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Travel through mystical Celtic Ireland on this full-day bus tour from Dublin! In the company of an expert guide, journey back in time to Boyne Valley, home of the Hill of Tara and the Neolithic tombs of Newgrange. Afterwards, stop in the town of Howth, a beautiful Dublin Bay fishing village, for a taste of Irish culture that dates back to the Viking Era.

Highlights

  • Seven-hour tour from Dublin to Newgrange and Hill of Tara
  • Go back in time to the seat of the High Kings of Ireland at the Hill of Tara.
  • Guided tour of the Neolithic tombs at Newgrange
  • Friendly and experienced local guide

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What You Can Expect

Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin

Burial Chamber at Newgrange, Ireland

Your journey through ancient Ireland begins bright and early at Lower O’Connell Street in Dublin, where you’ll embark en coach to Boyne Valley. Be sure to grab your own breakfast to enjoy for the trip through the Irish countryside and the County of Meath. 

Your first stop is the Hill of Tara, one of Ireland’s most prized relics of spiritual and political heritage. 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. Its continued political significance stretches to the turn of the 19th century, when it became a battle site for the Irish Revolution. Explore some of the ancient monuments before continuing on to Newgrange. 

The UNESCO World heritage site of Newgrange dates back to 3200 BC – preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids! Follow your guide into the cairn to tour the passage tomb, where you’ll witness mystical Neolithic stone carvings and ‘basin stones’ that once held sacred human remains. 

Before heading back to Dublin, your coach will stop in the picturesque coastal village of Howth. Enjoy sweeping views of Dublin Bay – spotted with colorful fishing boats – and see more impressive Viking-Era monuments. Your 8.5-hour tour returns to the starting point on Lower O’Connell Street in late-afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Claire H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was such an enjoyable day. Eoin made everything interesting and had so much information about everything we were seeing, even things that were not advertised as part of the tour.
Take this tour, you will not be disappointed

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I cannot recommend this tour highly enough! I have taken many day trips and this was one of the best. The tour guide, Owen English spelling? was amazing. He even dropped us off at the pub we were going to after letting all the other tourists off. His knowledge and sense of humour were truly amazing!

Philomena S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Wonderful experience. Coach driver, Eoin,was knowledgeable, friendly and a very humorous guide for the day. Newgrange facility is superbly well organised and an awesome monument to our ancestors.The views from the Hill of Tara were beautiful and Eoins commentary made sense of a site with only marks on the turf to indicate where the buildings were originally. I would highly recommend this very special tour.

Belinda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Magical day! Highly recommend this trip from Dublin. The history and the places you visit are mind blowing. Our guide was Eoin ......he was so entertaining and made the day very memorable. The coach was more than comfortable.

mease2go

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Eowin was a fantastic tour guide. Learned a lot about Irish history because of him. To stand in the dark and watch the ray of light shining up the shaft at Newgrange was truly a religious experience! well done viator.Bob Mease

Keith V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

FANTASTIC! Do not miss this tour. Our tour guide was also great !

Robert L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour was amazing! Our guide, Eoin was great, knowledgeable and entertaining. Howth was lovely and a surprise, Newgrange was spiritual, Tara was a place of power.

Kathleen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour. Absolutely loved it!

Claudia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great trip. Beautiful weather.

Merle W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very informative tour and the driver/guide was great.

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