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Private Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow & Powerscourt Gardens starting from Dublin provided by Touristy

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Private Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow & Powerscourt Gardens starting from Dublin

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Get to know the verdant County Wicklow on this private tour, which includes personalized attention and has all the details arranged ahead of time. Depart Dublin in a private vehicle and relax on the ride, enjoying the scenery and your guide's commentary as you travel. Highlights include Avoca village, Powerscourt Gardens, and the sixth-century ruins at Glendalough.
  • Private tour means a flexible itinerary and personalized attention
  • Round-trip transportation so you can focus on the scenery
  • Multiple stops to get the feel of County Wicklow as a whole
  • Private guide provides engaging commentary tailored to your interests
What to Expect
Taking a private tour to County Wicklow means you are free to customize it however you like; let your guide know where your interests lie and he or she will be happy to change the stops or the durations to accommodate your preferences. After Dublin hotel pickup, sit back in your private tour vehicle and enjoy the scenery while your guide takes care of navigation and directions on the east coast route to Wicklow Gaol. Once you arrive, take an interactive tour led by actor guides to understand the history of its prisoners and make a stop in the Genealogy Room to trace your Irish ancestry. Continue on to Avoca village, where you’ll make a lunch stop and have some time to shop for some of the town’s famous handicrafts. After that, depart for Glendalough, a monastic city founded in the sixth century where you can explore the grounds and the ruins. The day’s last stop is Powerscourt Gardens, established in 1731. Take your time to walk through the sweeping terraces, statues, ornamental lakes, secret hollows, and rambling walks.  End your day with convenient drop-off back in Dublin. 
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Important Information
  • Local Guide
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer from anywhere in Dublin
  • Bottled water
  • Free WIFI (Some vehicles)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Additional Fee required if private collection from Dublin Airport
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • At time of booking, guests must provide preferred start time. This can be changed via contact anytime before the tour date
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Infant seats available upon request
  • Tour lasts approx 6 Hours. Additional sights mentioned in description can be included but may increase tour time. Hourly rates can be discussed directly with your guide on the day.
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking unless requested via notes on booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • All vehicles are a saloon vehicle and licensed to carry 4 passengers. As this requires 3 persons to sit in the back seats it may get a little cramped should everyone be tall. To request a minivan please add this to your notes.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Hannah L wrote a review May 2020
10 contributions
Alan was the best tour guide from our entire month long trip around Europe, Germany and Ireland. This was by far one of my most favorite days from our trip. Alan had so much knowledge and told us many Irish stories and tales. Alan made the extra effort to find and stop at the
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Date of experience: July 2019
Arthur J wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
I've been to Powerscourt, Glendalough and through the Wicklows three times before with other companies. This was far and away superior to every other trip. Jimmy was an expert, willing to entertain every question we had ranging from the mundane to the historically and
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Date of experience: March 2020
luciperr wrote a review Oct 2019
Ottawa, Canada35 contributions14 helpful votes
We had a great tour with Alan. Powerscourt Gardens was beautiful. The gardens rival the gardens in Versailles! The views at Wicklow are fantastic as well. I would highly recommend this tour. Alan has a wealth of knowledge and a great sense of humour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
goinggoinggone_15 wrote a review Aug 2019
Boston, Massachusetts25 contributions7 helpful votes
We had an excellent day with Alan, who picked us up punctually alongside our cruise ship and proceeded to treat us to a multi-faceted tour of the Dublin countryside and its many historic and scenic sites, accompanied by a wealth of history and anecdotes. Alan is exceptionally
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Date of experience: August 2019
PeteB wrote a review Jul 2019
Huntsville, Alabama2 contributions
Alan was an excellent tour guide. He was friendly, accommodating, and very knowledgeable on virtually all topics concerning Dublin and Ireland in general. After learning that our daughter performs with a choir, Alan arranged for us to join and sing along with some local
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Response from Adventurer780946, Guest Relations Manager at Private Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow & Powerscourt Gardens starting from Dublin
Responded 26 Jul 2019
Hi pabrasse, Thank you for the great review ill pass on the kind words to Alan. I'm glad to hear you have an enjoyable tour especially getting involved with a local sing-song. Nice to have a stand out memory from your trip to Ireland. Regards, Touristy Team
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