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A Rural Experience

Gowran, Ireland
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About A Rural Experience
Our aim is to create tours that introduce guests to the culture & characteristics of Ireland. Enjoy sampling Ireland’s oldest whiskey at Bushmills, Co. Antrim, step 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).
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Rio V wrote a review Apr 2022
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Would recommend to anyone visiting Ireland! Rebecca planned a clear itinerary quickly with excellent hotels in Killarney and Dublin and incorporated parts of our plans into the itinerary including a stop in Kerry that was significant to my family history. Tom was such great driver and 'host' on the road with incomparable knowledge of the roads and sites as well as great details about the changes he's seen in the various areas. Our days were comfortably paced and filled with just enough activities that didn't feel too jam packed. Wonderful experience all around!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience
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Thank you so much Rio for taking the time to write your review. It was my pleasure to help design and organise your Irish Vacation. I am so pleased you all had a great time and I hope you will return to Ireland soon. Rebecca
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Wendy P wrote a review Nov 2021
Wheaton, Illinois58 contributions53 helpful votes
This is our second time using this tour company. Rebecca was so unbelievably supportive and transparent about the situation in Ireland as the country slowly opened up. We had several Zoom calls to talk about itineraries. She really listens to your requests and has a vast network of knowledge about hotels and places of interest. She was spot on about all the hotels she booked for us. We once again spent our days with Eddie. He is a true gentleman, with a great sense of humor and loves to talk. I consider him a friend for life. The beauty of this private tour company is that when they say " we'll do what you want to do" they truly mean it. We heartily recommend the wonderful folks at A Rural Experience.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Jessica D wrote a review Sep 2021
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I can’t even imagine our 9 day Ireland trip without our driver Tom! He was the BEST! We had a group of 6 people and we chose our own itinerary but Rebecca helped us fill in all the gaps and made sure we weren’t missing anything. She kept us in the loop with Covid updates before our trip. It was SO nice not to have to worry about one of us driving and we felt much safer with Tom. He was so knowledgeable and accommodating and we appreciated him so much! Do not hesitate to book your trip with them! Thanks Tom & Rebecca!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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rbq2a6 wrote a review Dec 2019
Detroit, Michigan22 contributions4 helpful votes
We used A Rural Experience out of Kilkenny for our visit to Ireland. Rebecca arranged all our hotels and stops. She purchased advance tickets for some of the sites. Tom our driver was absolutely fantastic. He showed us so many wonderful sites. Extremely knowledgeable. Let them do the driving!! It was like being with a close member of your family.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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JWD wrote a review Oct 2019
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Thanks to Rebecca and Eddie at A Rural Experience for putting together a truly lovely 10 day tour of Ireland. Our merry little band of 3 couples wanted to avoid a "corporate" style tour. Instead, we asked Rebecca to help us put together an itinerary of "must sees" along with some sites/destinations perhaps a bit off the beaten path. With that goal in mind, we went from Dublin (where we landed), to Galway, to Killarney, to Killkenny then back to Dublin for a couple of days. Cliffs, mountains, pubs, sheep dog trials, cathedrals, castles, distilleries, Waterford and so much more was included in this well paced and full vacation. And making our lives easy throughout the trip was our driver and tour guide, Eddie. Eddie kept us on schedule, safe, laughing and was thoroughly professional in all ways. If you're looking for an original Irish adventure, we heartily recommend the good folks at A Rural Experience. Thanks.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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