Wicklow Mountains Tour

Fall in love with Wicklow on the friendliest, most fun day tour from Dublin

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Glendalough & Wicklow Mountains Tour:

Our Glendalough & Wicklow Mountains Tours gives you the chance to hop aboard one of Dublin’s top-rated day tours to a natural beauty spot allowing all involved to experience the warmest of Irish hospitality on a day tour full of new experiences.

The tour begins with an introduction to Dublin City, as we head south towards County Wicklow, which is more commonly known as the “Garden of Ireland”. Beautiful lakes, dense forests’ and wonderful views make this a wonderful scenic drive and a fine day away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin city.

Our tour also brings you to scenery made famous from films such as Braveheart and P.S. I Love You. While also bringing you over and along the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough Lake & Valley. This tour also includes stops at Glencree Valley & Cemetery, the PS I Love you Bridge, the Guinness Lake (Lough Tay), Sally’s Gap and of course the spectacular Glendalough Lake, home to St Kevin’s Monastery, Celtic Crosses and much more!

Itinerary

Depart Dublin City:

We begin with an introduction to Dublin City after which, we leave the city behind and head south towards the Wicklow Mountains; we will then head to the Sugar Loaf Mountains, while also visiting Ireland’s highest village on our way, Roundwood, as we make our way to what is often called the church of the toothless one, County Wicklow!

Glencree Cemetery & Valley:  

Steeped in history, Glencree Cemetary, situated in Glencree Valley, is home to Ireland’s only German war cemetery.  Containing 134 graves, consisting of Luftwaffe (Air Force) and Kriegsmarine (Navy) World War II personnel; many of who washed up on Ireland’s beaches or crashed their aircraft’s overhead.

As well as a war cemetery and significant landmark, it too has other interesting features such as a large Celtic Cross and a poem by Irish German Society Professor, Stan O’Brien. Who was a strong supporter of the Irish German Society.  Its adjacent Military Barracks is now a centre for peace and reconciliation inspired by the events in Northern Ireland.

P.S I Love You Bridge:

The second stop on the tour is a stop at the stone bridge made famous by a romantic comedy called PS I Love You. For those of you who don’t know, the scene from the movie is when a guy called Gerry, and a girl called Holly, stroll along a quiet road through the Wicklow Mountains, where they stumble across a stream flowing under a stone bridge steeped in history. Yes, you guessed it, that is now called the P.S. I Love You Bridge!

You too can re-enact the scene from this popular movie, with kiss or photo by this world famous bridge!

Lough Tay, home to the Guinness Lake:

This is the third stop on our tour and allows you to embrace Wicklow’s wilderness at its best. Here you will enjoy a wild and wonderful shortstop at Lough Tay, a famous landmark from the epic Braveheart movie.

It too, is known as the Guinness Lake, because of its dark waters and white beach, which holds a striking similarity to one of Ireland’s most famous export, Guinness!

More recently, however, the Lake has served as Ragnar Lothbrok’s village in the wildly successful television program Vikings.

Glendalough Lake and Valley:

Stop four on this tour is to Glendalough Lake and Valley where you will enjoy a 90-minute tour of the area which is renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich heritage in terms of history and archaeology! Glendalough is also home to where Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, shot its wedding scenes and is indeed one of the more beautiful sites you will ever see.

Here you will get the chance to explore the valley, which was once home to a Monastic City of Celtic Crosses, Round Towers, Vikings, English Invasions, historic battles and so much more. Known as the valley of two lakes, here you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the river’s bank, through the woods and to the lakes of Glendalough. Be sure to have the camera at the ready!

Also, our guide will be on hand to show you some of Glendalough’s hidden features and gems not often seen by the regular public!

Avoca Village – Ireland’s Hidden Gem:

Stop five, and the final stop on your tour of Wicklow, is Avoca Village, a small town made famous  by Thomas Moore in the song ‘The Meeting of the Water’ and of course, it too, is well- known for its spot as the fictional home of BBC’s hit tv-show “Ballykissangel”.

Here you can enjoy some traditional Irish food and drinks in a local bar called Fitzgerald’s. All Gray Line travellers can also enjoy an exclusive discount on a traditionally Irish hearty meal deal and a complimentary shot of Irish whiskey.

Easily the best day tour from Dublin, our Wicklow Mountains departures from the city centre on a daily basis, and packs the best of Wicklow into one wonderful day.

 

Please note:

While we strive to keep the above route, weather conditions and circumstances beyond our control may mean we have to alter the route, but you’re guaranteed to have a wonderful day regardless!

Please bring appropriate clothing; including walking shoes and rain gear as Ireland’s changeable weather is what keeps everything so green and pristine.  Also, the 8-hour timeframe is a guideline on the duration of the tour, subject to no traffic delays. Arrival time back to Dublin is between 17:30-18:00 approx. And lunch not included in the tour price.

Still undecided, then be sure to check out our blog detailing what you can expect on the tour, click here to read more.

 

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About Wicklow Mountain Tour

The Wicklow Mountains Tour from Dublin meanders through Wicklow, stopping at Glencree Valley, with its poignant German military prisoner cemetery and peace and reconciliation centre. The trail continues past the gorgeous heather and bog land landscape of the Sally Gap, some of the most filmed landscapes in Ireland, to the ‘P.S. I Love you Bridge’. Where we stop for a quick photo stop, a real treat for all the romantics on board! Next up is another movie fan photo stop at picturesque wee Lough Tay, a famous landmark from the epic movie Braveheart. This picturesque lake is also known as the Guinness lake because of its dark waters and white beach. Recently Lough Tay has served as Ragnar Lothbrok’s village in the wildly successful television programme The Vikings. Keen viewers will also recognise Glendalough and the Sally gap from their many appearances in the show.

Next on the agenda is Glendalough, famous for St. Kevin’s monastery and its 10th century round tower, it’s upper and lower lakes and spellbinding scenery. The Glendalough Visitor Centre has a wealth of information on the Irish missionary monks that once lived here and gives a wonderful insight into their unique art of creating handcrafted religious manuscripts. Think, the Book of Kells and the famous Irish Celtic cross as examples of the workmanship of the monks of the day. This 2 hour stop gives plenty of time to explore the picturesque valley on your and to accompany your guide on a short tour of the ruins.

The final stop on this day tour through Wicklow is Avoca Village, another famous Wicklow location, this time as the setting for Ballykissangel. Enjoy lunch in an Irish pub with our exclusive meal deal of that the time to explore the village at your leisure.

The Wicklow Mountains Tour will spoil you with photo opportunities, beautiful scenery and your guide will regal you with stories of Ireland and Wicklow. For the walkers among you two hours guaranteed stop in Glendalough valley gives plenty of time to meander from the lower to the upper lake or to explore a little further. The perfect day tour of Wicklow or anywhere….

Please note: while we strive to keep the above route, weather conditions and circumstances beyond our control may mean we have to alter the route, but you are guaranteed to have a wonderful day regardless! Please contact us to confirm your tour details.

Departs

08.45 Dublin Visitor Centre, 118 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
09.15 Check in at City Sightseeing Shop, 13 Upper O’Connell Street
09.40 Ballsbridge (D4 Hotel)

Returns

17.00/17.30 Approx

Operates: Daily, all year*
Prices: Adults €30.00 Seniors €28.00 Online €27.00  Child €23.00
* NO TOURS: 17th March, 27th October, 25th – 26th December Incl

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Cancellation Policy:

In the very unlikely event, that you will need to cancel, please be advised that cancellations made within 14 days prior to date of the travel will not be refundable.  Applications to waive this charge will only be considered if the application is made to the Dualway Group in writing, and is accompanied by a medical certificate.
Outside 14 day prior to travel – 100% refund less a €5.00 admin/ bank fee charge.
Within 14day or ‘No-show’ to the date of travel – 100% charge.
The charge is in relation to the total ticket price.

Map and Location

Route Details

  • Dublin Visitor Centre, 118 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
  • Departure Point 2 O'Connell Street
  • Stop 3 Glencree
  • Stop 4 P.S I love you Bridge
  • Stop 5 Lough Tay
  • Stop 6 Glendalough
  • Stop 7 Fitzgerald Traditional Irish Pub in Avoca

Reviews

"My husband and I decided to take a tour of the Wicklow Mountains Tour on one of our last days in Dublin and boy are we glad we did! Our tour guide Richie added to the excellence of this tour so if you receive him, you are in luck! The tour started on a nice comfortable charter bus that made the whole bus experience more enjoyable. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day with no rain or clouds. I highly recommend this tour if you have just one day in Dublin." Evelyn E
"If you have one day free while being in Dublin, don't miss this trip. Jerry the guide knows everything!" GabyCaro
"The tour was a nice round through Wicklow National Park with spots, seen on TV as the bridge in "P.S. I love you" or the Guiness Lake, where the TV show "Vikings" was shot. The scenery was beautiful and Richie made it even more enjoyable with fun facts and stories that you usually don't hear. He really built a connection to his customers with asking for their countries and added facts and stories to the tour, based on the country. With local Music, that also told about the region, the rest of the tour was always an experience. We really enjoyed the tour!" Manuel M