Glendalough & Wicklow Mountains Tour from Dublin

Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Day Tour

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Discover some of the most beautiful places in Ireland on this half-day tour of the mountains of Glendalough and Wicklow. In this one-day tour we want you to immerse yourself and get to know every corner of the Wicklow mountains, from its forests and flora to its monasteries and inhabitants with their traditions and ways of working.

For our first visit to Wicklow, we will travel to Glendalough Monastery, famous for its history and scenery. You will have an hour and a half here to explore the monastic city and the lakes. Saint Kevin founded this early Christian monastic settlement in the 6th century and from there the "Monastic City" was formed. Most of the buildings still standing date from the 10th to the 12th century. The name Glendalough translates as "valley of the two lakes", the upper and lower lake. Take the time to take a walk around the lakes and enjoy the peace and beautiful scenery.

On our way through the Wicklow Mountains, we will stop to see the town of Holywood, yes, the original town of Holywood is in Ireland, and it was its inhabitant Matthew Guirke who in 1840 was forced to seek a new life in America and who ended up in California and giving his name to the town of Los Angeles. So we will stop and our guide will take us to the same famous sign that you can find in the US.

For the last stop, we will visit a working sheep farm! The local farmer will introduce you to his working sheepdogs and finish with a sheepdog demonstration. Watch how the sheepdog trainer puts the dogs to work through different commands that he will explain throughout.


09:30: Departure from Dublin 

The tour to Glendalough and Wicklow mountains departs from the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street at 9:30 (Please Arrive 10 minutes before Departure time )

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 had 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.

4:30 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


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

(Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time)

Drop off

4:30 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 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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