Glendalough Village Tours
Glendalough Night Hike and History Tour
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Glendalough Night Hike and History Tour

By Wild Summits
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Ages 12-100, max of 20 per group
Duration: 4–5 hours
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  • Glendalough Visitor Centre, Brockagh, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
    We will meet you at the bus stop in front of the Glendalough visitor centre. NOTE: There are NO BUSES available for when the tour finishes. Participants must have their own transport or accommodation sorted.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 329064P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • No Children under 12. All Children must be accompanied by adults.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

    • 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: 329064P1

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      Join us as we hike the lakes of Glendalough for sunset. Along the way we will discover all the history that Glendalough has to offer while hiking into the night! Watch Sika deer graze as the sunsets, stargaze as we pass through the miners village and travel through the 6th century Monastic site in darkness. On top of this, your guide will entertain you with all the culture and history that this amazing place has to offer.
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    • Mary V
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      Spectacular Views, Knowledgeable Guide & Convenient Transport
      Want to hike the gorgeous Glendalough Valley while staying in the Dublin area without a car? This experience is the only bus tour that allows enough time to hike this spectacular part of the Wicklow Mountains. The pickup/drop off was conveniently located at the Red Cow Luas Station (the red line Tram that runs east-west through Dublin). As an avid hiker, I usually don't hike with a tour guide, but with a valley that is so steeped in history, I really appreciated having Mark as our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the land and the rich history of the region. I went on this tour with a group of 8 hikers with varying levels of experience. Mark did a fantastic job keeping the group together by going at a manageable pace and taking regular breaks to allow the slower hikers to catch up and take a breather. I highly recommend this hike, just be prepared for Irish weather and dress in layers! During our 4 hours on the trail, we had hot sun, cloudy skies, drizzle, and steady rain with wind.
      Written 12 July 2023
    • travelbug1764
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      Worth the trip!
      Mark was a great guide! The hike and views were gorgeous! Highly recommend!This is a great way to see Ireland’s natural beauty from Dublin
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      Thanks to Mark for a wonderful trip and knowledge filled experience in the Comeragh mountains. Mark was very organised and a pleasure to deal with and to be around for the duration of the trip. We would highly recommend this trip for those who enjoy a challenge in the mountains and want to get out and experience nature. This is the second time we have booked with Wild Summits and would not hesitate to do so again in the future. Best of luck to Mark and the Wild Summits team for their future adventures.
      Written 15 June 2023
    • 681jilliand
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      Amazing views and great knowledge
      Mark was awesome. We had a hiccup with travel and he worked with us for our pickup time. Very knowledgeable guide, good pace, good craic, and just all around great experience with amazing views.
      Written 12 June 2023
    • Des-soon
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      Great trip!
      Great experience and well taken after from the trip! We had a great time! Thanks to Mark and Sam for being great guides!
      Written 31 May 2023
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      This is the second time we do join Mark on an activity, and like the first time, it didn't disappoint! We got to learn a few things about map reading and how to guide yourself in the mountain that I found really interesting and helpful. I love how he adapts the trip to the weather and the group, because of this we would quite probably do it again since every trip is going to be different. Mark and Sam (the second guide) were really nice, always willing to help, answer questions, and have fun. The dinner at the campsite after the long day hike was exactly what we needed and we got to unwind around a fire which was the cherry on top. Would recommend 100%, you need to be in good shape to do it, but it's pretty doable.
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    • ashc929
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      Amazing first experience of the Comeragh Mountains with Mark from Wild Summits. We had a beautiful sunny day and amazing views over Crottys Lake and Coumshingaun. The hike is advertised as difficult but Mark was great at setting a comfortable pace for everyone and making sure all were okay. He took the time to teach us some navigation skills during the day too which was really helpful. At the end of our long hike, we came back to a beautiful campsite and Mark made sure we were well fed! A toasty campfire was the cherry on top! All in all I really enjoyed the entire experience and I’d definitely join Wild Summits for future adventures.
      Written 25 May 2023
    • jeanner202222
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      Enjoyable new experience 🌛🌚
      Can't recommend this trip enough, it was such an enjoyable experience. You get a totally different perspective of Glendalough in the evening/night but in the safety of a group. The guides are so professional and informative. Definitely worth it. I went solo and everyone was so friendly. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
      Written 22 May 2023
    • Departure224075
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      Fabulous experience
      What a fabulous experience spending a weekend exploring the Comeragh mountains. Mark was an excellent guide and host. Highly recommend.
      Written 16 May 2023
    • James B
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      Novice or experienced - this is a must!
      If you have a fledgling OR developed interest in the great outdoors, the immense beauty of this country, and the creatures and history that inhabit it - this is an absolute must. The experience is second to none and is wrapped up and delivered to you by the most authentic and enthusiastic professional guides. Pick a date and get yourself out there, can't stress how impressed you will be by the day that Mark delivers!!
      Written 16 May 2023
    • K5773SEsamb
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      Fantastic experience
      We had a fantastic time with our guide Mark, he was so friendly and knowledgeable. The hiking itself was amazing with stunning scenery and we had such a great laugh with everyone. Definitely recommend. I can't wait to go again.
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    • trisha4127
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      Great experience
      I went on this guided tour with my partner in April for my birthday. Mark and Dave were lovely guides. I got to learn so much even though I visited Glendalough a few times before! They were very friendly and happy to answer any questions. The pick up from Dublin was great as we wouldn't have been able to go otherwise. Great experience overall and looking forward to going on more tours with this company.
      Written 16 May 2023
    • pmJ4438DW
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      A night to remember!
      How do I sum this experience up without writing paragraphs upon paragraphs! In short this is a hassle free way to visit Wicklow, the transport was well organised and afforded us time to check out the stunning scenery along the way. The tour itself is probably one of the best tours I have been on. I am not usually one to book onto a guided tour but this experience has changed my mind on that. Mark was our guide on the hike and was full of energy, humour and in depth knowledge of the area both in terms of its human and natural history. Mark made everyone feel welcome and ensured the group were moving along the trail at a pace that suited us all. The highlight for me was learning about the different types of woodland we travelled through and of course the amazing view from the ridge where we stopped for a break. Thanks again Wild Summits, I will be back again soon.
      Written 16 May 2023
    • hughh885
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      Easy Transport From Dublin- Fantastic Nature
      I took this trip in April as a solo traveler. The meeting point is super handy and the guides are sound. Glendalough is a stunning place . I hadn't done the spinc before, the start can be tough but the views are worth it. Great for solo traveler or those without transport.
      Written 9 May 2023
    • rosemaryk146
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      This was our second tour with Wild Summits. We were lucky enough to have both Mark and Dave on the tour. They are great guides and have a fantastic knowledge of the area. The bus pickup was only 15 minutes on the luas from Heuston station which helped avoid the Dublin traffic getting out .
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    Mercedes
    Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely magical hike. It's a stunning location but having the opportunity to experience it well into the evening is absolutely unique and unforgettable. The animals become more active and relax as the evening sets and you really feel one with nature. Mark & Reece were brilliant with their commentary, support and encouragement throughout the hike. I went home with such a happy feeling, I would do this again in a heartbeat.
    Written 14 June 2023
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    Paddy W
    Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    I would be a fan of hiking around Glendalough so when I saw an ad for the night hike, I decided to give it a try. This was a brilliant experience and I am so glad I did it. You learn a lot about the history and habitat of the valley. Once the sun went down and the head torches came out, it was a very peaceful and atmospheric vibe. Would highly recommend it! Many thanks to our guides Mark & Dave who were excellent.
    Written 5 February 2023
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    Jen
    Dublin, Ireland45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Absolutely brilliant way to spend an evening. We did the History Tour and Night Hike last week, and our guide Simon was great craic. The tour is really informative, well organised, and the walk is done at a pace that suits everyone. We were lucky enough to see lots of deer and bats when the sun went down. Would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to do something a little bit different for a night out.
    Written 22 July 2022
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    Hey Jenny, Thank you for the kind words! The reviews really help! Simon is a fantastic guide and great to hear that you had a great night! Be sure to check out our other adventures!
    Written 4 August 2022
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    razziledazzile7
    Hattiesburg, MS11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an incredible hike. It was EXTREMELY difficult. I would consider it more than moderate level. BUT it was an awesome hike and I pushed my self harder than I ever have. Be sure to dress appropriately. I wore lined pants because I thought it would cool off after it rained and I was drenched in sweat.

    The guides were knowledge and very helpful. Great hike!!
    Written 26 June 2023
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    Marie-Louise M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Solo
    Really enjoyed the hike, completely different from doing this trek in daylight. Plenty of wildlife visible though not at all disturbed by us walking by! As a “slow” walker, the guides were great, showing no impatience when I fell behind the main group. I was always accompanied:-) The only downside was that the weather didn’t oblige- light rain an total cloud cover - no sunset or moon/stars visible. Nonetheless a really enjoyable experience.
    Written 21 March 2022
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    Journey66562355474
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    Aug 2023 • Friends
    The idea of the night hike and the route chosen was really good. The historical and environmental information given by one of the leaders was interesting. However, the information about the challenge of the walk was not sufficient. It was 14k and 400metre elevation and we were only told this when we arrived. One if our group did not have enough experience and especially at night to manage this and became unwell. As there was only two leaders for a large group,there was insufficient contingency. When our friend had to leave the walk ,one of the leaders would have allowed her to return alone. I went back with her and the rest of our group continued. In fairness they thoroughly enjoyed the walk. However if the leaders had good mountain leader training they would have done more to ensure that people coming on the walk had the capacity for the challenge and there would have been a better contingency plan.
    I would not recommend the company unless they put more emphasis is safety in the mountains.
    Written 30 August 2023
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    Paul N
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Couples
    Did it last weekend and I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in history, geography or wildlife. Something here for everyone.
    Special mention to Simon the guide who isn't just knowledgeable but also a good laugh!
    Written 19 July 2022
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    joe292
    Dublin, Ireland226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    Accomplished this 5 hour hike last weekend. Not easy but worth it just for the views. Mark and Simon were fantastic. Very knowledgeable and good fun. They went at a pace that suited everybody, stopping often and providing information about our surroundings. I can highly recommend this tour, but wear good shoes/boots.
    Written 2 June 2022
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    Eoin Q
    Kilfinane, Ireland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    My girlfriend and I completed the Glendalough Hike with our guide Mark last weekend, and I must say it was nothing short of incredible.
    Mark was so friendly and went out of his way to get to know everyone in the group so straight away everyone was at ease with each other and it felt more like hiking with friends than strangers.

    The hike itself was unreal and the views breath taking. We were blessed with the weather so the sunset we witnessed was picture perfect. The information Mark gave out was both enjoyable and interesting, you knew by the way he spoke that he had a genuine passion for what he does.....he also had a few funny stories about his mishaps along the way too.

    I would 100% recommend to a friend.
    Written 27 July 2022
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    Hey Eoin, Thank you so much for this review! Really appreciate it. Was the perfect night for it!
    Written 28 July 2022
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    Alan M
    Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Friends
    Great hike around glendalough led by Mark and Steve. They made sure everyone got to the end in one piece and and shared some funny stories as well as historical facts about glendalough. They finished off the hike with some bat watching at the lake. Well worth the money 10 out of 10 lads.
    Written 13 June 2022
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