From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny Full-Day Trip
- Duration options: 8 - 10 hours
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...
Depart Killarney and make your way to Inch Beach to admire its 3-mile stretch of golden sand along the Atlantic Ocean. Get lovely views of the beach, known as a popular location site for movies including Ryan's Daughter and Playboy of the Western World. Continue to Slea Head, considered by many as one of the most beautiful peninsulas in the world. Travel the winding road through Gaelic-speaking Corca Dhuibhne, beginning at Ventry Beach. Pass the 4,000-year-old beehive huts as you drive to Dunquin and get stunning views of Blasket Island and the Sleeping Giant. Drive through the beautiful village of Ballyferriter, and then stop at the pretty fishing village of Dingle at the heart of the Dingle Peninsula. The charming village is celebrated for having the most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size and is also home to Fungi, an adult bottlenose dolphin that has been courting human contact...
Overall, it was a good trip. The driver (Paudie) was friendly, navigated well, and told excellent stories. We enjoyed hearing more about Ireland’s history based on what we saw. The stops had great views and it was beautiful. The only issue was that some of the other passengers were consistently late returning to the bus at stops, making the bus arrive back in town about thirty minutes late. This affected our evening reservations. Otherwise, good trip!
Enjoy a comprehensive, fully guided walking tour including a visit to Killarney national park and lake. See and hear about the area's past and present and enjoy many stories about colorful local characters along the way. Get a feel for the local people as well as incredible insights into Irish life and culture. Your professional, local English-speaking guide will take you on an extraordinary tour through the main streets of Killarney town. Continue on towards the Gothic masterpiece of St Mary's Church of Ireland to enter its wonderful interior as well as see the church's garden. Next, ride in a traditional horse-driven jaunting car to view the breath-taking Lakes of Killarney and the world-renowned scenery of the Killarney National Park. Your time in the Park will include a stop to take a photo of Ross Castle, a 15th century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane. It is the an...
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The day was lovely, and it was a great to leave the driving to someone with experience and enjoy the awesome views. Paul handled the bus expertly, adjusting the route to avoid flooded areas.
Our experience with Paudie was amazing! He stopped so we could get great photographs, entertained with stories, and was very informative. Would highly recommend!
It was a very nice tour. The bus driver and tour guide was great. He explained amusing in detail, was very friendly and made many photo stops.
It's good to get off the middle viewpoint. The seat window is good for viewing the view. Note please!
Nice excursion. The guide Paudie was very nice. Well organised.