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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Paddywagon Tours, Dublin, County DublinWe 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." Stop At: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village, Vale of Glendalough, County WicklowAs we leave the city we pass by Sugar Loaf mountain and descend through Ireland's highest village Roundwood on your way to magnificent Glendalough. Here we make a short stop at one of the most photographed locations in Wicklow, Lough Tay, which is also commonly called The Guinness Lake. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Vale of Glendalough, County WicklowRenowned 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.1.5 hours of free time to explore this site. Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village, Vale of Glendalough, County WicklowIf 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!Pass By: Paddywagon Tours, Dublin, County DublinWe return to Dublin, delighted with our wonderful half day tour and with great photos and memories to last a lifetime.