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Private Wicklow Mountains Day Tour

Private Wicklow Mountains Day Tour

By Boru Irish Adventures
per group (up to 6)
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 6–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (max 7 passengers)
  • National Park fees
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dalkey Island
  • Entry/Admission - Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Sally Gap
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Dublin Port Collection available for cruise liners. Please get in touch if you need to vary deparature time to cruise schedule.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Dublin Airport, Dublin Ireland
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Dublin Port Company, Port Centre, Alexandra Rd, North Wall, Dublin 1, D01 H4C6, Ireland
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 54958P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 54958P1

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        • Boru Irish Adventures
          Joined in May 2018
        • karendQ9412VG
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Day in Kilkenny and Waterford!
          Brian is an incredible tour guide! He picked me up from my accomodation in Dublin and took me to Kilkenny. We chose to see Kilkenny Castle and he showed me where to buy my tickets, etc. Brian is a great communicator making sure I was comfortable with the agenda for the day. He has a wealth of history knowledge that he shared and since I was a solo traveler he even helped me with picture taking. Next we traveled to Waterford seeing various sights there including Jerpoint Abbey and ReginaldsTower. Great lunch stop in Waterford as well. Then it was time to return to Dublin. Today was informative with much history learned and touring /conversation was entertaining as well. I recommend Brian to solo travelers and to groups. You will not be disappointed!!
          Written 27 March 2024
        • lorenasR9577KL
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous day with Brian Boru in Cork and vicinity
          We recently returned from a 10-day cruise around Ireland and the high point of the entire cruise was our day spent touring Cork and the vicinity with Brian Boru. We had a few places that we wanted to see and then took his recommendations for the remainder of the day. He was friendly, it was easy to ask him questions, and he had a wealth of knowledge of the area and of the history of Ireland. We definitely recommend him and at some time in the future, would like to book a land tour with him. Thanks, Brian, for a great day.
          Written 14 October 2023
        • Canadan9
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day with Brian!
          We booked a customized, full day tour with Brian on the day our cruise ship Docked in Dunmore East. It was an ambitious schedule and we got started early. I can't say enough about the easy, down to earth manner of Brian. We Travelled many, many miles that day along main highways, quaint country roads and back alleys all the while enjoying Brian's banter about the history, customs and nuances of the areas we saw. It didn't hurt that the weather totally cooperated! 5 stars for Brian.
          Written 7 June 2023
        • 549donc
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tour from Cork
          When your driver/tour guide asks you what you want to see, instead of telling you where you are going, it is a little off-putting. What we saw was very interesting, but I have no idea if that was the best it could be.
          Written 5 June 2023
        • Bob R
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brian took us on a full day tour of Waterford and the surrounding areas. He was very knowledgeable and informative about what was in the area. He pointed out several things that we might want to see. He suggested a FABULOUS LUNCH SPOT that had amazing food! We saw castles, toured Waterford Crystal, shopped for souvenirs, and drove through several charming villages and beautiful countryside. We couldn’t have asked for a better day or a better tour guide!! Brian and Boru Irish Adventures are the BEST!!!
          Written 20 May 2023
        • L K
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome Private Tour w/Knowledgeable Tour Guide
          We booked a private tour with Boru Adventures during our cruise trip in Ireland, at the port of Dunmore East. Since this was a private tour, we were given many options and Boru helped us making a list of attractions we were interested in. Dunmore East is close to the historic city of Waterford, known for its Viking history and Waterford Crystal. I really liked our tour guide/driver, Brian. He was very laid back and helpful. He gave good recommendations and kept everything on schedule, but he didn’t talk constantly like some tour guides too. Our first stop was Kilkenny Castle. This is a VERY popular castle, so expect it to be crowded. This was our first stop and by having a private driver, we were there before the large tour groups. We were literally there before they opened, so we were the first people to go inside for the day. Win! There are many castles and abbeys in Ireland. Most of which are in states of ruins. The Kilkenny Castle could have easily been one of them but in 1967, the owner at the time, Arthur Butler, 6th Marquess of Ormonde decided to sell it to the Castle Restoration Committee for £50. Since then, much restoration has been done and the castle and grounds are now managed by the Office of Public Works. Next we walked around downtown Kilkenny, passing The Tholsel and the Butter Slip. Downtown Kilkenny is best for foot traffic, not so much for cars (there is no parking). So when we walked around, we were in close contact with our driver (by cellphone) so he could pull over when we were ready and we jumped right back in the car. Next stop, St Canice’s Cathedral. The Cathedral is beautiful inside and out. Next to the cathedral, is a round tower with a Celtic Cross. This round tower is one of only three such medieval round towers in Ireland that can still be climbed to the top. We were given some time to make the climb if we wanted to, but the internal stairs were steep and there was an extra charge to do this. The summit would have given a clear view of Kilkenny and the countryside around. After leaving the Cathedral, we came to Kells Priory. This was a little hidden gem because it was free, uncrowded, and beautiful. I’m glad our tour guide recommended this to us. The priory was expansive and there was a lot of information available. There are so many trails to take and interesting things to see here. There’s a mill, and a river as well. You can even find the original tombs of the prior and prioress that was buried here. There were lots and lots of sheep laying about, making the place feeling quite enchanted. Moving on, now we are at the Viking Triangle. The Viking Triangle is basically a little area that has many museums and displays of the Viking history. In this area, there’s the Reginald’s Tower, the Medieval Museum, and the Bishop’s Palace Museum. We weren’t in the area long enough to really go into each museum, but I had wanted to do the King of the Vikings Virtual Reality Experience, which apparently is something we should have booked ahead of time because it was sold out when we got there. Nonetheless, it was an interesting area to walk around and the Waterford Crystal is located here as well. Next we visited the showroom of Waterford Crystal. The oldest piece of Waterford Crystal in the world is the Penrose Decanter and it’s located here. Now we were starving. Brian recommended to us a restaurant in the middle of this area called The Reg, an authentic Irish restaurant with nice balcony seating overlooking the Viking Triangle. Perfect. Ireland has the most beautiful coastline. Since we still had a little time to kill, our private driver Brian decided to take the scenic coastal route and stopped at Kilmurrin Beach and Tramore Beach for some photo ops. As you can see, we did a LOT in one day. This was possible because we of Brian, picking us up at the end of each hike and move on to the next destination whenever we were ready. I definitely feel like it was well worth the cost (which wasn’t much because we shared the cost with 2 other families) to book private than a group tour. Next time, I will know to schedule the VR experience in advance and I hope to do the Smithwick’s Experience, which was closed due to COVID during our visit.
          Written 29 November 2022
        • DarMar1974
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brian is unreliable.
          We contacted Brian and he agreed to spend the day with us. We agreed on a date and price so he said he reserved the day for us. The next day he said he wanted more money so we agreed. Later that same day he said he was fully booked. He cancelled on us!
          Written 23 September 2022
        • Laranjava
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent, friendly guide worth engaging for sure
          Brian was a fantastic host and guide! We didn't know what we wanted to do and were prone to changing our minds in light of plans & weather, but it didn't phase him--he was lovely and patient, and helped us make realistic plans to see the most beautiful areas. We had a car but it was definitely more relaxing to have someone else drive, especially on some of the more narrow roads, and to learn more about the local history and culture than we would on our own. Highly recommended!
          Written 19 September 2022
        • R4911BXnadiak
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Experience
          We've booked the adventure with 2 kids and 4 adults. We had an amazing day and the kids loved every single part of it. We went to New Grange first, then visited a very special place that only a few know about (a little surprise from Bryan, the guide). We've also visited the Trim Castle and many other things. Bryan is very knowledgable and interesting guide. I feel like I've learned so much in a day! I recommend!
          Written 23 August 2022
        • saif-mheiri
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend the private tours
          We have done two private tours with Mr. Brian and he exceeded our expectations. He know his way around and covered our trips main attractions with interesting information. Highly recommend his tours for those who want to maximize their experience in Ireland.
          Written 25 July 2022
        • nancylY8591VX
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best private tour we have taken in Ireland
          This was our third trip to Ireland and on each trip we have booked a private tour to get out of the city and go see historic sites and the beautiful countryside. Brian with Boru Irish Adventures met us at our cruise ship. He was a very pleasant, competent, and knowledgeable tour guide and the air conditioned minivan was roomy and comfortable. We knew in advance some of the places we wanted to visit and he arranged a completely customized tour to accommodate our desires along with some of his own suggestions. This private tour was one of the highlights of our trip. We hope to return to Ireland again and we will definitely contact Brian for another tour.
          Written 19 March 2020
        • joewagenbrenner
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent custom Irish adventure
          Myself and two old friends customized the 7-day adventure trip and added a day. Pre-trip communications were excellent, and Brian would often respond same day, even while on other trips. The van was nice with plenty of room for our small group; would be nice to have more regular wifi, but who really needs that while on vacation? We drove a lot of km over the 8 days. Brian got us there safely, and having someone else drive was one of our motivations for going with a guide service. At times, particularly in the evenings, Brian was able to make up time. Tour route: we were all in Ireland for the first time and wanted to sample of all of it: mountains, coasts, historic sites, food, music, culture. We definitely got all of this, and more. We started in Wicklow and headed south then west. Most of the 8 days included a hike, bike ride, boat tour, or surf lesson, and some days included multiple activities. The hikes in the west were definitely the highlights. Timeliness: there was often traffic and the drive times were longer than anticipated. However, Brian kept us appraised of delays and offered options as necessary to account for unforeseen delays or to reduce van time. Each afternoon, we reviewed options and made plans for the following day. Accommodations: all the regular places that Brian booked for us were great. There was an AirBnB in Galway--booked on relatively short notice when options were limited--that was a couple of km from city center and was a bit musty. Everything else was really nice, and the breakfasts provided by the hosts or paid for by Brian at local cafes were fantastic. Food generally was fresh and tasty, and Brian had great recommendations in most of the towns we stopped in. Music: we came across the best trad sessions in Doolin. Brian has some skill with the whistle! Other: I think Brian felt personally responsible for making sure we had a fun, safe, and complete adventure. He would often join us on hikes, took lots of great photos of our group, and shared his deep and extensive knowledge of Irish history and culture. We were amazed at the range of topics that he had experience with, and he brought a whole new layer of experience to the trip that we would not have gotten on our own. Our experience with Brian made us all aware of the potential for future guided trips when exploring new places.
          Written 14 October 2019
        • RKP66
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Touring Ireland
          I have used a number of guides. Some great and some less than stellar. I found Boru to be excellent. Step one is communications. This is really important to me in planning. Brian was excellent. My first attempted trip had to be canceled due to a medical issue. Everything was easily rebooked by Boru. We were picked up as desired. The tours we took were well planned. I believe you will be pleased if you use Boru.
          Written 31 August 2019
        • Pushy748
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private day tour from a cruise ship port in Dublin
          We travelled to Dublin on a cruise ship. We used Boru Ireland Adventures to tour County Wicklow and had a wonderful time. Brian pick us up right at the cruise pier. I already had a skeleton plan laid out to see some scenery; Brian provided numerous suggestions to enhance our trip & build on the plan I had. He was really flexible and accommodating. He allowed us to move at our own pace (with our 8 yr old) and provided a great suggestion for lunch. I'd recommend him for scenic tours like we did; however, I believe based on what we discussed during our tour he would excel at guiding outdoor activities as well.
          Written 2 August 2019
        • luvezutibjj
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience
          Bryan was super attentive and fun with us. He took us to wonderful places in the southwest of Irland. Certainly the best and most fun experience I've ever had with a tour company. Thank you so much Bryan!!
          Written 31 July 2019
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles3 reviews
        Very good

        Pauline H
        Venice, FL232 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2019 • Friends
        Our group of 5 (all seniors) had a wonderful day with Brian during our one day cruise stop in Dublin. Brian began the tour with a drive down the south coast to see the beautiful views and to show us homes of the "rich and famous" in the area. Then we headed to the Wicklow Mountains for an outstanding day with several stops along the way. Brian shared a lot of history about the areas we toured. I would definitely book with him again the next time we're in the Dublin area.
        Written 9 May 2019
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        Thanks Pauline it was a pleasure to meet you seasoned travellers. This was an eventful day ! Thanks and hope to see you back in Ireland again. Brian
        Written 30 July 2019
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        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Couples
        My husband and I just returned from holiday in Ireland. We stayed in Dublin and traveled to the South region thereafter. Boru Irish Adventures allowed us to customize our experience for two days of tours. Our first expedition was to the Wicklow Mountains from Dublin. It really is a special place. What we enjoyed about our experience was the local context and perspective. The ride over to the mountains was filled with great stories and less traveled places of interest. We spent a second day traveling South towards the Kerry region. The possibilities are endless here and Boru was great about offering alternatives. So much to see! They were great, hospitable and flexible. Had we had more time I think we would have planned a scenic bike ride. Good Luck! Having a local guide was important to us and they were over the top nice.
        Written 16 October 2018
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        Thank you Isis and Mark. What a great couple of days thanks so much for taking the time to write this fabulous review. Hope you come back to Ireland again. Brian
        Written 30 July 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Kara Q
        Boston, MA4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2019 • Family
        What a fun day trip with such a lovely guide! Brian took us on a private day trip to the Wicklow Mountains. He is an expert navigator - showing us the sites and updating us on the Irish history. He also had a professional camera and took many family photos - memories we’ll cherish forever! We ended the day listening to live Irish music. We hope to book him on our next trip!
        Written 11 April 2019
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        Thanks so much this was a great start to the season with a musical ending :). It was lovely to meet your family and I hope you come back to explore more of Ireland
        Written 30 July 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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