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

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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Dublin, Dublin, County Dublin
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Tour escort/host
    • Driver/guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessiblity
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A maximum of 13 people per booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 5 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 4 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    All reviews trim castle bective abbey fairy tree winter solstice medieval ireland his knowledge irish tour learned a great deal wonderful tour an unforgettable experience historical sites his passion interesting stories ireland's history recommend this trip liam sacred
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Tour was unbelievably entertaining and enlightening. Liam’s passion shows in the excitement he shares throughout the entire tour. I especially enjoyed the brief one on one chats with Liam about ancient geometry and any other questions I had. Great time and great experience.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank CalG2225
    SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your very postive comments ( and for taking the time to share ) --- its great that you you enjoyed your tour . best wishes Liam

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    A fascinating, and varied, look at the more mysterious side of Irish history. A thoroughly enjoyable day!

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    great that you enjoyed your tour --- thanks for your kind comments and for taking the time to share liam

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Liam was so knowledgeable and accommodating. We learned a lot and enjoyed the whole day! Water proof shoes are helpful for walking in all the grass. ( as Liam suggested). 😄 great tour!

    1  Thank Kelli C
    SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Kelli I am very pleased that you enjoyed your tour and learnt a little about ancient wisdom and history of Ireland -- thanks for taking the time to share . Best wishes Liam

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My family and I took the Boyle Valley tour, and were delighted. Liam is a font of historic knowledge and uses the locations to detail that history in a way that’s compelling and gives you a larger, longer-term view. I never liked my history classes,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Kerri R
    SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks Kerri for your very positive comments ( and for taking the time to share ) Its brilliant that you enjoyed our walk through the ancient and medieval sites and learnt a little about Irish mythology ,history and the ancient wisdom. Have a great stay...More

    Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

    Liam took four of us on this tour — and each of us found it to be wonderful and inspiring. He has such a deep knowledge of the area and of the various traditions that have intermingled during the history of this beautiful country. I...More

    1  Thank Catharine S
    SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

    Hi thank you for you very positive review --- its a real buzz for me when people go away from the Boyne Valley Tour feeling they have learnt something about the ancient wisdom and the rich history and mythology of Ireland . It was a...More

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    caninjo
    20 September 2019|
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    Response from Natalia K | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Joe, I was just a visitor to the sight, I would advise to contact the visitor's centre directly. Natalia
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    20 June 2019|
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    Response from vttravellover | Reviewed this property |
    we were probably there 1.5 hours. ThIs was plenty of time for my family but we did not explore the areas other than newgrange.
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    Beth W
    2 February 2019|
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    Response from druid1023 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes are tours in November- bundle up and wear a hooded jacket- it rains/mists everyday in Ireland.
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