Day tour of Wicklow Glendalough & Powerscourt From Dublin.

With Activity options of Horseback Riding or Guided Walk

Tour Costs: 

  • Adult: €65
  • Seniors (60+) Students, Children (5-16yrs) : €62
  • Tour with Guided Walk: €75
  • Tour with Horseback Riding: €125

NOTE: Reduced admission fee into Powerscourt is not included in cost
Small Groups Tours: 16 persons max.
Pickup at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street at 09:20am
Operates Daily.

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The Best Day Tour of Wicklow Glendalough & Powerscourt from Dublin.

Activity options of a Guided Walk or Horse Riding

Highlights: Powerscourt House & Gardens, Enniskerry, Guided Walk or Horse Riding, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Lough Tay, Sally Gap, Guinness Estate and Glendalough.

Day tour of Wicklow Glendalough

Lough Tay, Wicklow

About our Day Tours to Wicklow from Dublin

This Award-winning Day Tour of Wicklow Glendalough and Powerscourt leaves from Dublin Daily. There are options on this tour to visit the Powerscourt Gardens (discounted rate of €8 not covered in cost), enjoy a Guided Walk or Horse-Ride in the Wicklow Mountains.

Your tour starts with a pickup from Dublin and a scenic drive south into the Wicklow mountains to visit some of its best locations. The guides are very friendly and full of local history and stories of both Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains and will keep you informed along the way.

The first stop on the tour is Enniskerry the film location of P.S. I Love You” and Leap Year”. It is a small picturesque Victorian estate village in Wicklow next to the Powerscourt Gardens.

Here you are brought to your chosen activity or the Powerscourt House & Gardens.

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Powerscourt Gardens

About the Activities: The activities are approx. 1.5hrs in length and suitable for both beginners and the more experienced alike.

The Guided walk takes place close by on what is known as the “scalp”, there are wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, across the Irish sea and coastline.

The Horse Rising takes place at a local stables where you are first assessed, booted and helmet. Then taken out on a trail through some beautiful Irish landscape. The stables have many horses and can cater for complete beginners to more advanced riders.

The Powerscourt Gardens (discounted rate not covered in cost). The Gardens were Voted No. 3 in the World’s Top 10 Best Gardens by the National Geographic. The gardens are absolutely incredible and have been designed over 100’s of years by the Powerscourt family.

Wicklow Day Tour with horse riding

Horse Riding in Wicklow

After your activity or visit to Powerscourt we all meet back up and take a break for lunch in Enniskerry. We like to go to a local cafe here called “Poppies, who offer a wide selection of lunches. From their Poppies pie to soup, sandwiches, salads and excellent deserts. They also cater for vegetarians.

The day tour of Wicklow Glendalough and Powerscourt continues after lunch through the Wicklow Mountains. With stops along the way to show you some of the best of Wicklow’s wonderful highlights.

Including the Wicklow Mountains National Park, The Sally Gap, Lough Tay, the Guinness Lake (film location of “Excalibur” and Brave Heart”). The film location of P.S. I Love You” and its famous bridge, Glendalough and its 6th century monastic site.

There are many stops as we make our way towards Glendalough to take some wonderful scenic pictures.

On reaching Glendalough, your guide will show you around the 6th century Monastic site of St. Kevin. They will also explain some of the areas history and folklore to you. The Glendalough valley is beautiful and is the gem of the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

You will have plenty of free time to explore Glendalough valley with it’s two Book Now Bluelakes. There are also many places here to enjoy a bite to eat or a coffee.

Afterwards we will return to Dublin for approx. 17:30.

day tour of Wicklow with guided walk

Guided Walk in Wicklow

day tour of wicklow glendaloughOur Day Tour of  Wicklow Glendalough and Powerscourt from Dublin has been voted the Tripadvisor “Travellers’ Choice award” by the many visitors who have enjoyed our tours.

We are honored to have received such recognition for our tours and would like to thank those who gave us such great reviews. We would also like to thank our great guides who really where the ones who gained this award.

  • The tours are small groups with 16 persons max per coach, making sure you are well looked after along the way.
  • All the guides are local, fully qualified and full of the history and stories of the Wicklow mountains and other locations. Giving you the best insight into this part of Ireland.
  • Larger groups can be also catered for.

Booking Confirmation for Day tour of Wicklow Glendalough & Powerscourt from Dublin.

• You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking

• In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Save Paper: You do not need to print your confirmation as the Guide will have your name on his list for the tour.

Note that the horse riding is provided by a third party.

Cancellation Policy for our day tour of Wicklow Glendalough and Powerscourt.

• A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 24hrs in advance, or in case of no-show.
• A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 48hrs in advance.
• No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 2 or more days in advance.

If you cannot make the tour on the date requested and you contact us with in 48hrs of your tour date, then we may be able to provide an alternative date depending on availability.


Tour Costs

  • Adult: €65
  • Seniors (60+) Students, Children (5-16yrs) : €62
  • Tour with Guided Walk: €75
  • Tour with Horseback Riding: €125

NOTE: Reduced admission fee into Powerscourt is not included in cost
Small Groups Tours: 16 persons max.
Pickup at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street at 09:20am
Operates Daily.

See what other happy visitors had to say!

Take it from me!

The best thing we did in Ireland! This tour is fantastic. You get to see some of the best natural scenery Ireland has to offer, and all within 8 hours. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and entertaining. I also really like a smaller group setting which allowed us to get to know the guide and fellow passengers better. Please don’t miss Glendalough upper lake!

Date of experience: Nov 2023

5 Star Review

Get up and out and see Ireland’s natural beauty !

This tour company specializes in bringing folks out to the Irish countryside and provides a refreshing alternative to the standard “on the bus, off the bus” options. If you are an active person or group – this is your option.

The rugged (and tamed portions of the) Irish countryside are worthwhile to see up front and personal. On our trip to Wicklow, participants chose to hike, horseback, or just see exquisite award-winning gardens.

Our horseback riding was “on target” – trail riding into the national park forest where we even were able to get up close to wild deer. The stable chose the right horses for the different levels of skill and allowed those of us who wanted and were able to actually seriously ride. Afternoon included spectacular scenery and a nice 45 min nature walk that included ancient ruins of an old Monastery town.
The guide was well informed, entertaining, and provided great insights into the Irish culture, history and mindset.

Date of experience: April 2016

5 Star Review

Amazing Day Tour and best Tour Guide Robert.

We had a blast driving to the mountains of Wicklow….. our tour guide Robert was so much fun …. lots of interesting but not boring historical information…. stress free driving….. lots of funny jokes….. the mountains, the gardens, the tower to die for…… nature is breathtaking…..
Thank you so much

Date of experience: April 2019

5 Star Review

Pick Up Location

Pickup Location From our Day Tour of Wicklow Glendalough and Powerscourt.

Dublin Molly Malone statue – Suffolk St: 9:20am

Other Pickups are available upon request for groups of 10+

Return to Dublin for 5:30pm

What to bring

For the Day tour of Wicklow Glendalough and Powerscourt we recommend you bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes / trainers
  • Rain gear, just in case
  • Wear Jeans if you doing the Horse Riding, (Boots, Helmet are supplied by the stable)
  • Sun Cream
  • Camera
  • Water

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Frequently asked questions about our day tour of Wicklow Glendalough and Powerscourt from Dublin.

What does your Transport look like?
We use small white buses with “Hilltoptreks” written on them.

Do I need to print my Ticket?
No, Once you book online, Your name and details are on the guides list for your tour.

Tour with Guided Walk:

  • It’s highly recommended that you wear comfortable shoes/boots when you pick this package

Tour with Horse Riding:

  • Suitable for both beginners and experienced riders
  • You’ll be provided with horse riding equipment
  • Make sure to wear trousers on the date of the tour if you pick this package
  • Maximum weight requirement for males is 15 stone (210 pound/95 kilograms). For females, it’s 16 stone (224 pounds/102 kilograms)
  • Minimum age requirement: Age 13.

Do you have to do an activity?
No, You can choose to visit the Powerscourt Gardens.

Do you need to be an experienced Horse rider?
No, The stables can cater for all abilities from Beginner to the more experienced.

How long is the Walk?
The walk is approx 1.5hrs in length and of an easy type but gives you some great views.

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