Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin

Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin

The Wild Wicklow Tour from Dublin is the perfect introduction to Wicklow’s stunning landscapes and ancient monastic site at Glendalough. During this one day “off the beaten track” coach tour you will see glacial valleys, barren boglands, mountain lakes (incl. the Guinness Lake) and famous locations from movies including Vikings, PS I Love You and Braveheart.

This guided tour operates at a relaxed pace. Guests have plenty of time to enjoy each stop, to take photos, to walk the valley of two lakes and savour the natural beauty of the countryside all within 1 hour drive from Dublin.

The guides are all local and have endless informative and amusing stories to share. The Wild Wicklow Tour lunch stop (own cost) is in a cosy village pub where guests can enjoy a Guinness stew by a roaring fire.

The day is wrapped up with a complimentary toast of Jameson Irish whiskey as the guests sit back, relax and enjoy the return journey .

* Duration: 9 hours
* Starts: Dublin, Ireland
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




The Wild Wicklow Tour from Dublin is the perfect introduction to Wicklow’s stunning landscapes and ancient monastic site at Glendalough. During this one day “off the beaten track” coach tour you will see glacial valleys, barren boglands, mountain lakes (incl. the Guinness Lake) and famous locations from movies including Vikings, PS I Love You and Braveheart.

This guided tour operates at a relaxed pace. Guests have plenty of time to enjoy each stop, to take photos, to walk the valley of two lakes and savour the natural beauty of the countryside all within 1 hour drive from Dublin.

The guides are all local and have endless informative and amusing stories to share. The Wild Wicklow Tour lunch stop (own cost) is in a cosy village pub where guests can enjoy a Guinness stew by a roaring fire.

The day is wrapped up with a complimentary toast of Jameson Irish whiskey as the guests sit back, relax and enjoy the return journey .

Itinerary
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Stop At: Sandycove, Sandycove, County Dublin

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: 20 minutes

Stop At: Avoca Kilmacanoge, Kilmacanoge North, Co. Wicklow, A98 CC02, Ireland

This stop brings you to Avoca Handweavers, Kilmacanogue. Enjoy a coffee and homemade scone or shop for fine handmade goods (own expense).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sally Gap, Wicklow Mountains, Wicklow Ireland

Then re-board the coach and head into the Wicklow Mountains National Park and Sally Gap. View the park’s upper slopes, blanketed in heather and bog before stopping at Lough Tay (The Guinness Lake” ) a true wonder and film location for Braveheart, PS I Love You and current series of Vikings.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lynhams of Laragh, Ballard, Laragh, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Afterward, your group will visit a traditional Irish pub for lunch (own expense). Relax, savour Irish home-cooking and sip on a creamy Guinness before heading to the glacial valley of Glendalough.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Ireland

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. Here you have the option to walk to the Upper lake though ancient forests.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Sugarloaf Drive, Sugarloaf Dr, Kilmacanoge North, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Back on the luxury 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.