tour to glendalough


1 Day


Non-Private (up to 60 people)







See Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny in one day. A short guided day trip from Dublin.


We will first make our way to the beautiful little town of Kilkenny. Known for its medieval feel, amazing castle and cobbled streets, Kilkenny is a town steeped in history and folklore. With 2 hours to enjoy the amazing city of Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century, which is situated on the banks of the river Nore, you will have a great day in medieval Ireland.

Enjoy the picturesque cobblestone streets. Spend some time to explore the gardens of the famed Norman Castle dating back to the 1100s. Here you have an opportunity to take a tour inside the castle for a small optional fee. Or just enjoy a free video presentation of the castle’s history and take in the splendour of the castle and gardens. You can also visit the Black Abbey and the St. Canice’s Cathedral with its magnificent round tower. This is a beautiful city to enjoy and will be a highlight of your visit to Ireland.


After leaving Kilkenny, we will travel via the the Wicklow Mountains en route to our next stop at the Monastic site of Glendalough. With spectacular panoramic views of the landscape, this is truly a scenic drive with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see. We will stop on a nice elevated spot for 10 minutes to get a few pictures of this outstanding view.

Because of the natural beauty of the Wicklow Mountains, there have been a few films that took advantage of this natural beauty. Hollywood Blockbusters like ‘P.S. I Love You’ and ‘Braveheart’, to name a few.


Now for the main visit of the day, where we will also give you around 2 hours to explore one of the most beautiful sights in Ireland. The area is renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich and varied heritage. Here you will have time to explore the ruined monastic city that dates back to 10th century. Not to mention the magnificent lakes, waterfalls and babbling brooks. Glendalough is also known for the Braveheart wedding scenes.

We will now head back to Dublin after a long day of magnificent scenery. The tour will end between 6:00pm and 6:30pm.

*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.

Pick up
8:00 am, Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Drop off
Around 5:00pm – 6:00pm, same place

Things to note:

  • Groups of 12 people or more will not be accepted, even if the group make separate bookings. This is to ensure that everyone else on the bus can enjoy a good time
  • Not suitable for people with limited mobility
  • Not suitable for children under 6. If your child is very used to travelling, please book 1 seat per child.

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Elke H. on 25 Apr 2018
The weather was not so good, but our trip was anyway very good. Our driver Nikolai was a perfekt driver, he knows his bus and was perfektly. Our guide (sorry,I forget the name) was friendly, funny and knows a lot. Very interesting. His informations are good, because he was not speaking the whole day…perfekt. We get a lot of interesting inputs, sometimes with songs, was good, but not too much. All was perfekt for us.

Anto C. on 25 Apr 2018
It was a very enjoyable trip! Both the guide and the driver were very attentive and made the trip unforgettable! I recommend it!

Kavana P. on 24 Apr 2018
A brilliant day out, thanks a million for giving my wife and I some amazing memories. The driver was excellent the tour guide was excellent. Thanks

Andro A. on 22 Apr 2018
Our guide Derrick was very fun, or how the irish would say great crack. Yuri was a great driver and the organisation of the trip vas very good.

Emma W. on 18 Apr 2018
Nice day Trip. Funny and professional tour guide. Had enough time to see all the points of interest.

Natalia S. on 18 Apr 2018
Both the driver and the guide were amazing. They made our long tour very short and enjoyable, telling stories about the country, the history of the country and themselves, that we deeply appreciated. They made us feel a big family enjoying every second. The driver was proffessional, and made us feel safe.