There are many ways to travel and see Ireland. We wanted to see ALL the country and this tour gave us that. Our group of 14 got along well and enjoyed rotating seats in the 16 passenger Mercedes Benz mini bus. Our driver was able to get us in close and early to beat the crowds from the large tour buses. All of this is just to say that the tour was as advertised.
Our driver, Andrew Duggan was great, his driving was smooth and his background with Vagabond tours afforded our group his unique experiences.
We had a last minute handicapped individual, and Andrew handled that extremely well. He was especially helpful to me when I mistakenly left two articles of clothing behind in a hotel. As soon as I told Andrew of my problem he contacted the hotel and Vagabond to find out which Driver/Guide would be stopping at that same hotel and getting back to the Grand Canal Hotel the same day we would return.
Andrew was friendly and knowledgeable, as well as entertaining with both music and stories to help while away the time during our drives. Andrew also altered the itinerary to accommodate our group, which was also promised, and he delivered! Kim was our alternate driver/guide on the two night stay in Dingle. She is a wonderful young lady, also an excellent driver. Kim was professionally trained in touring, history and her knowledge was most enjoyable.
Our only regret is that Vagabond does not yet offer similar style tours in Scotland.