Take a walk on the Wicklow side of life and get a true taste of the Irish wilderness in the “Garden of Ireland” on our day tour direct from Dublin City to mythical & magical Glendalough and Mount Usher Gardens in the Wicklow Mountains.

Summary

Tour Highlights

  • Day tour to county Wicklow, the “Garden of Ireland”
  • Historic Glendalough, one of the most visited attractions in Ireland
  • Entry to Glendalough Visitor Centre
  • Spectacular scenes high in the Wicklow Mountains
  • Photo opportunity at the “Guinness Lake”, Lough Tay
  • Entry to the romantic riverside gardens of Mount Usher Gardens
  • Photo opportunity at the PS, I Love You bridge
  • Treat yourself at the Avoca café

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Tour Attractions

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Description

First impressions can sometimes tell a story before you even begin to explore. An absorbing portrait of unparalleled beauty, the ruins and remains of an ancient city and a garden in a garden! Drink in the views and sense a feeling of discovery in the midst of the Wicklow Mountains.

See for yourself the splendour of Wicklow with Darby O’Gill day tours from Dublin city centre. Start your journey in comfort and style on board our luxury coach. Relax and enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and switch on our free Wi-Fi while we whisk you away to the Garden of Ireland.

The sights and sounds of the city left behind, mesmerising views come to the fore – dramatic mountains, rugged peaks, steep valleys and forest trails. Our first port of call is a lake called Lough Tay. Edged with a beach of glistening white sand in contrast to its dark peaty water has earned it the title of “The Guinness Lake” owing to its striking similarity to Ireland’s most famous export!

From here at your own pace you can meander and soak up the views of this vast walkers’ paradise, also renowned for its bird-watching and abundance of wildlife. Travelling further along the Wicklow Way, you’ll come to “the valley of two lakes”, the ancient monastic settlement of Glendalough. This famous site was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and the most iconic landmark, the round tower is over 1000 years old. Enter the visitor centre and find out more about this ancient city of learning, refuge and pilgrimage before exploring the fascinating ruins of its churches, graveyard and monastery for yourself. You may find time to follow the path to the Upper Lake and see the essence of this early Christian settlement set against the natural magnificence of the glacial carved valley.

Leaving the valley, we continue through the incredible Wicklow countryside to the delightful sanctuary of the Mount Usher Gardens. Take things easy and wind your way along the numerous paths in this sublime garden setting. A visual feast is to behold with a stunning vista of colour thanks to the rare and unusual assortment of native and exotic shrubs, specimen trees, natural plantings and wild flower meadows set along the banks of the river Vartry.

Ease away the stresses of life in these idyllic tranquil surroundings and take the weight off your feet while savouring delicious food in the Avoca Garden Café – where you’ll also find a sweet treat for the return trip to Dublin!

Itinerary

Itinerary

This tour runs daily

Depart Dublin
Arrive Lough Tay
Depart Lough Tay
Arrive Glendalough
Depart Glendalough
Arrive Mount Usher Gardens
Depart Mount Usher Gardens
Arrive in Dublin

Pick-up Points

Departures From Dublin:
StopPickup Time
O'Connell Street (Gresham Hotel)10:15
Abbey Street Lower (Opposite Wynnes Hotel)10.20
Custom House Quay (Hilton Garden Inn)10.30
Pembroke Road (Ballsbridge Hotel)10.50
Simmonscourt Road (Cityscape Bus Stop)10.55
Stillorgan Road (Dublin bus stop Radisson)11.00
Stillorgan Road (Talbot Hotel)11.03

Included in Price

Ticket Prices

Ticket TypePrice from Dublin
Adult€ 30
Child up to 8 yrs1 free per adult. Additional children: € 25
Child over 8/Student/Senior€ 25

Included in your Ticket Price

  • Fully guided live tour
  • Entry to Glendalough Visitor Centre
  • Entry to Mount Usher Gardens
  • Photo opportunity at the “Guinness Lake”
  • Photo opportunity at the PS, I Love You bridge
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Free on board Wi-Fi

BOOK NOW AND GET A FREE TOUR!

Free hop-on hop-off tour of Dublin when you book a Darby O'Gill day tour

FREE Cityscape Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour of Dublin City when you book this tour in January.
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Guaranteed comfort

Get on your way with a complimentary tea or coffee and switch on our free Wi-Fi while enjoying the spacious legroom and comfort of our reclining leather seats.

The personal touch

Get the most from your journey with our expert live tour guide. Learn about the culture, customs and history of Ireland while lapping up the views of extraordinary scenery!

Attractions on this Tour

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