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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

Highlights
  • 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
US$40.54
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
Two Tours, Both Great with Wild Rover

We were lucky enough to tour Cliffs/Galway on Friday with Wild Rover and then again yesterday to Kilkenny, Wiclow Mountains and Glendalough! Both tours were incredible no matter how you saw it, the sights alone were spectacular as was the history. This tour company stands...More

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
NICE EXPERIENCE

Our guide (whose I do not remember the name) was very enthusiastic and gave us the energy to walk all the day long! She suggested us some nice places where to have lunch in Kilkenny and she was very complete in explanations. Kilkenny is a...More

1  Thank Sara V
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great experience!

Had an wonderful time with Nicholas and Sean during the day, I had my mom over for the week, her first time in Ireland and she loved the country side experience, all the historical sights and the scenic views from the road. The sheep farm...More

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

We are glad to hear of your positive experience with us. Thank you for your wonderful review!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent trip

it was a very nice day trip with our guide Richard and driver Joe. Beautiful Kilkenny city is worth to see.Lovely nature of Wicklow mountains and the history of Glendalough made our day very interesting and filled. I would recommend it to everyone who want...More

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

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour

We had a great time on this tour. It was a fair amount of driving but the driver was very engaging and entertained us with history and stories. Murphy was a great driver and we felt very safe in his care. The sites were amazing...More

Thank robyn s
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are glad to hear of your positive experience with us. Thank you for your wonderful review!

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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.
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Georgie C
17 June 2018|
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Response from GordyLinda | Reviewed this property |
We were with Wild Rover Tours. We did have a fairly long stop in Kilkenny (parked by the Castle entrance). We had enough time (about one hour) to look around and do a little shopping. I’m not sure the exact name of our stop... More
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rreineke
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
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