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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
From US$41.35
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
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
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 6 days 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 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the perfect start to our trip to Ireland. We took the tour with Kim and Derek and it was so much fun, informative and such a soothing voice :D Thank you! Such a great experience! Recommending it to everyone we know! :)

Thank patriciasL3134CX
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We are delighted that you had an amazing experience!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took this tour yesterday and it was a great tour. Conner, our tour guide was excellent-very informative, friendly, welcoming and entertaining , even serenading us on our return trip home with a beautiful traditional Irish tune Bill our driver was also...More

Thank pinoosh
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

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17 June 2018|
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
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
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