Wicklow Gardens & Scenery

8hrs | €525
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Wicklow Gardens & Scenery


Boyne Valley Tours

Duration

8 hours


Boyne Valley Tours

Price

€525


Boyne Valley Tours

Suitable for

All ages,
small private group


Boyne Valley Tours

Duration

8 hours

Boyne Valley Tours

Price

€525

Boyne Valley Tours

Suitable for

All ages,
small private group

Wicklow, known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’, is renowned for its stunning landscapes

Visitors on a Wicklow Gardens Tour will experience everything from rugged mountains and natural wilderness to landscaped gardens.

Although close to Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, Wicklow’s scenery competes with that of the spectacular west coast of Ireland.

Private day tours of County Wicklow can be fully customized, enabling our guests to have exactly the kind of experience they wish with specific destinations and requests included in the day’s itinerary.

Tour Highlights

  • Powerscourt Estate & Gardens – Explore the many delights of Powerscourt Estate’s stunning gardens, spread across 19 hectares of landscaped beauty.
  • Sally Gap – Enjoy a scenic mountain drive crossing the bridge made famous from the movie, ‘P.S. I Love You’.
  • Lough Tay – Marvel at breath-taking scenery and see why Lough Tay is also known as the ‘Guinness Lake.’
  • Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens – Travel the world in plant and tree species at the eighteenth century Kilmacurragh country estate.
  • Coastal drive – Return to your accommodation in Dublin in our private vehicle via a stunning coastal route passing through beautiful Killiney and Dalkey villages.

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  • Private Tour Itinerary

    Boyne Valley Tours provide private transportation to and from the stunning county of Wicklow with a personal tour guide.

     

    Powerscourt Estate Powerscourt Estate with its stunning landscaped gardens occupy 19 hectares of land and was voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic.

    The Gardens were designed from 1731 onwards with the intention of creating a cultivated area that remained connected to the wider landscape and includes amongst other features, the Walled Gardens, the Italian Garden, the Dolphin Pond, the Japanese Gardens, Pets Cemetery and Pepperpot Tower.

    The Avoca Terrace Café in Powerscourt House offers a beautiful setting to relax and enjoy lunch or a homemade sweet treat over coffee. Take in the stunning views across the expansive gardens, framed against the famous Sugarloaf Mountain.

    Sally Gap The Wicklow Mountains are the largest continuous upland region in Ireland – the highest peak, Lugnaquilla, rises to 3,035 ft. Sally Gap is one of two east to west passes across the mountains and crosses the bridge made famous from the 2007 movie, ‘P.S. I Love You’.

    The Sally Gap road was built by British Army forces to attempt to flush rebels from the hills during the Irish rebellion of 1798 and, to this day, is known as the Military Road. There are incredible views from this elevated road including some of Ireland’s most filmed scenery.

    Lough Tay Lough Tay along with nearby Glendalough, is one of the most photographed places in Wicklow. The stunning scenery of the lake surrounded by the mountains makes it one of the most iconic locations in Ireland.

    Lough Tay is also known as, ‘Guinness Lake’. The bright white sand of the beach on the northern side of Lough Tay was imported by the Guinness family whose estate runs through part of the area. The shape of the lake with the white sand at the top actually makes it look like a pint of Guinness!

    Fans of the television series, Vikings will recognize Lough Tay as the location of Kattegat village, home to Ragnar and his family.

    Although Lough Tay itself is on private property and cannot be visited, the best viewing point to see it is along the Military Road above, at the junction with the Wicklow Way.

    Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens The National Botanic Gardens at Kilmacurragh lie within an eighteenth century country estate featuring many rare trees and shrubs from that era.

    The gardens were developed extensively during the 19th century by National Botanic Garden curators, David Moore and his son, Sir Frederick Moore in partnership with Thomas Acton who inherited Kilmacurragh Estate in 1854. Acton was one of the most remarkable plantsmen to have gardened in Ireland during the nineteenth century.

    It was a period of great botanical and geographical exploration with numerous plant species from around the world being introduced to Ireland for the first time. Kilmacurragh is particularly famous for its conifer and rhododendron collections.

    After perusing the delights of the National Botanic Gardens, relax in Acton Café, situated in a restored courtyard building. There are a variety of delicious dishes on the menu using fresh, local ingredients.

    Coastal drive After a day sightseeing in glorious Wicklow, enjoy the return journey to Dublin via a simply stunning coastal route passing through the villages of Killiney and Dalkey.

    The winding road hugs the coast to Dalkey and then onwards to Killiney, often described as Dublin’s Bay of Naples. You will be treated to magnificent sweeping views of the sea and Wicklow’s spectacular Sugarloaf mountain resembling a volcano on the horizon.

    With all of our Wicklow private tours, we are happy to recommend lunch and coffee stops on the day (please note meals are not included in tour prices).

    After a wonderful day, Boyne Valley Tours will drive you back to your accommodation in a private vehicle.

    We look forward to welcoming you!

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  • Exclusions

    Admission fees, meals.

  • Cancellation Policy
    • Full refund or future credit if the tour is canceled up to 30 days before a tour.
    • 50% refund between 30 days and 10 days before a tour.
    • No refund will be issued within 10 days of a tour.

    The itinerary can be customized even while on tour! In case you have any particular interest, let me know so we can adapt it!

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When you book with Boyne Valley Tours you will experience over 5,000 years of Irish Culture and History. Choose from our tours across the Boyne Valley as well as popular Wicklow Tours and Highlights.

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