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

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

Activity provider: Collins Day Tours

From US$ 36.93 per person

Take a journey through Ireland on a full-day tour of the Wicklow Mountains, the monastic site of Glendalough, and the medieval city of Kilkenny.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 9 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Highlights
  • Travel through the medieval heart of Ireland to explore historic Kilkenny
  • Admire County Wicklow's rolling hills, rugged mountains, and glacial valleys
  • Visit the monastic site of St. Kevin and the monastic settlement of Glendalough
  • See the locations for blockbuster movies like "Braveheart" and "PS I Love You"
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.

From Dublin, head first to Glendalough. There you’ll have time to explore one of the most beautiful sights in Ireland, in an area renowned for its magnificent scenery and monastic ruins that date back to the 10th century.

Continue through the Wicklow Mountains national park. Pass famous movie locations featured in P.S. I Love You and Braveheart. Watch as the landscape changes from lush green pastures and gentle valleys to the glacial valleys of the Wicklow Gap.

Arrive at Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland and home to Ireland’s finest Norman castle. Have free time to navigate the narrow lanes and historic buildings. Then, make your way back to Dublin.

Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport from meeting point to activity: Bus / coach
  • Drop-off: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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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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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 1538 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.5/5

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    The tour was absolutely amazing. What a scenic drive. We had enough time in Glendalogh to hike up to both lakes. It’s worth the efforts to walk up to the second lake. This place is just stunning. Kilkenny was very charming. There you will also get enough free time to get some lunch and explore the town. Our driver was excellent. He always gave information along the route. Only uncomfortable thing was that the meeting point changed from Gresham Hotel to Molly Malone’s statue. No reason was provided and not really convenient for us to get there. Since we were the 2nd group to be picked-up, no chance to pick good seats since most of them were already taken.

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    April 25, 2022

    Fantastic tour, excellent value for the price! We spent about 2 hours in Glendalogh (plenty of time to walk up to the lakes, it's a relatively flat trail), then stopped briefly at the Wicklow Gap (it was pouring rain so we couldn't stay long), and then we had a little over 2 hours in Kilkenny. Val was a great driver. He told us a lot of interesting trivia about the region, sang some songs, super entertaining! Highly recommend this tour.

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    November 10, 2018

    Well worth seeing them Wicklow mountains

    We really enjoyed our coach trip to the Wicklow mountains and Kilkenny, but was a bit disappointed we didn’t get a plush paddy wagon coach, with WiFi as promised in their leaflets. Our coach was was quite tatty, my seat in particular had a wedge of foam sticking out into my back, with mould near the speaker above us, and a window which was all misted up with condensation (all other windows on the coach was fine). Although that was disappointing, it was well worth seeing the Wicklow mountains and Kilkenny. If you like looking at the little shops rather than the area, my advice would be to decline the offer to go on the land train, as we did that and wished we didn’t as it left 1 hour 20 mins to find something to eat and shop! So it was a bit rushed. But good day.

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    September 7, 2018

    Product ID: 395701

    VA ID: 395701