- Pick up at your hotel for your own private tour. (your party only will be on the tour)
- WICKLOW TOWN founded by the Vikings circa AD 795.
- WICKLOW GAOL founded in 1702, several important rebels from 1798 Rebellion spent time in Wicklow Gaol.
- POWERSCOURT WATERFALL, at the foothills of the Wicklow mountains, Irelands highest waterfall at 398ft.
- POWERSCOURT HOUSE, completed in 1741 with fantastic views of the Sugarloaf Mountain.
- GLENDALOUGH, medieval monastic settlement from the 6th century founded by St.Kevin. Also known as the ‘Valley of the two Lakes’
- LOUGH TAY set in the scenic Wicklow mountains and commonly called the Guinness Lake.
- Drop of at your hotel accommodation
* All entrance fees included in Tour Price *
* Lunch NOT Included *
Wicklow Town was founded in 795AD by the Vikings after they plundered monasteries and settlements. The Black ruins which still stand today overlook the harbour as a historic reminder of the Norman invasion that once occurred. Though the surrounding county of Wicklow has many monuments the oldest settlement in the town is the ruined Franciscan Friary.
Wicklow Gaol founded in 1702 and was a place of execution up to the 19th century and recently made into a heritage centre and tourist attraction. Several important rebels from 1798 Rebellion met their end here. Wicklow Gaol closed in 1924 but today we can visit and see the cells and harsh conditions that people were forced to live in in these times.
Based at the foothills of the Wicklow mountains is Ireland highest waterfall at 398ft high, Powerscourt Waterfall. It has a running waterfall all year round. This is an impressive sight to behold and often silence is all that can be heard as it is picturesque. Powerscourt House was completed in 1741 and has fantastic views of the Sugarloaf mountains. Take a stroll through the Japanese gardens and admire the beauty of the surrounding landscape of County Wicklow.
Glendalough was founded as a monastery by St Kevin in the 6th century. Also known as ‘Valley of the Two Lakes’. Here he founded seven different churches in his monastic settlement while mostly living his life as a hermit and rarely speaking. The view from the mines at the top of the Valley is majestic looking down over Glendalough. It is truly a peaceful and wonderful ancient site.
Lough Tay set in the scenic Wicklow mountains and commonly known as the Guinness Lake. It lies between the mountains of Dule and Luggala. The pale white sand and the dark peaty water create a striking similarity to a pint of Guinness hence where it gets its name the ‘Guinness Lake’. This is privately owned but is visible form a road above and again like the rest of Wicklow it’s beauty is truly wonderful.