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Tour Treats
1. Wise and witty Live Commentary from our Fáilte Ireland approved guides
2. A visit to Powerscourt Gardens (where admission worth €8.50 is included in your ticket price)
3. Bird's-eye, unrestricted sea views from your double-decker perch
4. A Free Walking Tour with Dublin Historian Pat Liddy and his team
5. Free City Tour Loop
6. On board Wi-Fi available
Adult                            €27
Child (5-14 yrs)            €12
Duration - 7hrs
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Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour
Special Online discount of 10% when you book online.

The Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour offers you an incredible day out with visits to two of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations.

The tour begins with a trip along the South coast of Dublin, passing Sandymount Strand, made famous in James Joyce’s Ulysses. You’ll enjoy stunning views of Dublin Bay as you continue on towards Dún Laoghaire harbour, and then turn inland towards the Wicklow Mountains.

Stop 1 is Powerscourt Gardens which was voted No.3 in the Top 10 Gardens of the World by National Geographic in 2014. The gardens are located to the rear of Powerscourt House, a Palladian Mansion which is now home to fine Café’s, exhibition spaces and design / craft shops.

There are formal walks laid out throughout the gardens, which showcase an extensive varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers, as well as fine statuary and ironworks collected from across Europe, with plenty of hidden treasures along the way.

The next stop is just a short distance away in spectacular Glendalough. A favourite destination for Dubliners as well as visitors, Glendalough is steeped in history and you’ll visit an ancient monastic settlement and enjoy stunning views of the lakes and mountain.

Your Fáilte Ireland accredited guide and driver will inform and entertain throughout the trip with fascinating historical and cultural insights into sights you’ll see.

For Private Bookings email: info@dublinsightseeing.ie

Tours can be booked online up to 1 hour before departure
Departs: Dublin Bus 59 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. Tours depart Daily at 10:30am
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 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

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

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 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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