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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.


  • 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

Best 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 August 2015

Beautiful scenery and lots of fun with our guide, Denis! Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Beautiful landscape, wonderful sites, and we had a warm, sunny day. We especially enjoyed John, our driver and guide. Good food, great countryside! Very educational.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I highly recommend this tour to everyone out there wanting to see breath taking scenery. Wild Wicklow nation forest just blew our minds with its beautiful landscape. Our driver-guide John kept us entertained throughout the journey.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We really enjoyed it. The driver/tourguide was very charming and informative. He tried to accommodate everyones wants and made the trip memorable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing tour and amazing guide! Looking forward to repeating this experience asap.
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

STUNNING VIEWS of the Wicklow Mountains! A must do! Even on a rainy day we had an amazing time! The stop for coffee is at the cutest local shop! I wanted to stay there all day! We also stopped at the bridge from P.S. I Love You which really excited me! We went to Glendalough and experienced the beauty and history! The tour was well planned and perfectly timed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

John is the best!! :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic day out exploring the countryside south of Dublin with our awesome guide John! Many thanks! The pick up at the hotel was convenient, John had so many fun little stories to tell us , we saw amazing sights and had plenty of time for photo stops , great lunch recommendation all went well - many thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour, much better than we expected. Stunning scenery, very interesting historical facts and stories from our tour guide. He was also very helpful, trying to accommodate everyone's needs and desires. Plus one for the Irish whiskey, we are big fans now! :- Highly recommended, best way to see Wicklow!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Exquisite scenery and super knowledgeable and fun guide, John! Thanks

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