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

st Andrew street, Dublin Dublin2, Ireland (Temple Bar)
+353 1 4958111
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 200 activities in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Rural Pub Tours offers visitors to Dublin the opportunity to escape the city for a day & take in the beautiful countryside whilst visiting traditional... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

245 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    241
    4
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Gardiner, Maine
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston and Philly
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I travelled to Dublin on my own for the weekend and was looking for something fun to do that would get me out of the city and immersed in a bit of the local culture. Rural Pub Tours was exceptional! Shane made everyone feel welcome and part of the group. And, the tour included a variety of pubs to give... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
52 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We booked this tour after seeing it was top on Trip Advisor and glad we did. Easy to book online and convenient meeting spot at the tourist office in Dublin. Shane is a friendly, loveable and funny guide. He makes you feel welcome and part of the group before you've even stepped on the mini bus. The pubs that you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wisconsin
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Spent our third and final day in Dublin with Shane doing the Rural Pub Tour. What an awesome concept and perfectly executed. From the very first stop at the Blue Light the history and charm begins. How refreshing to get out of the bustle of the city and into the country and the mountain side. Favorite stop for sure was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This review will not do this tour justice. Book this tour! I promise you won't be disappointed. Shane is an absolute treasure, full of knowledge, energy and personality. You'll love him. I hear the other tour guide is just as fantastic as well. We hit 6 pubs from 3:00- midnight and loved every minute. The pub where we ate was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'm sure many of you started in the same fashion, reading activities and reviews until your face turned blue. When I found the #1 rated activity in all of Dublin, with almost 100% 5 stars, I knew I had to add it to my list. I stumbled a bit, when I saw the price, but I figured for 9 hours,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was such an amazing experience. Shane is fantastic and really enjoys what he does. I was hesitant to sign up with the price and it being 9 hours long, but thinking about it you really get what you paid for! Everyone wants to go to Ireland to experience the local pubs and music. It's hard in Dublin to get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We did the Dublin Mountains Pub Tour on our first night in Dublin. It truly was the highlight of our time in Dublin (celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary). Shane was as great as all the reviews say and going to these 3 out of the way traditional Irish pubs so awesome (we never could have driven there ourselves!). This is... 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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rural Pub Tours, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing