County Wicklow, Ireland
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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.
  • 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
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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, Nov 2018

A cold and wet day with sleet in the higher elevations and yet it was a fun, informative trip and one I would recommend. The driver was articulate and conveyed his pride in his country and the sites visited. In particular, I enjoyed the history of Glendalough and the walk through the site and lakes.

, Oct 2018

What a wonderful day! Absolutely breathtaking views and sites. John was a brilliant tour guide and made me laugh throughout the day. As a HUGE Vikings fan, I was most excited about visiting Lough Tay. But on top of that, the Wicklow mountain range is spectacular and is a definite must if you're in the East of Ireland. Additionally, the stop that we made for lunch was divine and one of the best beef stews that I've ever tasted. All round, a great tour!

, Oct 2018

Johnny was fantastic. Not only did he know the area, he entertained us for the day. He made sure we saw the Wicklow mountains. We stopped often to see the sights and to let us walk about often. AND he was a great driver of the enormous bus on very narrow winding roads. A great day! Thanks. Jeanne and Judi

, Sep 2018

I had a fantastic time on this tour with John, our tour guide. He was very entertaining throughout and even gave everyone a shot of whiskey at the end. John very kindly agreed to drop a couple of us off at the airport as we had a flight to catch. I went solo but met loads of people and John made everyone feel included and welcome! I would highly recommend doing the Wicklow Mountains tour. Everything was 100 worth it. :

, Sep 2018

Extremely attentive, funny, exciting day. Beautiful sites and John's knowledge and beautiful spirit captured the joy and people in Ireland. Lifetime memories.

, Sep 2018

Amazing tour, guide was very knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged in the scenery, the culture and making new friends with a few songs thrown in for good measure. Atmosphere on bus was one of fun, passengers were relaxed and enjoying the drivers entertainment as we coasted along beautiful scenery. Definitely recommend.

, Sep 2018

We had a great time on this informative and fun tour. Saw so much of the countryside outside of Dublin. Lots of history and natural beauty. Our guide, Dave, was the best possible. He loved what he shared about this scenic and historic area. The group loved him back! Do this tour!

, Sep 2018

Wonderful day with our helpful guide Dave, he knew a lot about the things that we saw. That’s nice when we never has been in Ireland before it was a lovely surroundings too drive in.

, Sep 2018

We had a terrific time and Dave was an awesome tour guide. The tour took to some breathtaking places and the breaks for coffee and then lunch were perfect. Loved this tour.

, Aug 2018

The Wild Wicklow Tour is an amazing journey through the Irish countryside and Wicklow Mountains Preserve. From the very beginning John, our guide/driver, entertained and educated us with historical accounts of Ireland and all that we saw. His friendliness and energetic personality are well suited for that of tour guide. Our coffee stop at a farmers market and lunch in a small village gave us a glimpse of a more relaxed lifestyle than one finds in Dublin. We traveled through the second largest peat bog in the world, high in the mountains , and covered with purple heather in the early blooming stag then we dropped down into the Glendalough Valley. The views were magnificent !! I highly recommend this tour to enjoy the beauty the Irish countryside has to offer. Carl P

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