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Private Tours with adventure activities, music, Irish pub, sight seeing & more provided by Rural Adventure Tours

Private Tours with adventure activities, music, Irish pub, sight seeing & more

Private Tours with adventure activities, music, Irish pub, sight seeing & more
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About
Get the chance to experience what Ireland has to offer on this tour.  These private tours are unique, off the beaten track and full of adventure. Our guides who are outdoor instructors, as well as musicians and passionate about Ireland's culture and heritage, take you on a full day tour into the heart of Ireland.  You have a choice of an adventure activity depending on your group's interest from kayaking, hiking, boating or rock climbing, visit Ireland Ancient East sites, hear local folklore stories and finish up with music and singing in an authentic Irish bar performed by our guides.  This is a tour you will never forget.  Come enjoy a beautiful Ireland that we are proud of and want to share with you.  This is a full day tour departing Dublin at 8.30am and returning at 18.00pm and we pick up group at your city centre accommodation or other suitable city centre locations. No previous experience is required for any of the activities.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 55013P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Live entertainment
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Cloughouthter Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loughcrew Cairns
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can organise pick-up at any location around Dublin. Please specify your preferred pick-up location when booking.
  • Mountjoy Square South, Mountjoy Square S, Mountjoy, Dublin 1, Ireland Meet at the gates entering the Mountjoy Square park on the Mountjoy Square South Rd
  • Airports:
  • Dublin Airport, Dublin Ireland
  • Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB, UK
  • Ports:
  • Dublin Port
  • Belfast Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Live entertainment
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Cloughouthter Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Loughcrew Cairns
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can organise pick-up at any location around Dublin. Please specify your preferred pick-up location when booking.
  • Mountjoy Square South, Mountjoy Square S, Mountjoy, Dublin 1, Ireland Meet at the gates entering the Mountjoy Square park on the Mountjoy Square South Rd
  • Airports:
  • Dublin Airport, Dublin Ireland
  • Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB, UK
  • Ports:
  • Dublin Port
  • Belfast Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mountjoy Square South
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Rural Adventure Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Loughcrew Cairns
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Fore Abbey
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Lital
3 contributions
An extraordinary experience
Oct 2020
I went on a trip to Ireland for about 9 days as part of a group of young travelers.
Marcus was our local guide who was amazing, cordial, with good energies. The favorite part I had on the trip was hearing the local songs that Marcus sang to us that made me very happy, and visiting his backyard where we got food that his family and friend specially prepared for us, beers, soft drinks, desserts and lots and lots of distress! He and his family at the end of the meal played and sang us traditional local songs from Ireland, and international songs we are all familiar with and it was fun to sing together and feel a sense of home and brotherhood.
The hospitality in the backyard added a lot to the rest of the trip and it was magical and special.
The trip was definitely an extraordinary experience thanks to Marcus, and the staff! I had a lot of fun! Highly recommend Marcus!
Written 3 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Lital Many thanks for your lovely comments. We all had a great time with you and your group. It was our pleasure to welcome ye at our home and farm and we are delighted that ye enjoyed the 9 day Full Irish Experience Tour. Ye were all up for the Irish Craic ☘️ and fun to be on tour with. Hopefully we all get to meet again! Many thanks Marcus
Written 4 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brooksvineyard
Napa, CA4 contributions
Tour Galway and Cliffs of Moher
Aug 2019
Two fabulous days in and around Galway, the Cliffs of Moher and an afternoon in the pubs of Doolin. Despite the fact that some of their tours are quite challenging athletically, we are a wee bit older and Marcus let us set a pace that worked for us. I love Trad Irish music and he took us to the best spots and of course is a great singer and storyteller in his own right.
Written 8 August 2019
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Elena
1 contribution
It will be the best part of your trip!!!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Even if I had done nothing else in Ireland, this tour would have made my visit worth it!
My group spent two weeks in Ireland, and we took a tour with Rural Adventure Tours on our last day.

Our tour guide (Marcus) took us kayaking to a castle, hiking to a druidic religious site, to a cafe with stellar food, and to a fun, local bar where he played guitar and we sang our hearts out.
Marcus was phenomenal!
He was friendly, funny, and due to his thorough knowledge of history, we couldn't think up a question that he couldn't answer! He also has some really awesome stories to share! He told us about Irish mythology, shared stories of his travels, and even taught us about Irish history (which they don't teach in American schools.)
He's such a smart guy-- super fun to be around!

Marcus took awesome pictures of our whole adventure, so we never even had to think about our phones! But honestly, pictures almost feel unnecessary because the day was unforgettable.

This tour would be good for all ages! The physical activities were challenging enough, but not so challenging that you couldn't bring your kids.

Our group also had a lot of dietary restrictions, but Marcus made sure everyone was accommodated.

If you have any doubts about taking this tour, just call the tour service. Everyone is so friendly and they will help you with whatever you need.
Written 31 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

A Elizabeth
4 contributions
Unforgettable day with the most amazing people!
Jul 2019 • Family
My family and I chose the day tour option of kayaking out to the Cloughoughter Castle. This was such a beautiful and exciting new experience, we couldn't have hoped for more! It was very doable for all ages and all skill levels, so it adds just the right amount of adventure for your family's needs.

The Rural Adventures tour company went above and beyond to make sure that my family had everything we needed: quick email responses, picked us up right at our hotel, snacks and comfortable travel, and nearly 100 complementary pictures taken during the day for us to keep. Marcus and his brother Ray are definitely the perfect people for the job- super nice and accommodating as well as fun, talented, and knowledgable. After our tour, Julie so kindly emailed us suggestions for other ways to explore Ireland during our time on vacation. All-around, it was perfectly organized and purely stress-free fun! Highly recommend, and we will be returning to Ireland to try another tour from them! (:
Written 15 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Silver Tattoos
Livermore, CA12 contributions
It was amazing!!!
I have to say this tour was well worth it! Our tour guide was Marcos and he was great! We got offered to get picked up from our location which was really convenient. As soon as he pulled up his energy was so joyful we felt nothing but good vibes! We started of kayaking to a little island with a small castle. The views on the way there were unbelievable. I felt like I was in a movie. It was so relaxing and peaceful. The little island is a must see for sure. We then kayaked back and went on a little short hike we we got to see some really cool stuff... and the views! 🙌 We stopped at a place to eat and everyone loved the food. The restaurant was so cute with a little house to the left where you can see how they used to live. Last we stopped at a local pub where we had a great time. Marcos sang and played the guitar :). We also met a few other locals who were really welcoming. This tour is a must!!! Oh and one more thing, I was doubting whether or not my 8 year old son was going to enjoy it and he loved it!!!
Written 10 July 2019
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Tanya H
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May 2019 • Family
We had so much fun I would recommend this to anyone this was the greatest tour that we had over there we went to Cavan and Fermanagh a Maurice was amazing tour guide friendly and went out of his way to make our 2 day stay fun thank u a million the next time we visit we will complete stairway to heaven thsnjx again Tanya heller
Written 31 May 2019
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Denissuh
1 contribution
Amazing Ireland with even more amazing tour guide !!!
Sep 2018 • Friends
We've traveled in Ireland for 9 days with the Marcus Magee as our local guide.
Marcus is an amazing guy with good energy, big smile and always willing to help.
One of our best moments of the trip was the local evening at his House - his hospitality was amazing and it was a great pleasure to talk, eat and sing with his family.
He's an excellent singer & guitar player and will teach you the best of the Irish Folklor.
On one of the days we did kayaking and it was so much fun! - He is very professional, skillful and trustworthy.
Marcus is full of knowledge and experience to make your trip the perfect experience in Ireland.
Definitely made me want to come back to Ireland and I would highly recommend Marcus Magee and Rural Adventure.
Thank you Marcus :)
Written 27 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

orly
Rehovot, Israel307 contributions
Amazing Ireland with even more amazing tour guide
Sep 2018 • Friends
we arrived to Ireland as part of an organized trip and Marcus was our local guide.
It was a lot of fun, Marcus was a great guide with a great energy that told us a lot about Ireland, played his guitar and I think that one of the best times on this trip was the local evening we had all together.
It just made me want to come back to Ireland some day.
Thank you Marcus :)
Written 20 October 2018
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Yaron K
1 contribution
great tour in ireland
Sep 2018 • Friends
we traveled for 9 days with marcus and it was a lot of fun, marcus magee was a great guide with a great charisma and energy , made us to to love Ireland
Written 13 October 2018
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mccail321
5 contributions
Surpassed all our expectations!!!!! 10/10 Fantastic
Sep 2018 • Friends
Over the summer I organised a stag in Cavan and found Marcus from Rural Adventures, and boy what a gem! We wanted something different and he did not disappoint. He was so professional and attentive. We were brought on an amazing abseiling afternoon in the most idyllic setting that was both fun yet sufficiently challenging for our level (inexperienced). His local knowledge is exceptional and he is a master at his craft. It was perfect for the lads and they are still talking about it to this day. Since the stag loves a good ould trad session I asked Marcus (by pure chance) if he could recommend a quiet pub where the pints were good and we could have a sing song after the activity, and again he delivered. Thinking I was going to have a headache finding musicians, Marcus mentioned that he played guitar,sang and would be happy to oblige. Skeptical at first thinking this was all too god to be true, I took a gamble and went with it. Marcus rocked the pub playing guitar&harmonica and covered all genres of music. That set the tone for the rest of the weekend. He is an amazingly talented musician yet very modest and a really solid lad. I can honestly say if I was to organise an activity/outing /sing song or any kind of adventure with friends I would look no further than Marcus and Rural Adventures. We had a ball! Marcus&co thanks again for a superb weekend...fantastic, amazing, professional and fun. Top Marks!
James (Dublin)
Written 25 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi James, thanks a million for your great review. I am totally humbled by this and so happy ye had a great time. I really enjoyed the day with you guys and loved the sing song after. I think it was ye that rocked the pub with all the tunes ye knew and it was great to hear so many fantastic Dublin songs in Cavan belted out by ye lads and I loved accompanying ye on them. The doors are always opened if ye are back down this neck of the woods again, Slan agus go raibh maith agat, Marcus
Written 8 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Rural Adventure Tours
Y23r
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Amazing and Unforgettable trip
Amazing trip to Ireland for 9 days which was a fantastic and an amazing adventure. Thanks to our amazing local tour
Litali95
Litali95
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An extraordinary experience
I went on a trip to Ireland for about 9 days in September-October 2019 as part of a group of young travelers. Marc
Steve_3971
Steve_3971
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Much more than a tour
I am very happy after having spent 3 days with my daughter, guided by Marcus to get in touch with the very heart of
Raymondmartinfamily
Raymondmartinfamily
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Very interesting and enjoyable trip
Our day trip to hike near Carlingford was fun, beautiful scenery, interesting, educational, and more! Marcus was f
Ilana S
Ilana S
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Excellent guide, fun activities, the best option for a trip in Ireland!
If you are with family or with friends, if you want to see Ireland for real, Marcus and his team are you best optio
Dawn D
Dawn D
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Best Tour in Ireland by FAR!!!
My daughter and I found Rural Adventures on this website and booked a tour for rock climbing. My daughter is a comp
yaelishl100
yaelishl100
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Amazing Ireland with even more amazing tour guide!!!
We traveled in Ireland 9 days with the great Marcus Magee. An amazing guy with cool vibes. An excellent guitar pla
Natasha-Leigh M
Natasha-Leigh M
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Great Craic!
My partner and I booked a 3 day, 2 night, trip with Marcus. From the moment we got picked up, to the moment we left
José María R
José María R
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Donegal - hiking and climbing
We booked the trip to Donegal and it was a very good experience. For different reasons we were only 3 of us, Marcus
Judy  T
Judy T
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Day kayak trek in Ireland's Ancient East: truly the highlight of our trip to Ireland!
Based on the description of the kayak trek on the Rural Adventure website, I was pretty sure that the day would be
gmdow
gmdow
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Trip Through History
I signed up to go kayaking I found out it takes at least minimum of four and no one had signed up so far. While I w
Gracie W
Gracie W
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Kayaking Trip
We went on a family Kayaking trip with Marcus in Co. Cavan. He is an excellent guide, very professional with good h
LaurelHappyone
LaurelHappyone
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Incredible
We worked with Marcus on a cliff experience. I cannot recommend him enough. He is very kind, informative, and passi
Jost A
Jost A
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Excellent Guided Tours
I was several times with rual adventures on a trip on the eastside in ireland, for hiking tours, kayaking and rock
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