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

From US$45.26
  • 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
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
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.
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Reviewed yesterday
All I Hoped It Would Be & More

The Boyne Valley Tour was the tour I most looked forward to in Ireland and it did not disappoint. Thought provoking history and myth from our knowledgeble guide, Liam. Everyone I spoke with on the tour was fascinated and inspired by our guide to contemplate...More

Thank loralinda1
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome experience

Our tour guide, the owner of Sacred Irish tours, made this trip an incredible experience. His knowledge of the Irish history and the ancient tombs as well as other civilizations is amazing. The sites were very interesting and Newgrange is a site worth visiting indeed....More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 29 June 2018
A different perspective on ancient sights

The sights of the Boyne valley are fascinating and beautiful. Liam was a great guide and host and will give you the interpretations and insights you won't find in any history book.

1  Thank Justin O
Reviewed 23 June 2018
Best tour I've ever taken!

We took the small group tour of the Boyne Valley with Liam, and it turned out to be the best tour I’ve ever taken. Liam has such a detailed knowledge of Irish history and mythology that he was able to bring each of the sites...More

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 5 June 2018
Amazing Sights, Invaluable Information and Fun!

I thoroughly enjoy our trip with Liam from Sacred Irish Tours. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. Liam was not only and enjoyable person and a safe driver, he was also a wealth of information. Also his passion is...More

Thank gdepke
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Aurelia D
26 June 2018|
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
Ron D
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.