Private Day Tour – The Two Castle Tour in Ireland’s Ancient East


The Two Castle Tour in Ireland’s Ancient East

A day tour experience uniquely designed by Desmond Tours

Tour Highlights & Focal Points

• Kilkenny • Tipperary Countryside • Rock of Cashel • Cashel Town • Cashel Traditional Lunch • Cahir Town • Cahir Castle

Enjoy a wonderful morning…

You will be warmly welcomed by our friendly driver who will escort you to your awaiting vehicle. We will build the itinerary around your preferred time of arrival, allowing you full flexibility. The starting location of this day tour is at your accommodation in Kilkenny, however, other pick-up points are also possible. Do send us an enquiry through our customised tour page to receive a unique offer, tailored to your needs.

From the medieval city of Kilkenny, your driver will take you through the rolling hills of the Kilkenny and Tipperary countryside and you will visit one of Ireland’s Ancient East’s most popular attractions – the Rock of Cashel. This is a historic site perched on an impressive hill with numerous ancient buildings such as a round tower, historic cathedral and a Celtic high cross – a fabulous photo opportunity not to be missed!



In the town of Cashel you will be able to choose from an array of local delicacies in the local pubs, cafes and restaurants. These for example offer traditional fare such as fish and chips, Shepard’s Pie or Irish lamb. Of course vegetarian options are also available.

Perhaps pair your lunch with a pint of the black stuff (be it Coca Cola or Guinness!) and get ready to move onto your next adventure, Cahir Castle. This impressive castle is situated in the small town of Cahir, which boasts a number of shops that offer genuine Irish produce.


A relaxing afternoon…

Cahir Castle is one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved medieval structures. This ancient castle was built in the 13th century and served as the stronghold of a powerful local family. Due to its design it was believed to be impregnable, yet it fell in 1599 when heavy artillery was used against it for the first time. This and other historic facts can be experienced as part of a tour of this interesting facility. From Cahir your driver will return you safely to your point of pick up.



Day tour prices and included services

Our day tour prices are priced from €420 per day tour – please contact us for an exact quote as prices vary depending on group size, itinerary chosen and length of tour.

Unless otherwise agreed, your tour price includes the following:

  • Fully customised itinerary designed with your touring needs in mind.
  • Scheduled stops at must-see locations and at lesser known hidden gems  – Ireland’s best kept secrets!
  • Live commentary, information, interaction and entertainment by an experienced, Failte Ireland approved guide and fully qualified driver.
  • A real progressive Irish tour experience that mixes present day with the past and helps you to create memories that will last a lifetime. 
  • Scheduled pick up at your arrival location and drop off on departure to suit your individual schedule.
  • We will supply the vehicle plus all associated costs including fuel, tolls, insurance and car-parks – your own dedicated personal group vehicle for your tour only.
  • Fine food specialties can be prepared on request for special occasions – this helps to create another memorable moment during your Ireland Vacation.
  • Recommendations on reputable hotel/accommodation choices, local Irish pubs, recognised taste restaurants and fun activities. Additional activity bookings for your tour on request.
  • Admission fees to attractions and additional tours may incur an additional fee.
  • We know that organic tour changes can happen and if required, we will facilitate changes to include restaurant bookings and other schedule changes. This is your vacation and we want to ensure that it is an enjoyable and unique experience for you!

Booking this tour

We make the booking experience an easy and accessible one for you. We invite you to contact us today and we can check availability for your dates of choice and discuss all the details of your tour requirements. This helps us to design the best tour option and itinerary for you.

Day tour prices start from €420 per day of touring as outlined above. A deposit is specified at the time of enquiry and this secures your preferred date and tour driver.  Once the deposit is received, a confirmation email is sent and the final payment for the tour will be due six weeks before the start date of your tour.