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Small-Group Wicklow, Powerscourt, and Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin
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Small-Group Wicklow, Powerscourt, and Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin

By Hilltoptreks
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Visit the highlights of County Wicklow, including Powerscourt Gardens, Glendalough, and Wicklow Mountains National Park, without the need to rent a car on this full-day tour from Dublin. Relax and enjoy the scenery, knowing that all the details and transportation are taken care of. Listen to commentary from your guide as you travel to the Guinness Estate and the Victorian village of Enniskerry.
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Duration: 8h
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Highlights
  • Comprehensive tour of County Wicklow landmarks and highlights
  • Plenty of independent exploration time—great for independent travelers
  • Commentary from a guide on the area's history, culture, and environment
  • Round-trip transportation from Dublin eliminates the need to rent a car

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Entrance fees (Reduced rate €8, paid on entry)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Enniskerry

Step aboard your tour vehicle in Dublin and relax immediately, knowing your day in County Wicklow has all been planned out for you. Enjoy the fact that instead of puzzling over directions and traffic, you can simply sit back and enjoy the scenery. The first stop is Powerscourt Gardens (own expense), where you have free time to explore the formal gardens and statuary on your own. Your guide is on hand to recommend the must-sees in the facility. Midday, stop in the Victorian village of Enniskerry for lunch (own expense) and some time to look around. Move on to the Wicklow Mountains National Park, to visit Sally Gap, the Guinness Estate, and Lough Tay. Listen to your guide's commentary on the historic and environmental importance of the park. Around midafternoon, reach Glendalough, a 6th-century monastic site, where you have time to explore independently before returning to Dublin.

Start:
  • Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
    This statue is outside old stone church on Suffolk Street at 09:20am, Please be 10 minutes early
End:
This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24779P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Pickup Location is the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street at 09:20am
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Molly Malone Statue
      Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
      This statue is outside old stone church on Suffolk Street at 09:20am, Please be 10 minutes early
      See address & details
    • 1
      Molly Malone Statue
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • 2
      Powerscourt House & Gardens
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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    • 3
      Enniskerry Village Square
      Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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    • 4
      Wicklow Mountains National Park
      Stop: 60 minutes
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      Pass by
      Sally Gap
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      Old Military Road
      Stop: 10 minutes
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    • 6
      Guinness Lake
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 7
      Glendalough Monastic Settlement
      Stop: 90 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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      Knowledgeable, friendly and insightful. Highly recommended. Greatly enjoy the trip and guide. Especially enjoyed the small van and tailored tour.
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      This tour was great start to finish! Matt, our driver/tour guide, was fantastic. Powerscourt was worth the admission fee! Glendalough was beautiful and full of history. I highly recommend this tour!
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      Book Hilltop Treks - and book early
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    Marjorie A
    7 contributions
    We had an awesome time with Jillian as our guide driver. Beautiful scenery at Powerscourt and St Kevins and Jillian's commentary was great, highly recommend. Marjorie and Shannon.
    Written 23 September 2023
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    Terry-hilltoptreks
    Thank you very much Marjorie and Shannon for the excellent review.
    Written 30 September 2023
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    Jennifer R
    Raleigh, NC7 contributions
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    We had a great time thanks to excellent guide Terry, who told us about history and lore and gave us recommendations. We got to tailor our time at each place to exactly what we wanted (Powerscourt Gardens, Glendalough, lunch).
    Written 6 September 2023
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    Terry-hilltoptreks
    Thank you very Jennifer for the excellent review and it was a pleasure guiding you.
    Written 8 September 2023
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    Debe T
    2 contributions
    Our driver Matt was fantastic. He made the trip very entertaining. He kept us on time at the various stops which is always a challenge with group tours.
    Written 5 September 2023
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    Terry-hilltoptreks
    Thank you very much Debe for the Excellent review and I will pass along your kind words to Matt.
    Written 7 September 2023
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    Christan C
    St. Petersburg, FL2 contributions
    Jun 2023 • Couples
    Amazing area. Want to go back and explore more. The weather was perfect for us. The views were spectacular.
    Written 3 September 2023
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    Terry-hilltoptreks
    Thank you very much for the Excellent review.
    Written 7 September 2023
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    Lynda C
    Wurzburg, Germany1 contribution
    The 3 stops were great. The gardens were beautiful. We felt we lost out on some of our time at the gardens because we had to go to a horse stable to drop off 8 people who signed up for a riding experience. Lunch was fun. The scenery unique and lovely. Our driver was very nice, but needed more training. We got very little background or historical information. He did not walk with us at any of the locations as we saw other guides did
    Written 1 September 2023
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    Terry-hilltoptreks
    Thank you Lynda for the feedback .. your guide is with you all day. He doesn't guide you in the gardens and allow you to have free time in Glendalough to walk about the lakes or just relax in the valley.
    Written 3 September 2023
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    Anastasia Y
    2 contributions
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Our tour guide was Richard. He gave a lot of interesting facts about the nature and the places we passed by, and contributed greatly to our pleasant experience. I would say we had enough time at Powerscort gardens (1.5 hours), which is OK given that the trip around them last about 1 hour. I wish we had a bit more time at Glendalough, we spent 1.5 hours there but we're in some kind of rush to see both lakes and the monastery. Seems like 2 hours would be perfect. Overall, I would recommend, the places and the road to them are very beautiful
    Written 31 August 2023
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    Terry-hilltoptreks
    Thank you very much for the excellent review and I will pass along your kind words to Richard.
    Written 3 September 2023
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    Carol P
    4 contributions
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    We really enjoyed being in a smaller group. Matt, our guide, gave us an extraordinary experience. His knowledge of the area and the stories he can share make the trip one of a kind.
    Written 30 August 2023
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    Terry-hilltoptreks
    Thank you very much Carol for the excellent review.
    Written 3 September 2023
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    Hannah
    3 contributions
    Aug 2023 • Friends
    A really enjoyable day. Our guide Gillian was endlessly informative, funny and friendly. I'm so glad we went with her, Gillian's ability to drive and keep up a stream of interesting history, information and funny asides was impressive. The scenery was gorgeous too! I recommend this tour.
    Written 18 August 2023
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    Terry-hilltoptreks
    Thank you very much for the excellent review and I will pass along your kind words to Gillian.
    Written 26 August 2023
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    4travelers2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA6 contributions
    Terry was a great communicator as we planned a private full day tour for 13 of us traveling together. Johnny was our driver/guide who spent the drive sharing interesting facts and stories as we headed out of Dublin and to our planned stops to take in the breathtaking views . He managed our group well, had answers to all of our questions, and got us through some tricky spots on the narrow scenic roads. Johnny was very accommodating though-out our 8 hours together and waited on us to change into our evening attire and then drop us off at our group event away from our original pick up location. We had just the right amount of time at each stop to enjoy the landscape of the mountains, lakes, and gardens in the comfortable mini van provided by Hilltop Treks. What a wonderful day and great company if you’re looking to tour Ireland with an experienced guide!
    Written 15 August 2023
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    Terry-hilltoptreks
    Thank you very much for the excellent review and you were a pleasure to work and I'm delighted Johnny gave you a great and accommodating tour.
    Written 16 August 2023
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    Julie F
    9 contributions
    Perfect compliment to seeing the cities (such as Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Belfast) and navigating large touristy crowds was this excursion to see unforgettably beautiful Wicklow hills, lakes, valleys and mountains. Amazing panoramic views and nice stops for pictures now and then. The leisurely walk through the amazing Powerscourt Gardens was so peaceful and rich. Loved the shops and cafe there as well. Our guide was light hearted and informative and the van / size of our group was comfortable and relaxing. Glendalough site was also quite special. Can’t imagine what a loss it would have been to have missed this—lovely choice for your last day as the pace was gentle and unhurried.
    Written 14 August 2023
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    Terry-hilltoptreks
    Thank you very much Julie for the excellent review
    Written 15 August 2023
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