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  1. Ireland
  2. Leinster
  3. Dublin
  4. Wicklow Mountains

Glendalough and Wicklow Half-Day Tour from Dublin

Product ID: 37910
Ride through the Irish countryside on a 5-hour tour from Dublin. Travel to Glendalough and Wicklow and take in your surroundings as you pass by movie filming locations, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, and babbling brooks.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the Dublin city center on your way out of town
  • Discover County Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland
  • Explore the mountains of Glendalough on a tranquil walk
  • Dublin

  • 1.5 hours

  • Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Glendalough

  • Wicklow Mountains

  • 1.5 hours

  • Dublin

2 hours

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Main stop
Other stop
Full description
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.
  • Morning or afternoon tour
  • Transportation
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please note, the Spanish version of the tour does not operate on Wednesdays
• The local partner can provide a child car seat so long as they receive a request at least 24 hours prior to the departure of the tour; There is no additional charge for using a child seat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 758 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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The tour was excellent and well worth the price. I would not have been able to see these two areas without this tour. I was visiting Ireland with a group tour but these locations were not on our itinerary. Typically if we have time during groups tours, I plan an excursion and this one was perfect. The driver was a lot of fun. I do like that there are more than one pick up location. When you are new to an area this makes it an easier process. The only thing that was a little confusing was where we were supposed to stand at one of the locations. There were no signs saying the bus picked up here or there. We stopped at several store shops to validate the address and determine where we were supposed to be picked up.

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March 12, 2020

Kevin was our bus driver and guide. He was personable and kind and an expert driver. While he provided ample background during the five-hour tour, he was not longwinded or boorish, allowing my wife and me ample opportunity to enjoy the sights. We stopped twice: once for about 10-15 minutes at Lough Tay ("Guinness Lake"), and once for over an hour at Glendalough to allow for free exploration of the monastic settlement and lakes.

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October 28, 2019

Was enjoyable journey, our driver pointing out all landmarks and giving plenty information, lovely walk up to upper lake, stopped at Wicklow gap, great views, unfortunately day was raining and very blustery but good excuse to finish off in hotel with baileys hot chocolate and delicious home made scones

March 12, 2020

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Paddywagon Tours

Product ID: 37910