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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Kilkenny Castle
Dunmore Cave
Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • Escape bustling Dublin for a day, with included transportation
  • Travel between Kilkenny, Glendalough, and Wicklow Mountains with ease 
  • Guide commentary contextualizes each stop
  • Choose between free time and guided tours 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Dublin saves time with a door-to-door service
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Reviewed today via mobile
Vacation

Was a great tour, our guide Murphy was informative, hilarious, started singing around 9am, asking passengers to join along. The driver too was very alert. Forgot his name, sorry.

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Reviewed yesterday
Fabulous!!

Had a great time. Cathy was our honest, hilarious guide. Prosper was our steady driver.. Didn't know what to expect getting on a bus tour thinking we may get stuck with a bunch of gray hairs..... Great crowd and Cathy kept us rolling with factual...More

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Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the kind words and are delighted you had a great time during the tour!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Kilkenny, Glendalough and Wicklow mountains

Great day tour with our guide Murphy and our driver Richard! Murphy was informative and funny and even sang some Irish songs along the tour for us! Kilkenny seemed quiet (many shops are closed on Monday) but the mountains and the sheep farm we visited...More

Thank Leandra L
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fun and informative!

Wild Rover Tours bus tour from Dublin was a highlight! So glad we did it. Bus was comfy and so nice not to have do the driving. Our tour guide Murphy was very knowledgeable and fun. Kilkenny is a lovely town, lots to see. We...More

Thank Meg D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, and Galway.

This was a great day trip from Dublin to see the countryside and the amazing Cliffs of Moher. Nicholas was a great guide and very informative and entertaining. We learned a ton of new things on the bus ride to and from the Cliffs. Sarah...More

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Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

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Hailey S
4 September 2018|
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Response from VeroniqueC300 | Reviewed this property |
As some people already answered, we returned at around 6 pm. :)
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Freedom626466
1 September 2018|
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Response from judytravels81 | Reviewed this property |
No toilet on coach but trip was well paced for stops.
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Ellen T
30 August 2018|
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Response from judytravels81 | Reviewed this property |
We brought water and couple snacks. Picked up sandwiches in Kilkenny to eat on bus.
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