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Small-Group Wicklow and Glendalough DayTour from Dublin with a Guided Walk
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Small-Group Wicklow and Glendalough DayTour from Dublin with a Guided Walk

By Hilltoptreks
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You don’t need to hire a car to experience the Irish countryside. This guided day trip from Dublin to Wicklow Mountains National Park encompasses many of County Wicklow’s most beautiful views, without you ever having to find a parking spot, stop for gas, or check your phone for directions. Learn all about local plants and wildlife as you walk through the national park with your friendly guide.

Ages 5-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Revel in the Irish countryside and County Wicklow's most beautiful views
  • Discover local plants on a guided walk in Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Enjoy perfectly timed photo stops without having to worry about parking
  • Explore Glendalough and the medieval monastery of St. Kevin

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Enniskerry

Meet your guide and small group in central Dublin for the scenic drive south to County Wicklow and the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Here, enjoy a guided walk around the Scalp, an area overlooking the Irish coastline. Absorb the atmosphere of deciduous woodland and panoramic views of the Irish countryside. Follow part of the Dublin Mountains Way trail, stopping at scenic viewpoints where you can enjoy views of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, the Dublin and Wicklow Coastline, as well as Dublin city and its surrounding areas. After a stop in the Victorian village of Enniskerry, used as a filming location in 'P.S. I Love You,' comes one of the most scenic portions of the route. Enjoy plenty of photo stops as you travel through Wicklow Mountains National Park, Lough Tay, the Guinness Estate, and Sally Gap. Finally, arrive at Glendalough, the tranquil valley best known for its 6th-century monastery founded by St. Kevin. Take a walk, relax, and see the sights before your driver brings you back to Dublin by a different—but also picturesque—route.

Start:
  • Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
    The Molly Malone statue sits outside a large stone church on Suffolk Street
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24779P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Pickup Location is the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street at 09:20am
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Molly Malone Statue
      Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
      The Molly Malone statue sits outside a large stone church on Suffolk Street
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    • 1
      Molly Malone Statue
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • 2
      Dublin Mountains
      Stop: 90 minutes
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    • 3
      Enniskerry Village Square
      Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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    • 4
      Wicklow Mountains National Park
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • 5
      Sally Gap
      Stop: 20 minutes
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    • 6
      Guinness Lake
      Stop: 20 minutes
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    • 7
      Glendalough Monastic Settlement
      Stop: 30 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Hilltoptreks
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      Ireland
      Joined in August 2010
    • U742MAbrians
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      You gotta do this!
      Kevin was an excellent guide (and a safe driver) who regaled us with his take on history, mythology, and Irish culture. Newgrange is an absolute must see. The experience was truly magical. The other stuff was okay too, but nothing compares to Newgrange.
      Written 28 February 2024
    • rominad766
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      Amazing trip, enjoyed every second of it. Our tourende was incredibly funny and shared the history without it being boring. The horses were amazing
      Written 17 February 2024
    • AlexanderFrankfurt
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very nice tour with a fantastic guide
      Great tour and one of the best guides we had. Very well organized, lots of information delivered in a nice and consumable manner. On the way to the sites and one the way back. Mary is a very nice person, which is always approachable and open for a chat - also for other topics. Fantastic English - our son 8th grade understood most of it (he is native German)
      Written 12 February 2024
    • Jeana S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely Way to Spend our Anniversary
      We had an amazing time with our guide, Richard. Richard was able to share a good bit of history and fun facts either us on the tours. We really enjoyed the horseback riding through the country side and lunch in the small village. Seeing the bogs, lakes, church ruins and park were a person favorite and a nice change from Dublin’s quick life.
      Written 11 February 2024
    • Gerða V
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very good tour !
      Amazing to go horseback riding in the countryside! And the rest of the tour was great, amazing tour guide also! Thanks!❤️
      Written 5 February 2024
    • amydX6042DF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Day Trip Near Dublin
      Our driver Kevin was very knowledgeable and had great commentary throughout the drive. We really enjoyed all the stops that we made along the trip. Beautiful scenery, some good walks/hikes/food stops. The horseback riding was great as well, lovely scenery and great horses. Lots of picture opportunities all around!
      Written 15 January 2024
    • jhb944
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Only Newgrange worth seeing
      Only thing worth seeing was Newgrange. Disappointed in stop 2 & 3 No monestary a tall tower & cross in a cemetery. Boyne Battlefield again nothing to see here. Waste of time - visitor center closed. Looked at a rolling field with no information.
      Written 7 January 2024
    • kerriWato
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Horse riding in Wicklow
      A great small group experience. Loved the horse riding and thoroughly enjoyed the tour guide. Linda was honest, open and relatable and made the experience awesome. She even gave us great music! One of my fave tours yet.
      Written 24 December 2023
    • Alicia G
      0 contributions
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      5 out of 5
      It was a beautiful trip and our tour guide told wonderful Irish stories on the way and informed us about some Irish history. The horseback riding was a great adventure, had to learn how to ride the English way which took some getting use to. The weather was gorgeous, sun was out and the countryside was a beautiful sight to see. I highly recommend this tour if you want to get out of the city and see more of the countryside and small towns. We loved it!
      Written 20 December 2023
    • bddral
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Take it from me!
      The best thing we did in Ireland! This tour is fantastic. You get to see some of the best natural scenery Ireland has to offer, and all within 8 hours. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and entertaining. I also really like a smaller group setting which allowed us to get to know the guide and fellow passengers better. Please don't miss Gelndalough upper lake!
      Written 26 November 2023
    • davidgY4126BM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wicklow horseback riding
      Awesome experience! Kevin was a great tour guide, very funny and informative . My only recommendation is to clean the helmets, mine stank. Highly recommend, great tour.
      Written 19 November 2023
    • Q4909GLhannaho
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Easy ride, great tour guide
      Great ride, super peaceful and beautiful in the trails. Horses knew the paths like the back of their hands! Our tour guide was Kevin and he was grand! Super knowledgeable on all of Ireland and had great wit. I was in such a hurry to get to my event that night i completely forgot to tip him I’m sorry! Whoever has him next tip him double he deserves it ◡̈ would love to see him again.
      Written 15 November 2023
    • C890YHmariam
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Awesome for solo travelers. Cozy tour bus. Richard was our guide and he was brilliant, so friendly and very knowledgeable. Had jokes, too! I could tell he takes pride in his work, professional without being too serious. The horseback riding was fun. Would recommend bringing your own boots as the ones they provided were in less than great condition, most with holes in them. Also had to share riding helmets which makes sense for safety but was kinda gross as I thought about it. I’m not into sharing like that. The riding was beautiful, scenery great. The rest of the tour was awesome. I can’t say enough good things about it. I’ve already recommended it to a handful of people.
      Written 12 November 2023
    • Natasha J
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      Wonderful Experience
      Wonderful experience, the stable time and the interesting stories for our guide made the day pass so quickly. We were worn out by the end though!
      Written 10 November 2023
    • haleybR9543RG
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      This was an amazing experience. I had the best time, and got to see some amazing views. I have very little riding experience and had no issues with this. 10/10 recommend.
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    Kate T
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Solo
    Excellent direct trip to Glendalough. Perfect for a long walk without the filler of the other longer tours. Tour guide was fantastic.
    Written 25 February 2024
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    Thank you Kateta for the excellent review.
    Written 25 February 2024
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    Vicky Elliott
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Terry was a star! The day was well planned with two walks for our option. Terry was passionate about sharing the culture of the Irish people and gave us a real sense of place. Would highly recommend if you want to spend a day out of the city.
    Written 11 August 2023
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    Ah thank you very Vicky and it was a pleasure to show you county Wicklow and its many beautiful locations.
    Written 12 August 2023
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    Gregory B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Lovely walk, very well suited for our family (ages 18-48) in terms of difficulty and duration. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Would recommend to anyone looking to get out of Dublin and into the countryside for a day.
    Written 9 August 2023
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    Kate F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    This tour was such a lovely contrast to the hustle and bustle of Dublin city without too far to travel to feel immersed in nature.
    The experience encompasses history, spectacular views vista's of nature and really nice to travel with a small group...
    Our wonderful guide was so helpful informative and extremely patient with everyone. Especially on a busy bank holiday weekend with a lot of traffic. Couldn't rate more highly.
    Written 7 August 2023
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    Thank you very much for the excellent review.
    Written 8 August 2023
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    Christy F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023
    Matt made the tour! He was knowledgeable, affable and the scenery was beautiful despite the rain. I do wish the description on the website would tell you that most of the lovely pictures people post are from places the tour stops and not on the "walking" part of the tour. Our walk ended up being in a manicured garden instead of the natural vegetation of the Wicklow Mountains.
    Written 3 August 2023
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    Thank you very much for the excellent review
    Written 4 August 2023
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    Ying Ying L
    Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2023 • Couples
    Fantastic and enjoyable walk. Enjoyed the senary and fresh air very much. Excellent guide who provided in-depth knowledge about the history and the evolution. She explained very well on the perspectives and sediments of Irish identity through the last 40 years.
    Written 31 July 2023
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    Thank you very much Katy for the wonderful review.
    Written 1 August 2023
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    Culture10275410805
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 • Family
    Our Trip was amazing!Our Guide Matt was absolutely brilliant.He knows so much about this Land,history etc…..was so great listening to him!The small group and enough time for taking photos,walking around or having a delicious meal in a tiny village made this day an unforgettable day for us!Thanks a lot!
    Written 26 July 2023
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    Thank you very much for the excellent review
    Written 27 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    daniellJ5259IX
    Aurora, United States3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 • Family
    I can't rate this trip, because they switched us to another tour WITHOUT TELLING US until we were at the first stop and the guide purchased our entry tickets. When pressed why, I found out they had moved us to another tour (we wondered why we were at Powerscourt??) that cost less so paid the entry fee to make up for it. I believe we should have been told up front and given the option to cancel, which we would have done. I did not find out why this was done, but assume maybe we were the only ones that signed up for the "Small-Group Wicklow and Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin with a Guided Walk". We actually wanted this same tour with Horseback Riding and could have done that on another day. It was full when we went and didn't realize we had booked the walking tour vs. horseback riding until too late to cancel (that was my fault). But to be moved to another tour altogether and not tell us or give us the option to cancel or reschedule to another day was not ok.
    Written 25 July 2023
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    Hi Daniel, we would not switch you without asking. Matt was your guide I believe and he asked everyone if they wished to bust the Gatdens instead of the guided walk and you all said you would prefer to visit the Gardens. I was just talking to Matt about this
    Written 26 July 2023
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    Kim B
    Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 • Family
    Excellent experience! Our guide, Martin, was simply fantastic! Knowledgeable, humorous, and patient. Highly recommend this tour.
    Written 24 July 2023
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    Thank you very much for the excellent review.
    Written 24 July 2023
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    Terri R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide was wonderful!! She even went out of her way to help us have a special add on to our tour!! I really wanted to go horseback riding trip. Same exact trip but had horseback riding instead of the gardens. She found out there was a cancellation she made it happen. Rest of the trip was awesome too. She was very informative and the bus was very clean and comfortable.
    Written 21 July 2023
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    Thank you very much Terri for the excellent review and I'm delighted we were able to assist you at the last minute.
    Written 22 July 2023
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