Our 11-day tour starting from Dublin was an outstanding first visit to Ireland. The trip was easy to book. Vagabond has the best website for information on each of their tours. A moving bus showing the trip route on the map was amusing and gave us an idea of the ride. Access to a sample itinerary was a plus. The Driftwood Tour provided just the right amount of activity for us. We had the opportunity to climb castles, abbeys, and churches or just stroll the grounds, villages, gardens, and countryside. Coastal Ireland is so breathtakingly beautiful. We had ample time to enjoy the scenery at each stop, and never felt rushed. Our driver and guide, Mark Doherty, was excellent. He knew the right time to be at places to avoid the large crowds. Mark shared with us the history and culture of his beloved country, sang to us, recited poetry and told stories. We could not have asked for a better guide. We enjoyed traveling in a small group which made it easy to make fast friends. We highly recommend Vagabond for an exciting adventure in Ireland.