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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

Kathryn I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour had a wonderful tour guide named Shawn aka (James)!

martha c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

great tour would do it again

Nora S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was such a fun, beautiful, and informative tour! Our guide John was so kind, patient, and helpful. You can't beat the scenery and with 8.5 hours out in the wilds, you have plenty of time to snap pictures and explore. Not to be missed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

County Wicklow is beautiful, so green. The bus travel with some stops to take photos will show why Wicklow is called the garden of Ireland.
You will end the day at Glendalough, I recommend going to the upper lake 20 minutes walking from/to the bus, even under the rain is magical.
The myst will make a unforgetful scenary.
Remember to take with you a good raincoat and some clothes, you will need them even in August!

wpatera Austria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Make that 6 stars! John is one hell of a guide and an expert driver, the Wicklow Mountains are breathtakingly beautiful, all in all a perfect day! Two thumbs up from Marc and Bill Austria

Lisa Marie Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our day tour to Wild Wicklow was great. Thae weather was great and the places visited were fantastic. Our bus driver/tour leader was very knowledgable and his sense of humour was so good he kept us all in a very good mood, both wuth his story telling and his singing. We all tried to sing along with him like one big happy family. Thanks again for such a happy and lovely experience. Absolutely loved it.

Jim M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

John was a great tour guide AND driver! He was funny, entertaining, and kept our interest. He also gave us good background on Ireland and why things are and why people think the way they do. I really enjoyed our day. My only complaint was why didn't we stay longer at AVOCA? It's an amazing place where I wish we could have spent more time.

Caley M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic. Definitely beats the stress of renting a car, driving narrow roads, and not being able to appreciate the view! Tour guide chose great stop-offs and was entertaining. EXCELLENT value for money.

Imke K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour, beautiful landscapes, a must see for people visiting Dublin and the area. Our guide, John, was enthusiastic and very friendly and fun listening to! We'd really recommend this tour to anyone as it was the highlight of our trip to Dublin!

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.

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