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A Rural Experience - Day Tours

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Address: Castlefield, Gowran, Ireland
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+353 56 772 7590

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We took 2 day trips to Cliffs of Moher and Newgrange and Hill of Tara. Our driver Tom MacDonald was courtesy and professional. Pick up was easy and ahead of schedule. Tom made the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2015
Massapequa Park, New York
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Massapequa Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

We took 2 day trips to Cliffs of Moher and Newgrange and Hill of Tara. Our driver Tom MacDonald was courtesy and professional. Pick up was easy and ahead of schedule. Tom made the driving distances fun and was very knowledgeable about the sites we saw. The car was big and comfortable. He was engaging with all the family. Highly... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

What a very enjoyable day :) I booked it late the evening before on my arrival to Majorca and because I booked another excursion another day with the same day, I received a 10% discount. On the day our air conditioned arrived on time from outside the hotel, I was staying... Michael, the guide greeted us in typical Majorcan dress.... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

We have had the privilege of having Tom from A Rural Experience drive us around Ireland 4 times for 9 days at a time. These trips have been among the best of our travels. As others have said driving the rural roads of Ireland is a real challenge to the most experienced driver. Don’t ruin your vacation by trying it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

My 19 year old son and I are on a self guided tour around Ireland. I did not want to try driving on the left so we have been taking buses and trains. Getting around on public transport is quite difficult. After staying a night in Kilkenny we wanted to head to the Rock of Cashel. There is no way... More 

Thank Sesa38
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

My husband and I visited Ireland in July last summer and A Rural Experience was recommended to us by a B&B we were going to stay at. We contacted Amy the owner and her father Tom was our guide for four days. Tom was the best! He was on time every morning, made suggestions as to where to visit and... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Amy McDonald's family-run business was a great find for my wife and I. We did not want to navigate the roads so A Rural Experience was perfect for us. Our driver Eddie, who is Amy's uncle was a knowledgable guide and a true gentleman! We felt like we were traveling with a family friend. His tips and recommendations were excellent!... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were lucky enough to be introduced to Tom McDonald and his company, A Rural Experience, by the owner of one of the places we were staying in Ireland. We did not have a way of getting to our next destination and we hired Tom to drive us. He operates both a taxi and a coach which was perfect since... More 

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