The Day Tour Highlights
- Powerscourt House and Gardens. Named 3rd best garden in the world by National Geographic
- Powerscourt Waterfall, 2nd highest in Ireland
- Ancient 6th century ruins of the serene Glendalough Valley
- Iconic Guinness Lake and Wicklow Mountains National park
Powerscourt House and Gardens
Embark on a guided tour through one of Ireland’s most magnificent estates, a prestigious house boasting panoramic views over Europe’s third-best garden, as recognised by National Geographic. Spread across 47 acres, the estate features Italian and Japanese gardens, ornamental lakes, statues, and scenic walks against the backdrop of Wicklow’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. Take the opportunity to explore and shop for renowned Avoca design scarfs and throws, and savour a cup of coffee at their gourmet deli Food Market.
Experience the inspiring beauty of Powerscourt Waterfall, a natural masterpiece standing at an impressive 121 meters, making it the second tallest waterfall in Ireland. The dramatic cascade, set against rugged ancient rock formations, creates a mesmerising spectacle that captivates the senses. As the water gently roars, a tranquil and meditative atmosphere envelops you, offering a respite for the mind and soul. Did you know that being in such a natural setting, particularly near a waterfall, can enhance your mood and elevate your overall sense of well-being? These serene surroundings inspire happiness and contentment.
We will have a lunch in Wicklow’s award-winning restaurant near Glendalough. Following our meal, we will head to the captivating Glendalough lakes and monastic site, which is known as one of Ireland’s most stunning attractions.
This enchanting valley is nestled in the breathtaking Wicklow Mountains National Park in county Wicklow, known as the “Garden of Ireland.” Glendalough is full of ancient legends and surrounded by the serene waters of two picturesque lakes. It is a true testament to Ireland’s natural beauty. This destination is not just a place to visit; it can be a transformative journey into the heart of Ireland’s soul-stirring landscapes and cultural heritage. In the heart of Glendalough, time seems to stand still. The past and present coexist harmoniously, and you are invited to immerse yourself in this fascinating tale, embarking on an adventure into Ireland’s most breathtaking attraction, where every moment can be magical and offers a new discovery.
Embark on a day tour to the picturesque Lough Tay, also known as Guinness Lake. This stunning lake is nestled amidst rolling hills of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, offering a mesmerising and captivating sight for all who visit.
The name “Guinness Lake” is derived from its dark, peaty waters, which, when combined with the lake’s unique shape and the pristine white sand at its top, closely resemble a perfectly poured pint of Guinness. As you take in this breathtaking natural wonder, your knowledgeable guide will entertain you with fascinating stories about the Guinness Family and their historic estate.
Additionally, Lough Tay has served as a filming location for popular TV series such as Vikings, as well as the legendary film Excalibur. Not far from the Lake is located the iconic bridge, that was featured in one of the romantic scenes of the famous movie P.S. I Love You.