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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 4 days ago via mobile
Kim was amazing!

Kim was absolutely amazing, she was very knowledgeable, funny and went out of her way to help. Sean was very friendly and more than willing to help passengers. the tour was great, had a good amount of time in each place. loved the sheep dogs!

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 5 days ago
Nice tour, Nice Bus, Great Driver and Tour Guides (Aisling & Jack)

Enjoyed the ride out of the city to the castle and Lamb farm. Had a wonderful day and got to see the sites. Well worth taking the tour.

Thank vrqqqm
Reviewed 5 days ago
Wonderful tour, 100 % recomended!!!

We have been in Ireland for 6 days and this has been by far the best tour we took! Our guide, Kim, was not only very knowledgeable, but she was funny, full of good tips and very caring! She made all the difference. I loved...More

Thank Maria Elisa M
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing us as your touring company, Maria Elisa!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was a great tour, our guide Murphy was informative, hilarious, started singing around 9am, asking passengers to join along. The driver too was very alert. Forgot his name, sorry.

Thank colombomestrige
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great time. Cathy was our honest, hilarious guide. Prosper was our steady driver.. Didn't know what to expect getting on a bus tour thinking we may get stuck with a bunch of gray hairs..... Great crowd and Cathy kept us rolling with factual...More

Thank Inspire401796
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and are delighted you had a great time during the tour!

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26 September 2018|
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Response from beth ann k | Reviewed this property |
Our's did not, and we asked about it. I would think it maybe depends on the bus.
24 September 2018|
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Response from Shayleise M | Reviewed this property |
Our bus was full, 60 people total. So quite a big bus.