Meet your guide in central Dublin and settle into your seats for a thrilling drive through the Wicklow Mountains. Admire the patchwork of lush farmlands, forests and lakes as you wind along the scenic country lanes and climb through the hills of Wicklow. Jump out to discover Glendalough, the picturesque ‘Valley of Two Lakes’, and follow your guide to the most stunning lookout points. Along the way, learn about Glendalough’s significance as an early Christian settlement and stop to explore the 6th century monastic ruins, which rank among the oldest in Ireland.
Back on the bus, continue your journey along the dramatic mountain pass of Wicklow Gap, where you’ll have chance to hop out and take photos. Finally, arrive in Kilkenny, Ireland’s medieval capital, where you can take in the highlights on a guided walking tour. After marveling over landmarks like Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Rothe House, enjoy free time to continue sightseeing independently, shop for souvenirs or tuck into lunch (own expense) at one of the many pubs and restaurants.