Wicklow Mountains Tours

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Wicklow Mountains National Park, also known as the Garden of Ireland, is one of the country’s six national parks and an easy day trip from Dublin, only 18.5 miles (30 km) away. Travelers frequent this County Wicklow mountain range to spend time away from the city and enjoy the stunningly wild landscape that is so markedly different from the typical green, grassy plains of the Emerald Isle. You’ll find 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) of low mountains, serene lakes, and deep glacial valleys offering chances to fish, kayak, and hike.


Wicklow Mountain Scenery

From bog lands to heather fields, stunning mountain landscapes awaits at the Wicklow Mountains. The park features Glencree Valley and Sally Gap, in addition to one of Ireland’s highest waterfalls, Powerscourt. Other must-see spots include the P.S. I Love You Bridge; Powerscourt Gardens at the Powerscourt Estate; the Wicklow Gap, where much of Braveheart was filmed; and Lough Tay, also known as Guinness Lake. Many tours include nature walks with a tour guide, and some allow for exploring nearby medieval villages such as Kilkenny and the round tower at the Glendalough Monastic Settlement, founded by St. Kevin in the sixth century. Because there’s so much natural beauty to take in at the national park, it’s recommended that you spend a full day here.


Insider Tip

Stop by Fitzgerald's Pub in Avoca in County Wicklow for lunch at a traditional Irish pub. Plus, what’s lunch on the Emerald Isle without a Guinness to go with it?

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is no entrance fee for the national park, but you will have to pay for parking.
  • Although the area is widely remote, most facilities can be found in the Glendalough area, including the Glendalough Visitor Center, where you’ll find historical exhibits and park information.
  • Most coach tours offer free WiFi on the bus.
  • A few paths and trails near Upper Lake and Lower Lake have been deemed fit for wheelchair users.

How to Get There

Wicklow Mountains tours are offered with daily departures from Dublin city center. The scenic route to the mountains from Dublin takes about an hour by car or coach via the winding Military Road, which passes numerous bogs and lakes along the way. It’s also possible to arrive by rail tour, which removes the hassle of navigating mountain roads without compromising the stunning views of the Irish countryside.

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Address: Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Wicklow, Ireland
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Hours: Daily 10am-6pm May-Aug, weekends Sept-April
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Admission: Free admission; parking fees apply
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Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin

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 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, as well as the bridge crossed by the lovers in the romantic comedy P.S. I Love You.
  • Duration: 3 days 13 hours
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$32.22 USD
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Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Day Trip from Dublin

Feast your senses on the unrivalled natural beauty of the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough on a full-day trip from Dublin. Escape the bustling charm of Dublin in favor of the glittering lakes and undulating hills of County Wicklow, featured in Hollywood blockbusters like 'Braveheart'. Discover ancient legends as you listen to illuminating commentary from your knowledgeable guide; marvel at a lake that resembles a pint of Guinness; and absorb the amorous atmosphere of the bridge featured in ‘P.S. I Love You’. See the ancient monastic ruins of Glendalough before revitalizing with lunch in Ireland’s highest village.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Kilkenny City, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

Break from Dublin for a tour of medieval Irish architecture and folklore in Kilkenny and Glendalough. Aboard a luxury coach, take a day trip to the top sights in south-east Ireland from Kilkenny Castle to the Wicklow Mountain National Park and Glendalough’s medieval monastic settlement. Beginning March 1, this tour will also include a stop at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, where you'll be able to see Border Collies corral sheep across the fields.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Wicklow Day Trip with Horse Riding Including Glendalough Tour from Dublin

Trade the big city for a day in nature on this full-day tour from Dublin. Your destination is the wild and beautiful County Wicklow, located just south of the capital. Upon your arrival in Wicklow Mountains National Park, you’ll get up close and personal with the scenery when you embark on a several-hour horseback riding tour of the area. Following lunch in the quaint village of Enniskerry (own expense), see more of the area’s highlights and make your way to Glendalough: site of a sixth-century monastery.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Wicklow, Powerscourt, and Glendalough Tour from Dublin

On a County Wicklow day trip from Dublin, visit the Powerscourt Gardens and explore Wicklow Mountains National Park. Accompanied by a guide who provides informative commentary during the day, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive, stop in the Victorian village of Enniskerry, pass by the Guinness Estate and visit Glendalough, where you have time to walk around.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Wicklow Day Trip with Guided Walk Including Glendalough Tour from Dublin

Visiting Dublin is not experiencing the real Ireland. Or at least not all of it. This guided day trip from Dublin to Wicklow National Park will shuttle you to a different side of Ireland. Take a leisurely 1.5-hour hike through the park. After the hike, indulge in a hearty Irish lunch in a Victorian village and then spend 90 minutes in Glendalough, taking in the medieval ambience of the place.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Wicklow and Glendalough Tour from Dublin - Afternoon Tour

Explore Ireland beyond the capital city with this Wicklow and Glendalough driving tour. Skip the hassle of a rental car and admire the scenery as you drive south to see County Wicklow’s beautiful lakes, forests, and mountains. Visit landscapes from popular films including Braveheart, such as the monastic ruins and Celtic crosses at Glendalough.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Glendalough, Wicklow and Kilkenny Full Day Tour from Dublin

Don't come to Ireland and just spend all your time in Dublin. You won't be seeing the real Ireland. This tour transports you there, spending a day cruising around the Irish countryside engulfing yourself in bright green fields, castles, abbeys and rustic villages. Stop in majestic and secluded Glendalough. After some time of exploring head to Kilkenny where you can delve into a 12th-century Norman castle, a medieval cathedral or stroll the cobbled streets before heading back to Dublin.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour

See a whole new Ireland right on Dublin's doorstep. This guide day trip takes you to leafy Wicklow on your way to enchanting village of Enniskerry, home to Powerscourt Estate and Gardens. Then head to Glendalough with its incredible medieval monastic settlement, founded by St. Kevin in the sixth century. Avail of a free loop of a hop-on hop-off bus tour, Dublin walking tour and an entry to the Little Museum of Dublin on the same day as a part of your day trip.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion: Wicklow Mountains, Avoca & Glendalough Rail Tour from Dublin Port

Discover Ireland’s beautiful scenery on this action packed rail tour from Dublin Port. You’ll take the stress out of organizing transport, as rail and coach travel is included. It’s the perfect way to save time if you’re in Ireland for a short period of time and want to see a lot, while still traveling in comfort. See the Wicklow Mountains, Rathdrum, the small village of Avoca, Glendalough, and lots more on this scenic tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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$79.41 USD
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Wicklow Mountains, Avoca and Glendalough Rail Tour from Dublin

This scenic full-day rail tour from Dublin highlights the best or rural Ireland with coastal views and mountain scenery that's sure to dazzle. Sit back and relax as you travel through the Wicklow Mountains, visit the tiny town of Avoca and wander rate ancient monastery at Glendalough. Experience the best of Ireland in a single day during this all-inclusive tour that takes travelers through the countryside by road and rail.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Glendalough, Powerscourt & Wicklow Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Dublin

Explore the countryside south of Dublin on this multi-stop tour—Glendalough, Powerscourt, and the Wicklow Mountains—with round-trip included transportation. No need to rent a car; you can just sit back and take in the scenery while listening to engaging guided commentary. Visit a local manor house with an elaborate garden, Avoca village, Guinness Lake, Enniskerry, and other local highlights.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Saint Patricks Day - 4 Day Tour from Dublin

There’s no better place to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day than Ireland and festivities in Dublin last for an entire five days. This 4-day tour ensures an unforgettable St Patrick’s Day experience with a local guide on-hand to ensure you don’t miss anything. Party like a local at a traditional dance, attend the famous St Patrick’s Day parade, visit sights including the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, and the Guinness Brewery; and enjoy an open-air bus tour of Dublin.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$344.09 USD
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Walking tour - Emerald - 15 Day

Welcome to our all Ireland Emerald Tour! Get ready to enjoy our 15-day walking tour with the best and friendliest guides in the business that will take care of your every need. Leaving from Dublin you will travel through the east, west, south west, and northern regions of Ireland and explore mountains, picturesque villages, cliffs and rugged untouched beaches. Some highlights of your fascinating tour include the UNESCO World Heritage listed site - the Giants Causeway; the Slieve League cliffs which are the highest sea cliffs in Europe; Slea Head Drive, a gorgeous scenic route; the famous Cliffs of Moher with its unmatched views and Killary Harbour. See historical castles and learn about Irish legends. Immerse yourself in traditional music in wonderful pubs frozen in time. Taste traditional dishes and seafood along the Wild Atlantic Way. We guarantee you will make new friends and create fantastic memories as you explore the island of Ireland.
  • Duration: 15 days
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Walking Tour-Southern Gem-7 Days

Departing from the Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street, Explore the Southern counties and for many some of the most beautiful and spectacular landscapes in Ireland on our Southern Gem 7 day walking tour.  From the wild beauty of county Wicklow, you will experience a monastic site like no other. From there your tour will take you to one of the most magical places in Ireland, the town of Dingle. Enjoy guided walks on this peninsula that holds more ancient sites than the rest of the country combined. You will meander up along the famous Wild Atlantic Way through cute villages and towns. You will take in the breathtaking vistas as you walk along the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren and then head to the city of Galway.  This is an epic walking tour guided by our fun and experienced guides who will show you sights, sounds and experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.
  • Duration: 7 days
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Wicklow tour of Glendalough

Seize an ancient escape to Glendalough and Lough Tay on our day tour from Dublin to the Garden of Ireland…Take a walk on the Wicklow side of life and get a true taste of the Irish wilderness in the “Garden of Ireland” on our day tour direct from Dublin City to mythical & magical Glendalough and Lough Tay, affectionately known as the ''Guinness Lake'' in the Wicklow Mountains.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Wicklow Way 5 Day Self Guided Hike

Ireland’s Ice Age has left a wonderful legacy in Wicklow National Park with its unique topography. Aptly named the “Garden” of Ireland. Corrie lakes, U-shaped valleys, alpine heath and mountain cliffs captivate the visitor in a largely uninhabited landscape with vistas of the Irish Sea.Discover the picturesque valleys of Glenmalure and the Glen of Immal. Hike in the rugged beauty of Lugnaquilla and experience the peace and tranquillity of Glendalough. This is home to a 6th century monastic settlement nestled in the valley of two lakes. In addition to this the warmth of the people, the cosy pubs, the charming villages and delicious organic food and you have just found your “perfect” Wicklow Way Hike!
  • Duration: 5 days
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$592.66 USD
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