Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5300CASTLES
See Irish castles, caves and cloisters on the Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin. Traveling by luxury coach, you'll head into Ireland's south-east region - an area as historically interesting as it is beautiful. Visit Kilkenny Castle and the monastic settlement of Glendalough while gaining insight into Irish folklore and history from your guide.

Highlights

  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
After setting off from central Dublin, your first stop on the Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip will be the 12th century Kilkenny Castle - a beautiful Anglo-Norman castle that stands on the banks of the River Nore. You’ll have time to explore Kilkenny Castle’s beautiful gardens, before ambling into the city for lunch (available for an additional cost) and a stroll around its picturesque, cobbled streets. Kilkenny City has a rich heritage of cathedrals, Tudor houses and monasteries, and you'll gain a sense of its medieval history as you walk around. Before leaving the city, you'll see the St Francis Abbey Brewery, founded in the 12th century, where many Irish ales are still brewed today.

In the afternoon, your tour will continue over the Wicklow Gap, an unspoiled mountain pass that winds through the magnificent Wicklow Mountains National Park. The route is a photographer’s dream, so be sure to have your camera ready to capture sights of this wild mountain range that dominates the County Wicklow countryside.

Emerging from the west side of the Wicklow Gap, your day trip will reach the glacial valley of Glendalough - famous for its two beautiful lakes and monastic site, comprising the ruins of a medieval monastery and round tower. Reputedly founded by St Kevin, a hermit monk, the round tower was thought to have been created as a place of refuge for Irish monks in medieval times. You’ll have approximately 1.5 hours to explore this fascinating site at your leisure, before returning to Dublin.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hotel pickup from selected Dublin hotels:

  • Townhouse Guesthouse on Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin 1: 8am
  • Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street, Dublin 1: 8:10am
  • Ulster Bank on College Green / Dame Street, Dublin 2: 8:20am
  • Jury’s Hotel Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8: 8:30am

Departure Time:
Hotel pickups commence from 8am - 8.30am from the listed Dublin Hotels
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Trinity College in the city center

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Pricing information

Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
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Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup from selected hotels in Dublin
  • Complimentary walking tours of of Kilkenny Medieval City & Glendalough Monastic Site
  • Stop at Wicklow Gap glacial valley
  • Free unlimited 4G wifi available on the coach
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: mary, July 2016

This tour was really interesting. We had plenty of time at stops to enjoy the venues. The guide, Richard, and the driver, Jack were great. They were professional, informative and entertaining at times. The tour bus was in excellent condition. I really liked that this company picked us all up at the various stops, in the bus and with the team that we would be with throughout the tour. Other companies do not do this and it wastes time and is not as professional.

Reviewed by: Michelle C, July 2016

This tour was amazing!

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