Private Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow & Powerscourt Gardens starting from Dublin
Wicklow, best known as the "Garden of Ireland" gets its name from its surrounding greenery. Wicklow is at the heart of Ireland's Ancient East. Located only thirty minutes South of Dublin it has mountains, cliffs, sandy beaches, hidden lakes, bogs and friendly villages. Glendalough's 6th Century monastic site will have you following on in the footsteps of St Kevin. Explore Wicklow Jail and experience the troubled times of the Irish Rebellion that took place back in 1798. Wander around and get lost in the beautiful gardens of Powerscourt and if you've time, grab a photo at the largest waterfall in Ireland.
This 6 hour private guided tour from Dublin will let you explore and experience Wicklow's amazing countryside. You'll have a local friendly and experienced guide who'll accompany you along the way. Our guides are natural story tellers full of passion and knowledgeable about the history of Ireland. They'll help you get the most out of your day.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Local Guide
- Private tour
- Round-trip private transfer from anywhere in Dublin
- Bottled water
- Free WIFI (Some vehicles)
What's excluded :
- Additional Fee required if private collection from Dublin Airport
- This is a private guided tour and as such you are free to change the route, stops and sights at any point. Your friendly guide will work with you from the get go in order to personalise the tour to suit your interests and preferences. Below is an example of what to expect.
Collecting you directly from your place of stay in Dublin you’ll take the more scenic east coast route towards Wicklow Goal. One of Ireland’s top attractions, Wicklow Gaol tells the story of its prisoners through an interactive tour led by experienced and passionate actor guides. Spend some time tracing your Irish roots at the Wicklow Genealogy Room in Wicklow Goal.
Stop of for a bit of lunch or to purchase some world famous Throws & Blankets at Avoca Handweavers before heading on your way to Glendalough. Avoca is an Irish-run company that started as a manufacturer back in 1723. Avoca spans one of the world’s oldest surviving manufacturing companies.
Up next. The monastic city of Glendalough. Situated within the glacial valley of Glendalough, the monastic city, founded in the 6th Century by St. Kevin has been visited throughout history for its mystical temptations. Take some time to explore the grounds and see its unique wildlife. The Round Tower and Monuments provide a great opportunity to get some memorable photographs.
By taking your guide’s advice on duration you should still have time to visit The Powerscourt Estate. Powerscourt gardens also known as the “Garden of Ireland” were recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. Stretching over 47 acres the gardens offer a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues, ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks. The gardens were established and have been designed from 1731 onwards.
You can be dropped off anywhere back in Dublin city as you wish. Other noteworthy stops you can take along this route are Sallys Gap, Lough Tay (Guinness Lake), Powerscourt Waterfall, A traditional Irish pub for some food and a Guinness or perhaps the Military Road. Please chat to you guide about these.
Please note entrance fees into the sites are excluded in the tour price. Entrance fees are priced approx €7-10 per Adult at all sites. Reduced student, senior and group rates are available from Powerscourt, Glendalough and Wicklow Goal.
The tour uses a mix between private guides and Taxi guides. All guides are very friendly, experienced, passionate and knowledgeable in the History of Ireland. Taxi guides give the advantage of using bus lanes in order to avoid being stuck in traffic around the city. Some of our vehicles are equipped with free WIFI. Please ask your guide should you wish to check the availability of their WIFI.
Please note pickup from Dublin Airport is available. There is a small excess in order to be collected privately from the Airport.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Please add place of pick up. If unknown at time of booking input 'unknown". We can follow up at a later date before the tour start date. Airports
- Dublin Airport, Dublin Ireland
- Dublin Port, East Wall.
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/1/2016 - 1/1/2021
1/2/2021 - 1/1/2022
Monday - Sunday: 06:00 AM - 02:00 PM Monday - Sunday: 06:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- At time of booking, guests must provide preferred start time. This can be changed via contact anytime before the tour date
- The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
- Infant seats available upon request
- Tour lasts approx 6 Hours. Additional sights mentioned in description can be included but may increase tour time. Hourly rates can be discussed directly with your guide on the day.
- A maximum of 4 people per booking unless requested via notes on booking.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- All vehicles are a saloon vehicle and licensed to carry 4 passengers. As this requires 3 persons to sit in the back seats it may get a little cramped should everyone be tall. To request a minivan please add this to your notes.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.