4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Combine Ireland's stunning coastal and mountain scenery on this lovely rail tour from Dublin. You'll travel through the magical Wicklow Mountains, visit the traditional town of Avoca and explore the ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough. This scenic coach and rail trip from Dublin shows you the best of Ireland in one day.


  • Seven-hour trip by train and coach from Dublin to the Wicklow Mountains, Avoca and Glendalough
  • Wicklow Mountains - the 'Garden of Ireland'
  • Lovely village of Avoca, location for the BBC series Ballykissangel
  • Ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough
  • Hosted train travel
  • Information pack
  • Friendly, professional tour guide

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What You Can Expect

Wicklow Mountains, Avoca and Glendalough Rail Tour from Dublin

Avoca - setting of the BBC series Ballykissangel, and known for handweaving

Departing from Dublin Connolly Station, you'll travel by train (snack bar onboard) to village of Rathdrum, incorporating a journey into the heart of County Wicklow. Taking a stunning scenic coastal route you'll pass the magnificent Killiney Bay, a must-see Irish beauty-spot framed by the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the sriking Bray Head hill. From here, your train tour swings inland to the mountains of County Wicklow, where you'll experience the 'Garden of Ireland' at its best!

On arrival at the village of Rathdrum, you'll join the coach for a journey through the Vale of Avoca. In the lovely village of Avoca (where the BBC series Ballykissangel was filmed) you can see famous Avoca wool-weavers at work and spend time at leisure.

Continue to the ancient monastic settlement at stunning Glendalough before rejoining the train for the scenic return journey to Dublin Connolly Station, conveniently arriving in the late afternoon.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very full itinery with many areas of interest. We wouldn't have seen most of this if we had gone it alone. Loved the train journey. The tour guide Liam was very knowledgable and kept us up to date with lots of information about all the places we visited. Well worth a visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour.....perfect day and nice guide Paddy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

A very good agenda, wonderful tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Liam and Patrick were wonderful. Liam was full of fun facts and went at a great pace for the group. We got to see so much and it was so pretty. Thanks again! Very easy too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

This tour was really excellent. It was well timed and the places we saw were what I came to Ireland to see. The train ride was pleasant and the coach ride was too. Edmund, our guide, was just wonderful and Tony, our driver, was a terribly decent fellow. I will definitely recommend this to everyone!

Timea H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

The programme was great, the places were fascinating and the guide was well-qualified and he told us a lot of stories about the area and the sights. We enjoyed the whole trip. Everything was well organized and went smoothly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Our recent trip to Ireland was made even more amazing by our day trip to Wicklow, Avoca and Glendalough. Edmond, our guide, was fun, knowledgeable and helpful. Breaking the trip up by traveling by rail and coach was terrific. Can't wait to return!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Our tour guide was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and so pleasant. We had a bright sunny day and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

What a lovely tour. The nature was so beautiful. And Avoca was so picturesque. This was well-worth the money. A must see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

The tour was beautiful, but our tour guide really made the difference. He was a great tour guide and I would recommend him specifically for any tours!

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