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A Rural Experience - Day Tours

Castlefield, Gowran, Ireland
+353 87 163 9630
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Kilkenny and Southern Ireland

A Rural Experience is the very best choice for seeing the beauty of Ireland. The team there is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peg S
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Buffalo, New York
A Rural Experience, Kilkenny

The people at "A Rural Experience" could not have been more friendly or professional. The driver... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth H
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Castlefield, Gowran, Ireland
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+353 87 163 9630
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Rural Experience is the very best choice for seeing the beauty of Ireland. The team there is fantastic, and I just returned last month from my third trip to Ireland—all made possible by a Rural Experience. I have driven with Tom all three times...More

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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much Peg for taking the time to write us another review. It is very much appreciated and it was such a joy in finally meeting you. We really hope you will return again soon. Warm regards Becky

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people at "A Rural Experience" could not have been more friendly or professional. The driver, Tom Macdonald was so personable and knowledgeable. He went out of his way to help me locate the the ruins of the medieval church where my ancestors are buried....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time in Ireland and we had the advantage or a great driver, Tom McDonald He took us all around the southern tip of Ireland through the Ring of Kerry. Cork, Kilkenny, Healy pass which was breathtaking. Would recommend Rural tours if you are...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Due to airline difficulties, we arrived in Ireland a day late. Tom McDonald of A Rural Experience was our tour guide and did a fantastic job of keeping us on schedule to see as much of Ireland as we could in a short amount of...More

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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you so much Amy and Lottes Family for taking the time to write us a review. I'm thrilled to hear you had a great tour with Tom and I hope you will return soon to Ireland Rebecca

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

From our first email we were answered promptly by the charming and efficient manager, Rebecca. A Rural Experience is a family owned, very well run and trustworthy establishment. Tom, our guide/driver was already waiting for us at the port with our name on a sign....More

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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hi Merryl Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was an absolute pleasure helping organise your day today from Dunmore East. I do hope you will return to Ireland and we get to meet in person. Warmest regards Rebecca

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

As first time travellers to Ireland, we were not comfortable with driving in unknown territory on the opposite side of the road, but wanted to see a number of sites that are better accessed by car. I contacted Rebecca of A Rural Experience to look...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This was my first trip to Ireland. Tom and Eddie made it the best vacation I have ever had. They were wonderful and everything one looks for in a tour guide. They are charming and accommodating for all your needs. If I do have the...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Tom met 6 of us at the Shannon airport where our adventure began. We all had 2 weeks worth of luggage to load into the van. Tom took a breath and got all of it in perfectly. Rebecca, our contact had plotted our route with...More

Thank Carol W
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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi Carol, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was such a pleasure designing your Irish Tour with you. hope it is the first of many trips to Ireland. Warmest Regards Rebecca

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

My wife and I, along with our best friends, met Tom at the airport in Dublin for a 9 day tour around Ireland. Tom saw our pile of luggage, said "oh, sh%t" (in his definitive Irish accent) and we were off. First, Tom is a...More

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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Hi Brian Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Tom spoke so highly of you all and had so much fun with you all. I do hope you will all return to Ireland soon. Warm regards Rebecca

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

My friend and myself booked a 2 day tour with Rural Experience. My friend had used this tour before and had a wonderful time! This was my first time in Ireland. Eddie was our tour guide. He was fantastic! Eddie was informative, funny and very...More

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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time for writing a review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your 2 days touring and Eddie as your driver / guide. Warm regards Rebecca

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Joanie T
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I'd rather not quote a price for your trip.. just email A rural Experience, give Becky an idea of what you are looking for and she will make suggestions and get back to you with a quote and itinerary. Becky is great... More
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Joanie T
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Hi Joanie, Please feel free to drop me an email and I'd be happy to help you. Kind regards Rebecca
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