Get ready for the trip of a lifetime and explore Ireland’s Ancient East with Wild Rover Tours.
Discover 5,000 years of history and folklore in the lush green landscapes of Glendalough, the Wicklow Mountains and the lovely city of Kilkenny all in a one-day tour from Dublin.
The first stop on this fascinating tour is Kilkenny. Known as Ireland’s medieval capital, the city is as charming as it is historic. Uncover the history of the quaint cobbled streets, from kings and sieges to witch trials and murder, on a walking tour of Kilkenny. Enjoy a bite to eat and spend some time exploring the city yourself, we recommend a visit to the famous 12th century Kilkenny Castle.
Next up, travel through Carlow and into Wicklow to reveal to wild and rugged Wicklow Mountains. Bursting with natural beauty, the Wicklow Gap in particular, offers some of the most varied scenery on the island of Ireland. Enjoy the dramatic and breathtaking views of the ancient glacial valleys and journey through filming locations of movies such as Braveheart and PS I Love You… Don’t forget your camera!
UNESCO World Heritage Site Glendalough
The next leg of your day-tour takes you over the mountains into the world-famous heritage site of Glendalough. The landscape here is dominated by woodlands and of course, the two incredible lakes from which the site derived its name. Discover the history of Glendalough’s Monastic City on a 30-minute guided tour before taking in the unspoiled natural beauty of the site as you take a walk at your own leisure. Top your day off with a uniquely Irish experience and see a Shepherd at work with his trusted sidekick the Border Collie Sheep Dog. Finally, enjoy the views of the Sugarloaf Mountains, Powerscourt Estate and the Glen of Imaal as you travel back to Dublin.