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This scenic 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. 


  • Seven-hour trip by train and coach from Dublin to the Wicklow Mountains, Avoca and Glendalough
  • Wicklow Mountains - the 'Garden of Ireland'
  • Lovely village of Avoca, location for the BBC series Ballykissangel
  • Ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough
  • Hosted train travel
  • Information pack
  • Friendly, professional tour guide

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What You Can Expect

Wicklow Mountains, Avoca and Glendalough Rail Tour from Dublin

Avoca - setting of the BBC series Ballykissangel, and known for handweaving

Departing from Dublin Connolly Station, you'll travel by train (snack bar onboard) to village of Rathdrum, incorporating a journey into the heart of County Wicklow. Taking a stunning scenic coastal route you'll pass the magnificent Killiney Bay, a must-see Irish beauty-spot framed by the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the sriking Bray Head hill. From here, your train tour swings inland to the mountains of County Wicklow, where you'll experience the 'Garden of Ireland' at its best!

On arrival at the village of Rathdrum, you'll join the coach for a journey through the Vale of Avoca. In the lovely village of Avoca (where the BBC series Ballykissangel was filmed) you can see famous Avoca wool-weavers at work and spend time at leisure.

Continue to the ancient monastic settlement at stunning Glendalough before rejoining the train for the scenic return journey to Dublin Connolly Station, conveniently arriving in the late afternoon.

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Customer Reviews

Sonya K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Gorgeous scenery and visit to Avoca mill!

Patricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a fabulous tour. Our guide, Paddy, was so knowledgeable. The roads in this area are narrow and winding. It was great to leave the driving to someone else. The scenery is beautiful. Upon completion of the tour Paddy made certain we all knew our way back to our hotels. I would highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Different, but beautiful side of Ireland

michelle h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was so well organised and really fun. we went to some amazing places and im so glad we picked this tour.our tour guide Paddy was fantastic he gave us information and some really fun facts but also let us walk around and enjoy the places in our time also. He was a brilliant tour guide and I would happily go on another tour if he was to be our guide. I ended up giving him a huge hug at the end because he had made our day. Please pass on our thanks.

Carey A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We loved the beautiful scenery and stops on the tour. However, our tour guide Paddy was the best! He made the trip worth while!

Donald U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour! Paddy was a great guide, friendly and informative. It was nice to see the countryside.

Raymond P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The trip was wonderful! Paddy our tour guide was friendly and entertaining. A wonderful trip!!

Susan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very full itinery with many areas of interest. We wouldn't have seen most of this if we had gone it alone. Loved the train journey. The tour guide Liam was very knowledgable and kept us up to date with lots of information about all the places we visited. Well worth a visit.

Charles B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour.....perfect day and nice guide Paddy

Sheldon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

A very good agenda, wonderful tour guide.

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