Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin

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Tour Number

Activity Level

40361


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

Tours are personalised and can be amended in advance or on the day.
Suggested Tour:

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 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.

Transportation

2016 Skoda Superb Sedan, high specification sedan including leather seats and air conditioning.

What’s Included

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.

What’s Extra

Admission Charges and Meals

A Recent Review of this tour

Michael was a fantastic guide and we enjoyed the day very much. He was very knowledgeable about all the many sites we visited. We never felt hurried or rushed and Michael selected a very nice place for lunch that we thoroughly enjoyed. We can recommend him without reservation. We also highly recommend this tour -especially the site of New Grange. Definitely a must see.
Karen Rogers

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