Private shore excursion or tour to Powerscourt house and garden plus coastal tour from Dublin (lasts 4 - 5 hours)
The Powerscourt Estate
is one of the most beautiful country estates in Ireland. It is a must see either on a private tour or shore excursion from Dublin. Situated in the mountains of Wicklow on 1000 acres (404 hectares), it was originally an important strategic site for the Anglo-Normans who came to Ireland in the 12th century. By the year 1300 a castle had been built here and was in the possession of the le Poer (Power) family from which it takes its name. The succeeding centuries saw the castle held for different periods by powerful families such as the O'Tooles and the Fitzgeralds, Earls of Kildare.
Powerscourt Gardens and estate
Powerscourt Gardens, which cover 47 acres (19 hectares), were laid out in two main periods. When the house was rebuilt in the decade after 1731, the surrounding grounds were laid out in a series of formal rides and parkland to the North, with carefully planned gardens and terraces to the South. The gardens are spectacular, and this private tour from Dublin will allow you a fantastic opportunity to relax and unwind in the beautiful surroundings of County Wicklow. read more about Powerscourt gardens
Dalkey Village and the east coast
Dalkey (Irish: Deilginis, meaning "thorn island") is suburb of Dublin and seaside resort just south of Dublin City, Ireland. It was founded as a Viking settlement and became an important port during the Middle Ages. In modern times, Dalkey has become a thriving seaside suburb and a minor tourist attraction. It has been home to many writers and celebrities including Maeve Binchy, Hugh Leonard, Bono U2 and Van Morrison. read more about Dalkey village
Windmill Lane U2 recording studio
Windmill Lane is covered in graffiti from U2 fans who have paid pilgrimage from all over the world, many attracted by the studio's historical connection with U2. Windmill Lane Studios, also known as the "U2 studio", is a three-storey music recording studio located in Dublin, Ireland. It is located on Windmill Lane, a small street just south of City Quay and the River Liffey. see images of Windmill lane recording studios
- Pickup and return from your Dublin based hotel or cruise ship
- Failte Ireland approved tour guide
- Comfortable mini van suitable for 2 - 7 persons
- Short Dublin city tour
- Windmill lane U2 studio photo stop
- South coast tour Dunlaoughaire / Dalkey village
- Visit to 40 foot a famous all year round bathing area / James Joyce tower
- Powerscourt House and gardens
- All transfers / tolls / parking associated with this private tour
What's not included
- Entrance fees at Powerscourt
- Refreshments / lunch
IMPORTANT - When making a reservation, select either Dublin based hotel default pickup location or the Dublin port default pickup location for cruise ship passengers.
Once the booking has been approved we will contact you via e mail or phone to arrange to collect you directly from your hotel.
PRICE QUOTED BELOW €250.00 is based on a private tour suitable 2 - 7 persons