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Dublin Bus - Coast & Gardens

Dublin Bus

Activity Type: Scenic guided tour of Dublin’s South Coast and Wicklow’s renowned Powerscourt Estate.

Departure Location: Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

Departure Time: 10.30am Daily. (Please arrive 15min before.) / *From November till February tour runs only Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Tours will not operate from the 23rd December until the 26th December inclusive. We are available to take Private Hires during the week. If you have groups coming in who wish to hire the bus to themselves.*

Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour

See the best of what is on Dublin’s doorstep on a perfect half day tour to Wicklow, Ireland’s garden county, with admission to one of the country’s finest estate gardens, Powerscourt Gardens, and time to explore the fabulous scenery at Glendalough.

  • Highlights
  • Admission to Powerscourt Gardens
  • One hour to enjoy the monastic settlement and grounds at Glendalough
  • Enjoy entertaining live commentary on board from Fáilte Ireland accredited guides
  • Free Wi-Fi on entire coastal fleet
  • Enjoy a free Dublin Highlights Walking Tour by Pat Liddy
  • Kids Go Free
  • €5 off any additional Dublin Bus Tour
  • Hotel Pick-Up available

What You Can Expect

Board the Dublin Bus Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour at O’Connell Street in the heart of Dublin City Centre. This half day tour departs daily at 10:30am from outside Dublin Bus Head Office at 59 Upper O'Connell Street. Passengers can also join the tour by availing of the Dublin Sightseeing hotel shuttle service. The hotel shuttle service includes accommodation providers in Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Sandymount, St. Stephens Green and the Croke Park Hotel.

The Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Tour takes place in a double decker bus to allow the best possible experience of the beautiful scenery en route. The tour is given by a Fáilte Ireland accredited guide in a live English only commentary.

Departing from Dublin City Centre, the tour takes in the beautifully developed Docklands area of Dublin City, before travelling along the great sweep of Dublin Bay, passing by Beach Road at Sandymount. The tour then travels inland, climbing the beautiful Wicklow Mountains, and continues to the enchanting old- world village of Enniskerry, home to Powerscourt Estate and Gardens.

Powerscourt, in its spectacular mountain setting, is among the finest in Europe. Here, you will have time to explore the stunning gardens, which has been voted by National Geographic No.3 in its Top 10 Gardens in the World. You will also see the world renowned Italian and Japanese Gardens, or visit the poignant Pet’s Cemetery.

Passengers on the tour can then explore the highlights of Glendalough with a one hour visit to this monastic settlement, which was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Glendalough is an area steeped in both natural beauty and historical significance and is among the top attractions in Ireland.

On returning to Dublin, the tour will pass through even more gorgeous landscapes and the ever changing scenery of the Wicklow and Dublin Mountains.

Good to Know

  • Adults: €27 Children: €12
  • Two kids go free with every fare-paying adult (Additional Kids €12 each).
  • Departs: 10:30
  • Duration: 6.5 hours approx
  • From April – September, the tour departs daily. During winter, tours depart every Friday & Saturday


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