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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Tour from Dublin provided by Railtours Ireland First Class - Day Tours

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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Tour from Dublin

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Visit Kilkenny Castle and Waterford Crystal on a full-day tour from Dublin with round-trip transportation by train. Soak in views of Ireland’s lush landscape as you ride the train to Kilkenny, then take a guided tour upon arrival and spend time at Kilkenny Castle. Next, head to Waterford City to stop into the House Of Waterford Crystal. Benefit from traveling with a guide who provides commentary about the sites.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Heuston
    Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland
    Check in for this tour will be next to the info desk. The Railtours Ireland representative will be waiting, in a yellow jacket to check you in for your tour. Check in for this tour is 20 minutes prior to the departure time listed.
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    Kilkenny Castle
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 2
    House Of Waterford Crystal
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Heuston
    Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland
    Check in for this tour will be next to the info desk. The Railtours Ireland representative will be waiting, in a yellow jacket to check you in for your tour. Check in for this tour is 20 minutes prior to the departure time listed.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Combine visits to Kilkenny and Waterford in one day
  • Includes round-trip train tickets with reserved seating
  • Hear live commentary from your guide
  • Learn how fine crystal is made at Waterford Crystal
Important Information
Departure Point
Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland
Duration
12h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Expert guide
  • Information pack
  • Admission to Waterford Crystal visitor centre
  • Reserved seats on the trains
  • Return Rail Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - House Of Waterford Crystal
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry to Kilkenny Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps onto the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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T L wrote a review Oct 2019
Phoenix, Arizona15 contributions5 helpful votes
We have used TripAdvisor to book tours in Europe many times in the past and have always had great experiences. This tour was no exception. The check in at Heuston Station was smooth and easy to find. The rail accommodations were very comfortable and on time. We experienced rain
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Jennifer P wrote a review Oct 2019
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Very well organized tour. Very easy to find our guide at the train station. Terrence McMullen was a great guide that gave us lots of history to set up our tour. Trains were clean and modern with lovely views on our way to Kilkenny. Kilkenny was a quaint little town, rich
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carlinfa wrote a review Aug 2019
Sharpsville, Pennsylvania4 contributions5 helpful votes
This was by far the BEST tour I have ever taken. Paddy was the Best tour guide and if I ever go back to Ireland, I would love to have him with me. He was a wealth of information, had a great sense of humor and stayed with us at all time. My only suggestion is if you have back
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Date of experience: July 2019
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F7229KKpamelad wrote a review Jul 2019
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Early start and a long day but so worth while, great stops at Kilkenny and Waterford especially the Waterford factory tour. Train was very comfortable, Paddy our guide was great nothing too much trouble and he was very knowledgeable Lunch at the pub was great andWaterford town
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Amber G wrote a review May 2019
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Travelling by train was very comfortable - there is a food cart on board for snacks/coffee and bathrooms. Meeting the guides was very easy as well. Both Kilkenny and Waterford were good places to visit, and seeing the Irish countryside was lovely. I think the guided tour at
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Date of experience: May 2019
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