County Wicklow
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  • Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny & Sheep Dog Demonstration

    1. Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny & Sheep Dog Demonstration

    First, make your way directly to the fantastic little city of Kilkenny. Enjoy 2 hours walking down the cobbled streets and visit castles in a town that was once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. You can also visit the Black Abbey and the Cathedral of Saint Canice with its magnificent round tower.  After leaving Kilkenny, travel through the Wicklow Mountains to your next stop at the Monastic site of Glendalough. This is truly a scenic drive with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see. Hollywood Blockbusters like ‘P.S. I Love You’ and ‘Braveheart’ have been filmed here. A 10 minute photo stop to get a few pictures of this outstanding view is also included. Arriving in Glendalough, you will have around 2 hours to explore one of the most beautiful sights in Ireland. An area renowned for its magnificent scenery and Monastic ruins dating back to the 10t...

    We had wonderful experience with this tour. Our tour guide Jess are very informative and the driver Pavel keep us safe during our tours. It was worth and amazing experience.

  • From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

    2. From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

    Leave Dublin for the day on a truly scenic drive with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see. Visit Kilkenny, Glendalough, and the Wicklow Mountains as you explore the heartlands of medieval Ireland.

    From Dublin, head first to Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland and home to Ireland’s finest Norman castle. Discover a city steeped in history that was also the location of one of Ireland’s earliest witch trials, the famous story of Dame Alice Kyteler and her servant Petronilla. En route to Glendalough, drive into the wild Wicklow Mountains of County Carlow. Watch as the landscape changes from lush green pastures and gentle valleys to the glacial valleys of the Wicklow Gap.

    Continue to the monastic city of St. Kevin at Glendalough, best known for the wedding scenes in the blockbuster movie “Braveheart” and famous as the location for th...

  • Dublin: Full-Day Wicklow Mountains Tour with Lunch

    3. Dublin: Full-Day Wicklow Mountains Tour with Lunch

    This tour brings you to the best places in the Wicklow mountains. Your Italian guide will brief you about the monastic site of St. Kevin in Glendalough and will walk you to the lakes in the National Park. Visit the award-winning gardens at Powerscourt with their curious pet graveyard, the Japanese garden, the winged horses, the Rapunzel tower, and much much more. After a full day of fresh outdoor exploring, take the chance to enjoy the traditional Irish Stew at the pub Johnnie Fox's, probably the most hidden gem of the Wicklow mountains. Menu: • Starter: Salad or vegetable soup with brown homemade bread • Main: Irish stew or vegetarian lasagne • Dessert: Whiskey cake • Tea or coffee • Vegetarian, vegan and kids options available on request

  • Day Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny

    4. Day Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny

    The first stop on this guided tour is Glendalough, known as the valley of the two lakes, and its 6th-century monastic site of St. Kevin. The guide will walk you through the ancient monastery of St. Kevin and explain some of its important buildings, their folklore and history, before giving you plenty of time to explore the valley yourself. Then travel through the Wicklow Gap and see some of the most beautiful scenery of the area and a few small rural villages. Once the group reaches Kilkenny, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the medieval Norman town and its top sites, like St. Canice's Cathedral, Rothe House, and Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny is steeped in history and was once the capital of Ireland. It was also the location for one of Ireland’s earliest witch trials, the famous story of Dame Alice Kyteler and her servant Petronilla. Spend 3 hours in Kilkenny, explore Kilkenny Castle ...

  • Wicklow, Glendalough and Kilkenny Full-Day Tour from Dublin

    5. Wicklow, Glendalough and Kilkenny Full-Day Tour from Dublin

    Depart Dublin and travel to Wicklow National Park for a guided tour of the monastic settlement of Glendalough, founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin. Get back to nature on a walk along the glacial "Valley of 2 Lakes" just 48 kilometers from the city center. Continue through the Wicklow Mountains and cross Wicklow Gap to stop and take souvenir photos of one of the highest mountain passes in Ireland served by an asphalt road. Admire the ever-changing scenery as you make your way to the medieval capital of Kilkenny. Join an expert guide on a tour of the narrow streets. Then, enjoy some free time for lunch in one of the restaurants or pubs. Alternatively, tuck into a simple picnic in the castle grounds. Get some free time to shop or explore on your own before the return journey to Dublin.

    The guide is amazing - she is very kind and passionate about her job! I loved it.

  • Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Lakes Day Tour

    6. Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Lakes Day Tour

    Enjoy the most beautiful countryside in Ireland on one of the most popular full day coach tours to Wicklow. You will journey to the mystical site of Glendalough, home to the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland, before continuing to the pretty Wicklow village of Avoca for lunch in Ireland's oldest handweaver mill. Continue and pause for superb photo opportunities at Wicklow Gap, and capture souvenir shots that will impress friends and family back home. Enjoy a guided tour of the 6th-Century monastic settlement at Glendalough, and see the famous 10th-Century Round Tower, and St. Kevin's Kitchen. Take an optional walk to the stunning Upper Lake. Sample a taste of Irish whiskey at Fitzgerald's Pub. Along the way, you will enjoy stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains, the valleys at Glendalough, and the breathtaking Blessington Lakes, from your comfortable coach. The tour guarantees the ...

    Great guide/driver (Richie)! A little to less time in the Wicklow Park (only 2 hours). Time spend in Pub for me was a waste of time

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What people are saying about County Wicklow

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 315 reviews

This trip was such a lovely experience with enjoying a piece of everything you want to see in Ireland. Our guide's name was Godfrey and he made it such an interesting trip with lot of information about Ireland's history and present and also made us laugh many times. Thanks to the great driver as well (I didn't catch his name)! We visited cute little village Glendalough with lovely nature and stunning views of mountains around, had short stop to look at the beauty of the Wicklow mountains and visited the centre of Kilkenny, which was a really nice city with lovely atmosphere. But most of all, I enjoyed the sheep dog demonstration. It was such an unique and beautiful experience. The farmer was super friendly and a great speaker, we learned a lot about the dogs and the sheep and also could cuddle with the dogs at the end, which just made this experience even more beautiful. Thank you for this lovely trip, I can't recommend enough!

We had wonderful experience with this tour. Our tour guide Jess are very informative and the driver Pavel keep us safe during our tours. It was worth and amazing experience.

It was a very nice experience. The guide was very competent when giving a historical background about Ireland and also kind with the guests.

Sean was an excellent guide! Lots of good explanations in bus, everything was very clear. The activities were super cool. Very much enjoyed

It was a great ride. And a very good guide and bus driver.