Also Vagabond or Driftwood tours? This would be for a father and his college-age daughter, who do not want to drive on their week's trip in June. First time to Ireland, and we are in the U.S. so I have reservations about dealing with an Irish company from here. Thank you.
Hi - I'm an American and I live on the Ring of Kerry in Waterville.
I've not heard of the others, (they could be fine!) but I do know Vagabond Tours. I cycle and hike extensively, and I see Vagabond alot. They have very nice, expensive, new vehicles, kayaks, bikes, etc. They have clearly set up shop for the long-haul and are not fly-by-night; and even though I've only met them once when I chatted about following them on Instagram, I would recommend them without reservations. A first class set up, it's obvious.
Greetings from Dingle, I know Wolfhound tours well, their owner Dave is a stalwart on the Irish tour-guying scene. So rest assured they are professional and have affordable small-group tours.
Vagabond and Driftwood are the same company, with the latter being the more upmarket tour, they are in a 16 seater mini-bus as opposed to Vagabonds 4 wheel drive vehicles.
Ireland is blessed with loads of good tour-companies, I can email you a full list and links if you need some more recommendations. and don't worry a bit about dealing with an Irish based company, they will be very professional.
Rick Steves Ireland Tour-Guide
Thank you, Susan and Stephen, very much. The travelers are choosing a Driftwood Tour, and are in the process of making airline reservations.