Waterford Crystal & Kilkenny Railtour – Tour DH01 – Irish Railtours First Class

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TOUR OVERVIEW

 

 Waterford Crystal & Kilkenny

Enjoy a day tour to Ireland’s ancient east in the sunny south east.  Visit the medieval city of Kilkenny or as it is known “The Marble City”.  After an informative guided tour of Kilkenny, savour some free time to explore Kilkenny Castle overlooking the River Nore, the nearby Kilkenny Design Centre or perhaps the recently reopened Smithwicks Distillery.

After departing from Kilkenny, continue Southwest before arriving at Waterford Crystal, on the banks of the picturesque River Suir in the heart of Waterford City at 12.20. On arrival,  lunch will be served followed by a tour of the World renowned Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre.
The return journey by train will travel via the scenic Suir Valley through the heart of County Tipperary,  before changing trains at Limerick Junction to join the express back to Dublin.

 

PRICE

Adult: €109
Student: €98 (make sure that you have a proof of your student ID)
Child under 16: €54

TOUR DEPARTS

07:25 Dublin Heuston Station
Take note: Please 20 minutes before the departure for check-in

 TOUR RETURNS

20:00 Dublin Heuston Station

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TOUR OVERVIEW

 

 Waterford Crystal & Kilkenny

Enjoy a day tour to Ireland’s ancient east in the sunny south east.  Visit the medieval city of Kilkenny or as it is known “The Marble City”.  After an informative guided tour of Kilkenny, savour some free time to explore Kilkenny Castle overlooking the River Nore, the nearby Kilkenny Design Centre or perhaps the recently reopened Smithwicks Distillery.

After departing from Kilkenny, continue Southwest before arriving at Waterford Crystal, on the banks of the picturesque River Suir in the heart of Waterford City at 12.20. On arrival,  lunch will be served followed by a tour of the World renowned Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre.
The return journey by train will travel via the scenic Suir Valley through the heart of County Tipperary,  before changing trains at Limerick Junction to join the express back to Dublin.

 

PRICE

Adult: €109
Student: €98 (make sure that you have a proof of your student ID)
Child under 16: €54

TOUR DEPARTS

07:25 Dublin Heuston Station
Take note: Please 20 minutes before the departure for check-in

 TOUR RETURNS

20:00 Dublin Heuston Station

TOUR DETAILS

Check-in at 07:05 for 07:25 departure from Dublin Heuston Station, opened in 1844 as the headquarters of the Great Southern & Western Railway and is now the official principal station of Iarnród Éireann, Ireland’s national railway company. As your train departs, you travel in a south westerly direction, through Dublin’s western suburbs and then through the lush fertile countryside of Co. Kildare. Your journey takes us through the Curragh which is famous for its racecourse, home of the Irish Derby, and there are many stud farms in the vicinity, see the best of Irish bloodstock training as your train passes. You pass through Co. Carlow, birthplace of the father of Irish Railways – William Dargan and then enter Co.Kilkenny.

 

At 09:00 you arrive into Kilkenny, 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. A guided tour of Kilkenny by Road Train is included April to October. Admire Kilkenny Castle and its rose garden. We depart Kilkenny by train at 11:40.

 

You arrive into Waterford at 12:20, a Viking city on the banks of the River Suir by train and passes Jerpoint Abbey, 12th century en route. On arrival in Waterford Station, you are transferred to the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre for a guided tour, where you will see craftsman engaged in the traditional tasks of blowing and cutting the world famous crystal glass. The lunch stop is here at the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre (not included). You are of course welcome to have lunch yourself at any of the many attractive local authentic pubs and bars in Waterford city. You and Irish Railtours Ireland depart Waterford by train at 16:25 and travel west through the beautiful Suir Valley through Co. Tipperary. You pass Tipperary town and change trains at Limerick Junction for your Dublin bound express. You don’t need to worry about this change as your host who has been with you since the start of the tour in Dublin will still be there to escort you onto the train and your reserved seats.

20:00 Arrive, Dublin Heuston,

Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Kilkenny Road Train and House of Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre

FEATURES

  • A fully guided tour throughout your journey
  • Make your own way, join your guide or feel free to explore on your own
  • Learn about Ireland’s Ancient East

 

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Check-in at Dublin Heuston Station at 6.40am for 07.00 am departure of intercity train to Kilkenny City
  • Depart Kilkenny City at 11.40 am and arrive in Waterford Crystal at 12.20 pm
  • Tour departs Waterford by train at 16.25 pm arriving in Dublin Heuston at 20.00 pm
  • Lunch is not included
  • Opportunity to take some free time to explore the city at your own pace
  • Railtours Ireland First Class operates  on Monday to Saturday

 

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DEPARTURE POINT - HEUSTON STATION

WATERFORD CRYSTAL

KILKENNY CITY

Contact Details

Dualway Coaches Ltd, Keatings
Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 685 4045
Email: info@dualway.com

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