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12-Day Giant Irish Adventure Small-Group Tour from Dublin provided by Vagabond Tours

12-Day Giant Irish Adventure Small-Group Tour from Dublin

12-Day Giant Irish Adventure Small-Group Tour from Dublin
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
12 days
Group size:
4
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12 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: 12 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
  • Breakfast
  • Off the beaten track adventure in a 4X4 tour vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
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  • Services of highly trained professional tour guides
  • 12 full days on tour
  • 11 nights accommodation (10 nights 4* hotel & 3* boutique guesthouse, 1 night in a castle)
  • 11 Full Irish breakfasts
  • All relevant taxes
  • Loads of laughs
  • Most daily activities and visits, including:
  • Fantastic guided walks
  • Demonstrations of local craftsmen at work
  • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway
  • Entry/Admission - Glenveagh National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Slieve League
  • Entry/Admission - Aughnanure Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
Exclusions
  • Some optional entrance fees and additional activity options, for example:
  • Horse-riding (Available on request)
  • Sea-Kayaking (Available on request)
  • Bike touring in Killarney National Park (Available on request)
  • Boat trip to the Skellig Islands (extremely weather dependent) (Available on request)
  • Black Cab taxi tour of Belfast (Available on request)
  • Bushmills Whiskey Distillery (Available on request)
  • Walking tour of Derry (Available on request)
  • Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge (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. As we stated above, most of the historical sites we visit are free to enter, as of course are the walks and beaches. The additional activities we do offer are ones that have proved to be a big success over the years.
  • Entry/Admission - Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Skellig Michael
Duration
12 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Off the beaten track adventure in a 4X4 tour vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Services of highly trained professional tour guides
  • 12 full days on tour
  • 11 nights accommodation (10 nights 4* hotel & 3* boutique guesthouse, 1 night in a castle)
  • 11 Full Irish breakfasts
  • All relevant taxes
  • Loads of laughs
  • Most daily activities and visits, including:
  • Fantastic guided walks
  • Demonstrations of local craftsmen at work
  • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway
  • Entry/Admission - Glenveagh National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Slieve League
  • Entry/Admission - Aughnanure Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
Exclusions
  • Some optional entrance fees and additional activity options, for example:
  • Horse-riding (Available on request)
  • Sea-Kayaking (Available on request)
  • Bike touring in Killarney National Park (Available on request)
  • Boat trip to the Skellig Islands (extremely weather dependent) (Available on request)
  • Black Cab taxi tour of Belfast (Available on request)
  • Bushmills Whiskey Distillery (Available on request)
  • Walking tour of Derry (Available on request)
  • Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge (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. As we stated above, most of the historical sites we visit are free to enter, as of course are the walks and beaches. The additional activities we do offer are ones that have proved to be a big success over the years.
  • Entry/Admission - Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Skellig Michael
Departure details
  • Grand Canal Hotel, Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, D04 X5X7, Ireland We will meet guests in the hotel lobby.
Duration
12 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
20 stops
Day 1
Belfast Tour & Hiking Slieve...
Day 2
Hike The Giant's Causeway
Day 3
Walking Tour & Donegal
Day 4
Cliff Hike & Horse Riding In...
Day 5
Hike Croagh Patrick then Tour a...
Day 6
Galway & The Cliffs of Moher
Day 7
Dingle Hike & Surf on an Irish...
Day 8
Explore Dingle and Traditional...
Day 9
Biking in Killarney National Park
Day 10
Skellig Islands Adventure
Day 11
Beara Backroads and Dunboy Castle
Day 12
Kiss The Blarney Stone & See The...
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Galina
1 contribution
Jun 2022
My sister and I originally planned to go on the Rick Steves tour but when we found Vagabond we quickly changed our minds. Good thing too, because this 12-day adventure was perfect! We couldn't have asked for a better tour group or a more experienced tour guide. Sean made a point to get to know everyone and kept us all entertained throughout our trip with his stories. What my sister and I loved most about this tour was that it was off the beaten path. Yes, we went to touristy spots, but for the most part, we went to areas that not even the locals had been to. For instance, on the second to last day, we went to this castle ruin where were had a picnic. Sean made us hot chocolate and Irish coffee and brought a cake to celebrate all the June birthdays. It was craic, as they like to say. Of course, there is so much more I can say about our trip, but then this would be extremely long ahaha. I would definitely do another tour with Vagabond and highly recommend anyone interested in having an adventure of a lifetime to go.
Written 20 June 2022
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Ariana W
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Jun 2022
It was the adventure of a lifetime. When the Rick Steves' tour was requiring that we be vaccinated and boosted against our comfort level, we decided to go with the Vagabond 12 day Irish Tour, and it was everything we could have asked for! It was a very small group, which allowed us to really get to know each other, with a wonderful tour guide who was fun, knowledgeable, kind, and had all the greatest recommendations for us. It's a fast-paced and very active trip, and we saw so many beautiful sites--off the beaten track--that were not stereotypical or touristy, and even that a lot of the locals hadn't seen. It was also very affordable. Thank you, Vagabond Tours for the life-changing trip!
Written 20 June 2022
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Emily F
1 contribution
Jun 2022
I can't recommend this tour enough! We saw and went so many places we never would have found on our own! The small group size is so important and let us move quickly and go places the big tour buses can't go. It's hard to pick just one highlight because each place had its own beauty and magic to it. I already can't wait to get back to Ireland!
Written 16 June 2022
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Rebecca P
1 contribution
May 2022
The small group size and off the beaten path experiences made for a grand trip! The activity level was excellent. There were no long drives. Unfortunately, a member of our tour tested positive for Covid. We all tested and I was positive. There were only three days of the tour left, but I was devastated. The tour guide and the home office worked quickly and efficiently. They arranged for travel to an isolation apartment and set up the remote testing necessary for a recovery certificate. The email on my phone wasn't working which caused another problem in communicating but the Vagabond Company came up with alternatives that worked well. Vagabond did not leave me to my own devices but stayed with me through this unpleasant ordeal.
Written 10 June 2022
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Hi Rebecca, First of all we are so sorry that you caught Covid while here in Ireland. We do our very best to assist our guests in hard times like this. We will always help as much as we can. We hope you enjoyed your tour up until this point and we might see you in the future so you can finish off your tour. Thank you for the five star review, we really appreciate it.
Written 14 June 2022
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DrummerD2
Bend, OR173 contributions
Best trip of my life! Did not feel like a cattle tour in any way. Very personalized feel and guides were your best friend by the end of the tour. Places we saw and stayed were obviously the best in Ireland. Pics are just 10 of 1100 that I took.
Written 4 June 2022
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Hi there, Thanks a million for your kind words and 5 star review. We're delighted that you enjoyed the tour and didn't feel rushed. We always say by the end of the tour it feels like more like you're travelling with family. Only the very best for our guests! Hopefully we will see you again soon, thanks again.
Written 9 June 2022
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Martha_27
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Best tour of my life❤️❤️🇮🇪
I fell in love with Ireland and it is all because of the beautiful sites,people,culture and food!!
We had amazing tour guides that were very patient,sweet,funny, and helpful.thank you to sean,dave,and Brian. We were blessed with these 3 amazing people to show us around Ireland.
Rob is super sweet as well!!!
The tour guides were so on top of everything and if the weather wasn't fit for an activity, they had more options
I am definately reccomending vagabond to everyone I know. I will be back to ireland❤️❤️❤️🇮🇪
I want to add that when you message the company for questions they reply super fast and they never make you feel that you asked a unnecessary questions!
Please do this tour if you go to ireland☘️
Also the food and hotels they chose for us were amazing🫶🏼
Written 23 May 2022
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Hi there, Wow, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a great 5 star review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us so much. We want our guests to leave loving Ireland as much as we do and it sounds like Sean, Dave & Brian did a great job! We're used to the ever changing weather here so we will always have a plan to show you as much as we can no matter what the weather throws at us! We want you to feel at ease for your trip so we do our best to be as quick as we can with replies to your questions, it's lovely to hear you were happy with this. Thanks a million for the kind recommendation and hopefully we'll get to see you again soon!
Written 8 June 2022
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Rick
San Diego, CA32 contributions
Greatly exceeded our expectations for scenery, hiking beauty along seaside cliffs, beaches, historical sites, variety and quality of accommodations, restaurant meals & picnics, and overall fun. Tim was our guide who provided first class adventure and story telling, competently and safely. Highly recommend.
Written 15 May 2022
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Hi Rick, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave an amazing 5 star review, we really appreciate it. It's fantastic to hear your vacation exceeded your expectations. Tim is a great guide and we are lucky to have him as part of the team. Ireland makes our job very easy, we're delighted you enjoyed it. Thanks again for your review and kind recommendation. Hopefully we will see you again in the future.
Written 19 May 2022
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Shan
1 contribution
Third time is definitely a charm! I enjoyed my first Vagabond trip with my dad so much, I had to bring my husband. Enjoyed the trip with my husband so much, I had to bring the whole family! That’s right, this was my 3rd trip with Vagabond, and I’d do it again. At this point, I’m probably comfortable enough in Ireland that I could grab a guidebook, rent a car, and go on my own. But a Vagabond tour guide gives you what the guidebooks can’t - a personalized journey filled with stories, jokes, and anecdotes about each region of Ireland you visit. Our guide was Andrew. Not only could he give The Most Interesting Man In The World a run for his money, he did an excellent job taking care of my family over the 12 days. This was a very active 12 days - our step count on the FitBit was off the charts! Busy, active days outside followed by delicious food, drinks, and cozy accommodations. And everything is arranged for you - no worries whatsoever. Can’t wait for the next time.
Written 4 May 2022
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we appreciate you taking the time. We were delighted to welcome you back, you are a qualified Vagabond expert now! We are over the moon that you chose to come back the third time, this means we are doing something right. Andrew is a great guide and an important part of the Vagabond team so we love to hear that you enjoyed your time with him. Let us know when you are coming back, we could use an extra VagaGuide! Looking forward to seeing you, thank you again for your great review.
Written 12 May 2022
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Bob O
Burnsville, MN8 contributions
Apr 2022
Two things to say about Ireland: The country is beautiful. Your annual calendar photos do not do it justice. Secondly the people of Ireland are amazingly friendly and gracious. The very best way to see Ireland and meet her people is with a Vagabond tour. We took the 12 day adventure tour. This tour is for the active folks who enjoy hiking, cycling, horseback riding or kayaking. You see Ireland through a little different active perspective, but still see the major highlights of the country. We were a small group of 10 family and close friends celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. Our guide and driver was Andrew. I really cannot say enough about Andrew. Being a lifelong Irishman, he is passionate about the history and culture of his country. But above all that, he is a consummate professional and took great care of his 10 guests. “Great stop Andrew!” Andrew has a sneaky but wild sense of humor. The van was filled with laughter every mile of the journey. Andrew started the tour as our guide and driver. He ended it as a friend and part of the family. This was my second Vagabond tour and the third for my daughter. When a guest returns more than once, little more need be said about the quality of the experience and service of the provider in a review. Vagabond is an exceptionally great way to see and experience Ireland.
Written 29 April 2022
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Hi Bob, Wow, what a review! Thanks a million for taking the time to share your experience with us, we really appreciate it. We're delighted that you enjoyed your family trip with us and your second time back! We love welcoming back old friends, it really is like a big family here. Andrew is a very talented guide and a huge part of our team so it's great to hear you had a good time with him. We would love to welcome you back again in the future so don't be a stranger. Thanks again for your fantastic review.
Written 12 May 2022
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Sue S
Millersport, OH8 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
The entire tour was wonderful ! The trip of a lifetime. Tim was entertaining and so informative. Ireland was just as I anticipated beautifully green , so lush. The pubs were fun. The castles spectacular!!!!! My favorite place was Kylemore Abbey.
Written 15 November 2019
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Hi A1393DGsues, wow great pictures. Thanks a million for your 5* review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We're delighted you enjoyed your tour of Ireland with Tim, he's a fantastic guide. Kylemore Abbey is stunning, good choice. Rob Rankin, Owner.
Written 18 November 2019
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