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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$41.93
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
Great tour as a day trip from Dublin

Our guide Richard and driver Gerry made the trip very interesting and kept us entertained. Kilkenny was a great city, which we wouldlike to visit again. Glendalogh was both interesting and beautiful, especially if you go hiking on the trails during the free time. The...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Wonderful Tour

This tour packs so much in without feeling rushed. Our guide Kim and nis driver Ronan were amazing. Kim was so knowledgeable and engaging. Great value and i highly recommend.

Thank Hartley26
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fantastic Journey Even on a Rainy Day

The itinerary for this Wild Rover Day Tour is accurately described on their website and the sheepdog exhibition / farm visit is the icing on the cake for an interesting and scenic day. To me, the tour guides make this tour company the best. For...More

Thank Mark W
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are very glad that you had an enjoyable experience!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Wicklow Wonderland

We had a great time! Anthony was charming, funny and kept the tour lively and interesting. He had loads of information which added to the tour. Sarah was a master driver! Both were a pleasure. Tour itself was great, with just the right amount of...More

1  Thank Maria S
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
Scenic trip at Wicklow & Kilkenny

A perfectly conducted tour by Wildrover tours. Our guide Aisling was super. With a thourough knowledge of the Irish history, she kept us engaged and took us on mini tours at the Kilkenny castle and at the Upper lake in Glendalough. For those who like...More

Thank Ravipg71
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

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19 May 2018|
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Response from GordyLinda | Reviewed this property |
Obviously the tour company can't be driving all over the city to pick up passengers. So Wild Rover Tours asks you to make your choice from the three locations which they offer. Take a Taxi, Uber, or walk, but plan on being... More
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Response from LynneG0313 | Reviewed this property |
You can show up of any pick up.
23 April 2018|
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Response from Kerri38 | Reviewed this property |
We were suppose to but because the weather was horrible - torrential rain and winds all day we were only able to go inside the barn and see the sheep and lambs. We did get to take pictures holding the lambs though.