Boyne Valley incl. Newgrange and the Wicklow mountains.
2 day tour, both days starting in Dublin.
Day 1 - Private guided tour to the Boyne Valley including Newgrange. The Boyne Valley has a rich heritage going back to the Stone Age when the prehistoric tomb at Newgrange was constructed over 5000 years ago. About 2000 years ago the Celtic people crowned their High Kings on the Hill of Tara. The Round Tower and High Crosses at Monasterboice are about 1000 years old. Bective Abbey is a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1147. Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, construction began in 1176. Trim Castle and was the location for King John's Castle in the film 'Braveheart' the 1995 historical drama directed by and starring Mel Gibson.
Day 2 - Private guided tour through the scenic Sally Gap mountain route, Lough Tay mountain lake, Glendalough monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin. Avoca Handweavers - café and craft shop, Avoca Village - Location for TV series Ballykissangel, Coastal drive back to Dublin via Killiney and Dalkey.
Day 1 - Pick up from Accommodation or Cruise Ship.
Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre and Newgrange (the Newgrange monument is only accessible on a group tour).
Monasterboice - Early Christian site with round tower high crosses.
Hill of Tara - seat of the High Kings of Ireland.
Bective Abbey - Cistercian Abbey founded in 1147.
Trim Castle - the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.
Return to your Accommodation or Cruise Ship.
Day 2 - Pick up from your accommodation or cruise ship.
Sally Gap scenic mountain drive.
Lough Tay drive.
Glendalough monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin.
Avoca Handweavers - café and craft shop.
Avoca Village - Location for TV series Ballykissangel.
Coastal drive back to Dublin via Killiney and Dalkey.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel or other accommodation, Airport, Cruise Ship Port
End location: Hotel or other accommodation, Airport, Cruise Ship Port
Duration: 2 days
2016 Skoda Superb Sedan, high specification sedan including leather seats and air conditioning.
Private tour guide with transport from and return to your accommodation or cruise ship.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euro - Estimate of 25 euro per person per day for admissions charges and lunch.
Admission charges, accommodation and meals.
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Michael was great! We toured for 3 consecutive days. He was kind, patient and willing to please. My husband and I couldn't be happier! Thank you, Michael!