COVID-19 Update (Wed. 01 April 2020):

 

Notice: As per advice issued by the Irish Government, all tours are now suspended until 19th April. We will monitor the situation and update this information regularly as the situation evolves.

 

Update: Due to a nationwide lockdown which came into effect last Friday (27/03/20), there has been drastic reduction in the number of colleagues available to deal with enquiries. All enquiries will be dealt with, but under the circumstances our normally excellent response time may be delayed somewhat. We will be unable to deal with telephone enquiries until further notice. Please send all enquiries to info@railtoursireland.com. Stay Safe during this time, the Railtours Ireland Team.

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IDEAL FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS. Free return shuttle bus from Dublin Cruise Terminal to tour starting point.

Wicklow Mountaineer Tour

  • Travel along East Coast.

  • Visit the Garden of Ireland
  • Avoca (Ballykissangel)
  • Glendalough

Visit the Valley of Two Lakes - Glendalough - on this half-day tour from Dublin!

Enjoy a spectacular rail journey along Dublin’s East Coast to Arklow, Wicklow - part of Ireland’s Ancient East. This coastal train route hugs the cliff edge as we make our way to Arklow, offering splendid views throughout the journey.

 

This tour visits the village of Avoca, known as Ballykissangel, and Avoca Handweavers, the oldest working woolen mill. Treat yourself to some of the vibrant coloured handcrafts as you wander.

 

The tour finishes with a trip to the twelfth-century monastic settlement of Glendalough, nestled in the valley of the two lakes, before returning to Dublin by coach.

 

If you are joining the tour from a cruise ship, the free shuttle bus departs at 08:45am from the cruise terminal.

 

Look out for the Railtours Ireland tour host in their bright yellow jacket!

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Return Rail Travel.
  • Reserved Seats on the train.
  • Railtours Ireland Host throughout.
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions.
  • Escorted Coach.
  • Free return trip transfers from Cruise Terminal to Railway Station (return).
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Wicklow Mountaineer Tour - TOUR CODE:DC08
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"this tour rates with the best I have taken"

Nov 2016 by Kelvin A (Melbourne, Australia)

“Excellent Day (Wicklow, Avoca & Glendalough Tour)”

An excellent day of magnificent scenery, Paddy and John were brilliant hosts. They provided a delightful day for all, with commentary throughout the entire tour. Every step of the way you are kept informed in a very personal way. Paddy is clearly passionate about his role and at one point explained "I never get tired of the scenery".
I can see why, the entire tour has beautiful tranquil settings.
Paddy brings an energy/enthusiasm that engages with all his quests in a friendly manner, his style/content of commentary is absolutely first class. Would happily take the same tour again. For me this tour rates with the best I have taken in London, France and Italy. Well worth a trip, particularly if you like natural beauty.
 


"Very full itinery with many areas of interest"

Jun 2015 by Susan F

Very full itinery with many areas of interest. We wouldn't have seen most of this if we had gone it alone. Loved the train journey. The tour guide Liam was very knowledgable and kept us up to date with lots of information about all the places we visited. Well worth a visit.


"Liam and Patrick were wonderful. Liam was full of fun facts and went at a great pace for the group"

Dec 2014 by Kyle K

Liam and Patrick were wonderful. Liam was full of fun facts and went at a great pace for the group. We got to see so much and it was so pretty. Thanks again! Very easy too.


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Visitor Attraction Admissions Included: Avoca Woolen Mills & Glendalough.

  • Return Rail Travel.
  • Reserved Seats on the train.
  • Railtours Ireland Host throughout.
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions.
  • Escorted Coach.
  • Free return trip transfers from Cruise Terminal to Railway Station (return).

IDEAL FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS. Free return shuttle bus from Dublin Cruise Terminal to tour starting point.

Book any 2 day tours and receive a Free Upgrade: 48hr Hop-on-Hop-off Dublin City Sightseeing Tour tickets
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Dublin to Wicklow


Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.

Check-in in the main concourse area at Dublin Connolly Station where our representative will be waiting for you in their bright yellow jacket!

 

Monday-Friday: Check-in at 09:10am for the 09:33am departure from Dublin Connolly Station to Arklow.

 

Sunday: The departure time is slightly later - leaving at 10:25. Therefore, Sunday check in time is 10:05am in Connolly station.

 

Enjoy an elevated view of Dublin City and its architecture as the train travels south from Dublin Connolly station towards Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

 

Regarded as one of the one most stunning train routes in Ireland, the train journey hugs the coastline as it travels towards Bray and Greystones along the coast and cliff edge. From Arklow, the tour continues by coach onto Avoca Handweavers for a personal tour of the oldest working woolen mill, first established in 1723.

 

Our lunch stop is at a local pub, Fitzgeralds of Avoca, which serves up hearty Irish pub fare. Avoca is sometimes known as Ballykissangel, where the successful BBC television series of the same name was filmed. Our next stop is Glendalough, a twelfth-century monastic settlement. We take you to the Upper Lake of Glendalough - this was the original site of the monastic settlement, and features Reefert Church, Temple-na-Skellig, St. Kevin's Cell, St. Kevin's Bed, the Caher, and various crosses. We then walk back along the boardwalk to the Monastic City where you can see ruins of churches, a graveyard and the famous Round Tower.

 

The tour then continues through the stunning landscape of Wicklow before your return journey to Dublin.

We arrive back to Dublin at 16:45hrs.

 

If you are joining us from a cruise ship, we will have you back to the cruise terminal by 17:00hrs (5pm).

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