See & Do

  • Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour - Dublin Bus

Day Tours

This day tour departs daily at 10:30am from outside Dublin Bus Head Office at 59 Upper O'Connell Street. Passengers can also join the tour by availing of the Dublin Sightseeing hotel shuttle service. The hotel shuttle service includes accommodation providers in Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Sandymount, St. Stephens Green and the Croke Park Hotel.

The Glendalough and Powerscourt Tour allows for the best possible experience of the beautiful scenery en route. It offers the perfect opportunity to see what is on Dublin’s doorstep. The tour is guided by a Fáilte Ireland accredited guide.

Departing from Dublin City Centre, the tour takes Dublin’s South Coast, with great views across Dublin Bay while passing by Sandymount and the elegant promenade at Dún Laoghaire. Before gradually entering into Wicklow and Powerscourt Estate, in its spectacular mountain setting. Passengers will have time to explore the stunning gardens, voted No. 3 in National Geographic’s Top 10 Gardens in the World. The group can also explore the wonderful Italian and Japanese Gardens, Triton Lake, and the poignant pets’ cemetery.

Passengers can then explore the picturesque monastic settlement of Glendalough for a short while at their leisure before re-joining the tour. The group will have the opportunity to experience the famous Round Tower, and St. Kevin’s Church. After experiencing the best of one of Ireland’s most beautiful attractions, the tour begins to travel back to Dublin City.

Passengers can avail of one free loop of the Hop-on Hop-off city tour on the same day as they have taken the Coastal tour. The Hop-on Hop-off tour departs until 17:00 in the winter, and 19:00 in the summer. The stops are all conveniently located close to Dublin cities top attractions. Tours are available in a live English language commentary and in a multilingual format. Multilingual tours include a pre-recorded commentary available through ten different languages.

The Glendalough and Powerscourt Tour can be booked in person or online. Discounts are available at


Dublin Bus, 59 Upper O'Connell Street



  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan - 31 Dec

    MON 10:30 - 17:00
    TUES 10:30 - 17:00
    WED 10:30 - 17:00
    THU 10:30 - 17:00
    FRI 10:30 - 17:00
    SAT 10:30 - 17:00
    SUN 10:30 - 17:00

(subject to change)