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Kilkenny City Tours

Address: Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 086 730 1500
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Ranked #6 of 18 Activities in Kilkenny
Owner description: Kilkenny City Tours - Black and Amber road train is a unique way to view Kilkenny City - Aboard...
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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.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

great way to see the city, 30 minute tour, great commentary, takes you to places you wouldn't cover on a day trip, great value

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Waconia, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A great way to see things in a short period of time-but if you don't have a lot of time-don't bother!

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Sewell, New Jersey, United States
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34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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180 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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
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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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6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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55 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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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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