We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rural Pub Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: st Andrew street, Dublin Dublin2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 4958111
Website
Description: Rural Pub Tours offers visitors to Dublin the opportunity to escape the...
Rural Pub Tours offers visitors to Dublin the opportunity to escape the city for a day & take in the beautiful countryside whilst visiting traditional country pubs.Enjoy live traditional Irish music on a day out not to be missed.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 363 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 356
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fabulous pub tour - a real 'must do'!

We had a fabulous night, thank you so much Shane. This tour is a real must if you're visiting Dublin. Does exactly what it says on the tin. You get to visit 6 fabulous pubs out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Andrea M
,
Douglas, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Dublin

Add Photo Write a Review

363 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Douglas, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had a fabulous night, thank you so much Shane. This tour is a real must if you're visiting Dublin. Does exactly what it says on the tin. You get to visit 6 fabulous pubs out of town which you would never normally be able to visit as they are away from the main city up in the hills. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nuremberg, Germany
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Yesterday we had the pleasure to join Shane on a rural pub tour. The reviews on tripadvisor made us really curious about this. We were a group of 16 people from all around the world - Germany, Switzerland, U.S., Scotland, UK, Australia, France and Ireland of course. As always everyone was shy at the beginning but Shane managed to get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. John's, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Exactly the experience I was looking for. Shane was awesome. Could not recommend this tour more highly. Worth every Penny!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The 9 hour tour was fantastic! Our guide, Shane was awesome and a highlight to the tour! Fun and filled with great information. All the pubs we visited were interesting and unique. The meal was fabulous and the music too. Great craic!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went on the Sunday evening tour and cannot recommend this enough! We were 3 girls celebrating a 29th birthday, was joined by lots of other people of different ages, cultures etc but by the end of the evening we were all friends (the Guinness helped!) Shane is an amazing guide, gets everyone involved and makes everyone feel welcome! 3 pubs... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about Shane and the Rural Pub Tour! I'm a 38 year-old woman and my husband was in Dublin for work. I booked the tour and went solo. I met a ton of good people and had loads of fun (or craic!). Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Casa Grande, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had a wonderful time with Shane and fellow pub crawlers. The 9 hr tour is filled with amazing Irish history and loads of (craic) fun. The highlight of our tour was the Blue Light Inn where local musicians come together once a week to play Irish music. A great time was had by all. We would highly recommend this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The tour guide was great, the pubs were all interesting and unique, and it gives you a great opportunity to hear a real group play trad music! A great opportunity to meet locals and other travelers! You must do this if you are staying in Dublin!! We ended up doing the shorter tour but it was still great! I'm sure... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the best tour I have ever been on! We did the 9 hour rural pub tour, and one would think that 9 hours is a loooong time...by the end we didn't want it to end. Shane is amazing! Lots of knowledge on local history, took us to really great pubs. I cannot recommend this enough!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Alberta
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was definitely a highlight of our entire trip! Shane, the tour guide, was amazing! Charismatic, energetic and well versed. We visited 3 pubs approx 30 mins outside of the city and they were all unique and a blast. Smaller group (16) which was perfect. Would HIGHLY recommend this tour to see some rural pubs, meet some welcoming locals and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rural Pub Tours also viewed

 

Been to Rural Pub Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rural Pub Tours

Address: st Andrew street, Dublin Dublin2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 4958111
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rural Pub Tours and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Rural Pub Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?