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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour

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See two of Ireland's best attractions on a perfect half day tour to Wicklow, Ireland’s garden county. Visit the historic round tower at Glendalough, and surround yourself in the stunning scenery of Glendalough's lakes and valleys. The second visit on the tour is at Powerscourt Gardens, where you will have time to explore some of the world's most famous gardens, and the scenery of the Wicklow Mountains.
  • See the scenic countryside outside Dublin in Powerscourt and Glendalough
  • Skip the hassle of a rental car with this double-decker bus tour
  • Learn the history and culture of Ireland from your guide
  • Ticket includes one loop on the Dublin hop-on hop-off bus
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the center of Dublin and board a double-decker bus to Wicklow for this Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Tour. Departing from Dublin city center, the tour passes the Docklands neighborhood before cruising along the banks of Dublin Bay in Sandymount. The tour continues inland, moving towards Wicklow Mountains and the village of Enniskerry, home to the Powerscourt Estate and Gardens. The tour includes a stop at Powerscourt with time to explore the gardens, including formal Italian and Japanese gardens. The next stop is Glendalough, a monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin in the sixth century. A one-hour visit includes time to wander independently and walk along Glendalough’s scenic wooded trails. The bus returns you to Dublin. For extra value, passengers can access one free loop on the hop-on hop-off city tour on the same day as this Glendalough tour.
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Departure Point
59 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, Ireland
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board from Fáilte Ireland Trained Guides
  • One Free Lap of the Hop-on Hop-off tour with DoDublin Bus Tours
  • Free walking tour with Dublin Historian Pat Liddy
  • Free Entry to Powerscourt Gardens - 3rd Best Gardens in the World by National Geographic
  • Entry/Admission - Powerscourt Gardens and House
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Two Children under 14 years of age travel free with a paying adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so lucky to have a sunny day exploring Glendalough and Powerscourt. The trip to Glendalough is quote short - there's just enough time to reach the famous image of the Upper Lake. Our guide, Ciaran, was 10/10 on stories, information, and friendliness. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These gardens are beautiful and stately. They are some of the best I have ever seen and this was one of the few days that the sun did shine while we were in Ireland. The trip out to see them is well worth it. Then...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 6 August 2019

Fantastic full day tour with such an entertainment and anecdotes and history facts! Perfectly designed in time, for both Powerscourt (lunch with a view) and Glendalough (a walk through the site to the lake) . Michel was such a good guide! And helpful. We had...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Septimo74
DoDublin, Manager at DoDublin, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Dear Ray and Monika, Thank you for taking the time to review our Glendalough and Powerscourt Tour. We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your Tour enough to leave a fantastic 5 star review. It's also lovely to hear that you found Michael to...More

Reviewed 5 August 2019

Great day out and we were fortunate to have such beautiful weather. Truly captures the beauty of Ireland.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank WorldWanderBug
DoDublin, Manager at DoDublin, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your great review of our tour! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed it and that the weather was pleasant! Kind Regards, DoDublin

Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

We went on to the Glendalough and Powerscourt tour with Michael on the 3rd of August and we really enjoyed the experience. Beautiful sights and really funny anecdotes from a true Dubliner. We would highly recommend the tour as it's well timed and not far...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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11 July 2019|
Response from Septimo74 | Reviewed this property |
15 January 2019|
Response from ClaireC3285 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour and a half, maybe a bit more. It really depends on if there have been any delays at Glendalough.
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Response from Septimo74 | Reviewed this property |
Ireland is green practically all year round
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