Day trip

From Dublin: Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough & Kilkenny Tour

Activity provider: Collins Day Tours

From Dublin: Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough & Kilkenny Tour

Activity provider: Collins Day Tours
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From US$ 35.91 per person

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Escape Dublin on a guided day trip through Ireland's rolling countryside. Take in the views at the Wicklow Gap, tour the medieval monastery of Glendalough, and explore the winding lanes of Kilkenny.

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Duration 9 hours
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The Original experience

5.5 hours
  • Dublin

  • 1.5 hours
  • Glendalough (guided tour)

  • Wicklow Mountains (photo stop)

  • Kilkenny (lunch, guided tour)

  • 2 hours
  • Dublin

Meeting point
Main stop
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  • Marvel at the wild beauty and lush landscapes of the Irish countryside
  • Learn the history of the Glendalough valley and monastery with your guide
  • Witness the panoramic views of the Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Drive through sites from movies such as P.S. I Love You and Braveheart
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Kilkenny and see its impressive medieval castle
Full description

Embark on a guided day trip through the lush pastures of Ireland from Dublin. Tour the vast Wicklow Mountains and see the monastery of Glendalough. Lose yourself in the medieval lanes of Kilkenny.

Depart from Dublin and set off on a luxury bus to Glendalough. As you journey out of the city, your guide will fill you in on many interesting facts and fun stories about Dublin.

Arrive at Glendalough, considered one of the most beautiful corners of Ireland. Enjoy an optional guided tour of the monastic settlement and some free time to explore the area or relax at a local café.

The more adventurous can opt to take a hike to the Upper Lake and return via a boardwalk (approx. 2.5 km). The route takes you past the Lower Lake through a stunning nature trail that leads deep into the valley and on to the Upper Lake.

Continue to the Wicklow Mountains. As you drive, your guide will tell you about its geology and history. Pass through famous movie locations featured in P.S. I Love You and Braveheart. Stop for a 10-minute photo opportunity at the Wicklow Gap before a scenic ride to Kilkenny.

Once you reach Kilkenny, have free time to navigate the narrow lanes and historic buildings. Admire its extraordinary castle where you can picnic, or enjoy lunch in the local pubs. Then, join an optional guided tour of the city before making your way back to Dublin.

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Luxury bus
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • USB charging points on board
  • Live guide
  • Walking tour of Glendalough
  • Walking tour of Kilkenny
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry to Kilkenny Castle
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the bus stop in front of the Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin. The meeting point is just a 3-minute walk from The Spire of Dublin, a 120-meter high pin-like steel monument. Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • There will be free time for lunch at Kilkenny. Your guide will point out possible options during the tour such as a picnic spot on the Kilkenny Castle grounds. There will be options to purchase food in Kilkenny or you can bring your own
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 753 reviews

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It was mine and my boyfriend's first time visiting Dublin and we wanted to see as much of the surrounding area as possible - this was the perfect way to immerse ourselves in the rich history and gorgeous country of Ireland! Phil the Guide and Paul the Driver were both great, Phil was very knowledgeable, attentive and funny - it made for a great day with lots of laughs I just wish we'd taken some physical money with us for the tip jar All in all it was a great day and we'll be recommending it to anyone we know visiting Dublin in the future

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August 10, 2022

A nice day tour with a good mix of nature, city and road. Pleasant that no unnecessary stops were made at service areas, a sheep farm or other tourist traps. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Everyone was free to decide whether they wanted to go with the group or on their own. In Glendalough, the length of stay was sufficient to take a short tour and explore the area.

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August 10, 2022

De tour gaat voornamelijk vanuit Dublin naar Glendalough en Kilkenny. De bus rijdt wel door Wicklow Mountains en daar stop je eenmalig. Ga je de tour doen voornamelijk voor Wicklow Mountains dan zou ik deze afraden. Echter als je de tour doet voor Glendalough en Kilkenny dan is dit zeker een aanrader.

August 3, 2022

Product ID: 75151