Guided tour

From Dublin: Half-Day Trip to Glendalough and Wicklow

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

From Dublin: Half-Day Trip to Glendalough and Wicklow

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

From US$ 35.68 per person

Enjoy a day trip from Dublin to the nearby Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough by bus. Spend a scenic afternoon touring iconic Irish landscapes with a local guide.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Tick the breathtaking glacial valley of Glendalough off your Irish bucket list
  • Lose yourself in nature and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the day
  • Explore Glendalough's ancient Celtic-Christian ruins and beautiful waterfall
  • Look out for native Irish wildlife including playful deer and red squirrels
  • Relax with a late start and early return in time for an evening of fun in Dublin
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin and soak up the serenity of the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough on a day trip by bus. See sights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Roundwood village. The tour starts mid-afternoon, leaving you time for lunch or a pint of Guinness before the experience begins.

After getting picked up from your chosen pickup point in central Dublin, enjoy a brief sightseeing tour of the capital as you travel to Glendalough. 

Take in panoramic views of the aptly-named Sugar Loaf mountain and pass through the quaint village of Roundwood on your journey through the Wicklow Mountains.

Upon arrival at Glendalough, soak up breathtaking Irish scenery, history, and wildlife at the "Valley of Two Lakes". Enjoy at least 90 minutes of free time to explore the Celtic Christian monastery ruins which were built on the lakeside by Saint Kevin many centuries ago.

Discover intricately carved stone Celtic crosses and round towers where monks hid golden chalices and other valuables from the many Viking raids which took place in the region. Stand by the water's edge and scan the oak trees to see if you can spot the endangered native red squirrel at play.

As you explore, try to spot the location where the Braveheart wedding scene was filmed and where PS I Love You's Gerard Butler famously bumped into Hilary Swank. Return to Dublin after an amazing afternoon in the fresh air of the Wicklow Mountains with photos and memories of your Irish adventure.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 190 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4.5/5

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Nice little afternoon out exploring the countryside, just what was needed. A good length circular walk to the waterfall - we went up the steps which is perhaps a little more strenuous that the more gradual zig zag incline if you went the other way. Path wasn't muddy but walking boots still a good choice.

November 13, 2022

Дуже сподобалась енксеурсія на пів дня. Спочатку я хотіла брати в оренду машину, але потім все ж таки вирішила забронювати цю екскурсію. І не пожалкувала. Прекрасний водій з неймовірним почуттям гумору. Всього лише година в дорозі а решту часу можна було побачити дивовижні місця. Я обрала тур о 13:40 та ще мала ранок насолодитись містом. Рекомендую.

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October 9, 2022

5 hours between the departure meeting and the arrival, a nice moment of discovery far from the city. only downside the guide was both guide and driver and I did not understand at all what he was saying, the welcome was not very warm and compared to other organizations I found less frendly

August 13, 2022

Product ID: 410159