We only had 3 days in Dublin and spent the first 2 in Dublin. We're so glad we took this tour on our 3rd day. We found the pickup spot by Trinity College very easily as we arrived just before the 9A departure. Pat greeted...More
Combine some of Ireland's natural wonders and historic highlights on this full-day tour from Dublin, an easy and efficient way to explore the countryside. Transport between Wicklow National Park, Wicklow Gap, Glendalough, and Kilkenny gives you more time to focus on the sights rather than stressful navigation. Guide commentary brings historic sites to life; guided and independent elements allow ample free time; and onboard Wi-Fi keeps boredom at bay.
Depart from a central Dublin meeting point, where you'll make yourself comfortable on the coach bus for the ride through the scenic Irish countryside. Climbing into the hills of Wicklow, take in the sights before hopping out to explore Glendalough and the Valley of the Two Lakes. Follow your guide to several lookout points, where you can snap photos and listen to commentary on the area's history as an early Christian settlement, complete with sixth-century monastic ruins.
Leave the driving to an expert as you gaze out the windows through the dramatic mountain pass of Wicklow Gap. In Kilkenny, disembark to explore the country's medieval capital with a guided walking tour. Highlights include Rothe House, St. Canice's Cathedral, and Kilkenny Castle, all of which you will learn about through your guide's informative commentary. Then, you'll be set loose to explore on your own, shopping for souvenirs or seeking out a traditional Irish pub for lunch (own expense).
Relax on the journey back to Dublin for drop-off.
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We took this tour literally as soon as we landed. While it made for a very long day (awake 30 hours straight), we're glad we did it. Kilkenney was beautiful, we enjoyed St. Mary's and Wicklow Mountain area was gorgeous. Lots of walking required but...More
What a wonderful trip! - very interesting destinations, and our guide Pat and driver Bridget made it a perfect day! I highly recommend this trip to anyone with a day to spare when in Dublin. Glendalough is an amazing historic site in a beautiful natural...More
This trip through Kilkenny / Wicklow Mountains / Glendalough was the absolute highlight of our trip. Dermott was our exceptionally knowledgeable guide, and John our driver. Dermott covered extensive history and social trends, and also fascinating folklore. He was so friendly, helpful and funny that...More
My family and I had a wonderful day on this tour! We booked this the night before and I’m so glad it was available! Brian, our tour guide, is so full of information and a great story teller. We really enjoyed our walking tour with...More