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

Trim, Ireland
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9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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.
  • 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
  • Lunch at Trim Castle Hotel (own expense)
  • Small group of 16 people or fewer
  • Round-trip transportation from central Dublin
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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Marina R
, Sep 2018

The group size is small and the selection of sites is well though. LOVED the tour guide!

Christoph B
, Jul 2018

Our guide had a profund historical knowledge and opened us new insights of the very past (Neolithicum)
Tara Hill.
Due the tide season the program had to be changed, that was a little bit unfortunate. (visit NewGrange)
But overall very interesting!

, Jul 2018

Most fun and informative tour I have ever been on. Sacred Tours is an outstanding tour company. No one should miss this tour.

Mark and Judy
, Jun 2018

This is a wonderful tour. Liam is the owner and tour guide. He is affable and informative, with an exhaustive knowledge of Irish history, legends, and even the offbeat mystical. The itinerary is an efficient yet comprehensive look at top sites outside Dublin, encompassing Newgrange, Bective Abbey, Trim Castle, and the Hill of Tara. It's also a lovely drive through the green Irish countryside. The small group size is perfect, and you never feel rushed. Plus, it is an excellent value for the money! We were totally pleased with everything!

, Apr 2018

Very enjoyable tour. It was a small group only six so we had a plenty of time at our various sites without feeling rushed. Liam was an excellent tour guide as well as the driver and owner of sacred irish tours. He was a fountain of information in the mystical and scientific areas that related to electromagnetic waves etc. He was a great story teller for the old Irish legends as well. Well worth the money.

Susan L
, Mar 2018

This is an excellent tour - definitely worth getting up for. Liam was extremely well versed in the subject matter and we absolutely enjoyed listening to him! I would recommend this tour to anyone who have a passion for history, Celtic mysticism and Irish heritage. We had an awesome time.

Luz Helena B
, Mar 2018

The trip was timed to the minute, with delightful Celtic music in the car, a guide who was both knowledgeable, accommodating, kind and well mannered. Someone who really loves what he does. The vehicle was very comfortable, and the sites are simply spectacular. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in history, archaeology, and folklore.
Excellent value for money. The sites are surprisingly not crowded, the views are stunning.

Chinyere N
, Feb 2018

Awesome experience about the mystical side of Ireland.

, Dec 2017

Great trip! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun! Made the day go by so fast. The Boyne Valley is beautiful and full of history and we had great info on the Winter Solstice. We visited castles, drove through beautiful country, had plenty of time to roam on our own. Finished at the Hill of Tara--a must see to understand or appreciate Irish mythology...we Evan left a wish on the wishing tree. The day we went was the on,y chilly, drizzly day we had--just added to the trip!! Our guide was an encyclopedia if great info on all areas in this trip...and really knew the ins and outs of our day, which he planned perfectly to avoid waits and crowds!!

Julia W
, Nov 2017

This was the best tour I have EVER taken. Liam was an absolute dream. His animated and impassioned deliverance of the material made this both stunning and emotionally resonant. Our honeymoon became even more magical by including this tour.

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