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From Dublin: Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, & Kilkenny Tour

Activity provider: Wild Rover Tours

From Dublin: Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, & Kilkenny Tour

Activity provider: Wild Rover Tours
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Full-day tour of the Wicklow Mountains and enjoy guided walking tours in Glendalough and Kilkenny. Visit a working sheep farm to experience a traditional sheepdog trial.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
• Please be there 10 min before the scheduled departure time • The guide will pick you up at one of the designated stops, look for a Wild Rover Tours bus: 8:10 AM at Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 Upper O'Connell Street 8:20 AM at Ulster Bank, 33 College Green/Dame Street, Dublin 2 (50 meters from the front gates of Trinity College, overlooking the street fountain) 8:30 AM at Leonardo Hotel Dublin Christchurch - Formerly Jurys Inn Hotel Christchurch, Dublin 8

Experience

Itinerary
6.5 hours
  • Dublin

  • 2 hours
  • Kilkenny

  • Wicklow Mountains

  • Glendalough

  • 1.5 hours
  • Dublin

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • See location sites from movies, such as "Braveheart" and ''PS I love you''
  • Visit a working sheep farm, experience a traditional sheepdog trial
  • Drive over the rugged mountains and glacial valleys of the Wicklow Mountains
  • Explore the historic city of Kilkenny on a guided walking tour
  • Discover the monastery where Christianity was re-introduced on a walking tour
Full description

Enjoy a combined full-day sightseeing tour of some of Ireland’s most beautiful landscapes, including the 12th-century castle of Kilkenny, the rugged Wicklow Mountains, and the 7th-century monastery of Glendalough. The first stop is Kilkenny Castle (entree fee not included), majestically located on the banks of the River Nore. The craft capital of Ireland, you can visit the Kilkenny Art and Design Centre to get a better appreciation of the craft traditions of goldsmiths, sculptors, painters and more. Stroll around the cobblestone streets, and visit Saint Frances Brewery, Ireland’s oldest. Admire the magnificent silk merchant’s mansion of Rothe House, containing priceless Viking artifacts.And walk in the medieval gardens to see historic varietals of fruit and veg, such as Gortahok cabbage and Blood of Boyne apples. Enjoy lunch in one of the city’s artisan cafés. Walking tour included. 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 Wicklow Gap, giving it a cinematic quality that made it a popular location to shoot movies such as “Braveheart” and “PS I Love You.” Continue over the mountains to explore the monastic site of Glendalough (meaning glen of two lakes), where Christianity was re-introduced to Ireland after the Dark Ages. Learn about Saint Kevin, founder of the 7th-century monastery.

Follow your guide on a walking tour to see intact architecture, such as St. Kevin’s Kitchen, Church and Round Tower. On the final part of your journey head through the highest village in Ireland, known as Roundwood.

Marvel at the Sugarloaf Mountains, which were higher than the Alps before the Ice Age. Pass Powerscourt Estate and the Glen of Imaal en route to Kilnacanogue. Your guide will regale you with stories about Ireland, and be treated to some traditional Irish music on the drive back to Dublin.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Glendalough visit

    • Wicklow Mountains visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

    • Pickup & drop-off by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 997 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Well timed tour into the beautiful interior of Ireland. You drive through the beautiful scenery, just as you imagine Ireland. Stops at shepherds who do a short impressive demonstration with the herding dogs. Then a former monastery site and two beautiful lakes to walk to. The last stop was the medieval city of Kilkenny. Overall a nice worthwhile day trip with a not too long bus ride.

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January 10, 2023

Great tour of beautiful southern rural Ireland. The guide David was very entertaining and was very good at entertaining, he was the first guide I met who entertained the group with live singing during the tour, he even sang very well. Also, it was very informative and he was knowledgeable about everything and everyone. The driver Warren also did his job very well, he drove us very safely and confidently through the very beautiful landscape. The stays were timed just right everywhere, not too long, not too short.

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January 1, 2023

I had the best time with our guides Cathy and her husband. They were so nice, polite and so interested in what one had visited during our free time. I loved the balance between being guided and having free time. All the places were beautiful and I really enjoyed everything. Especially the sheep dog trail and being able to cuddle with lambs that were two days old - this was my highlight. Finally, I would absolutely recommend booking this tour!!

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November 17, 2022

Product ID: 38157