Day Tour to Powerscourt
Heading southwards on a day tour of Wicklow visiting Powerscourt is one of the most scenic tours one can do. Starting out along the coast following the contours of south county Dublin as we go one is immediately attracted by the huge port of Dun Laoghaire. Built 200 years ago as a safe haven for ships, it is now enjoyed by locals as Ireland’s premiere leisure port.
Continuing along the coast, you can generally hear Ooos and Aaahs from people as you arrive by the small beach at Sandycove, a popular swimming spot for locals. This daily ritual is challenging during the summer but the locals are branded ‘mad’ when taking a dip in the wintertime too! You can hear sighs of regret (or perhaps relief) when people realise they had ‘conveniently’ forgotten their own swim wear.
This tour winds its way through Dalkey and sometimes you can see groups of Kayakers heading off for a few hours around Dalkey Island with Kayaking.ie. Our tours turn westwards inland over the hills to the awe inspiring Powerscourt House and Gardens.
Day Tour to Powerscourt House & GardensPowerscourt Gardens were voted the 3rd best in the world by National Geographic recently and boast some of the most stunning Italian, Japanese, Walled and Rose Gardens in Europe. Powerscourt House is a destination in itself and well worth stopping off at the Avoca Woolen Mills shop and award winning cafe or even enjoy the stripped walls of this ancient building that is medieval in origin but Georgian in appearance.
Powerscourt House was gutted in a fire in the 1970’s and the Slazenger family (of the sports brand fame) have worked tirelessly and most successively to keep it in great shape and open to the public. The Powerscourt Estate extends many hectares and is home to two fantastic parkland golf courses and with a luxury 5* resort hotel on the grounds is a wonderful location to base yourself while discovering Wicklow.
We’ve been lucky enough to have a couple of tours where the clients were brave enough to jump into the Irish sea with the locals but feel free to book a private tour of Powerscourt with us and bring along your togs if you’re feeling brave!
Day Tour to Powerscourt Review
We’ve been very fortunate to receive our best reviews on tripadvisor for our day tours of Dublin, here’s another one we received recently about our Powerscourt Tour.
“I took a chance to contact Ganter from the internet as I was preparing a trip to Ireland. I contacted Ronan and found him to be extremely professional and very helpful in planning the right excursion for me and my friend while in Dublin. He answered all my questions and my emails with courteous and speedy replies. The actual excursion was top notch. Our driver Dick was fantastic and took us on a wonderful sightseeing tour south of Dublin. It was a most pleasurable afternoon and I highly recommend this company to everyone planning a trip to Ireland.”
If you’re planning a trip to Ireland soon and would like some day tour advice or think you’d like to tour with us then get it touch and we’d be happy to help!