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(Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Dublin shore excursions tend to fill up fast during peak season from May through September, making booking ahead an enticing option for seeing Dublin sights with ease. Wind through Wicklow’s countryside, and then, travel through the Wicklow Mountains for a panoramic Dublin tour, seeing highlights like Trinity College and O’Connell Street. After free time for shopping, finish with a port drop-off.
  • Dublin highlights and Glendalough shore excursion from Dublin
  • Admire beautiful Wicklow landscapes from a luxury minivan
  • Dublin city tour to Trinity College, O’Connell Street, and more
  • Includes lunch or refreshment break and port pickup and drop-off
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Small Group Tour
Professional Friendly Guide
Transport by luxury Mercedes van
Full air-conditioning
Complimentary wireless internet
Collection to and from the port
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

Dublin Port, Dublin, Ireland

Traveler pickup is offered
We collect passengers from the cruise ship at 07:30 for departure @ 08:00. If your ship docks later than 07:30 the tour will begin 30 minutes after disembarkation commences.

Ports

  • Dublin Port


Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at Dublin cruise terminal at 8am or, if your ship docks later, 30 minutes after arrival.

Hop inside your luxury-class, air-conditioned minivan, and after hearing what’s ahead from your guide, travel southward into picturesque County Wicklow. As you wind by Wicklow’s rolling hills, babbling brooks, and romantic glens, you’ll soon understand how the area was chosen for shooting Hollywood movies such as Braveheart and P.S. I Love You.

Continue to Glendalough, a glorious valley whose name means ‘Valley of Two Lakes’ nestled in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. The valley is home to two lakes and the ruins of an early monastic site.

Founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century, the settlement boasts the remains of several churches, a stone cross, and Ireland’s best-preserved round tower. Stroll around the relics, admiring the round tower and stone cross, known as St. Kevin’s Cross. Be sure to try and touch hands around the cross: legend says that if you succeed, you’ll be married within the year.

Next, return to Dublin through Wicklow’s most majestic mountain scenery. Pass shimmering lakes and turf hills, whose turf was cut for energy in bygone times, and stop for photos of the epic scenery — a photographer’s dream — along the way.

After a break for lunch or refreshments (own expense), take a panoramic drive around Dublin, known as Ireland’s ‘fair city.’ Take in highlights including O'Connell Street, the Ha’penny Bridge, Temple Bar, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and pass the Molly Malone Statue, Christchurch Cathedral, and Trinity College.

Enjoy free time to shop on Grafton Street, home to Dublin’s traditional stores, before finishing with a port drop-off about 1.5 hours before any scheduled late-evening ship departure. If your ship is due to depart earlier, the itinerary will be adjusted for an earlier drop-off.
Itinerary
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Dublin
We will collect you in style in a small group tour van. Your guide shall be waiting with a sign (Elegant Irish Tours) ready to take you off on your marvelous journey. We shall greet and meet and then inform you of the highlights of the day, the various options for lunch and some of the greatshops where you can purchase Irish arts and crafts as we drive off on this tripthat shall provide memories to last a lifetime.
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Glendalough Monastic Settlement
We begin our tour by taking the lovely little drive through county Wicklow knows also as the garden of Ireland. With its rolling hills, babbling brooks and romantic glens one can easily understand how this landscape was a highlight and feature of both Hollywood blockbusters P.S. I love you and Braveheart. Then it's onward to Glendalough known as the valley of two lakes, famed by St. Kevin's monastery dating back to the 6th century. The monastic site has Ireland's finest round tower and you can even try and touch your hands around St. Kevin's cross, as legend has it you shall then be married within a year. A truly wonderful place to visit! **stoppage time depends on the schedule of your liners arrival/departure**
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Wicklow Mountains National Park
As we return from Glendalough to the city we will pass by some of Wicklow's finest mountains. With magnificent lakes and rolling turf hills, commonly used as a source of energy in historic Ireland. This area is every photographer's dream and symbolizes the picture postcard images that make Ireland unique. **stoppage time depends on the schedule of your liners arrival/departure**
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Temple Bar
After lunch or a refreshment stop, if our departure has been later, we shall inspire you with the sites of Dublin's fair City. Highlights shall include O'Connell Street, the H'Penny bridge, the Temple Bar, Molly Malone statue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and of course time to enjoy some shopping on Grafton Street - home to all our finest traditional luxury stores. **stoppage time depends on the schedule of your liners arrival/departure**
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Dublin
We structure each tour to make sure you are back at least 1 hour before departure. The service ends back at the dockside after approximately 8 hours on tour. If the boat is leaving earlier we will amend the itinerary as necessary.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Our tour starting time is 8:00am, or 30 minutes after your scheduled arrival.
  • It is very important to leave a number which will be contactable during the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paddywagon Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by (Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip.

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Tour change but still good.
Curiosity65434083569
, Dec 2019
Our luxury tour was cancelled and we joined a full bus tour of the same sites. The guide was good and tour very good. would recommend it so one can see more the the countryside and city.
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Our guide met us directly off the...
Mark M
, Jul 2017
Our guide met us directly off the cruise ship in a beautifully appointed Mercedes mini-coach, complete with free onboard WiFi. This was a very small group tour, just one other family. We were whisked off to County Wicklow and Glendalough, with a brief stop at one of the most idyllic points I have ever seen. He dropped us off at Glendalough, the tour was not 'guided' at the sites but he did brief us well before we started our walk. Some of the other tour guides actually escorted their groups and provided more in-depth discussions, this tour seemed more of an 'overview' briefing along the way with 'time on your own' at each stop. If you are looking for more of a true guide, probably look elsewhere. No complaints, we were well accommodated, with no-stress drop offs and pick ups. We finished with a drive past the 'major' sights of Dublin, and drop off at the University. Pick up was prompt, and dropped us right back at the ship.
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Great driver in this small group...
Connie S
, Jul 2017
Great driver in this small group tour. The driver was very friendly and great tour guide. We saw many things that we never would have seen on our own. I would recommend this tour.
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