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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

  • 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
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.
Reviews (705)
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Reviewed yesterday
Beautiful Irish sceney on a marvelous day tour !

We really enjoyed the combination of history in Kilkenny, the splendid scenery of the Wicklow mountains and Glendalough. Our guide Kathy provided us shortly of all the necessary information so there was still tme enough to explore on our own. The visit on the sheep...More

Thank Fabienne V
Reviewed yesterday
A brilliant guided tour

Richard and Mark both were fabulous and the guided tour was fun yet informative. I recommend it to anyone visiting Dublin. Dont just stay in Dublin, venture out and see Kilkenny, absorb the Wicklow mountains experience and just enjoy the beauty of Glendalough.

1  Thank anjula k
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Loved the tour

All worked perfectly, and it helped that we had an absolutely gorgeous October day. We loved Kilkenny and the Monastic city. Kim and James are awesome.

1  Thank Cogo56
Reviewed 4 days ago
Bus never turned up and no refund

To all the people considering to join this tour, please think twice before you join. My family and I joint the one day tour on Tuesday 29, May, 2018, the picking time was 8:10 am, we arrived the picking up point (Gresham Hotel, 23 O’Connell...More

3  Thank Mei Wa L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Spectacular tour

Our guide Richard and driver Paulo were superb. Richard was extremely knowledgeable and an avid historian who is clearly passionate about his work. Highly recommend this tour—every site was beautiful and interesting and a great finish to the day with visit to sheep farm. Our...More

1  Thank 70sguy
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23 October 2018|
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Response from beth ann k | Reviewed this property |
We also walked to one of the pick up locations. It should give the locations on your reservations.
Brandon C
23 October 2018|
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Response from lsariego | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up at 8:45AM and returned to Dublin at 6:00PM. It was a wonderful day!! I highly recommend it!