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Rural Pub Tours

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Address: Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 495 8111
10:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Experience true Irish pub culture, visit the pubs the locals visit.

Take in...

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.

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Everyone who visits Ireland should take this tour.

This trip was my one of my favorite parts about visiting Ireland. Our tour guide was Shane and he was fantastic. We met the locals, shared a few pints and saw places we would... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This trip was my one of my favorite parts about visiting Ireland. Our tour guide was Shane and he was fantastic. We met the locals, shared a few pints and saw places we would have never gotten to see otherwise. The tour keeps it to a minimum of 16 people, and by the end, everyone has found new friends. It... More 

Thank Suesanm
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Honestly this is the most fun and enjoyable tour I've ever done - my partner and I visited Dublin for the weekend from 12-15th May and we did the 6 pub tour on the Saturday from 2-11pm. We were part of a full group, but as the maximum number is 14-15 people this is the perfect size! We were were... More 

Thank Lewis C
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled to Dublin with another couple and went on the Mountain tour and it was FANTASTIC. We were able to see a few pubs outside of Dublin and enjoy the beautiful Wicklow mountains. Shane was entertaining and personable. The group was a blast. Everyone agreed this was one of our favorite parts of the trip.

Thank dogtortravels
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Dublin with my mum and aunt, and we did the Rural Pub Tour on May 7th with our guide, Shane. It was an incredible day, and I cannot say enough about how fantastic Shane was! We thoroughly enjoyed all of the pubs: The Merry Ploughman, Johnnie Fox's, and The Blue Light. Everyone we encountered was kind, funny, and... More 

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Abbotsford, BC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was a delightful way to spend our last night in Ireland. Shane has researched and planned this tour well. Whether you are a drinker of Guinness, Craft Beers, Whiskeys, or not, Shane's Tour can be enjoyed by all for his knowledge about his country and County Wicklow, its "waters of life" and its musical folklore. Be prepared to... More 

Thank Jan M
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We did the Sunday Costal Pub Tour and I really recommend especially if you don't have a lot of time in Ireland and want to see some sights outside the city. The pubs were excellent and really different so you got a good variety. Shane our guide was awesome really knowledgeable about local beers and ciders and really friendly. We... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I recently spent an evening with Shane on his out of city pub tour. We went to three different pubs that we would have never seen, met some great locals and really got a fantastic feel for the non-touristy side of Dublin. Shane really goes above and beyond and even spent time after the tour putting together... More 

Thank robertsF1063CQ
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time experiencing the country pubs alongside like minded people wanting a good time. We could not have asked for a better tour guide/driver than Shane, he was a very likeable and friendly guy who made sure everyone was included in the proceedings. I would highly recommend Rural Tours to any persons visiting Dublin and will most... More 

Thank 259lorraineh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time. Shane our tour guide was absolutely outstanding and was really entertaining. It was nice to get out of the city and explore some truly unique and interesting pubs. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Dublin!

Thank William S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spending time in Dublin and the Temple Bar area can be a bit overwhelming and expensive. There is a whole other side to Dublin's pubs just outside of town, overlooking the city. Each spot we visited with our guide, Shane, it was if you were visiting the neighborhood pub where the staff and locals made you feel right at home... More 

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