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4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Glendalough and Avoca Day Trip from Dublin. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

What a great day out, and the scenery was beautiful, but what made the whole day special was our guide Richie. Congratulations on having such a well- informed, and really pleasant guy working for you, he looked after everyone in the group and we were over 30 pax, included people who were on their own, and just helped us all gel so that by the end of the day we were all friends. A great day for all age groups, my mum is 78 and she thouroughly enjoyed her day too. The food at the restaurant was also very tasty and good value. So glad we booked this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

This tour is geared towards hikers and fans of the movie "P.S. I Love You" [a bridge in the Wicklow Mountains] and the UK TV series "Ballykissangel" [the town of Avoca]. If you aren't familiar with either one, do your research in advance.

Aside from that, when you reach Glendalough, you have three choices during the 1 hour 45 minute stop: (1) Hike with the driver/guide to see a waterfall and the upper/lower lakes, (2) Walk around an old cemetery to take pictures of Celtic crosses and headstones bent across pathways due to age and weather, or (3) Sit on a bench and wait for the group to return to the tour bus. When you reach Avoca, you'll be herded into the pub for lunch [at your expense], and the bill will put a dent in your budget. Even fish and chips are expensive in that place.

Overall, the tour is wonderful, because the scenery is amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Excellent tour guide ! Joe knew the area and could explain any question asked. He kept the group up beat and excited about the trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

The trip we took to Glendalough was excellent. We were a group of 18 and every one really enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide, Trevor was the best guide ever, he was funny and great at his job also very helpful to our group way beyond his remit.
The driver was equally good. We all felt we got very good value.
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The value of the trip was great too and it all went to time - despite the freezing weather.
Thoroughly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Absolutly fun! The tour guide was full of knowledge as well as quirky comments. Really learnt a lot on the tour, I would defo go with them again and recommend the tour to everyone :0)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Absolutly fun! The tour guide was full of knowledge as well as quirky comments. Really learnt a lot on the tour, I would defo go with them again and recommend the tour to everyone :0)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

This was a very nice trip. Easy to find the pick-up location. Gillian was a great tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Such an unforgettable and unique experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

Very professionally run tour, lots of information and amusing commentary. Beautiful scenery and the tour was not too long.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Good tour, excellent driver/guide. Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

What a wonderful experience! We had not only a small group but the best tourguide ever, and our driver definitely made our trip a memorable one! Thanks so much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

Great!! We had a wonderful guide and wonderful weather.

Eilis O
Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

This was an excellent tour. The route was beautiful and the tour guide gave excellent information en route. The coach driver was likewise excellent and the narrow roads very enjoyable due to his superb driving. We stopped at beautiful locations and had ample opportunity to tour Glendalough as well as spend time at Avoca Handweavers including a tour, shopping and lunch. The stop at the Wicklow Gap was spectacular. We departed and arrived in Dublin on schedule and the coach was very comfortable. This is a tour well worth taking. Very enjoyable, very pleasant tour operators and very pleasant group. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

Had a wonderful time,the Driver,Andrew was
friendly, funny and very informative and helpfull,
I loved the scenery and places we visited and would certainly do more trips with this company if I get the chance. Thanks Viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

We had a wonderful day, made so by the dialog and information from the guide. (Even with some of the worst jokes ever told!). The bus driver made the "back" roads of Ireland seem like straight runs.

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