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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.
Reviews (702)
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Reviewed yesterday
Bus never turned up and no refund

To all the people considering to join this tour, please think twice before you join. My family and I joint the one day tour on Tuesday 29, May, 2018, the picking time was 8:10 am, we arrived the picking up point (Gresham Hotel, 23 O’Connell...More

1  Thank Mei Wa L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Spectacular tour

Our guide Richard and driver Paulo were superb. Richard was extremely knowledgeable and an avid historian who is clearly passionate about his work. Highly recommend this tour—every site was beautiful and interesting and a great finish to the day with visit to sheep farm. Our...More

1  Thank 70sguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wonderful Tour!

This was such a pleasant and relaxing tour. Aside from learning a lot about Kilkenny, Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains, we were treated to a lamb herding farm and held a baby lamb. Our tour team Richard and Paola were the best!

2  Thank dpsy221
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful views, interesting history and stories!

Awesome trip. Aisling was our tour guide. She had a pleasant voice and personality. It was obvious that she loves sharing Irish history and folklore with others. Jack, our driver, managed to maneuver the big bus through some very tight squeezes with expertise. Even though...More

Thank flojoak2
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted that you had a great time during the tour! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour-wonderful guide and driver

I booked this tour with Wild Rover Tours-did a great job. My guide, Richard was brilliant-knowledgeable, amusing and nice. The driver was also excellent. I plan to go back to Kilkenny for Halloween-charming village. Enjoyed the rest of the tour and the beauty of the...More

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Response from Shayleise M | Reviewed this property |
Same as the others I believe it was 6pm
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Response from sporter323 | Reviewed this property |
Supposedly, but I did not use it. There was a point when the guide told us they had to reboot the WiFi.