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Kilkenny City Tours

Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
086 730 1500
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Ranked #5 of 9 Activities in Kilkenny
Type: Tours
Owner description: Kilkenny City Tours - Black and Amber road train is a unique way to view Kilkenny City - Aboard thetrain, passengers can view 15 of Kilkenny's... more » Owner description: Kilkenny City Tours - Black and Amber road train is a unique way to view Kilkenny City - Aboard thetrain, passengers can view 15 of Kilkenny's historic buildings.While onboard you will receive a full comentary, giving a historical and fascinating insight into the history of Kilkenny.Tours are 25 minutes long and depart every hour on the hour from 10am-6pm.Ticket Price:Adults - 7 euro.Students/ Seniors / Children - 5 euro. « less
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Sewell, New Jersey, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took the 30 minute train car tour that picks up outside Kilkenny Castle as a way to see the sights in town and hear a little history. This was really enjoyable and the driver is really skilled at navigating this thing through the tiny streets. Very enjoyable singing Irish songs and seeing the sights.

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Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The thing I like about these is that they are quick and informative and give you bearings on the city. And then if there is something that really grabs you, you can go back and check it out in more depth.

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Bronx, New York
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315 reviews 315 reviews
168 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

KILKENNY CITY TOURS - MOTORIZED TRAIN RIDE The small motorized train travels through the very narrow streets of Kilkenny and gives you an up close and person view of the small historic city. At times, it is hard to believe that the driver can negotiate the small side streets. The audio narrative gives the rider an excellent understanding of the... More

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Kerry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Me and my friend took a trip on train today, was amazing, the music created a good atmosphere and was a great way to see kilkenny, Tommy was lovely and was a great laugh :-)

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Melbourne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a good way to see the City of Kilkenny if you have limited mobility. However if you are fit enough I'd skip the kiddie train and explore the delights of the narrow cobbled streets and lane ways on foot. You only see glimpses of main attractions and there's no hop on hop off facility due to the difficulty... More

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Kentucky, United States
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140 reviews 140 reviews
54 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We enjoyed a 45 min train ride around the sights of Kilkenny. The prices were reasonable and the trip enjoyable. A very nice way to get an overview of the city.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We decided we would have a go and for a small gee we boarded and waited to leave listening to Irish accordion music, the train took off and we couldn't really see anything but it was a laugh all the way and great way to find some shop, it took 30 mins and was ok

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great way to spend a random 30 minutes, remember to wave to the locals and tip the driver! Great way to get your bearings of the city

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We were only in the city for the day, and spotted the train. We didn't know about it beforehand, but it attracted our eye. The train is spotless clean, seats are hard but not uncomfortable, and not so tight that you feel like a sardine in a moving can. The driver was extremely pleasant and informative - just the right... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We got our tickets and were told train left every 30mins.we arrived early for half past train and waited 50mins in the cold with kids. No train arrived.....very disappointed as family were only in kilkenny for a few hours and we wasted an hour on this!!

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kilkennycitytours, Owner at Kilkenny City Tours, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you had this experience. However I think there may have been some confusion as our historical tours of Kilkenny only operate from March- October and I note you posted the comment in December. Tickets for this tour can only be purchased from the train driver on the train.The tour is 30 min long and runs... More

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