Experience the real Ireland on a Driftwood journey of discovery…
|There is so much to discover in Ireland, it is one of the most fascinating and diverse countries in the world. History, culture, myths and legends abound throughout the beautiful Irish landscapes. Humour, charm, hospitality and a touch of Blarney run deep through the Irish people. Experience all this on a Driftwood Irish journey of discovery.
Vagabond have developed the Driftwood Tours of Ireland experience with all the winning ingredients from Vagabond adventure tours, however if you are looking for a less active small group tour and want to be surrounded by Ireland’s majestic countryside, visit hidden beaches and learn about high kings, giants and poets while travelling with a small group and in comfort then this is the tour for you.
A little bit about Driftwood
Our small group sizes and professional, yet informal and contemporary style makes Driftwood a welcoming, personal and memorable way to see the off-the-beaten-track side of Ireland and to learn all about its history and culture and enjoy great Irish scenery, welcome, music and pub life.
Driftwood tours are operated by Vagabond Tours Ltd, has been established since 2002, and over the years we have built up a great reputation as the number one small-group tour company in Ireland. It is a reputation built on reliability, customer service and innovation. During this time our tours have continually evolved and developed, largely thanks to years of preparation, research, experience, staff input and customer feedback and input.
Plus all our departures are guaranteed, so even if there are just two people on a tour we will run it. That’s a promise, and we have never ever cancelled a tour (that’s a promise too)
So you know that when booking a Driftwood tour, you are booking with a top quality, reliable and established company.
At Driftwood we want our customers to love Ireland as much as we do, and so have put a huge amount of work into every aspect of our trips. Please find below some features of the tours that help make Driftwood the best way to experience Ireland:
It’s off the beaten track
Explore with us Ireland’s most remote and beautiful places right away from the tourist trail, while also visiting Ireland’s best and most worthwhile popular tourist attractions.
Small Group Sizes
We keep group sizes small (16 max) to give a more personal, flexible service and allow us to stay in smaller, locally owned Irish accommodation. The trips promise all the convenience of a guided tour but keep the personal touch that captures the relaxed, humorous and quirky spirit of Ireland
Please click here to see some pictures taken by previous Driftwoods (our passengers)
Comprehensive range of tours
The 5, 7 and 11 Day Driftwood tours cover a huge section of Ireland from the very north east all the way round to the south west, offering visitors a terrific introduction to Ireland. Plus we also offer tailor made private tours of Ireland to fit your plans perfectly. With tours departing weekly Driftwood has a flexible range of trips to show you the very best of Ireland. And as we mentioned above, once you are booked on to a tour, then it is guaranteed to run. That’s a promise.
Ireland’s people, history and culture
The heritage, culture and people of Ireland are a major part of any Driftwood tour, we will share with you 1000’s of years of an ancient and turbulent history that has touched the world. From ancient sites that are older than the pyramids of Egypt, through the turmoil of foreign invasions, to the modern day, Ireland has an action packed and fascinating story to tell.
Ireland has excellent natural ingredients due to its rich and diverse landscape and is recognized on a world stage for local produce. Ireland is very proud of its dairy and beef produces and its coastline provides a delicious selection of fish and seafood. On our Driftwood tours you will visit some taste bud tickling local food markets and artisan producers and have opportunity to learn how to make some tradition Irish recipes.
Free time on tour. In the true spirit of Ireland, we like to keep our tours as unhurried and relaxed as possible, with flexibility and also free time built in to the itineraries. There is no better way to meet Irish people and experience first hand their famous hospitality, warmth and humour
The cornerstone of any good tour is the guide and Driftwood is fortunate to be able to attract the very best in the business. There is no doubt that they are some of the most passionate, talented, and professional guides in Ireland and as you travel through the country, through wild and rugged landscapes, to hidden historical sites, castles and legendary battlefields our team will keep you informed and entertained and also provide you with an insight into life in Ireland today.
At night we stay in top quality, locally owned guesthouses and small hotels located in some of the most scenic locations in Ireland and in picturesque Irish communities. All rooms have private bathrooms, TV’s and tea and coffee facilities.
You travel in comfort on a Driftwood tour, we use modern comfortable mini coaches fully fitted out for a relaxed, enjoyable trip around Ireland.
Please enjoy exploring our website and if you have any questions or would like further information on any aspects of our tours then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Vagabond Adventure tours of Ireland
If you are looking for a more active, equally small group and off the beaten track tour of Ireland, then please check out our Vagabond 4X4 adventure tours at www.vagabond.ie