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Kilkenny City Tours

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Address: Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 730 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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Great tour

We had visited the castle and had a soda and shopped and still had some time left, so we decided to go on the tour train. I loved riding the open air tram. We got to see some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had visited the castle and had a soda and shopped and still had some time left, so we decided to go on the tour train. I loved riding the open air tram. We got to see some beautiful sights and learned quite a bit about beautiful Kilkenny. I love hearing the history of a place from someone who lives... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A great way to beat a short walking tour.I did see things that would have been missed by just wandering.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Paul our driver was most helpful and interactive. He had great knowledge and was keen to answer our questions at the end. One of the best tour operators we experienced in our month long holiday across Ireland

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1 Thank Ontheblack
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We took this tour to get familiar with the lay of the land. Was very helpful in that regard. Paul our driver was very pleasant and had a lot of knowledge about several of the major attractions.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great way to get a quick overview of the city highlights. Paul was very entertaining and knowledgeable - he even jumped out of the train at one stop to snap a few quick photos for the riders.

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 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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