Wicklow & Glendalough Day Tour
Starts At: After a leisurely breakfast your driver-guide will meet you at your hotel at 10hrs and bring you on a full 8 hour day tour of the south Dublin coast and into Co Wicklow. This Glendalough Day Tour takes in some beautiful sights and attractions along the way including Powerscourt House and Gardens.
The Route: Leaving Dublin, our route will take us down by Dun Laoghaire which is now a fashionable town with huge leisure craft harbour and popular spot with the locals, our tour will continue to Sandycove and the FortyFoot swimming spot where locals take a dip every hour of every day of the year….Ooh chilly! You will have the opportunity to stop and enjoy this beautiful area before touring onwards through the beautiful Victorian village of Dalkey known as the town of 7 castle (only 2 of which survive today). Stopping for pictures, we will pass by Dalkey Island and Vico road where the many celebrities live arriving up at Powerscourt Estate and Gardens in Enniskerry in Co Wicklow.
Powerscourt Estate: This magnificent house and gardens are framed by the Sugar Loaf mountain and provide a wonderful opportunity to walk through beautiful flowing Italian Gardens, Japanese Gardens and Walled Gardens as well as an informative presentation on the Viscounts of Powerscourt and the tragic fire which gutted the house in 1973. The house is partly restored but the real beauty are what are considered Ireland’s best gardens. You have the opportunity to enjoy a superb lunch at the award winning Avoca Cafe or perhaps a pub lunch in the nearby Roundwood village (Ireland’s highest village).
The Return: Continue onwards to Glendalough Monastery which is now enclosed within a National Park and offers a great collection of churches and a round tower dating back 1,000 years. Return to Dublin either directly or along the scenic drive through the mountains.
Whats included: Private tour, luxury air-conditioned vehicle, driver-guide (licensed and police vetted), Irish bottled water, vehicle fuel, all road tolls and charges etc.
- Powerscourt House: Free
- Powerscourt Gardens: €8.50 per adult. Concessions for Seniors & Students
- Glendalough Monastery: Free
- Glendalough Visitors Centre: €3
Client Lunch: Not included in tour price.
Glendalough Day Tour Highlights include: Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dalkey Village, Forty Foot swimming spot, Vico Road, Powerscourt House, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and more…