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Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara

From US$45.61
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  • 9-hour day tour to the Boyne Valley from Dublin
  • Visit Newgrange, Trim Castle and the Hill of Tara
  • Guided tours of each site uncover tales of ancient Irish history
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Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara
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Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara
US$45.61
Overview
Delve deep into ancient Irish history during this 9-hour tour to Newgrange monument (or Knowth monument dependent on availability) and the Hill of Tara from Dublin. With your small group, limited to 14 people or fewer, visit Norman Castles, sacred burial mounds, royal coronation sites from the Iron age and Megalithic temples. Learn about the ancient history infused in some of the Boyne Valley's landmarks such as the Hill of Tara, Trim Castle and Newgrange. Hear tales of the heroes, goddesses and gods of Irish mythology and learn about the world of Celtic spirituality, including Christianity, Druidism and Paganism. Pickup and drop-off in central Dublin.
What to Expect
Start your day tour in the Boyne Valley by meeting your guide at the Gresham Hotel on O'Donnell Street in central Dublin. With your small group of 16 people or fewer, board your comfortable tour vehicle and set off into the countryside. The journey to Newgrange will take about 75 minutes; sit back and enjoy the countryside scenery.

Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and have a look around the Interpretive Centre. Take a tour of the Temple and Mound (entrance at own expense) and learn about the ancient history behind the impressive site. (Depending on availability, Newgrange may be substituted with a visit to Knowth monument).

Depart at 11:30am for the trip to Trim Castle, filming site for scenes from the movie 'Braveheart'. Follow your guide on a tour of the castle, considered the finest example of a Norman castle in Ireland. Stop for lunch at the Trim Castle Hotel (own expense). 

Depart for the Hill of Tara around mid-afternoon. Upon arrival, embark on a 2-hour guided tour that includes stops at the Fairy Tree, the Well of the White Calf, the Mound of the Hostages, the Fort of Kings and the Stone of Destiny. 

Travel back to Dublin, arriving at around 6pm.
Reviews (67)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
History and more

My wife & I had the pleasure of traveling back into the ancient Irish experience with Liam as our guide. He was more than an historian relating the way people lived from 4000 years ago and 1000 years ago. His enthusiasm and love of the...More

Thank stephen m
SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Stephen ,Patricia Thank you for your kind comments -- I am very happy that you enjoyed your Tour and thank you for taking the time to share your comments . Kind Regards Liam

Reviewed 1 week ago
DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

Liam, is like your best history teacher ever!!! He is so knowledgeable, a serious historian, relaxed, and he is able to hold you in the palm of his hand with his storytelling talent! Visiting the sites with him as our guide made us feel as...More

Thank Gerri T
SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Gerri, Wow thank you so much for your very positive comments --- I am delighted you enjoyed the Tour so much . Thanks again for taking the time to share as I am sure future potential visitors will find them most helpful . Best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fabulous Tour- and our guide Liam was so incredibly knowledgeable.

Loved Newgrange (5000 + years old) and was thrilled & excited that we actually got to go inside the structure and see how the Winter Solstice sun beamed directly into the structure to illuminate the site. Hill of Tara and the Fairy tree ( plus...More

Thank druid1023
SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your very kind comments on your Tour experience ---- thanks again for taking the time to share as your comments will help others find the tour that matches their needs . Take care Liam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Guide and Interesting Stories

The sites were very intriguing and fun to visit. The guide, Liam, had fascinating stories about each site and the connections between them. He explained the history interwoven with the magical lore of the land and the interplays between them. Wonderful tour and well structured....More

1  Thank Eliza B
SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Eliza, It was my pleasure to show you around some of Ireland,s ancient and medieval sites and also introduce you to some of the personalities from Ireland,s mystical ,mythological and historical past . Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Magical Irish Tour

What a wonderfully informative tour of medieval Ireland. Liam offers a wealth of knowledge of the area, it's history and the magic of Ireland. Spectacular views of the Irish countryside. Many thank you's to Liam for a tremendous day. Only other comment - be prepared...More

Thank Joe A
SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joe , Thanks for taking the time to share, with potential guests , about your tour experience . I am very happy that you enjoyed your tour while learning a little about ancient ,mystical Ireland . Take Care Liam

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AureliaD142
26 June 2018|
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Response from Melanie H | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I don't know. But you can contact the guide. His phone (office) is +353 (0)14446910 I also have his e-mail address, but it's not allowed to post on this side
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RonD1966
30 May 2018|
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Response from debilovesparis |
Good Day. We will be driving from Dublin on our own trip up north. Is there any way to join a group at New Grange? Would love to hear the stories...We will be there Sept 11-12 2018
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RonD1966
30 May 2018|
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Response from nathanburhans | Reviewed this property |
For Newgrange you have to pay around 8 euro per person (a discounted rate because you’re with a tour group) and Hill of Tara was free. You might also visit Trim Castle which was 1 euro per person on the tour group.
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