Welcome to Wicklow Mountains


The highest peak in the range, Lugnaquilla (924m), is really more of a very large hill, but that hardly matters here. This vast granite intrusion, an upwelling of molten rock that solidified some 400 million years ago, was shaped during the ice ages into the schist-capped mountains visible today. The peaks are marvellously desolate and as raw as only nature can be. Between the mountains are a number of deep glacial valleys – most notably Glenmacnass, Glenmalure and Glendalough – while corrie lakes such as Lough Bray Upper and Lower, and Lough Tay, gouged by ice at the head of the glaciers, complete the wild topography.


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Wicklow Mountains activities

$28.96 Day Trips & Excursions

Kilkenny and Wicklow Day Tour from Dublin

Depart Dublin Depart Dublin for this award winning and brilliant day trip with your 100% Irish Tour Guide. We travel south and begin our journey into County Wicklow,passing through beautiful countryside in the Wicklow mountains most notably the Sugar Loaf Mountains while making our way towards Glendalough. Glendalough Glendalough - one of the most beautiful visitor sights in all of Ireland, is also known for the Braveheart wedding scenes. It's renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich and varied heritage in terms of history and archaeology. You will have time to explore the ruined monastic city famed for St. Kevin's Cross and its round tower dating back to 10th century. We take time to take a leisurely stroll along the river banks through the woods to the magnificent lakes, waterfalls and babbling brooks. Be sure to bring your camera! You will enjoy 1,5 hrs at Glendalough. Hollywood Blockbusters 'PS I Love You' and 'Braveheart' If you're a fan of the Hollywood Blockbusters 'PS, I Love You' and 'Braveheart' then you will now officially be on the set! You'll understand why Mel Gibson (an Irish passport holder) 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 so who knows you you might meet ;) Wicklow Mountains We travel over the Wicklow Gap, which takes us way up into the Wicklow Mountains. This route allows spectacular panoramic views of the landscape, with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. We view traditional Irish bogs which provide the Irish householder with the source of energy that fuels our fires and provides power for many uses. Through the Wicklow Gap we also pass Turlogh waterfall, one of Ireland's most dramatic waterfalls and highest reservoir. Kilkenny Arrive in Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. Situated on the banks of the river Nore, enjoy the picturesque windy and cobblestone streets. Explore the gardens of the famed Norman Castle dating back to the 1100s. Consider going inside and taking a tour of its palatial interior for a small optional fee. You have plenty of time to wander the streets and visit the Black Abbey or possibly see the Cathedral of Saint Canice with its magnificent round tower. With our guaranteed 2hrs stop you shall also have plenty of time for relaxed lunch and maybe try a pint of Kilkenny in Kilkenny. This a magnificent city to enjoy and savor and shall be a highlight of your visit to Ireland.

$75.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Glendalough, Wexford and Johnstown Castle with Spanish Speaking Guide

Travel the ancestral east coast of Ireland, through green Irish forests, past beautiful lakes, the Wicklow mountains and to Glendalough – the “Glen of two lakes” where you will visit St. Kevin’s monastery. Other wonderful views of medieval castles, immense beaches and fishing villages will appear throughout this tour and you will have time to stop to enjoy some of these landscapes. The first stop will be in Glendalough with its two spectacular lakes, where you will take a walk and take in the stunning scenery. Visit also its imposing monastic complex of the 6th century in which highlights its traditional Irish circular tower. The Vikings attacked this monastery on several occasions.  The next stop on your journey will be in the small and picturesque city of Wexford. Founded by the Vikings in 800 AD, Wexford maintains its image as a medieval Norman city with its walls, small streets, towers and its port. You will also have time for some lunch here. A short distance from Wexford, stop at the spectacular Johnstown Castle, one of the most beautiful in all of Ireland. You will arrive back in Dublin between 19:30 and 20:00.

$346.38 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Saint Patricks Day - 4 Day Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Friday, March 16th We meet in Dublin's fair city at 5:00 pm, check into our fine city centre accommodation and tonight we'll party at a massive Irish traditional dance party and singalong on the banks of the river Liffey. Day 2: Saturday March 17th: St. Patrick's Day The only national festival celebrated the world over! Your morning is free for you to relax and explore. At 10:30 am we'll regroup and go to O'Connell bridge to take our places at the world's biggest non-military parade and festival and watch it proceed past us with over 250,000 participants! The parade continues until approximately 3pm where we have time to mingle with the crowds or join in with the locals for some fun and banter on our great national day. At 5pm, you are invited to the legendary Paddywagon Paddy's Day party in our fine city center venue. In the evening maybe try out the monster Ceili (traditional Irish dancing) or the many other activities we have laid out for you our valued guests. Afterwards, we enjoy a celebration of human happiness in the famed Temple Bar area before we overnight in Dublin city. Day 3 : Saturday March 18th The following day, we awake bright eyed and bushy-tailed into a brand new day and boy, are you in for a treat on our fun-filled day trip out to the mouth-wateringly beautiful Wicklow Mountains. Glendalough is the monastic citadel of St. Kevin set in the majestic Wicklow mountains. This beauty spot was chosen by Mel Gibson to be the backdrop of epic blockbuster 'Braveheart'. More recently it sent hearts a-throbbin' when Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank filmed PS I Love You in this idyllic setting! It is located less than an hour from Dublin, which makes it the perfect day trip from our capital city. Our afternoon stop is one of Ireland's most symbolic and sought-after visitor destinations. The Guinness Brewery has an amazing story beginning in 1759 when Arthur Guinness created his first pint of the Black Stuff. There will be much time to enjoy the Guinness Brewery and even enjoy a complimentary pint in the atrium bar, with its 360 degree view of Dublin's Fair City, followed by a free evening to enjoy the delights of our capital's nightlife, from fantastic pub grub to fine dining, traditional music and maybe even a club or too. Day 4: Monday March 19th We enjoy a final day of exploring Ireland's fair city of Dublin with a complimentary ticket for Dublin's Open Air Bus Tour. Ireland's oldest university Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral and Kilmainham Gaol are just some of the many spectacular attractions this beautiful city has to offer, which brings our Paddywagon Paddy's Day tour to a close. NB: Your tour ends in Dublin city this afternoon. Accommodation is not included tonight Sunday 19th March.

$477.10 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Saint Patricks Day - 4 Day Tour from London

Day 1: Friday 16th March 2017 London - Dublin: To all your lucky people, make sure to meet us at Kilburn (tube) station at 6:15 am where your Leprechaun tour guide will meet you with our luxurious Paddywagon bus and take you on an unforgettable journey. Departure is at 6.30am sharp! We cruise through the English countryside, taking in the beautiful vistas as we head to North Wales where our ferry awaits. Take the time to get to know your fellow travelers and guide, and make the most out of the ferry ride across the beautiful Irish sea. We arrive in Dublin early evening and take you to your accommodation for the night. Once you check in, we depart for the amazing Paddywagon welcoming party that we have prepared just for you! We take you to one of the best pubs Dublin has to offer where you can enjoy traditional music and a pint or two! Not a bad start, ey? Day 2: Saturday March 17th: St. Patrick's Day The only national festival celebrated the world over! Your morning is free for you to relax and explore. At 10.30am we'll regroup and go to O'Connell bridge to take our places at the world's biggest non-military parade and festival and watch it proceed past us with over 250,000 participants! The parade continues until approximately 3pm where we have time to mingle with the crowds or join in with the locals for some fun and banter on our great national day. At 5pm, you are invited to the legendary Paddywagon Paddy's Day party in our fine city center venue. In the evening maybe try out the monster Ceili (traditional Irish dancing) or the many other activities we have laid out for you, our valued guests. Afterwards, we enjoy a celebration of human happiness in the famed Temple Bar. Day 3 : Sunday March 18th The following day, we awake for our fun-filled day trip out to the mouth-wateringly beautiful Wicklow Mountains. Glendalough is the monastic citadel of St. Kevin set in the majestic Wicklow mountains. This beauty spot was chosen by Mel Gibson to be the backdrop of epic blockbuster 'Braveheart'. Our afternoon stop is one of Ireland's most symbolic and sought-after visitor destinations. The Guinness Brewery has an amazing story beginning in 1759 when Arthur Guinness created his first pint of the Black Stuff. There will be much time to enjoy the Guinness Brewery and even enjoy a complimentary pint in the atrium bar, with its 360 degree view of Dublin's Fair City, followed by a free evening to enjoy the delights of our capital's nightlife. Day 4: Monday March 19th Dublin - London: We enjoy a final day of exploring Ireland's fair city of Dublin with a complimentary ticket for Dublin's Open Air Bus Tour. This evening we cross the Irish Sea and make our way to London after a fun-filled weekend in Dublin! We will overnight in our luxury coach across England and we should be back in London Kilburn tube Station by 7am approx Tuesday morning !

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