A Rural Experience
A Rural Experience
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Our aim is to create tours that introduce guests to the culture & characteristics of Ireland. Enjoy stepping back in time aboard The Dunbrody Famine Ship, Co. Wexford or enjoy the craic at a trad session with new friends in Connemara. We will organise your “Tour Experience” during which you can view our “40 Shades of Green” while visiting any part of our Beautiful Island. We can develop a tour to suit your needs from 1 day to 20 days. Our executive vehicles can cater for groups of 2 to 52 guests. ALL Tours are escorted by guides or drivers with vast experience and knowledge of all parts of Ireland. You will be treated with respect and Irish warmth while having a bit of craic (fun in Ireland).
Gowran, County Kilkenny, Ireland

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LincolnParkEater
Chicago, IL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We've used A Rural Experience in both 2019 and 2023 and cannot say enough about their wonderful service and communication. We used them primarily to tour parts of Southwest Ireland but also for transfer services to/from both Shannon and Dublin airports. Our driver/guide Tom was always prompt, knowledgeable of all things Irish, and very responsive to any particular sightseeing requests. He also did not hesitate to make recommendations on where and when to visit certain locations, which sets them apart from many tour companies that stick to the usual routes, sites and times. And he was wonderful company!
Written 6 October 2023
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K Rucker
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Wonderful 12-day tour of Southern Ireland. Rebeccas helpful trip planning on what to see and where to stay was a blessing. Having a driver (Tom) relieved the stress of map reading, navigating traffic, parking + tips on touring the attractions. Comfortable van, plenty of room for the 5 of us. Tom was flexible, making changes on what we wanted to see and working around the Irish weather for golf and sightseeing. Lots of fun stories and information about the history and workings of Ireland. Enjoyed by All!
Written 23 August 2023
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Brenna N
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Our family of 8 toured Ireland for 7 days in June 2023 from Dublin southeast around the island all the way west along the Wild Atlantic Way through the Dingle Peninsula to Connemara then Galway and back to Dublin. We were lucky to be driven in 2 vans by Tom and Mick. They were extremely pleasant and full of good humor and history and offered great recommendations for pubs and dining spots as well as ideas for small variations in our itinerary depending on the input from our family. They even booked our ferry to the Aran Islands on our behalf since the forecast looked perfect for that day! Rebecca planned strategic stops on our itinerary so that even though we traveled many miles, we had cute small towns, castles, monasteries or other sightseeing options to break up the drive each day .Rebecca was sooo easy and accommodating to plan with. She considered our needs and found the perfect lodging for 8 people in each city we stayed. We were in central locations everywhere so we could walk to our evening entertainment easily. I highly recommend working with Rebecca and Rural Experience to plan your trip to Ireland!
Written 22 June 2023
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TravelRNFN
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Our family of 8 spent 6 days traveling all over Ireland with our drivers Tom and Mick. We had the absolute best time and we all agreed one of the highlights were both drivers. They were incredibly knowledgeable in Irish history and with tips and tricks for some of the more major tourist attractions. These two were also fun and funny, telling us wonderful stories and kept us well entertained. Becky also did a fantastic job planning the whole trip and recommending wonderful hotels and accommodations every town and city we stayed in. Could not recommend this company enough!!
Written 21 June 2023
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894terryw
United States3 contributions
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May 2023
We recently spent four wonderful days exploring the beautiful southwest coast of Ireland with our private chauffeur driver/guide, Tom. Tom exceeded our expectations with the highest level of professionalism, knowledge, and personalization in meeting our interests and needs. We were left with an appreciation of the history and beauty of Ireland that would not have been possible without him!
Written 11 June 2023
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Serena O'Hara
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
My family and I booked our tour with A Rural Experience for about 7 days. While planning our trip, Rebecca was incredibly helpful in organizing our itinerary and ensuring that we were able to do everything on our "wish list." She was very quick to answer any of our questions and was always checking in with us to see if we needed anything. From the first day our driver, Tom, picked us up at our hotel, he was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out both the famous spots and local favorites. We were able to have a flexible schedule and adjust the itinerary when needed, which is the best way to experience and enjoy Ireland. I highly recommend using this tour company to everyone planning a trip to Ireland. From the comfortable travel and the amazing hotels to the beautiful scenery, there is nothing that I would change about our trip!
Written 10 June 2023
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Dora C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We just completed our second tour with A Rural Experience and it was excellent! Rebecca was so helpful throughout the entire planning process. I really appreciated her patience as we worked out our itinerary. The accommodations she reserved were all top quality.

Tom, our driver did an excellent job from the moment he met us in Dublin until he returned us, one week later, to the airport. He had vast knowledge to share about Irish history and life, recommendations on restaurants, and a great sense of humor.

I HIGHLY recommend A Rural Experience for a stress-free and relaxing tour that will enable you to see and learn so much about beautiful Ireland.
Written 3 June 2023
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4travellingcanucks
Williamstown, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Booking our family holiday in Ireland with A Rural Experience was a great decision. From the planning stages with Becky to the driving with Tom, we knew we were in great hands. Both have unique abilities and both provided excellent guidance and advice. Becky listened to what we hoped to achieve and she delivered. She was always quick to respond and answer any questions I had. Our driver Tom was very knowledgeable, chatty and kind. He was open to last-minute changes and made the adjustments seamlessly. He was always early (a plus in my book), dressed to impress, starting each day with a big smile. His restaurant suggestions were spot-on and most appreciated. I would definitely recommend A Rural Experience to anyone looking for a stress-free and relaxing holiday. Thanks Becky and Tom for going over and above in helping to make our time in Ireland so enjoyable.
Written 26 May 2023
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Germaine M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
From the minute we were met by Tom, our driver at Dublin Airport to a week later when he dropped us at our hotel at Shannon Airport, we enjoyed every minute. Not only is the country welcoming and friendly, Tom made the trip even better. He pointed out things to do, places to go while he drove us all over in a very comfortable Mercedes 7 passenger limo. I was traveling with three of my daughters so there were always five of us in the car. Tom not only gave us history and points of interest, he was always prompt for our pick-ups.. In fact he arrived ahead of our appointed time. He also put our luggage in and out of the car which is not easy when you pack and shop they way we do. I am very happy that one of my daughters had used A Rural Experience in the past and worked out all the details before hand with Rebecca, the owner. We had the itinerary before hand but Tom gave us another copy when we arrived at Dublin in case we didn't have it with us.
Written 7 May 2023
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Rachel Y
World5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
From the moment we were picked up at the Dublin airport to the last stop at Shannon airport every part of our trip was wonderful. My sister planned our 4 person trip working with Becky to coordinate our itinerary and sites to visit. Becky arranged each of our accommodations throughout the week and everything was seamless upon arrival.

Our driver, Tom, shared his love of Ireland over our 7 day trip with his stories and facts throughout our time with him. At each stop he provided great recommendations for restaurants and pubs and all were amazing. We took time to explore each area sightseeing, shopping, and eating and never felt rushed along the way. We enjoyed a personalized trip that we could not have had without Becky’s planning and Tom’s amazing knowledge of each area.

This was my first trip to Ireland and with A Rural Experience it was amazing and stress free. I can’t wait to plan my next trip and look forward to working with Becky and Tom again.
Written 6 May 2023
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Thank you so much Rachel for taking the time to write us a review. It was my pure pleasure to help you all design an Irish Itinerary and organise your accommodation here in Ireland. I am so so glad you all had a wonderful time and I know Tom loved guiding you all.
Written 7 May 2023
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