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Feast your senses on the unrivalled natural beauty of the Wicklow Mountains and Glendaloughn 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.

Highlights

  • Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains day trip from Dublin
  • Take in the beautiful Irish countryside during a scenic drive to the Wicklow mountain range
  • Visit Lough Tay and pass the bogland and heather fields of Sally gap, featured in the classic film, Braveheart
  • See Glencree Valley and pose for photos at the bridge where scenes from P.S. I Love You were shot
  • Explore the ruins and lakes of Glendalough, a 6th-century monastic settlement and one of Ireland’s most visited spots
  • Break for lunch in Ireland’s highest village

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What You Can Expect

Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Day Trip from Dublin

Glendalough, County Wicklow

Greet your professional guide at a centrally located Dublin pickup point and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for County Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland. Admire Ireland’s beautiful countryside as your guide offers intimate knowledge of the verdant area.
Recognize the rolling hills and heather-filled fields in which Hollywood epic, Braveheart, was filmed and listen to legends surrounding the mystifying Glencree Valley. Stop to marvel at the unique Lough Tay, a lake reminiscent of a pint of Guinness, and then relish the romantic atmosphere of the bridge featured inthe popular film, P. S. I Love You.
Travel onward to Glendalough, a serene monastic settlement cradled by the sky-skimming spires of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. During some leisurely free time here, be mesmerized by the hypnotic beauty of one of Ireland’s most popular attractions. See the ancient ruins of the Round Tower and then stroll to the glittering lake in the heart of the woodland.
After your tour around the ancient ruins return to your vehicle and relax during the drive back to central Dublin. On the way back, the bus stops in Avoca village where customers can get lunch at own expense at the Fitzgerald’s Pub

Customer Reviews

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic tour! Wicklow Mountains are an amazing site! You get to see the mountains that were used in the backdrop of Braveheart. Glendalough is great. Make sure to check out both lakes!

Nancy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Such a great and enthusiastic Tour Guide. Went on the trip by myself and still had a great time. Good amount allowed to each stop.

Wendy C A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved this tour! We had the best tour guide ever - Eoin. Funny, informative, gift of the Irish gab and sense of humour. He even sings! : We were so lucky to have a beautiful sunny perfect day to make this tour, but honestly the scenery is so stunning I bet it looks good in all kinds of weather. The amount of stops and time spent at each one was perfect. Our bus load even had a couple get engaged at the PS I Love You bridge!!! And another couple celebrating their 30th anniversary! We all cheered and Eoin kept the mood festive the whole day. Great excursion out of the city to relax and drink in the Irish countryside. Highly recommend.

Peter M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our bus driver/tour guide was delightful. Thank you. Love every moment.

Jacqueline S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Richie was a great tour guide. He has a voice made for narration and a clear passion for Irish history and the countryside. The trip was beautiful. It was early June and the weather was lovely. A wonderful day in Ireland!-Jackie Orlando, Fl

Daniela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was absolutely amazing but the best part for me and my boyfriend was the view to the guinness lake in the Wicklow Mountains. The guide Trevor was really nice and funny. We loved Ireland and we hope to go back one day to visit more and more.

Brett A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

a fantastic gem off a trip fun informative are tour guide richie was great and knew an amazing amount about the area well worth the money and the early moring rise

Annabel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

One of the highlights of my trip to Dublin!

H.W. O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had a great tour! Our tour guide Richie knew a lot about the places we went and added a good amount of humor. It was snowing very hard in the Wicklow Mountains, so we didn't saw a lot of the Guinness Lake. However, we went to the Powerscourt, a fantastic alternative.

Althea B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great way to escape the busy city life for some breathtaking scenery. Although it was heavily raining most of the tour, I still had a great time! Bus driver/tour guide was keeping us company and cracking a joke here and there and was really helpful throughout the journey.

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