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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin

From US$42.94
  • Comprehensive tour of Boyle Valley highlights in a single day from Dublin
  • Focus on the scenery of the County Meath while someone else drives
  • Travel between the dispersed sites with complete ease 
Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin
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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin

Combine the best sights of the Boyne Valley and the history of Celtic Ireland on a coach tour from Dublin—a great way to escape the city without renting a car. Travel with ease between dispersed highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange, the Hill of Tara, and the quaint town of Howth, and listen to information crucial to understanding the history of each landmark from a guide. 

What to Expect

Meet your departing coach at a central meeting point in Dublin,and  then climb on board and find a comfortable seat for the journey to the Boyne Valley. As your guide takes care of the navigation, you're free to focus on the scenic drive through County of Meath.

Stop at the Hill of Tara, where your guide goes into detail about the political and spiritual history of this place. As you explore the ancient monuments for yourself, learn about the hill's history from the Stone Age through the 19th century.

Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is your next stop. Disembark and follow your guide into the cairn and take a tour of the passage tomb, filled with Neolithic stone carvings and basins, once sacred receptacles for human remains. Your guide explains the ancient site and its uses throughout ancient history.

The journey back to Dublin stops in the quaint seaside village of Howth, which features views of Dublin Bay and some Viking-era monuments.

After getting an overview of the Boyne Valley, along with its longstanding history, return to Dublin for drop-off at your original departure location.

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Reviewed yesterday
Newgrange and Tara tour with Eoin is great

The sites of Newgrange and Tara represent amazing history and are astounding, but our guide Eoin really brought it all to life. At the end of the tour, I really felt like I understood the shape of Irish history in a way I never had...More

1  Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
A Wonderful Day with Gray Line

We recently visited Newgrange and the Hill of Tara and it was a really special day. We had never been on a bus tour before and expected that it might be impersonal or too crowded, but the exact opposite was true. Our guides Trev and...More

Thank Jordan P
Reviewed 2 days ago
trip to newgrange & tara

It was the most enjoyable day from beginning to end. Our tour guide Eoin was very informative & I learnt a lot. He s very talented & witty & created a great atmosphere amongst all the different nationalities that were on the tour. I would...More

2  Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Our tour to Newgrange was the best!

This is one of the best tours we have taken on our trip to Ireland. Our tour guide Eoin was very knowledgeable and very entertaining the whole trip. You can tell he loves what he does! Thanks Eoin for making it a day to remember!More

2  Thank wtknelms
Dublintour, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Wtknelms, Thanks for taking the time to leave your excellent feedback for us on your recent trip to Newgrange and the Hill of Tara. Gray Line Dublin is the only Tour company that guarantees you entry into the Burial Passage of Newgrange so I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newgrange & Hill Of Tara Tour

This tour is excellent absolutely loved this day out, and knowledge of driver / Tour guide was brilliant .. Thank you Dominic & going the extra mile at end of tour to drop me off nearby for Guinness Tour. Recommend this for anyone Rob .....More

Thank Robert B
Dublintour, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good afternoon Robert B, Dominic always goes the extra mile in ensuring that his passengers have a great time on board his Tours. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful tour of Newgrange and the Hill of Tara. Kind regards, Laura

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Penny C
8 August 2018|
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Response from PeterR23 | Reviewed this property |
We went to the one on O'Connell. It was very easy to find..
29 July 2018|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
No, the coaches Gray Line use generally do not have coaches, but they do make pit stops at Howth going (just outside Dublin) and a service station midway into the drive both ways.
25 June 2018|
Response from Raysach | Reviewed this property |
We left around 9:00 am in the morning and were dropped off at 6:00 pm