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Powerscourt Gardens and Glendalough tour

Availability: Varied
Duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
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  • Admire the beautiful scenery of the Wicklow and Dublin Mountains
  • Visit Powerscourt House and Gardens
  • Explore Ireland's oldest monastic city, Glendalough
  • Enjoy a guided tour with Fáilte Ireland trained guides
What to expect

This tour takes you through Dublin’s beautiful south coast by double-decker bus and includes a visit to the Powerscourt House and Gardens as well as the historical monastic site of Glendalough. The tour departs from the city center and travels through the Dublin Quays and Docklands area. The bus continues south from the city along the great sweep of Dublin Bay where you can enjoy the scenery at Sandycove and Dún Laoghaire.

Turning inland, the tour climbs into the beautiful Wicklow Mountains and continues through the enchanting old-world village of Enniskerry to Powerscourt House and Gardens. The estate is among the finest in Europe and has been featured in many films including Mel Gibson's Braveheart. You'll have lots of time to explore the grounds. See the Italian, Japanese, and walled gardens and the unusual pet cemetery. Take some time to browse the renowned Avoca Handweavers shop and café.

Before returning to Dublin the tour passes through the beautiful Glendalough glacial valley. Glendalough, literally meaning "Valley of Two Lakes" is an area steeped in natural beauty and fascinating history. It is here that St Kevin built an early Medieval settlement, and remains of the sixth-century monastic settlement can still be seen today. Glendalough also has a round tower in near perfect condition, two tranquil lakes and walking trails with magnificent views.

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What's included
  • Live Failte Ireland trained guide
  • Visit and admission to Powerscourt Gardens
  • Visit to Glendalough Monastic Site
  • Free Pat Liddy "Dublin Highlights" walking tour
  • 2 Kids Go Free with every fare paying adult
  • WiFi onboard
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  • Children (ages 4 and under) are free of charge
  • Children (ages 5-15): reduced

59-60 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin 1, D01 RX04, Ireland

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Tour departs from Dublin Bus HQ.

What to remember
  • 2 children under 14 are free with a paying adult but this is not applicable to group bookings over 10 people
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure
  • Wifi is available onboard
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  • The departure time varies depending on the season
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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