Newgrange, Hill of Tara, Mellifont Abbey, Monasterboice & Hill of Slane.
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.
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.
Old 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.
Hill of Slane where St. Patrick lit a Paschal fire in 433.
Return to your Accommodation or Cruise Ship.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel
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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euro - Estimate for admission charges and lunch 25 euro per person.
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Our Boyne Valley trip with Michael was a highlight of our trip to Ireland. A perfect day trip from Dublin. Michael is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous. He also got a good read on our small group right away and conveyed the perfect level of detail about each attraction. Newgrange, Monasterboice, and the Hill of Slane were wonderful. We had time for Trim Castle at the end of the day, and highly recommend making time for that. And highly recommend Michael.