Glendalough & Wicklow Mountains Tour from Dublin

Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Day Tour

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Discover some of Ireland's most stunning locations on this Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains tour, taking place over one day. Immerse yourself and get to know all corners of these magical mountains, including their forests, flowers, monasteries, traditions of its people as well as ways of working and traditional ways of working practices.

Beyond the Trees is one of our many exciting attractions for our first visit to Wicklow, and Avondale will not disappoint with its treetop boardwalk through a forest and across Avonmore River Valley. Along its length you will be treated to amazing views over this valley as you discover some of Ireland's finest trees along the path - be sure to notice local wildlife too! At its conclusion, you will reach our viewing tower, featuring its spiral ramp boardwalk reaching 38 meters into the air providing spectacular panoramic vistas - wheelchair and pram-accessible viewing tower offering breathtaking panoramas as you ascend it for unparalleled aerial experiences from above! This venue welcomes wheelchair and pram users for rest stops along its length allowing for comfortable journeys!

After lunch, we will visit Glendalough Monastery, famed for both its history and scenery. You will spend one and a half hours here exploring its monastic city and lakes - an early Christian settlement founded by St Kevin in the 6th Century that became "Monastic City", while most structures still standing today date from the 10th-12th Centuries; its name translates into the valley of two lakes which you should take time out stroll around while taking in beautiful surroundings and tranquil atmospheres.

On our journey through the Wicklow mountains, we will stop and visit Holywood - originally situated in Ireland but named by Matthew Guirke after arriving in California after fleeing persecution - on its original location within Ireland itself and giving birth to Los Angeles as we know it today.

At our final stop, we will visit a working sheep farm! A local farmer will introduce their hardworking sheepdogs before concluding the visit with an impressive sheepdog demonstration by watching how their handler puts each command into effect throughout their workday.


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 zipline adventure, taking visitors on an exhilarating ride over stunning landscapes, valleys, and forests. The scenic beauty of the area is enhanced by the presence of a stunning waterfall and a serene lake. Beyond the Trees also offers the opportunity to climb its attraction of more than 60 meters, from which you can see the entire park and from which you can go down sliding directly to the bottom. Only suitable for brave people.

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


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



  • Professional driver/guide

  • Modern comfortable coach transportation

  • Wifi (onboard vehicles, where fitted)


  • 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.

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


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