Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Ireland
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.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village Ireland
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.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Dun Laoghaire Harbour Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire Ireland
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.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Sally Gap, Wicklow Mountains, Wicklow Ireland
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.
- Professional guide
- Complimentary tasting of Irish Whiskey
- Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 40 passengers)
- Entry/Admission - Glendalough Monastic Settlement
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 5 years (this tour is not suitable for infants)
- Minimum numbers apply in winter months. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
Great driver (John). Completely nuts, but my kinda nuts. Great stories and a real joy. Glendalough was really good, scenery stops were excellent and the scenery along the way stunning. Two stops on the way - 1st was 15 mins at a small beach, no coffee places and not enough time to see the Martello tower, also too early for a comfort break. Second break stop, ideal for a comfort/coffee stop, but 30 mins at a shopping / craft area was to long. switched to 30 at 1st and 15 at second would be better. All in all a great trip though, made even better by John. Recommended.
Stunning views! I enjoyed the day trip! Thank you John for the save journey and explaining of all the views.
We really enjoyed our chance to get out of the city and see the beautiful countryside! Our guide, Mark was the best! Very entertaining! Definitely a do over!
We (two adults + 2 kids) had a wonderful time on the tour. Our driver/guide, whose name I have forgotten, was knowledgeable and friendly, and the amount of driving and stops was perfect. Loved the café and Glendalough monastery.
Dave is a very knowledgeable person and a wonderful guide. The bus was clean, the trip was well planned and luckily the weather held up in most parts.. Must recommend this trip.
The tour was great! Views were amazing and the tour guide John was just excellent and he made everyone have a lot of fun during the trip. I highly recommend this!
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!