4.5 star rating: Recommended 68 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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4 star rating: Recommended
August 2010

By far the scenery on this day trip was the iconic Ireland we were seeking. Glendalough was just beautiful! Our guide took us on a short tour and explained some of the history of the setting. We had plenty of time to look around and take a long walk through a beautiful forest. Avoca was just charming. We enjoyed visiting the weaving shed, having lunch, and shopping for some of the crafts made in Avoca. The Wicklow Mountains are just beautiful. The trip itself made up for the fact that the air-conditioning on the mini-coach was broken. The driver's window fogged us repeatedly and he needed to stop to clear it. And the heat was unbearable on the ride home. Windows could not be opened. This was no fault of our driver and guide, who was professional and informative, and who also directed us to the correct bus to get back to our hotel for a lot less money than hiring a cab. Overall a great trip.

Michael C
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

Glendalough was really good but i would have prefered to go to the village of Avoca rather than the weavers.

Kay B
United Arab Emirates

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2009

Very nice, especially Glendalough! And a great tour guide. Avoca Weavers had beautiful things for gifts!

Matthew R
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2009

Most of the day what good, but the knitting mill was not really worth it for the final stop.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2008

A lovely day trip. Our guide was very informative. Although we had inclement weather, the scenery was still quite beautiful. The monastery/cemetery at Glendalough was teeming with history and had many photo ops. The mill at Avoca was delightfully quaint and the staff were very friendly. The lunch was great also. I would definitely recommend this trip.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2008

Good tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Anita C

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2008

Wicklow Gap is something to be seen. Very enjoyable day!

Mare S

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2007

It is a marvellous and mystical country - loved it and want to go back. Time at Glendalough should be longer - I worried from the beginning and had no courage to go to all the sites.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2007

Nice cheerful driver/guide. A nicely planned trip. I will use Viator again.

United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2007

The tour should make a stop at Blessington Lakes and not Wicklow Gap - the views are far superior! Also, our coach driver guide wasn't very audible while doing the walking tour at Glendalough.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2007

The bus driver/tour director really made the trip especially enjoyable. His knowledge of local and national history and the delectable tidbits he added were wonderful. It made the bus ride short and educational. I felt enlightened by the wonderful views and history in which I learned.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2007

The tour operators were good people who knew what they were talking about. It was a good, comfortable tour at a good price. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2013

The gledalough bit was interesting and the views from the Wicklow Hills were stunning. The Avoca bit ,which is why we went, was disappointing. We had a rushed lunch in Fitzgeralds so we could see the oldest mill in Ireland. The whole day was made better by the driver who was very knowledgable about all of the places we visited and he was also very funny., his name is Joe and he was very good value!!

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2011

The trip was great and our guide was especially good but the reservation through Viator created problems for us since it required a paper ticket and we were traveling. We had to go to a pay internet cafe to get it printed. I would not make this sort of reservation again.

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2011

Avoca was lovely and the tour guide was very informative. Unfortunately we couldn't get to Glendalough due to snow, but the tour guide compensated with a trip to the Meeeting of Two Rivers.

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2010

Glendalough segment was very entertaining, needed more time at the Abbey. Time at Avoca could have been better spent visiting the village rather than the weaving.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2015

This tour was amazing!

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
June 2009

I wouldn't actually recommend this - there wasn't anything wrong with it, it's just that there are so many amazing things to see and do in Ireland that this tour felt kind of average. Glendalough was pretty, but that's it. And Avoca was a complete tourist trap.

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