• Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 33.19 View price calendar

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Combine ancient monuments, medieval gems and natural wonders on this full-day tour from Dublin. Escape the city for a scenic drive through the Wicklow Mountains; admire views of the Sugar Loaf Mountains, Wicklow Gap and Turlogh waterfall; and discover the 6th-century monastic ruins of Glendalough. Then, enjoy free time to explore lively Kilkenny and visit landmarks like the Kilkenny Castle, the Black Abbey or the Cathedral of Saint Canice (own expense).

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Kilkenny and Wicklow from Dublin
  • Enjoy dramatic views of Wicklow Gap, Turlogh waterfall and the Sugar Loaf Mountains
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Glendalough
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle and the Black Abbey in Kilkenny
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Travel by comfortable bus or coach
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors!

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Susan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had an awesome time.

Tina A United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour all the way around. I really enjoyed it.

Jeanine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was a great value for what you got. The tour guide/driver was knowledgeable and funny and could really maneuver that bus around those thin winding roads. Side note to that...if you tend to get carsick you are best off sitting at the front of the bus, these roads are bumpy and winding! Glendalough was gorgeous and the muffins in the little hotel restaurant there were fabulous. Kilkenny was very enjoyable. We chose to use our time there touring Kilkenny Castle. We had enough time to go in a few shops and stop for lunch. I would have enjoyed more time in this medieval town. Overall I highly recommend this tour. I also recommend starting the tour in the morning at the first meeting spot as the bus tends to fill up and it may be difficult to sit by family or friends if you join at the second or third location.

Julie Ann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Would definitely recommend this tour! We absolutely loved Kilkenny and the Wicklow mountains were so beautiful!

Robyne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Kilkenny is a fabulous medieval town with lots of things to see.

Melissa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Our guide Bailey was great! Funny and knowledgeable. Lovely drive up through Wicklow Mountains. Stopped at Glendalough. Walked to lower and upper lakes for photos and viewed Round Towers and monastic site. If you want to reach the upper lake, be warned it is about a 3.4km round trip walk so keep up a steady pace and take your pics of the monastic site on the way back. Alternatively, just walk to lower lake the first lake then back to monastic site. Won't be missing out on much.
Kilkenny was great. Enough time for a walk around, quick lunch and tour of Kilkenny castle and grounds.

Benjamin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Great and affordable tour. Amazing day to be out in the Irish country side! The cemetery and monastic site at Glendalough was really cool. Wicklow had amazing views and scenery. Kilkenny was awesome great town! Highly recommend this tour.

JASON N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was a wonderful trip...Our guide was great...We throughly enjoyed our many stops and the beautiful country, Would highly recommend

Geraldine G B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

What a beautiful scenic drive. The tour was very informative.

Eric D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

What a great tour! Our guide/driver, Valentine, was full of knowledge and very entertaining - including his singing! First stop was Glendalough and the monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin. It's in a beautiful setting in the Wicklow National Forest and we had time for the settlement, a short hike to a lovely lake, and delicious scones in the hotel restaurant. From there we went through the Wicklow Gap fogged in, unfortunately, and then down to the city of Kilkenny. We had plenty of time for a tour of the castle and at least one more site visit. We choose the Smithwick's Brewery. Also recommended were the Cathedral and another smaller church. Val was very good at giving us ideas when we arrived at a spot - where to eat, what to see, and even what order to see things to make the best use of your time. A lovely trip.

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