Waterford Crystal & Kilkenny Tour by Railtours Ireland First Class

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Duration: 12h 50m
Location: Kilkenny, Ireland | Kilkenny, Ireland

Category: Attractions

Insight into culture & heritage of southeastern Ireland
Charm, character & history of Kilkenny—“the Marble City”
Free time to explore the city of Kilkenny as you wish
Legacy of the world-renowned Waterford Crystal glassware
Chance to see St. Canice's Cathedral & Kilkenny Castle

Guided tour of Kilkenny and Waterford
Admission to Waterford Crystal Visitor Center
Roundtrip transportation between Dublin and Kilkenny via train
Live tour commentary provided in English


Escape the bustle of the capital and explore the southeastern wonders of Ireland. See the notable landmarks of County Kilkenny, admire views across the River Nore, and learn about the history and manufacturing of Waterford's renowned crystal on this full-day guided tour.

At Dublin Heuston Station, meet your guide and begin your tour with a scenic train ride to Kilkenny. Upon arrival, your expert guide leads the way to see the city's renowned sights. Meander along its 17th-century streets, pass traditional pubs and modern restaurants, and take note of the local black limestone in decorative trim throughout the city—giving Kilkenny its nickname of “the Marble City.”

Enjoy free time to sightsee as you wish in Kilkenny. For a glimpse of more history and heritage, admire the architecture at St. Canice's Cathedral, visit the iconic Kilkenny Castle overlooking the River Nore, and pass by The Old Woollen Mills. Alternatively, choose to explore the local craft and design workshops before boarding the train to Waterford.

Waterford, the main city of Ireland's South-East Region, has a vibrant harbor and is renowned for its crystal glassware. Learn about the legacy of this illustrious industry—as well the manufacturing process of the famous pieces—at the Waterford Crystal Visitor Center. On the train back to Dublin, take a break and reflect on your day while you journey through the picturesque Suir Valley and County Tipperary.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book: Your train to Kilkenny departs at 7:35 AM from Dublin Heuston Station.

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