Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland

One of the many magnificent sights is Tintern Abbey in Wexford County. © Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland

Celebrating Milestones in Style

A leading travel company in Ireland that offers tours for the active and inquisitive sleuths out individual milestones tucked somewhere into every group it guides. Be it a special birthday, an anniversary or notable life event, Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland knows how to celebrate it in style.

Milestones create excuses to move our hectic, fast-lane schedules onto slow cook for a few hours or days. Someone is always celebrating something on our trips. Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland offers two styles of travel, each designed to maximize milestones. Vagabond Adventure Tours are for active travellers who want to mix up hiking and biking and other outdoor adventures with history, culture, dining and shopping. Driftwood Journeys of Distinction follow similar itineraries but at an intimate and in-depth looking and lingering pace, sans the physical exertion.

Besides having a keen interest in discovering their heritage, the couples who travel with Vagabond Adventure Tours are very conscious of sustainable travel, love good food and want to get under the skin of Ireland - without the stress that can come with self-driving. For foodies the host can even source what the BBC calls a "trendy superfood," a reddish-purple algae known as dulse that's taking center stage.

Itineraries popular for celebrating milestones include:

Driftwood Journeys of Discovery's leisurely paced 7 Day Kerry UnCorked Tour explores Ireland's southwest including two nights in its foodie capital, Kinsale, where guests savor seafood, visit craft breweries and enjoy whiskey tasting in a local pub. Another stop with plenty of time allotted for exploring is Dingle where galleries and pubs (54 at last count) abound. The per person rate is 1.699,- Euro.

Vagabond Adventures' 7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour hikes, bikes, kayaks and horseback rides along what's known as the Great Atlantic Way. Time out calls for a visit to Westport, a town famed for its pub scene, with the likes of Matt Molloy's, owned by a musician with The Chieftains. The per person double rate is 1.619,- Euro.

A similar but more leisurely paced itinerary exclusive of strenuous activities is Driftwood Journeys of Discovery's 6 Day Northern Ireland Tour. The per person rate is 1.509.- Euro per person double.

As with all Vagabond small group tours, these itineraries blend history, culture and fun activity options as far from maddening crowds as possible, often on ancient roads that only Vagabond's custom-designed vehicles can navigate. "Every stone you walk over has a story to tell. The ruins and castles you visit are, after all, about people who, in addition to millstones aplenty, probably celebrated their own milestones - if they were able to keep their heads about them.

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