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Kilkenny City Tours

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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About Kilkenny City Tours
A fantastic way to view the city is to take the Kilkenny City Tours train. The tour starts off at Kilkenny castle and brings you on a 30-minute tour around Medieval Kilkenny City. While on board you see all the historical sites and hear a fascinating insight into the history of Kilkenny.
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Rated as one of the best things to do in Kilkenny City.
Why not hop on board and Explore Kilkenny with us on our tourist train.
The tour starts off at Kilkenny Castle and brings you on a 30-minute tour around Medieval Kilkenny City. While on board you will hear a full commentary about the fascinating insight into the history of Kilkenny.
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

Jumped on the train after seeing the castle for about an hour. Our driver was crazy funny and really added to the experience.....you can tell he really likes his job. Drove around the city for about 20 min and listened to a pre-recorded audio about...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank elindoo
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

We did this tour as part of a scenic rail tour to Waterford and Kilkenny. We had a fold up wheel chair and driver had no problem putting chair in back. Davey our driver was funny, knowledgeable and kind. Highly recommend as a way to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Great trip around the city and the guide a good story teller. the commentary on the train is pre-recorded and informative. Disappointed it didn't include the Kilkenny Great War memorial.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank CoArmaghontour27
Reviewed July 5, 2019

After walking around Kilkenny and the castle for hours we decided to try the little train. Paul was our driver and guide. The tour started with a couple of jokes and lots of laughter. Paul kept us all amused and informed during the tour which...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Ross M
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

It was a great way to see the city as an overview. The person driving us was accommodating. Sit in the back cars for best picture taking. Takes about 30 minutes.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank nancywD5521YZ
Reviewed July 1, 2019

You can catch the street-train at Kilkennny Castle. It chugs along the city for 30 min. Our guide Paul was memorable to say the least! He made the tour fun and exciting. It was a great way to take in sights of the city without...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

Very good tour. Paul was a very accommodating tour guide with a great sense of humor. He also showed us to the audio/visual centre in Kilkenny Castle which otherwise we would have missed. He made some elderly ladies very happy!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

This was a very informative train ride & the driver was hilarious in a good way. We saw lots of places and he stopped so I could get photos. Well worth doing. Lots of local knowledge. Great for children & us oldies 😀. Thank you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank RobertaW527
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our train tour of this medieval city. Paul the driver was hilarious as well as as most informative. We especially appreciated the tour as a) it was raining and b) we are both mobility challenged so would not have seen much of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank GinetteP858
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed our Kilkenny tour with Paul! He was very entertaining and his joke delivery was spot on! In thirty minutes, we learned a lot about Kilkenny, and got to see all the important landmarks!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank msummerfield76
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No it is not, but it is fun!
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Yes, we just did it with a fold up wheel chair. Driver very accommodating and fun.
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Response from 364anetaa | Reviewed this property |
seats are quite small and narrow so I'd say that it can be not comfy enough for person to move from wheelchair (to the train) but if it's not a problem and questions is if there is place to leave folded wheelchair, it should... More
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