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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
From US$40.48
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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
From US$40.48
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.
Reviews (776)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Excellent Tour

Took the January 17th tour. We were very pleased with all aspects. The guide and driver were first class and the sites we visited were scenic, historic and interesting. Our guide was loaded with more interesting factual and fun information then we could possibly remember....More

1  Thank PeteBon2019
Reviewed 6 days ago
A wonderful guided tour with value

For ~$40 USD (each) my wife and I were very impressed with our day trip to Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains, and Kilkenny! An added bonus was a quick stop at a working sheep farm. Maybe this doesn't sound like much but it was a real highlight...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank musitraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a wonderful day trip. The castle was beautiful and the beautiful countryside was pure Ireland. Loved it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Day trip from Dublin

Good day trip, every one was very friendly. Our guide Murphy was very knowledgeable, informative and funny. The driver Sean was great too and always up for a chat and laugh

1  Thank liamw958
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The best TOUR I’ve ever been on

JP and Sidney (Sydney please forgive me if I spell your name wrong) run a fun, eventful, and informative tour. I personally wish I spent more time in the castle at Kilkenny, but guess what that means, ANOTHER TRIP. I will be back soon hopefully....More

Thank trow0112
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20 January 2019|
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Response from ahokiegirl | Reviewed this property |
We got back in time for dinner in Dublin. This was a few months ago but if memory serves me I think we were back when promised around 6 pm.
Betty O
20 January 2019|
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Response from rachelle_cpa | Reviewed this property |
You may check Rabbies’ website if they offer that kind of tour that doesn’t have to come from Dublin.
14 January 2019|
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Response from karinamariex | Reviewed this property |
Yes? There was children on mine