Tour code: 2548WW
Soak up the majesty and myth of Ireland’s Wicklow County on this full-day tour from Dublin. Aboard a comfortable coach, explore cultural and natural gems from wool mills and lively pubs to the breathtaking Wicklow Mountain National Park and Glendalough’s medieval monastic settlement. Movie buffs will enjoy a stop at Sally’s Gap, filming location of Braveheart.

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

Film lovers will enjoy seeing 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

In the morning, meet your guide and coach at one of the central Dublin pickup locations. Grab a comfortable seat and enjoy the drive out of the city, passing sites not commonly seen by tourists such as the exclusive suburbs of Dalkey and Killiney, home to local celebrities like U2's Bono, Enya and film director Neil Jordan. Then cut away form the city and take in rocky coastal scenery as you head into the Wicklow Mountains.   

Your first stop brings you to Avoca Handweavers, the oldest wool mill in Ireland. Enjoy a dose of traditional Irish culture, shop for fine handmade goods and have a rich cup of tea (own expense). Then re-board the coach and head Wicklow Mountains National Park. View the park’s upper slopes, blanketed in heath and bog, before dipping down into the glacial valley of Glendalough. 

Throughout history, visitors have come to ‘the valley of the two lakes’  for its mystical history, archaeology and unique wildlife. The monastic city of Glendalough, found in the 6th century by St. Kevin, was once an active locale featuring areas for manuscript writing and copying, an infirmary, guest houses, and a monastery. Now it offers guests a peek into Ireland’s rich cultural history. Enjoy a guided tour of the many sites including the Round Tower, and have some free time to explore on your own.

Afterward, your group will visit a traditional Irish pub for lunch (own expense). Relax, savor Irish home-cooking and sip on at a creamy Guinness before heading to your final stop on the tour: Sally’s Gap. A landmark stop on the route back to Dublin, this mountain pass served as a filming location for Braveheart, the tributary film about Scottish hero William Wallace. 

Your 8.5-hour tour drops off at Dublin’s Ballsbridge Hotel or Trinity College in the evening. 

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Customer Reviews

John D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent

Jennifer C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fabulous tour! Joe our guide was just awesome , and the tour went to some great places. Do this tour it and #39;s well worth it!

Julia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent value for money and a well informed and appealing driver/guide.
He did sing a little much. But he was enthusiastic about his subject matter.
We enjoyed the day,and the pick up point was right near our hotel in the Embassy area.
Beautiful views of the mountains. Lunch options could have been better.

Kendall P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

amazing sights and a awesome driver. Seats were comfortable and cabin kept at a good temperature.

Peter H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our driver, Dennis, was very thoughtful and entertaining. The scenery was incredible.

seyshellg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

seyshellg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Was really a great tour and time! Joe the bus driver and tour guide really kept us entertained and loved his singing!

Alice D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a brilliant tour! If you have a spare day definitely go on this tour! The scenery was fantastic and the tour guide was great fun. He knew so much and it was great listening to all the stories. He was so kind that when we got back to Dublin he offered to show us where the bus to the airport stopped. I will be telling all my friends to go on this tour if they are ever in Dublin!

Sanjay S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour takes one to picture postcard scenery which keeps unfolding.The walk to the lakes is simply breathtaking.The guide was very helpful,ready with umbrellas -which were frequently needed.
The tour is highly recommended.

mroczka86 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Highly reccomend this tour. Great scenery and a nice shot of Jaimesons overlooking the Guiness lake. Glendalogh was so peaceful and quiet evan with all the tourists walking around. The trip to the lake is also worth it. Pictures can not describe how green everything was. Thre was a lady at the entrance playing music which made it seem like I was stepping back in time. Fantastic!

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