Wicklow Mountains
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  • Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny & Sheep Dog Demonstration

    1. Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny & Sheep Dog Demonstration

    First, make your way directly to the fantastic little city of Kilkenny. Enjoy 2 hours walking down the cobbled streets and visit castles in a town that was once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. You can also visit the Black Abbey and the Cathedral of Saint Canice with its magnificent round tower.  After leaving Kilkenny, travel through the Wicklow Mountains to your next stop at the Monastic site of Glendalough. This is truly a scenic drive with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see. Hollywood Blockbusters like ‘P.S. I Love You’ and ‘Braveheart’ have been filmed here. A 10 minute photo stop to get a few pictures of this outstanding view is also included. Arriving in Glendalough, you will have around 2 hours to explore one of the most beautiful sights in Ireland. An area renowned for its magnificent scenery and Monastic ruins dating back to the 10t...

    We had wonderful experience with this tour. Our tour guide Jess are very informative and the driver Pavel keep us safe during our tours. It was worth and amazing experience.

  • Glendalough and Wicklow Half-Day Tour from Dublin

    2. Glendalough and Wicklow Half-Day Tour from Dublin

    Travel out of Dublin and into the countryside around on a 5-hour morning or afternoon tour to Glendalough and Wicklow. The tour begins with an introduction to Dublin City, as you head south toward County Wicklow, known affectionately as the Garden of Ireland. Sparkling lakes, dense forests, and romantic babbling brooks make this a spectacular scenic drive and a fine day out from the big city. You will also see the scenery made famous by films such as Braveheart and P.S. I Love You. Make your way over the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough, the valley of the 2 lakes. Enjoy a relaxing walk to the Upper Lake and explore the monastic ruins of St. Kevin's monastery. Then enjoy lush surroundings as you make your way through the Sally Gap before returning to Dublin.

    Well worth the trip. Thoroughly enjoyed. Trip was planned with enough time to enjoy the scenery. We'll informative all through and answered any questions that passengers had. Tour guide was great. Would book again for future visits and highly recommended.

  • Wicklow Mountain, Glendalough & Kilkenny Full-Day Tour

    3. Wicklow Mountain, Glendalough & Kilkenny Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a combined full-day sightseeing tour of some of Ireland’s most beautiful landscapes, including the 12th-century castle of Kilkenny, the rugged Wicklow Mountains, and the 7th-century monastery of Glendalough. The first stop is Kilkenny Castle, majestically located on the banks of the River Nore. The craft capital of Ireland, you can visit the Kilkenny Art and Design Centre to get a better appreciation of the craft traditions of goldsmiths, sculptors, painters and more. Stroll around the cobblestone streets, and visit Saint Frances Brewery, Ireland’s oldest. Admire the magnificent silk merchant’s mansion of Rothe House, containing priceless Viking artifacts. And walk in the medieval gardens to see historic varietals of fruit and veg, such as Gortahok cabbage and Blood of Boyne apples. Enjoy lunch in one of the city’s artisan cafés. En route to Glendalough, drive into the wild Wic...

    Amazing experience and wonderful guide with Kim and the driver Paulo! We Love the views and sites. It was a beautiful combination sites and the people.

  • Day Tour of Wicklow Mountains National Park from Dublin

    4. Day Tour of Wicklow Mountains National Park from Dublin

    Explore the beautiful Wicklow Mountains National Park on a full-day tour from Dublin and enjoy fun outdoor activities such as hill walks, horse rides, and cycling adventures. Hear fascinating stories about the historic region from expert guides and travel in groups of no more than 16 people. Your first stop will be a lovely spot in the mountains, where you can enjoy outdoor activities such as a 1.5-hour guided hill walk, a horse-riding adventure, or a wonderful cycle. If you want a less energetic experience, visit Powerscourt Gardens and stroll through the delightful Japanese garden. Continue through the valleys and glens of Wicklow Mountains, stopping at Enniskerry, where the movies P.S. I Love You and Leap Year were filmed. Drive by the ribbon-shaped Lough Tay, and get spectacular mountain views of Sally's Gap and Guinness Lake, location for scenes from the blockbus...

    Johnny was a really great guide,knowledgable,interactive and fun. The day was really well organised and gave plenty of time for some relaxation. Stunning location and would highly recommend Thank you so Much Sue

  • Day Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny

    5. Day Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny

    The first stop on this guided tour is Glendalough, known as the valley of the two lakes, and its 6th-century monastic site of St. Kevin. The guide will walk you through the ancient monastery of St. Kevin and explain some of its important buildings, their folklore and history, before giving you plenty of time to explore the valley yourself. Then travel through the Wicklow Gap and see some of the most beautiful scenery of the area and a few small rural villages. Once the group reaches Kilkenny, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the medieval Norman town and its top sites, like St. Canice's Cathedral, Rothe House, and Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny is steeped in history and was once the capital of Ireland. It was also the location for one of Ireland’s earliest witch trials, the famous story of Dame Alice Kyteler and her servant Petronilla. Spend 3 hours in Kilkenny, explore Kilkenny Castle ...

  • From Dublin: Wild Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Tour

    6. From Dublin: Wild Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Tour

    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 s...

    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.

  • Wicklow Mountains Private Day Tour including Glendalough

    7. Wicklow Mountains Private Day Tour including Glendalough

    Discover why Wicklow is known as the 'Garden of Ireland' on your small group private tour, After your chosen Dublin city pick up, explore the South Dublin Coastline passing through towns such as Dun Laoghire, Sandycove, and Dalkey.  Relax with a morning coffee in Avoca handweavers, the oldest wool mill in Ireland, where you can shop for high quality Irish handcrafts before heading into the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Explore remote mountain passes with spectacular views of glacial lakes and infinite shades of green. Breath in the crisp mountain air with a short guided walk at the Sally Gap with stunning views of Lough Tay and the Guiness Family estate. This area is so unique and spectacular that it was chosen as the backdrop to the 'Vikings' series and movies like 'Braveheart'.  After a break for lunch at a traditional Irish pub where you can taste the local specialit...

  • Wicklow National Park Private Tour

    8. Wicklow National Park Private Tour

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin on a private half-day tour of the “Garden of Ireland” in County Wicklow. See historic highlights with a local guide. Following a pick-up from your hotel, travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. Pass glacial lakes, and drive through mountain valleys. Encounter atmospheric monastic settlements. The area is so beautiful it was chosen as the location site for films such as “Braveheart,” “PS: I Love You,” and other blockbuster movies. Reach the monastic settlement of Glendalough before the crowds arrive at Wicklow Mountains National Park. Take an escorted tour of the most famous monastic settlement in Ireland, with a history that dates back to the 6th century and includes the story of the hermit priest, Saint Kevin. Marvel at the spectacular scenery as your guide brings Ireland's ancient past back to life.

  • Wicklow, Glendalough and Kilkenny Full-Day Tour from Dublin

    9. Wicklow, Glendalough and Kilkenny Full-Day Tour from Dublin

    Depart Dublin and travel to Wicklow National Park for a guided tour of the monastic settlement of Glendalough, founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin. Get back to nature on a walk along the glacial "Valley of 2 Lakes" just 48 kilometers from the city center. Continue through the Wicklow Mountains and cross Wicklow Gap to stop and take souvenir photos of one of the highest mountain passes in Ireland served by an asphalt road. Admire the ever-changing scenery as you make your way to the medieval capital of Kilkenny. Join an expert guide on a tour of the narrow streets. Then, enjoy some free time for lunch in one of the restaurants or pubs. Alternatively, tuck into a simple picnic in the castle grounds. Get some free time to shop or explore on your own before the return journey to Dublin.

    The guide is amazing - she is very kind and passionate about her job! I loved it.

  • Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Lakes Day Tour

    10. Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Lakes Day Tour

    Enjoy the most beautiful countryside in Ireland on one of the most popular full day coach tours to Wicklow. You will journey to the mystical site of Glendalough, home to the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland, before continuing to the pretty Wicklow village of Avoca for lunch in Ireland's oldest handweaver mill. Continue and pause for superb photo opportunities at Wicklow Gap, and capture souvenir shots that will impress friends and family back home. Enjoy a guided tour of the 6th-Century monastic settlement at Glendalough, and see the famous 10th-Century Round Tower, and St. Kevin's Kitchen. Take an optional walk to the stunning Upper Lake. Sample a taste of Irish whiskey at Fitzgerald's Pub. Along the way, you will enjoy stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains, the valleys at Glendalough, and the breathtaking Blessington Lakes, from your comfortable coach. The tour guarantees the ...

    Great guide/driver (Richie)! A little to less time in the Wicklow Park (only 2 hours). Time spend in Pub for me was a waste of time

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What people are saying about Wicklow Mountains

Well worth the trip. Thoroughly enjoyed. Trip was planned with enough time to enjoy the scenery. We'll informative all through and answered any questions that passengers had. Tour guide was great. Would book again for future visits and highly recommended.

Johnny was a really great guide,knowledgable,interactive and fun. The day was really well organised and gave plenty of time for some relaxation. Stunning location and would highly recommend Thank you so Much Sue

We had wonderful experience with this tour. Our tour guide Jess are very informative and the driver Pavel keep us safe during our tours. It was worth and amazing experience.

Amazing experience and wonderful guide with Kim and the driver Paulo! We Love the views and sites. It was a beautiful combination sites and the people.

Lovely tour from Dublin if you want to see the nature. Everything on time and good organized. Worth visiting if you are in Dublin