Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin
Book by November 30 and get a free tasting of Jameson Irish Whiskey overlooking the mountains!
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- All entrance fees included
You'll continue on to the green mountains of Wicklow County, where you'll stop for morning tea (additional cost) at Avoca Handweavers. The oldest wool mill in Ireland, Avoca Handweavers is a great place to shop for high-quality Irish crafts.
The next stop on your Wicklow tour in Glendalough, in Wicklow Mountains National Park. Glendalough is renowned for its natural beauty and history, and is one of the most visited places in Ireland.
At Glendalough, your guide will walk with you through the 6th-century monastic settlement. You'll learn about St Kevin, the founder of the ancient monastery, and hear stories relating to the ruins scattered about the site, including the famous Round Tower. There will also be time for a leisurely stroll through the woods to Upper Lake.
Leaving the peace and serenity of Glendalough behind, you'll head off for a stop at a local pub for lunch (additional cost). Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good old-fashioned home cooking of a traditional Irish pub. Why not wash lunch down with a hearty pint of Guinness?
After lunch you'll begin your return to Dublin, via Sally's Gap, where scenes from Braveheart were filmed in 1995. This scenic but desolate area of wild bogland offers a stunning contrast to the Wicklow Mountains.
You'll arrive back in Dublin in the late afternoon, with drop-off either in Ballsbridge (D4) or at Trinity College.
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Tour departing from The Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephens Green
Tour departing from Discover Ireland Center (on front steps of converted church), Suffolk Street
Tour departing from The Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street
Tour departing from Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road (Bus Stop at Gate)
Tour departing from Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal
The Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Complimentary tasting of Irish Whiskey
- Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 40 passengers)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 4 years
- Minimum numbers apply in winter months. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Reviewed by: beaver9000, November 2014
Totally loved our Tour guide John (or James which is his real name). I wish we would have kept in touch with him for he has a loveable view on life. He kept us all laughing on the bus as we drove and he kept everyone together as a walking group and gave us history of where we all went. He was a very organized guide and it was a totally stress-free tour. Glendalough was breathtaking, wish we could have stayed there longer. If you're reading this Johnny, Heidi and Ryan McConnell miss you!!
Reviewed by: Craig C, October 2014
Our party of four had an excellent time with John. He was a very entertaining host and was great to interact with everyone and help out with pictures, etc. Some of the stops along the tour were just so much better than any picture can do justice. To top it off, the beef and Guinness stew at the little village we stopped in was the best meal I had all week! Would happily recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.