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“Fun-filled Waterford Tours road train” 5 of 5 stars
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Waterford Tours
The Mall, Waterford, Ireland
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Owner description: Welcome to Waterford Tours and the city's only sightseeing roadtrain. Hop aboard and let us take you to the sights of this wonderful city in total comfort and safety . Meet our friendly staff who are willing to help you explore the city. Listen to our onboard tour guide as he tells you the story's and history of the oldest city in Ireland.
Waterford, Ireland
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“Fun-filled Waterford Tours road train”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

With lots of beautiful sunshine in Waterford, in south-east Ireland at the moment, I decided to check out the new summer ''Waterford Tours ''Sightseeing City Traiin''.

This is a new venture, only launched this year, to bring some fun to the city and be educational at the same time. It is a perfect attraction for all, especially families and school groups.
As the train arrived in Barronstrand Street, with bell ringing, my wife Marian and I were greeted by the smiling train driver, Michael Haley, who welcomed us aboard this charming, brightly coloured road train. We Settled into our cosy carriage with some other families and our guide John handed us an information-packed map of the city with all the interesting historic points highlighted.

It was a real fun experience being transported through the streets and all along the route, pedestrians and shoppers alike were constantly waving us by.

The tour guide gave a commentary on the almost 1,100 year old history of Waterford and it really is a fantastic story. His depth of knowledge was amazing. On our route we passed many fabulous historic buildings, including the famous Reginald's Tower (built in 914). Many of the old city walls and Watch Towers are still standing after hundreds of years and are now carefully preserved.

The train journey takes about 35-40 minutes but once you have paid your fare, you can hop on at any time of the day.

Waterford is Irelands oldest city and is older than ALL of the Northern European cities with the exception of London and Paris.
Waterford has re-invented itself in recent years and now boasts many very interesting and newly developed attractions which is already drawing bigger numbers of tourists to this ancient city. World famous for its House of Waterford Crystal, the beautifully restored Bishops Palace, The Medieval Museum, The 19th century Theatre Royal, City Hall, Reginalds Tower, 13th century Franciscan Friary, Christ Church Cathedral, Art Galleries and many old ruins, some dating back to the 12th century - and all within a one mile radius. The centre of the city area is called the Viking Triangle.

Andhey, did you know that the Irish Tricolour flag was first flown in Ireland in Waterford City from the window of 33 The Mall in 1848 by Irish patriot Thomas Francis Meagher.
The road train runs every day throughout the summer months and is well worth checking out. Bring the kids, its great fun . . . whoooo whoooo

I've attached a link to a little Video I did of the train if you would like to check it out.


Visited July 2013
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“A great way to catch the Historic highlights of Waterford City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Waterford Tours Road Train is a great way to catch all the historic high points of Waterford City in comfort.
Easy to find (outside the bishops palace) from what I remember they run a pretty regular service. The driver was helpful and the tour fun. The fact we were traveling on a train also helped entertain the kids.
For families and those who want to catch the historical highlights of Waterford City in comfort then this is for you.

Visited June 2013
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“Road-train Journey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I really, really enjoyed the tour of Waterford on the road-train. In the unusually hot weather for Ireland it was nice to be sheltered from the sun for the duration of the tour which takes approx 30-40 mins. An interesting part was that it wasn't just a spin around the city in the road-train but that there was an interesting insight into the history of Waterford City itself given by a tour-guide on the train.
As the bell rings along the way people all along the streets in the city are stopping to wave at the passengers. It's a cool and fun time. It came recommended to me by a friend and I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Waterford City.

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“Excellent day out. Really interesting and good value.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We took the train through the city with our little daughter and really had a great day. Waterford is steeped in history and the tour brings it life. The bus driver was great craic too.

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