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Kilkenny and Wicklow Mountain Full-Day Tour from Dublin

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

Kilkenny and Wicklow Mountain Full-Day Tour from Dublin

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours
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From US$ 42.33 per person

Get a taste of the true beauty of Ireland on a full-day scenic tour of Kilkenny and Glendalough from Dublin. Admire the rolling hills, rugged mountains, romantic brooks and glacial valleys of County Wicklow, and discover the “Garden of Ireland.”

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Drive through beautiful Kildare to visit historic Kilkenny
  • Shop for traditional Irish crafts at Kilkenny design stores
  • Admire the rolling hills, rugged mountains, and glacial valleys of County Wicklow
  • Visit the monastic city of St. Kevin and see the locations for blockbuster movies such as "Braveheart"
  • Try a pint of Kilkenny beer in the city where it is produced
Full description
Travel through beautiful Kildare to historic Kilkenny on this full-day scenic tour from Dublin. Once the medieval capital of Ireland, Kilkenny boasts Ireland’s finest Norman castle and will also provide you with the chance to try a pint of Kilkenny beer in the city where it is produced! Enjoy some free time to shop for traditional Irish crafts at Kilkenny design shops, such as the one in the Kilkenny Design Centre, where you can purchase unique knitwear, pottery and glass. Continue to the monastic city of St. Kevin at Glendalough, best known for the wedding scenes in the blockbuster movie “Braveheart” and famous as the location for the film “PS I Love You.” Sparkling lakes, dense forests and babbling brooks make this a spectacular scenic drive, and a fine day out from the big city. Plus, as an added bonus, you will go to the megalithic portal tomb of Brownshill Dolmen for a sneak peak at how ancient Irish ancestors buried their dead and celebrated their passage into the next world.
  • Transportation
  • English commentary on the bus
  • Visit to Brownshill Dolmen
  • Food and drink
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Certified tour guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please note that this is not a guided tour. Your driver will provide commentary in English about the locations along the way.
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 519 reviews

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This was an incredible tour! Josh was not only hilarious but super informative, and dare I say, ruggedly handsome? I was worried that my partner may leave me mid trip to abscond with him into the country side. Oh yeah, we also saw some really amazing places around the country. Glendalough is quite stunning and I wish we had more time here because it really was the best part of the journey. Kilkenny was good but could have had less time there in order to really explore the lakes and Glendalough. I definitely recommend this trip!

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June 9, 2022

The tour was absolutely amazing. What a scenic drive. We had enough time in Glendalogh to hike up to both lakes. It’s worth the efforts to walk up to the second lake. This place is just stunning. Kilkenny was very charming. There you will also get enough free time to get some lunch and explore the town. Our driver was excellent. He always gave information along the route. Only uncomfortable thing was that the meeting point changed from Gresham Hotel to Molly Malone’s statue. No reason was provided and not really convenient for us to get there. Since we were the 2nd group to be picked-up, no chance to pick good seats since most of them were already taken.

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April 25, 2022

Prenotato all'ultimo minuto per approfittare della bella giornata di sole, ci siamo di fatti ritrovati in una simpatica scampagnata in compagnia di JJ, che mentre guidava tra le splendide montagne di Wicklow ci ha intrattenuti tutto il tempo con simpatici aneddoti anche molto personali! JJ ha un forte accento irlandese, cosa che lo rende un pò complicato da seguire per chi con l'inglese ha un pò di difficioltà

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March 24, 2022

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