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Vagabond Tours

Greystones, Ireland
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About Vagabond Tours
Ireland’s original and No.1 small-group tour operator since 2002, we specialise in fantastic off-the-beaten track tours of Ireland. We will take you to the hidden corners of Ireland. Right from the start our mission has always been ‘We want you to love Ireland as much as we do’ – and we really love Ireland! Our small-group tour sizes (max 15) make our tours a unique and unforgettable way to experience the real Ireland. Our tours are immersive and delivered in a professional, yet informal and contemporary style, all of which makes Vagabond & Driftwood Tours a welcoming, personal, trustworthy and unforgettable way to see authentic Ireland. 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 and actively practice sustainability on tour; like using only locally-owned independent accommodation and giving you reusable water and coffee containers to avoid single use plastic.
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Pamela H wrote a review Yesterday
Newtown, Connecticut2 contributions
We came upon Vagabond 7 day small group tour of Ireland, Éire, while doing a simple internet search. "We want you to love Ireland as much as we do!" and mission accomplished, Vagabond. From transportation to education and entertainment, our guide Tim provided an exceptional experience. With record high temperatures and drought conditions at home, we were looking for the relief of the Irish climate with this very well planned tour of many amazing destinations in Ireland. But we had uncommon weather, not a cloud in the sky and sun hot enough to melt the pavement (really the pavement was melting!). Tim made the best of it with side excursions for opportunities to swim, beach picnics, and hikes to remote places off the beaten path as well as the more well know tourist spots. Some rides between stops were about an hour or so and Tim always had a bit of lore, song, story, or game featuring a historical event or figure to share to make the time pass quickly. We even learned a bit of Irish. As we were catching our cab to the airport, our recent high school graduate said that it never felt so wrong to leave a country. She's heading to culinary school this fall and if she finds herself studying abroad or ultimately settles in Ireland we will happily visit her. Sláinte!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Joann P wrote a review 14 Aug
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We did the 7 day Magnetic North tour. From the moment we got on the tour bus we knew we were in for an incredible experience. Our guide Alan was a wealth of knowledge and entertained us with off the beaten path tidbits and area details throughout the entire trip. The hiking was beautiful and so was the food ☺️. A trip of a lifetime and we’ll be back!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Cheryl B wrote a review 13 Aug
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania7 contributions
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Outstanding trip! Fun, relaxed but adventurous, with an amazing guide, Ronan, and a group of people that fast became friends. We did the Driftwood Castles and Kingdoms tour and the people, food, hotels, towns and visits were all wonderful. Hard to pick a favorite! Cliffs of Mohr, sheep farm, Gouganbarra Hotel food was 5 star! Best are the people of Ireland - friendly and helpful. This is our second Vagabond tour and they don’t disappoint. If you want to know the castles and land history, this is your tour! If you want more active go with the vagabond as there are more hikes and activities. Although we did a lot of that with Driftwood, just not as intense. Both trips were amazing! And they will help you choose the tour that’s right for you and your group.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Robert M wrote a review 5 Aug
Pine Bush, New York1 contribution
We just returned home after our 7 day World Tour of Ireland. Only one word to describe our trip, FABULOUS ! What a great time. From the Cliffs of Moher to Blarney Castle and everything in between, it could not have been more exciting and enjoyable. Brian, our guide, was extrodinary. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny and caring. What a great pleasure it was having him as our guide. I must also say that our tour group couldn't have been friendlier. It was a great joy to have people we had never met before the tour become friends during our adventure.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Tim W wrote a review 4 Aug
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There were so many highlights it is hard to pick just one! This trip hit so many awesome spots all around Ireland. Our guide Andrew was the best at knowing all the great places to see and things to do. The plan for each day was varied so there was never time for boredom. Each place we stayed along the way was unique and offered loads of comfort. The small group size just made the whole experience even better and we came away having made new friends! This is the only way to see Ireland.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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