Full Guided Day Tour

Explore Authentic Ireland

Transport & All Admissions

2023 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award for Northern Europe – Wild Rover Tours listed in the Top 20 Activities and the only tour company to be awarded this honour.

Visit Kilkenny City originating back to the 6th century monastery built in honour of St Canice and capital of Confederate Ireland 1642-1649.

Enjoy a 45 minute guided walking tour of the narrow streets and the grounds of the magnificent Norman castle dating from 1172. Learn of its storied history, the site of the earliest recorded witch trial, the battles with Oliver Cromwell's “roundheads”, the Vikings presence to it now being referred to as the Cultural Capital of Ireland.

Travel through the stunning landscape of the Wicklow Gap and Wicklow Mountains film location of movies such as Braveheart, Excalibur, PS, I Love you and the TV series Vikings

Discover the beautiful Glendalough valley and walk the twin lakes in Irelands largest national park. Enjoy a 30 minute guided walking tour in the ruins of St Kevin’s Monastery and see the spectacular 11th century granite round tower standing over 30 meters in height. It was constructed my the monks as protection from the marauding Vikings.

Why Choose this Tour

Reviewed the number 1 tour company in Ireland every year between 2014 and 2023 with multi-year awards every year across Europe and rest of the world.

We are the only day tour operator to employ a separate driver to ensure safety and a separate guide to entertain.

Our guides are experts in Irish history, folklore and culture. Entertainment is guaranteed as we travel to Ireland’s top attractions.

Guided tour of Kilkenny City and Glendalough’s Monastic City included. Purely optional to participate in.

We guarantee the maximum time at featured attractions. For example, 2 hours and 30 mins in Kilkenny and 2 hours plus at Glendalough.

We do not accept 'soft commission' ensuring no time-wasting or low-interest stops for our customers.

Comfort breaks are built into the itinerary of the day.

Wild Rover Tours has the newest fleet of vehicles with unlimited 4G wifi on board.

We guarantee you the very best of customer service at all times. Once our customer you are always our valued customer.

Tour Details


Adult: €43.00
Child / Student (with valid ID) : €38.00

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 - Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 Upper O'Connell Street, D01 C3W7.
8:20 AM - Bus Stop, 33 College Green, D02 DD76. (next to Hawksmoor Restaurant)
8:30 AM - Leonardo Hotel Dublin Christchurch, D08 RWK7. (Formerly Jurys Inn)


6:20 PM – Bus Stop, Westmoreland Street, DO2 HR67


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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45 Minute Guided Walking Tour

Visit Medieval Kilkenny Castle

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

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

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

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

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.

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