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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin

From US$42.99
Highlights
  • 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 
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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin
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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin
From US$42.99
Overview

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.

Reviews (400)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
newgrange/tara

unexpectedly brilliant day trip, the guide Gerry entertaining and knowledgeable worth the money!! to get out of Dublin and to beautiful historical places a must! shame I didn't plan more day tours before I arrived.

Thank jenwhaley12
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear jenwhaley12, Thank you very much for your review and the five stars. We are glad to know that you've enjoyed our Newgrange & Hill of Tara tour with our guide Gerry. Thanks again and have a good day. Pablo D.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Newgrange and Hill of Tara

Eoin was a fantastic tour guide/bus driver. It was cold and rainy the day we went but he still made the trip enjoyable. I think it would have been a great trip if it wasn't raining.

1  Thank Tlgrubber
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear TIgrubber, Thanks for the review and the four stars. We are glad to know that you've enjoyed our Newgrange & Hill of Tara tour with our driver/guide Eoin. Thanks again and have a great weekend. Pablo D.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Interesting

The excursion was well planned. You could really see that the guide was passionnate about what he was talking about.

1  Thank Giovanni B
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Giovanni B, Thank you for your review. We are glad to know that you've enjoyed our Newgrange & Hill of Tara tour with our guide-driver. Thanks again and have a good day. Pablo D.

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Wonderful day trip from Dublin

Eoin was our superb bus driver and tour guide. Additional to the focus of the trip, he told us about every feature on the way. We learned so much and he was a lot of fun as well. They did senior discounts 35 euro. For...More

3  Thank L P
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear L P, Thank you for the review and the five stars. We are glad to know that you've enjoyed our Newgrange & Hill of Tara tour with our driver/guide Eoin. Thanks again and have a good week. Pablo D.

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile
Great for learning about the area

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour despite the rain! You get a guaranteed entry ticket into the tomb at Newgrange and that was an amazing experience! Eoin, the driver, kept us entertained on the way over and gave a great explanation of the Hill of Tara...More

2  Thank sairz94
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear sairz94, Thank you so much for your review and five stars. We are glad to know that you've enjoyed our Newgrange & Hill of Tara tour with our driver/guide Eoin. Thanks again and have a good week. Pablo D.

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4 October 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as you get a ticket that ensures you get to go inside, they will do the solstice demonstration. It really was awesome in the truest sense, I had chills.
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Eileen W
25 September 2018|
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Response from K9444OYmicheles | Reviewed this property |
We booked about 3 days before our trip but we went in mid September, not the high season. I don’t know about the cruise as we were not on one. Good luck!
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Brenda E
18 September 2018|
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Response from Brandon L | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guide stopped early that morning for a break in Howth where we got coffee, and then there is a restaurant at Newgrange where you can have lunch.
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