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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$41.32
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
Fantastisch!!

We had a great tour to the sheepdogs trial, Wicklow Mountains,Glendalough and Kilkenny. Our driver Sarah did a great job and our tourguide Aisling was so kind, cheerful and she had a lot of interesting things to tell!

1  Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 2 days ago
A gorgeous day trip!

The trip is designed with everything kept in mind. We had enough time to explore, take pictures, grab a bite etc. Both Kim and Jack were wonderful company and gave us plenty of information about the places we visited and also in general about Dublin....More

Thank BangaloreGirl2013
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Day With PJ & Ronan!

This was our second Wild Rover tour and we loved it! The bus rides were shorter with longer times in each place so the day went very quickly. If you want to see some of the countryside and escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin,...More

Thank JD11125
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 via mobile
A must for both irish land and lore

A great experience with a view of the beautiful irish country by bus and foot with a taste of both history and mythology. A splendid tour guide (Anthony) and driver (Shaun) and a very good time, highly recomended!

2  Thank Jakob L
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 - will pass the word to our staff!

Reviewed 1 week ago
The perfect day trip

Richard and Sarah were fantastic! The trip was fun and educational with lots of time at each stop. We saw so much in a relatively short amount of time but never felt rushed. Each stop was better than the last. The best tour of our...More

2  Thank Linda M
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. We will let our team know of their great work!

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Georgie C
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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
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rreineke
8 June 2018|
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Response from RodScore | Reviewed this property |
Our pickup location was at the bank across from Trinity College main entrance
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rreineke
8 June 2018|
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Response from Carlos M | Reviewed this property |
It might be close if you have to clear immigration/customs leaving Ireland. I want to say we got back to the city around 7pm which may or may not give you enough time. It really depends on your comfort level and "airport... More
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