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Address: Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 4958111
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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.

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Great night out!

This is a must do! Quite different to anything else you will do in Dublin. Shane was our guide and drove us out to 3 pubs in the country...one of which has been voted 'best pub in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must do! Quite different to anything else you will do in Dublin. Shane was our guide and drove us out to 3 pubs in the country...one of which has been voted 'best pub in the world' by the lonely planet guide. How could you miss that?!?!? Shane filled us with knowledge and funny stories on the drive... More 

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Glenelg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What can I say that others haven't said already. Has to be the best short tour in Ireland. Unique country pubs in the hills and by the sea. Real pubs with authentic history and quirky things to look at wherever you turn. Shane gives his guests the best time, total attention and an ideal environment to taste the beers and... More 

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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took the 9 hour tour and it was a blast!! We weren't sure about the nine hours but it flew by. Shane was an awesome host, pubs were great (so nice to get out into the beautiful countryside of Wicklow) and made great new friends. Highly recommend!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time with Shane! We came in on an international flight after being up all night and wanted to do something that day that didn't involve a lot of thinking, yet gave us a taste of Ireland. I was worried it would be hokey, but in fact it was not. It was just a lot of... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the 5 hour tour with Shane and visited 3 very different, very unique pubs. The pubs each had their own interesting atmosphere, with great local music at 2 of them. The countryside scenery on the drive is beautiful, the roads are interestingly narrow, and the new friends you will make all make this a fantastic evening.Shane is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best tours we went on. Shane was funny and informative. Love the scenic drive to each of the pubs. We had a great time and would definitely recommend to friends.

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Thank Marjie K
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only was this tour the best night of our trip, but it was one of the most fun night I've ever had. Every pub we went to had a different atmosphere, and every one had a local feel. I think we were the only tourists in each pub. In addition, the drive to each pub was incredibly scenic.I can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was skeptical of the overwhelmingly positive reviews. I wondered whether the owners just had a lot of relatives write in. The trip exceeded my expectations for two reasons - the pubs we visited and Shane. Shane is the owner/driver. He makes the trip. It started with him calling me when we were a few minutes late showing up -... More 

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Thank Willis W
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about Shane and the Rural Pub Tour from a English friend in Denver back in 2015. We we booked our first trip to Ireland we made sure we had seats on this bus almost as quickly as seats on the airplane there. We have since visited Ireland twice. Once as a couple and once with my parents who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this tour back in May for myself and my family while we were on vacation in Ireland and it was by far the best night of our week! Shane is AWESOME and takes you to pubs up in the rural area of Dublin that we would have never known about otherwise. We were able to meet some other... More 

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