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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

From US$44.10
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  • Escape bustling Dublin for a day, with included transportation
  • Travel between Kilkenny, Glendalough, and Wicklow Mountains with ease 
  • Guide commentary contextualizes each stop
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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
From US$44.08
Overview
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 today
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 today
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 yesterday
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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Good experience

It was nice and interesting but for such a long journey the coach should be equipped by a toilet on board

Thank silvioF553UZ
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for letting us know about our service. We appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great time

The tour guide and driver made the trip. Very comfortable bus. I would recommend doing this tour of you want to back to the city around 6pm.

Thank Lisa L
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for choosing us as your touring company, Lisa!

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Kate M
19 April 2018|
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Response from Umair S | Reviewed this property |
We took the van from Oconoell street, in front of some hotel around early morning at 7:30 am in the morning and came back at 6:20 pm
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janikc2018
8 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.
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