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  • Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny & Sheep Dog Demonstration

    1. Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny & Sheep Dog Demonstration

    First, make your way directly to the fantastic little city of Kilkenny. Enjoy 2 hours walking down the cobbled streets and visit castles in a town that was once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. You can also visit the Black Abbey and the Cathedral of Saint Canice with its magnificent round tower.  After leaving Kilkenny, travel through the Wicklow Mountains to your next stop at the Monastic site of Glendalough. This is truly a scenic drive with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see. Hollywood Blockbusters like ‘P.S. I Love You’ and ‘Braveheart’ have been filmed here. A 10 minute photo stop to get a few pictures of this outstanding view is also included. Arriving in Glendalough, you will have around 2 hours to explore one of the most beautiful sights in Ireland. An area renowned for its magnificent scenery and Monastic ruins dating back to the 10t...

    We had wonderful experience with this tour. Our tour guide Jess are very informative and the driver Pavel keep us safe during our tours. It was worth and amazing experience.

  • Glendalough and Wicklow Half-Day Tour from Dublin

    2. Glendalough and Wicklow Half-Day Tour from Dublin

    Travel out of Dublin and into the countryside around on a 5-hour morning or afternoon tour to Glendalough and Wicklow. The tour begins with an introduction to Dublin City, as you head south toward County Wicklow, known affectionately as the Garden of Ireland. Sparkling lakes, dense forests, and romantic babbling brooks make this a spectacular scenic drive and a fine day out from the big city. You will also see the scenery made famous by films such as Braveheart and P.S. I Love You. Make your way over the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough, the valley of the 2 lakes. Enjoy a relaxing walk to the Upper Lake and explore the monastic ruins of St. Kevin's monastery. Then enjoy lush surroundings as you make your way through the Sally Gap before returning to Dublin.

    Well worth the trip. Thoroughly enjoyed. Trip was planned with enough time to enjoy the scenery. We'll informative all through and answered any questions that passengers had. Tour guide was great. Would book again for future visits and highly recommended.

  • Wicklow Mountain, Glendalough & Kilkenny Full-Day Tour

    3. Wicklow Mountain, Glendalough & Kilkenny Full-Day Tour

    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, 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. En route to Glendalough, drive into the wild Wic...

    Amazing experience and wonderful guide with Kim and the driver Paulo! We Love the views and sites. It was a beautiful combination sites and the people.

  • From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

    4. From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

    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...

  • Day Tour of Wicklow Mountains National Park from Dublin

    5. Day Tour of Wicklow Mountains National Park from Dublin

    Explore the beautiful Wicklow Mountains National Park on a full-day tour from Dublin and enjoy fun outdoor activities such as hill walks, horse rides, and cycling adventures. Hear fascinating stories about the historic region from expert guides and travel in groups of no more than 16 people. Your first stop will be a lovely spot in the mountains, where you can enjoy outdoor activities such as a 1.5-hour guided hill walk, a horse-riding adventure, or a wonderful cycle. If you want a less energetic experience, visit Powerscourt Gardens and stroll through the delightful Japanese garden. Continue through the valleys and glens of Wicklow Mountains, stopping at Enniskerry, where the movies P.S. I Love You and Leap Year were filmed. Drive by the ribbon-shaped Lough Tay, and get spectacular mountain views of Sally's Gap and Guinness Lake, location for scenes from the blockbus...

    Johnny was a really great guide,knowledgable,interactive and fun. The day was really well organised and gave plenty of time for some relaxation. Stunning location and would highly recommend Thank you so Much Sue

  • From Dublin: Wicklow and Glendalough Tour

    6. From Dublin: Wicklow and Glendalough Tour

    Your day tour to Wicklow departs from Suffolk Street, outside the old stone church, in Dublin. Experience the working side of Wicklow with a visit to a working Irish sheep farm. Meet your friendly local farmer, who will introduce you to farm life, like the diverse farming practices of sheep farming and the commands used to control the sheepdogs. The highlight of this stop is a sheepdog exhibition where the farmer will corral the sheep with their trusty border collies.

    After a scenic rural drive, stop off in Hollywood also known as 'the original Hollywood.' Then stop for lunch in Laragh (lunch not included). Then head to the beautiful valley and monastic site of Glendalough, where Saint Kevin settled in the 6th century. Here you will have 1.5 hours to discover the area. Continue through the scenic Wicklow Gap, journeying along the militar...

    What a terrific trip. Timothy was a great guide, loved his personality and information. he was also great at setting the expectation for the roads and the stops. Loved the scenery! Loved the sheep dog demonstration! The meeting point was easy to find. The value of the tour was incredible. I would use Get Your Guide again in a heartbeat! I look forward to getting back overseas to try more of your local packages.

  • Dublin: Full-Day Wicklow Mountains Tour with Lunch

    7. Dublin: Full-Day Wicklow Mountains Tour with Lunch

    This tour brings you to the best places in the Wicklow mountains. Your Italian guide will brief you about the monastic site of St. Kevin in Glendalough and will walk you to the lakes in the National Park. Visit the award-winning gardens at Powerscourt with their curious pet graveyard, the Japanese garden, the winged horses, the Rapunzel tower, and much much more. After a full day of fresh outdoor exploring, take the chance to enjoy the traditional Irish Stew at the pub Johnnie Fox's, probably the most hidden gem of the Wicklow mountains. Menu: • Starter: Salad or vegetable soup with brown homemade bread • Main: Irish stew or vegetarian lasagne • Dessert: Whiskey cake • Tea or coffee • Vegetarian, vegan and kids options available on request

  • Day Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny

    8. Day Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny

    The first stop on this guided tour is Glendalough, known as the valley of the two lakes, and its 6th-century monastic site of St. Kevin. The guide will walk you through the ancient monastery of St. Kevin and explain some of its important buildings, their folklore and history, before giving you plenty of time to explore the valley yourself. Then travel through the Wicklow Gap and see some of the most beautiful scenery of the area and a few small rural villages. Once the group reaches Kilkenny, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the medieval Norman town and its top sites, like St. Canice's Cathedral, Rothe House, and Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny is steeped in history and was once the capital of Ireland. It was also the location for one of Ireland’s earliest witch trials, the famous story of Dame Alice Kyteler and her servant Petronilla. Spend 3 hours in Kilkenny, explore Kilkenny Castle ...

  • Best of Ireland 3-Day Tour: Kilkenny, Kinsale and Cork

    9. Best of Ireland 3-Day Tour: Kilkenny, Kinsale and Cork

    Discover the scenic splendor of southeast Ireland on a 3-day tour of the lush farmlands of Kildare, the stunning Wicklow Mountains, and the fabled Copper Coast road to Waterford. Stop at historic monasteries and castles, learn about the fateful voyage of the Titanic from Cobh, and go to the famous Waterford Crystal Factory.  Enjoy a more personal experience in this small group tour with maximum of 16 passengers on a top of the range Mercedes luxury mini-coach, while a quaint bed and breakfast accommodation for 2 nights provides a more intimate experience. Day 1: Depart Dublin for Cork, driving through the lush farm counties of Kildare, Laois, and Tipperary. Make a short stop in the heritage town of Cahir to see the ruined abbey and impressive castle on an island in the River Suir. Continue to Blarney on the outskirts of Cork. Visit the castle and take one of the woodlan...

    Marcus was a phenomenal tour guide. He went above and beyond for us! Hope to come back and take another tour with him. It was a wonderful experience and best way to see Ireland!!

  • From Dublin: Wild Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Tour

    10. From Dublin: Wild Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Tour

    Explore the wild landscape of Wicklow and Glendalough on an 8.5-hour small coach tour, with Dublin city center pick-ups and a quick taster tour of Ireland’s capital before heading south along the coast, passing Dun Laoghaire, Sandycove and Dalkey. Stop for morning coffee and craft shopping at Avoca Handweavers, before heading into Wicklow to experience some of Ireland’s legendary shades of green. A highlight of your tour will be Sally Gap, where lakes, heather and barren boglands converge. Breathe in the beauty of this natural paradise, while your guide tells interesting facts mixed with a little fantasy. Then, it’s time to relax and enjoy lunch at a traditional Irish pub. Back on the road, drive to enchanting Glendalough, following in the footsteps of saints and scholars at the 6th-century monastic settlement, complete with its tall Round Tower made of mica-slate and granite. Enjoy s...

    The tour exceeded our expectations. All was executed smoothly and timely. High five to John - a very charismatic driver, tour guide and excellent storyteller in one person. His everlasting energy and friendly atmosphere he created from the very moment we entered the coach made this trip an unforgettable experience. Bus itself was convenient and clean, route well planned with few stops for coffee and food. Highly recommended.

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What people are saying about Glendalough

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 165 reviews

We had a wonderful tour of Wicklow, the “real” Hollywood - sheep herding demonstration and Glendalough. Phil was a great guide!! He gave us many historical details of Ireland as well as the area we were touring. Michael was terrific with the sheep herding and showing us how the dogs herd the sheep - very detailed and entertaining. Lunch was fantastic - views were amazing - well worth the time !!!

Well worth the trip. Thoroughly enjoyed. Trip was planned with enough time to enjoy the scenery. We'll informative all through and answered any questions that passengers had. Tour guide was great. Would book again for future visits and highly recommended.

Johnny was a really great guide,knowledgable,interactive and fun. The day was really well organised and gave plenty of time for some relaxation. Stunning location and would highly recommend Thank you so Much Sue

We had wonderful experience with this tour. Our tour guide Jess are very informative and the driver Pavel keep us safe during our tours. It was worth and amazing experience.

Lovely tour from Dublin if you want to see the nature. Everything on time and good organized. Worth visiting if you are in Dublin