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“Excellent Tour of Tipperary” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of A Rural Experience - Day Tours

A Rural Experience - Day Tours
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Gowran
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Houston
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“Excellent Tour of Tipperary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We really enjoyed our July 25th tour, provided by A Rural Experience Tours, of Kilkenny and the nearby towns in search of our family’s ancestral home in Tipperary County, Ireland. The convenience of having a driver/guide pick us up at our hotel in Dublin saved us from the anxiety of driving on narrow rural Irish roads looking for villages that we were unable to locate on a previous trip to Ireland. Tom, our driver/guide, was a local who was very knowledgeable of the area, and indeed of all of Ireland. In the future, we would use A Rural Experience Tours for any trip to Ireland.

Dick Carroll & Anne Brookes
Houston, Texas

Visited July 2016
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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review, 1 August 2016
Thank you Richard and Ann for your wonderful review.

Rebecca
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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“Private guided tour throughout Irelands countryside.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our driver, Tom, was professional, courteous, and punctual for our 6 day tour.
We loved his stories and knowledge of Ireland's countryside. We discussed our itinerary daily and he would make suggestions based on the weather and time allotments.Tom's love for his country is evident in his explanations of the sites. We loved his "Tom-isms"--like "jammers". Tom made our first trip to Ireland very memorable and would highly recommend "A Rural Experience" as a great way to see Ireland's beautiful countryside.

Visited July 2016
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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review, 1 August 2016
Thank you for such a wonderful review. Tom sang your praises.

Warm regards
Rebecca
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Luxury Car Tour of Ireland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My daughters, granddaughter and sister flew into Dublin, the driver met us at the airport and we drove to Galway where we began the following fabulous tour of Ireland with an excellent driver/guide: Day 1: John Wayne Bridge, Klymore Abbey, Connemaro with overnight at Glenlo Abby.
Day 2: The Burrens, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Dunguaire Castle and tour of Galway.
Day 3: Drive to Killarney with stops at Toradare village, Killarney lakes, Ross castle, Carriage ride with Rosie the horse and Paddi through Killarney National Park with visit to Muckross Abbey and then overnight at Muckross Park Hotel.
Day 4: Upper ring of Kerry with stops at Torc Waterfall, Moll's Gap, Kenmare to walk around and have coffee/tea; then to Druid Statue, Bantry Bay, Kinsale, and Fort Charles before arriving at Blarney Castle for great visit and climb to top of Blarney Castle to kissed the Blarney Stone. Overnight at Hayfield Manor Hotel in Cork.
Day 5: We visited to Cobh Heritage which is an exhibition focuse on the Titanic which sailed from this site before colliding with the ice berg. A very interesting exhibit that also reviewed sailing ships that took many from Ireland to the USA during the famine years. We then went to Waterford Crystal and had lunch at the Thatched Roof restaurant and then to Kilkenny Castle and gift shops. Overnight in Lyrath Estate Hotel where they have Irish singers and dancers in an attached restaureant.
Day 6: Drove to Dublin and visited head Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, Guinness Brewery, St Vincent's Green, Book of Kells inside Trinity College.
Day 7: Flew home

Visited June 2016
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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review, 1 August 2016
Thank you for your review.

Rebecca
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Fordyce, Arkansas
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“Awesome Eddie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Eddie was our driver for our tours of Dingle Penninsula and the Ring of Kerry and we had a blast spending time with him. He did a marvelous job showing us all the sites and telling us about the history of each. It was the best day of our trip by far. Highly recommend.

Visited July 2016
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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review, 17 July 2016
Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your long day tour of Dingle and The Ring of Kerry.

Warmest wishes
Rebecca
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Lambertville, New Jersey, United States
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“Expert Guidance and terrific company”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Edward (Eddie) McDonald was our driver/guide for six days touring Ireland in his deluxe Mercedes Touring Van. We relied heavily on Eddie's experience and knowledge to guide us during our visit to the many many attractions we enjoyed. His delicious sense of humor and candid chat made our journey all the more fun. Truly a good, safe and conscientious driver got us to and from everywhere we went. Both my husband and I could not recommend a more reliable firm to hire for a tour of Ireland!

Visited May 2016
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IrishRuralTours, Owner at A Rural Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review, 30 May 2016
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Eddie said Ye were a pleasure to tour with.

Warmest regards
Rebecca
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