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Why You'll Love Vagabond & Driftwood Tours

Our guided small-group tours of Ireland combine authentic local experiences and activities with amazing tour guides, unique vehicles and a responsible tourism ethos.

We are always looking for ways to improve; always striving to be the best. After you've finished here, remember to read our Vagapledge; five guarantees that make travelling with us unique in Ireland.

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Only €250 Deposit

Confirm your Vagabond Cultural Adventure or Driftwood Journey of Discovery for a flat-rate €250 deposit per person. Then pay off the balance in bitesize chunks. Simple.

Free 7 Day Seat Hold

Not 100% sure about your dates yet? That's no problem! We'll hold your place on tour with us for up to 7 days for free. That's right, there’s ZERO upfront cost.


Personalised Service

Our friendly customer team are on hand to answer all of your concerns. Contact us directly on Ireland’s east coast. Call toll free from the USA and Canada.

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Our Ireland Tours Care For Community and Planet

Like you, we want our children (and grandchildren) to be able to enjoy authentic travel experiences into the future.

We aim to bring long-term benefits to both our community and our planet as part of our responsible tourism mission.

That's why we're a certified B Corp.

Rob & Amy Rankin
+ the Vagabond Team

One Of Life's Finest Experiences

"From the day we started planning our 7 Day Castles & Kingdoms Tour... until the day they dropped us off... everything was nothing less than a most positive experience.

If you are considering a vacation with Vagabond/Driftwood, don't think twice, just do it! You won't regret the experience."

Linbrum - TripAdvisor, January 2020

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The Magic Vagabond Recipe

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Genuinely Small Group Tours

Enjoy the best small-group tours of Ireland. You'll love our personal service with a maximum of 14 other guests on your tour vehicle.

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Fantastic Value for Money

Savour full days on tour, exceptional quality and outstanding customer service from the moment you contact us.

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Go Off The Beaten Path

Discover off the beaten path Ireland. See the highlights but escape the crowds at Ireland's hidden gems.

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Amazing Tour Guides

Sit back and relax. Your highly-trained local Irish tour guide will lead you on an unforgettable small-group guided tour of Ireland.

Guaranteed Departures

All our tours are 100% guaranteed scheduled departures. We've never cancelled a tour due to low numbers.

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Meet Friendly Locals

Tour Ireland like a local. Meet friendly Irish people and experience real Irish culture and traditions.

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Responsible Tourism

We're proud to be a responsible tourism tour operator. Sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do.

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Small-Group Size

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Touring with a maximum 14 other guests holds many advantages.

Your footprint is smaller. Your itinerary is flexible. You go off the beaten track.

Best of all, you'll be on 1st name terms with everyone onboard - that includes your VagaGuide!


Choose Your Activity

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Kayaking. Biking. Horse-riding. Hiking. Active Vagabond Tours are all-action.

Challenge yourself with active adventures in off the beaten track Ireland.

Looking for a gentler pace? Check out Driftwood Journeys of Discovery.

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Local Communities

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Your tour will help sustain local communities around Ireland through cultural experience.

Stay in a castle. Hear live Irish music. Meet friendly Irish craftspeople.

Find out more about what experiences to expect on tour

Responsible Ethos

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Responsible tourism lies at the heart of everything we do at Vagabond Tours.

We’ve challenged ourselves to continually improve our sustainability in all areas of business.

Find out more about our sustainability challenge

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No Hotel Chains

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We put great effort into selecting accommodation.

You'll overnight in locally-owned establishments. No hotel chains here!

Receive a heartfelt welcome, often from the hoteliers themselves.

5 Star Reviews

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Our mantra: we want you to love Ireland as much as we do!

And that's exactly what happened for 1000s of happy past guests.

Read how much Vagabond and Driftwood guests love Ireland (and us!) on TripAdvisor and Feefo.

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Amazing VagaGuides

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Friendly. Passionate. Professional. Local. Highly-trained. Our VagaGuide tour guides bring a touch of magic to our tours.

All of our Vagabond and Driftwood Tours are fully guided by a VagaGuide.

Meet our 2022 VagaGuide team

Unique Tour Vehicles

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Active Vagabond tours explore Ireland in unique 4x4 VagaTron tour vehicles.

Relaxed Driftwood tours travel in style, on ultra comfortable 16 seater Drifters.

Take a closer look inside our tour vehicles

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☘️ Plan Your Escape To Ireland

It's never been easier to book an Ireland vacation with Vagabond or Driftwood Tours


Your Health and Safety Is Paramount

Vagabond Tours Safety Charter

All our permanent staff are trained to comply with Ireland's Safety Charter standard for tourism businesses.

Find out what the Fáilte Ireland Safety Charter means for your vacation

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Five Star Experience

Still in doubt? Browse through countless 5 star reviews left by past guests for our tours and tour guides on TripAdvisor, Google, Facebook and Feefo.

Respected By Peers

For peace of mind, we are members of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), the Association for Adventure Tourism (IAAT) and the Incoming Tour Operators Association (ITOA).

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