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  4. Wicklow Mountains

Day Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny

Product ID: 372250
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Explore the beautiful valley of Glendalough and visit its historical 6th-century monastery. Then enjoy a drive through the Wicklow Mountains National park as you make your way towards Kilkenny and its very impressive Norman castle.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the wonderful valley and lakes of Glendalough
  • Learn about the early monasteries in Ireland and the importance of St. Kevin
  • Take in panoramic views of the Wicklow mountains
  • Discover the old norman town of Kilkenny
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle, once the capital of Ireland
Full description
The first stop on this guided tour is Glendalough, known as the valley of the two lakes, and its 6th-century monastic site of St. Kevin. The guide will walk you through the ancient monastery of St. Kevin and explain some of its important buildings, their folklore and history, before giving you plenty of time to explore the valley yourself.

Then travel through the Wicklow Gap and see some of the most beautiful scenery of the area and a few small rural villages. Once the group reaches Kilkenny, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the medieval Norman town and its top sites, like St. Canice's Cathedral, Rothe House, and Kilkenny Castle.

Kilkenny is steeped in history and was once the capital of Ireland. It was also the location for one of Ireland’s earliest witch trials, the famous story of Dame Alice Kyteler and her servant Petronilla. Spend 3 hours in Kilkenny, explore Kilkenny Castle and have some lunch.
Includes
  • Transportation in small minibuses to provide a more intimate tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time. We use small white buses with Hilltoptreks written on them

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From US$ 41.51 per person

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Product ID: 372250