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Kilkenny City Tours

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Address: Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 086 730 1500
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Kilkenny City Tours - Black and Amber road train is a unique way to view...

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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Paul was delightful and entertaining with extensive local knowledge. The tour was a lovely overview of the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
helgacontessa
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County Limerick, Ireland
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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Paul was delightful and entertaining with extensive local knowledge. The tour was a lovely overview of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit. Kids and adults alike will enjoy it. Very informative although I would of liked the driver to have given the talk as I think it's nice to get a locals insight into a place. Definitely recommend this one.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, I think we could have skipped this. Kids might think it is fun to ride the "train". The commentary was pre-recorded and sometimes I wasn't sure I was looking at the right building. The train was usually outside the wall. However, there was some pretty amazing maneuvering inside. The tour provided an ok overview of city. Afterwards we went... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We left from Castle Gate, paid driver directly, and then meanendered through the narrow streets and laneways in this little "pretend" train. Pre-recorded, clear concise and properly coordinated with where driver actually had us, so very easy to follow and just soooo interesting. Courteous, pleasant smiling driver ensured we were comfortable before we commenced and at completion thanked us all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour of Kilkenny city. Very informative! A great way to spend 30 minutes seeing many of Kilkenny's historical sites. Gives you a great idea of where to start looking and what to do. Would recommend doing this tour at the start of your trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Very friendly driver, great way to pass 30 minutes and get to see the city of Kilkenny and hear about the history of it!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Lovely lively tour around the narrow streets and lanes of historic city. Went places I'd never been to before and thought me lots of new bits about a city I've often visited. Paul was so welcoming and such a laugh. The Queen loved!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and friendly driver with reasonable rates. The length of the tour depends on the traffic congestion. We had very little traffic on our trip so we where only about 25 minutes. The tour itself was good and informative but there was something missing ! . The commentary was a recording but I very much prefer when it's done... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend taking a tour on this road train around Kilkenny, whether you are a tourist or a local. It's a great way to learn about history and it's good fun. Paul is so entertaining, we all laughed so much! And Paul is great with all ages - not only entertaining but a great tour all around. Highly recommended!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Paul was extremely welcoming and friendly and did everything possible to make sure that my friends and I enjoyed the tour. He created a great atmosphere on the bus and put everyone on great form. Could not recommend this tour highly enough and Paul is a great ambassador for the tour,Kilkenny and Ireland! Thanks Paul!

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