Day trip

From Dublin: Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough & Kilkenny Tour

Activity provider: Collins Day Tours

From Dublin: Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough & Kilkenny Tour

Activity provider: Collins Day Tours
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From US$ 37.57 per person

Escape Dublin on a guided day trip through Ireland's rolling countryside. Take in the views at the Wicklow Gap, tour the medieval monastery of Glendalough, and explore the winding lanes of Kilkenny.

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Duration 9 hours
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The Original experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the wild beauty and lush landscapes of the Irish countryside
  • Learn the history of the Glendalough valley and monastery with your guide
  • Witness the panoramic views of the Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Drive through sites from movies such as P.S. I Love You and Braveheart
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Kilkenny and see its impressive medieval castle
Full description

Embark on a guided day trip through the lush pastures of Ireland from Dublin. Tour the vast Wicklow Mountains and see the monastery of Glendalough. Lose yourself in the medieval lanes of Kilkenny.

Depart from Dublin and set off on a luxury bus to Glendalough. As you journey out of the city, your guide will fill you in on many interesting facts and fun stories about Dublin.

Arrive at Glendalough, considered one of the most beautiful corners of Ireland. Enjoy an optional guided tour of the monastic settlement and some free time to explore the area or relax at a local café.

The more adventurous can opt to take a hike to the Upper Lake and return via a boardwalk (approx. 2.5 km). The route takes you past the Lower Lake through a stunning nature trail that leads deep into the valley and on to the Upper Lake.

Continue to the Wicklow Mountains. As you drive, your guide will tell you about its geology and history. Pass through famous movie locations featured in P.S. I Love You and Braveheart. Stop for a 10-minute photo opportunity at the Wicklow Gap before a scenic ride to Kilkenny.

Once you reach Kilkenny, have free time to navigate the narrow lanes and historic buildings. Admire its extraordinary castle where you can picnic, or enjoy lunch in the local pubs. Then, join an optional guided tour of the city before making your way back to Dublin.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Luxury bus
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • USB charging points on board
  • Live guide
  • Walking tour of Glendalough
  • Walking tour of Kilkenny
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry to Kilkenny Castle
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the bus stop in front of the Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin. The meeting point is just a 3-minute walk from The Spire of Dublin, a 120-meter high pin-like steel monument. Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • There will be free time for lunch at Kilkenny. Your guide will point out possible options during the tour such as a picnic spot on the Kilkenny Castle grounds. There will be options to purchase food in Kilkenny or you can bring your own
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 513 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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I went on this trip with my sister and we both enjoyed it quite a lot! The guide Pat was engaging and the driver Alec drove safely. You never actually really stop in the mountains, except for a quick 10-minute photo opportunity. Both Glendalough and Kilkenny were beautiful. The only tip i would like to give is that you either follow the tour guide and recommendations, or you do your own thing. You will not have time to do both. The walk to and from Upper lake in Glendalough takes roughly 40-50 minutes and won't give you enough time to sit down at a Cafe. I recommend the tour in Kilkenny, but you will only have time to eat your lunch beforehand, and only a few minutes to do some shopping afterwards. All in all a very positive experience!

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May 25, 2022

We had an absolutely amazing experience in our tour with the brilliant Pat and his phenomenal drive Alec. They really made the experience for us and Pat’s commentary and his going above and beyond to be personable with every passenger was so endearing and not seen in many other tour guides. This was our first time booking with GetYourGuide and we are so happy that we did and we will definitely be booking again. If you happen to have Pat and Alec as your tour guide and driver you should count yourself extremely lucky because it is a guarantee that you will have an absolutely extraordinary time! 10/10 recommend!

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May 24, 2022

Absolut sensationell! Es war meine beste Tour seit Jahren. Wir haben einen großartigen Tag mit Pat und Fahrer Alec genossen. Pat ist ein ausgezeichneter Profi, er erzählt jede Geschichte mit großer Leidenschaft und Details. Sein gut ausgeprägter irischer Akzent gibt uns das Gefühl, einer Geschichte zu lauschen. Er hat so viel Wissen, dass es ist, als würde man einem offenen Buch zuhören. Pat ist so eine besondere Person, die versucht, uns die schönsten Dinge über Irland zu erzählen und uns dazu gebracht hat, uns in Irland zu verlieben. Wir haben eine City Tour durch die Stadt Kilkenny gemacht, nichts ist besser als eine Tour mit dem Guide Pat, er weiß so viel, dass man sich im Urlaub wie zu Hause fühlt. Am Ende der Tour ging er von Person zu Person, um uns zu fragen, ob wir Fragen hätten oder Tipps zu Irland bräuchten. So wohl haben wir uns schon lange nicht mehr bei einem Ausflug gefühlt. Ich würde diese Tour allen meinen Freunden weiter empfehlen.

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May 24, 2022

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