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Kilkenny City Tours

Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
00353 86 730 1500
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entertaining and enlightening

We learned so much of the history and architecture of Kilkenny. Paul's stories and commentary were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katy, Texas
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... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kilkenny, Ireland
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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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Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
00353 86 730 1500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned so much of the history and architecture of Kilkenny. Paul's stories and commentary were very funny and informative. I had certainly never heard of the sport of hurling and the significance of the black and amber-colored train. He also mentioned that they were...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Super way to see Kllkenny on a sunny, leafy afternoon. Thanks to Paul for his good humour! I really liked the glass roof and clever design to make the best use of the views. The commentary was clear, light and interesting. I would definitely recommend...More

2  Thank Iwasatawedding
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Totally worthwhile tour, 8 Euro each for half an hour which gives you a history of Kilkenny through Cromwells siege, the Black Death/famine and a concise history of any of the remarkable architecture. Very friendly and helpful staff who went out of their way to...More

1  Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Went to kilkenny on day trip with 4 I.D. clients, first person we meet was Paul and his black and Amber train. Very friendly gentleman, extremely good with the clients. Wheelchair friendly, bit Craic and laugh recommend to anyone young or old.......I learned bits about...More

1  Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 13 April 2017

When we arrived in Kilkenny, Ivan was waiting for our group and we set off on our journey. The commentary was good and very interesting. We went into some very narrow passages and on some busy roads. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the trip...More

1  Thank mjj742016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I recently took the city tour train in Kilkenny. It was a very enjoyable and informative experience. The tour guide was extremely nice and accommodating he couldn't have done enough for us his personality shone through. He was perfect for the job. Just a shame...More

2  Thank paulinelippo
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It was a really fun way to see some of the important sites of Kilkenny. The train ride was smooth, took about 30 minutes, had opportunities for lots of good pictures. Our captain, Paul, was super friendly and accommodating as well. We had a blast.

2  Thank TomNikl
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

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 of art, having said that, the tour was fun, informative and interesting and we saw so much more that...More

Thank Alan Keith H
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Went on the tour bus/train. Was very good. Was just closing and driver let us on very happy with the over all experience

Thank Noel M
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank risa1014
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Hi, is it possible to hop on and off the train at attractions? Thanks
7 June 2017|
Response from mjj742016 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so
Hi, Is it possible to prebook the City train tour for a group of 8. we have very limited time, just sady a weekend and are trying to prebook where possible. Also Kilkenny Castle Kind regards Jen Westall
13 February 2016|
Response from wendhmagz | Reviewed this property |
You can't book for the City train tour, you just turn up. But if you get there in time for the first ride, you probably won't have any trouble getting on. We didn't do a tour of the castle so I'm sorry I can't help you... More