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Kilkenny City Tours

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Address: Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 86 730 1500

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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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 roof and clever design to make the best use of the views. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kilkenny, Ireland
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 :)

2 Thank Iwasatawedding
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 be helpful and pleasant

1 Thank Jamie W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 kilkenny I never knew in all the years I have travelled there. Fair play to... More 

1 Thank Debbie F
Swansea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 Thank you Ivan

1 Thank mjj742016
Blessington, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 I didn't get his name so I could personally mention him.

2 Thank paulinelippo
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
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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
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 if we just walked, the price was reasonable, glad we did it, made me realise... More 

Thank Alan Keith H
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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
Dallas, TX
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56 reviews
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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 

1 Thank risa1014
Charlottetown, Canada
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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

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

1 Thank Steve D

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