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  4. Wicklow Mountains

Tour to Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough from Dublin

Product ID: 144879
Take a walk on the Wicklow side of life and get a true taste of the Irish wilderness in the “Garden of Ireland” on a day tour direct from Dublin City to mythical and magical Glendalough and Avoca in the Wicklow Mountains.
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Duration: 8 hours
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  • Enjoy a day tour to county Wicklow, the “Garden of Ireland”
  • Take a photo opportunity at the “Guinness Lake” at Lough Tay
  • Admire spectacular scenes high in the Wicklow Mountains
  • Visit Avoca village, home of the famous Woollen Mills
Full description
Start your journey in comfort and style aboard a luxury coach. Relax and enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and switch on the free WiFi while you're whisked away to the Garden of Ireland. The sights and sounds of the city left behind, mesmerizing views come to the fore – dramatic mountains, rugged peaks, steep valleys and forest trails. Your first port of call is a lake called Lough Tay. Edged with a beach of glistening white sand in contrast to its dark peaty water has earned it the title of “The Guinness Lake” owing to its striking similarity to Ireland’s most famous export! Soak up the views of this vast wilderness.

Travelling further along the Wicklow Way, come to “the valley of two lakes” and the ancient monastic settlement of Glendalough. This famous site was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and the most iconic landmark, the round tower, is over 1000 years old. Explore the fascinating ruins of its churches, graveyard, monastery and the natural magnificence of the glacial carved valley.
The next stop on the tour is Avoca, famous for its handweaving and woolen mills. The working handweaving mill built on the banks of the Avoca River is said to date from 1723 and is the oldest extant manufacturer in Ireland. The original whitewashed buildings of the old mill now house a large Avoca store with a selection of clothing, soft furnishings and gifts. Ease away the stresses of life in these picturesque surroundings and take the weight off your feet while savoring delicious food in the Avoca Café, where you’ll also find a sweet treat for the return trip to Dublin!
  • Spectacular views from the Wicklow Mountains
  • Live guided tour
  • On-board WiFi
  • Extra legroom
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Meals

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Meeting point

Upper O'Connell street (Outside Gresham Hotel)

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

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    4.4 / 5
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    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
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Lovely day trip just outside of Dublin

I would recommend this day trip to anyone who fancies a relaxed day outside of Dublin. The tour starts at Glencree which used to house German prisoners of war during the First World War and Germans later on sent their children to Glencree during World War II. The tour then went on to various photo stops in the Wicklow Mountains, including the PS I love you bridge and some very scenic spots overlooking Guiness Lake. We then had about 90 minutes in Glendalough to go for a walk on our own, which was great - there are 6 different walking routes around the Upper and Lower Lake and Monastic city so you can pick a route depending on your ability and walking pace. The Glendalough walking routes will give you plenty of nice photo spots, you will have mountains, lakes, woodland, and bog countryside, a treat for everyone really. Our bus driver was excellent and a never-ending source of historic facts about the region and gave us plenty of time to take photos. Lastly we also visited the Avoca mill

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September 1, 2019

Such a wonderful experience

This tour was such an amazing and affordable experience. Our tour guide John Kennedy was extremely knowledgable and kept us so entertained and intrigued during the whole 8 hours. The places visited were absolutely breath taking and enough time was given at the viewpoints for pictures etc. I very highly recommend this experience!

July 8, 2019

great trip, beautiful landscape. Punctual, nice and informative tour guide. Gladly again

November 24, 2019

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Darby O'Gill day tours

Product ID: 144879