Shore Excursion: Wicklow Mountains, Avoca & Glendalough Rail Tour
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Stop At: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village Ireland
Free Transfer from Dublin Port Cruise Terminal to Dublin Connolly Station from where you will travel by rail (snack bar on board) to village of Rathdrum, incorporating a journey into the heart of County Wicklow. Taking a stunning scenic coastal route you'll pass the magnificent Killiney Bay, a must-see Irish beauty-spot framed by the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the striking Bray Head hill. From here, your train tour swings inland to the mountains of County Wicklow, where you'll experience the 'Garden of Ireland' at its best! On arrival at the village of Rathdrum, you'll join the coach for a journey through the Vale of Avoca. In the lovely village of Avoca (where the BBC series Ballykissangel was filmed) you can see famous Avoca wool-weavers at work and spend time at leisure.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Ireland
Continue to the ancient monastic settlement at stunning Glendalough before the scenic return journey to Dublin Port Cruise Terminal, conveniently arriving in the late afternoon.
Duration: 1 hour
- Transfer to and from Dublin Port Cruise Terminal
- Host on trains
- Information pack
- Reserved seats on trains
- Qualified driver-guide on coaches
- All travel by rail and coach from Dublin
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc
- Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries
- Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps onto the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
We were meet at the cruise port, as promised and taken to the railway station. The train journey was lovely and the guide kept us informed of all the things to look out for. A coach was waiting for us at Avoca and we continued our tour visiting a weaving mill and the town where Ballykissangel was filmed. A visit to a monastic ruin and then back to our cruise ship, with time to spare. The only criticism would be the choice of venue for lunch (rather expensive). All in all a very enjoyable tour.
We were met at the cruise terminal by Liam who accompanied us and gave us informed commentaries throughout. Liam is a pleasant and humorous gentleman and knowledgeable tour guide. It was a pleasant and relaxing way of seeing a little corner of Ireland in the limited time we had available.