Wicklow Mountains Day Tour Highlights
- Powerscout House and Gardens. Named 3rd best garden in the world by National Geographic
- Powerscout Waterfall
- Ancient 6th century ruins of the serene Glendalough valley
- Iconic Guinness Lake and Wicklow Mountains National park
We will pick you up from any meeting point in Dublin area or beyond (in most cases this is the hotel you’re staying in or it can be any other pick up point of your choice)
Powerscout House and Gerdens
This tour takes you to one of Ireland’s most remarkable houses, offering a breathtaking view of one of Europe’s most stunning gardens. This garden has earned the prestigious title of being the 3rd Best Garden in the world by National Geographic.
Situated on a sprawling 47-acre property, this estate boasts beautiful Italian and Japanese gardens, adorned with statues, ornamental lakes, and picturesque walking paths. As you explore these grounds, you will be captivated by the enchanting backdrop of Wicklow’s Sugarloaf Mountain.
During the tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit the famous Avoca design shop. Here, you can browse through a selection of exquisite scarfs and throws that are renowned for their quality and elegance. Afterward, you can indulge in a cup of coffee at their gourmet deli Food Market, ensuring a delightful break in your day.
Please note that admission for this tour is €12.50 and is paid separately.
Powerscourt Waterfall is an awe-inspiring natural wonder and a must-see attraction in Ireland. Standing at a height of 121 meters, it is the highest waterfall in the country and offers a mesmerizing spectacle of water plunging dramatically into a pool below. Surrounded by ancient rock formations, the waterfall’s dramatic appeal is further enhanced. As you stand near Powerscourt Waterfall, the soothing sound of the cascading water creates a tranquil and meditative atmosphere, providing a calming effect on the mind and soul. Did you know that being in a natural setting, particularly near a waterfall, can uplift your mood and enhance your overall well-being? The breathtaking beauty and serenity of the surroundings inspire feelings of happiness and contentment. Admission to Powerscourt Waterfall is €7, and it is paid separately from any other activities or attractions that may be included in the tour package.
We will have a lunch at Wicklow’s renowned restaurant near Glendalough. Following our meal, we will venture to the captivating Glendalough lakes and monastic site, which is revered as one of Ireland’s most stunning attractions.
This enchanting valley is nestled in the breathtaking County Wicklow, known as the “Garden of Ireland.” Glendalough is steeped in 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 is 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, and worries dissipate. The past and present coexist harmoniously, and you are invited to immerse yourself in its fascinating tale. Glendalough calls upon you to embark on an adventure into Ireland’s most breathtaking attraction, where magic is tangible, and every moment holds the promise of a new discovery.
Wicklow Mountains: Lough Tay
Embark on a day tour to the picturesque Guinness Lake, also known as Lough Tay. This stunning crescent-shaped lake is nestled amidst rolling hills and enveloped by verdant forests, creating a tranquil and enchanting setting. Its crystalline waters reflect the sky above, producing a mesmerizing 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 explore this breathtaking natural wonder, your knowledgeable guide will regale 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. Traverse the grounds where these captivating productions were filmed and immerse yourself in the allure of this remarkable location. Prepare to be captivated by the unrivaled beauty and intriguing history of Guinness Lake.