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
- Visit monastic settlement in Glendalough
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Complimentary shot of Irish whisky or Baileys (adults only)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- No mobile voucher accepted, please bring printed version
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: David P, January 2017
The four of us had a great day out. We went to Dublin for my Dads birthday and this was the best part of our entire trip. Eoin was excellent and made everything extra special. He was a very knowledgeable and fun guide. The views on this tour were amazing and we got some great photos. This tour is great value for money and I would highly recommend it. Special thanks to Eoin for making the trip so special!
Reviewed by: Alan B, October 2016
Excellent day trip to the mountains . Eoin was an entertaining and knowledgable guide who brought the tour to life . Great value for money