Rural Adventure Tours
Multi-day Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours • Private Tours • Kayaking & Canoeing • Day Trips
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Small group and private Day/Multi-day Culture and Adventure tours experiencing Ireland's beauty, stories, music and pubs, along with a choice of activities.
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Mick
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
Just returned from a weekend in Cork, Ireland and will never return there! Although the people in general pretend to be pleasant, more often than not they cannot disguise their hatred of the British. They clearly harbor long seated historical bitterness to the British, yet they are very quick to take our money!!! If those I came across could have shown a little more Irish hospitality then they would have quickly realised that I and my partner are 2nd generation Irish (and until recently, proud of that!). I would without doubt advise anyone considering a visit to Eire, to avoid Cork and seek out the genuinely friendly Connaught or Ulster.
Written 21 August 2022
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Yuval
9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Amazing trip to Ireland for 9 days which was a fantastic and an amazing adventure. Thanks to our amazing local tour guide Marcus ,who showed us beautiful and unique sites: from breathtaking views to kayaking activity, Whiskey distillery, Filming locations from “Game of Thrones”, Irish folklore and history and local music and an amazing hospitality at Marcus house and his family, which was unforgettable evening. Thank you Marcus for being so kind, professional, generous and always with a smile, which made our trip to an amazing and unforgettable adventure. Very recommended.
Written 9 January 2021
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Thanks a million Yuval for the fantastic review. I had a great time with you and your group and was delighted to be able to show ye around Ireland. It was a lot of fun and we had great conversations. Hope ye are all keeping well and hopefully we meet again, Slainte Marcus
Written 10 January 2021
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Lital
3 contributions
Oct 2020
I went on a trip to Ireland for about 9 days in September-October 2019 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
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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
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Lital
3 contributions
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
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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
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Steve
8 contributions
Jul 2019
I am very happy after having spent 3 days with my daughter, guided by Marcus to get in touch with the very heart of Ireland. Always punctual and well organized with a relaxing and caring feeling. I enjoyed activities, stayed in b&b, and that was ideal to experience the lifestyle of a genuine Irish family in a beautiful house in the country.
More than just touring, it was meeting people, feeling hospitality, hearing stories and history of Ireland, and also exchanging facts from my home country. I reccomend it to spend three valuable days with your family.
Written 15 August 2019
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Hi Steve Thanks a million for such a great review. I really enjoyed spending them 3 days with ye and delighted that ye enjoyed it too. I hope all is well in Italy and say hello to Francesca for me Many thanks Marcus
Written 4 January 2021
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Brooksvineyard
Napa, CA4 contributions
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
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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
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Raymondmartinfamily
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Jul 2019 • Family
Our day trip to hike near Carlingford was fun, beautiful scenery, interesting, educational, and more! Marcus was friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, and easy to be with. We really appreciated being picked up in Dublin at our Airbnb. We enjoyed all aspects of the day, from the drive north, to the hike with amazing views of the hills and mountains and Irish Sea and villages and sheep, to seeing an abandoned farmstead from the 1800's, to our delicious lunch at a garden center cafe, to a visit to an old monastery, ending with singing and music at a pub in a small town. It was a perfect way to get out into the country of Ireland while also learning about the history of the area. We have already recommended him to the owner of our Airbnb in Dublin! If we make it to Ireland again, we will definitely be taking one of his trips again!
Written 31 July 2019
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A Elizabeth
4 contributions
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
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Silver Tattoos
Livermore, CA12 contributions
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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