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Kilkenny City Tours ( Tourist Train ) provided by Kilkenny City Tours

Kilkenny City Tours ( Tourist Train )

Kilkenny City Tours ( Tourist Train )
4.5
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 161715P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • 3G The Parade, Gardens, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, R95 K662, Ireland Beside Kilkenny Castle ( On the Castle side )
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
Departure details
  • 3G The Parade, Gardens, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, R95 K662, Ireland Beside Kilkenny Castle ( On the Castle side )
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3G The Parade
    3G The Parade, Gardens, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, R95 K662, Ireland
    Beside Kilkenny Castle ( On the Castle side )
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Kilkenny Castle
    Rothe House and Garden
    Smithwick's Experience
    Talbot Tower
    The Tholsel
    St Marys Cathedral
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

4.5
142 reviews
Excellent
104
Very good
28
Average
7
Poor
2
Terrible
1

nickdsd
Elkridge, MD9 contributions
A lot of fun
Paul, the driver was very enthusiastic and entertaining. The tour was interesting and everyone in the city were happy to see the train in operation.
Highly recommend,.
Written 30 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chloe M
1 contribution
Best city tour I’ve been on!
Aug 2021 • Family
Went on this tour while visiting, lovely man and very informative on the history of the city. Very reasonably priced for the length of the tour. Couldn’t recommend the tour enough!
Written 9 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CarolinaNurse323
Kernersville, NC5,536 contributions
"What a gorgeous town, Glad we took the Tour.....Lots of Fun!!"
Jul 2019
My husband & I were travelling throughout Ireland with our tour group with Gate 1 Travel and we stopped in Kilkenny for a morning break before heading on to Dublin for several days.

Most of the group purchased tickets to ride the Kilkenny City Train hosted by our guide & driver, Paul. Oh, what a sly character he was! Sly in a good way and a big flirt! He flirted with the older ladies in our group and told some hilarious jokes prior to our departure.

The City Tour started at Kilkenny Castle and lasted for 30 minutes.
While on board we heard about the fastinating insight into the history of Kilkenny.
Written 23 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kmcglynn74
Dublin3 contributions
Tourist train
Nov 2019 • Couples
Booked 2 tickets for the tourist train for Saturday 9th Nov. Only for we got there early and seen the train parked outside the castle,went up to the guy and he asked where we got the tickets as they were finished for the season, we were not informed of any changes to the running schedule.
Needless to say we were were very disappointed only upside was the guy gave us a full refund there and then.
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ivan s
I'm so sorry guys about that. It was totally my fault! I forgot the stop the booking coming in from Tripadvisor. We finish up the end of October with our city tours.
Written 20 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pam
1 contribution
Paul our Driver
Oct 2019
we enjoyed our ride round Kilkenny on the Train with Paul ,he was so entertaining,we were on a bus tour and most of us did the Train .it was a lovely introduction to Kilkenny ,we found the place to be lovely wish we had had more time there .
Written 31 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jackie C
4 contributions
Fantastic way to see Kilkenny
We had lots of craic with Paul on the Kilkenny City Tours. Paul was very witty, informative and enthusiastic. Giving us so many interesting tidbits about Kilkenny and a map of the city when the tour was over. People were calling out to him as we drove by made you feel you were so welcomed in Kilkenny. Highly recommend would of loved to have had more time with Paul and his enthusiastic and very interesting stories. Thank you Paul for such a warm welcome to Kilkenny. You are always welcome to come visit Canada 🇨🇦
Written 2 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

elindoo
Stuart, FL2,240 contributions
A lot of fun and great way to see the city
Jul 2019 • Couples
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 various parts of the city. Well worth doing.
Written 17 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BooksNSun
Kewaunee, WI160 contributions
Great guide - Davey
Jul 2019 • Friends
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 ride around.
They also have photos posted on their website for free download if you don’t get the perfect snap of any of the sites.
Written 12 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CoArmaghontour27
Armagh, UK616 contributions
Great trip
Jul 2019 • Friends
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.
Written 10 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ross M
Banksia Beach, Australia27 contributions
Interesting and funny
Jun 2019 • Couples
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 went smoothly, as he has a knack for being humorous, informative and friendly even with people in the crowds of pedestrians. Probably the most fun you can have with your pants on.
Written 5 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Kilkenny City Tours
nancywD5521YZ
nancywD5521YZ
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Nice overview of the city
It was a great way to see the city as an overview. The person driving us was accommodating. Sit in the back cars fo
lotteb855
lotteb855
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Nice tour
Fun little tour, with absolutely a great guide. He gave us some interesting background information and a big laugh
ellenjo22
ellenjo22
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Paul was awesome!
What a terrific tour! Paul was wonderful and provided such great information (and a few funny jokes). Take this tou
KKgal1
KKgal1
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Excellent
Did this tour recently with some American cousins and really enjoyed it !! Our driver Paul was a hoot and had a wor
Mary H
Mary H
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Kilkenny trip with my sister
We we enjoyed the ride it was very informative and the driver Ben was very interactive with us before and after the
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5 star
This was a lovely trip. Paul was fantastic with the children (7,5,3) as we waited to leave. We all enjoyed the city
Iwasatawedding
Iwasatawedding
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Super way to see the city
Super way to see Kllkenny on a sunny, leafy afternoon. Thanks to Paul for his good humour! I really liked the glass
mjj742016
mjj742016
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Interesting journey
When we arrived in Kilkenny, Ivan was waiting for our group and we set off on our journey. The commentary was good
Alan Keith H
Alan Keith H
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Coach trip visit,
Only major fault I found was trying to get into some of the seats when its quite full, for me at 73 it was a work o
Steve D
Steve D
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A nice tour of the area.
A great way to beat a short walking tour.I did see things that would have been missed by just wandering.
Ontheblack
Ontheblack
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Informative and Fun
Paul our driver was most helpful and interactive. He had great knowledge and was keen to answer our questions at t
helenkt313
helenkt313
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Good way to get your bearings
We took this tour to get familiar with the lay of the land. Was very helpful in that regard. Paul our driver was
helgacontessa
helgacontessa
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Fun and interesting
Paul was delightful and entertaining with extensive local knowledge. The tour was a lovely overview of the area.
PeppaMorgan
PeppaMorgan
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Great way to pass the time
This is well worth a visit. Kids and adults alike will enjoy it. Very informative although I would of liked the dri
Jason E
Jason E
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It was ok
Very nice and friendly driver with reasonable rates. The length of the tour depends on the traffic congestion. We h