea cliffs in Donegal, Ireland
Be the hero of your Irish adventure!
Tour group hiking Slieve Gullion mountain on an active vacation in Northern Ireland
Hike the mythical Slieve Gullion in Northern Ireland
Two tour guests in scenic landscape in Ireland
Explore the wild outdoors of the northwest
Couple cycling stop with their bikes at scenic spot on Great Western Greenway in Mayo
Bike the Great Western Greenway in Mayo
Tour guest takes photo of sea cliffs in Donegal, Ireland
Take boat tour of sea cliffs in Donegal
Scenic Melmore Head beach in Donegal
Explore deserted beaches in remote Donegal
Titanic mural on a building in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Take a guided Black Cab Tour of Belfast's historic murals in Northern Ireland
Sunlight on Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
Trek the stunning Antrim coast to the legendary Giant's Causeway
Dunluce Castle ruins on the Antrim coast
Photo stop at stunning Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland
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7 Day Vagabond Magnetic North Adventure Tour Intro & Highlights

  • Hike the Northern Ireland coastline to the Giant’s Causeway, with sea stacks, chalk cliffs and hidden coves along the way.
  • Amazing adventure activities such as sea kayaking off remote Donegal and trail biking along the Western Greenway.
  • Leave your mark on the peace wall in Belfast, as part of a local-led, guided historical tour of Northern Ireland’s capital city.
  • Take a boat trip in the shadow of Slieve League, the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe.
  • Conquer the summit of Slieve Gullion to discover an ancient mountaintop passage tomb and hear ancient myths retold.
  • Savour the rich wit and contested histories of Derry/Londonderry, Ireland’s only intact walled city, on a guided walking tour.
  • Taste the real Ireland with overnights in quality independent hotels, located in remote locations and quaint villages.
  • Explore parts of Ireland even Irish people rarely visit! Expect clifftop castle ruin, authentic villages, craft studios and traditional music.
a group of kayakers exploring a sea cave
Hiking couple at Slieve League in Donegal

Day 1: Scenic Hike & Guided Belfast Tour

Begin your Northern Ireland cultural and adventure tour in Dublin, bound for Belfast and Northern Ireland.

It's Day 1, so let's hike! Slieve Gullion mountain features Ireland's highest passage tomb at the summit.

In Belfast, choose from the following activities:


  • A. A highly recommended Black Cab Tour, explaining the history of the Troubles era.
  • B. Or a self-guided visit to the Titanic Centre.
  • C. Alternatively, explore Belfast at your own pace.

Accommodation tonight is at The Londonderry Arms.

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

Female tour guest sitting on top of the summit of Slieve Gullion mountain summit in Ireland
Tour Group visit the Titanic Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Day 2: Giant's Causeway Coastal Hike

Experience one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives: the Causeway Coastal Route.

Hike the stunning Causeway Coast Way to the Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site (Fee Included).

Raise a glass of Irish whiskey at Bushmills, the oldest licensed distillery in the world (Tour Option).

Travel back in time with a stop at the clifftop ruins of Dunluce Castle (Fee Included).

Accommodation tonight is at The Bishop's Gate Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

Basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway wtih a mountain in the background
A lone hiker looks out over a scenic coastal scene of cliffs, moody clouds and big waves

Day 3: Derry/Londonderry & Donegal

Guided walking tour of Derry/Londonderry, Ireland’s historic walled city (Fee Included).

Panoramic vistas await you from the top of Grianán of Aileach, a Celtic stone ringfort.

Take your pick from these active options in beautifully remote north Donegal:


  • A. Go sea kayaking along the coastline (Tour Option)
  • B. Or surf the atlantic ocean (Tour Option)
  • C. Or choose a scenic coastal hike near Dunfanaghy

Accommodation tonight is at Arnolds Hotel Dunfanaghy.

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

People engaged in watersports on a beach near green hills
Vagabond Tours group standing at different levels of a stone wall on the interior of Grianán of Aileach fort in Donegal

Day 4: National Park in Donegal

Explore Donegal with flexible activity options in of Ireland's most beautiful regions.

  • Hike along a scenic lake in Glenveagh National Park with the choice of a self-guided castle tour (Tour Option).
  • Visit Doe Castle, beautifully located on the shores of Sheephaven Bay.
  • Take a scenic drive and hike to the stunning cliffs at Horn Head.
  • Enjoy live traditional music in Donegal town.

Accommodation tonight is at The Abbey Hotel.

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

Tour vehicle at HOrn Head, Donegal, ireland
Group on beach in Ireland

Day 5: Slieve League Cliff Boat Trip

Starting with wild beaches and sea cliffs in Donegal, the tour moves into Sligo and Mayo.

Hike towering sea cliffs at Slieve League or take a boat trip (Tour Option).

Take a scenic hike in Sligo

Encounter inspiration for the magical poetry of WB Yeats at blissful Glencar Waterfall.

Accommodation tonight is at The Mount Falcon Estate & Spa.

Slieve League sea cliffs in Donegal
Exterior of Mount Falcon Hotel with landscaped gardens
Exterior of Mount Falcon Hotel with landscaped gardens

Day 6: Biking, Pony Trekking & Pubs

On the 6th day of your epic Ireland adventure tour, you will move into northwest Mayo, experiencing Ireland’s true wild areas – from national parks to the rugged coast.

Wild hike in the dramatically remote Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park.

Bike the Great Western Greenway trail for epic views of Croagh Patrick, Achill Island and Clew Bay (Tour Option).

Jump onto a trusty steed to explore Mayo on a guided horseback ride (Tour Option).

Dip into the colourful pub scence of Westport, for foodie delights and traditional Irish music.

Accommodation tonight is at The Wyatt Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

Couple talking while stopped with mountain bikes in scenic location on Western Greenway
Five horses and five riders in Ireland

Day 7: A Holy Hike & An Iron Age Road

There are still shenanigans to be had on the last day of your Northern Ireland adventure tour...

Wake up in Westport for a stroll around one of Ireland's most atmospheric towns, soaking in the culture and colour.

Lose a sin with every step as you hike the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick. You'll be following the ancient route taken by pilgrims and the views are breathtaking.

Unearth the largest prehistoric road in Europe at Corlea trackway, over 2100 years old.

Disembark your Vagabond tour vehicle back at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin between 5-6pm.

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

Vagabond group hiking Croagh Patrick in Ireland with a scenic view of Clew Bay in the background
Bridge over Carrowbeg river in Westport town centre
Bridge over Carrowbeg river in Westport town centre
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**All tours are charged in EURO. Exchange rates quoted are online rates and may differ to the rate our payment partner Flywire and banks offer.

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