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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 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.

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
  • Visit a traditional Irish pub for lunch
  • Enjoy stunning sea views of Dublin Bay at Sandycove

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 Sandycove and Dalkey with amazing sea views. 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, Kilmacanogue. 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 into the Wicklow Mountains National Park and Sally Gap. View the park’s upper slopes, blanketed in heath and bog before stopping at Lough Tay (The Guinness Lake" ) a true wonder and film location for Braveheart, the tributary film about Scottish hero William Wallace and current series of Vikings.

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 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,founded 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.
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Back on the luxury Mercedes Coach for a free tot of Jamerson Whiskey. Time to talk and think as you start back on our return journey to Dublin.

Your 8.5-hour tour drops off at Dublin’s Ballsbridge Hotel or Trinity College in the evening

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Customer Reviews

Joe R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was a great day. And perfect for a one-day sightseeing trip. The driver was informative and even sang to us. I would recommend this outing to anyone coming to Dublin with limited travel time.

Keith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very enjoyable trip and John was an excellent guide

Keith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very enjoyable trip and John was an excellent guide

Kristen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was awesome! Our tour guide John made County Wicklow (and the other surrounding counties we passed through on the way to Glendalough) come to life with his wonderful story telling ability and knowledge of the area. He was amazing! The trip was beautiful and fun. Highly recommend it!

Tracy L Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was the highlight of my 3 day trip to Ireland. The driver John was so funny, friendly and kind and he made the whole day so special. The weather did not cooperate at first, but John rearranged the route so we could return and get a look at beautiful Glendeloch

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We took the Wild Wicklow Tour with a group of 11 friends and everyone agreed the tour was the highlight of our stay in Dublin! Our guide John was fantastic, very knowledgeable and entertaining from start to finish and kept the coach laughing throughout the whole day. Great photo stops, tales of Dublin and insights into Irish sense of humour too. The lunch spot, a traditional Irish pub where we had a chance to try delicious Guinness stew, was also a top notch choice. You also get a shot of Jameson's Whiskey to add a nice finish to the day! I definitely recommend this tour for anyone looking for a great day out to see some stunning natural landscapes not too far from Dublin.

Sonia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Amazing views of the country side of Ireland, just a few hours from Dublin. Highly recommend it and be ready for lots of pictures.

Melissa Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Tour of Wild Wicklow was amazing! Our guide, Joe, was friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining.

Susan O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great day trip! Our guide John had many entertaining and interesting stories, facts. The scenery was simply spectacular and we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather! John our diver was happy to take photos of all of us and I would recommend his tour for a trip out of the city.

Samantha A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This trip was absolutely spectacular! It has something for everyone - amazing sightseeing, history, delicious food and drinks, and a little bit of shopping. We were very lucky with the weather while we were there sunny and 7-8 degrees. We also had the best tour guide I could possibly imagine - John! When you are traveling with a group of 25 or more for 8 hours, a tour guide can make or break the trip and John absolutely made this trip. He made everyone on the bus laugh the entire day, knew every detail about the stops we made, jammed out to great Irish music and made sure to ask each and every one of us if we wanted a picture of ourselves at EVERY stop we made. This tour was great but John absolutely made our day! Would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a well rounded day trip out of Dublin.

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