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From Dublin: Wild Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Tour

From Dublin: Wild Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Tour

From US$ 37.43 per person

Discover why Wicklow is known as “The Garden of Ireland” on an 8.5-hour scenic bus tour and explore the hills, valleys and historic sights of out-of-the-way locations. Go to the monastery of Glendalough and hear tales of Irish myths and legends.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • Breathe in the beauty of Wicklow's Sally Gap, where lakes, heather and barren boglands converge
  • Go to the 6th-century monastery complex of Glendalough and walk in the footsteps of saints
  • Enjoy a tot of Irish Jameson whiskey
  • Shop for unique Irish crafts at Avoca Handweavers
  • Stop for a traditional Irish pub lunch
  • Visit the film locations of blockbuster movies Braveheart and PS I Love You
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Explore the wild landscape of Wicklow and Glendalough on an 8.5-hour small coach tour, with Dublin city center pick-ups and a quick taster tour of Ireland’s capital before heading south along the coast, passing Dun Laoghaire, Sandycove and Dalkey. Stop for morning coffee and craft shopping at Avoca Handweavers, before heading into Wicklow to experience some of Ireland’s legendary shades of green. A highlight of your tour will be Sally Gap, where lakes, heather and barren boglands converge. Breathe in the beauty of this natural paradise, while your guide tells interesting facts mixed with a little fantasy. Then, it’s time to relax and enjoy lunch at a traditional Irish pub. Back on the road, drive to enchanting Glendalough, following in the footsteps of saints and scholars at the 6th-century monastic settlement, complete with its tall Round Tower made of mica-slate and granite. Enjoy some free to walk along the valley to the Upper Lake for stunning views of the oak woods and scenery. Then it’s time for a tot of Jameson whiskey, served up with Irish yarns that will warm the cockles of your heart, before the drive back to Dublin city center.
  • Entrance fees
  • Irish guide
  • Complimentary Irish Jameson whiskey tasting
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes coach (maximum 42 passengers)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • 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
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The tour exceeded our expectations. All was executed smoothly and timely. High five to John - a very charismatic driver, tour guide and excellent storyteller in one person. His everlasting energy and friendly atmosphere he created from the very moment we entered the coach made this trip an unforgettable experience. Bus itself was convenient and clean, route well planned with few stops for coffee and food. Highly recommended.

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March 9, 2020

The tour guide was the most cheerful and friendly person I have ever met. He talked all throughout the tour and gave a lot of interesting information not only about the places that were part of the tour but about Dublin and Ireland in general. The places we visited were all absolutely beautiful and the tour itself was very relaxing and interesting. There were also quite a lot of stops in different spots along the route to take photos and walk around a little. A short but fascinating tour around the picturesque Glendalough was included, and if you wanted you could also walk among the hills to the Upper Lake. If you have a chance to visit Dublin, don't even think twice about taking this tour.

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February 3, 2020

They say it's the people who makes the difference in your travel, and that is so true with John, our tour guide. His energy, passion and love for what he does shine through, and created such a lively and fun trip to be in! I love the anecdotes and information he shared, not to mention those legendary Irish music! Thank you for making it such an enjoyable trip John!

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December 29, 2019

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