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. Mellifont Abbey founded in 1142 was the first Cistercian Abbey in Ireland. The Hill of Slane is where St. Patrick lit a Paschal fire in 433 CE in defiance of the High King Laoire who forbid any other fires while a festival fire was burning on the Hill of Tara.
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.
Old Mellifont Abbey - Cistercian Abbey founded in 1142.
Hill of Slane where St. Patrick lit a Paschal fire in 433.
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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euro - Estimate of 25 euro per person per day for admissions charges and lunch.
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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!