Departing your hotel, you will travel the south coastal road taking in Dublin 4 with the Royal Dublin Society (RDS)Blackrock, a picturesque village, and moving onto the Martello Tower of James Joyce where again with your choice you may visit this tower which is a museum dedicated to James Joyce. and the famous Embassy Buildings (Aylesbury Road).
From here you will drive south through the sleepy village of Dalkey, visiting Dalkey Castle if you wish which is open to visitors; no booking required. Moving onto the Vico Road with spectacular views of Dalkey Bay with Dalkey Island in the background (locally known as Goat Island), you may stop here for a photograph opportunity.
Continuing your drive south on the N11, you will pass through the picturesque village of Enniskerry and into Powerscourt House where you can do a self guided tour of the house and gardens, taking up to approx 1 hr. If you wish you can have tea and scones at the Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa which is nestled into the valley of Powerscourt Gardens. Again continuing on your journey south, you will leave Powerscourt and drive through the Sally Gap. The Sally Gap offers spectacular views of the surrounding blanket bog and the Wicklow mountain. You will then continue your journey to Glendalough. Here you may visit the interpretive centre where you will be taken on a guided tour of Glendalough. Glendalough is believed to be the home of St.Kevin. You will visit the seven Churches and the Round tower, whose remains are still standing. This site visit will take approx 1 hr 15 mins.
Lunch can be either at the Glendalough site or previously at Powerscourt House. After leaving Glendalough you will be taken to Johnnie Foxes, which is reputed to be the highest Pub in Ireland! Here you may chose an afternoon pint or a coffee! Or if you choose you may have a late lunch here- where the fish is exceptionally good!
Departing Johnnie Foxes, you will be transferred back to your hotel after a long but hopefully enjoyable day. The timing of this tour will take approx 6-7hrs.