This tour takes you through Dublin’s beautiful south coast by double-decker bus and includes a visit to the Powerscourt House and Gardens as well as the historical monastic site of Glendalough. The tour departs from the city center and travels through the Dublin Quays and Docklands area. The bus continues south from the city along the great sweep of Dublin Bay where you can enjoy the scenery at Sandycove and Dún Laoghaire.
Turning inland, the tour climbs into the beautiful Wicklow Mountains and continues through the enchanting old-world village of Enniskerry to Powerscourt House and Gardens. The estate is among the finest in Europe and has been featured in many films including Mel Gibson's Braveheart. You'll have lots of time to explore the grounds. See the Italian, Japanese, and walled gardens and the unusual pet cemetery. Take some time to browse the renowned Avoca Handweavers shop and café.
Before returning to Dublin the tour passes through the beautiful Glendalough glacial valley. Glendalough, literally meaning "Valley of Two Lakes" is an area steeped in natural beauty and fascinating history. It is here that St Kevin built an early Medieval settlement, and remains of the sixth-century monastic settlement can still be seen today. Glendalough also has a round tower in near perfect condition, two tranquil lakes and walking trails with magnificent views.