Dublin Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Ireland

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• Get to visit two of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland, both just an hour's drive from Dublin • Venture into the Glendalough Valley and revel in the tranquil atmosphere of nature as your roam around it • Explore the ruins of Glendalough's monastery, which was founded by Saint Kevin back in the 6th century • Go for a relaxing stroll or romp around the picturesque Powerscourt Gardens while taking cool snapshots • You get a bonus free walking tour around Dublin with Pat Liddy and an entry to the Little Museum of Dublin • Let your guide keep you entertained throughout the day with commentary on all the places you'll see, fascinating historical information, anecdotes, jokes and perhaps even a few songs!
Need a break from Dublin's urban sprawl? Hop on a bus and go on an adventure to two of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland where you can clear your mind and be at peace. You'll first travel to the picturesque Glendalough Valley in County Wicklow, which Dubliners love for its idyllic beauty and serenity. Go for a stroll around the valley, visit the ruins of a monastery founded by Saint Kevin back in the 6th century, and have lunch at the nearby hotel. After spending some time being one with nature in Glendalough Valley, you'll pass by the humble town of Enniskerry, and then arrive at the Powerscourt Estate where you can go for a relaxing walk or romp around its gorgeous gardens. The garden was voted by National Geographic as the third best garden in the entire world and it has the Wicklow Mountains as its backdrop. You can enter the estate's Japanese gardens, the pet cemetery, and have some tea and scones at the Avoca Cafe. You'll make your way back to Dublin after a while, but before arrive there, you'll drop by the humble suburban town of Blackrock and the beautiful Sandymount Strand, a popular place for locals who love to go for walks. To make this trip package even sweeter, it comes with the following bonuses: 1) a free walking tour with the famous Dublin historian Pat Liddy, who will take you to the hidden gems in Dublin that can only be reached by foot; 2) a free admission to the Little Museum of Dublin where you can learn all there is to know about city. This is definitely going to be a trip to remember and it's a must for nature lovers.Itinerary: • 10:15am/10:45am meet up with guide • 10:30am/11:00am depart from Dublin • Travel to and visit Glendalough Valley • Explore the monastery founded by Saint Kevin • Make a stop at the local hotel at Glendalough for lunch (optional) • Travel through County Wicklow and the town of Enniskerry • Arrive at the Powerscourt Estate • Explore the Powerscourt Garden • Have some tea and scones at Avoca Cafe (optional) • 5:00pm/5:30pm return to Dublin Other Perks: • Free entrance to The Little Museum of Dublin • Free walking tour with Pat Liddy How To Use • You must present a printed voucher for this activity • This voucher is valid only on the date and time specified • For the free walking tour with Pat Liddy, you'll have to request for a voucher for this from your tour bus driver and present it at the Dublin Bus Head Office on the day you'll take the walking tour. You can use the voucher for the walking tour anytime

What’s included

  • Round trip transfer from and back to the meet up point
  • Free walking tour with Pat Liddy
  • An English-speaking guide

What’s not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)