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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour provided by DoDublin

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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Updated 07/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
You'll start at
59 O'Connell Street Upper
59 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, IrelandTour starts and ends in front of Dublin Bus Head Office
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  • 1
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Dublin Mountains
  • 2
    Wicklow Mountains National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Powerscourt Gardens and House
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
59 O'Connell Street Upper
59 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, IrelandTour starts and ends in front of Dublin Bus Head Office
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  • 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
  • Ticket includes one loop on the Dublin hop-on hop-off bus
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. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
59 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, Ireland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board from Fáilte Ireland Trained Guides
  • One Free Lap of the Hop-on Hop-off tour with DoDublin Bus Tours
  • Free walking tour with Dublin Historian Pat Liddy
  • Free Entry to Powerscourt Gardens - 3rd Best Gardens in the World by National Geographic
  • Entry/Admission - Powerscourt Gardens and House
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Two Children under 14 years of age travel free with a paying adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Rhian wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
We had so much fun on this tour. The scenery was beautiful. Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens are brilliant places to visit, we could happily have spent much more time at each stop. They are both wheelchair accessible which meant I could join in and explore. Our guide CIARAN
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Date of experience: October 2019
billiebob17901 wrote a review Oct 2019
Pottsville, Pennsylvania55 contributions22 helpful votes
One of the have to's while visiting Ireland. Scenic beauty, but be ready to walk to get the most out of your visit to these two locations. but well worth it .
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Date of experience: October 2019
Jeka wrote a review Oct 2019
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions4 helpful votes
Our driver Joe was amazing! Very polite and he cracked us up! Both stops are amazing and are definitely must-see. Too bad we do not get more time in Glendalough. Definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Sierra B wrote a review Sep 2019
Dublin, Ireland36 contributions9 helpful votes
We were so lucky to have a sunny day exploring Glendalough and Powerscourt. The trip to Glendalough is quote short - there's just enough time to reach the famous image of the Upper Lake. Our guide, Ciaran, was 10/10 on stories, information, and friendliness. Thanks for a great
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Sharon K wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
These gardens are beautiful and stately. They are some of the best I have ever seen and this was one of the few days that the sun did shine while we were in Ireland. The trip out to see them is well worth it. Then seeing a complete round tower at Glendalough. What a splendid
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Date of experience: August 2019
About the operator

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Great service
So easy and very adorable- drivers are very friendly and there’s lots of stops - so glad we didn’t pay for a taxi
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Jonathan B
A Great Way to See and Do Dublin
First, I would like to recommend to get on this bus EARLY and get the two day pass if you will be in Dublin for a w
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Great trip with fantastic bus driver
We did this as the rugby v Italy was off!! Our drivers were great and Cillian even sang Grace as he told us the sig
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Bus driver
We did a hop on hop off tour around Dublin and we had the best driver called Tyrone. He was very entertaining and m
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Wikus D
Mark the fantastic guide!
Today was unfortunately the first day of lockdown in Ireland because of the Covid19 virus, so literally all the tou
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Way to get around
What a great way to see the city!!! Our first guide of the day was awesome! I don’t remember his name but he’s th
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So easy to fine and use!
We walked straight out the airport and on to a bus getting to our destination with ease. It was just as easy on the
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A brilliant couple of hours spent touring the city with our very chatty and well informed guide Stephen. We were ab
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Very Interesting
Our first visit to Dublin and the first person we talked to was a Dublin Bus Rep in a kiosk. She was very helpful
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First of all do not expect this to be like a bloody ghost hunt like on them corny programmes, its all done for fun,
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A relaxing way to see Dublin
We were in Dublin with the family but they had to catch an earlier flight than us. We had already gone shopping an
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Very Good HOHO Service.
I did my research on the 3 HOHO lines there and decided to go for the Jolly Green Giant. I was not disappointed.
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Best Tour Driver
If you ever do The Do Dublin Tour, you have to ask for the driver named John. He was very passionate about the job
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Excellent service
Spent the day travelling around on this bus excellent service guys thanks very knowledgable drivers and very welco
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Dublin "hop on/hop-off" with tram and airport service
We had bought the 72 hour tram/bus pass which included the 48 hour hop on/ hop off bus tour. It is a great way to
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