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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.


  • 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.
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

Ben Allen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had such a great time!! Guide was informative and funny. We thoroughly enjoyed the Irish scenery, food and stories. Highly recommend this tour to anyway staying in and around Dublin.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great. Joe was a great tour guide, funny, informative, and good driver. Good pace and options. Glendalough is beautiful as is the Wicklow Mtns. Good value, pickup and drop off was easy. Recommend to all ages.

Emily G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I and #39;m honestly saddened that I can and #39;t remember the name of our tour guide, because he was great.
I bought this tour ticket on a whim and I and #39;m so glad I did! You go to a lot of interesting, off-the-wall places on your way to the mountains. And lots of fun filming facts to discover for film buffs like me


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

John was friendly, funny, knowledgable, and entertaining. We were glad to get out of the city and see the beautiful sights that Wicklow and Glendalough had to offer. Comfortable and well paced tour a must for any trip to Ireland!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Beautiful scenery. Well-informed, funny guide.

Corey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Dublin. Most of the tour is spent in what feels like a living postcard, driving and walking through beautiful landscapes and villages. When we went, the sky was grey and a bit drizzly, but that didn't take away from the beauty and fun of the trip.
But what really made the trip was our tour guide, who was absolutely hilarious, insightful, and entertained us with his impressive singing voice during the ride! Truly enjoyable, and highly recommended.

Carol L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

To my brazilian friends: Ótimo passeio. Guia gente boa! Recomendo levar lanches caso sinta fome no ônibus.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour is worth doing!!
Beautiful scenery and stopped got some great photos. A great day out of the city !

Agnes G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour!! The guide was very knowledgeable and quite the character. We loved every minute.

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great country views, interesting places and excellent tour guide/driver.

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