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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

Hans V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Gorgeous views and the bus driver was a jolly good guide with lots of interesting stories!

Susan E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a highlight four visit to Dublin. Our guide Niall was excellent. He was personable and knowledgable. He stopped enough for us to be comfortable, but kept on schedule. The tour includes a coffee/shopping break, a stop for lunch, and stops for scenery as well as Glendalough, the ruins of an ancient monastery.
I would highly recommend this tour.

Andre F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Me and my friends had a really great time and we really enjoyed the trip. Credits specially to John which have made the difference with his enthusiasm, happiness and knowledge about Ireland.

T_

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing tour, beautiful views, awesome guide.

Alvaro Fernando L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing landscapes and very amusing tour guide, had a very good time. Very much recommended

Elizabeth A. H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fun, informative, casual, delightful!

Dileep

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very nice experience. john our tour guide was amazing, both funny and informative. Highly recommend this tour.

Iman A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Amazing tour with an amazing guide... Had some good craic and learned a lot ! This tour is definitely worth the cost and the time.

pdauns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

John was fantastic! He is so upbeat - even though is poured rain and was extremely windy, he got off the bus at each stop and braved the wind and rain to carry on with his tour. All of the stops were great and the bus was clean and comfortable, I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants the wild part of the Wicklow Way without sacrificing comfort and fun!

Katalin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was amazing guide was funny and entertaining talked through the tour basically very experienced. Lots of interesting things he talked about. Definitely recommended!!!

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