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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

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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 USD 40.67
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 2 days ago
Lots of fun!

Had a great day w/ Cathy our very informative guide & Palo the very good bus driver. There was soo much information but I enjoyed listening to the history & also current changes & events going on in Ireland. Cathy is full of information &...More

Thank lizd2192
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great day tour with Cathy and Sydney from Wild Rover Tours

This was a great day trip, lots of fun, a lot packed into one day but definitely doable! The sheep farm was a nice touch to see rural Ireland, the Wicklow Mountains and the Glenalogh lakes are beautiful, the scenery is a great photo opportunity....More

Thank cjcos2018
Reviewed 1 week ago
November on the spur of the moment ........

Myself & my husband decided last minute to try one of the Day tours offered by Wild Rover, whilst visiting my old hometown from Mexico where we live now. I opted for the closer one to Dublin, the trip to Glendalough etc and I wasn't...More

Thank Laura G
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
My heart will always belong in Ireland! This tour solidifies that!

Book this tour!!!! I don't think I could have loved it more! First of all, the price is very affordable, $40 US dollars. It is worth that and more! Anthony and Derek took great care of everyone. We started the day meeting Bruce, the amazing...More

3  Thank mdluvs2shop
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are very glad that you had an enjoyable experience!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour!

My daughter and I took this day trip together and had a wonderful time! The bus was comfortable and our guide Richard gave just enough history without spending the entire time talking. There was always a nice variety of Irish music playing in the background....More

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We were picked up around 8 AM and and returned at 6 PM. Great trip!
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