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We started out as Taxi Tours Ireland a few years back. A small group of Taxi men with a huge passion for Ireland and a love for telling visitors all the old folklore tales & Irish stories.

Since then we've grown into Touristy. We are still a small passionate team full of pride for our little country Ireland. However we've gained lots more experience since our Taxi Tours Ireland days. We now have a large network of similar minded tour guides all around Ireland and can offer tours all around the country.

No matter how small or large the group. We can organise the perfect private tour that suits you. Just get in touch with us and let us start planning your next tour of Ireland.

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Wicklow Gaol, Glendalough & Powerscourt Private Tour

Explore Wicklow's beautiful countryside at your own pace
Touristy / Wicklow Gaol, Glendalough & Powerscourt Private Tour

Wicklow Gaol, Glendalough & Powerscourt Private Tour


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Our 6 hour half day private guided Glendalough tours from Dublin will let you explore and experience Wicklow’s amazing countryside. You’ll have a local friendly and experienced tour guide who’ll accompany you along the way. Our tour guides are natural story tellers full of passion and knowledge about the history and culture of Ireland. They’ll help you get the most out of your day tour of Glendalough and Powerscourt.

This is a private guided tour and as such you are free to change the route, stops and sights at any point. Your friendly tour guide will work with you from the get go in order to personalise the day tour to suit your interests and preferences. Please read the tour plan for an example of what to expect from our private guided tours of Wicklow.

Glendalough Tours Highlights

Overview of Our Glendalough Tours

Wicklow, best known as the “Garden of Ireland” gets its name from its surrounding greenery. Wicklow is at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Located only thirty minutes South of Dublin it has mountains, cliffs, sandy beaches, hidden lakes, bogs and friendly villages. Glendalough’s 6th Century monastic site will have you following on in the footsteps of St Kevin. Explore Wicklow Jail and experience the troubled times of the Irish Rebellion that took place back in 1798. Wander around and get lost in the beautiful gardens of Powerscourt and if you’ve time, grab a photo at the largest waterfall in Ireland.

Our Glendalough tours use a mix between private guides and Taxi guides. All our guides are very friendly, experienced, passionate and knowledgeable in the History and culture of Ireland. Taxi guides give the advantage of using bus lanes in order to avoid being stuck in traffic around the city. They are also full of local knowledge and bring great character to our tours.

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8 hours
1-4 persons
  • Departure
    Anywhere in Dublin city
  • Departure Time
    Anytime from 8am.
  • Return Time
    Approx. 8 hours from start time.
  • Include
    Bottled Water
    Private Tour
    Free Wi-Fi (Most Vehicles)
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    Gratuities (optional)
    Entrance Fees

Our Glendalough Tours Details

Collecting you directly from your place of stay in Dublin you’ll take the more scenic east coast route towards Wicklow Gaol. One of Ireland’s top attractions, Wicklow Gaol tells the story of its prisoners through an interactive tour led by experienced and passionate actor guides. Spend some time tracing your Irish roots at the Wicklow Genealogy Room in Wicklow Gaol.

Avoca Handweavers

Stop of for a bit of lunch or to purchase some world famous Throws & Blankets at Avoca Handweavers before heading on your way to Glendalough. Avoca is an Irish-run company that started as a manufacturer back in 1723. Avoca spans one of the world’s oldest surviving manufacturing companies.

Glendalough Monastic City & Round Tower

The monastic city of Glendalough. Situated within the glacial valley of Glendalough, the monastic city, founded in the 6th Century by St. Kevin has been visited throughout history for its mystical temptations. Take some time to explore the grounds and see its unique wildlife. The Round Tower and Monuments provide a great opportunity to get some memorable photographs.

Powerscourt Gardens

Following your guide’s advice on duration you should still have time to visit The Powerscourt Estate. Powerscourt gardens also known as the “Garden of Ireland” were recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. Stretching over 47 acres the gardens offer a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues, ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks. The gardens were established and have been designed from 1731 onwards.

Extra bits

You can be dropped off anywhere back in Dublin city as you wish. Other noteworthy stops you can take along this route are Sallys Gap, Lough Tay (Guinness Lake), Powerscourt Waterfall, A traditional Irish pub for some food and a Guinness or perhaps the Military Road. Please chat to you guide about these.

Tour Location

Please see below map of destinations you will visit along the private guided tour route.

Please zoom out on map to see all stops


Please note entrance fees into the sites are excluded in the tour price. Entrance fees are priced approx €7-10 per Adult at all sites. Reduced student, senior and group rates are available from Powerscourt, Glendalough and Wicklow Gaol.

The tour uses a mix between private guides and Taxi guides. All guides are very friendly, experienced, passionate and knowledgeable in the History of Ireland. Taxi guides give the advantage of using bus lanes in order to avoid being stuck in traffic around the city. Some of our vehicles are equipped with free WIFI. Please ask your guide should you wish to check the availability of their WIFI.
Please note pickup from Dublin Airport is available. There is a small excess in order to be collected privately from the Airport.

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