(Afternoon) Glendalough & Wicklow Mountains Half Day Tour from Dublin

5 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


The tour begins with an introduction to Dublin City, as we head south towards County Wicklow, known affectionately as the "Garden of Ireland".

Beautiful lakes, dense forests and romantic brooks make this a wonderful scenic drive and a fine day out from the big city. 

See the scenery made famous by films such as Braveheart and P.S. I Love You. We make our way over the Wicklow mountains to Glendalough (minimum 1, 5 hrs stop) - the valley of the two lakes.

Enjoy a relaxing walk to the Upper Lake and explore the monastic ruins of St Kevin's monastery including its round towers, Celtic crosses and much more.


  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Fuel surcharge

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Paddywagon Tours, Dublin D01 V2V4 Ireland

We begin with an introduction to Dublin City after which we leave the city behind and head south towards the Wicklow Mountains. Meet your fellow travelers for a great trip to the "Garden of Ireland." As we leave the city we pass by Sugar Loaf mountain and descend through Ireland's highest village Roundwood on your way to magnificent Glendalough.

Stop At: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village Ireland

GlendaloughRenowned for its magnificent scenery and rich and varied heritage in terms of history and archaeology, Glendalough is famed for the Braveheart wedding scenes and it really is one of the most beautiful visitor sites in all of Ireland. You will have 1.5 hours to explore the deep valley with its ruined Monastic City of Celtic crosses, round towers and much more. Known as the valley of 2 lakes, we enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bank of the river, through the woods where we are greeted by babbling brooks, crystal cascades and the lakes of Glendalough. A real picture perfect moment.Travel through a real life movie setIf you are a fan of the Hollywood Blockbusters 'PS I Love You' and 'Braveheart' then join us on this tour! You will understand why Mel Gibson chose the Wicklow mountains to be the Highlands of Scotland and Glendalough to be the spot for the wedding scene. And then of course there are all the romantic scenes from 'PS I Love You', this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time...you never know who you can meet!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village Ireland

Wicklow mountainsWe return to Dublin, delighted with our wonderful half day tour and with great photos and memories to last a lifetime.

Duration: 20 minutes

Time of tour

01:40 PM

Meeting point

34 O'Connell Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 EY17, Ireland

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Bookings made through Viator will automatically be signed up for the pickup point and collection time specified in the booking.
  • If you wish to change your reservation to one of the other pick-up locations offered by Paddywagon Tours, you will need to contact us by telephone or email not later than 17:00 the evening prior so that we can guarantee the change. Please note that changes are only guaranteed once confirmed in writing by us.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travelers


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
March 2022

Beautiful area and our tour guide Kevin was fun and knowledgeable. Pickup was easy and bus was comfortable.

April 2022

Beautiful landscapes and the timing if the trip was well done. Interesting information by the friendly tour guide.

April 2022

This was such an amazing experience! The tour driver was very kind an funny! The sights were amazing, truly felt like you were entering a whole different world there! Loved that this tour offered an afternoon trip, most trips were early morning and didn’t work with the schedule, but this one fit ...

April 2022

Friendly driver Tom provided a good overview of the main sites on the way to Glendalough. The site itself is well worth seeing with the ancient buildings and the upper lake is beautiful and worth the walk alongside the forest. Lots of convenient drop off points back in Dublin too.

April 2022

The tour was boring. The driver didn’t say much. Could have played some Irish music to fill the silence…There wasn’t a whole lot to see and it felt rushed.

March 2022

The tour was very good. The guide was super nice, I don't remember his name, and very knowledgeable. The tour was calm, well organized and the landscapes were magnificent. I recommend.

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