4.5 star rating: Recommended 203 Reviews

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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Excellent guide; wonderful weather; amazing ruins.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Our guide/bus driver Michael was great. He really enjoys his job and was very friendly and informative. The Newgrange guide was also friendly and accommodating of all our questions. It was a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

A wonderful mix of cultureand fun! Our witty and caring driver-guide, Michael, gave us a lot of interesting pieces of information about everything happened to be on our way and some usesul tips (everything fully knowledgeable even for non-native speaking people...). Newgrange and Tara are, of course, mystical spots, but we enjoyed even the stops to say hello to the donkey or to watch Howth wonderful seals. On the bus the atmosphere was cozy and relaxed, and we had just the time to be on our own for a bit without getting bored. Highly recommended!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

our tour guide was terrific. We were very happy with every aspect of this tour. New Grange and Hill of Tara were fascinating places, we are so glad that we didn`t miss the opportunity to see these amazing places.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Harry was our guide. Fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Fantastic Tour! Harry, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a plethora of compelling information to share. Both sites are well worth the price of the tour individually, but Newgrange was absolutely one of the highlights of our entire trip to Ireland. The chance to go inside a structure over 5000 years old is an opportunity not to be missed. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Dublin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Excellent day! Great driver and tour guide. He made sure we had a great day out and shared his country's history very well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Our guide Harry was very knowledgeable and shared loads of interesting facts with us. Newgrange and Tara both very impressive. One remark: the photo accompanying this tour is misleading. It shows the high tower at Monasterboice and the tour does not stop there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Showed a lot of Irish history. Well conducted, guide was very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

A great historical tour! We were lucky to have a small punctual group of only 9 people. Everything nicely organized, very friendly, funny and informative guide/driver. Newgrange experience is amazing. Don't forget to bring something that you can tie to the Fairy tree at the Hil of Tara. And be sure to go inside the tourist office to register for the tour before boarding the bus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This trip is a dream for the archaeology lover! This trip was on a small bus (30-ish seats) so it wasn't as frantic as the 50+ seater tours I had been on. Much more low key. The tour guide/driver we had was fantastic, Harry I think was his name. He was full of knowledge and, like every Irish person seems to be, full of stories. Definitely one of my favorite tours!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This was an amazing tour! The whole day was everything I had hoped for. The people at the tour company were friendly and knowledgeable, making the trip really wonderful. I went on June 21st, which is the wrong solstice for Newgrange, but still a good choice. This is a wonderful change from the typical castle and cathedral tour. Our tour guide really knew his history and folklore, and it was great hearing all of the things I didn't know about the area. If you are going to Ireland, you definitely have to go on this tour. The only thing that would have made it better is if the obelisk had vibrated when I touched it!

On a housekeeping note, bus drivers and taxi drivers in Dublin need to learn which tourist information centre the tours go out of. My bus driver and someone else's taxi driver directed us to one that was farther up O'Connell St. That one didn't open until after our tour was due to leave, and it took stopping in several small shops on the streets to find out exactly where the trip was leaving from (we ordered our tickets online, and it's the one closest to the river.)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

This tour was very interesting - informative and diverting at the same time. We learned a lot about Ireland's history, mythology, politics and sports on the way, without being bored for a minute... Harry is a wonderful guide with great knowledge and a fine sense of humor - a born entertainer!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Some confusion on the part of the cabby about the pickup location, but once that was settled the trip went smoothely. Maybe could have used a smaller bus.

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