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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.
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Reviewed yesterday
Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough

With beautiful and unusually sunny weather we joined Pat and Murphy for a delightful, informative tour to Kilkenny, Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains. Such great information, smooth driving, and picturesque scenery. We toured the Kilkenny castle , walked up to the lakes and a visit...More

Thank jlebsack
Reviewed yesterday
Beautiful way to spend a day

Our tour guide was fantastic. We loved the trip through Kilkenny. Glendalough is a beautiful location to walk through a historical site and through the beautiful forest to scenic lakes.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed yesterday
Brill! and fun!!

Great coach trip to Kikenny City, Wicklow Gap, Glendalough and Amaloe. The tour guide great fun and very informative. Kilkenny lovely city! I wish I had had more time to explore. Would love to go back and walk in that area. Castle and park fantastic...More

Thank juleswacky56campbell
Reviewed 2 days ago
Places to Revisit

Fabulous day trip with Richard our guide and Sean our bus driver. Kilkenny was so picturesque and clean, but you need an entire day. Glendalough was a natural wonder with history, religion, and nature combined! IThis place also needs a full day to explore and...More

Thank Leann B
Reviewed 4 days ago
Perfect Day Trip from Dublin

Just returned from a 9 day trip in Ireland and have to say this day trip was one of my favorite days spent seeing the Irish country side. With a stop in Kilkenny, and another at a small farm to watch the border collies work...More

Thank biondo123
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are glad you liked our tour. Looking forward to showing you around again soon!

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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 Maritza B | Reviewed this property |
I consider it a "tight" fit. Getting back to the hotel from your drop off location, getting your luggage/process check out at hotel, finding a cab and getting to the airport in rush hour traffic, might turn into an "anxiety... More