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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 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
From $31.28

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

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.

Reviews (38)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wild, wet Wicklow

Having been sick all week, I thought I'd have to forego my Black Friday trip to Glendalough and Powerscourt. But, I made it! Thanks to our driver, Joe, for a great day. Despite the horrendous weather, it was great to be back in Powerscourt, after...More

Thank ClaireC3285
DoDublin, Manager at DoDublin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Claire, Thanks a million for posting your review, and for taking the trip to Glendalough & Powerscourt... despite the weather! Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed being back in Powerscourt after so long... it's a fantastic attraction. Here's hoping that you can experience the...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018
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 September 8, 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 August 30, 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 August 13, 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
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Kathleen S
October 26, 2018|
Response from bweishaupt | Reviewed this property |
In November the Powerscourt Gardens won`t be as colorful as in summer time, but the park area is nice anyway and I can recommend the lunch - we had the best lunch in Ireland at the Powerscourt Gardens cafe where you have a... More
Michael K
August 1, 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