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.
8:00 am, Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Around 5:00pm – 6:00pm, same place
Things to note:
- 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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Compass on 21 Oct 2018
All attractions were amazing and the tour guide gave us a lot of information and was really helpful!
Mece on 19 Oct 2018
Tara did a brilliant job – giving us the perfect match of facts, humor and giving us clues. Marc was driving and we felt save each moment. (I know what I’m talking about – I drove two days on my own…;o))) – Thank You both for a great day.
Taiana A. on 13 Oct 2018
The tour was great. The guide was funny, the bus comfortable, right on time. We enjoy all the visited places.
Jana V. on 16 Oct 2018
Gavin was great fun and told just the right amount of stories. The tour takes you to stunning places and you have enough time to walk around and have a look at the beautiful sights! Really liked that there was music on the bus which created a really nice atmosphere.
Tevaria M. on 15 Oct 2018
Derek and his driver was excellent. We see so much in a short time. Thanks for all. We hope that the trip will be offered also in the future.
Vlasta P. on 11 Oct 2018
We had wonderful time, mainly thanks to our amazing guide Chris :) Although the weather conditions on our trip were kot perfect and we were all tired, he made it fun and enjoyable.