Historical & heritage tours in Kilkenny

Top Historical & Heritage Tours in Kilkenny, Ireland

Historical & Heritage Tours in Kilkenny

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6+ hours
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€42.00
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6+ hours
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€40.00
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Bus Tours
3+ days
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Walking Tours
2 hours
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€12.00
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1–2 hours
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€30.00
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  • mayfundora
    Farmington Hills, MI3 contributions
    Driver: Sergei
    Guide: Richard

    Your start time: 8:00AM

    Kilkenny; Beautiful city. Easy to go through with the amount of time given (2.5 hours). There is a small tram that you can take to get an overview of the city. Lots of ships, food options, etc. walking your provided was great, and guide knew his history. Guide was entertaining and funny.

    Wicklow Mountains: Great stop for photo opps. Learned about the history of the location. Guide was interested in teaching. He knew a lot of history.

    Glendalough: Monastery was great stop. We had plenty of time to explore at our own pace, grab a bite or pint, and return to the bus with plenty of time. Guide took us on short walking tour before setting us free. Most of bus kept with guide because we enjoyed his vibe and knowledge.

    Sheep Dog Trials: Fun end to the day at farm. Dog: Bob and Bella were great with guests and herding. Met the owner and his daughter. Friendly, knowledgeable and great to speak to.

    To better prepare: would have wanted a bus with wifi and/or charging port. Day began at 8AM - 6:30 PM. Bus needs an identifying mark besides our white board. Similar busses so some kind of magnetic sign to be placed on bus would assist with identifying.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Kathleen T
    Kearneysville, United States3 contributions
    My daughter and I went on this tour while in Dublin. Collins Tour was VERY accommodating. They allowed us to take our luggage to stay in Kilkenny for the night and not return to Dublin.

    We loved the sights. However, the BEST part was our tour guide Pat. He was fantastic. Kept us all engaged. We learned so much.

    He is a sweet person and made it a point to get to know everyone. We will goo on any tour with Pat! Thank you so much!
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • 559susanp
    Santa Paula, California, United States18 contributions
    My granddaughter, 18 years old, and I took this tour back in June. Our tour guide was Ian and he did a great job. I booked this tour before I wrenched my knee running through the airport in Paris. I probably should’ve backed out, but really wanted my granddaughter to see the area as our family immigrated from around Waterford to the United States. Even with a bad knee and using a cane I did manage the tour. If walking is hard for you this may be a little too difficult, everybody else seems to do fine with the walking amounts. The castle was amazing and the area interesting. Walking around Waterford and hearing the history of the town and connections to the Vikings was very interesting. The crystal factory and the tour is always a hit. The train ride was scenic and comfortable. I very much recommend this tout
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Craig111
    Raleigh, NC42 contributions
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of wild Ireland. We would definitely recommend this company. We upgraded to B&B’s for our nightly accommodations and were very pleased with them. This can be a very active tour, if you do desire. Many opportunities for long and short hikes. Our guide Sean was fantastic. Shared many facts about Ireland and many times had the whole laughing. We would definitely travel with Irish Experience Tours again. Ireland and it’s people are beautiful!
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • Leslie G
    1 contribution
    What a fun and relaxing surprise. A great way to learn about Kilkenny. Cliff was a delight. Charming, funny and knowledgeable! So glad we took this tour.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Giuls
    Cork, Ireland1 contribution
    Very nice tour and guide! I learnt a lot of curiosities about Dublin City, Kilkenny and the Wicklow’s. Highly recommend!
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • Brett V
    Seattle, WA93 contributions
    We really enjoyed the informative walk around Kilkenny. There was enough historical information to satisfy my interest, while also enough fun facts and current information to satisfy my husband. There is a good bit of walking (about 4km) so be prepared for that. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • Jess25789
    Hamilton, Canada57 contributions
    My husband and I took this tour on a rainy morning. It was a lot of fun. Dylan was funny and informative. I would definitely recommend taking this tour if you are in Kilkenny!
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • Mary Lou W
    New Braunfels, TX95 contributions
    The airconditioing and microphone was broken it was a was a hor day and we were miserable. Also the driver provided no commentary. Best i can say is we got there and back.
    Written 12 July 2022
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  • Don M
    1 contribution
    Interesting well paced walking tour of Kilkenny. Our guide, John, was knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend.
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • Kate B
    Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
    John was such a wealth of knowledge, we learned so much about the medieval history Of Kilkenny. I seriously want him to adopt me as a niece so I can come see him again and again. The museum itself is very well organized and we really enjoyed ourselves.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • May
    3 contributions
    We had a brilliant time during Nevin's Shenanigans Walk! It was a fun way to discover Kilkenny, very interesting and magical! I would definitely recommend this tour!
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Daniel S
    1 contribution
    Tour ran like clockwork and everything was clean, friendly and presentable. Gillian is a fantastic tour guide with a wealth of knowledge regarding the local flora, flowers and wildlife. She kept everyone in the group at a great pace. Working well with the group dynamic and providing a truely rememberable experience. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone willing to see more of Ireland and was priced at a very competitive rate.
    Written 26 August 2021
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  • Shauna H
    Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
    We just returned from an amazing five night tour through Southern Ireland with Rabbie’s and our driver Andy. This was an unbelievable trip. We were able to see so much more of the countryside than I ever imagined, and go places I never would have thought to go if I were planning on my own. Everything was absolutely beautiful and every valley had a story of its own. Andy was extraordinarily knowledgeable about the local history and customs; he was clearly very passionate about the history of the Island. Our days were filled with a perfect mix of activity and relaxation; we saw and did so much more than was outlined in the general tour guide, but were never overwhelmed or exhausted as sometimes happens when touring. All the accommodations were very central, clean, and offered a hearty breakfast. It was my daughter’s birthday while on the tour and Andy went above and beyond to arrange for a cake and a wee party on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. We could not have asked for a more memorable birthday! My daughter and I were traveling alone this trip. As a final touch at the drop off point, Andy made sure we were safely ensconced in a taxi before he left us. Traveling in a van tour is the way to go! We had a small crew [only eight of us passengers] and Rabbie’s guarantee to travel regardless of group size is marvelous. Andy always made sure we stayed ahead of the large tour buses and took us to the most breathtaking vantage points the big buses could not reach. Andy was flexible with the itinerary to meet the needs of our group. It was my daughter‘s birthday wish to hold a baby lamb and Andy made it happen. Thank you to Rabbie’s and Andy for the trip of a lifetime! I will be booking again!
    Written 17 September 2022
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