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Travel through time to the Ancient East of Ireland and explore the Celtic heritage of the historic Boyne Valley on this day trip from Dublin.

Travel through time to the Ancient East of Ireland and explore the Celtic heritage of the historic Boyne Valley on this day trip from Dublin.

Celtic Boyne Valley Tour

After meeting up at 8 am at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street in Dublin, we'll set off by coach to explore some of eastern Ireland's most fascinating historic places.

Our first stop will be at Ancient Ireland's most sacred site: the Hill of Tara at 9:30 am. This historic ceremonial and burial site was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland according to Celtic tradition. As well as admiring the ancient monuments on the hill, we'll also enjoy the spectacular views it offers over the Irish countryside.

These lush green landscapes will accompany us as we continue to the next stop on our tour, arriving at 10 am at an impressive Norman fortress known as Castle Trim. Our guide will reveal fascinating facts about the surprisingly well-preserved 12th century ruins as we stroll around and take photos of its grounds.

Continuing onwards, at 12 pm we'll head to Loughcrew, home to a number of Megalithic passage tombs dating back to 3000 BC. You'll be enchanted by the legendary history of these ancient cairns and the views offered by this spot, the highest point in the county.

We'll then make our way to Fore Abbey  at 3 pm, the ruins of a Christian monastery founded in the 7th century. Here we'll discover the history of the sacred site, for example, that it has been set on fire 12 different times over the course of its history!

The final stop on our tour will be at the Hill of Uisneach, considered the spiritual centre of Ireland. We'll hear all about the importance of this location for the old Kings of Ireland and the festival of fires they would celebrate here, before we make the return journey to Dublin.

You'll be dropped off on Dame Street in the city centre around 6 pm.

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Price

Adults Students Seniors over 65 years old Children between 5 and 12 years old Children under 5 years old
US$ 58.80
US$ 53.90
US$ 53.90
US$ 29.40
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 58.80
  • Students

    US$ 53.90
  • Seniors over 65 years old

    US$ 53.90
  • Children between 5 and 12 years old

    US$ 29.40
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

8 days 10 hours 25 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Transport by comfortable coach

Professional driver/guide

Multilingual app.

Entry to Trim Castle

Guided tour of Hill of Tara & Loughcrew Passage Tomb

Not included

Personal expenses

Food and drinks

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 6 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street.

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