Glendalough & Wicklow Mountains Tour from Dublin

Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Day Tour

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Overview

Discover some of Ireland's most stunning locations on this Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains one-day tour. Immerse yourself and get to know all corners of the 'Garden County', including beautiful forests, wildlife, monasteries, and traditional working practices.

Beyond the Trees is one of our many exciting stops on our visit to Wicklow, and Avondale will not disappoint with its treetop boardwalk through a forest and across Avonmore River Valley. Along your walk you will be treated to amazing views over the valley as you discover some of Ireland's finest trees along the way - be sure to look out for the local wildlife too! At the end of the boardwalk, you will reach the viewing tower, featuring its spiral ramp boardwalk reaching 38 meters into the air and providing spectacular panoramic views - this wheelchair and pram-accessible viewing tower offers breathtaking panoramas as you ascend it for an aerial experience from above! This viewing tower is wheelchair and pram-user-friendly with rest stops along the way. 

After lunch, we will visit Glendalough, famous for both its history and scenery. You will spend an hour and a half there exploring the monastic city and lakes. Glendalough is an early Christian settlement founded by St. Kevin in the 6th Century. Glendalough translates to "valley of the two lakes", Take time here to explore the Upper and Lower Lakes and enjoy the breathtaking views of the valley. 

On our journey through the Wicklow mountains, we will stop and visit Hollywood - the original Hollywood, boasting the name at least a thousand years before Hollywood in California was ever heard of. It was a local man Matthew Guirke, who christened the famous Los Angeles suburb with the name Hollywood after he fled to America in the 1840's.

At our final stop, we will visit a working sheep farm, a highlight for most! A local farmer will introduce you to their hardworking sheepdogs who will demonstrate an impressive sheepdog demonstration. Notice how their handler guides the dogs to retrieve the sheep from out in the field and skilfully drives them back to their holding using whistle and voice commands.

Itinerary

08:30: Departure from Dublin 

The tour to Glendalough and Wicklow mountains departs from the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street at 8:30 (Please Arrive 10 minutes before Departure time )

Beyond the Trees, Avondale

We arrive at our first stop, Beyond the Trees, which is a breathtaking attraction nestled in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains. This eco-tourism destination offers a unique experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The attraction boasts a thrilling boardwalk adventure, taking visitors on an exhilarating ride over stunning landscapes, valleys, and forests.  Beyond the Trees also offers the opportunity to venture up to their viewing tower that stands at 38 meters, from where you can admire the spectacular scenery and if you are feeling brave, you can take the slide down the viewing tower at an additional cost.

Glendalough Monastery

Arriving at Glendalough in the afternoon has distinct advantages as most tours come here in the morning. You have an hour and a half to explore the monastic site and the surrounding lakes. The Monastery itself was founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin, but most of the buildings date from between the 11th and 12th centuries. Glendalough Monastery has many buildings; the tower and St Kevin’s Kitchen are the most complete all the rest are in disrepair to differing extents. The setting amongst the mountains and the lakes is what sets this monastery apart from every other. Take a stroll and enjoy this magical place, you will be transported to a tranquil peaceful place.

Holywood Village

We will take a short trip into Hollywood, also known as 'the original Hollywood, a small village in Wicklow that has boasted the name long before Hollywood in California even existed. your guide will take you for a walk through the valley here. See if you can spot Wicklow's version of the Hollywood sign.

Working Sheep Farm

The last stop of our day tour is to a working sheep farm in garden county, county Wicklow.  Meet the friendly local farmer who will delight in introducing you to rural life on the farm. you will be introduced to their hard-working sheepdogs, they will explain and show you how they are trained to carry out their duties. Then finally the main event, a sheepdog demonstration. This is a truly unique experience and gives you a great insight into life in rural Ireland.

5:30 PM: Arrive in Dublin 

All good things come to an end, and we will set off back to Dublin remembering the best moments we have experienced and with the latest explanations from our guide. Remember to recommend the Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains day tour.

All times are approximate and subject to change based on traffic conditions

Pickup

8.30 am at the Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street View on map

(Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time)

Drop off

5:30 pm in the same place where you took the bus in the morning.

All times are approximate and subject to change based on traffic conditions

Things to bring

  • Camera

  • Sunglasses

  • Raincoat – just in case it rains!

  • Headphones to listen to the commentary on the multilingual app

  • Charging cable and power bank to keep your devices charged (some buses do have charging ports but not all)

  • Spending money / credit card to pick up souvenirs & tip your driver!

  • Appropriate shoes for walking on rough terrain

Inclusions/exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Professional driver/guide

  • Modern comfortable coach transportation

  • Wifi (onboard vehicles, where fitted)

Exclusions:

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Tips

Cancellation policy

In the event of a cancellation, a transferable voucher or credit note will be issued to be redeemed at a later date. 

If you cancel your day tour within 24 hours you can choose to change your tour to another date (subject to availability).

If you are late for the bus in the morning or are a no-show, you are not entitled to a refund and will be charged in full for the tour.

This policy applies to all of the EI travel group web shops which include but are not limited to; www.cliffsofmohertours.ie, www.giantscausewaytours.ie, www.irishdaytours.ie and www.daytours.ie.

A minimum number of 6 passengers is required to operate a tour. We give until 3 pm the day prior to the tour to reach this number and will then contact customers with details of cancellation.

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