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From Dublin: Powerscourt House, Guinness Lake & Glendalough

1. From Dublin: Powerscourt House, Guinness Lake & Glendalough

Explore the ancient beauty of County Wicklow with an experienced qualified tour guide. All at your own pace! Starting with convenient pickup from your hotel, you will be driven by Mercedes limousine to your first stop, the 18th century Powerscourt House and Gardens (voted number 3 private gardens in the world by National Geographic). Here, you will get a chance to browse the mix of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, ornamental lakes, secret hollows, and rambling walks set in over 47 acres. After this we will head for the majestic Powerscourt waterfall. Cascading down 120 meters, it is the highest waterfall in Ireland, set in lush parkland. Then on to the breathtaking Lough Tay (Guinness lake). This lake formed part of the Guinness estate and got its name because it looks like a pint of Guinness on its side! This is also the site where the TV series "Vikings" is filmed. Also, the movie "Saving Private Ryan" was filmed nearby. After that, we head cross country to the quaint village of Laragh, where we stop for lunch (cost not included). The Wicklow Heather restaurant is a very popular choice with guests offering great local dishes and maybe even a pint of Guinness! but it must be booked as it gets very busy. After a relaxing lunch, its down to Glendalough. This is the world famous 7th century monastic site of Saint Kevin. Here you will discover the 1,000 year old Round Tower and Cathedral of the monastic city while you retrace the steps of pilgrims of centuries past. Inspired by your time here, we head for home.... Taking the coast road, we will explore the picturesque seaside towns along the way, passing the homes of some of Ireland's rich and famous, finally dropping you back relaxed to your hotel.

6-Day Tour of Southern Ireland from Dublin

2. 6-Day Tour of Southern Ireland from Dublin

Embark on a 6-day tour from Dublin and discover Glendalough, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney Castle, Dingle Peninsula, Cork, Slea Head, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, and Connemara. Day 1: Dublin - Glendalough - Kilkenny Castle - Waterford City Begin the tour in central Dublin. Leave the capital behind and drive through rolling countryside to the Wicklow Mountains. Your first stop is the monastery ruins at Glendalough, the Valley of Two Lakes. Admire the natural beauty and enjoy the local walks and trails with views of ancient Celtic crosses and round towers. Afterward, continue to the medieval city of Kilkenny with its cobbled streets and famous red ale. Not far from Waterford Harbor on the southeast coast, Dunmore East is a relaxing spot to spend the evening with a handful of pubs and some great seafood restaurants. Day 2: Waterford City - Waterford Crystal - Blarney Castle - Dingle Peninsula Your day begins with a visit to the world-famous Waterford Crystal factory. Stock up on fine-cut glass at the outlet store or simply pause a while to watch the artisans at work. Continue with a scenic drive through County Waterford and a panoramic drive through Cork city. The highlight for many today is the world-renowned Blarney Castle. After lunch, continue on your journey to the Dingle Peninsula, where you will stay overnight at one of the westernmost points of Ireland. Day 3: Dingle Peninsula - Slea Head - Killarney Take the short drive to Dingle, a charming Irish-speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having the most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant trip around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts. Day 4: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney Discover the amazing scenery of the Ring of Kerry. Begin with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or a horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional). Your afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, and much more. Day 5: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Galway Visit the town of Killarney and Bunratty Castle in the morning. Then in the afternoon, continue north along the Wild Atlantic Way. Stop at the iconic Cliffs of Moher and the village of Doolin. Stay overnight in Galway, known as the city of the tribes and Ireland's cultural capital, with a vast array of fine seafood eateries, and home to an endless selection of traditional Irish music venues. Day 6: Galway - Connemara - Dublin Discover the rugged beauty of the Connemara region, located west of Galway city. Have time to visit Cong Abbey before heading off on your journey through the midlands back to Dublin.

Wicklow: Private Day Tour from Dublin

3. Wicklow: Private Day Tour from Dublin

Start with a pick-up at your chosen location and drive south into County Wicklow from Dublin. Your qualified guide will share many stories and local folklore about the places you will visit. Tailor the tour to your liking and decide to visit the Powerscourt House Gardens in Enniskerry. Explore the gardens at your own pace and then relax over a coffee looking out towards the Wicklow countryside and sugar loaf hill. You can also do some shopping at the Avoca craft shop. Afterward, drive through the Wicklow Mountains National park with some scenic stops along the way. Such as the Lough Brays, Luggala, the Guinness family Estate, and the P.S. I Love you bridge. Actually many films and TV series were made in this national park such as "The Vikings", "P.S. I Love You", "Leap Year" and today they are filming Enchanted II. Enjoy some lunch in an Irish Pub near Glendalough. Taste some lovely fresh Wicklow produce. Explore Glendalough and the 6th-century monastic site of St Kevin. Enjoy a walk in this wonderful scenic valley with its two lakes and a mixture of deciduous woodland. If there is anything else you would like to do, your guide is with you and would be happy to help arrange this.

Dublin to County Wicklow & Glendalough Private Trip by Car

4. Dublin to County Wicklow & Glendalough Private Trip by Car

Embark on a magical adventure in the Irish countryside surrounded by majestic mountains, green forests and picturesque lakes! Enjoy a full-day tour with a 5-Star Guide and private car transfers directly from your accommodation in Dublin.Immerse yourself in stories about the days long gone by, and find out where to look for Irish fairies and Leprechauns! Book a 8-hour tour to see the highlights of County Wicklow and Glendalough. The first stop will be at the Powerscourt Waterfall, which is the tallest waterfall in Ireland. Feel the power of nature as you admire the 121-meter water cascade at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains. Another point of interest will be the Glendalough monastic site located in a glaciated valley with two lakes, where you will explore the ruins of an early Christian settlement from the 6th century. The Wicklow Mountains National Park, a protected area of over 20,000 hectares of low mountains, lakes and deep glacial valleys, will amaze you with its wild nature. You will have an opportunity to visit Lough Tay, The Guinness Lake. It is one of the most photographed sites in Wicklow. Last but not least, you will explore Sally Gap, a mountain pass 500 meters above the sea level, which offers poetic views of the surrounding Wicklow Mountains. Experience the beauty and mystery of Ireland! Book an extended 10-hour tour to enhance your experience with a visit to the Powerscourt Estate. Skip-the-line tickets are included to avoid waiting in lines. Take a stroll through the Powerscourt Gardens and enjoy the wonderful blend of formal gardens, statues, ornamental lakes and secret hollows. See also the Powerscourt House, which was voted one of the Top 10 Houses and Mansions in the world by the Lonely Planet Guide.

Wicklow Mountains Private Day Tour including Glendalough

5. Wicklow Mountains Private Day Tour including Glendalough

Discover why Wicklow is known as the 'Garden of Ireland' on your small group private tour, After your chosen Dublin city pick up, explore the South Dublin Coastline passing through towns such as Dun Laoghire, Sandycove, and Dalkey.  Relax with a morning coffee in Avoca handweavers, the oldest wool mill in Ireland, where you can shop for high quality Irish handcrafts before heading into the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Explore remote mountain passes with spectacular views of glacial lakes and infinite shades of green. Breath in the crisp mountain air with a short guided walk at the Sally Gap with stunning views of Lough Tay and the Guiness Family estate. This area is so unique and spectacular that it was chosen as the backdrop to the 'Vikings' series and movies like 'Braveheart'.  After a break for lunch at a traditional Irish pub where you can taste the local specialities, it's back on the road to Glendalough. An enchanting 6th century monastic settlement complete with round tower, the jewel of the National Park. Marvel at the history of the hermit priest St Kevin and the enchanting settlement at Glendalough. Hike from the lower lake to the upper lake and discover one of the 'off the beaten track' mountain trails which provide stunning views of the Glacial valley.  Then it's time take an alternate route through the National Park on your return to Dublin city center and your chosen destination. 

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What people are saying about County Wicklow

Our guide, Gillian, could not have been better. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and full of incredibly interesting tidbits about the area and its history. Her stories really brought things to life, but she also gave us freedom to roam and see things without any pressure. I can’t stress enough how very much we enjoyed this trip - and with three generations along that is truly saying something! Thanks again!!

Brian is an excellent host and guide! I was traveling with my two 77 year old parents, and he was very accommodating, as to their wishes and limitations. The vehicle was very clean and well maintained. My family still can't figure out how he magically appeared to get us loaded up after completing one of our activities. Thanks again Brian!

Great driver-guide Vincent, with fun sense of humour Flexible itinerary with lots of extras Itinerary ran in reverse because combined with 4 day tour Range of accommodation from comfortable BnBs to clean basic private hostel room Highlights were Cliffs of Moher and Dingle Peninsula and Kilkenny castle n town... Overall great value tour