Newgrange, Hill of Tara, Mellifont Abbey, Monasterboice & Trim Castle.
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 is a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1142. 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.
The tour can be personalized so the route can be changed to suit your preferences in advance or on the day. Duration usually 8 hours, can be shortened if you have time constraints.
Tours are personalised and can be amended in advance or on the day.
Pick up from Accommodation or Cruise Ship.
Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre and Newgrange. Please note that Newgrange is a UNESCO World Heritage site with managed access so for that part of the tour you will have to join with others.
Mellifont Abbey - Cistercian Abbey founded in 1142.
Monasterboice - Early Christian site with round tower high crosses.
Hill of Tara - seat of the High Kings of Ireland.
Trim Castle - the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.
Return to your Accommodation or Cruise Ship.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Collection at your Accommodation or Cruise Ship
End location: Return to your Accomodation or Cruise Ship
Duration: 8 hours
Tours are generally 8 hours, can be adjusted to suit your travel arrangements.
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
25 Euro - Estimate for admission charges and lunch 25 euro per person.
Admission Charges and Meals
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Michael did an excellent job for us, balancing the history and the beauty of the Boyne Valley. His knowledge of the places we wanted to see and the events that took place there were excellent. And he pointed out some of the birds of the area that were of interest. He knew a great place for lunch, and he kept us comfortable during our time together. I highly recommend him as a guide for anyone visiting the Boyne Valley.