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Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City

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Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Combine ancient monuments, medieval gems and natural wonders on this full-day tour from Dublin. Escape the city for a scenic drive through the Wicklow Mountains; admire views of the Sugar Loaf Mountains, Wicklow Gap, and Turlogh waterfall; and discover the 6th-century monastic ruins of Glendalough. Then, enjoy free time to explore lively Kilkenny and visit landmarks like the Kilkenny Castle, the Black Abbey or the Cathedral of Saint Canice (own expense).
  • Full-day tour of Kilkenny and Wicklow from Dublin
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Travel by comfortable bus or coach
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors!
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Live commentary on board
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Pick-up and drop off in Dublin (Refer to voucher for further information)
Air-conditioned vehicle
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USB ports at every seat
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Entrance to Kilkenny Castle
  • Paddy's Palace , 5 Beresford Pl, Gardiner Street Lower, Mountjoy, Dublin, Ireland

    Paddys Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin - 09:00am

  • Tourist Information Centre O' Connell St , O'Connell St Tourist Information Centre, 14 Upper O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 WP59, Ireland

    O'Connell Street - "Discover Ireland" Office, next to Savoy Cinema - 09:10am

  • Molly Malone Statue , Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland

    Pick-up outside the Tourist Office on Suffolk Street by the Molly Malone Statue - 09:15am

  • 9:00 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Bookings made through Viator will automatically be signed up for Paddys Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin (collecting @ 09:00).
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • If you wish to change your reservation to one of the other pick- up locations, you will need to contact us by telephone or email not later than 18:00 the evening prior so that we can guarantee the change. Please note the different collection times for O'Connell Street is at 09:10 and Suffolk Street is at 09:15.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 58 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Paddywagon Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City ?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City .
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City ?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City .
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City ?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City .
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City ?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin: Including Kilkenny City .

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    • "There is a church at the end of the road but it closes at 4 pm." See review
    • "You have plenty of time to hike and venture out." See review

    Reviews

    4.5
    star-4.5
    67 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

    Showing 1-10 of 67 reviews
    star-4
    great way to see the sights outside of Dublin
    will
    , Feb 2020
    Excellent choices for stops, the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our only complaint is that the stops seemed to be too short to really enjoy a few of the attractions we went to.
    star-4
    Kilkenny town is worth to explore
    wimalabrown
    , Feb 2020
    The highlight of this tour that I like is Kilkenny Castle and Kilkenny town. This Little town is fun to explore where there are a lot of cafes souvenir stores and restaurants. There is a church at the end of the road but it closes at 4 pm. Glendalough is not my favorite. It was freezing cold there. One thing I would like to mention is that I left my glasses in the bus and I had to catch the flight back home the next morning. I frantically called the tour and they said they would contact the driver but chances were very slim. The next morning, I called before I left, they told me to meet in front of the tour office . I went there and I got my glasses. I really appreciate their effort to find and give me back my glasses. Thank you.
    star-4
    Good!
    Lucian_I
    , Aug 2019
    Wonderful sites. Wicklow Gap, Glendalough, Kilkenny The guide (Josh) and the driver were knowledgeable, funny and we learnt a lot about Ireland and its past. The pace of the tour was ok, allowing enough time to enjoy all the places seen. I strongly reccommend it. The stop at Glendalough is a little too long I think. Something else could be inserted in the schedule of the trip.
    star-5
    Great tour!
    gunnylilja
    , Aug 2019
    A great tour all around! The tour guide, Chris, and the driver, Andre, were amazing Chris was full of knowledge! Definitely recommend this tour!
    star-5
    Good trip
    Jesille E
    , Aug 2019
    My friends and I decided to do this trip as we are all interested in nature. We were not disappointed with the scenic drive through the Wicklow Mountains, the Sugar Loaf Mountains and the Wicklow Gap. The waterfalls were beautiful and our driver/guide was very insightful and very funny. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who is short of time and want to make the most of it.
    star-5
    Very beautiful trip!!
    Valerie_P
    , Dec 2018
    It was a very beautiful trip!! We had a great busdriver / tourgide who explained everything very well!! Paddywagon is a good place to take tours with!!
    star-5
    Nice to get out of the City
    Jaclyn_E
    , Oct 2018
    We originally rented a car to get around, but returned it just a few days before we left Ireland. We didn't want to be secluded to just Dublin so we chose this bus tour. Although we had already been to these places with the rental, there was so much more to see and explore! You have plenty of time to hike and venture out. I LOVE that it was self guided and you could choose what you wanted to see and do when at the destinations. Kilkenny was beautiful and the town itself is quaint with many pubs, restaurants, and shops. We didn't experience this on the tour but the pub, The Field, has great live music at night. I would highly recommend if you want a fun upbeat night in Kilkenny! Glendalough and Wicklow was just stunning! The ponds and lakes are so picturesque with the mountains as a back drop, it looks like a painting. You can't go wrong with this tour!
    star-5
    This tour was a great value for what...
    Jeanine C
    , Oct 2017
    This tour was a great value for what you got. The tour guide/driver was knowledgeable and funny and could really maneuver that bus around those thin winding roads. Side note to that...if you tend to get carsick you are best off sitting at the front of the bus, these roads are bumpy and winding! Glendalough was gorgeous and the muffins in the little hotel restaurant there were fabulous. Kilkenny was very enjoyable. We chose to use our time there touring Kilkenny Castle. We had enough time to go in a few shops and stop for lunch. I would have enjoyed more time in this medieval town. Overall I highly recommend this tour. I also recommend starting the tour in the morning at the first meeting spot as the bus tends to fill up and it may be difficult to sit by family or friends if you join at the second or third location.
    star-5
    Would definitely recommend this...
    Marlene_S
    , Oct 2017
    Would definitely recommend this tour! We absolutely loved Kilkenny and the Wicklow mountains were so beautiful!
    star-5
    Kilkenny is a fabulous medieval town...
    Robyne R
    , Sep 2017
    Kilkenny is a fabulous medieval town with lots of things to see.

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