Tour Code: 3310DH01
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
See the picturesque cities of Ireland’s scenic southeast on a full-day rail tour from Dublin to Kilkenny and Waterford Crystal. Accompanied by a guide, travel by train to Kilkenny, an artsy and attractive city. Take a guided tour around its medieval streets and enjoy some free time before moving on to Waterford City. Tour the esteemed Waterford Crystal factory, which is responsible for producing many dazzling objects of beauty, including the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball. End your tour with a scenic rail route back through the Suir Valley.
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Stop At: Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkenny R95 YRK1 Ireland
We arrive in Kilkenny at 09:00 – known as the Marble City and situated on the river Nore. Kilkenny is a beautiful small Irish city. Most buildings are built of black limestone, thus the name the Marble City.
Kilkenny is dominated by its castle, the front gate of which is our meeting point (or as directed by your host).
There are several nice pubs that serve food: 'Paris Texas' on High Street and 'Langton’s' on John Street Lower both have a nice atmosphere and do great food. Further up High Street is the Church of Ireland Cathedral of St Canice. This beautiful cathedral dates from the 13th century and, after the reformation in 1539, became Anglican. It is well worth a visit (even if it is closed) for photographs, etc.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: Waterford Crystal, The Mall, Waterford Waterford Ireland
From Kilkenny, the tour continues to Waterford – a Viking city on the banks of the River Suir (pronounced shure). A visit to the new Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre is included in your tour, where you will see craftsmen engaged in the traditional tasks of blowing and cutting the world-famous crystal glass.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes