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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
The Wild Wicklow Tour from Dublin is the perfect introduction to Wicklow's untamed landscapes. On this Wicklow day tour you'll explore ancient monastic ruins at Glendalough, enjoy the 'craic' in a traditional Irish pub, and see where film-makers brought a little bit of Scotland to Ireland when filming scenes for 'Braveheart' at Sally's Gap.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Dublin to Wicklow, the 'Garden of Ireland'
  • Guided tour of the 6th-century monastic ruins at Glendalough
  • Stunning scenery and wild landscapes of Wicklow
  • Opportunity to shop for Irish crafts at Avoca Handweavers
  • See where scenes from Braveheart were filmed at Sally's Gap
  • Pass by homes of Ireland's rich and famous in Killiney
  • Visit a traditional Irish pub for lunch

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Movie buffs will enjoy seeing filming locations from Braveheart and visiting the bridge from P.S. I Love You. And anyone can appreciate the ruggedly scenic vistas as you journey along the coast and through the lovely Wicklow Mountains.

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What You Can Expect

Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin

The Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough

The beautiful coastal drive from Dublin to Glendalough takes you past Dun Laoghaire Harbor, Dalkey and Killiney. These exclusive suburbs on the out reaches of Dublin are home to Ireland's rich and famous including U2's Bono, Enya and film director Neil Jordan. Then, driving through the Wicklow Mountains, you'll soon understand why this area is known as 'the Garden of Ireland’.

You'll continue on to the green mountains of Wicklow County, where you'll stop for morning tea (additional cost) at Avoca Handweavers. The oldest wool mill in Ireland, Avoca Handweavers is a great place to shop for high-quality Irish crafts.

The next stop on your Wicklow tour in Glendalough, in Wicklow Mountains National Park. Glendalough is renowned for its natural beauty and history, and is one of the most visited places in Ireland.

At Glendalough, your guide will walk with you through the 6th-century monastic settlement. You'll learn about St Kevin, the founder of the ancient monastery, and hear stories relating to the ruins scattered about the site, including the famous Round Tower. There will also be time for a leisurely stroll through the woods to Upper Lake.

Leaving the peace and serenity of Glendalough behind, you'll head off for a stop at a local pub for lunch (additional cost). Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good old-fashioned home cooking of a traditional Irish pub. Why not wash lunch down with a hearty pint of Guinness?

After lunch you'll begin your return to Dublin, via Sally's Gap, where scenes from Braveheart were filmed in 1995. This scenic but desolate area of wild bogland offers a stunning contrast to the Wicklow Mountains.

You'll arrive back in Dublin in the late afternoon, with drop-off either in Ballsbridge (D4) or at Trinity College.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I couldn't have had a better time. I did three tours in Ireland and this was by far my favorite. It was my second time to Glendalough another tour included it and this was was unrushed and perfect. The Driver was the same gentleman who owns the Tour company and he is a hoot! he will keep you laughing and stop at places that other tours brush over. By far the best guide/ tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wow! This was one of the best days we had in Ireland. Our tour guide and driver, John, was such a funny character. He had stories and lots of historical information that made the trip interesting and fun. The countryside was amazing, the Wicklow mountains, all the little towns we went through, Glendalough ruins and lake...all were truly memorable. Everyone took the hike maybe a mile down to the lake and it was really worth it. You walk through forest and field, easy to believe that fairies live there!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was our first trip to Ireland but it won't be our last! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the highlight was our tour. From start to finish it exceeded our expectations. Niels our driver/tour guide was wonderful and was so knowledgeable . Thank You...we were not disappointed .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful tour! Bus driver was so interesting and his stories added so much during our drive! Don't miss this when in Dublin!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Spectacular tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great trip, great tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Breathtaking views and excellent Tour Guide! I don't remember our tour guides name but I do remember we all called him Fitz he is a retired firefighter ! He was incredible ! He knew so much about the history of Ireland and even indulged me by stopping at the P.s. I love you Bridge. Fitz was so kind and you can tell he loves his job. This tour stops at a place called The weaving basket on our way to Wicklow and it has the most amazing food and desserts. My friends and I cannot wait to return to Ireland and see Fitz!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Had a blast with Great views, plenty of info along the way, and bestest guide, John. A wonderful day trip from Dublin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It is by far, the most awesome tour I've been on for a few reasons. First the scenery was amazing. Second the guide, Dennis was amazing, he kept us awake through the entire journey with his fascinating tales of the Irish culture and hilarious commentary on random tourists looking lost in the countryside. He even brought a bottle of Irish whiskey for us to share at one of the most scenic spot in Ireland! Finally, the pace was just nice, We had enough rest steps, some walking to uncramp our legs, good photo stops and no kitschy-tourist-trap stops.All in all, it was good genuine fun. High recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic experience. Beautiful views, excellent tour guide John. A very fun day!

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