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Traveling by comfortable bus or coach from Dublin, head south into County Wicklow, Ireland’s Garden County. The first stop is at Glendough, a beautiful mountain valley used as a filming location for Braveheart and renowned for its impressive 10th-century monastic ruins.

Continue along the famous Wicklow Gap, with magnificent views of the Wicklow Mountains, and stop to admire the Turlogh waterfall, before arriving in Kilkenny in time for lunch.

Enjoy at least 2 hours of free time in Kilkenny to explore the city at your leisure. Perhaps head to a traditional Irish pub for lunch (own expense), visit the medieval Kilkenny Castle, or admire landmarks such as the Black Abbey and the Cathedral of Saint Canice.

At the end of your visit, return to Dublin, where your tour ends back at the departure point.
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Glendalough Monastic Settlement
Paddywagon Tours
Elegant Irish Tours - Day Tours
The medieval town of Kilkenny lies just a 1.5-hour drive from Dublin. On this tour, take the scenic route, stopping to explore the Wicklow Mountains, admire views of the Wicklow Gap and Turlogh waterfall, and visit the ancient ruins of Glendalough along the way. Then, enjoy free time in Kilkenny to tour Kilkenny Castle, visit the Black Abbey, or have lunch at a traditional Irish pub (own expense).
  • Spectacular views of the Wicklow Mountains
  • Free time in Kilkenny: discover the city at your own pace
  • Guided tour: visit all the best viewpoints
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Dublin
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Wicklow and Kilkenny Day Tour

Beautiful scenery! Tour of Wicklow and Glendalough restores the soul--exactly as I imagined the Irish countryside. Driver Patrick was very informative and entertaining. Kilkenny, while a pretty town, was a bit of a letdown -- more touristy than I expected.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect day tour from Dublin

We knew we wanted to see Glendalough and at the last minute a friend recommended Kilkenny. A bus tour was a great second day activity to get a lot of sightseeing done when we were dealing with jet lag.There are so many tours to choose...More

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Took the tour from Paddy's Palace, Dublin. Our driver for the day was Brian and guide was Paddy. Both of them were amazing and especially paddy as a guide was great. Regarding the tour, Glendalough and Wicklow Gap is good something to look at. Kilkenny...More

Thank banra97
Reviewed 8 June 2018
Awesome day!

Took the day tour with Aiden as our guide. He was hilarious, gave us ample time at the stops and provided a lot of history and information. It was a lot of fun. One thing is that we were picked up by the Savoy Cinemas...More

Thank Tgplus2
Reviewed 15 May 2018
Fantastic Day out

Went on the Wicklow Mountains/Kilkenny tour Sunday 13th May. Great experience, seeing the wonderful Irish Countryside, comfortable luxury coach, considerate, friendly Driver, giving us full details as we went along, interspersed with some singing and lovely Irish Music. Paul our driver, to be highly recommended....More

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Hi, set off at 9am return 6pm
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