Powerscourt Gardens

Powerscourt Gardens is a stunning 47-acre garden first designed in the 1730s and one of the most beautiful estates in Ireland, and as you enter the gardens, the sheer scale of the landscape will amaze you.

The gardens are divided into a series of distinct areas with their own unique character and charm, from the Italian Garden with its vibrant colours and intricate water features to the Japanese Garden with its tranquil ponds and delicate blossoms.

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The Forty Foot
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Vico Road
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Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains: Private Day Trip from Dublin
With spectacular natural beauty at every turn, it is no wonder that County Wicklow draws visitors from around the world. Enjoy the scenic coastal drive out to historic Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains and experience the natural beauty of Ireland on this day trip from Dublin. 

On your private day trip, you will: 

  • Visit the magnificent Powerscourt Gardens, a stunning 47-acre garden first designed in the 1730s and one of the most beautiful estates in Ireland;
  • Explore Enniskerry, a charming village of picturesque streets and discover which popular Disney movie was filmed here;
  • Visit Lough Tay, known as the "Guinness Lake" due to the colour of its waters, featured in the series "Vikings";
  • Stop for lunch in a traditional Old Irish Village in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains;
  • Enjoy time for a quick hike in the Wicklow Mountains in the surrounding hills to take in the stunning scenery;
  • Discover Glendalough, famous for its natural beauty and rich history and the ancient monastic settlement ruins that will transport you back in time to a bygone era of saints and scholars;
  • Admire the stunning coastal scenery and seaside village, and snap some amazing photos on your drive back to Dublin.

At the beginning of the day, you will be picked up by a comfortable, private vehicle and whisked south through the picturesque Irish countryside. 

Enjoy your first stop exploring the majestic Powerscourt Gardens – 47 acres of splendour overlooked by a grand stately home. Your guide will share the weird and wonderful stories associated with these places, before turning inland towards the imperious Wicklow Mountains.

Carved out by a glacier during the last ice age, the valley of Glendalough is one of the natural jewels in Ireland’s crown and is historically important too. After a scenic drive through the mountains, your guide will lead you around Glendalough’s 6th-century monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin, complete with a round tower, a cathedral and many smaller churches.

After a hearty pub lunch in the nearby area, the scenic landscape of the countryside awaits you. Decide with your guide whether you would like to explore the Guinness lakes, walk through the Roundwood Village or simply wander wherever your feet may take you - the choice is up to you. 

Enjoy a relaxing drive back to Dublin at the day’s end. 


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