Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Day Trip from Dublin
Gaze out of the windows as you travel through rural Ireland, taking in postcard-perfect views of rolling green countryside and the wild bogland and heather fields of Sally gap, where scenes from Braveheart were filmed. You’ll also learn about the legend and folklore that surrounds Glencree Valley.
Stop at the picturesque Lough Tay, otherwise known as Guinness Lake, a small lake set in the Wicklow Mountains that resembles a pint of the black stuff. Then, perhaps recreate your very own P.S. I Love You moment at the bridge where Holly and Gerry kissed in the hit film.
Continue on to Glendalough, nestled in Wicklow Mountains National Park. Renowned for its stunning natural beauty and history, the 6th-century monastic settlement is one of Ireland’s most visited spots. With up to two hours to spend here, stroll around the site’s scattered ruins, which include the famous Round Tower, and learn about St Kevin, the founder of the ancient monastery. If there’s time, you might wish to take a stroll through the woods to the pretty lower or upper lake.
Then it’s on to Johnnie Fox’s Pub, located in the highest village in Ireland. Tuck into a hearty Irish lunch and maybe toast to a wonderful day with a measure of Irish whiskey (both at your own expense).
With your appetite sated, return to Dublin, where your tour concludes with a drop-off in the city center.
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Glendalough, County Wicklow
- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Wendy C A, July 2016
Loved this tour! We had the best tour guide ever - Eoin. Funny, informative, gift of the Irish gab and sense of humour. He even sings! : We were so lucky to have a beautiful sunny perfect day to make this tour, but honestly the scenery is so stunning I bet it looks good in all kinds of weather. The amount of stops and time spent at each one was perfect. Our bus load even had a couple get engaged at the PS I Love You bridge!!! And another couple celebrating their 30th anniversary! We all cheered and Eoin kept the mood festive the whole day. Great excursion out of the city to relax and drink in the Irish countryside. Highly recommend.
Reviewed by: Peter M, July 2016
Our bus driver/tour guide was delightful. Thank you. Love every moment.