- Full-day Celtic trip from Dublin to Boyne Valley
- Visit some of the oldest sites in Ireland with an expert local guide
- See 6,000-year-old artwork carved in the passage tombs at Loughcrew
- Stop in Louth County to view the Celtic High Cross of Muiredach in Monasterboice
- Travel to the Hill of Tara from where the High Kings ruled the country 1,000 years ago
- Explore Trim Castle (entry included) and take a walking tour of the historical town of Drogheda
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What You Can Expect
Travel farther to one of the most sacred sites of ancient Ireland‚ the Hill of Tara. A thousand years ago, the High Kings ruled the country from these grounds because a quarter of Ireland's landscape can be seen from a panoramic viewpoint here, making it the royal center of Ireland. After touring this area with your guide, pass through the town of Trim again and take time to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense).
Then, drive through the village of Slane, stopping to take some photos of the incredible Slane Castle, before arriving just outside Ardee. Exit the bus at the ruins of the Jumping Church, a monument that has been the source of fascination for visitors and locals alike. It is said that the gable wall of the church jumped 3 feet (1 meter) inwards, excluding the grave of an excommunicated occupant outside the walls of the church. Whatever the real story is, it sure makes for an intriguing stop!
Next, head to one of Ireland's oldest and best-known religious sites -- Monasterboice. The Celtic High Cross of Muiredach is one of the finest high crosses in Ireland, and is regarded as a rare surviving example of Irish religious art.
The final stop of your tour is the historical town of Drogheda, where you will get a walking tour of the city. Afterwards, spend some free time exploring the meandering streets and check out the local shops and street stalls before relaxing on a scenic drive back to Dublin.
It was interesting; beautiful; the guide was entertaining and informative. Enjoyed all of the trip.
This was my favorite tour. We saw the High Celtic Cross of Ireland, stood on the ground where high Celtic kings were once crowned, and saw burial grounds older than the Egyptian pyramids. Our tour guide, Dave, was friendly and knowledgeable. He took us to an excellent small-town shop for lunch.