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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
USD 41.63
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
Fantastic Trip, Very Comfortable and Well Organized!

I had the pleasure of going on the Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip run by Wild Rover Tours in early June of this year and I must say that it was a splendid experience. Everything was well organized, the bus was very...More

Thank Arpan M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Couldn’t be happier

John was very responsive and we were lucky to have Murphy as our guide. Would book again w/out a doubt

Thank kyfamilyof6
Reviewed 2 days ago
Highlight of our trip!

What a perfect day with Anthony and Paddy! I thoroughly enjoyed Kilkenny, but agree, more time here would have been nice. Quickly did the castle tour and then quickly walked the medieval mile down to St. Canice's Cathedral so we could climb the tower. It...More

1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Perfect Intro to Ireland

This was a great day trip. It's also a great starting point if this is your first time to Dublin/Ireland. You get to see countryside, castles, learn loads of history, and maybe watch sheep herding. Richard and Paddy are the gold standard! Richard knows so...More

3  Thank Hannah S
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Happy to hear you liked our service, Hannah. Looking forward to giving you a tour again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great and convenient trip to Kilkenny

My travel companions wanted to rent a car to drive from Dublin to visit Kilkenny and Glendalough. I convinced them to book a tour on a bus instead. It was great and so much less stress than renting a car and driving in an unfamiliar...More

1  Thank Melissa L
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

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Mickey S
27 June 2018|
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Response from Anita G | Reviewed this property |
We arrived about 6:30. It all depends on traffic and weather.
Georgie C
17 June 2018|
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Response from zooey2015 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly I am not sure where Guinness Lake was or The Gap. We stopped in the Wicklow Mountains for about 15 Minutes or so and were able to see the Irish Sea, the Heather blooms and then we made our way to Glendalough where... More
8 June 2018|
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Response from RodScore | Reviewed this property |
Our pickup location was at the bank across from Trinity College main entrance