A slow and relaxed day taking in the Garden of Ireland
A full day touring Wicklow mountains taking the grandeur of Powerscourt and the serenity of Glendalough. Lunch, as with all of my tours will be somewhere special.
You will drive through the beautiful scenery in a fully licensed Mercedes vehicle enjoying the coastal harbours of Dublin before heading into Powerscourt Gardens for a visit. After a lunch stop in the beautiful Enniskerry Village you will continue to Glendalough via magnificent high vistas of the mountains and in particular the world famous 'Guinness Lake'.
Tour is a full day tour of 8 hours. Start time is according to your need. If a suitable start time is not available, I can accommodate different times.
We will begin along the shoreline of Dublin Bay with its vistas of Howth and Dollymount. You will pass through the sailing town of Dun Laoghaire (pronounced "Dun Leary") and have a first stop at Sandycove. This is famous for its martello tower associated with James Joyce and the swimming spot known locally as the Forty Foot.
The tour continues on to Dalkey village, where after a quick stroll through we depart and stop at Coliemore Harbour and a view of Dalkey Island with its ancient early Christian church, 1500 years old.
You leave Dalkeys environs via the Vico Road taking in sweeping views of Killiney Bay and Wicklow mountains. You pass by some of the most expensive villas in the city before a quick journey to Powerscourt Estate.
At Powerscourt you will walk the renowned gardens and take lunch.
In the afternoon you visit Glendalough with its stunning 1500 year old monastic ruins.
An early evening transfer back to Dublin concludes a full day.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your accommodation, cruise ship or a Dublin city centre location we agree upon.
End location: I will drop you at your accommodation, cruise ship or a Dublin city centre location we agree upon.
Duration: 8 hours
Mercedes S Class Limousine
Maximum 4 people comfortable
Collection and drop off at your accommodation.
My time and service with a full day of touring as a licensed and insured guide and driver.
Slow and relaxed pace at your own leisure.
Regular breaks for rest stops.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro's - Entrance fee at Powerscourt Gardens and lunch costs depending of the choices you decide upon.
Entrance fee at Powerscourt Gardens, from €7.00 to €7.50.
Lunch and personal expenses, snacks, souvenirs, etc.
None - Fully Licensed and Insured
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First time trip to Ireland and we wanted to see some sites outside Dublin. Email communications with Jim prior to the trip including changes to pick up spot were always promptly responded to by Jim. He picked us up promptly in a nice clean car. As we got underway he asked a few questions and off we went. We felt like he read our minds. The 6 hour tour exceeded our expectations and was a perfect exploration of the areas north of Dublin.