About this tour
A terrific tour that covers the northern half of the island of Ireland, including Northern Ireland, the north west counties of Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo and then the westerly Counties of Mayo, Galway and Clare. On the way the route includes highlights such as Connemara, The Burren, the Cliffs of Moher. This is a really a well balanced trip including all the scenery, activity, information and service that you would expect from a Vagabond tour.
The tours leave from Dublin city centre at 08.30am on the first morning and get back about 6pm on the last day. So we would advise arriving at least the night before and if you would be planning to fly out on the last night, then not to book a flight before 9pm.
In 2007 Northern Ireland was named as one of the top ten places in the world to visit by Lonely Planet travel guides. Not suprising really when you consider the great scenery, fascinating history and political situation, the activity options and the genuinely warm welcome. Plus, of course, for many it is a completely new area to be explored as the peace has unfolded over the last 15 years.
Northwest and Western Ireland:
Heading across to the north-west imagine a country of wild moorland, rugged mountain ranges, dark and mysterious lakes, spectacular beaches, hidden villages, rebel castles and prehistoric forts. Vagabond will take you to places that coach tours of Ireland simply cannot reach, and the small group sizes on the tours give us greater flexibility to tailor-make the vacation to suit each group.