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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough Day Tour From Dublin

Full Day Tour

Explore Authentic Ireland

Transport & All Admissions

Visit Kilkenny & Listen to ancient tales of kings and witches

Travel the stunning landscape of the Wicklow Gap and Wicklow Mountains

Discover spectacular Glendalough, its ancient monastic settlement, glacial valleys and lakes

Explore the beating heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Get a sense of the real Ireland with the folklore and stories that shaped our nation

Visit a working sheep farm, experience a traditional sheepdog trial and hold a baby lamb if you wish!

Why Choose this Tour

Guided walking tour of the historic city of Kilkenny is included

Guided tour of Glendalough’s Monastic City, dating back to 600AD is also included

Tour Details


Adult: €40.00
Child / Student (with valid ID) : €35.00

We apologise but tour is not suitable for children aged two and under.

Book 2 tours with our new BUNDLE and receive 10% off both tours, or 12.5% off if you book 3.


Every day, all year round


8:10 AM at Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 Upper O'Connell Street
8:20 AM at Ulster Bank, 33 College Green/Dame Street, Dublin 2 (50 metres from the front gates of Trinity College overlooking the street fountain)
8:30 AM at Leonardo Hotel Dublin Christchurch - Formerly Jurys Inn Hotel, Dublin 8.


6:00 PM at Dublin City, Eden Quay, Dublin 1


Admissions to all attractions, transport and guides.


Lunch. You will have the opportunity to have lunch during our stop in Kilkenny.


Luxury air-conditioned coaches with 4G WiFi


Full refund up to 24 hours cancellation notice in advance of the date of the tour. That is prior to 12.01am on the day before the tour date.

Cancellation notice must be given by email, if no cancellation notice is given, the refund policy is then at the discretion of the reservations department.


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Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny Tour Video

Find out what to expect on your day tour from Dublin through the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East visiting Kilkenny, Glendalough and the spectacular Wicklow Mountains.

During the winter months, we will go to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains first, and will visit Kilkenny City in the afternoon (Nov- Feb).


45 Minute Guided Walking Tour

Visit Medieval Kilkenny Castle

During the winter months, we will go to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains first, and will visit Kilkenny City in the afternoon (Nov- Feb).

Arriving at 10am, the first stop on our day tour from Dublin is Kilkenny, a city as historic as it is charming. Your 45- minute guided walking tour of Kilkenny City will take you through the narrow and winding cobbled streets and under the city’s many medieval arches. There are plenty of tales to be told by your entertaining guide along the way; from kings and sieges to witch trials and murder.

After the walking tour, you will have a further 1 hour 45 minutes to explore Kilkenny at your own leisure. The city’s compact nature means that all the points of interest are easily accessible by foot and you will have plenty of time to visit an attraction if you wish (admission is not included). You may choose to visit the famous 12th century Kilkenny Castle, in the heart of the city on the banks of the River Nore. Alternately, you could visit Rothe House, a magnificent example of a wealthy silk merchant’s home containing multiple medieval exhibits; including priceless Viking artefacts and a medieval garden.

Kilkenny has a proud food heritage and you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch while in the city, your tour guide will be happy to make some recommendations. Depart Kilkenny at 12:30pm.


Journey Through Wicklow Mountains

Visit Film Locations

During the winter months, we will go to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains first, and will visit Kilkenny City in the afternoon (Nov- Feb).

After lunch, we travel through the county of Carlow into the wild and rugged Wicklow Mountains and the Wicklow Gap. The landscape on your Wicklow Mountains tour will change from lush green rich pasture with gentle valleys, to the dramatic and the breathtaking ancient glacial valleys of the Wicklow Gap. The journey through the mountains will bring you through spectacular locations where famous movies such as Braveheart and PS I Love You were filmed.

Enjoy a 20 minute stop for a stroll and photographic opportunities on top of the Wicklow Mountains overlooking the glens and valleys of County Wicklow.


Explore a Glacial Valley

Visit Glendalough's Monastic City

During the winter months, we will go to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains first, and will visit Kilkenny City in the afternoon (Nov- Feb).

Continuing over the Wicklow Mountains, we arrive at the heritage site of Glendalough (Glen of two lakes) at 14:30pm.

On arrival in Glendalough, you can join your tour guide on a 30-minute guided tour of Glendalough’s Monastic City. The Monastic city dates to 600 AD and is heralded as a national monument of immense importance having played an important role in reintroducing Christianity to Northern and Central Europe after the Dark Ages.

Our guides will leave you with some of the folklore and legendary stories of Glendalough’s past and direct you towards the stunning Upper Lake. You will have ample time to take a walk and fully appreciate the beauty of the area’s natural wonders.


See a Shepherd at Work

Journey Through the Highest Village in Ireland

sheep farm

During the winter months, we will go to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains first, and will visit Kilkenny City in the afternoon (Nov- Feb).

When on tour, you have the opportunity to join a real Irish Shepherd at work together with his best friend the Border Collie sheepdog.

The dog, listening to the whistling sounds from the Shepherd, will herd the sheep across fields, through gates and fencing into corrals, out again over ditches around trees to your feet. Depending on the time of the year you will also have the opportunity to hold and feed a baby lamb. This is an experience not to be missed!

Departing at 17:10, we journey through the highest village in Ireland known as Roundwood. From there you can see the Sugarloaf Mountains, which prior to the Ice Age were higher than the Alps. You can also catch a glimpse of the Powerscourt Estate and the Glen of Imaal just before reaching Kilmacanogue.

Now it’s time to sit back and relax as we begin our return journey and arrive back in Dublin city at approximately 6:15pm.

What Your Trip Has In Store

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