Discover Medieval Kilkenny - Private Day Tour with Driver Guide
Kilkenny has lots to offer in terms of history and beautiful scenery.
In The Medieval City of Kilkenny, the top attraction is Kilkenny Castle, a 12th Century Anglo-Norman stronghold and later home of the famous Butler Family until the 1960s.
Explore the alleyways and old streets of Kilkenny and hear of it importance in Ireland's history.
Visit Saint Canice's Cathedral and for the more energitic visitor, climb the nearby 100ft 9th-century round tower which offers panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside.
A scenic drive south of the city along The River Nore brings you through fertile pastureland and quaint villages until you reach Jerpoint Abbey just outside Thomastown. The guided tour by expert staff tells of the story of the arrival of The Cistercians in Ireland around the 12th century and their establishment of a monastery in Jerpoint.
This tour will take 8 hours.
Pickup 9am at your accomodation.
Kilkenny Castle - a self-guided tour takes you through the restored castle and surrounding gardens.
Kilkenny City streets and St. Canice's Cathedral - a climb to the top of the round tower for the more agile.
Lunch in one of the wonderful pubs or restaurants in the city.
A scenic along The Nore valley through Bennetsbridge, Inistioge to Thomastown and a visit to Jerpoint Abbey.
Return to pickup point at 5pm approx.
Remember that it is your tour and I can amend the day to suit your needs or it can be combined with some of my day trips in other parts of the country for a longer tour.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Pickup time is usually 9:00am but can be changed if required.
Mercedes Viano (mini-van) with air-conditioning.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 Euro - Light lunch, tea/coffee, souvenirs and admission fee - approximate cost.
Some example of admission fees:
Kilkenny Castle: Adult €8 / Senior €6
St. Canice's Cathedral: Adult €4.50
Waterford Crystal: Adult €15 approx.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks