Luxury Shore Excursion: Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin
You will be collected in style by a luxury minivan from Dublin cruise ship terminal to join this small-group shore excursion. Your guide will begin the day with a panoramic tour of Dublin City, pointing out highlights such as Trinity College, O'Connell Street, the GPO, Molly Malone, River Liffey, Ha'Penny Bridge, Christchurch Cathedral, and St Patrick's Cathedral. You shall then continue south of Dublin to the nearby Wicklow Mountains. Here you will visit Glendalough. Your guides are considered Ireland's finest to inspire you on your journey.
Your guides will collect you in style in a small-group tour van from Dublin cruise ship terminal. Your guide will be waiting with a sign stating the local operator's name, ready to take you off on your marvelous journey. Your guide will greet and meet and then inform you of the highlights of the day, the various options for lunch and some of the great shops where you can purchase Irish arts and crafts as you drive off on this trip that will provide memories to last a lifetime.
You begin the next part of the tour by taking the lovely little drive through county Wicklow known 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!
As you return from Glendalough to the city, you 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 photographers dream and symbolizes the picture postcard images that make Ireland unique.
After lunch or a refreshment stop if your departure has been later, you will be inspired with the sites of the fair city of Dublin. Highlights will 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.
If your cruise ship is departing late in the evening, you will drop you back to the ship approx 1.5 h before departure. If your ship is departing slightly earlier, the tour will be adjusted as necessary and get you back in ample time for departure.