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7-Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland Small Group Tour from Dublin provided by Vagabond Tours

7-Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland Small Group Tour from Dublin

7-Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland Small Group Tour from Dublin
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7 days
Group size:
4
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Journey of discovery in a mini coach tour vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Services of highly trained professional tour guide
  • 7 FULL days on tour
  • Six nights accommodation (1 nights B&B, 6 nights Hotel)
  • 6 Full Irish breakfasts
  • All relevant taxes
  • Guaranteed tour price from the moment you make your deposit
  • Loads of laughs
  • Most daily activities and visits, including:
  • Demonstrations of local craftsmen at work
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • Entry/Admission - Bantry House & Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
Exclusions
  • Lunches and evening meals (Available on request)
  • Some optional entrance fees and additional activity options, for example:
  • Boat trip to Garinish Island (Available on request)
  • Visit to Bantry House and Gardens (Available on request)
  • Visit to working sheep farm (Available on request)
  • Jaunting Car ride in Killarney National park (Available on request)
  • Blarney Stone and Rock of Cashel (Available on request)
  • We try and keep any additional costs to a minimum and these activities account for only a small part of the daily activities on tour. Most of the places we visit are free to enter. The additional activities we do offer are ones that have proved to be a big success over the years.
  • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Garinish Island
Duration
7 days
Departure details
  • Grand Canal Hotel, Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, D04 X5X7, Ireland We will meet guests in the hotel lobby.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Journey of discovery in a mini coach tour vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Services of highly trained professional tour guide
  • 7 FULL days on tour
  • Six nights accommodation (1 nights B&B, 6 nights Hotel)
  • 6 Full Irish breakfasts
  • All relevant taxes
  • Guaranteed tour price from the moment you make your deposit
  • Loads of laughs
  • Most daily activities and visits, including:
  • Demonstrations of local craftsmen at work
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • Entry/Admission - Bantry House & Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
Exclusions
  • Lunches and evening meals (Available on request)
  • Some optional entrance fees and additional activity options, for example:
  • Boat trip to Garinish Island (Available on request)
  • Visit to Bantry House and Gardens (Available on request)
  • Visit to working sheep farm (Available on request)
  • Jaunting Car ride in Killarney National park (Available on request)
  • Blarney Stone and Rock of Cashel (Available on request)
  • We try and keep any additional costs to a minimum and these activities account for only a small part of the daily activities on tour. Most of the places we visit are free to enter. The additional activities we do offer are ones that have proved to be a big success over the years.
  • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Garinish Island
Departure details
  • Grand Canal Hotel, Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, D04 X5X7, Ireland We will meet guests in the hotel lobby.
Duration
7 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
14 stops
Day 1
Connemara Castle Stay
Day 2
Aughanure Castle and The Burren...
Day 3
Cliffs of Moher
Day 4
Relax in Dingle
Day 5
Explore Kerry and Tour Killarney...
Day 6
Garnish Island
Day 7
Blarney Castle & The Rock of...
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Janelle22
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Just returned from the castles and kingdom small group tour. An excellent mix of activity with travel. Andrew our guide was great . He went out of his way to make sure our expectations were exceeded.The itinerary was flexible enough so adjustments could be made to exposes us to the best Ireland had to offer. Accomadations were spotless and friendly. The scenery was spectacular. Loved the small group aspect. Vagabond staff was very responsive to any questions and planning assistance. Would highly recommend. The people of Ireland were wonderful.
Written 11 July 2022
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Hi there, Thanks a million for your 5 star review. It's lovely to hear you had a great time with Andrew and enjoyed all aspects of your tour. He is a fantastic guide and wonderful storyteller. It's important to us that you get to do everything you want to while on tour so we will always listen to guest requests. Thank you for your recommendation, we really appreciate it. Hopefully we will see you again soon!
Written 12 July 2022
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Sherri B
7 contributions
I am so happy we decided to book a tour of Ireland with Vagabond Tours. We wanted the perks of being on a small group tour and being able to travel those narrow Irish roads to truly see "Ireland". Vagabond did not disappoint! Our guide Brian was so knowledgeable, funny, a great story teller and singer, his upbeat personality and knowledge of history made the trip one of the best tours I've had in Europe. It was so much fun to meet our fellow passengers, the friendly people of Ireland and especially loved talking to the locals in the pubs. Highlights included Blarney Castle and it's gardens, sheep dog demonstration and feeding the baby lambs, Healy Pass, horse drawn ride in Killarney National Park, and finally all of the pubs!
Tips to help enjoy your trip - pack light, get out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in Ireland!
Written 1 June 2022
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Hi Sherri, thanks very much for taking the time to leave a great 5 star review. Small group is definitely the way to go, the fun is in the narrow roads! Getting off the beaten track is essential to see the real Ireland. The best thing about being on a small group tour is being able to sit back and relax while we take care of the details. We're delighted you had a great time with Brian, he's a fantastic guide and a great addition to the Vagabond team. It's great to hear that you got on well with your fellow guests and mixed with the locals. Thanks again and hopefully we'll get to see you again soon!
Written 9 June 2022
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Mike H
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Abbyglen Castle Hotel. Firstrate accomadations, The owner was entertaining and well versed on the castle and Clifden history.
dinner was awesome as well! The weather was very cooperative. only one rainy day, but bring a rain coat
Our guide, Sian, was wealth of information. She must have kissed the Blarney stone herself, as she always had a bit of the history of where we were. Non stop orator.
As this was our 50th aniversary, Vagabond left several surprise gifts along our stays, which we enjoyed and apprieciated.. The group size was only 13 people, all of who were very nice and first time travelerslike us
Written 3 June 2022
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Hi Mike, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We hope you had a wonderful 50th anniversary here in Ireland. We're delighted you enjoyed your time with Sian, she's a fantastic guide. Abbeyglen is one of our favourite places to stay so it' great to hear you enjoyed this. Thanks again for the great review and hopefully we will see you again soon.
Written 9 June 2022
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Shannon K
Tennessee12 contributions
Couples
This is ABSOLUTELY the BEST way to see Ireland! The small group (we had 11) van allows you to go to places big busses cannot access. Our drive/guide, Edwina, was everything we could have asked for and more! She’s very skilled, knowledgeable, fun, funny, friendly, and helpful. We had enough time to visit on scheduled stops without being rushed or trying to kill time. Each hotel was different and all were very nice. My husband was in a manual wheelchair, and he was accommodated and able to enjoy the trip in comfort. We met 9 strangers that felt like family by the end of the tour. I would 1000% travel with them again!
Written 10 October 2021
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Thank you for your kind review, Shannon. We always aim for our guests to leave Ireland loving it as much as do. And in your case, it seems Edwina and the whole team have absolutely achieved this. We are especially appreciative that you and your husband visited us in Ireland off the back of a challenging year for tourism. Thank you for the effort! We would be delighted to welcome you back to Ireland again in the future.
Written 26 October 2021
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milesmiles
Georgia35 contributions
As American citizens, we decided that driving on the left side of the road, navigating, and trying to enjoy the scenery was not the way we wanted to tour Ireland. We are so glad we chose Vagabond to introduce us to Ireland. Having only 14 people on our tour allowed us the opportunity to customize the stops, ask questions along the way and get to know our fellow passengers. We enjoyed both of our guides, Darien and Andrew. Both guides were raised in Ireland and shared an amazing amount of history and personal stories. We especially enjoyed stops at the sheep farm, our stay at the castle, the drive along Slea Head, and of course the Blarney Castle and Cliffs of Moher. So many photo ops! Many roads are narrow and winding so we were very happy to leave the driving to the pros. Don't hesitate to book with Vagabond!
Written 23 May 2022
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Hi there, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave an amazing 5 star review, we really appreciate it. That's the beauty of small group tours! You get to sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation. We're delighted you enjoyed your time with both Darran and Andrew, they are fantastic guides. Our guides are super passionate about Ireland and want you to leave loving it as much as we do. It's great to hear you enjoyed all of your stops. It's important to head off the beaten track to see the real Ireland as well as the bigger more touristy areas. Thanks again, we hope to see you again soon!
Written 8 June 2022
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Coastal299113
4 contributions
This was a fantastic trip. Our guide Tim was amazing. I saw much more than I thought I would and would not go back to large group tours again. With all the pressures of Covid and the requirements to get back into the USA, this tour company can be trusted.
Written 20 April 2022
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Hi there, Thanks a million for taking the time to share your experience with us and for your wonderful 5 star review. We're delighted to hear you had a great time with Tim. Hopefully we will be welcoming you back to Ireland soon, thanks again.
Written 29 April 2022
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detroutman
kenly2 contributions
What an amazing trip that exceeded my wife & my expectations. Beautiful country and friendly people. The guides were very knowledgable and friendly. The airline lost my wife's luggage & I'm convinced we would have never seen it if not for Vagaguide Darin. Guide Andrew gave us a personal tour one morning before everyone woke up. What a great sense of humour.If you go to Ireland, go Vagabond!
Written 21 May 2022
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Hi there, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave an amazing 5 star review, we really appreciate it. We're so happy to hear that both you and your wife enjoyed your time on tour. We always do our best to ensure our guests have a smooth trip, we're only too happy to help in these situations. Andrew is a fantastic guide, we're lucky to have him as part of the Vagabond team. Thanks again, we hope to see you and your wife again soon!
Written 8 June 2022
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EubieQ
Orlando, FL7 contributions
Our recent 7-day Driftwood tour was incredible! The small bus tour is the way to go and I can't recommend Vagabond Tours highly enough. Many of the places you visit simply aren't feasible with a larger tour bus. It's so much better with just a dozen or so people. So many fascinating tour stops, so much history to absorb. Some major sites, of course, but many out-of-the-way places and roads where the scenery is non-stop. In addition, the quaint guesthouses are a perfect complement to the tour. We had two guides during our tour, Aisling and Pat. Both were excellent in their own right. Our first guide, Aisling, gave us info on pop culture and the vernacular lessons. Our second, Pat, was absolutely outstanding with his depth and detail on Irish history. He is the perfect soundtrack to fabulous tour; a true walking / talking encyclopedia. 'The folk' are definitely on his side as he managed to arrive at seemingly every destination just as the rain stopped!

A couple of Driftwood 7-day Treasure tour tips for future bookings -
1. Don't opt for a sit-down lunch if you want to see any of the small towns (Tralee, Kenmare, Bantry, etc.) as you have very limited time. Bring snacks and eat as you explore or find some quick take-away sandwiches.
2. Galway is superior to Dingle for general shopping, if you're into that.
3. The Fish Box in Dingle is outstanding! Order 1 starter and 1 main for 2 people (trust me).
4. If the weather is nice on your trip to Garnish Island, skip the house tour (40 min), plenty to see outside.
5. Take the optional driving tour around the peninsula on your Dingle day.
6. Most important - lean on the Vagabond folks prior to booking to find out which tour Pat is doing and book that one!!
Written 15 October 2019
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Hello EubieQ, some great top tips there for future travellers, thank you. Our tour guides are amazing and truly love Ireland and it shows. Thank you for your 5* review. Small group tours are really the way to go. Rob Rankin, Owner.
Written 22 October 2019
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The_Texan_Tourist
Texas79 contributions
The 7-day Treasure Island tour was just the right length for us. A really nice mix of everything - countryside, village life, popular tourist spots, comfy out-of-the-norm treasures, pubs, a little shopping, a lot of history, zero politics, not too many castles, and breath-taking scenery, greenery, and flowers everywhere. Loved it all. Our Driftwood guides were excellent and it was fun getting to know our fellow tourists. The small size (15 guests) was perfect to have companionship or alone-time as we preferred. The tour has great pacing so you're never in the coach for too long a time. Highly recommend!
Written 17 August 2019
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Hello The_Texan_Tourist, thank you for your wonderful recommendation of your Driftwood 7 Day Treasure Tour. We do and try and get the mix of experiences right on our tours, great to hear this works. Rob Rankin, Owner.
Written 19 August 2019
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Cindy C
4 contributions
Friends
We are having a lovely time on this tour. The accommodations have been wonderful and the timings during the day for each event has been spot on, haven't felt as if we have been hurried. Mark is a wonderful guide who is ready to tune his multi talents to fit the group. He has the Irish gift of bringing romance and poetry but no nonsense to everyday life, past and present. Small group size is the way to go in Ireland and Vagabond/ Driftwood tours excel in the nuances of each group needs. Jump on the bus and leave the rest to them!
Written 13 April 2018
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Hello Cindy, thank you for your review - love your phrase 'Jump on the bus and leave the rest to them!' Delighted to hear you are enjoying your tour of Ireland. Mark is indeed a super guide with a real gift for story telling and the odd bit of singing too! Thank you for your review. Rob Rankin, Owner.
Written 16 April 2018
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