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Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin

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Discover the true beauty of Ireland on this wonderful day trip to the monastic site of Glendalough and oh-so colorful Kilkenny, the medieval capital of Ireland.


Visit St. Kevin's monastic city at Glendalough famed for its rounds towers, and Celtic crosses which will provide you with a true insight into the workings of an early Christian monastery. Glendalough, known as the valley of 2 Lakes and surrounded by dense forests.

Wicklow Gap

Enjoy the rolling hills of Wicklow, the magnificent peeat bogs, and dramatic waterfalls. Featured in many blockbuster movies, Wicklow is knows as the Garden of Ireland and this area is a favorite of many Dublin city dwellers as they escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin city.


Once the capital of Ireland in the middle-ages, it is renowned for its magnificent Norman Castle dating back to 12th century.
  • Enjoy a leisurely drive to Kilkenny, with a stop at Wicklow Mountains
  • Plenty of free time in Kilkenny: Discover the city at your own pace
  • Save time by taking a trip that stops at all the best viewpoints
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from central Dublin
What to Expect
Meet your comfortable bus at a central Dublin location and then head south into County Wicklow, Ireland’s Garden County. The first stop is Glendalough, a mountain valley used as a filming location for Braveheart and renowned for its 10th-century monastic ruins.
Continue along the Wicklow Gap, with views of the Wicklow Mountains, and stop to admire the Turlogh waterfall, before arriving in Kilkenny in time for lunch.
Enjoy at least two hours of free time in Kilkenny to explore the city at your leisure. Perhaps head to a traditional Irish pub for lunch (own expense), visit the medieval Kilkenny Castle, or admire landmarks such as Black Abbey and Cathedral of Saint Canice.
The tour ends with drop-off in central Dublin.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lot of fun with Chris and Andrey who managed to make even the malfunctioning bus door funny!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank flado_bg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful trip!!JP,our guide was very informative and Paolo our driver was great driving the bus, JP did a good job in breaking the ice, from the start, for single travelers to sit together. Made them feel at ease right away. A lady got motion sickness...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Darylejager
Reviewed June 30, 2019

Really enjoyed the day tour - the Wicklow mountains were really beautiful. Our tour guide Bailey was really great - very friendly, funny and informative too. We loved him! Oisin was an excellent driver. Bus was clean and comfortable. Relaxing tour with a good pace...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank wanderlustfromCN
Reviewed April 21, 2019

What makes it worse, I did not wish to write a review, but there is no other way to make contact with Trip advisor. Over booked! Had to throw us on another coach, was not with the company that we signed up with, no AC...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dianehX8467PA
Reviewed February 4, 2019

All around, the experience was... super-decent. It's a 9-hour tour, but due to driving times, we only got to spend ~1:30 walking around Wicklow (just long enough for the SHORTEST trail), and ~2:15 in Kilkenny, including getting food. To be fair, driving through Wicklow was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Hi, set off at 9am return 6pm
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