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Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin

County Dublin, Ireland
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Offered in: English


Explore Ireland’s natural wonders and historic gems on this full-day tour from Dublin. Set out on a scenic drive through the idyllic countryside of the Wicklow National Park, stop to admire the views from Wicklow Gap and visit the monastic ruins and beautiful lakes of Glendalough. Then, step back in time with a tour of Kilkenny, Ireland’s medieval capital, and enjoy free time to explore the city independently before returning to Dublin.
  • Full-day tour of the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny from Dublin
  • Enjoy magnificent views as you drive through the Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Walk around the lakes and ancient ruins of Glendalough
  • Discover the medieval monuments of Kilkenny on a guided walking tour
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi on board
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Great day trip from Dublin for first-time visitors or those short on time
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.

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Artur Jorge F
, Apr 2019

Claire and Francis where super helpful, loved Claire's knowledge of history and tradition, plus sympathy. A day well spent, went with kids and they loved it. Totally recommend sticking with Claire to learn all the wonderful stories behind the amazing views.

Marc V
, Mar 2019

I had a nice day trip, the guide was nice and informative and took us through beautiful places and told us about things on the way. Not too little, not too much. I liked the free time in Kilkenny.

, Oct 2018

Very interesting tour . The guide was very helpfull. A wonderfull nature, and a historical walking tour round in Kilkenny town to see the church and narrow streets.

, Aug 2018

Nice tour. We enjoyed it

Geoff N
, Feb 2018

We did three during our stay in Dublin, and this was the least impressive of the three. Good scenery in the mountains and a good stop at the historical site in Glendalough. Kilkenny is an interesting town but, other than the castle not an outstanding part of the trip. If we did it again I would pick another tour.

Philip R
, Nov 2017

A very enjoyable tour with a knowledgeable guide and excellent driver. The Wicklow Mountains seen essentially from the bus window as we drove by were nice, but for us the tour highlight was Glendalough. We chose to wander with our guide to hear his lectures about the area while some others in our group freely roamed on their own. The only disappointment was self-imposed since we didn't fully realize that the Kilkenny stop was simply a drop off and pick up. We assumed there would be some type of organized tour in Kilkenny but instead we were simply told where to meet the bus a few hours later. There is plenty to do in the town tour the castle, enjoy the Smithwicks experience, shop, but since we didn't develop a plan on our own we mostly wandered the town and ended up not having time to do anything specific.

, Nov 2017

This tour was amazing!

Lydia S
, Nov 2017
, Nov 2017

Amazing !! I really appreciated the day ! it was perfect !

, Oct 2017

This was a beautiful tour with a great destination! Plenty of time in Kilkenny. Would have liked a little more time in Glendalough. Would have given it 5 stars if the tour guide wouldn't have given his personal religious views into his commentary.

Product code: 33832P1

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