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Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin

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Combine some of Ireland's natural wonders and historic highlights on this full-day tour from Dublin, an easy and efficient way to explore the countryside. Transport between Wicklow National Park, Wicklow Gap, Glendalough, and Kilkenny gives you more time to focus on the sights rather than stressful navigation. Guide commentary brings historic sites to life; guided and independent elements allow ample free time; and onboard Wi-Fi keeps boredom at bay. 
You'll start at
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
23 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, D01 C3W7, Ireland8.45am outside the front of the Hotel
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  • 1
    Glendalough Monastic Settlement
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Wicklow Mountains National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    The Wicklow Gap
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Kilkenny Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
The National Wax Museum Plus
The Lafayette Building, 22-25 Westmoreland St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, D02 EH29, Ireland
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  • Tour the Irish countryside on a stress-free day trip from Dublin 
  • A separate driver and guide ensures safety and attention on the tour
  • Take optional walking tours in Glendalough and Kilkenny 
  • Guide's commentary reveals the rich history of the tour's highlights
  • Wi-Fi on board the bus is convenient for uploading photos to social media
What to Expect
Depart from a central Dublin meeting point, and make yourself comfortable on the coach bus for the ride through the scenic Irish countryside. Climbing into the hills of Wicklow, take in the sights before hopping out to explore Glendalough and the Valley of the Two Lakes. Follow your guide to several lookout points, where you can snap photos and listen to commentary on the area's history as an early Christian settlement, complete with 6th-century monastic ruins. Leave the driving to an expert as you gaze out the windows through the dramatic mountain pass of Wicklow Gap. In Kilkenny, disembark to explore the country's medieval capital with a guided walking tour. Highlights include Rothe House, St. Canice's Cathedral, and Kilkenny Castle, all of which you learn about through your guide's informative commentary. Then, explore on your own, shopping for souvenirs or seeking out a traditional Irish pub for lunch (own expense). Relax on the journey back to Dublin for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, D01 C3W7, Ireland
Return Details
The National Wax Museum Plus, The Lafayette Building, 22-25 Westmoreland St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, D02 EH29, Ireland
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide and separate coach driver
  • Walking tours at Glendalough and Kilkenny included (not compulsory)
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury coach
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Glendalough Monastic Settlement
  • Entry/Admission - Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Kilkenny Castle entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Kilkenny Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Hot drinks/food not allowed on board the coach
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Collins Day Tours
Kristian C
Better than expected
JOE was a professional guide, who kept the group energised and intrigued throughout the tour. He provided
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Linn M.
Wunderful Day Tour with Joe.
We bocked this Tour very spontanious and we are very happy that we joined it. The Weather Wasn't perfekt but the
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Joachim G
Day Tour with Joe to Kilkenny
Amazing tour and a very nice guide, with a lots of great impressions and picture motives in Glendalough etc.
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Vancouver, Canada
Must see if you want to see more of this country outside of Dublin
I loved the tour. Kilkenny itself is a small town, nothing really so special - looks like a typical European old
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Toronto, Canada
The best tour guide ever
One of the best tours I ever had and the best tour guide ever. The country side, out of Dublin, was so green and
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Pat was a pro
My wife & 2 daughter completed the day tour this week. All the stops on the tour were worthwhile and ample time
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Perfect trip
On tour with guide Pat and driver Paul. Perfect day with humor, enough spare time and a recommended trip for a day
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Minnesota Mac
Touring a piece of Ireland....🇮🇪❤️🇮🇪
Thank you Pat and Paul for a most amazing day! We loved everything about the tour....except the wind:)
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Sandra L
Pat and Paul were just delighting and made the day! Thanks to the wisdom and joy of Pat to guide us to the ancient
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James Caruana
Pat, you were amazing!
Thank you Pat and Paul! Never have I so thoroughly enjoyed a tour. Pat made the whole ride interesting, funny and
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  • Duration: 9h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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