Private castle and glass blowing experience

Tour Number

Activity Level

792066


Categories

Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Juniors are friendly if interested!

Friendly: Yes.
Can be provided the wheelchair/walker fits in the trunk

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent)

Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Glass Studio


This is a unique combination tour. First visit Medieval Kilkenny Castle dating from 1290. Kilkenny castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Ireland's history dating from as far back as the first decade of the thirteenth century. The castle was built on a raised plateau dominating the town of Kilkenny and a fording point in the river there. Originally built by William Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke, it became home to the powerful Butler Family, also Normans in origin who dominated much of the South East of Ireland for six hundred years from this stronghold. The Castle has been faithfully restored and is a glimpse into life of the times.
Then we go to Jerpoint Glass Studio home to the magic of mouth blown hand made and finished glassware. Not only will you watch the highly skillful and ancient art of producing beautiful pieces but you will actually blow and fashion your own artifact to take home. An amazing souvenir of an incredible experience!

Itinerary

Leave Dublin 08. 00
Drive to Jerpoint
Jerpoint Glass Studio 10. 00-12. 00
Drive to Kilkenny
Lunch 13. 00
Kilkenny Castle 14. 00-16. 00
Time permitting Saint Canices Cathedral
Leave Kilkenny @ 17. 00 approximately
Arrive back in Dublin @ 19. 00

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 9 hours

The times in the itinerary are all approximate-traffic and other factors can influence timings.

Transportation

A recent model MPV 7 seater. Full aircon etc

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euro - Food
Beverage
Souvenirs
Entrance tickets

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Jerpoint Glass Studio. The cost of this part of the tour is not included in the stated tour cost and for operational reasons is paid directly to Jerpoint.
The cost is €325 for up to 10 people. So if you were 10 in the party it would only cost €32.50 extra per person!

Entrance tickets
If you are more than 4 in the party I can arrange a larger vehicle-just get back to me and I will let you know the extra cost depending on the number.

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    749 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 9 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    792066


    Categories

    Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Juniors are friendly if interested!

    Friendly: Yes.
    Can be provided the wheelchair/walker fits in the trunk

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (fluent)

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