Small Group, Off The Beaten Track, Guided Tours of Ireland
Welcome to Vagabond Tours of Ireland. Ireland’s original and best small group multi-activity and cultural adventure tours. We offer fantastic scheduled adventure guided tours as well as private tailor-made tours. All of which explore the hidden corners of Ireland. Our small group tour sizes and professional, yet informal and contemporary style makes Vagabond a welcoming, personal and unforgettable way to see the off-the-beaten-track side of Ireland. The tours are a perfect blend of Irish history, culture, outdoor activities, great Irish scenery, friendly locals, music and pub life. Arguably the best tours of Ireland!
A little bit about Vagabond
Established in 2002, over the years Vagabond has built up a great reputation as the number one small-group tour company in Ireland, 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.
We have won awards, been written about in the press, we have featured in major nationwide advertising campaign for the Vodafone mobile phone network and we were used a case study on national TV here in Ireland as an example of ‘how a small tour operator should be run’.
In addition Vagabond has worked closely in conjunction with Failte Ireland (the Irish Tourist Board) on several projects and in 2009 we were delighted to be accepted into the Incoming Tour Operators Association – Ireland (ITOA), which is the professional body for incoming tour operators in Ireland. Plus in 2010 Vagabond was equally pleased to be admitted to the US based Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
So, you know that when booking with Vagabond, you are booking with a top quality, reliable and established company.
At Vagabond 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 adventures. Please find below some features of the tours that help make Vagabond 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 (13 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 Vagabonds (our passengers)
Comprehensive range of tours
Vagabond offers an extensive selection of scheduled tours which offer the visitor a fantastic introduction to Ireland and an insight into Irish life. From our fascinating 5 day ‘Northern Ireland’ tours to the breathtaking 12 day ‘Giant Irish Adventure’. With tours departing weekly Vagabond has a flexible range of trips to show you the very best of Ireland. Plus, each tour can also be customised for private group bookings. And once you are booked on to a tour, then it is guaranteed to run. That’s a promise. For more information on our itineraries please click here
Ireland’s people, history and culture
The history, culture and people of Ireland are a major part of any Vagabond adventure 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 history. For more information on Ireland please click here
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 Vagabond 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. To meet our team of guides click here
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. For more information on our accommodation providers please click here
No Vagabond tour would be complete without a bit of adventure, each trip includes loads of fresh air and some fantastic outdoor adventure activity options. Enjoy an active, refreshing and stimulating Irish vacation. For more information on our activity options please click here
Our vehicles are quite simply unique. Our specially built Land Rover 4X4 Minibus’s (or Vagatrons as they are known) create a spirit of adventure right from the start as they carry you to parts of Ireland that other visitor can’t reach. They are comfy, chunky and fun and are definitely the best way to arrive in style! For more details on our vehicles please click here
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
Driftwood Irish Journeys of Discovery
If you are looking for a less active, yet small group and off the beaten track tour of Ireland, then please check out our new Driftwood tours at www.driftwood.ie