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

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

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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.

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  • 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"
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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 the film “PS I Love You.”

Once you arrive in Glendalough, 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. Finally, return to Dublin.

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  • Transport from meeting point to activity: Bus / coach
  • Drop-off: Bus / coach
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      Please wait outside the building so you can see the bus pull up. Driver/Guides will not wait past departure time, so please make sure you are at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before scheduled departure time. Pick-up locations: 8:10 - Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street 8:20 - Ulster Bank on Dame Street 8:30 - Jurys Inn, Christ Church

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      • Comfortable shoes
      • Rain gear
      • Comfortable clothes

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      • Smoking
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      4.6 /5

      based on 1119 reviews

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      The tour was great!! Sara and Cathy made it a fun and informative experience. Kilkenny was a nice change of pace with lots of opportunities to learn about the history. Glendalough, although raining, was beautiful. Have to go back to see it in all it's sunny glory. The sheepherding was fun and interesting. The farmer was funny.

      October 7, 2021

      Cathy and Lisa were awesome! We got such an informative tour, a lot of history was talked about and Cathy went out of her way to explain each stop and interesting site. They both worked extremely hard to make our tour comfortable. There were multiple events and diversions on the road and they were able to still make good time, keep everyone comfortable, and keep everyone safe. Awesome experience! We are so glad we went on this tour, the sites were breathtaking and definitely should be on everyone’s list!

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      September 18, 2021

      Great tour to get a first impression on Ireland’s beautiful nature and smaller towns/ cities outside of Dublin. Richard was a great guide who had a lot to tell us and Jo was a wonderful driver The tour is a really good starting point to make you want to see and learn more of this beautiful country and it’s many many sheep

      August 3, 2021

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      VA ID: 395701