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From Dublin: Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough & Kilkenny Tour

From Dublin: Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough & Kilkenny Tour

Activity provider: Collins Day Tours
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From US$ 36.98 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 491 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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Such a great trip! Gorgeous drive through the mountains and you get to learn a lot about Irish history. Brian did a great job keeping us entertained and was an excellent story teller. Alec was a top notch driver. Overall it was an great way to get out of the city and enjoy the countryside. Thank you Brian and Alec!

May 4, 2022

The landscapes are splendid, the cities visited too. Bus times are not too long. There is a driver (Alec) and a guide (Pat) who are both very nice, caring and pationné by their job. Friendly and funny, we learned a lot and had a great day! I recommend, and the price is right.

April 30, 2022

Excellent tour, mainly because the guide Pat knew so much and told us so much about the region, its history, and contemporary life. Often guides tell you the standard that they know by heart, and sometimes you end up with just a bus transport from point to point; but in this case it was very different. Smooth driving by Alec. One point to note, there was no wifi onboard and no usb charging points.

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April 25, 2022

Product ID: 75151