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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.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Awesome tour

Aisling was our guide. Sean was our driver. It was a fantastic tour. I can't believe it was just 30 Euro's each. We enjoyed the tour of Kilkenny and the sheep farm. Everything was well organized.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed yesterday
It doesn’t get much better than this trip!

From start to finish, our tour was great! Pete, our driver, and Cathy, our guide, were excellent. The trip was fun and we enjoyed every minute of it! Even the misting rain and winds didn’t dampen the spirits! The highlight of my day was the...More

1  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed yesterday
The Best Way to See the Most out of a Day

I am a profesisonal guide, and appreciate the value of a guided trip, but I am always hesitant to join organized trips because i might be too critical. I am so happy I did, not one - but two tours with Wild Rover. The best...More

Thank erajuliet
Reviewed yesterday
Good Value Day Trip

Anthony and Sidney were excellent tour guide and driver. Covered great info in transit. Comfortable bus. Tours are easy but not leisurely. You have to remember you'll be time constrained. We had a quick walk around Kilkenny and a nice jaunt to see the beautiful...More

1  Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cathy was very good, not overly talkative, but knew her history and facts. Gave a nice insight into what the country is about and the people. Padder(sp?) was a professional, and fun as well. They are both the most popular people in Ireland. Ha. I...More

Thank mamatoay
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Mickey S
27 June 2018|
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Response from Anita G | Reviewed this property |
We arrived about 6:30. It all depends on traffic and weather.
Georgie C
17 June 2018|
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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 Maritza B | Reviewed this property |
I consider it a "tight" fit. Getting back to the hotel from your drop off location, getting your luggage/process check out at hotel, finding a cab and getting to the airport in rush hour traffic, might turn into an "anxiety... More