Kilkenny Castle, National Stud and Japanese Gardens


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. It is a very enjoyable tour for Children. With a good mix of Fun and Adventure.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

Private Tour of Kilkenny, National Stud

I will Collect you from your accommodation or Cruise Ship and Drive you to The National Stud and Japanese Gardens Where you can explore one of the Most Beautiful Japanese Gardens in Europe and The National Stud has some of the most Prestigious Stud Horses in The World, From there we will visit The Beautiful City of Kilkenny. There are plenty of places to visit in this Heritage City, Such as Kilkenny Castle, Jerpoint Abbey, The Smithwick's Experience and Many more wonderful Places to visit. . I would be happy to Customize a tour to suit your Interests and would be Also Happy to Suggest a Great Local place to have Lunch. .


I will collect you from where you are Staying, From there we will Visit The National Stud and Japanese Gardens in CO. KILDARE. The Japanese Gardens are one of the Finest in Europe and you will be Free to explore The Gardens at Your own Leisure, You can then Visit The National Stud, With some of the Finest Horses in The World . The Stud farm is a very enjoyable Tour. We will then Visit The Historical City of Kilkenny. The City of Kilkenny has plenty to offer for All interests, You could Visit Kilkenny Castle, The Smithwick's Experience and Many more sites to Visit Also. I would be happy to recommend a nice local Restaurant to Sample some Locally Sourced Food. I can also Customize The Tour to suit your Interests and Needs. .

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will Collect your Hotel apartment or Cruise Ship or at a location that works for you.

End location: I will return you to your Accommodation or Cruise Terminal or if you wished to be dropped off Somewhere else I would be happy to Organise this with you..

Duration: 9 hours

Depending on the time of year. Traffic can be Heavier.


I have two Vehicles that are comfortable to travel in. One holds 8 passengers and the other holds up to 7 people. Both have Air conditioning and Leather interior.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your guide, transportation in a Mercedes minivan and all tolls

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euro - This is for Entrance fees and Lunch.

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees and Lunch are Extra.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was one of three tours we had with Derek during our week long stay in Ireland. He was highly professional, very well informed, flexible and a very nice guy. Visiting Kilkenny and the surrounding area was marvelous. We also thoroughly enjoyed the wide ranging conversation on Irish culture, politics and history. Derek's combined style and expertise was a significant, standalone contribution to an overall excellent vacation experience.
Thomas Bartley

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