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Wicklow National Park: Small Group Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 25029
Leave Dublin and explore the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough monastery on this unique half-day tour. Enjoy spectacular rural countryside, rivers, lakes, and enjoy a fully-guided walking tour at 6th-century Glendalough and see County Wicklow at its best.
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Duration: 5 hours
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  • Visit the spectacular Wicklow Mountains National Park on this half-day tour from Dublin
  • Take a guided walking tour of the 6th century Glendalough monastery
  • See for yourself why this beautiful area is known as the Garden of Ireland
  • Enjoy a small group size of fewer than 14 people
  • Stop for photos at Guinness Lake, Sally Gap and more beautiful lookout points
Full description
Go on a Wicklow tour that will take you to the most spectacular highlights within the Wicklow Mountains National Park. The tour takes a unique route, heading South along Dublin Bay, and traveling high along narrow roads, deep into the Wicklow Mountains.

This beautifully picturesque and lush green area is also know as "the garden of Ireland." Visit the Guinness Lake, also known as Lough Tay, and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities at the Sally Gap. This entire route is already quite famous, as it was extensively used during the filming of Braveheart, PS I Love You, and many other blockbuster films.

From there, head toward Glendalough, a 6th-century monastic settlement. This is one of the most spectacular glacial valleys in all of Ireland. St Kevin established a monastic settlement here in this remote area of outstanding natural beauty.

Your guide will escort you on foot through this stunning location, and will bring this unique historic settlement to life. Glendalough is famous for its 10th-century round tower and its Celtic crosses, but it is most famous for its spectacular scenery.

Here you will have free time to go for a stroll through the valley of two lakes before heading back toward Dublin.
  • Fully guided tour through Wicklow Mountains National park
  • Guided walking tour through Glendalough
  • Photo stops at Guinness lake, Sally Gap, and many more
  • Travel in a modern air-conditioned minivan
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Our tour departs from the front steps of the Gresham Hotel located at Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
This small, family run company provides quality day tours with qualified enthusiastic tour guides. Enjoy local stories, fantastic photo opportunities throughout the tour, and gain an insight into Ireland's unique past, its people, and places of cultural and historic importance on a fun filled excursion.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 441 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This tour was absolutely breathtaking. The luck of the irish was definitely on our side that day as we had sun and no rain! Despite the cold icy wind, it was very informative, interesting to learn about the history and our guide Damian did an amazing job making us all feel very comfortable. Even when asking questions. Thanks for this amazing experience! Highly recommended! :)

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January 4, 2020

Booked this as a local who's never been to glendalough (to my shame) and had a friend from Germany visit. Fab experience, our guide Martin arrived just before 8am and we headed straight out via the coast road. Lovely atmosphere in the van with tidbits of commentary, a guided tour around the monastery and stop offs for photos. The mountains and lakes speak for themselves, amazing!

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January 4, 2020

I guess I thought there would be more to see in this tour, not sure if it was due to the rain and cold we experienced. During the first stop, it was an overlook to view a lake on the Guinness property. Then it was onto Glendalough to view the ruins of the monastery with optional walk to the lake. Martin was really informative and did his best despite not feeling well. I'm sure the tour would have been vastly different without the weather issues.

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November 16, 2019

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Product ID: 25029