Cost – €580
Price is based on Groups of 1 to 8 people. (If more than 8 people please ask for quote)
• Pickup from your Chosen location.
• Private Guide and Vehicle for Your Tour.
• Create your own Itinerary, with our Guidance.
Book Your Tour Now with just a 10% deposit.
Private Day Tour of Wicklow, Glendalough and Kilkenny.
About the Private Tour:
This Private tour will bring you from Dublin to Glendalough, which is in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Here you can visit the ancient 6th century monastic site of St Kevin. You can also visit the famous lakes which are nestled in this beautiful valley. Glendalough is a very popular part of Wicklow for people to come to enjoy some walking, cycling or just enjoy a picnic in the area.
There will also be time to enjoy a coffee or tea here before we continue on your journey out through the Wicklow Gap and further south towards Kilkenny.
Kilkenny is an old Norman town with one of Ireland’s most impressive Castles. The castle was owned by the Butler family. At one time the Butlers were one of the most powerful and influential families in all of Ireland and they owned much of the land in Kilkenny.
They built many castles and fine houses but Kilkenny Castle was their main accommodation. On reaching Kilkenny, we can have some lunch in this old town of small roads and alleyways. There is a real medieval feel to this town as you make through it.
There are some other very important buildings in Kilkenny that you may also be interested in. St Canice’s Cathedral, Rothe house and Garden (Old Merchant home Typical of its time) or the Dame Alice Kyteler building.
The Kyteler Bar was named after the first recorded person condemned for witchcraft in Ireland, although she let her servant “Petronilla” take all the punishment.
There are also many fine restaurants and pubs to enjoy your lunch. Your guide will recommend a few depending on what you would like to eat.
After lunch you can visit Kilkenny Castle before your guide brings you through the streets and shows you many other sites of this town.
Your guide will give a richer understanding of Ireland’s history, its people and their connection with this area.
These are just some of the many areas you can visit. As this is a private tour of course your guide can also suggest other locations of interest or you can also choose your own.
We arrive back to Dublin for approx 17:30 – 18:00
Private Tour (1 – 8 persons): from just €580
• Pickup at your Accommodation, Airport or Dublin Port.
• Comfortable Transport for your Tour.
• Qualified and Friendly Guide to keep you well informed of the areas visited
• Your own personal Itinerary of places you would like to see or visit.
• A more intimate Tour for you and your group.
Does Not Include:
• Entrance fees
• Lunches, Meals or Drinks
(For groups larger than 8 people, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an Itinerary and quote)
A deposit of 10% is required to secure your booking and your balance is due 2 weeks prior to Tour Start date.
Cancellation Policy For Private Tours of Ireland:
- A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 2 days in advance, or in case of no-show.
- A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 7 days in advance.
- No cancellations fees applied if cancellation is made 7 or more days in advance.
If you cannot make your private tour of Ireland on the date requested and you contact us within 7 days of your tour date, then we may be able to provide an alternative date depending on availability.
Pickup Location and Time:
The pickup location and time for this tour is chosen by you.
It can be your Hotel, Accommodation, Port or Airport.
We recommend you choose before 09:30am, to allow for you to get the most from your tour.
What to Bring for your Tour.
- Comfortable Walking shoes / Trainers
- Rain Gear just in case
- Camera to get some great shots
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is this suitable for just 1 or 2 people
A. Yes, This is not a problem.
Q. Can we choose where to go on this tour.
A. Yes, this tour brings you to Wicklow and Kilkenny but you can choose what to do and where to go.
Q. What size groups can you cater for.
A. This tour is for a group between 1 to 8 people. If you are a larger group then we can also organise this with notice.
Review of Hilltoptreks
By far the best part of our visit. Our tour was to Monastic Ruins, Kilkenny…. I could have spent a week at The Ruins and surrounding park. If you are visiting Ireland, you can’t miss this!!!
Date of experience: July 2014 Trip type: Travelled with friends.
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Dodder Valley Park,
Firhouse Dublin 24,
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