Dublin has so much to offer with a wealth of amazing places to explore and DoDublin’s Hop-On Hop-Off Tours are a great way to get to know the city. But even on a city break, it can be nice to spend a day out in the countryside and DoDublin have you covered there too, with their amazing Glendalough & Powerscourt Tour which allows visitors to explore two of Wicklow’s most famous tourist attractions. With summer soon upon us, a trip to scenic Wicklow should be on every visitor’s Irish bucketlist.
What stands out about this tour is the variety of locations that it packs into just six-and-a-half hours. Visitors will enjoy stunning coastal views all along the way as the Fáilte Ireland trained tour guides take you from Dublin’s Docklands and pass along Dublin Bay, Sandycove, Sandymount, Martello Towers and the Wicklow Mountains, making the hour long drive just fly by.
DoDublin’s tour guides are renowned for being the most fun and friendly tour guides around and they will keep you entertained for the whole journey with fascinating historical information, stories, anecdotes, jokes and maybe even a few songs thrown in for good measure.
The first stop on the tour is Glendalough, an ancient monastic settlement that has stood since the 6th century. This stunning location has great walkways and plenty of space to relax and have a picnic – or the local hotel is nearby if you prefer to head there for a drink and a spot of lunch. The onsite Visitor Centre is full of fascinating information about this beautiful, tranquil valley that is nestled between two calming lakes.
The tour then continues on through Wicklow, passing through the picturesque town of Enniskerry before arriving at Powerscourt House and gardens. Once there, visitors can relax in the Georgian glory of the Powerscourt Estate, whose gardens have been voted No.3 in the Top 10 Gardens in the World by National Geographic. Visitors can also explore the Japanese gardens and pet cemetery, before stopping off in Avoca Cafe in Powerscourt House for tea and scones before setting off back to Dublin.
Once you arrive back in Dublin, you can enjoy a complimentary city loop tour on the DoDublin Hop-On Hop-Off buses to round off the day. Though as the tour is done in a relatively short space of time, there will still be plenty of time left in the day to explore Dublin further or relax in the city for the evening.
The Glendalough & Powerscourt Tour is a great way to discover the amazing scenery and attractions of Wicklow. What’s more, it is excellent value, with adult tickets costing €27 and children’s tickets just €12. This price includes entry to Powerscourt (normally €10), a free walking tour of Dublin with Pat Liddy (normally €10) and the free city loop tour.
A further 20% discount can be availed of when booking online at www.dodublin.ie