Day trip

From Dublin: Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, & Kilkenny Tour

Activity provider: Wild Rover Tours
Day trip

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
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


6.5 hours
  • Dublin

  • 2 hours
  • Kilkenny

  • Wicklow Mountains

  • Glendalough

  • 1.5 hours
  • Dublin

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Main stop
  • 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.

  • Transportation from Dublin by coach
  • Live tour guide and separate driver
  • Wicklow mountains stop
  • Glendalough walking tour and 2-hour stop
  • Killkenny walking tour and 2.5 hour stop
  • Irish collie sheep dog trials on a working sheep farm
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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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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March 24, 2023

The tour was amazing! The scenes and places that we got to see and visit were simply stunning. And there is no words to describe how funny and kind our tour guide Kevin and our bus diver Owen were! I recomend this tour to anyone who wants to explore ireland and have a good time.

March 24, 2023

An informative, well-rounded tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, it was fantastic to hear about Irish history and background info on the locations throughout the coach journey. The guide and driver were both friendly and considerate, giving us plenty of time in advance to decide on what we wanted to do (since the weather wasn't in our favour) and offering alternatives. They also gave further recommendations on exploring Dublin, which was a considerate gesture and made me feel looked after. However, I wasn't too much of a fan of the occasional singing in the journey - it felt like an unnecessary filler, when more facts/info may have been more suitable. But overall, a wonderful tour with beautiful sights of Glendalough, time to roam the small streets of Kilkenny and watch a sheep farming demonstration. Perfect if you wanted to escape the busy city for the day!

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March 24, 2023

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