Kilkenny Top City Highlights & Castle Tour



2 hours 30 minutes



  • Visit Kilkenny’s top highlights, including one of Ireland’s magnificent Round Towers
  • Tour is led by an expert professional English-speaking local guide
  • Visit Kilkenny’s famous medieval streets & cultural quarter
  • Learn all about Ireland’s 2nd largest city and the pivotal role it has played in Irish history
  • Benefit from a more intimate experience with a small group tour


This tour offers one of the most unique and truly memorable visits to Kilkenny, the ancestral heart of Ireland and part of Ireland’s Ancient East Heritage Trail. The town is a mix of churches, abbeys, and monasteries dating back to over 800 years ago and home for many talented Irish artists who have transformed the town into one of the most vibrant and colourful contemporary craft and design centres in Europe. On this fully guided tour enjoy a leisurely interactive walking tour of all the must-see highlights located in the beautiful medieval yet very cosmopolitan city centre offering an authentic friendly Irish welcome.

This tour includes a visit to the 13th century Kilkenny Castle where you can enjoy a fully guided exterior tour of the Castle along with a wonderful informative walk through its magnificent gardens. The tour will continue on a fascinating historical walk through the vibrant streets of Kilkenny while the guides intriguing narration full of great stories and anecdotes and world-renowned Irish humour will bring your visit to Kilkenny alive. Visitors will also have a chance to take unique memorable photos as they explore the towns colourful winding streets. This tour will finish in the perfect location close to all the best Irish pubs and restaurants as well as great shopping along its winding lanes selling Irish pottery, paintings and jewellery.

Good to Know

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  • Fully guided tour with an expert professional local Guide
  • The 16th century Kilkenny Castle & Gardens
  • Exterior visit to 17th century Rothe House
  • Interior visit to St. Canice's 13th century Cathedral and Round Tower
  • Visit Kilkenny’s main monuments
  • A historical walk along the scenic Medieval Mile
  • Transport
  • Food & Drink
  • Guide tip
Before you book
  • We cannot accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
  • Wheelchairs, motorised scooters, or any other device to assist mobility are not recommended.
  • Participants should be in good health, consult first with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are not used to regular exercise.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking, including over uneven surfaces, cobblestones, hills, inclines/declines and stairs.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Changes or cancellations requested less than 24 hours before the tour departure time are not possible.
  • Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation.