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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Irish Collie Sheep Dog Trials, Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin

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Highly recommended day tour of Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Sheep Dog Trials and Glendalough from Dublin. This Tour includes the following Highlights:
  • Travel by coach through the picturesque Wicklow National Park.
  • Irish Collie Sheep Dog Trials (from March 13 2017)
  • A visit to the Medieval City of Kilkenny.
  • Historical walking tour of the Monastic Site of Glendalough.
  • All Entrance/Tour Fees included.

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TOUR INFORMATION

A highly enjoyable trip to Kilkenny and Wicklow, visiting the picturesque Wicklow National Park and the Medieval City of Kilkenny.  Unique experience to witness Irish Collie Sheep Dog Trials (from March 13 2017).

ITINERARY

Departure

- Ulster Bank Bus Stop - Dame Street / College Green Dublin 2 @ 8.20am

 

Drop off:

Ulster Bank Bus Stop - Dame Street, @ 5.50pm
Eden Quay, O'Connell St @ 6pm

 

Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin

Join us on one of our Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tours and travel with us to the city of Kilkenny – the Medieval Capital of Ireland.

Enjoy the stunning scenery, flora and fauna as we travel through the countryside and Kilkenny before continuing on to the wild and rugged Wicklow Mountains.

Continuing over the mountains, we arrive at the famous heritage site of Glendalough; a glacial valley and medieval monastic settlement which played an important role in the religious and cultural history of Europe.

Unique experience to witness Irish Collie Sheep Dog Trials (from March 13 2017).

Having taken in the sights of one of the most beautiful parts of the island, sit back, relax as we begin our return journey to Dublin.

Kilkenny Tour

With human activity and settlements in the area dating back to the Mesolithic Period, Kilkenny is a city which is as historic as it is charming. There are plenty of tales to be told around every corner; from kings and sieges to witch trials and murder.

As part of your one day tour, you will arrive in Kilkenny at 10:00 for a walking tour of Ireland’s medieval capital. But first, we have a quick break to stop for a coffee and recharge the batteries after the bus ride.

Your 45 minute guided walking tour of Kilkenny City will take you through the narrow and winding cobbled streets and under the city’s many medieval arches as you explore all the main attractions and landmarks. Along the way, your tour guide will entertain and inform you with the history of the city.

After the walking tour, you will have a further 1 hour 45 minutes to explore Kilkenny at your own leisure. The city’s compact nature means that all the points of interest are easily accessible by foot and you will have plenty of time to visit an attraction if you wish (admission is not included).

You may choose to visit the famous 12th century Kilkenny Castle. The castle is the signature symbol of the city and is majestically located on the banks of the River Nore. Kilkenny Castle has a storied past and was once the Irish stronghold of the legendary Strongbow.
Alternately, you could visit Rothe House, a magnificent example of a wealthy silk merchant’s home built in 159. The house contains multiple medieval exhibits; including priceless Viking artefacts and a medieval garden which contains plants of the era including Gortahork cabbage and Blood of the Boyne apples.
Kilkenny has a proud food heritage and you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch while in the city. There is plenty to choose from including artisan cafés and charming gastropubs. You tour guide will be happy to make lunch recommendations once you arrive in the city.

Wicklow Day Tour

After lunch we travel through the county of Carlow into the wild and rugged Wild and Rugged Wicklow Mountains. Specifically the Wicklow Gap and its scenery, which is the most varied on the island of Ireland.

The landscape on your Wicklow Mountains day tour will change from lush green rich pasture with gentle valleys, to the dramatic and the breathtaking ancient glacial valleys of the Wicklow Gap.

The journey through the mountains will bring you through spectacular locations where famous movies such as Braveheart and PS I Love You were filmed.
Enjoy a 30 minute stop for a stroll and photographic opportunities on top of the Wicklow Mountains overlooking the glens and valleys of County Wicklow.

Glendalough Tour

Continuing over the mountains as part of your Glendalough day tour, we arrive at the world famous heritage site of Glendalough (Glen of two lakes).

The landscape here is dominated by oak, Scots Pine and mixed woodland, and of course the two lakes from which the name Glendalough is derived. The lower lake takes under an hour to walk and the upper just over an hour.

On arrival in Glendalough, you can join your tour guide on a 30-minute guided tour of Glendalough’s Monastic City, an ancient window into the golden era of Irish history – the Early Christian period. The Monastic city is heralded as a national monument of immense importance and it is here that Irish monks ‘saved civilisation’ while the rest of Europe went through the Dark Ages.

The monastic site dates back to 600 AD and played an important role in reintroducing Christianity to Northern and Central Europe after the Dark Ages. It was here that the famous Irish monk Saint Kevin founded his monastery and round tower. This location later acted as a shelter for Christian manuscripts to protect them from the barbarous marauding Vikings.

Our guides will leave you with some of the folklore and legendary stories of Glendalough’s past and direct you towards the stunning Upper Lake. You will have ample time take in the walk and fully appreciate the beauty of the area’s natural wonders.

Departing Glendalough, we journey through the highest village in Ireland known as Roundwood. From there you can see the Sugarloaf Mountains, which prior to the Ice Age were higher than the Alps. You can also catch a glimpse of the Powerscourt Estate and the Glen of Imaal just before reaching Kilmacanogue.

Unique experience to witness Irish Collie Sheep Dog Trials (from March 13 2017).

Now it’s time to sit back and relax as we begin our return journey and arrive back in Dublin city at approximately 6:15pm.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Departure:

- Ulster Bank Bus Stop - Dame Street / College Green Dublin 2 @ 8.20am


Duration

10 hours

Return:

Ulster Bank Bus Stop - Dame Street, @ 5.50pm
Eden Quay, O'Connell St @ 6pm

 

When Does it Run
Departs Daily (Monday - Sunday)

What happens after I book?
A confirmation with booking reference will be sent to you by email. Please print all pages of the voucher and present the voucher at the tour start point.

Inclusions
Live commentary by guide
All entrance fees
Transport in a coach approved by the CTTC

Exclusions
Hotel pick up and Drop off
Lunch and drinks

  • Departure Point Ulster Bank Bus Stop - Dame Street / College Green Dublin 2
  • Departure time 8:20am
Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Irish Collie Sheep Dog Trials, Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin <h2><span style="color: #993300;">TOUR INFORMATION</span></h2> <p>A highly enjoyable trip to Kilkenny and Wicklow, visiting the picturesque Wicklow National Park and the Medieval City of Kilkenny.  Unique experience to witness <span style="font-size: 12px;">Irish Collie Sheep Dog Trials (from March 13 2017).</span></p> <h2><span style="color: #993300;">ITINERARY</span></h2> <p class="bold">Departure</p> <p>- Ulster Bank Bus Stop - Dame Street / College Green Dublin 2 @ 8.20am</p> <p> </p> <p class="bold">Drop off:</p> <p>Ulster Bank Bus Stop - Dame Street, @ 5.50pm<br />Eden Quay, O'Connell St @ 6pm</p> <p> </p> <h3>Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin</h3> <p>Join us on one of our Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tours and travel with us to the city of Kilkenny – the Medieval Capital of Ireland.</p> <p>Enjoy the stunning scenery, flora and fauna as we travel through the countryside and Kilkenny before continuing on to the wild and rugged Wicklow Mountains.</p> <p>Continuing over the mountains, we arrive at the famous heritage site of Glendalough; a glacial valley and medieval monastic settlement which played an important role in the religious and cultural history of Europe.</p> <p>Unique experience to witness <span style="font-size: 12px;">Irish Collie Sheep Dog Trials (from March 13 2017).</span></p> <p>Having taken in the sights of one of the most beautiful parts of the island, sit back, relax as we begin our return journey to Dublin.</p> <h3>Kilkenny Tour</h3> <p>With human activity and settlements in the area dating back to the Mesolithic Period, Kilkenny is a city which is as historic as it is charming. There are plenty of tales to be told around every corner; from kings and sieges to witch trials and murder.</p> <p>As part of your one day tour, you will arrive in Kilkenny <a href="x-apple-data-detectors://0">at 10:00</a> for a walking tour of Ireland’s medieval capital. But first, we have a quick break to stop for a coffee and recharge the batteries after the bus ride.</p> <p>Your 45 minute guided walking tour of Kilkenny City will take you through the narrow and winding cobbled streets and under the city’s many medieval arches as you explore all the main attractions and landmarks. Along the way, your tour guide will entertain and inform you with the history of the city.</p> <p>After the walking tour, you will have a further 1 hour 45 minutes to explore Kilkenny at your own leisure. The city’s compact nature means that all the points of interest are easily accessible by foot and you will have plenty of time to visit an attraction if you wish (admission is not included).</p> <p>You may choose to visit the famous 12th century Kilkenny Castle. The castle is the signature symbol of the city and is majestically located on the banks of the River Nore. Kilkenny Castle has a storied past and was once the Irish stronghold of the legendary Strongbow.<br />Alternately, you could visit Rothe House, a magnificent example of a wealthy silk merchant’s home built in 159. The house contains multiple medieval exhibits; including priceless Viking artefacts and a medieval garden which contains plants of the era including Gortahork cabbage and Blood of the Boyne apples.<br />Kilkenny has a proud food heritage and you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch while in the city. There is plenty to choose from including artisan cafés and charming gastropubs. You tour guide will be happy to make lunch recommendations once you arrive in the city.</p> <h3>Wicklow Day Tour</h3> <p>After lunch we travel through the county of Carlow into the wild and rugged Wild and Rugged Wicklow Mountains. Specifically the Wicklow Gap and its scenery, which is the most varied on the island of Ireland.</p> <p>The landscape on your Wicklow Mountains day tour will change from lush green rich pasture with gentle valleys, to the dramatic and the breathtaking ancient glacial valleys of the Wicklow Gap.</p> <p>The journey through the mountains will bring you through spectacular locations where famous movies such as Braveheart and PS I Love You were filmed.<br />Enjoy a 30 minute stop for a stroll and photographic opportunities on top of the Wicklow Mountains overlooking the glens and valleys of County Wicklow.</p> <h3>Glendalough Tour</h3> <p>Continuing over the mountains as part of your Glendalough day tour, we arrive at the world famous heritage site of Glendalough (Glen of two lakes).</p> <p>The landscape here is dominated by oak, Scots Pine and mixed woodland, and of course the two lakes from which the name Glendalough is derived. The lower lake takes under an hour to walk and the upper just over an hour.</p> <p>On arrival in Glendalough, you can join your tour guide on a 30-minute guided tour of Glendalough’s Monastic City, an ancient window into the golden era of Irish history – the Early Christian period. The Monastic city is heralded as a national monument of immense importance and it is here that Irish monks ‘saved civilisation’ while the rest of Europe went through the Dark Ages.</p> <p>The monastic site dates back to 600 AD and played an important role in reintroducing Christianity to Northern and Central Europe after the Dark Ages. It was here that the famous Irish monk Saint Kevin founded his monastery and round tower. This location later acted as a shelter for Christian manuscripts to protect them from the barbarous marauding Vikings.</p> <p>Our guides will leave you with some of the folklore and legendary stories of Glendalough’s past and direct you towards the stunning Upper Lake. You will have ample time take in the walk and fully appreciate the beauty of the area’s natural wonders.</p> <p>Departing Glendalough, we journey through the highest village in Ireland known as Roundwood. From there you can see the Sugarloaf Mountains, which prior to the Ice Age were higher than the Alps. You can also catch a glimpse of the Powerscourt Estate and the Glen of Imaal just before reaching Kilmacanogue.</p> <p>Unique experience to witness <span style="font-size: 12px;">Irish Collie Sheep Dog Trials (from March 13 2017).</span></p> <p>Now it’s time to sit back and relax as we begin our return journey and arrive back in Dublin city at approximately <a href="x-apple-data-detectors://1">6:15pm</a>.</p> <p><span style="color: #993300; font-size: 14px; text-transform: uppercase;">PRACTICAL INFORMATION</span></p> <p>Departure:</p> <p>- Ulster Bank Bus Stop - Dame Street / College Green Dublin 2 @ 8.20am</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Duration</span></p> <p>10 hours</p> <p><span class="bold">Return</span>:</p> <p>Ulster Bank Bus Stop - Dame Street, @ 5.50pm<br />Eden Quay, O'Connell St @ 6pm</p> <p> </p> <p><span class="bold">When Does it Run</span><br />Departs Daily (Monday - Sunday)</p> <p><span class="bold">What happens after I book?</span><br />A confirmation with booking reference will be sent to you by email. Please print all pages of the voucher and present the voucher at the tour start point.</p> <p class="bold">Inclusions<br /><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal;">Live commentary by guide<br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal;">All entrance fees<br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal;">Transport in a coach approved by the CTTC</span></p> <p class="bold">Exclusions<br /><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal;">Hotel pick up and Drop off<br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal;">Lunch and drinks</span></p>
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