Kilkenny & Waterford Tour
Travel on this day tour that takes in culture, history and breath taking views through counties Kildare, Kilkenny & Waterford.
After collection from your accommodation, we journey on to the Irish National Stud & Gardens. Set in County Kildare, this working stud farm has been the home of some of the most magnificent horses over the last 100 years. You can also wander through the world-renowned Japanese Gardens and enjoy the peace & tranquillity.
We then travel onto the heritage city of Kilkenny to tour the 12th century Kilkenny Castle. Many different alterations and additions have been made to the castle making it a complex structure of various architectural styles.
Next up is the Smithwick’s Experience where you can learn of the rich history of Smithwick’s Ale and enjoy a complimentary pint of ale (or soft drink if you choose). We can then stop for lunch at any of the many fine local restaurants.
Our final stop of the day is at the House of Waterford Crystal Factory Tour. Here you will see all the different aspects of crystal production from the craftsmen blowing the molten hot crystal into shape to the engravers carefully decorating the final product.
Every tour is privately booked for your comfort and enjoyment.
Please ensure that you have appropriate footwear and clothing for the tour as many sites are outdoors.
Lunch is not included in the tour price. Many of the locations serve food or accommodation can be made to stop. Larger groups can be catered for and must be booked ahead of the tour.
Entrance fees are not included and currently are as follows:
Irish National Stud & Gardens: Adult – €12.50, Senior/Student – €9.50, Child – €7.00, Family – €29.50
Kilkenny Castle: Adult – €8.00, Senior – €6.00, Child/Student – €4.00, Family – €20.00
Smithwick’s Experience: Adult – €15.00, Senior/Student – €13.00, Child (under 18) – €9.00, Family – €38.00
Waterford Crystal Tour: Adult – €14.00, Senior – €12.00, Child – €6.00, Family – €35.00
All other sites are free to enter.
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Tour Cost : €650