Self-Guided Dublin City Tour & Wicklow Way Hike

Self-Guided Dublin City Tour & Wicklow Way Hike

Self-Guided Dublin City Tour & Wicklow Way Hike

Trip Details:

Operator:   Ireland Walk Hike Bike
Price From: 850 EUR
Ideal Age Range: Suitable for Children (under 15), High School (15 to 18), 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Very Fit
Program duration: 8 days

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About this program

Follow the footsteps of Ireland’s greatest writers as you discover the beautiful city of Dublin. This Dublin City Tour introduces you to the delicious dining, entertaining theatrical performances and much more. A city rich with culture and history, Dublin has much to offer.

Continue your experience with a hike in Wicklow National Park, as you cross gorgeous mountain passes and rich green rolling valleys. Find peace in Glendalough – a 6th-century monastic settlement!


Day 1: Dublin

Arrive Dublin Airport and transfer to the first nights’ accommodation in Dublin City Hotel. This city is the Capital of Ireland, and even though the centre has a metropolitan feel to it, visitors here still get a sense of Dublin’s history. Transfer time from Airport to Hotel approx. 50 minutes.

Day 2: Dublin City Trek

Dublin City Trek … See the historical side of this modern European City and follow the trail of “Molly Malone” as she wheeled her wheelbarrow…. through Dublin’s fair city!!! Evening option to take the famous Dublin Literary Pub Walk. No visit to Ireland would be complete without tasting the world's most famous Stout, Guinness! There is always something to do in the city, whether you are a lover of art or literature, you will be spoilt for choice. Overnight Dublin City Hotel.

Day 3: Marlay Park to Enniskerry

You will be transferred/driven by taxi to begin your first days walking at Marlay Park to the start of the Wicklow Way. Walk through Marlay Park before rising to cross the Dublin Mountains, enjoying sea and mountain views. Crossing the boundary into County Wicklow and descending into the Glencree Valley you walk to your accommodation in Enniskerry village. Overnight Enniskerry, the gateway to Wicklow. Widely regarded as one of Irelands most charming villages, this is a lovely place to visit.

Day 4: Enniskerry to Roundwood

Walk back to the Wicklow Way and continue across the Glencree Valley, around the shoulder of Djouce Mountain and over White Hill to finish in the lovely village of Roundwood. This walk takes you past the impressive Powerscourt Waterfall before climbing to walk around Djouce Mountain to your high point for the day on White Hill. As you descend you have glorious views of the spectacular glacial lakes of Lough Tay and Lough Dan. Overnight in Roundwood.

Day 5: Roundwood to Laragh

Leaving Roundwood you walk over Paddock Hill to the village of Laragh at the entrance to the valley of Glendalough. Today’s walk takes you around the perimeter of the Barton Estate before taking a detour from the Wicklow Way to the top of Scarr Mountain. From here you descend by an old Mass Path to your overnight accommodation in Laragh.

Day 6: Laragh to Glenmalure

From Laragh walk into the valley of Glendalough before climbing to cross over into the valley of Glenmalure. This walk follows an old “green road” to near the Upper Lake before climbing steeply beside Poul an Eas Waterfall and up the steep steps to the Spink, from where you will gain a bird’s eye view of Glendalough and the Upper Lake. From the Spink, you continue over the shoulder of Lugduff Mountain to the pass of Borenacrow. Descending into Glenmalure – with good views of the valley and Lugnaquilla which is the highest mountain in County Wicklow – you finish your walk at the pub in Drumgoff/Glenmalure. Overnight Glenmalure.

Day 7: Glenmalure to Laragh

Return to Drumgoff/Glenmalure crossroads to start today’s walk, which crosses the mountains back to Laragh by a different route. Following forest tracks, you climb to the summit of Mullacor. The route continues along the mountain ridge to Cullentragh Mountain and Derrybawn Mountain, before descending to Glendalough. Alternatively, if the weather is unfavourable you can descend from Mullacor via the Wicklow Way through the forest. Overnight at Laragh.

Day 8: Departure

From Laragh you can take a private or public Bus Service back to Dublin City Centre, where there is a regular Aircoach to Dublin Airport. Alternatively get the public Bus to Bray and the Dart Train to Dublin City and again avail of services to other parts of the country or to the Airport.

Country Fast Facts


Official Language(s)English, Irish Gaelic
Capital:Republic of Ireland: DublinNorthern Ireland: Belfast
Population6,378,000 (2011)
Major Airport(s):Dublin Airport (DUB), Belfast International Airport (BFS), Cork Airport (ORK), Shannon Airport (SNN)
Economic Driver(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Tourism, Energy

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