Your Celtic adventure begins bright and early at Suffolk Street in Dublin, where you will meet your coach for the full-day tour to Boyne Valley. Be sure to grab your own breakfast for the ride north to your first destination, the Hill of Uisneacht. Your guide tells you about the importance of this ancient site before moving on to the Loughcrew Cairns passage tombs.
At the Loughcrew Cairns passage tombs, walk through the winding stone passageways with your knowledgeable guide and ponder the 6,000-year-old petroglyphs that adorn the walls.
Head to the ancient town of Trim, just a short ride through Ireland’s picturesque countryside. See the famous Trim Castle set along the River Boyne. Constructed in the 1170s, this monument remains the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Continue east of Trim to the Hill of Tara, one of Ireland’s most prized archaeological gems and sacred sites. Used as far back as the Stone Age for rituals and festivals, the Hill of Tara is revered as the ceremonial seat of the Celtic High Kings from the 1st-century AD through to the 1100s.
Travel north past the gorgeous 18th-century Slane Castle en route to Ardee, where you’ll visit the Jumping Wall, a 14th-century monument imbibed with an intriguing (and humorous) origin myth. Then continue to Monasterboice to view the magnificent Celtic High Cross of Muiredach, considered by some as the most beautiful existing specimen of Celtic stonework.
Next, board the bus back to Dublin. Your tour returns to the starting point on Suffolk Street in the evening.