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Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin

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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. 
  • Tour the Irish countryside on a stress-free day trip from Dublin 
  • A separate driver and guide ensures safety and attention on the tour
  • Take optional walking tours in Glendalough and Kilkenny 
  • Guide's commentary reveals the rich history of the tour's highlights
  • Wi-Fi on board the bus is convenient for uploading photos to social media
What to Expect
Depart from a central Dublin meeting point, and 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 6th-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 learn about through your guide's informative commentary. Then, 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 C3W7, Ireland
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Return Details
The National Wax Museum Plus, The Lafayette Building, 22-25 Westmoreland St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, D02 EH29, Ireland
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide and separate coach driver
  • Walking tours at Glendalough and Kilkenny included (not compulsory)
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury coach
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Glendalough Monastic Settlement
  • Entry/Admission - Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Kilkenny Castle entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Kilkenny Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hot drinks/food not allowed on board the coach
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Leah is a wonderful guide keeping us informed and interested all the way. She is very knowledgeable, tells interesting facts of the history of the places and the people. Very glad we took this day trip out of Dublin to see beautiful nature, medieval city, historical sights and
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Secure Driver Terry with a phanomenel Guide Pat. We learned so much about the Irish in a smoothie and eloquent way. Thank You so much. We come back.
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Thank you Pat and Terry for a wonderful tour. The day ran like clockwork and Pat's insight was truly inspired. Slick, witty with a perfect dose of education. We would thoroughly reccomend to anyone looking to escape the bustle of Dublin for the day and experience some of
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Our guide Derek was a masterful tour host- I use "host" rather than "guide" because Derek warmly welcomed us to his homeland and so openly and enthusiastically shared so much of his Irish identity and experience with humor, sincerity and insight. The countyside was beautiful and
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We had a fantastic tour day visiting these places of Ireland. In Kilkenny was raining hard but the guide Bryan made the effort to show us the city , the way he explains makes you enjoy a lot. Thanks!
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  • Duration: 9h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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