Private Kilkenny & Wicklow Tour
Private Kilkenny & Wicklow Tour
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Your journey at a glance
You'll be collected from your desired pick-up point by your private-hire vehicle and tour guide for the day. We begin the tour with a drive through the leafy south-Dublin suburbs, reaching Co. Wicklow and into the Wicklow mountains, en route to Glendalough. Fondly referred to as ‘The Garden of Ireland', Co. Wicklow offers picture-perfect landscapes and quaint country villages. 'Movie buffs' will be eager to learn that today's journey takes us through the locations used for Hollywood blockbusters 'Braveheart' and 'P.S. I Love You'.
You'll arrive at Glendalough and be blown away by this stunning glacial valley, which is the home of an early Christian settlement dating back to the 6th century. Listen to your guide's mesmerizing insights into the history of the location, as you marvel at the ancient round tower, Celtic crosses and haunting landscapes which greet you at every turn.
Continuing on through the Wicklow Mountains, we'll travel along the 'Wicklow Gap', where you can enjoy the rolling mountainous landscape, traditional Irish boglands and the dramatic 'Turlough Waterfall' – have your camera at the ready – we can't even describe to you how incredible the views are along this route!
Our next stop is Kilkenny city - which, back in Medieval times enjoyed the title of Ireland's capital city! Small, cobble-stoned streets weave through this ancient town, which was built atop the river Nore. The 11th century 'Kilkenny Castle' is well worth a visit, with its magnificent, historic interiors and extensive gardens. You can enjoy plenty of free time in Kilkenny and your guide will be more than happy to recommend some of the city's best sights, restaurants and experiences. The many highlights include the 'Kilkenny brewery' and the 'Kilkenny Design Centre' (where you can peruse the wares of some of Ireland's most prolific designers).
Return to Dublin
We depart Kilkenny for our luxurious drive back to Dublin, where you'll arrive in plenty of time to enjoy an evening's entertainment in Ireland's modern-day capital!
The Irish economy has by now recovered from the pandemic and there is full employment in the country. However, many drivers left the tourism industry during the lockdowns and there is consequently a shortage of chauffeurs.
Also, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on Europe's Eastern border is leading to shortages and price increases throughout Europe. Although Ireland is on Europe's western edge, far from the fighting, we have not been immune to the related inflation.
European gasoline prices are increasing and hotels and B&Bs in many regional towns are already full through the first half of 2023 as the Irish government hosts tens of thousands of women and children refugees from the conflict.
With these factors in mind, we recommend placing a deposit to fix your tour price as soon as you have decided upon dates - as prices are likely to rise in the coming months.
Please don't hesitate to ask about our competitive deposit and cancellation terms.