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

From US$46.66
  • 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 1 week ago
Such an interesting and magical day

We could not recommend this tour enough. Liam's knowledge and enthusiasm for the locations we visited was inspiring. We learned so much about Irish history from such a fascinating point of view. And the fact that just the week before they discovered new passage tombs...More

Thank juliastp2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Make a wish by the fairy tree...

A wonderful tour filled with interesting stories, magical wonder and an opportunity to make a little wish by the fairy tree. Thanks Liam for being such a wonderful guide on the tour. It was a delightful tour and a wonderful day.

Thank A-Kwatra
SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Aman , thanks for taking the time to share with prospective guests your Boyne Valley Tour experience . It was a pleasure to meet you and show around the ancient sites . Take care Liam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Magical and Inspiring Day

I have to echo another reviewer...this is the best tour I have ever taken! The sites were breathtaking and the tour guide was phenomenal. His breadth of knowledge made every site we visited come alive. It was like being in a living history book, that...More

Thank ngrn246
SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind words ( and for taking the time to write them ) it,s brilliant that you got so much from the tour which makes me feel very pleased . I look forward to seeing you again ?? Take care Liam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic voyage

My husband and I wanted to visit the country side of Ireland but not on our own. I chose this tour because of the historical aspect and the ratio of tourist to guide. You will not go wrong with Liam. He knows his geography, the...More

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

Hi Jeanne , Thanks for taking the time to share your views on your Boyne Valley Tour and the very kind personal comments ---- it was my pleasure to show you some of the sites of the Boyne Valley . Best Wishes Liam

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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
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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
29 May 2018|
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
29 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.