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12-Day Giant Irish Adventure Small-Group Tour from Dublin provided by Vagabond Tours

12-Day Giant Irish Adventure Small-Group Tour from Dublin

12-Day Giant Irish Adventure Small-Group Tour from Dublin
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Duration:
12 days
Group size:
4
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
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  • Duration: 12 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3128P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Off the beaten track adventure in a 4X4 tour vehicle
  • Breakfast
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  • Services of highly trained professional tour guides
  • 12 full days on tour
  • 11 nights accommodation (10 nights 4* hotel & 3* boutique guesthouse, 1 night in a castle)
  • 11 Full Irish breakfasts
  • All relevant taxes
  • Loads of laughs
  • Most daily activities and visits, including:
  • Fantastic guided walks
  • Demonstrations of local craftsmen at work
  • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway
  • Entry/Admission - Glenveagh National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Slieve League
  • Entry/Admission - Aughnanure Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
Exclusions
  • Some optional entrance fees and additional activity options, for example:
  • Horse-riding (Available on request)
  • Sea-Kayaking (Available on request)
  • Bike touring in Killarney National Park (Available on request)
  • Boat trip to the Skellig Islands (extremely weather dependent) (Available on request)
  • Black Cab taxi tour of Belfast (Available on request)
  • Bushmills Whiskey Distillery (Available on request)
  • Walking tour of Derry (Available on request)
  • Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge (Available on request)
  • We try and keep any additional costs to a minimum and these activities account for only a small part of the daily activities on tour. As we stated above, most of the historical sites we visit are free to enter, as of course are the walks and beaches. The additional activities we do offer are ones that have proved to be a big success over the years.
  • Entry/Admission - Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Skellig Michael
Duration
12 days
Departure details
  • Grand Canal Hotel, Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, D04 X5X7, Ireland We will meet guests in the hotel lobby.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Off the beaten track adventure in a 4X4 tour vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Services of highly trained professional tour guides
  • 12 full days on tour
  • 11 nights accommodation (10 nights 4* hotel & 3* boutique guesthouse, 1 night in a castle)
  • 11 Full Irish breakfasts
  • All relevant taxes
  • Loads of laughs
  • Most daily activities and visits, including:
  • Fantastic guided walks
  • Demonstrations of local craftsmen at work
  • Entry/Admission - Giant's Causeway
  • Entry/Admission - Glenveagh National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Slieve League
  • Entry/Admission - Aughnanure Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
Exclusions
  • Some optional entrance fees and additional activity options, for example:
  • Horse-riding (Available on request)
  • Sea-Kayaking (Available on request)
  • Bike touring in Killarney National Park (Available on request)
  • Boat trip to the Skellig Islands (extremely weather dependent) (Available on request)
  • Black Cab taxi tour of Belfast (Available on request)
  • Bushmills Whiskey Distillery (Available on request)
  • Walking tour of Derry (Available on request)
  • Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge (Available on request)
  • We try and keep any additional costs to a minimum and these activities account for only a small part of the daily activities on tour. As we stated above, most of the historical sites we visit are free to enter, as of course are the walks and beaches. The additional activities we do offer are ones that have proved to be a big success over the years.
  • Entry/Admission - Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Skellig Michael
Departure details
  • Grand Canal Hotel, Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, D04 X5X7, Ireland We will meet guests in the hotel lobby.
Duration
12 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
20 stops
Day 1
Belfast Tour & Hiking Slieve...
Day 2
Hike The Giant's Causeway
Day 3
Walking Tour & Donegal
Day 4
Cliff Hike & Horse Riding In...
Day 5
Hike Croagh Patrick then Tour a...
Day 6
Galway & The Cliffs of Moher
Day 7
Dingle Hike & Surf on an Irish...
Day 8
Explore Dingle and Traditional...
Day 9
Biking in Killarney National Park
Day 10
Skellig Islands Adventure
Day 11
Beara Backroads and Dunboy Castle
Day 12
Kiss The Blarney Stone & See The...
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Toni R.
Howell, MI1 contribution
My daughter (17) and I recently returned from what I have dubbed our Amazing Ireland Adventure. Going to Ireland has been a dream of mine since I was young. Doing a group tour held little interest for me as I didn't want to sit on a large bus merely moving from point a to b, only to disembark to walk 50 feet to take some quick pictures. I wanted my days spent exploring the beautiful country outside- a hiking, picnicking, and bare feet in the sand type of trip.

I knew I did not have the confidence to drive and navigate the country myself and I was thrilled to find Vagabond Tours! The 12 Day tour exceeded my expectations. The lodgings ranged from quaint historic hotels to a grand castle. Hikes, sea side walks, castles, abbeys, estates (with a side trip to Muckross Abbey on my request to see the Yew tree!!), a few museums, etc... to much to try to capture here.

Our guide, Dave L., was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. He engaged easily with everyone on the trip and connected with each of us. He knew of my daughter's passion for music and let us know of a small concert in one of the towns that many of us went to. Part of the overall great experience of the trip was due to Dave- his knowledge, humor, love of the outdoors and obvious love of Ireland made the trip that much more for all of us.

I highly recommend Vagabond to anyone wanting "more" from their trip. They will not disappoint you.
Written July 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hi there, Thanks a million for your amazing 5 star review. We really appreciate you giving such an in depth review of your Vagabond experience. We always say our tours aren't your average bus tour. We do our best to go above and beyond to ensure our guests don't feel like they are on one. We love taking care of the details so you can sit back and relax for your vacation. We're delighted that both you and your daughter had a great time with us. Alan is a great guide and big part of the Vagabond team. It's great to hear your daughter enjoyed the concert. Hopefully we will see you both again in the future, thanks again.
Written July 21, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rick
San Diego, CA32 contributions
Greatly exceeded our expectations for scenery, hiking beauty along seaside cliffs, beaches, historical sites, variety and quality of accommodations, restaurant meals & picnics, and overall fun. Tim was our guide who provided first class adventure and story telling, competently and safely. Highly recommend.
Written May 15, 2022
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Hi Rick, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave an amazing 5 star review, we really appreciate it. It's fantastic to hear your vacation exceeded your expectations. Tim is a great guide and we are lucky to have him as part of the team. Ireland makes our job very easy, we're delighted you enjoyed it. Thanks again for your review and kind recommendation. Hopefully we will see you again in the future.
Written May 19, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bob O
Burnsville, MN8 contributions
Two things to say about Ireland: The country is beautiful. Your annual calendar photos do not do it justice. Secondly the people of Ireland are amazingly friendly and gracious. The very best way to see Ireland and meet her people is with a Vagabond tour. We took the 12 day adventure tour. This tour is for the active folks who enjoy hiking, cycling, horseback riding or kayaking. You see Ireland through a little different active perspective, but still see the major highlights of the country. We were a small group of 10 family and close friends celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. Our guide and driver was Andrew. I really cannot say enough about Andrew. Being a lifelong Irishman, he is passionate about the history and culture of his country. But above all that, he is a consummate professional and took great care of his 10 guests. “Great stop Andrew!” Andrew has a sneaky but wild sense of humor. The van was filled with laughter every mile of the journey. Andrew started the tour as our guide and driver. He ended it as a friend and part of the family. This was my second Vagabond tour and the third for my daughter. When a guest returns more than once, little more need be said about the quality of the experience and service of the provider in a review. Vagabond is an exceptionally great way to see and experience Ireland.
Written April 29, 2022
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Hi Bob, Wow, what a review! Thanks a million for taking the time to share your experience with us, we really appreciate it. We're delighted that you enjoyed your family trip with us and your second time back! We love welcoming back old friends, it really is like a big family here. Andrew is a very talented guide and a huge part of our team so it's great to hear you had a good time with him. We would love to welcome you back again in the future so don't be a stranger. Thanks again for your fantastic review.
Written May 12, 2022
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Galina
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My sister and I originally planned to go on the Rick Steves tour but when we found Vagabond we quickly changed our minds. Good thing too, because this 12-day adventure was perfect! We couldn't have asked for a better tour group or a more experienced tour guide. Sean made a point to get to know everyone and kept us all entertained throughout our trip with his stories. What my sister and I loved most about this tour was that it was off the beaten path. Yes, we went to touristy spots, but for the most part, we went to areas that not even the locals had been to. For instance, on the second to last day, we went to this castle ruin where were had a picnic. Sean made us hot chocolate and Irish coffee and brought a cake to celebrate all the June birthdays. It was craic, as they like to say. Of course, there is so much more I can say about our trip, but then this would be extremely long ahaha. I would definitely do another tour with Vagabond and highly recommend anyone interested in having an adventure of a lifetime to go.
Written June 20, 2022
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Hi Galina, Firstly, thanks a million for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your 12 Day Giant Irish Adventure Tour with Sean. It's so important to go off the beaten path so you can experience the real Ireland. That sounds like a fantastic picnic that you had, you can't beat hot chocolate with a view! Thanks again for your great review and recommendation. Hopefully we will see you again soon!
Written July 12, 2022
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DIANA L
Huntington Beach, CA2 contributions
Solo
Don’t miss this trip. Since your going to be seeing Ireland; why not the 12 day?
I was a sIngle retired lady looking to see Ireland and be active and not sit on a bus with 50 people. This trip exceeded my expectations. Our Tour guide Dave challenged us every day with a hike but also listened to our ideas and would change plans if we all wanted to do something different. He was so accommodating. The 11 people who joined me in the Van for the tour ranged from 17-71. All of us had an amazing time.
Dave is #1
Written July 4, 2022
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Hi Diana, Spending 12 days on tour is definitely the best way to see all of Ireland and fit as much as you can in while you are here. We're delighted to hear you were happy with your VagaGuide Dave. It's important to us that you get to do everything you want to while on tour so we will always listen to guest requests. Thank you for your super kind review. Hopefully we will see you again in the future!
Written July 12, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shan
1 contribution
Third time is definitely a charm! I enjoyed my first Vagabond trip with my dad so much, I had to bring my husband. Enjoyed the trip with my husband so much, I had to bring the whole family! That’s right, this was my 3rd trip with Vagabond, and I’d do it again. At this point, I’m probably comfortable enough in Ireland that I could grab a guidebook, rent a car, and go on my own. But a Vagabond tour guide gives you what the guidebooks can’t - a personalized journey filled with stories, jokes, and anecdotes about each region of Ireland you visit. Our guide was Andrew. Not only could he give The Most Interesting Man In The World a run for his money, he did an excellent job taking care of my family over the 12 days. This was a very active 12 days - our step count on the FitBit was off the charts! Busy, active days outside followed by delicious food, drinks, and cozy accommodations. And everything is arranged for you - no worries whatsoever. Can’t wait for the next time.
Written May 4, 2022
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we appreciate you taking the time. We were delighted to welcome you back, you are a qualified Vagabond expert now! We are over the moon that you chose to come back the third time, this means we are doing something right. Andrew is a great guide and an important part of the Vagabond team so we love to hear that you enjoyed your time with him. Let us know when you are coming back, we could use an extra VagaGuide! Looking forward to seeing you, thank you again for your great review.
Written May 12, 2022
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Rebecca P
1 contribution
The small group size and off the beaten path experiences made for a grand trip! The activity level was excellent. There were no long drives. Unfortunately, a member of our tour tested positive for Covid. We all tested and I was positive. There were only three days of the tour left, but I was devastated. The tour guide and the home office worked quickly and efficiently. They arranged for travel to an isolation apartment and set up the remote testing necessary for a recovery certificate. The email on my phone wasn't working which caused another problem in communicating but the Vagabond Company came up with alternatives that worked well. Vagabond did not leave me to my own devices but stayed with me through this unpleasant ordeal.
Written June 10, 2022
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Hi Rebecca, First of all we are so sorry that you caught Covid while here in Ireland. We do our very best to assist our guests in hard times like this. We will always help as much as we can. We hope you enjoyed your tour up until this point and we might see you in the future so you can finish off your tour. Thank you for the five star review, we really appreciate it.
Written June 14, 2022
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Emily F
1 contribution
I can't recommend this tour enough! We saw and went so many places we never would have found on our own! The small group size is so important and let us move quickly and go places the big tour buses can't go. It's hard to pick just one highlight because each place had its own beauty and magic to it. I already can't wait to get back to Ireland!
Written June 16, 2022
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Hi there, thanks a million for taking the time to share your experience. The small group is definitely the way to go. We love taking you off the beaten path so the small vehicle makes this easier. You also get to know your fellow guests which is another big plus! Ireland does make it hard to pick a favourite. We're delighted to hear you are planning on coming back. Hopefully we will see you again soon.
Written July 7, 2022
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Martha_27
1 contribution
Friends
Best tour of my life❤️❤️🇮🇪
I fell in love with Ireland and it is all because of the beautiful sites,people,culture and food!!
We had amazing tour guides that were very patient,sweet,funny, and helpful.thank you to sean,dave,and Brian. We were blessed with these 3 amazing people to show us around Ireland.
Rob is super sweet as well!!!
The tour guides were so on top of everything and if the weather wasn't fit for an activity, they had more options
I am definately reccomending vagabond to everyone I know. I will be back to ireland❤️❤️❤️🇮🇪
I want to add that when you message the company for questions they reply super fast and they never make you feel that you asked a unnecessary questions!
Please do this tour if you go to ireland☘️
Also the food and hotels they chose for us were amazing🫶🏼
Written May 23, 2022
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Hi there, Wow, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a great 5 star review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us so much. We want our guests to leave loving Ireland as much as we do and it sounds like Sean, Dave & Brian did a great job! We're used to the ever changing weather here so we will always have a plan to show you as much as we can no matter what the weather throws at us! We want you to feel at ease for your trip so we do our best to be as quick as we can with replies to your questions, it's lovely to hear you were happy with this. Thanks a million for the kind recommendation and hopefully we'll get to see you again soon!
Written June 8, 2022
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Tim W
1 contribution
There were so many highlights it is hard to pick just one! This trip hit so many awesome spots all around Ireland. Our guide Andrew was the best at knowing all the great places to see and things to do. The plan for each day was varied so there was never time for boredom. Each place we stayed along the way was unique and offered loads of comfort. The small group size just made the whole experience even better and we came away having made new friends! This is the only way to see Ireland.
Written August 4, 2022
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