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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 US$40,55
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 yesterday
LOVED IT!

So I went on all three day tours that Wild Rover Tours offer in the winter season, and this one was my favourite. It had great touches, things I would never even have thought of seeing (like the sheep dog demonstration and play session with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zoekate123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Wicklow/Kilkenny tour

Brilliant tour! Kim & Sydney make an excellent team. Can highly recommend this tour, especially if you have limited time in Ireland and want to explore some of the countryside. Great value for money!!

Thank Manet B
Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent tour!

I took this tour in the middle October as I was reaching the end of my trip to Ireland. Sarah was our driver and Cathy was our guide that day. They were a great duo! Cathy was so organized that she gave really thorough explanations...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dawn_athrisey
Reviewed 3 days ago
Cathy & Sarah are an Amazing duo!!

In mid-September, our group of five had the esteemed HONOR of having this Wild Rover Tour/exceptional duo for twelve wonderful hours. From the time of pick-up until the drop off, Cathy and Sarah were the very best tour gates in Beautiful Killenny, Glendalough and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank anndfox
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Excellent tour!

Tour guide Richard and driver Jack were fantastic! Great stuff to see and, it being December, pretty chilly, especially at the top of the Wicklow Mountains overlook. Sheep dog demonstrations by Rob and Bruce were very impressive.

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