"The Garden of Ireland", renowned world wide for its scenic beauty, offers a variety of walking challenges - from woodlands and rolling hills to wild craggy mountain climbs. The Wicklow Mountains lie just south of Dublin on the East Coast. This is the largest unbroken block of high raised ground in Ireland, covering almost the same area as that of Mont Blanc, being about 50km long by 40km wide. This is a single-based tour.

The Tour
Our tour takes us through Ireland's largest National Park, covering approximately 90,000ha, in the central uplands of Wicklow. The National Park manages and protects some of Europe's oldest peat boglands, heather covered mountains, broad-leafed and coniferous woodlands - that play host to most of Ireland's native mammal species. Large herds of silka and red/silka hybrid deer, foxes, badgers, hares and birds of prey all abound.

We also visit Glendalough and walk in the footsteps of St. Kevin. The monastic city of Glendalough, founded by St. Kevin in the sixth century, became a hub of learning in Europe. This university city was Ireland's earliest proto-urban development. By the seventh century, Ireland held an intellectual primacy unmatched in Europe. Today, history lives in the ruins of Glendalough. Its imposing round tower overlooks a scene of tranquil beauty - a valley of two lakes (Gleann Da Loch) possessing contemplative ambiance, a landscape imbued with the spirituality of its illustrious past.

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At a Glance

  • B&B Accomodation. 7 Breakfasts.
  • 5 Evening Meals and 6 Packed Lunches.
  • All transport to include: Pickup at Dublin Airport and Return to Dublin Airport.
  • Entry fees to Powerscourt Gardens.
  • Tour Grade 2 - Moderate