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The guide was excellent. Powerscourt Estate is definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately the weather didn't hold for the Monastery where there is no inside activities to amuse oneself.
It rained the whole time, but that didn't stop the tour guide from giving us a great tour.
Very interesting and relaxing trip. Worth the time and cost. Very friendly guides.
Powerscourt Estate is beautiful even without sunshine. Glendalough was very interesting. We didn't get to go to Avoca, and no one explained why. I found this a bit confusing.
Extremely enjoyable, with a very informative guide. All 3 stops were quite interesting, but a more structured demonstration of the centuries-old hand-weaving process at Avoca is suggested. As it turned out, we were left to our own to understand and ask questions of the workers on the various steps involved. Also, the small restaurant is somewhat unable to handle the deluge of tour buses, leading to long wait for the self-service lunch.
Coming from a land that lacks this type of garden, I was quite amazed to enjoy a nice walk in this beautiful estate. The other places we visited were quite interesting as well.
Beautiful gardens at Powerscourt Estate and good dining at Avoca.
The tour guide was very knowledgable but the tour was minimal. The trip was just a bus trip to several sites and then you were on your own to explore. Spring is not an ideal time for this tour as the flowers are not out and there is little shelter from the weather.
I spoke with someone at Viator and signed up for a tour that went to Powerscourt and Wicklow.The picture on this page shows Powerscourt, but the tour did not include it. We had to cancel our Newgrange tour so we could get to Powerscort.
The tour to Wicklow was good. The Grayline tourguide was very knowledgeable and accomodating.
The gardens at Powerscourt were beautiful but we could have done without the hour and a half shopping time inside the estate. Glendalough was exceptional and the little fishing village of Laogh was charming. The tour no longer goes to Avoca so people should be aware of that.
The ruined monastery and exhibition at Glendalough were worth seeing, though it poured with rain. Powerscourt was a waste of time--nothing to see inside except shops. No room in café and overpriced food. Gardens okay but we spent far too long there, getting bored. Guide wittered on, unsure of facts, treated us like primary school children. Wicklow mountains were more like hills, very unexciting.
Tour was overbooked so we were compensated with hop on hop off tickets, plus a half-day trip to Malahide Castle and Howth. Malahide is worth missing. Not much of a castle and in sad state of disrepair and dirty. Howth would have been nice if we'd had time to enjoy some of it's legendary seafood. Had only 35 minutes there.