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Review of Rural Pub Tours

Rural Pub Tours
Ranked #2 of 289 Nightlife in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience true Irish pub culture, visit the pubs the locals visit. Take in some of Ireland's most picturesque scenery as we make our way from pub to pub. Rural Pub Tours have put together exciting tours which takes you out of the City and straight to the countryside to have a real taste of rural pub life. So let us take you on an unforgettable journey through some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery as we visit many of Ireland’s most famous pubs and some of Ireland’s not so famous hard to find pubs.
Reviewed 26 August 2014

A 6-pub 9-hr tour across the Irish countryside after 20 hrs of travel was a great way to start our vacation. Shane was a fantastic host and safely transported us from one drinking establishment to the next, while simultaneously entertaining and informing us. The view from the Blue Light Pub was breathtaking and dinner at Glenmalure Lodge was incredible. Anyone visiting Dublin should definitely put this on their must-do list. Thank you Shane for a wonderful introduction to Ireland.
Boris, Debbie, Brian & Yetty

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

My friend and I were looking for fun things to do in and around Dublin and stumbled upon the great reviews of The Rural Pub Tour. We didn't think it was possible for it to live up to all the raves, but it did more than that! It was the best experience we had our entire time in Ireland and truly one of the best I've ever had on a vacation.

We did the six pub, nine hour tour and got to meet and befriend the other people right from the start. Shane was the best host and the entire day/night is an experience nobody should miss. Nobody I know will ever go to Dublin again without signing up for Shane's tour!

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We were only in Dublin for 3 days, this was scheduled on our last day/night, and we initially had some doubts about being able to last the entire 9 hours. However, time simply flew by as Shane masterfully guided us through 6 pubs, each one with a fantastic ambiance, great groups of friendly and chatty locals, and plenty of tasty drinks. We would be completely in love with one pub, yet the next one would someone manage to top it. The brilliant scenery didn't hurt, either! And if that wasn't enough, Shane was definitely the heart and soul of the pub crawl - his insights on Irish history, his jokes and banter, his leading us in bawdy Irish songs all made for an unforgettable experience.

If there is only one thing you do while in Dublin, it should be this tour. All four of us badly want to do it again. It was mighty craic. Thanks, Shane!

Thank abai97
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had an absolutely amazing time Saturday night on the Rural Nights tour. We had 48 hours in Dublin and wanted to make sure we saw the countryside and experienced more than the city. You meet amazing people, the countryside is gorgeous and Shane, the tour guide, is an absolute gem.

From the moment you meet the group you feel like you are with old friends. And do not let the 9 hour time frame scare you. The amount you see, the people you meet, the great dinner, the tour you are given (and the Guinness you drink) deserve the time and are more than worth it.

I will do the tour again when I visit and will be telling everyone I know that they must do this tour when they are in the City.

Thank you, Shane, for such a fantastic experience!!

Thank Colleen_Merry
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We booked this a s part of my Stag weekend in Dublin and it gae us a great chance to explore the proper Irish pubs rather than Temple Bar. Shane was a fantastic host - not just knowledgeable and funny but making sure the whole group mixed right from the start and the quality and variety of the pubs visited was perfect. Even managed to organise the 6 Nations Trophy to be at one of the pubs. Great day out to see more of the "real" Ireland and already planning my excuses to go back and take the tour again.

Slainte Shane!

Thank DonsFan2000
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