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Tour Highlights
    •    Live Commentary from our Fáilte Ireland Trained guides
    •    A visit to Powerscourt Gardens (where admission worth €7.00 is included in your ticket price)
    •    Bird's-eye, unrestricted sea views from your double-decker perch
    •    A Free Walking Tour with Dublin Historian Pat Liddy and his team
    •    Free City Tour Loop
    •    On board Wi-Fi available
TOUR INFORMATION
2 kids under 14 free with a fare paying adult
Adult                            €27
Child (5-14 yrs)            €12
Duration - 7hrs
 
Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour

See the best of what is on Dublin’s doorstep on a perfect half day tour to Wicklow, Ireland’s garden county, with admission to one of the country’s finest estate gardens, Powerscourt Gardens, and time to explore the fabulous scenery at Glendalough.

Departing from Dublin City Centre, the tour takes in the beautifully developed Docklands area of Dublin City, before travelling along the great sweep of Dublin Bay, passing by Beach Road at Sandymount.

The tour then travels inland, climbing the beautiful Wicklow Mountains, and continues to the enchanting old- world village of Enniskerry, home to Powerscourt Estate and Gardens.

Powerscourt, in its spectacular mountain setting, is among the finest in Europe. Here, you will have time to explore the stunning gardens, which has been voted by National Geographic No.3 in its Top 10 Gardens in the World. You will also see the world renowned Italian and Japanese Gardens, or visit the poignant Pet’s Cemetery.

Passengers on the tour can then explore the highlights of Glendalough with a one hour visit to this monastic settlement, which was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Glendalough is an area steeped in both natural beauty and historical significance and is among the top attractions in Ireland.

On returning to Dublin, the tour will pass through even more gorgeous landscapes and the ever changing scenery of the Wicklow and Dublin Mountains.

For Private Bookings email: info@dublinsightseeing.ie

TIMETABLE
Tours can be booked online up to 1 hour before departure
Departs: Dublin Bus 59 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
Click here for Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour Schedule
PLACES OF INTEREST
Dún Laoghaire  
Perhaps Ireland's oldest town, Dún Laoghaire is named after its founder, the High King of Ireland who used the area as his sea-fort for raiding into Britain and France. The harbour is notable for its two granite piers. The East Pier is particularly popular with walkers, while the West Pier is heavily used year-round by windsurfers. Other features of the town include the National Maritime Museum of Ireland and a Martello Tower in nearby Sandycove, known as the James Joyce Tower. Dun Laoghaire

Sandycove  
Sandycove is a pleasant little harbour where the James Joyce Museum can be found in the Martello Tower built in 1804. This tower was lived in briefly by James Joyce and became famous as the setting for the opening of Ulysses. The museum was opened in 1962, featuring memorabilia, letters, first editions of Joyce's works and other Joycean memorabilia. Sandycove

Dalkey  
The name originates from the Gaelic "Deilig Inis" or Island of thorns and a sense of history is immediately apparent on entering the town. Once known as the 'Town of Seven Castles' the castles were built as warehouses to store goods. Two of these: Goat Castle, which houses the Heritage Centre and Archbold's Castle are still standing today. Both can be seen on the main street of this attractive village whose tight, winding roads and charming villas give it a Mediterranean feel. Dalkey

Enniskerry  
The picturesque village of Enniskerry is located east of The Wicklow Way. The heart of the village retains its elegant Victorian feeling with its most distinctive feature is the clock tower dating from 1843. It was erected as a memorial to the Wingfield family then owners of the nearby Powerscourt Estate. Enniskerry

Powerscourt  
Powerscourt House and Gardens are probably the finest in Ireland, both for their design and their dramatic setting at the foot of Great Sugar Loaf Mountain. Richard Wingfield, the first Viscount Powerscourt, commissioned the house and grounds in the 1730's. It now incorporates a range of specialty shops as well as a restaurant, golf course and formal gardens.

Free Admission to Powerscourt Gardens
Powerscourt Gardens

Glendalough Heritage Site  
Glendalough, known as the “Valley of the Two Lakes” is an area as rich in spectacular scenery as it is in historical significance. Glendalough is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. It is here that St. Kevin founded a monastery in the 6th century. Most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries. Despite attacks by Vikings over the years, Glendalough thrived as one of Ireland’s great ecclesiastical foundations and schools of learning until the Normans destroyed the monastery in 1214 A.D. and the dioceses of Glendalough and Dublin were united. Bray Front
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