Waterford Crystal & Kilkenny City

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1 Day
Availability : Year Round - Daily (except Sunday)
Start: Dublin
End: Dublin

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Visit part of Ireland’s Ancient East, where there are Medieval and Viking cities to be explored!

Enjoy a full day tour to a big chunk of Ireland’s Ancient East – in Ireland’s sunny south east. We visit the ancient city of Kilkenny or as it is known “The Marble City”. We continue on to explore the historic Viking City of Waterford where we visit The Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre. The tour returns to Dublin via the lovely Suir Valley.

Tour Details
  • Train to Ireland’s Ancient East
  • The Suir Valley
  • Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre

Pick Up Location & TIme

Dublin: Heuston Station, St John’s Rd W, Saint James’ (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin (Google Map)
Tour departs at 07:25am.

Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.
Check-in beside the Customer Service Desk at Heuston Station where our representative will be waiting for you in their yellow jacket!

Drop off Location & Time

Dublin: Heuston Station, St John’s Rd W, Saint James’ (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin (Google Map)
Tour returns at 8:00pm.

Price Includes

  • Return rail travel
  • Reserved seats on the train
  • Host throughout
  • Visitor attraction admissions


  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Fully hosted tour of Ireland by rail and luxury coach.

  • Travel in a group
  • Travel with a host
  • Reserved seats on the train
  • Visitor attraction admissions included


Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.

Check in beside the Customer Service Desk at Heuston Station where our representative will be waiting for you in their bright yellow jacket!

Check-in for 07:25 departure from Dublin Heuston Station, opened in 1844 as the headquarters of the Great Southern & Western Railway, now the official principal station of Iarnród Éireann, Ireland’s national railway company. As your train departs, we travel in a south westerly direction, through Dublin’s western suburbs and then through the lush fertile countryside of Co. Kildare. Our 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. We pass through Co. Carlow, birthplace of the father of Irish Railways – William Dargan and then enter Co.Kilkenny.

Kilkenny - WaterfordFull day tour

At 09:00 we arrive into Kilkenny, known as the Marble City, 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.

We arrive into Waterford at 12:20, a Viking city on the banks of the River Suir, and we pass Jerpoint Abbey, from the 12th century en route. On arrival in Waterford Station we 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. Our 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. 


We depart Waterford by train at 16:25 and travel west through the beautiful Suir Valley through Co. Tipperary. We 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 back to Dublin Heuston Station.

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp) Child: Age 5 to 16 (pp)
2023: Year Round – Saturdays (except December 23 & 30) $200 $100

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Pricing is per person (pp).
Rates are in $ CAD.

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

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