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Meet your guide in central Dublin and soak up the scenery on the journey south through the Wicklow Mountains, the region nicknamed the ‘Garden of Ireland’. Listen to your guide as you wind through the hills, passing the looming peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Roundwood, Ireland's highest village, on the way to Glendalough.

Hop out to admire the magnificent scenery of Glendalough, a glacial valley with two glittering lakes framed by a ring of mountains and dotted with ancient ruins. Follow your guide around the 6th-century remains of a monastic settlement, including a round tower and Celtic cross, and see the locations where scenes from ‘Braveheart’, ‘Vikings’ and ‘PS I Love You’ were filmed.

After around 1.5 hours of free time to stroll around the lakes and capture photos of the babbling brooks and serene woodlands, jump back on the bus for the return journey to Dublin.

Continue through the dramatic mountain pass of Sally Gap, then arrive back in the city and end your tour in central Dublin.
Locations visited
Glendalough Monastic Settlement
Paddywagon Tours
Elegant Irish Tours - Day Tours
Overview

Grab your camera and set out to explore the ‘Garden of Ireland’ on this half-day tour of Wicklow from Dublin. Admire the lakes, mountains and forests of the Wicklow Mountains; visit the monastic ruins of ancient Glendalough and spot filming locations from movies like ‘Braveheart’ and ‘PS I Love You’. You will then continue through the dramatic mountain pass of Sally Gap, before arriving back in the city to end your tour in central Dublin.

Highlights
  • 5-hour Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough tour from Dublin
  • Explore the county known as the 'Garden of Ireland' for its stunning lakes, mountains and forests
  • Discover the monastic ruins and glacial lakes of Glendalough
  • Pass among landscapes recognizable from movies and TV shows such as 'Braveheart' and 'Vikings'.
  • See the Guinness Lake at the Guinness family estate
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Ideal day trip for first-time visitors to Dublin!
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lovely Scenery

This was a nice little tour. 5 hours was about right for where we went. The mountains were fantastic and the stop we made over the Lake was beautiful. Our guide, whose name I didn’t catch sadly, was a nice chap. He drove carefully and...More

Thank Jawsfan76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful Experience

My wife and I did the morning half-day tour. Our guide, Tom, was engaging, witty, and knowledgeable. First we drove out to Guinness Lake in Wicklow, which was a breathtaking view. We then went to Glendalough to walk through the monastery (dates back to the...More

Thank Bradley S
Reviewed July 1, 2018
Spectacular scenery

. I was very interested in seeing some of the mountains and lakes in Ireland and booked the afternoon tour to Wicklow and Glendalough. The mountains and lakes were spectacular as was Glendalough. We were however extremely disappointed in the guide who did not give...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018
Half Day Wicklow and Glandalough

This tour worked perfectly for our itinerary. We are not people that normally take organized tours, but we were flying into Dublin that morning and knew we would be too tired from the flight to go out on our own. I believe Kevin was our...More

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed June 1, 2018
A True Irish Experience

The tour is very well organised. We visited the P:S I love you scene area's - I had been waiting forever to do that. We visited the Wicklow Lake which is splendidly beautiful from the top. Glendalough is very beautiful as well. The Driver/Guide -...More

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Response from jaclyn12016 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure there is a bus or taxi that would take you from the cruise port into Dublin. I believe it would be a half hour to 40 minutes into the city from there. I know when we left city center and went to the airport it... More
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Response from Lars W | Reviewed this property |
We left at 0800 and were back i city centre around 1300. So roughly 5 hours.
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