Day Tour from Dublin to Wicklow: Cliffs, Heritage, Wildlife, Gaol

(5 reviews)

Wicklow (county)

6-7 hours

Get away from the hustle of the city and join us for an incredible adventure exploring Wicklow’s stunning coastline and the atmospheric capital of County Wicklow. Our Wicklow Cliff Walk and Wicklow Town tour is the ideal way to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, while also exploring the rich history and diverse wildlife of the region. We’ll enjoy the picnic of teas/coffees and fresh pastry and treats after our walk.

This tour offers the perfect blend of adventure, learning, and natural beauty. It’s a must-do for history enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, and anyone seeking an authentic Irish experience.


DAY 1 -

This is a typical itinerary for this tour

Stop At: Wicklow Head, Wicklow Ireland

Stroll along rugged cliffs and soak in breathtaking views. Discover the past as we share stories of County Wicklow’s history. Keep an eye out for grey seals and various bird species in their natural habitat. This close encounter with wildlife is not only exciting but also a rare opportunity to connect with the local ecosystem. After the walk indulge in a scrumptious picnic of teas/coffee and pastry/treats.

  • Discover the remains of St. Bridget's Well, the most easterly Holy Well and a testament of the region's cultural significance.
  • See the beach where a scene from Excalibur movie was filmed.
  • Witness the remnants of a Lime Kiln and the ruins of an old church, a relic from a different era and a poignant reminder of difficult times gone by.
  • Step into a rock shelter where prehistoric flints were discovered, connecting you with the ancient history of the land.
  • Explore the 3 lighthouses on Wicklow Head, learn their stories and their function now.
    Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Wicklow, Wicklow, County Wicklow

Stroll around this very atmospheric capital of County Wicklow, Wicklow Town, a 9th century viking settlement and learn fascinating stories connected with its turbulent past. Look over the beach where St Patrick landed and learn the curious story of his relationship with the locals. Indulge in the delicious lunch in one of its fabulous traditional taverns, overlooking the vast Vartry River. Visit the ruins of the old Norman Black Castle and learn about the Norman conquest of Ireland. Witness and learn the stories of one of the main Irish prison.
Duration: 3 hours

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April 18, 2024

Vasilisa Pavlova

Dublin (region)

I enjoyed hiking with Diana in Wicklow mountains very much, it exceeded my expectations. The tour was well planned and very thought through, from the very first message exchange till the final drop-off at the Dart station + snack and raincoat support :) It was indeed the beginner level hike, there were of course some challenging places but it was totally ok and I felt very comfortable all the way up and back. Diana cares of both fun and comfort. Diana shared a lot of insights about the area, wildlife and history that enriched my enjoyment of the place. Totally recommend.

April 18, 2024


Dublin (region)

I highly recommend Diana! Very professional and pleasant person. Amazing tours offered. Spectacular views and a variety of hiking options.

April 18, 2024

Dmitry E

Dublin (region)

Great hike to Wicklow Head with Gateway to Ireland Tours. Diana is an awesome guide with great stories about the area and local wildlife. She really feels the audience and sets the hike's pace accordingly. I was there with my 10-year old kid. He was happy - the best indication of the quality.

April 18, 2024


Dublin (region)

I was on this group guided hike in Wicklow. The tour was helpful because i don't have a car and the guide picked me up at dart station and brought back after. Also guide’s insights about history, plants, etc were valuable. Nature sights are terrific! Everything was well organized.

April 18, 2024

Olga K

Dublin (region)

We had a lovely Sunday experience together with Diana at Wicklow Cliff Walk. She is a great organizer and a passionate person interested in what she is doing. Diana met us at Dart station and drove us to a convenient starting point. The pace of the hike was customized to our group so we had plenty of time for enjoying the views, watching birds and grey seals.

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