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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin

From US$ 44.06
  • Comprehensive tour of Boyle Valley highlights in a single day from Dublin
  • Focus on the scenery of the County Meath while someone else drives
  • Travel between the dispersed sites with complete ease 
Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin
From US$ 44.06
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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin
US$ 44.06

Combine the best sights of the Boyne Valley and the history of Celtic Ireland on a coach tour from Dublin—a great way to escape the city without renting a car. Travel with ease between dispersed highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange, the Hill of Tara, and the quaint town of Howth, and listen to information crucial to understanding the history of each landmark from a guide. 

What to Expect

Meet your departing coach at a central meeting point in Dublin,and  then climb on board and find a comfortable seat for the journey to the Boyne Valley. As your guide takes care of the navigation, you're free to focus on the scenic drive through County of Meath.

Stop at the Hill of Tara, where your guide goes into detail about the political and spiritual history of this place. As you explore the ancient monuments for yourself, learn about the hill's history from the Stone Age through the 19th century.

Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is your next stop. Disembark and follow your guide into the cairn and take a tour of the passage tomb, filled with Neolithic stone carvings and basins, once sacred receptacles for human remains. Your guide explains the ancient site and its uses throughout ancient history.

The journey back to Dublin stops in the quaint seaside village of Howth, which features views of Dublin Bay and some Viking-era monuments.

After getting an overview of the Boyne Valley, along with its longstanding history, return to Dublin for drop-off at your original departure location.

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Reviewed today
Really enjoyed our tour of Newgrange

We booked a tour to Newgrange in mid-July 2018. It was excellent! Our driver/tour guide was Dominic. He was friendly, helpful, very knowledgeable and extremely personable. The high point of the tour of the passage tomb at Newgrange. We went straight to the front of...More

Thank wazfriz
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great historical detail

Mary Gibbons gave extensive background even just leaving Dublin. I doubt there is a better tour. Both sites were so interesting, feel the connections to those ancient peoples. Plenty of time at each site to explore.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great day out

Excellent value tour. Much less stressful than trying to do it all alone. Trevor was perfect guide and Dave excellent driver. Newgrange world class not to miss. Food at Newgrange awesome too. They also coped with some real stupidity of mine with my booking....Thank you...More

1  Thank Isabel P
Reviewed 6 days ago
Art and mystical burial mound older than the pyramids

Newgrange and the Hill of Tara were quite amazing. My favorite part was entering the ancient tomb and seeing the designs chiseled into the stone and experiencing what it might be like on the winter solstice when the sun shone straight inside!

1  Thank danielintervarsity
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Brilliant value

This tour takes you to Newgrange, a 5,000 year old passage burial mound, and the Hill of Tara, seat of the Irish High Kings. Despite an initial SNAFU causing a 15-20min delay to setting off because the bus being used wasn't the normal style, our...More

Thank James H
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25 June 2018|
Response from Raysach | Reviewed this property |
We left around 9:00 am in the morning and were dropped off at 6:00 pm
12 June 2018|
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Response from zeesh7 | Reviewed this property |
no I dnt think so do not take your kids along the trip is excellent but it has more history based so not much fun for kids more walk on grass u might have to eat on the bus to save time
Len S
2 June 2018|
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Response from outofsocks | Reviewed this property |
Yes - same age as the oldest Egyptian pyramids, and in excellent condition (inside is virtually untouched). Marvelous engineering for the time. Well worth the day - arrived about 12:30 p.m. and stayed about 2 hours 15... More