Day Tour from Dublin: Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Powerscourt

(2 reviews)

Wicklow (county)

8 hours

If you are limited on your time in Dublin area, then you will love this comprehensive excursion. Get picked up at your hotel and have an amazing fun filled day!

Discover the lush landscapes of County Wicklow through this exclusive tour, where every detail is expertly arranged just for you. Depart from Dublin in the comfort of your private vehicle and unwind as you take in the breathtaking scenery, all while receiving fascinating insights from your knowledgeable guide along the way. Our tour brings you to the magnificent Powerscourt Waterfall, the exquisite Powerscourt Gardens, iconic Guinness Lake and the ancient 6th century ruins of the serene Glendalough valley. It’s a carefully planned journey that immerses you in the riches of Wicklow’s natural beauty and historical treasures.

We are flexible in the itinerary and make sure you do not waste your valuable time.


DAY 1 -

This is a typical itinerary for this tour

Stop At: Powerscourt House & Gardens, Enniskerry Ireland

You’ll be guided around one of the finest estates in Ireland, one of Ireland’s greatest houses, with a breath-taking panorama over one of Europe’s finest gardens, named 3rd Best Garden in the world by National Geographic. Set on 47 acres including Italian and Japanese gardens, statues, ornamental lakes and rambling walks against a backdrop of Wicklow’s Sugarloaf Mountain. There will also be a chance to shop for famous Avoca design scarfs and throws and have a cup of coffee at their gourmet deli Food Market.
(Admission is €12.50 and is paid separately) *
*Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Powerscourt Waterfall, Enniskerry Ireland

This waterfall is a majestic masterpiece of nature and an absolute must-visit destination. Water plunges dramatically from a height of 121 meters, creating a mesmerising spectacle and making it the highest waterfall in Ireland. The rugged ancient rock formations surrounding the waterfall add to its dramatic appeal. As you stand near Powerscourt Waterfall, the gentle roar of the water creates a tranquil and meditative atmosphere, calming the mind and soothing the soul. Did you know that being in a natural setting, especially near a waterfall, can elevate your mood and boost your overall sense of well-being. The beauty and serenity of the surroundings can inspire feelings of happiness and contentment.
(Admission is €7 and is paid separately)
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Ireland

We’ll have lunch in Wicklow’s award winning restaurant near Glendalough and head to Glendalough lakes and monastic site, one of Ireland’s most beautiful visitors’ destinations.

Nestled within the lush embrace of County Wicklow, Ireland’s “Garden of Ireland,” the mystical valley of Glendalough, shrouded in ancient legends and framed by the tranquil waters of two shimmering lakes, is a true testament to Ireland’s natural splendor. Glendalough isn’t just a destination; it’s a journey into the heart of Ireland’s soul-stirring landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

In the heart of Glendalough, time seems to stand still, and the world’s worries fade away. It’s a place where the past and present intertwine, where the natural and spiritual harmonise, and where you’re invited to become a part of its enchanting story. Glendalough beckons you to embark on a journey into Ireland’s most beautiful visitors’ destination, where magic is real, and every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Guinness Lake, Wicklow Ireland

Guinness Lake, also known as Lough Tay, is a pristine, crescent-shaped lake surrounded by rolling hills and embraced by lush forests. Its crystal-clear waters mirror the sky above, creating a stunning and captivating site. The name “Guinness Lake” derives from its dark, peaty waters, which together with the shape of the lake and the white sand at the top resemble a perfectly poured pint of Guinness. The guide will tell you some fascinating stories about Guinness Family and their estate. Lough Tay features in Vikings, Excalibur and some other movies.
Duration: 2 hours

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April 18, 2024

Julia E

Dublin (region)

This private tour was the perfect way to explore the Wicklow Mountains. My in-laws were visiting from abroad and have some mobility limitations, so a private tour was ideal. Diana's flexibility, knowledge, and friendly personality made the entire day enjoyable and stress-free. I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting a personalized and unforgettable experience in Wicklow.

April 18, 2024

Shawn H

Dublin (region)

Diana was a fantastic guide! We researched the Wicklow mountains before but that didn’t do this tour justice. Not only was the scenery beautiful, but Diana was a fantastic guide even feeling like part of our group.

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