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

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

From $42.38 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.

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Duration options: 8 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Highlights
  • Travel through the medieval heart of Ireland to explore historic Kilkenny
  • Admire the rolling hills, rugged mountains, and glacial valleys of County Wicklow
  • Visit the monastic site of St. Kevin and see the locations for blockbuster movies such as "Braveheart"
  • Explore the monastic settlement of Glendalough
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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. You’ll go to Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland, and home to Ireland’s finest Norman castle. Kilkenny is steeped in history – it 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 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.
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  • Live tour guide
  • Transport from meeting point to activity: Bus / coach
  • Drop-off: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    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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    • Pets
    • Smoking
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    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 983 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
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    We love the hosts. The guide went almost all the way in telling the story of Ireland and explaining everything! Despite the intense rain that was falling I was able to visit the attractions because the driver was kind enough to leave us right on top of the places. Lunch around 2 pm was also very good, with some suggestions from the guide without forcing us to go to a specific place. Note also for the interaction with a shepherd and his dogs. Very interesting!

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    15 January 2020

    This was one of the best tours I have ever taken, if not THE best. The coach was very nice and comfortable. Ashley and Sean, our guides, were so nice, caring and provided so much information during the ride to each destination. The monastery was so interesting, we loved seeing the lakes. We met Michael at Glendalough and enjoyed his talk on life as a sheep farmer, providing rich insight on this way of life. He then did a sheep dog demonstration with his dogs and even introduced us to a new pup. We loved our visit to Kilkenney and we ended up taking a Kilkenny Castle tour. The experience all around was just fantastic, even though it was raining for a good bit of the day. We loved every minute of this tour!

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    14 December 2019

    Amazing tour :) The guide was lovely and funny. During the bus trip he provided all the explanations, this way we had more time in each destination to just enjoy the views. It was a really full day, we visited a lot of things and every place was beautiful! The visit with the sheeps and shepherd was also super interesting!

    3 December 2019

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    VA ID: 395701