Glendalough, Wicklow – Private Shore Excursion

Glendalough, Wicklow - Private Shore Excursion

Imagine that just an hour’s drive from bustling Dublin is a wilderness of deep verdant valleys, highland bog with wild deer and secluded mysterious lakes. This is a tour of epic scenery and fascinating history. Real Ireland awaits!

This tour is perfect for those who want to finally experience the 40 shades of green that Ireland is famous for; purposefully relax by filling your lungs & spirit with the freshness of the countryside (Lough Tay, Wicklow Gap, Blessington Lakes); delight in stories & histories about old Ireland (Glendalough); and indulge in great food and artisanal products (Avoca handweavers, Powerscourt House & Gardens).

Just like at all sites, your professional guide will recount the stories, explain the history and culture along the way.
You will arrive back at Dublin Port in good time for your departure. Always be sure to inform your guide of when you’d like to arrive back at the ship. We suggest 90mins at least to account for any traffic delays.
* Duration: 7 to 9 hours
* Starts: Dublin, Ireland
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Imagine that just an hour’s drive from bustling Dublin is a wilderness of deep verdant valleys, highland bog with wild deer and secluded mysterious lakes. This is a tour of epic scenery and fascinating history. Real Ireland awaits!

This tour is perfect for those who want to finally experience the 40 shades of green that Ireland is famous for; purposefully relax by filling your lungs & spirit with the freshness of the countryside (Lough Tay, Wicklow Gap, Blessington Lakes); delight in stories & histories about old Ireland (Glendalough); and indulge in great food and artisanal products (Avoca handweavers, Powerscourt House & Gardens).

Just like at all sites, your professional guide will recount the stories, explain the history and culture along the way.
You will arrive back at Dublin Port in good time for your departure. Always be sure to inform your guide of when you’d like to arrive back at the ship. We suggest 90mins at least to account for any traffic delays.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village Ireland

Journey through Ireland’s biggest National Park and admire the Irish wilderness at its peak. The park hosts ancient mountains, wild deer, unenclosed sheep, and vast highland bog and heather.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Ireland

Glendalough was one of the most important monasteries in Ireland back in the 12th century. It dates as far back as the 6th century, when it was founded by St. Kevin.
You’ll hear the many colourful stories about his adventures as we approach the site. We’ll enjoy a leisurely flat walk through some primordial woodland around the smaller lower lake, as we make our way towards the start of the bigger upper lake. There’s a nice waterfall nearby which is up about 40 steps.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Powerscourt Gardens and House, Enniskerry Ireland

Powerscourt was built in the 18th century for the Wingfield family. The visit gives an insight into the decadence of British colonialism in Ireland.

The opulent estate includes a golf course, pet cemetery, gardens and waterfall.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Mill at Avoca Village, Millmount Mills, Avoca Ireland

(optional) Off we go to the truly charming village of Avoca to visit the oldest hand weavers in Ireland. You’ll experience a tour of the cottage (quite literally) factory, where you’ll see the looms, smell the wool and meet the craftspeople. On site there is a fabulous bistro for a healthy lunch or an indulgent one! This is also a great place to purchase some clothing actually made in Ireland.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Wicklow Gap, Wicklow Gap Road Ireland

(optional) A fantastic photo spot in the Wicklow Mountains

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Blessington Lakes, Wicklow Ireland

(optional) We’ll pass through a very scenic area of lakeland