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Kilkenny City Tours

Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
086 730 1500
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Ranked #4 of 8 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

On a one-day visit to Kilkenny with some friends, we decided to board the Road Train that departs from outside the Castle. I would have to admit that we did so because it had started to rain and the covered carriages of the train seemed like a very good sight-seeing option! It turned out to be a very good decision.... More

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Burford, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Been on this road train today worth every cent you go round the city and you know exactly where you want to go after give it a go

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London
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53 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Really nice short (30 min) trip around Kilkenny with a good commentary. Worth doing to hear about the city and see some sights you might miss.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Our little boy loved this train lots to see and you even get a guided tour - with Irish music in-between. We would have never been able to find some of the places the train went to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Boarded road train at the Castle . 30 min tour is a great intro to Kilkenny City and whetted our appetite to explore the City on foot . Commentary very clear and concise . Friendly staff answered all our questions . Pls visit Smithwicks brewery before it closes this year . Great tour.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Went on the Kilkenny City Tour train to get a glimpse of the city. The tour offered a good and informative whip around the small city narrated with historical stories and city-based facts. The tour was generally good, but felt I wanted to see a little more, and wanted a little more opportunity to look a some sights. However, because... More

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Southeast
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We arranged a town tour with Pat Tynan. What we didn't expect was the AMAZING tour with Colm. Our group of high school graduates loved his presentation, and the overall tour. Visiting local haunts made for a very special experience. Colm with guitar was the absolute bonus for our group!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend took the tour around kilkenny in this colourful train and were pleased with experience. First of all the train driver was a very happy and pleasant man and we got all sorts of discounts and vouchers for other attractions around the city all included in our tour payment. We learned alot about the history and got... More

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