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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

From US$ 44.00
  • Escape bustling Dublin for a day, with included transportation
  • Travel between Kilkenny, Glendalough, and Wicklow Mountains with ease 
  • Guide commentary contextualizes each stop
Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
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Learn about Irish folklore and medieval architecture on this hassle-free day trip to Glendalough and Kilkenny from Dublin. Avoid the stress of organizing transport and activities, and let a guide do the hard work for you. Combine visits to Glendalough’s monastic settlement, Wicklow Mountain National Park, and Kilkenny Castle with a sheep herding demonstration, and travel with ease between the dispersed landmarks. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for added convenience.
What to Expect
Begin your tour with convenient pickup at your Dublin hotel, where you’ll climb aboard a comfortable tour vehicle and set out into the Irish countryside. Enjoy the scenery and leave the driving to your guide on the way to Kilkenny Castle.

Listen to your guide’s commentary on the history of the castle, built in the 12th century on the River Nore. Spend some free time exploring the chambers and the rose garden at your own pace, before heading out into the village of Kilkenny. Stroll the cobblestone streets, taking in sights of the monasteries, cathedrals, and Tudor-style houses. Meet up with your guide for a last stop at the 12th-century St. Francis Abbey Brewery before departing.

Back on the bus, head over the picturesque Wicklow Gap into Wicklow Mountains National Park. Keep your camera at the ready and take advantage of the fact that someone else is driving, using that time to snap photos of the dreamy scenery instead. Stop at a local sheep farm to see Border Collies doing what they do best: herding sheep, a long-standing Irish tradition.

Once you reach the glacial valley of Glendalough, take in sights of the glacial lakes and stop at the medieval monastery and tower. After an orientation from your guide, spend a while exploring independently before boarding the bus and returning to Dublin for drop-off.
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Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful day trip from Dublin!

There was so much to see on this trip. Would have loved to stay longer in Kilkenny, but we enjoyed our time exploring the town. The Wicklow mountains were beautiful and we saw some deer along the way. The day we went, March 19, the...More

Thank pbmax621
Reviewed yesterday
Great Day in Ireland

The day trip was awesome and allowed us to see the countryside of Ireland as well as the beautiful scenery on the way. Aisling was an incredible and knowledgeable tour guide, and Sean's driving was extremely impressive, given the massive bus and narrow roads. The...More

Thank Kacey H
Reviewed yesterday
Will recommend to anyone visiting Ireland. Very nice and informative tour guide

Our tour guide was Connor and our driver was Sara. Connor gave us a lot of very interesting information about every place and everything we saw. He would go talk one on one with each group during the walking tours and i thought that was...More

Thank Luis_Lisbon96
Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful views!!!!

WOW! A jump in the past! The time in Kilkenny was wonderful (there was the sun! *-* for the first time in 5 days in Ireland!!!) The tour guide in the little city was charming, she was so excited to tell us the facts of...More

Thank Azzurra B
Reviewed 2 days ago
Had to do another trip

Our driver, Fin and guide, Kim, were very knowledgeable and also kept us on schedule. The trip was worth it, especially if you have limited time to spend in Ireland.

Thank bisdak137
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and are delighted you had a great time during the tour!

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Kate M
19 April 2018|
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Response from Lindamc24 | Reviewed this property |
We arrived back between 530 and 6 I believe. It's not as long as some of the other day trips. But the longer ones are worth it as well!
7 April 2018|
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Response from RareAthlete | Reviewed this property |
Carol, one of the pick up points is near the Trinity Hotel. It's at the Ulster Bank bus stop at 33 College Green. You'll find it just outside of Abercrombie & Fitch. It's only about a 500 meter walk from your hotel.