Day trip

From Dublin: Kilkenny and Wicklow Mountain Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours
Day trip

From Dublin: Kilkenny and Wicklow Mountain Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

From US$ 43.11 per person

Get a taste of the true beauty of Ireland on a full-day scenic tour of Kilkenny and Glendalough from Dublin. Admire rolling hills, rugged mountains, brooks, and the glacial valleys of County Wicklow.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Drive through beautiful Kildare to visit historic Kilkenny
  • Shop for traditional Irish crafts at Kilkenny design stores
  • View rolling hills, rugged mountains, and the glacial valleys of County Wicklow
  • Visit the monastic city of St. Kevin and see filming locations for famous movies
  • Try a pint of Kilkenny beer in the city where it is produced
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Travel through Kildare to historic Kilkenny on this full-day scenic tour from Dublin. Once the medieval capital of Ireland, Kilkenny boasts Ireland’s finest Norman castle, and have the chance to buy a pint of Kilkenny beer in the city where it is produced.

Board the comfortable and climate-controlled bus in Dublin and begin your day trip. Relax on the drive to Kilkenny past sparkling lakes, dense forests and babbling brooks. 

Arrive in Kilkenny and enjoy free time to shop for traditional Irish crafts like unique knitwear, pottery and glass. Spend your time strolling through quaint streets or popping into a local pub for a delicious Kilkenny beer.

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 the film “PS I Love You.”

Head to the megalithic portal tomb of Brownshill Dolmen to uncover how ancient Irish ancestors buried their dead and celebrated their passage into the next world. Return to your meeting point in Dublin at the end of your day trip. 

  • Transportation
  • English commentary on the bus
  • Visit to Brownshill Dolmen
  • Food and drink
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Certified tour guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please note that this is not a guided tour. Your driver will provide commentary in English about the locations along the way.
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 659 reviews

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We been waiting in front of Dublin office which been closed,uckily we spotted some bus stopping in front of Molly Malone statue. Driver was kind but sarcastic sometimes at least to me (I’m totally fine with it and I have fun - but I believe someone wouldn’t be). We been on time all the way. There was amazing places where we been staying. I thought we have had some tickets included for some entrance but nothing like that just Kilkenny, Glendalough and bonus Guinness lake. Bus isn’t that comfortable as I expected, small space for Legs :/ - We enjoyed, we had fun and most important we are taking very nice memories out of this field trip.

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March 26, 2023

It was a good day out. However I would have preferred to stay longer at the mountains. The driver-guide Cian (I think it was spelled like that) was friendly and interesting and he solved brilliantly an issue we had with the bus at the end of our trip when we were heading in to Dublin city.

March 26, 2023

Our tour guide/driver Alex was great! We got quite a late start (45 mins or so) due to a major accident causing terrible traffic, but we were still able to see everything we had hoped to and Alex was a wonderful guide who didn't let the unexpected traffic throw him off. We thoroughly enjoyed both tours we've taken with Paddywagon.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 37906