Newgrange, Hill of Tara, Monasterboice
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. The Celts arrived in Ireland about 2500 year ago and incorporated the existing sacred sites such as Newgrange into their religious beliefs. The Celts developed the Hill of Tara from a stone age passage tomb site to their principle royal and religious site. When the Celtic people were converted to Christianity in the 5th century, they enthusiastically embraced the new religion as can be seen at Monasterboice with the engraved Celtic Crosses and iconic Irish Round Tower.
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 constrain
- Pick up from your 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.
- Monasterboice - Iconic Irish Round Tower and 10th century Celtic Crosses.
- Sheela na Gig - Mysterious stone carving.
- Hill of Tara - Seat of the Celtic Kings of Ireland.
- Return to your accommodation or cruise ship.
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: 8 hours
Skoda Superb Sedan with 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 lunch.