Wicklow Tour

Wicklow Day Tour

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Overview

Our Wicklow day tour is designed to give you an experience like no other. We take a route up past the Blessington Lakes, where you will see the lush green fields of arable land before stopping for a picture stop outside Russborough House.  We then visit a working farm where you get to experience what life is like for the rural farmer. The local farmer and his trusty dog will give you a sheepdog demonstration and explain the workings of this diverse farm. We continue on to a fantastic lunch destination in the Glenmalure Valley.

We then visit what for many will be the highlight of the tour – Glendalough. The Glendalough monastery was founded in the 6th century, but most of the buildings there today date from the late 10th century to the 12th century. The round tower and the Cathedral are particularly impressive. The setting is what makes this monastic site stand out above all others and you have an hour and a half to explore the surrounding area, breathtaking views and the lakes.

The sights and experiences on this tour are fantastic and we know that our knowledgeable, entertaining guides will make this Wicklow day tour one of the most memorable days of your trip to Ireland!

Itinerary

08:30 am: DEPART DUBLIN

The tour departs from the Molly Malone statue Suffolk street at 08.30 (Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time)

10:00 am: WORKING SHEEP FARM
Our first stop of the day is to a working sheep farm in The Garden County, County Wicklow.  Meet the friendly local farmer who will delight in introducing you to rural life on the farm. You will be introduced to their hard-working sheepdogs, they will explain and show you how they are trained to carry out their duties.  And then finally the main event, a sheepdog demonstration. This is a truly unique experience and gives you a great insight into life in rural Ireland.

 

11:30 am: HOLLYWOOD

Next we will take a short trip into Hollywood, also known as 'the original Hollywood', a small village in Wicklow that has boasted the name long before Hollywood in California even existed. Your guide will take you for a walk through the Valley here. See if you can spot Wicklow's version of the Hollywood sign.
1:00 pm: LARAGH VILLAGE

We travel along the Wicklow way to the scenic village of Laragh.

2:15 pm: GLENDALOUGH

Arriving at Glendalough in the afternoon has distinct advantages as most tours come here in the morning. You have an hour and a half to explore this interesting Abbey and the surrounding lakes. The Monastery itself was founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin, but most of the buildings date from between the 11th and 12th century. Glendalough monastery has many buildings; the tower and St Kevin’s Kitchen are the most complete all the rest are in disrepair to differing extents. The setting amongst the mountains and the lakes is what sets this monastery apart from every other. Take a stroll and enjoy this magical place, you will be transported to a tranquil peaceful place.

5:30 pm: ARRIVE BACK IN DUBLIN

All times are approximate and subject to change based on traffic conditions

Pickup

8.30 am at the Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street View on map

(Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time)

Drop off

17.30 pm on Dame Street, Dublin City Centre, or the Riddler Restaurant if you have booked dinner.

All times are approximate and subject to change based on traffic conditions

Things to bring

  • Camera

  • Sunglasses

  • Raincoat – just in case it rains!

  • Packed lunch or money for lunch & snacks

  • Headphones to listen to the commentary on the multilingual app

  • Charging cable and power bank to keep your devices charged (some buses do have charging ports but not all)

  • Spending money / credit card to pick up souvenirs & tip your driver!

  • Appropriate shoes for walking on rough terrain

Inclusions / exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Professional driver/guide

  • Modern comfortable coach transportation

  • Wifi (onboard vehicles, where fitted)

  • Multilingual app (Eng, Fr, Es, De, It)

Exclusions:

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Tips

Additional info

We are a sustainable coach tour company, doing our best to promote a greener future. Over the past few years we have been taking steps to become more environmentally friendly by incorporating new sustainable practices. 

Our Eco journey:

- Ei Travel Group is eco certified

- We are a member of the Native Woodland Trust, who do tremendous work in protecting and preserving Ireland's woodlands. They are also committed to restoring Ireland’s original climax ecosystem which they are doing through the re-creation of woodlands, using native seed.

- We have solar panels installed in our bus yard where we have the garage and offices too. The solar panels make the yard net zero emmissions meaning all our day times electricity is covered by the solar panels. Solar panels are the cleanest form of energy generation, maintenance free and one of the most environmentally friendly technologies.

- The yard has a rain water harvestor which is used to wash all the buses. The harvestor collects the rain water, stores it, filters it and then it is used to wash the buses. 

- The coaches have telematics for eco driving techniques which provides a digital blue print of the vehicles operation.

- Multiple staff members within the company are 'Leave no Trace' trained. Leave No Trace Ireland is an Outdoor Ethics Education Programme which promotes and inspires responsible recreation outdoors.

-  By taking customers out on coaches we are taking a certain amount of cars off the road each year.

- All our coaches have Euro 6 engines in them. The Euro 6 emissions standard provides increased efficiency, clearner aid and reduced CO2. 

- We also have a very modern fleet which benefits the environment sustainability. 

We look forward to updating our customers on new practices we will introuduce along our Eco journey. 

Cancellation policy

In the event of a cancellation, a transferable voucher or credit note will be issued to be redeemed at a later date. 

If you cancel your day tour within 24 hours you can choose to change your tour to another date (subject to availability).

If you are late for the bus in the morning or are a no show, you are not entitled to a refund and will be charged in full for the tour.

This policy applies to all of the Ei Travel Group web shops which include but are not limited to; www.cliffsofmohertours.ie, www.giantscausewaytours.ie, www.irishdaytours.ie and www.daytours.ie.

A minimum number of 6 passengers is required to operate a tour. We give until 3pm the day prior to the tour to reach this number and will then contact customers with details of cancellation.

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