Take a guided trip to Glendalough, the Wicklow Mountains National Park, and the city of Kilkenny to learn about Irish history and culture. With a minibus tour that includes free time to visit attractions like Kilkenny Castle, you can avoid the trouble of navigating country roads.
- A day trip to Glendalough, nestled in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains
- The verdant mountainous landscape and glacial lakes
- Heather fields and bog lands featured in movies like P.S. I Love You and Braveheart
- Exclusive Discount on Lunch at Fitzgerald’s Pub
Experience the Wicklow Mountains Tour from Dublin, including stunning Glendalough, on this day trip from Dublin. The day tour of Wicklow is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your visit to Ireland.
Absorb the tall tales and legends of Glencree Valley and the famous Sally Gap. Soak up the breathtaking Wicklow mountain scenery and rolling countryside at locations made famous by movies such as Braveheart, P.S. I Love You, and Vikings.
Our itinerary includes a drive-through Glencree Valley, a photo stop at Guinness Lakes (Tay), and the bog lands and heather fields of Sally gap and Glendalough. The 10th century monastic round tower settlement in Glendalough is the jewel in the crown of the Wicklow Mountains Tour.
Offering up leisurely (or more challenging) walkways to the lower and upper lakes, Glendalough is a must for any visit to Ireland.
Then it’s on to Fitzgerald’s Pub for a hearty lunch (own expense: exclusive discount with complimentary drink available for all onboard).
Dublin (Pass By)
With the pickup from the Molly Malone in Dublin, your guide will bring by some of the main places of interest on the way traveling through south Dublin.
Glendalough Monastic Settlement
This is our first stop of the day and your guide will bring you through the monastic site and give you the history of this area.
Glendalough Upper Lake
After you visit the monastic site of St Kevin, there is plenty of time to enjoy this beautiful valley and its two lakes. You can decide to enjoy a walk to the upper lake or relax and enjoy a coffee break.
Wicklow Mountains National Park (Pass By)
Leaving Glendalough we continue on the tour through the very scenic Wicklow Gap in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. The scenery is wonderful and your guide will enrich your view of the history of this area.
After we reach the old Norman settlement town of Kilkenny, you may be feeling a little hungry and this is the perfect location for a bite to eat. There are many bars, cafes, and restaurants to choose from.
After lunch, it’s time to visit one of the many important buildings of Kilkenny, Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny was once the capital of Ireland for a short period and the Castle here was owned by a very wealthy Norman family called the Butlers.
After your visit to Kilkenny Castle, there may be still some time to enjoy a walk in Kilkenny main street and explore any of other rich historic locations, such as St. Canice’s Cathedral, Rothe House or just enjoy a walk and take in the atmosphere.
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Last Updated on March 12, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com