South Coast, Powerscourt Gardens and Glendalough tour
Dublin’s beautiful south coast is seen at its best from a double-deck tour bus. Along the great sweep of Dublin Bay, past Dún Laoghaire’s elegant promenade and yacht-filled harbour, to James Joyce’s Tower at Sandycove the sea views are unsurpassed.
Turning inland, your tour climbs into the beautiful Wicklow Mountains and continues through the enchanting old-world village of Enniskerry to Powerscourt Estate. The estate, in its spectacular mountain setting, is among the finest in Europe and has featured in many films including Mel Gibson’s ‘Braveheart’. You’ll have lots of time to explore the grounds to see the Italian, Japanese and walled gardens or browse the renowned Avoca Handweavers shop and cafe.
Your tour also includes a visit to the gorgeous Glendalough, an area as rich in natural beauty as it is in historical significance. Home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland - this early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the “Monastic City”. The setting itself is one of the most beautiful in Co. Wicklow – nestled in between two stunning valleys.
Before returning to Dublin the tour passes through the dramatic geographical fault known as The Scalp and the ever-changing scenery of the Wicklow and Dublin mountains.
• Entertaining Live Commentary – Fáilte Ireland Approved Guides
• Visit to Powerscourt Gardens
• Admission to Powerscourt Gardens is included (Normally €8:50)
• Unrestricted view from your Double-deck bus
• Free Pat Liddy walking tour (Normally €10:00)
Dates: The tour operates daily throughout the summer season.
Spring/Summer times can be viewed on www.dublinsightseeing.ie
Duration: 6hrs 30mins (approx)
Departs: 10.30am from Dublin Bus Offices, O'Connell Street.
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