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“Highly recommended for a great day out!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boyne Valley Day Tours

Boyne Valley Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 11 Tours in County Meath
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Personalised Day Tours of the Boyne Valley, County Meath, rich in heritage and history. Visit the heritage capital of Ireland as your personal driver brings you from one location to the other to stroll around at your ease. Take a suggested tour or design your own. Since your tour is personalised, you will be picked up from your accommodation in the Meath / Dublin area.
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“Highly recommended for a great day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

The four of us had a great day out with Michael, visiting various historical sites ranging from Newgrange (3200BC) through to the Battle of the Boyne (1690). Michael was great company and couldn't do enough to ensure we enjoyed our day. At each site he organised everything to ensure we got the most out of our visit, arranging video presentations and tour guides and getting us ahead of larger groups. Our guides at Newgrange and Mellifont Abbey were particularly entertaining. Michael collected us from our hotel before 9am and we returned after 5pm - he would happily have entertained us for longer but we were exhausted!

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Boyne valley tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

As visitors from London we had an excellent day out with Michael Fox. Pick up from our hotel and taken straight to Newgrange, Michae l escorted us around the exhibition before we took the bus. Then on to Battle of the Boyne site at Oldbridge House followed by a visit to Monasterboice. Michael is a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. A nice pub for lunch in Slane and then of to Mellifont Abbey where Michael organised our own guided tour. This was an excellent day out visiting historical sites in some beautiful countryside. We also tapped Michael for some good restaurant recommendations. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2012
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Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic Private Tour with Michael Fox”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Trim Castle Hotel, which made it easy to get an early start on our day tour with Michael Fox. He picked us up in his immaculately clean Audi and we headed for Newgrange. There was an eirie beauty to the site, and we felt a connection to the past while the two of us lingered alone inside the chamber with the Newgrange guide.

After hearing about our other interests, Michael took us to Dowth, Fourknocks, the Hill of Skeen, O'Connell's pub, the crosses and round tower at Monasterboice, and more. We also enjoyed a peaceful walk (okay, I admit I really hurried to save time) through a wonderful labyrinth, and got to see the nearby quite interesting Sheela na Gig. We ended the day with a hike to the top of the Hill of Tara with a brilliant 360 view of the surrounding countryside.

Michael Fox has lived in the Boyne Valley his entire life, and his knowledge of the area, and all of the amazing sites to see is second to none. If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to book a personal tour with Michael, you should take it! It's like having your best friend show you around. If you're really lucky, you might even get to meet his wife "Bernie", who is a very talented textile artist.

A great day, worth every penny!

Visited August 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Boyne Valley Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

My husband and I were visiting Ireland with a cruiseship and decided to book a private day tour with Michael for the Boyne Valley. We were interested mostly in the archaeological sites of Newgrange and sorts but Michael suggested a more comprehensive tour of the area. I don't know how we did it in one day but we covered much more sites that we thought we could and from different time periods which gave us a more thorough idea of the Boyne Valley, we even stopped by the most famous pub in the area!

All this was only possible thanks to Michael's recommendations and ample knowledge of the history and traditions of the Boyne Valley from the Stone Age sites like Newgrange and other passage tombs, to the most important celtic sites like the Hill of Tara or the hill were St. Patrick proclamed christianity for the Irish people. Michael was always ready to accomodate us, flexible and not pushy at all, he even took us to visit his house where I walked the labyrinth in his garden! He was at the port right on time to pick us up and get back to the ship with plenty of time before departing. What else could we have asked for? The perfect day tour for one of the most amazing places in Ireland.
DS

Visited September 2012
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Gillette, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A great way to see the Boyne valley.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

My wife and I booked a day trip with Michael and I'm so glad we did. There's no way we could've seen it all on our own. Even if we could, it wouldn't be near as good with out Micheals vast knowledge of the area. He made sure we weren't waiting in line any where we went. I would highly recommend the day tour. ( and he has a really nice car )

Visited August 2012
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