This great day tour from Dublin City will allow you to explore two of Ireland’s most loved sights, the home of Waterford crystal and medieval Kilkenny city. You’ll also experience rolling green farmland as we travel through the lush Golden Vale.


07:30 | Tour departs Dublin for Waterford

Join your knowledgeable Tour Chauffeur and enjoy the restful Southward drive with your local guide. Take a little nap as we head south towards the Viking city of Waterford.

09:20 – 09:30| Waterford Crystal

Visit the most famous crystal making facility in the world and enjoy a fully guided tour. This is truly a unique experience. Producing 45,000 prestigious pieces per annum, a real opportunity to get great value crystal at the factory outlet.

13:15 | Kilkenny City

Visit Ireland’s medieval capital with it’s imposing Norman castle, narrow cobbled streets and colourful traditional shopfronts. Perhaps check out one of the traditional pubs for a light lunch and a pint of the local red ale Smithwick’s, brewed in the “marble city” since 1710. Enjoy up to three hours at leisure to explore the winding old streets, pubs and eateries before departing around 16:00.

18:00 | Arrive Dublin

Tour returns to the capital. Arrange to have your driver drop you back at the hotel (with all of your new Waterford Crystal) or downtown for an aperitif and dinner reservations.

Guest Advice: to optimise your experience at the ancient monuments on this tour we recommend wearing comfortable footwear with good grip for varied terrain & weather.

Private Tour Pricing

Private Tours typically range from EUR 495.00 – EUR 795.00+ per vehicle per day including a driver- guide (& his overnight expenses), fuel, road tolls and associated taxes. Guest accommodation & entrance fees are not included in the above guideline to facilitate guest flexibility.

Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.

  • Expert guides from our local area
  • Comfortable Mercedes- Benz Sedans, MPVs and larger tour vehicles that offer a private journey
  • Free wireless Internet (mid- size & large vehicles only)

Departs all Dublin Hotels & Accommodations on a private- request basis. Your driver will return you to the door of your accommodation / Dublin location of your choice at the end of the day by prior appointment.


Nothing is better than a private tour to Waterford Crystal & Kilkenny. A private guide and vehicle means that you can experience Ireland the way you want to. Stop when you want, take pictures where you like, and make your own decision about how long to stay at each stop. Plan your own itinerary if you want. We will pick you up from the hotel and take you where you want after the tour. This can be a budget friendly way to travel, because as your group size gets larger the cost continues going down. Whether it is just you and a friend or there is a large group, we can take care of your needs.

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Feedback from happy private- clients

guest review waterford tour

“As part of the Waterford tour, we were able to take a divergent trip to look for a castle connected to my family in Clonmel (by advance arrangement). Our Tour guide Don was very informative and organized in setting up the regular tours but really rose tot he occasion finding the castle that was off the beaten path – in the woods along a stream. I wholeheartedly recommend these pros if you want an enjoyable tour in Ireland. It became evident just how good they were once we took a tour with another company that was way short of what was advertised.”

Tim C, Greensboro, Georgia, USA – July 26th 2014 – TripAdvisor

“…I wish all tours were like this. All in all the whole Kennedy & Carr team made our 15 Year Anniversary one I will never forget…”

Darth Lego, Pensacola, Florida, USA – October 27th 2014 – TripAdvisor

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