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Small-Group 6-Day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour from Dublin provided by Vagabond Tours

Small-Group 6-Day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour from Dublin

Small-Group 6-Day Driftwood Ancient Ireland Tour from Dublin
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6 days
Group size:
15
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6 days
  • Group size:
    15
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6 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: 6 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
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour (16 Pax Maximum)
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (Optional) Blarney Castle - €15 per person Kilkenny Castle - €8 per person Queenstown Experience - €9.50 per person The Ross Tapestry - €6 per person
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
6 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour (16 Pax Maximum)
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (Optional) Blarney Castle - €15 per person Kilkenny Castle - €8 per person Queenstown Experience - €9.50 per person The Ross Tapestry - €6 per person
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Grand Canal Hotel, Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, D04 X5X7, Ireland We will meet guests in the hotel lobby
Duration
6 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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SlowCooker
Poughkeepsie, NY47 contributions
Apr 2019
A few years ago we did the 11 day Driftwood Tour and were very pleased with our experience. We decided to return and take the 6 Day Ancient Ireland Tour. Once again we were very happy with the tour. The guides were Mark and Pat. Mark was our guide on our previous tour and we were happy to see him again. The guides are very knowledgeable and tell good stories about Irish history without being boring and also tell you some fun, interesting facts. This tour goes at a good pace, usually departing the hotel around 9 to 9:30, giving you plenty of time for breakfast. You arrive at your next hotel around 5pm. I like that they make a loop through town and point out things you can see and do during your own time in the evening and also point out different restaurants. All the places we stopped for lunch were quite good and all the evening restaurants were top notch. All the hotels were clean and had very friendly staff. A full, filling breakfast is included at each hotel. A few of our favorite stops were the monastic site at Glendalough, the tour of Jerpoint Park, Hook Head Lighthouse and the Rock of Cashel. In Waterford you must try the Viking virtual reality experience, what a fun time. We will always remember the coffin ship exhibit that we visited which tells the sad tale of the famine and what the passengers endured. If you are going to Ireland for the first time this is the best way to go. We certainly hope to come back again for another tour and hope we see Mark and Pat again.
Written 16 May 2019
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Ann Smith
Chevy Chase, MD23 contributions
My 75 year old Mother and I took the Castles & Kingdoms tour with 10 other Americans and it was truly a wonderful experience! Edel was our bus driver/guide extraordinaire. Edel and the sites of beautiful Ireland made this a trip of a lifetime.

One is always nervous when embarking in small spaces with a group of strangers. Edel set the tone for a light-hearted and fun loving gaunt through the south western coastal area. We stayed in a castle one night and met true sheep-herders who still use dogs to get their sheep off the mountain to their farm (not the commercial sheep dog demonstration). We took a horse drawn buggy to a beautiful old abbey. We explored ring forts, Ireland’s version of Stone Henge, the Cliffs of Moher and the Cliffs of Kilkee. We are at some adorable pubs and restaurants and the food was truly top quality! I was shocked as I never really thought of Irish food as excellent fare, but every meal was wonderful!

The ONLY bummer was that we came so late in October we weren’t able to see Skittery Island and the other boat adventure that was advertised for the tour. Edel didn’t give us a chance to feel sorry for ourselves though, as she instantly thought up something creative for us to do instead (I think that day we saw the Cliffs of Kilkee, which were stunning and IHO better than the Cliffs of Moher!). There were no massive crowds and it was a lovely hike down the cliff on a safe, paved trail.

Overall, it was astounding and SO worth it! The small group truly felt like a family by the end, so don’t hesitate to sign up even if you are on your own. One of our favorite travelers was a woman who was traveling solo! We chose to eat together often, even when we could choose to eat on our own! If you do the tour, make sure to ask for Edel as your guide. She is adorable and makes the whole adventure that much more fun. Bravo, Vagabond!
Written 26 October 2019
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Hello Ann, thank you so much for your 5* review. It's fantastic to hear both you and your mother had a great experience on your castles and kingdoms tour with Edel. It sounds like you really experienced all of the activities. We're sorry Scattery Island wasn't available but the Kilkee Cliffs are certainly a great replacement. We always aim to avoid the crowds to make it more enjoyable for our guests, the hidden gems are the best anyway. Thanks again for the great review. Rob Rankin, Owner.
Written 6 November 2019
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OKtravelfriends
USA43 contributions
Oct 2019
This tour was an excellent way to visit the southeast corner of Ireland. Our knowledgeable tour guide, Bebhinn O'Malley, loves Ireland and she brings the refreshing charm and accent of the Wild Atlantic Way to her interesting narratives. The accommodations are nice-to-luxurious in the Pembroke Hotel, Waterford Castle, Bayview Hotel and Blue Haven Hotel. For travelers in October, pack lightly and bring LAYERS of casual clothing with a waterproof (not water-resistant) outer layer and waterproof shoes. For the tour company, I recommend having smaller groups (maximum 8) on short tours so travelers can get to know one another better and savor their shared experiences. Also, I recommend eliminating the Blarney Stone (time stealer), and the distillery and brewery tours. Arriving at all the hotels by 3:30 p.m. would allow time for travelers to enjoy local flavor, walk or swim along beaches, and spend extended time in museums. (Leaving the towns at 9:00 a.m. or even 10:00 a.m. does not allow any shopping/discovery time in the closed shops and offices.) Arriving at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 or 7:00, leaves no time to explore and/or get the feeling of each town's environment other than pubs. For Bebhinn, 5 stars. For the itinerary without the changes, I award 4 stars but with the recommended changes, it would have been a 10!
Written 24 October 2019
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Hi OKtravelfriends, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Bébhinn. A lot of time goes into our itineraries and we love to show our guests all we can. We leave earlier to avoid crowds to make it more enjoyable for our guests. We will definitely take your comments on board and review itinerary times. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience. Rob Rankin, Owner.
Written 11 November 2019
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Tom A
2 contributions
Oct 2019
My wife and I did the Castles and Kingdoms tour in October 2019. The entire experience exceeded all of our expectations. Edel was our guide - she was knowledgeable and entertaining. What a positive spirit! Kudos too to KimI I am not going to drone on and on about what we did/saw. That's what the Vagabond website is for. Ireland is beautiful. People are very friendly. Don't overthink this - if you want to see and learn about Ireland and you're not some over-the-top Diva - DO THIS!
Written 5 November 2019
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Hello Tominri, thanks a million for the 5* review. It's wonderful to hear both you and your wife had a great experience on your Castles and Kingdoms tour. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Rob Rankin, Owner.
Written 6 November 2019
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Jennifer M
El Segundo, CA3 contributions
Aug 2019
The Driftwood 6 Day Ancient Ireland Tour far exceeded what we imagined, thanks to the quality of the tour and our guide, Rhys.

I traveled with my wheelchair-bound mother, so a quick note about accessibility challenges. Traveling with a wheelchair is doable depending on one’s level of mobility, but it’s not easy. This may limit what you are able to see, but you can still see a lot. Our tour was thoughtfully curated to include some of Ireland’s most renowned cites, but more enchanting, it took us off the beaten path. The small group, coupled with our guide’s insider knowledge allowed for flexibility. There is a daily itinerary, but usually a few options therein.

Rhys brought the tour to life with, charm, kindness, humor, fascinating history, and a willingness to do anything the situation called for. He was intuitively dialed into the group’s energy and mood, knowing when to tell a joke, when to share a history lesson, and when to play music.

While we managed this tour in a wheelchair, I would not classify this trip as “accessible” per se. In many cases, it was only because of Rhys’ readiness to take up the challenge of pushing my mom’s wheelchair where I couldn’t, and to call ahead to make special arrangements wherever possible. Driftwood puts a great deal of care into every component of their tours, from the delightful people they work with to the carefully chosen destinations and openness to personal and group preferences, not to mention lovely boutique accommodations.
Written 4 September 2019
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Hello Jennifer M, we are pleased to hear that Rhys was able to assist you and your mother on this occasion. Rhys is a super VagaGuide indeed. Our small group tours are curated to give you the best experience. Thank you for your review, Rob Rankin, Owner.
Written 6 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Definitely recommend
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Wonderful!!!!
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Props to Vagabond!
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