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

From $45.18
  • 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
From $45.18
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Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara
From $45.18
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 (71)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
One of my favorite tours EVER

Out of all the incredible things we saw and did during our recent two-week trip to Ireland, this tour stands out as something truly special. The landscapes and historic sites we visited were fascinating and beautiful in their own right, but it was Liam's knowledgeable...More

Thank jenitheas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unbelievable experience! Even better than I imagined! Just to be there and feel the history was a wonderful experience.

Thank debilovesparis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Highly recommended!

My husband and I had a wonderful time on this tour. Liam is engaging and factual, a masterful storyteller. It was delightful visiting all the sites on this tour, and hearing about they mythos and history behind each site. The rain was relentless when we...More

Thank Jyuneen
SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jyuneen/Norman Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to share ---- the entire group deserve to be commended for their resilience in the face of the heavy rains that day . Best Wishes Liam

Reviewed October 24, 2018

Liam, Thank you so very much for the outstanding day... We learned so very much and Nick continues to read the book list you recommended... Believe me, that's a huge place for Nick to be putting his interest... You have sparked an interest in further...More

1  Thank Nick H
SacredIrishTours, Owner at Sacred Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hi Mollie/Nick I am thrilled that you both enjoyed the Tour and especially for Nick as he enjoys learning about the Ancient Wisdom . Absolutely brilliant news about your success in the Solstice lottery --- its a wonderful mystical experience and obviously the Ancient Ones...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018
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 October 21, 2018

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

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November 25, 2018|
Response from debilovesparis | Reviewed this property |
I would do both. When you arrive at the Newgrange tourist center you have the option to do just Newgrange or Knowthe and Newgrange. I wouldn't miss either of them. The guides are very informative and I believe you would... More
June 25, 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
May 29, 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