12 Day Giant Irish Adventure Tour

Ireland’s ultimate guided adventure tour. Journey over mountain passes, horse ride along deserted beaches and explore the Wild Atlantic Way.

Conquer the remote Skellig Islands. Explore 3 National Parks. Stay in an Irish castle hotel. Spend 2 fun nights in Dingle. Hike the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland.

🥇 We won Best Adventure Experience TWICE at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards; 2017 and 2015

€2,899.00* Per Person Sharing.
Single Supplement EURO €490
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Fit and ready? You'll love our fast-paced tours!
Go off-road in our legendary 4×4 tour vehicles
Hike, bike & kayak with lots of activity options
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Day 1 - Dublin To Antrim

  • Begin your cultural adventure from the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin at 8.20am
  • Hike Slieve Gullion to Ireland's highest passage tomb
  • Explore the vibrant history of Belfast on a Black Cab Tour
Looking out from Slieve Gullion passage tomb
Hike Slieve Gullion to Ireland's highest passage tomb
Black cab tour of Belfast with tour group and mural in the background
Explore the vibrant history of Belfast on a Black Cab Tour

Day 2 - Antrim To Derry

  • Trek the stunning Antrim coast to the legendary Giant's Causeway
  • Dare to cross Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, suspended high above the waves
  • Raise a glass at Bushmills, the oldest whiskey distillery in the world
Basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway wtih a mountain in the background
Trek the stunning Antrim coast to the legendary Giant's Causeway
Carrick-a-rede rope bridge panorama including sea
Dare to cross Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

Day 3 - Derry To Donegal

  • Watch for wild deer and golden eagles in Glenveagh National Park
  • Patrol the ramparts of Ireland’s only walled city, on a guided walking tour of Derry
  • Meet a true master craftsman at Eddie Doherty's handweaving studio
A trio of female hikers in Glenveagh National Park
Watch for wild deer and golden eagles in Glenveagh National Park
Sunset falls on 17th century walls of Derry
Patrol the ramparts of Derry - Ireland’s only walled city

Day 4 - Donegal To Sligo

  • Hike the towering sea cliffs of Slieve League
  • Ride a horse along a stunning Atlantic beach in Sligo
  • Relish the restorative properties of Irish seaweed with a magical hot tub session
Hiking couple at Slieve League in Donegal
Hike the towering sea cliffs of Slieve League
Two horse-riders cantering on the beach in Ventry
Ride a horse along a stunning Atlantic beach in Sligo

Day 5 - Sligo To Connemara

  • Soak up the beautiful vista from the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick
  • Pass through the savage beauty of Connemara, with its misty mountains, wild moorlands and dark lakes
  • Get ready for phenomenal views from the summit of Diamond Hill
Vagabond group hiking Croagh Patrick in Ireland with a scenic view of Clew Bay in the background
Soak up the beautiful vistas from the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick
Hiking group on top of Diamond Hill mountain in Connemara
Get ready for phenomenal views from the summit of Diamond Hill

Day 6 - Connemara to Clare

  • Hike the world famous Cliffs of Moher
  • Marvel at 5,000 year old dolmens in the Burren National Park
  • Visit the city of the tribes - buzzy, bohemian Galway
Group hiking at the Cliffs of Moher
Hike the world famous Cliffs of Moher
Vagabond tour group behind a dry stone wall with a VagaTron tour vehicle behind
Marvel at 5,000 year old dolmens in the Burren National Park

Day 7 - Clare to Dingle

  • Ride the breakers with a surf session on one of Ireland's most gorgeous beaches
  • Hike the steep, glaciated valley of Annascaul
  • Roll into bustling Dingle just in time for a creamy pint of Guinness
Surfing group on Castlegregory beach with mountains in the background
Ride the breakers with a surf session on one of Ireland's most gorgeous beaches
Group hiking in Annascaul valley on the Dingle peninsual
Hike the steep, glaciated valley of Annascaul

Day 8 - Dingle

  • Go dolphin spotting by sea kayak or boat
  • Ramble around Dingle's quirky craft studios, lively pubs and fantastic food scene
  • Grab an Irish coffee and open your ears at an authentic traditional music session
Group of Vagabond guests waving their paddles while sitting in kayaks on a slipway
Go dolphin spotting by sea kayak or boat
Dingle Bay Hotel in a colourful line of buildings
Ramble around Dingle's quirky craft studios, lively pubs and fantastic food scene

Day 9 - Dingle to Portmagee

  • Go offroad in your 4x4 VagaTron tour vehicle to a secret panoramic viewpoint on the Ring of Kerry
  • Capture crystal clear views of the Milky Way in Kerry's International Dark Sky Reserve
  • On your bike for a guided cycling tour of Killarney National Park
Vagabond group waving at a scenic location
Go offroad in your 4x4 VagaTron tour vehicle
Man pointing at the night sky in Mayo Dark Sky Reserve
Capture crystal clear views of the Milky Way in Kerry's International Dark Sky Reserve

Day 10 - Portmagee to Kenmare

  • Challenge yourself on a boat trip and hike to the 6th century island monastery of Skellig Michael
  • Prepare for saltwater, seabirds and history on a Skellig Islands boat cruise
  • Catch authentic traditional Irish music and outstanding local food in lively Kenmare
View from the beehive huts on Skellig Michael showing Little Skellig in the distance
Boat trip and hike to the 6th century island monastery of Skellig Michael
Puffin on Skellig Michael
Saltwater, seabirds and history on a Skellig Islands boat trip

Day 11 - Kenmare to West Cork

  • Superb scenery and livestock-induced traffic jams on the wild Beara peninsula
  • Wind up the scenic Healy Pass, Ireland's bendiest road
  • Dance around ancient Uragh stone circle
View over Allihies on the Beara Peninsula from the Copper Mines
Explore the wild and undiscovered Beara peninsula
VagaTron tour vehicle on the scenic Healy Pass
Wind up the scenic Healy Pass, Ireland's bendiest road

Day 12 - West Cork to Dublin

  • Hike the beautiful forested valley of Gougane Barra
  • Imagine saints and scholars at the epic Rock of Cashel; a fitting way to end your Irish odyssey
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone amidst the lush surroundings of Blarney Castle Garden
Gougane Barra Valley lake reflection
Hike the beautiful forested valley of Gougane Barra
Celtic crosses in graveyard with tall tower and church at Rock of Cashel
Imagine saints and scholars at the epic Rock of Cashel
Accommodation

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, Co. Antrim

A warm welcome awaits you at The Londonderry Arms Hotel which was once owned by Sir Winston Churchill. Ideally situated about midway between Titanic Belfast the The Giant’s Causeway. It is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful region and viewing it’s breath-taking scenery. Sit back and relax in front of the open log fires which contribute to the hotel’s unique atmosphere of warmth and comfort.

"We welcome lovers of good food, whiskey connoisseurs and those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. "
Picturesque evening light hits the harbour in Carnlough
Londonderry Arms Hotel in Carnlough

Beech Hill Country House Hotel, Co. Derry

Experience the rustic elegance and authentic Irish charm of the Beech Hill Country House - one of Ireland's finest manor house hotels run by Conor Donnelly and his team. During its 400-year history, Beech Hill played a role in a series of high profile international events, including the Plantation of Ulster, the 1641 Rebellion, the Siege of Derry in 1689 and World War II, during which the hotel grounds hosted one of the largest US Navy accommodation camps in Base One Europe.

"On behalf of our family and all the team at Beech Hill Country House, we would like to welcome you to this wonderful hotel."
The exterior of Beech Hill with a guest horse riding through the gardens
A picnic on the grass in front of Beech Hill with two horses in the background

The Nesbitt Arms, Co. Donegal

The Nesbitt Arms Hotel was established in 1838 and has been providing people with a home away from home experience since. Snuggled between the Wild Atlantic Coast line and the Bluestack mountains, Ardara, is a warm, welcoming, friendly & musical village with The Nesbitt Arms at the centre of it. Warm tweeds, traditional music, roaring fires and friendly local staff await you in the Nesbitt Arms where modern comfort is interwoven with historic soul.

The exterior of the Nesbitt Arms with the signs, tables and chairs
Interior design of a main bedroom in the Nesbitt Arms

Waterfront House, Co. Sligo

The unrivalled location and luxury of Waterfront House in Enniscrone provides an oasis of comfort and calm, from the moment guests arrive, there is a sense of being welcomed into a home from home. Run by the legendary Martina Tuffy and situated on the water’s edge overlooking Killala Bay, you can often hear the waves crashing on the shore as you drop off to sleep. Enjoy spectacular views of the bay, the 5km of golden sandy beaches and Enniscrone’s famous sunsets.

The interior design of a main bedroom in Waterfront House
Menus, two whiskeys and olives on the table in front of a warm fire

Abbeyglen Castle, Co. Galway

What makes Abbeyglen great is that it is a hotel that is marinated in character, charm, warmth and friendliness.
It offers hospitality second to none where all our guests are treated to real Irish traditional hospitality that is accompanied by luxury, comfort, great food and entertainment.

"Our warm and friendly staff are always at hand to make your stay special, guaranteeing you an unforgettable experience."
The exterior view of the stunning Abbeyglen Castle Hotel at dusk with water fountain
Family posing for a picture with woman sitting on the throne in front of Abbeyglen Castle

Spanish Point House, Co. Clare

Spanish Point House is a charming, luxury, period guest house beautifully situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, in the picturesque seaside resort of Spanish Point, Co. Clare. Tastefully and carefully restored to its former glory it combines old world charm with modern day luxury. A haven of tranquillity with magnificent sea-views. Be assured of a very warm welcome and a personal touch from your attentive hosts, Pat, Aoife and Ríain O’Malley.

"At Spanish Point House we can assure you of a very warm welcome and attention to detail. We look forward to welcoming you."
The front exterior of Spanish Point House and a large open garden
The interior design of a double room in Spanish Point House

Dingle Skellig Hotel, Co. Kerry

Located on the shores of Dingle Bay, enjoy breath-taking views across the countryside. Just a short stroll from Dingle Town, you will enjoy the excellent facilities as well as the unique Dingle atmosphere. The perfect base to unwind after a long day exploring the Dingle Peninsula. Fungi, the resident dolphin can often be spotted in the distance while enjoying your breakfast or dinner.

"From the moment you arrive, our friendly staff will welcome you and ensure that your visit and time with us is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible."
An amazing view of the Dingle Skellig Hotel and Dingle Bay with mountains in the background
The view from the restaurant overlooking Dingle Bay

Dingle Bay Hotel, Co. Kerry

Situated in the heart of picturesque Dingle town, next to the bustling marina, the Dingle Bay Hotel is the town’s most modern hotel, yet it proudly maintains the Brosnan family history of hospitality. You’re within minutes of all the best pubs and restaurants Dingle has to offer, as well as popular attractions and at the end of the day return from a day touring the spectacular Dingle Peninsula to rooms steeped in comfort.

"Our family are looking forward to welcoming you to our hotel."
The recognisable red exterior of the Dingle Bay Hotel
The interior design of a double ensuite room in the Dingle Bay Hotel

The Moorings Guesthouse, Co. Kerry

Nestled into the picturesque seafront of Portmagee, the Moorings Guesthouse overlooks the village’s busy working harbour. Just 30 seconds walk from the pier, where boats leave for the Skelligs every morning, and right at the heart of village life, there’s simply nowhere more convenient to base yourself when you stay in Portmagee. Gerard and Patricia Kennedy’s warm and genuine welcome is a great way to end a good day’s adventuring.

"The Moorings Guesthouse strives to deliver personal, attentive service while matching the very best standards in efficiency and hospitality."
The exterior front view of the Moorings Guesthouse directly across from the harbour
The interior design of a double room in the Moorings Guesthouse

The Coachmans Townhouse, Co. Kerry

The Jones family have been welcoming visitors to The Coachmans Townhouse Hotel for generations. Excellent location on Henry St, in the heart of day and nightlife where speciaity shops and award winning restaurants are plentiful. The Coachmans Bar is noted for its Irish Whiskey collection and is part of the Wild Atlantic Way whiskey trail. High class quality Irish music can be enjoyed during dinner in a casual setting.

"We feel honoured and privileged to be in such a fortunate position where we can help create wonderful memories for our guests."
The bar and restaurant of The Coachmans with traditional Irish instruments on show
The interior design of a double room in The Coachmans

Gougane Barra Hotel, Co. Cork

Gougane Barra Hotel is fifth generation family run hotel on the edge of Gougane Barra Lake run by Neil And Katy Lucey. They are tucked away in the mountains in a hidden and romantic glaciated valley in the South West of Ireland. The rooms either look out on the stunning lake or give great mountain views. The hotel is surrounded by forest with walking trails beginning at the front door.

"We like what we do and aim to look after you as best as we can, be welcome to make our home yours in Gougane Barra"
View of Gougane Barra Hotel and the chapel on the side of the lake with the mountains in the background
A stunning view of the Gougane Barra Chapel on the Lake with mountains in the background

Seaview House Hotel, Co. Cork

Seaview House is a delightful 4 star country house hotel set in the heart of West Cork - an area famed for its tranquillity and unique beauty. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way near Ballylickey Bridge over the Ouvane River, the main rooms at Seaview House command wonderful views of Bantry Bay.

"It’s the perfect spot to refresh body and soul. Come and experience our piece of heaven!"
Exterior view of Seaview House and gardens in Cork, Ireland
Table set for lunch at Seaview House and gardens in Cork, Ireland
What's Included

All Vagabond tours are flexible. Your 12 Day Vagabond Great Irish 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.

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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
  • 12 full days on tour
  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • 11 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below for extras)
  • Live like lords and ladies with a one night stay in a castle
  • Entrance into the magnificent Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • A working sheep farm experience
  • Entrance into the epic Rock of Cashel
  • Entrance into the world famous Giant’s Causeway
  • Entrance into Aughnanure Castle/Donegal Castle
  • Shannon Ferry Tickets

For your information - below are a list of options you can choose while on tour. If your heart is set on the Skellig Michael Landing, we can pre-book this special activity for you. For all other options, we'll arrange everything while out on tour.

Lots of flexible options while on tour! 
  • Black Cab Tour
    £10.00
    Guided tour of historic Belfast. Highly Recommended.
  • Titanic Experience
    £18.50
    Self-guided tour of the world's largest Titanic visitor experience.
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
    £9.00
    Cross this scenic rope bridge, suspended over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Bushmills Distillery Tour
    £9.00
    Guided walking tour of the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
  • Dunluce Castle
    £5.50
    Self-guided tour of clifftop Dunluce Castle.
  • Walking Tour of Derry
    £4.00
    Guided walking tour of Ireland’s only walled city.
  • Boat Trip to Slieve League
    €20.00
    Guided boat trip to 2000ft high sea cliffs.
  • Horse Riding Sligo
    €28.00
    Ride a horse along a scenic Atlantic beach in Sligo
  • Seaweed Bath
    €25.00
    Spa treatment using fresh seaweed in Enniscrone, Sligo.
  • Surf Lesson Kerry
    €40.00
    1.5-2 hour surf lesson on Castlegregory beach in Kerry
  • Horse Riding Dingle
    €45.00
    Ride a horse along a beach or up a mountain in Dingle
  • Boat Trip Dingle
    €15.00-€20.00
    Boat trip across Dingle Bay to meet Fungie the Dolphin.
  • Sea Kayaking Dingle
    €50.00
    A guided sea kayak around the beautiful Dingle Bay.
  • Traditional Rowing
    €25.00
    Row a traditional Naomh Óg boat in Dingle Bay.
  • Golf in Dingle
    Ask VagaGuide tour guide
    Play 18 holes at Dingle’s links course. All day activity.
  • Cycling Tour Killarney
    €30.00
    Guided bike tour of Killarney National Park on road and paths. 3 hrs.
  • Skellig Michael Landing
    €100.00
    Half day boat trip to land on Skellig Michael island. High fitness required.
  • Skellig Islands Cruise
    €40.00
    Cruise around Skellig Michael and Little Skellig. 2hr 30 mins.
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Vagabond 12 Day Giant Irish Adventure
Amazing round the Island
We had a wonderful time. Our "Vagaguide" was Carmel. She told us stories, sang songs, gave us a hard time and kept us in line. We LOVED her!!! The 12 day adventure was wonderful so many sites and miles covered. I totally think if you are considering a trip to Ireland you try this company. They have something for everyone!!
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Vagabond 12 Day Giant Irish Adventure
Vagabond's 12 Day Giant Irish tour is a definite bucket list adventure!
Vagabond tour was 5 star all the way. It was a trip of a lifetime! Our tour guide Ashling, was super enjoyable and provided some great historical background throughout the entire trip. She made the trip fun and entertaining. The itinerary was well planned and provided a range of activities throughout each day. Hiking was spectacular with fantastic views.
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Vagabond 12 Day Giant Irish Adventure
Great Country - Great Tour - Great Guide
Our guide, Andrew, was wonderful, witty, and full of anecdotes and history for the areas we visited as we circumnavigated Ireland and Northern Ireland. He told many wonderful and humorous stories and assisted us with one or two special requests.
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Photos
View from Skellig Michael's Beehive huts and monastery out over Little Skellig
Explore Skellig Michael, Ireland's spectacular Atlantic island treasure
The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland at sunrise
Tour the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland
Vagabond VagaTron Tour Vehicle and group posing at Rossbeigh in Kerry
Go off road in your 4x4 VagaTron tour vehicle at our favourite secret spots
Three Vagabond tour guests gallop on horseback along a beach in Ireland
Horse ride along a beach in Sligo
Hiking the Cliffs of Moher in Clare
Hike the stunning Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way
VagaTron tour vehicle parked up on the scenic Healy Pass
Go off the beaten track on the undiscovered Beara peninsula
Titanic mural on a building in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Take a guided Black Cab Tour of Belfast's historic murals in Northern Ireland
Dance around mysterious Megalithic Uragh stone circle
Vagabond group picnicing outside on a fine day with a VagaTron tour vehicle parked nearby and a scenic ocean view in the background
Picnic at our favourite hidden gems along the Wild Atlantic Way
A group of kayakers paddling out of a sea cave in Dingle Bay, Ireland
Kayak across Dingle bay to meet dolphins
Group of Vagabond tour guests looking satisfied at the summit of Diamond Hill in Connemara
Get ready for phenomenal views from the summit of Diamond Hill
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