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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin

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See Irish castles, caves and cloisters on the Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin. Traveling by luxury coach, you'll head into Ireland's south-east region - an area as historically interesting as it is beautiful. Visit Kilkenny Castle and the monastic settlement of Glendalough while gaining insight into Irish folklore and history from your guide. This tour will also include a stop at the Wicklow Mountains to see Border Collies corral sheep across the fields as of March 1.
  • 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
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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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 C3W7, Ireland
2: Ulster Bank (College Green), 33 College Green, Dublin, D02 DD76, Ireland
3: Jurys Inn Christchurch Dublin, 8 Christchurch Pl, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 REK7, Ireland
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Westmoreland Street, Westmoreland St, Dublin, Ireland
  • Hotel pickup from selected hotels in Dublin
  • Complimentary walking tours of of Kilkenny Medieval City & Glendalough Monastic Site
  • Stop at Wicklow Gap glacial valley
  • Free unlimited 4G Wi-Fi available on the coach
  • Irish sheep farm visit & sheep dog demonstration herding sheep,handle lambs all year & collie dogss
  • Guided walking tours in Kilkenny City & Glendalough Monastic Site
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Glendalough Monastic Settlement
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be outside one of the 3 available pickup locations listed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children 2 years and under are not allowed to travel
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be there 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our tour guides were Kathy and James and they made our experience so great. The bus was very comfortable and they gave us time to relax and also shared interesting history of Ireland. Kilkenny was beautiful and really nice to walk around for a bit,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had an excellent time with Kim and Paolo back in July. Even with only a few days in Ireland it was definitely worth getting out of Dublin to explore. Both guides were friendly and welcoming, and I loved Kim's stories and learning about the history...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I absolutely LOVED this day trip by Wild Rover Tours! I have done trips with this company before and found that the check in was very early and the wifi was non-existent, with a lot of time on the road (ie: the tour to Cliffs...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were two couples with a couple of days in Dublin. Booked this trip in advance as our friends had never been to Ireland and thought it would be a good introduction to the history and scenery. Turned out to fit the bill perfectly. Our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nick and Jon provided an excellent experience on this day trip from Dublin. The bus was prompt in pick up. Travel times were passed with some history as well as music, some of it performed live by our guide. Lots of free time in Kilkenny....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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August 25, 2019|
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Response from Marta K | Reviewed this property |
No, it does not include any tickets.
August 21, 2019|
Response from Bucatti2005 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you go to the monastic site of St Kevin
August 14, 2019|
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Response from Virginiamag86 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 30 the day I went on tour.
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