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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Park, and Glendalough Tour from Dublin

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  • Escape bustling Dublin for a day, with included transportation
  • Travel between Kilkenny, Glendalough, and Wicklow Mountains with ease 
  • Guide commentary contextualizes each stop
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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
US$41.78
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.
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 today
Nice tour, Nice Bus, Great Driver and Tour Guides (Aisling & Jack)

Enjoyed the ride out of the city to the castle and Lamb farm. Had a wonderful day and got to see the sites. Well worth taking the tour.

Thank vrqqqm
Reviewed today
Wonderful tour, 100 % recomended!!!

We have been in Ireland for 6 days and this has been by far the best tour we took! Our guide, Kim, was not only very knowledgeable, but she was funny, full of good tips and very caring! She made all the difference. I loved...More

Thank Maria Elisa M
Wild Rover T, Manager at Wild Rover Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for choosing us as your touring company, Maria Elisa!

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.

Thank colombomestrige
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

Thank Inspire401796
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
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Hailey S
September 4, 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
August 31, 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
August 30, 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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