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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour

By: DoDublin
  • See the scenic countryside outside Dublin in Powerscourt and Glendalough
  • Skip the hassle of a rental car with this double-decker bus tour
  • Learn about the history and culture of Ireland from your guide
Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour
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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour

Explore the scenic countryside on Dublin’s doorstep with this double-decker bus tour to Glendalough and the Powerscourt Gardens. Skip the hassle of a rental car and take in the scenery during the drive south to the village of Enniskerry, home to the Powerscourt Gardens. Stroll through the gardens and then continue to Glendalough, a monastic settlement from the 6th century.

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. (Hotel shuttle service is also available on request).

Departing from Dublin city center, the tour first passes the Docklands neighborhood before cruising along the banks of Dublin Bay in Sandymount. The tour continues inland, moving towards the scenic Wicklow Mountains and the charming village of Enniskerry, home to the Powerscourt Estate and Gardens.

The tour includes a stop at Powerscourt with time to explore the beautiful gardens, including formal Italian and Japanese gardens.

The next stop is Glendalough, a monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. A one-hour visit includes time to wander independently and walk along Glendalough’s scenic wooded trails.

The return bus trip to Dublin includes more beautiful scenery of Wicklow and the Dublin mountains.

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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is for the Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day your. I recommend the destination, but not the company. The bus they used was the same as the city Hop-On-Hop-Off bus (a double decker instead of a coach bus). These types of buses were great for...More

Thank turist45
DoDublin, Manager at DoDublin, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear turist45 We're sorry you found the bus uncomfortable. It is certainly a much more enjoyable experience when you sit on the upper deck, but we appreciate that this does not suit everyone. We're glad that you were impressed by the guide and we will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful day with a great guide

We did the Glendalough and Powerscourt tour with Michael as a guide. Amazing views on the mountains in the area. You don't spend much time at each location but it's a great option if you don't stay long in Dublin and want to sample the...More

1  Thank TravellerChamonix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour

This is a great tour. It does not leave until 10:30 which is great for late sleepers! The bus was comfortable and we had a great tour guide. His name is Michael Kelly. He was very informative and also very funny. You can go on...More

Thank vicki r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful Day

Beautiful tour of breathtaking scenery and lovely walks. Greatly enhanced by knowlegable..and humorous driver/guide. Perfect time of 6.5 hours and combination of drive and walk. Highly recommended and great value.

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful Day Trip from Dublin

Ciaran was our driver/guide for this wonderful tour - incredible vistas, history, and a super experience for the entire family! My eleven year old said Ciaran was the very best tour guide we've ever had in any city - funny & very knowledgable. The lunch...More

1  Thank Ttandmj
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Lori A
30 June 2018|
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Response from tricia633 | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't risk it with summer traffic.
Carol M
28 May 2018|
Response from Joan P | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see why not but you’d have to check with the office in Dublin