Explore Ireland's Ancient East
Explore the beautiful Boyne Valley, one of Ireland's most ancient regions. The high Kings of Ireland once ruled the land from this very region leaving behind many historic Sites, Castles, Abbeys and Towers. This region is also home to NEWGRANGE, a prehistoric monument built around 3200 BC making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. This tour is a delightful day out where you will be chauffeur driven around some of Ireland's oldest ruins and monuments. However it is not possible to visit and spend time in all of the sites in the Boyne Valley on one tour. Below is a suggested itinerary, I suggest we agree in advance the areas of most interest to you. Message me to discuss.
Departing your place of accommodation we will drive north to the World UNESCO heritage site of NEWGRANGE and the passage tomb dating back 5000 years. There is an excellent visitor/interpretive centre here. Please note as it is a world heritage site it can be very busy in peak holiday season.
After Newgrange we will head to TRIM CASTLE, the largest Anglo Norman castle in Ireland and Europe and a shooting location for the movie, Braveheart. There are guided tours of the 'keep' and grounds lasting 45 mins to 1hr.
Leaving Trim we head to the ancient 'HILL OF TARA'. This was the symbolic site of the High Kings of Ireland until the 11th century and some ring forts can still be seen. It is said that 23 of Ireland's 32 counties can be seen from the top of the Hill.
Depart back to your accommodation.
Other sites in the Boyne Valley worth seeing are
Kells High Crosses
Battle of the Boyne
We can tailor your day to take in the sites most interesting to you. Message me to discuss.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can collect you at your Hotel, Guesthouse Cruise Ship or a street, city location of your choice. Please message me to arrange.
End location: I can drop you back to your Hotel, Guesthouse Cruise Ship or a street, city location of your choice. Please message me to arrange.
Duration: 6 hours
Weather and traffic will determine the amount of sites we can see but the tour will last at least 6 hours.
You will be chauffeur driven around in a luxury E Class Mercedes saloon with aircon or heated seats if its winter.
Me as your guide and chauffeur in a fully licenced luxury Mercedes E Class with aircon.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - refreshments and entry charges to sites
Entry Costs to sites, visitor centres, refreshments, lunch and souvenirs
My E Class Mercedes Saloon is licenced to carry me as your driver (and tour guide) plus 4 passengers. If your party is bigger than 4 and require transport please message me and I can try arrange a larger licenced vehicle at an additional cost.
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