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Glendalough Monastic Settlement Tours

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Glendalough Monastic Settlement
Explore beyond Dublin with a day trip to Glendalough, a sixth-century monastic complex one hour south of the city center. Set between two lakes, Glendalough is a popular destination for travelers who want a taste of the Irish countryside. It’s also a common stop for hikers setting out along the Wicklow Way, which runs through the valley.
 
The Basics
Learn Irish history while wandering through picturesque ruins that include ancient churches, burial sites, and monastic buildings. From Dublin, join a tour focused solely on Glendalough, or choose a more comprehensive tour of  County Wicklow and visit Wicklow Mountains National Park, Sally Gap, and Powerscourt Gardens. Travelers can choose between half-day or full-day itineraries.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Glendalough is a popular attraction for history buffs, families seeking open spaces, and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • The ground may be soft or muddy, so pack your hiking boots and bring along layers of waterproof clothing.
  • To see the full complex, be prepared for a significant amount of walking, as the site is spread across several locations surrounding the two lakes.
  • Visit the Glendalough Visitor Centre, where a video and exhibition shed light on the history of the monuments.
 
How to Get There
Glendalough is located about an hour south of Dublin in County Wicklow. Most visitors arrive by car or with a guided tour from Dublin. To reach Glendalough from Dublin in a rental car, take the N11 south and get off at the Roundwood/Glendalough exit. On-site parking is available.
 
When to Get There

Glendalough is busiest during summer and on weekends. It is a popular destination for locals to set out on a hike. To beat the crowds, visit on a weekday rather than Saturday or Sunday. Though the complex is outdoors, mild year-round temperatures make it possible to visit any time.
 
Hiking at Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains National Park
In addition to the monastic ruins, Glendalough’s scenic countryside trails attract scores of visitors. Travelers interested in hiking can make a stop at Glendalough part of a broader outdoor adventure in County Wicklow. Other nearby hiking options include climbing the Sugar Loaf Mountain or exploring a section of the Wicklow Way.
Address: Derrybawn, Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland
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Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Platinum Luxury Tour.

Our drivers and guides are local, with unsurpassed knowledge and love of the area of Wicklow. We take you to the out of the way hidden gems, so many movies have been filmed in the Wicklow/Glendalough area....Braveheart, P.S. I love you, Vikings, Michael Collins....the list is endless. A day crammed full of natural beauty in the company of some of the best guides Ireland has to offer. Liberty Irish Tours leads the way....
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Discover the South East! Kilkenny, Wicklow and Waterford!

Fantastic tour incorporating a city break as well as adventure and wilderness. Join us as we depart Dublin for a night in Kilkenny city, where we embark on the treasures of the 'Medieval Mile'where we visit attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's cathedral and one of the only two remaining round towers in Ireland currently accessible to the public. Stroll trough it's narrow streets steeped in history, visit the ancient Kyteler's Inn, home of the 'witch' Alice Kyteler and many more.We travel to Waterford city, where adventure awaits in the renowned Waterford Crystal before moving on to our second overnight stop of the old pirate cove of Dunmore east and it's adventure center. On our last day we travel to the Wicklow National park and the monastic site of Glendalough, where the breathtaking views will do just that. On this tour it is possible to also experience Horse and pony trekking with a local guide trough the mountains and rivers, please contact us for details!
  • Duration: 3 days
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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, 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. This tour also includes a stop at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, where you'll be able to see border collies corral sheep across the fields.
  • Duration: 10 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.
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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.
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Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Day Tour 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.
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Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin

Explore Ireland’s natural wonders and historic gems on this full-day tour from Dublin. Set out on a scenic drive through the idyllic countryside of the Wicklow National Park, stop to admire the views from Wicklow Gap and visit the monastic ruins and beautiful lakes of Glendalough. Then, step back in time with a tour of Kilkenny, Ireland’s medieval capital, and enjoy free time to explore the city independently before returning to Dublin.
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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.
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Wicklow and Glendalough Tour from Dublin - Morning Tour

Grab your camera and set out to explore the ‘Garden of Ireland’ on this half-day tour of Wicklow from Dublin. Admire the lakes, mountains and forests of the Wicklow Mountains; visit the monastic ruins of ancient Glendalough and spot filming locations from movies like ‘Braveheart’ and ‘PS I Love You’. You will then continue through the dramatic mountain pass of Sally Gap, before arriving back in the city to end your tour in central Dublin.
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Half-Day Private Glendalough, Wicklow, and Powerscourt Gardens Tour from Dublin

Explore the scenic landscapes of Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, on a private tour tailor-made for you. With a personal guide and private vehicle, discover the countryside around Dublin, stopping to admire the 6th-century ruins of Glendalough, stroll around Powerscourt Gardens, or shop for handicrafts in Avoca village.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Shore Excursion: Wicklow Mountains, Avoca & Glendalough Rail Tour

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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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 hike through the park. After the hike, indulge in a hearty Irish lunch in a Victorian village and then spend time in Glendalough, taking in the medieval ambience of the place.
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Glendalough, Powerscourt & Wicklow Mountains Small-Group Day Tour 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.
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Private Luxury Tour Dublin - Day tour of Wicklow, Powerscourt and Glendalough

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Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin

Combine ancient monuments, medieval gems and natural wonders on this full-day tour from Dublin. Escape the city for a scenic drive through the Wicklow Mountains; admire views of the Sugar Loaf Mountains, Wicklow Gap, and Turlogh waterfall; and discover the 6th-century monastic ruins of Glendalough. Then, enjoy free time to explore lively Kilkenny and visit landmarks like the Kilkenny Castle, the Black Abbey or the Cathedral of Saint Canice (own expense).
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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, 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, explore the Wicklow Mountains and enjoy the ancient wonders of Kilkenny, where you can walk around a 12th-century Norman castle, a medieval cathedral or stroll the cobbled streets before heading back to Dublin.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Wicklow And Glendalough Tour From Dublin

Embark on a journey that takes you from the hustle and bustle of Dublin to the “Garden of Ireland”- Wicklow County .Departing from Dublin city center, we make our way along to such beautiful sites as the Glendalough Monastic site, Baltinglass Abbey, and a scenic drive across the Sally Gap. Additionally, we bring you to a working farm deep in the heart of Wicklow.The Wicklow area is full of historical and farming sites nestled within the mountains- come and explore them with us!
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Guided Day Tour of the Wicklow Mountains

Take a day trip out to the Wicklow Mountains. We’ll visit the popular attractions of Glendalough, Avoca Handweavers, and Powerscourt House & Gardens.Tours include collection and return to your accommodation in a Mercedes-Benz 6-passenger limousine with free onboard Wi-Fi and USB chargers.A typical Wicklow Mountains Day Tour lasts around 8 hours. Itineraries are flexible and can be personalized.
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough One Day Private Tour

Travel through the stunning Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough at your own pace on this private full-day tour. Listen to stories, facts, and other commentary on the area while asking plenty of questions. Make stops along the way that interest you and your party. You'll enjoy a comprehensive tour tailored to your preferences.
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
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Glendalough and Dublin City Excursion - Ship to shore

When your cruise ship docks in port, enjoy knowing that you have your shore excursion all planned out. You'll explore both County Wicklow and Dublin city with a guide, who will fill you in on the history, culture, and people. Return to port in time to catch your departing ship, having got a great overview of the region.
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hours
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10 Day Southern Ireland - Small Group Tour

Discover the dramatic landscapes of Ireland’s Atlantic coastline during a 10-day tour. Set out from Dublin to explore the wilds of Connemara National Park, visit the towering Cliffs of Moher, and go kayaking on the Lakes of Killarney. Drive along the Ring of Kerry and stop in small villages to experience the pub culture and listen to live music. Check out the Dingle Whiskey Distillery and return to Dublin via the medieval city of Kilkenny.
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Duration: 10 days
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Private Day Tour of Wicklow and Glendalough from Dublin

Relax while you’re in Ireland with this private tour of Wicklow and Glendalough, including private, round-trip transport from Dublin. Take a scenic drive through Wicklow Mountains National Park, and make stops at Lough Tay, the Guinness estate, and the bridge used in the filming of “P.S. I Love You.” Plus, choose to visit the Powerscourt Gardens (own expense) or Avoca, and then end your day with time in Glendalough, where you can see St. Kevin’s monastery.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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A day in Wicklow with a private guide! Scenery, history, & hiking (if you want!)

This is a tour of Wicklow, given by someone who grew up here and loves it. The tour described is an outline of what we might do, but we have plenty of options. I can suggest other places to visit on our day, and can incorporate other site visits, within reason. I am a Driver/Guide so we have a car, have a guide, and can do what we like!! Sometimes I bring people to some of the lesser known spots - old bridges by dark rivers, or up a favourite mountain, or to a beautiful garden. Occasionally, I bring visitors to my family farm, where my father and brother enjoy meeting visitors, and showing them over the farm. This is a 300 year old farm house which has been in the family for 8 generations and sheep, cattle and poultry are kept. You will be expected to chat with the family and tell them where you are from too!
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