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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.

Reviews (37)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don't miss it!

So happy we did this tour. It is amazing and this area is an important part of Ireland's history. It was a windy day and we enjoyed a cup of tea above the Glendalough area. Beautiful! Words can not express the beauty.

Thank CherBear123
Reviewed 8 September 2018
great guide Ciaran at the Glendalough and Powerscourt tour

We made the Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens tour and had a wonderful and sunny day. Thanks Ciaran that you know so much about the Irish history, it was so interesting to listen to your stories. We would have liked to spend more time at the...More

Thank bweishaupt
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens - wonderful tour

My wife and I spent a week in Dublin in mid August, and this tour was a highlight. Michael, the tour guide, was excellent, with interesting and very funny commentary. The double-decker bus offered great views. At Glendalough, we went to the upper lake and...More

Thank Ianhun613
Reviewed 13 August 2018
Glendalough tour

I felt that we were rushed here and there as the company strove to put in too much visits in one trip. There was the Glendalough leg, the powerscourt leg and then onto the hop on hop off tour around Dublin. Time management appeared to...More

Thank paul g
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile
Beautiful Scenic Ireland with Notes of History and Laughs!

We had a blast with Michael on this tour. Glendalough provides incredible views and historic structures with easy walking about. Definitely find the grotto within Powerscourt garden. Michael is brilliant with his commentary along the way and I especially enjoyed the history and stories of...More

Thank Cohen P
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Michael K
1 August 2018|
Response from DoDublin | Property representative |
Hi Michael, thanks a million for your question. The tour begins at 59 O'Connell Street Upper, just outside the Dublin Bus Office. Warm Wishes, DoDublin Tours
Michael K
1 August 2018|
Response from DoDublin | Property representative |
Hi Michael, thanks for posting your question. Apologies for this error, we have contacted TripAdvisor and Viator to investigate this issue. The two kids under 14 should automatically be deducted as is the case on our own... More