Thursday, December 15, 2011

Discounted tour prices for christmas

As mentioned below, we are delighted to announce that staying in a 4 star castle hotel will be included in the packages for our longer Vagabond and Driftwood tours. We have had to adjust the price of the tour to be able to accommodate this fantastic experience, however if you book before the end of 2011 we are offering those tours at the previous, lower price before the castle was included in the price

This means that the following tours are discounted:

12 Day 'Giant Irish Adventure' discounted from E1989 to E1949
8 day ' Wild irish Rover' tour discounted from E1349 to E1299

11 day 'Discover Ireland' tour discounted from E1839 to E1799
7 day ' Treasure Ireland' tour discounted from E1189 to E1149

Please contact us for further details on

Offer applies to direct bookings made on or before 31st December 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

We're including the castle in the price!

Vagabond is very excited to announce that we can now offer our passengers the chance to enjoy the history, romance and luxury of an Irish castle overnight stay as standard on the tours below.

The castles is included as standard on the itineraries for the following tours:
12 day Giant Irish Adventure
8 day ‘Wild irish Rover’ Tour
7 day North by North West Adventure
11 and 7 day Driftwood tours

We use two 4 star castle hotels in the Connemara region of County Galway, both are fantastic locations and establishments and we know that whichever one you stay in – you will love it.

The hotels are:

Abbeyglen Castle hotel:
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel;

We can't wait!

Friday, October 28, 2011

New Facebook page

Hi Everyone,

We have recently converted our Facebook page to a business account and so the url for it has changed. We will be changing the link on the website (with the little bird) to the new address but in the meantime if you would like to see our new page, it can be found at:

See you there.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vagabond tours chosen to represent Ireland

Vagabond tours are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Failte Ireland (the Irish Tourism Board) to be part of the Team representing Ireland at the attending the Adventure Travel World Summit in Mexico this month. The event is organised by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and it is a great opportunity for us raise the profile of Ireland as an adventure destination and of course Vagabond as a leading adventure tour company.

Viva Ireland!

New Vagabond and Driftwood tours and departure dates for 2012

We are delighted to announce the further evolution of our tour itineraries for next year and we will be changing the 11 and 7 day tours currently advertised on our website to spend two nights in Dingle, so that we can have an activity/free time day there. This means that we have 5, 6,7 8 and 12 day tour options available. We think these changes will only serve to enhance what are already superb tours. We hope to have all the changes and the 2102 departure dates online as soon as possible but you would like the dates and itineraries we would be delighted to email them to you now

To give you a run-down of all the tours, basically we can split the trips into three main types

6, 7 and 8 days in Southwest and Western Ireland; These awesome adventures first head down to the South-West of Ireland to cover the Cork and Kerry areas and the Dingle, Beara and Iveragh peninsulas. It it a part of Ireland that typifies the friendliness, welcome, scenery and history that make Ireland such a great place to visit (and live). Two nights of each tour are spent in the vibrant town of Dingle, so we will have plenty of time to explore the region, do some great activities, meet the locals and just relax and enjoy the atmosphere. And then the 7 and 8 day tours also then heads north to cover the western areas. Both go as far North as Galway city, via the River Shannon, Cliffs of Moher, County Clare and the Burren and while the folks on the seven day trip head home from Galway on the train, the eight day tour offers the chance to cross Galway bay, stopping at the Aran Islands on the way and spending the last night in the wild and rugged Connemara region.

5 and 7 day Northern, Northwest and Western Ireland: Plus of course our ‘Northern Island’ tour for five days which includes Northern Ireland and the North West; this is also a superb trip and possibly our most off-the-beaten track tour. The scenery is just as good as the south and west, there are some fantastic walks and activity options and also there is the fascinating history and politics stretching from pre-historic times right up to the modern day.

12 day Giant Irish Adventure: An amazing expedition that covers the north, northwest, west and southwest of Ireland by combining our 5 day NI and 8 day southern trip to create en experience that shows visitors more of Ireland than most Irish people would see in a lifetime.

We are also finalising the itineraries for the new 5 day Northern Ireland Driftwood tour and the new 11 day Driftwood tours, and hope to have the details available very soon too.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

We have just found the Heritage Ireland discount app for iphones, gets you loads of decent discounts around Ireland, check it out at

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Discounts off 5, 7 and 11 day tour

Spring has definitely sprung here in Ireland. Its sunny and warm, the BBQ is out and the first baby lambs are appearing on the hillsides. (although the latter two are not necessarily connected).

And to celebrate, here at Vagabond we are offering some great discounts off our scheduled tours:

E110 OFF of 11 day Giant irish Adventures

E80 OFF off our 7 day Northern and southern tours

E60 OFF our 5 day Northern and southern adventures.

For more details please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Half Price 3 day Adventure tour of Ireland- 18th March 2011

An amazing last minute deal on a superb 3 day Vagabond 4X4 adventure tour to the West of Ireland.

It’s a great little trip to the west of Ireland, spend three action packed days exploring some of Ireland's favourite areas. For those on a tighter budget of schedule, this trip is a refreshing way to spend a weekend amongst great Irish scenery and rich local culture.

Highlights include

  • Travel by Land-rover, boat, horse, surf-board and on foot
  • Optional trip to the Aran Islands
  • Galway Bay’s Atlantic coastline
  • The world famous Cliffs of Moher
  • Overnight in two beautiful villages
  • Walk in Connemara’s mountains
  • Have a barbeque, bonfire and game of Gaelic football on the beach
  • Loads of activity options like surfing, horse-riding and walking
  • Discover the archaeological, geological and biological wonders of the Burren Region
  • Amazing Atlantic sunsets
  • Drive across the sand to an Island
  • Superb B&B accommodation

The price is reduced from E469 per person to E235 per person (based on two or more sharing a room. Single supplement of E45 applies to single rooms)

Contact us now on 087 64694 262 or for more details.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The ‘Driftwood Irish Journeys of Discovery’ website is now live

Our new Driftwood Journeys of Discovery and up and running. These new tours offer a less active alternative to people attracted to the small-group, off the beaten track format of Vagabond Tours. Instead of the 4x4 tour vehicles, Driftwood passengers travel in a more conventional touring minicoach and although the itineraries are similar to the Vagabond adventures, there will be more sedate and accessible visits to historical sites, and more shopping and free time. The Driftwood website can be found at:

A bit of pampering on a Vagabond tour of Ireland

We all like a bit of special treatment, and so now on all Vagabond 7 and 11 day tours we are delighted to offer our passengers access to one of Ireland’s finest Spa’s at the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon – which in 2011 we have added to the tours as our overnight stop in County Clare.

The Spa contains 12 treatment rooms including a thermal suite, relaxation room, hydrobath and Rasul Mud Treatment Room. Four of the 12 treatment rooms are delicately incorporated into an old stable building, which was constructed in 1720.

Guests also have full access to the Hotel Aqua and Fitness club which boasts a 20-metre deck level swimming pool (swimming cap required), Jacuzzi, steam room, hydro therapy pool, children's pool, a sauna and outdoor hot tub overlooking the River Inagh – it’s a stunning facility.

For the really active there is also the gymnasium which has computerised treadmills, strength training machines, computerised cycles, dumbells/barbells, computerised steppers, abdominal units, individual cardio TV and heart rate monitors.

Needless to say our driver-guides are very excited about staying there too!

More details on the spa and the hotel can be found at

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Great news: The is no better time to visit Ireland

Here is a superb video produced by Failte Ireland (the tourist board) just to show that Ireland as a destination is still as fantastic as it ever was.

The message is that there is still plenty of fun to be had here and that the infrastructure for visitors really is superb: The hotels are of a very high standard, the food is excellent, the activity options have developed to a world class level and that the welcome is as warm and friendly as ever - in fact even more so.

And right now there are some excellent flight deals into the country. So if anything, the economic downturn has made Ireland an even better place to visit.

Enjoy, and please tell all your friends to watch it, we need to spread the good news.

If the image is a bit small, click on the bottom right arrows and it will enlarge to full screen