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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Tour from Dublin

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    Stop At: Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1 Ireland

    We arrive in Kilkenny at 09:00 – known as the Marble City and situated on the river Nore. Kilkenny is a beautiful small Irish city. Most buildings are built of black limestone, thus the name the Marble City.

    Kilkenny is dominated by its castle, the front gate of which is our meeting point (or as directed by your host).

    There are several nice pubs that serve food: 'Paris Texas' on High Street and 'Langton’s' on John Street Lower both have a nice atmosphere and do great food. Further up High Street is the Church of Ireland Cathedral of St Canice. This beautiful cathedral dates from the 13th century and, after the reformation in 1539, became Anglican. It is well worth a visit (even if it is closed) for photographs, etc.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: House Of Waterford Crystal, The Mall X91 FXN4, Waterford Ireland

    From Kilkenny, the tour continues to Waterford – a Viking city on the banks of the River Suir (pronounced shure). A visit to the new Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre is included in your tour, where you will see craftsmen engaged in the traditional tasks of blowing and cutting the world-famous crystal glass.

    Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Dublin, Ireland
    Departure Time
    7:25 AM
    12h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Expert guide
    • Information pack
    • Admission to Waterford Crystal visitor centre
    • Reserved seats on the trains
    • Return Rail Tickets
    • Entry/Admission - House Of Waterford Crystal
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry to Kilkenny Castle
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps onto the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 15 August 2019

    This was by far the BEST tour I have ever taken. Paddy was the Best tour guide and if I ever go back to Ireland, I would love to have him with me. He was a wealth of information, had a great sense of humor...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank carlinfa
    Reviewed 17 July 2019

    Early start and a long day but so worth while, great stops at Kilkenny and Waterford especially the Waterford factory tour. Train was very comfortable, Paddy our guide was great nothing too much trouble and he was very knowledgeable Lunch at the pub was great...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank F7229KKpamelad
    Reviewed 28 May 2019

    Travelling by train was very comfortable - there is a food cart on board for snacks/coffee and bathrooms. Meeting the guides was very easy as well. Both Kilkenny and Waterford were good places to visit, and seeing the Irish countryside was lovely. I think the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Amber G
    Reviewed 8 October 2018

    On Thursday, September 27, 2018, my daughter and I took the Kilkenny & Waterford train tour from Dublin. We had originally booked it for Tuesday, September 25, but plans changed and it was very easy to switch the booking to Thursday, Our guide was Paddy...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank jpatg
    InfoRTIFC, Manager at Train Tours Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

    We really appreciate your review and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on tour with Paddy to Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny City. The tour of the Waterford Crystal Factory is very interesting so glad to hear particularly enjoyed that stop. Kind Regards,...More

    Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

    Nice train ride. Killiney was lovely! Our tour guide Peter MacDowell was super. Enjoyed the castle and trolley ride of Kilkenny. Food was excellent at Monster pub and most reasonable.

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    Jennifer G
    10 July 2019|
    Response from Glen W |
    There is some time to wander around the town. The time included a lunch at a pub as well. The tour of the crystal factory is optional. I actually did not find much to see around the town. My wife likes clothing shops and... More
    22 October 2018|
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    Response from jpatg | Reviewed this property |
    We got back to Dublin a little after 8:00pm … about on schedule. This was even though, we had to take a bus from Waterford to Limerick Junction because the train had broken down for that leg of the return journey.
    Robert B
    23 September 2018|
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    Response from Roger O | Reviewed this property |
    Hello Robert B., The schedule, albeit generous, didn't allow us to deviate from the planned trip very much. But please don't mistake that we felt rushed during the tour through the various cities. Ample time was allowed... More
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