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Rural Pub Tours

st Andrew street, Dublin Dublin2, Ireland (Temple Bar)
+353 1 4958111
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Ranked #1 of 284 Activities in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Considering I'm not a beer drinker I have to admit this was a favorite tour. Shane was a funny engaging charming host. We went with another couple and had an awesome time visiting three rural pubs. He helped choose different drinks and all were spot on. By the end of the night he had the whole bus singing Irish tunes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Rural Pub Tours is un-like anything I've ever done on any vacation in Europe. You will not be disappointed, I promise. Shane was a great and informative tour guide. We visited three pubs, and each was unique and authentic. I wanted to experience live Irish music and visit a local pub, not just one in the city where all tourists... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A perfect combination of a spiritual, fun loving and knowledgeable guide (Shane), great quality service, authentic Irish pubs and an extremely large selection of local beers. If have enough time to visit Dublin, do spare half a day to take this tour in the near-by mountains and change the city atmosphere. The pick-up place for the Tour is very easily... More

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Alburtis, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had some trouble finding the meeting place but it was worth it ! The tour went to three different pubs up in the mountains surrounding Dublin. Our tour guide was Shane and he was great. He taught me the proper way to drink my Guiness so I wouldn't be laughed at and so much more. It was the highlight... More

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I are still in the early stages of our first visit to Ireland and we have several tours booked. We're about 1/3 through them all. This was the first one on our list and I will put my life on it, this is the best tour of our holiday. If any of our future tours or tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

From the second we climbed into the bus until he dropped us off it was an adventure. The pubs are where the locals drink. Drink awesome beer and have a ball. We wanted to book again but it was booked. Thanks again Shane you Rock!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was can awesome tour. Shane was a great ambassador of fun. I would come back to Dublin just for this tour.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Our last night in Dublin was great. This tour was wonderful to top off our vacation. Shane was a charming & caring host. We even learned some interesting things. We had a nice group in our tour. Hey Jennifer! Hope to make it back for another one.

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Woodridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Thank you TripAdvisor fr this recommendation!!! One of the top highlights on our trip was the Rural Pub Tours. We were lucky enought to have Shane drive our drunk selves all over the countryside and into the mountains outside Dublin. The locals are so welcoming! The first pub we went to, one woman found out we were on our honeymoon... More

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Shane was a fantastic host on our Rural Pub Tour last night! He is warm and funny and shared interesting tidbits about the Irish and their heritage/culture. He has a vast understanding of brews and gives great recommendations. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire tour yet the highlight was pub at the top of the hill; The Blue Light. The owner... More

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