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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Travel through the Boyne Valley, one of the Seven Wonders of Ireland
  • Drive through some of Ireland′s finest countryside
  • Marvel at tomb inscriptions still legible after 5,000 years
  • See the inauguration site of the ancient High Kings of Ireland
  • View Trim Castle – Ireland′s most impressive Anglo-Norman castle
  • See the finest carved stone Celtic Cross in Ireland
  • Overview
    The Celtic Tour along Ireland’s Ancient East brings you to the historically significant Boyne valley situated in County Meath - the Royal County - from where the ancient High Kings of Ireland ruled. Join us on a day of time travel, visiting the Neolithic tombs of Loughcrew, The predominantly Iron Age Hill of Tara, the spiritual center of Ireland; Hill Of Uishneacht and the Anglo-Norman Trim castle.
  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    10 hours

    Start time

    8:00am

    Meeting Point

    Departing Suffolk Street - Outside Saint Andrews Church (the old stone church). (An alternative pick-up location can be arranged for a group.)
    Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starting time

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at Tourist Office, Suffolk St.

    Itinerary

    Your Boyne Valley Tour from Dublin begins around 8:00am when you meet your guide at the Tourist Office (outside the Old Stone Church) on Suffolk Street in the city center. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before tour departure. After boarding your comfortable coach, around 9:30 am, you will experience The ‘Hill of Uisneacht’ which is the spiritual center of Ireland and arguably one of our most important ancient sites.

    You first travel north for Oldcastle in County Meath in the heart of The Boyne Valley and arrive at the sacred site of Loughcrew Passage Tombs around 11:50am. This has around 30 passage tombs and is one of the most important prehistoric cemeteries in Ireland. You’ll walk to the top of the hill, where one of the best preserved and most accessible tombs can be seen. Peer inside to find Celtic designs carved into the rock walls and ceiling over 5,000 years ago that are still perfectly visible. Enjoy while you’re there! Afterwards, there will be a lunch break on your own expense.

    After a drive through breathtaking Irish countryside, your next stop is great Trim Castle where you will reach around 2:30pm, the most important and best preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Here you’ll walk through a fabulous stronghold that is still standing after 800 years. It was at this castle where some of the best fight scenes in the film “Braveheart” were shot. After some time, you will make a move towards your next stop – the Hill Of Tara around 4:05 pm, which means the Seat of the High Kings – the most sacred site in ancient Ireland. It is said that a quarter of Ireland’s landscape can be seen from this point. Tara gets its name from Teamhair na Ri, which means Sanctuary of the Kings and is the traditional inauguration site of the ancient High Kings of Ireland.

    You’ll make your way back to Dublin and arrive in the city center at approximately 6:00pm. 

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in a comfortable coach
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Live commentary

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals & beverages
  • Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Now you can download the app from app store. Simply type “Irish day tours” on your phone and listen to the informative guide and commentary in any of the following languages – English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. We request you to download the app before the tour, so as to be ready for the day ahead.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Highly Recommended!

      I highly recommend anyone who wants to learn more of Ireland's rich history to do this day tour. Our guide had such a vast knowledge of everything and anything to do with...

      MARLI OLIVIER, South Africa, 13/Feb/2014
    • An amazing journey through the Boyne Valley

      This tour was very much enjoyable despite the cold, gusty winds we experienced throughout the day. Just dress up warmly and you should be fine. The tour guide made a good number...

      Marie Rose Chalabi, Canada, 06/Jun/2013
    • A wonderful day spent in Ireland!

      Jim, our tour guide, was great. He was full of stories and I don't think he ever stopped talking the entire 10 hours of the tour. All 5 of us were single travelers and I think...

      erin ramsperger, Canada, 16/Nov/2012