DEPARTURE TIME : 9:00am (arrive 10 mins before)
DEPARTURE LOCATION : Nassau Street opposite “Print Save” print shop.
This tour is on a Collins Bus
Adult : €33
Student / Senior Price: €28
Child U12 : €20
Note: Multi tour discount does not apply to this tour.
GLENDALOUGH – MONASTIC SETTLEMENT- KILKENNY
Embark on a journey of Wicklow that takes you from the hustle and bustle of Dublin to “the Garden of Ireland”. An area that has seen its share of conflict back in the revolution of 1798; the Wicklow area is full of history secretly nestled within the mountains.
Departing from the Dublin city center, we make our way along to the beautiful site of Glendalough. You have an hour and a half to explore this fantastic site before we head on to beautiful Kilkenny. Our entertaining tour guides are very knowledgeable, friendly, and many of them have spent quite a bit of time hiking the mountains in this area and all around Ireland as well! If you are looking for a quick trip outside of Dublin with breathtaking scenery and history (did we mention at the great price of just €33?), you could do no better than visiting the beautiful area of Wicklow, Glendalough and Kilkenny! A magical experience in lush surroundings enjoying both nature and history. This Wicklow and Kilkenny tour is operated by a trusted third party.
Glendalough & Kilkenny Tour Itinerary
9:00am DEPART DUBLIN
Our Wicklow tour from Dublin departs from Nassau Street opposite the Celtic Note Music Shop. We begin our journey southwards, traveling through some fantastically scenic areas.
We stop off in beautiful Glendalough to enjoy nature at its finest. Here was where St. Kevin built his monastery in the 6th century. Today the buildings that remain date back to the 10th and 11th centuries, and are beautifully nestled within the mountains. Explore the monastic site and take in your surroundings. It is a peaceful spot, one to calm the mind and invigorate the senses. You have 1.5 hours to discover the area, before we continue our journey onto the stunning Wicklow mountains and Kilkenny.
11:30am DEPART GLENDALOUGH
After enjoying Glendalough's history and landscapes, we hop back on the bus and continue our journey through beautiful Irish countryside on our way to Kilkenny.
11:45am WICKLOW GAP-
Take a scenic drive through the wonderful Wicklow mountains and have a photo stop at the spectacular Wicklow Gap.
1:15pm MEDIEVAL KILKENNY
Arrive in the Medieval capital of Ireland, Kilkenny. We will visit the historic castle and you can have lunch in the town of Kilkenny or enjoy your packed lunch in the castle grounds. Explore the castle grounds before we take you around the city exploring the charming streets and Kilkenny's hidden gems such as the Black Abbey.
4:15pm DEPART KILKENNY
6:00pm ARRIVE BACK IN DUBLIN
after a day filled with beautiful nature, history and lovely architecture.
Beautiful and interesting tour
This was an excellent day tour. Well organised and informative, with time to do your own thing if you wish. Thanks to Pat our tour guide and Damien our driver for making the trip so enjoyable. Pat was very friendly and funny and nothing was too much trouble.