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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin

From US$46.30
  • Comprehensive tour of Boyle Valley highlights in a single day from Dublin
  • Focus on the scenery of the County Meath while someone else drives
  • Travel between the dispersed sites with complete ease 
Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin
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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin
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Combine the best sights of the Boyne Valley and the history of Celtic Ireland on a coach tour from Dublin—a great way to escape the city without renting a car. Travel with ease between dispersed highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange, the Hill of Tara, and the quaint town of Howth, and listen to information crucial to understanding the history of each landmark from a guide. 

What to Expect

Meet your departing coach at a central meeting point in Dublin,and  then climb on board and find a comfortable seat for the journey to the Boyne Valley. As your guide takes care of the navigation, you're free to focus on the scenic drive through County of Meath.

Stop at the Hill of Tara, where your guide goes into detail about the political and spiritual history of this place. As you explore the ancient monuments for yourself, learn about the hill's history from the Stone Age through the 19th century.

Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is your next stop. Disembark and follow your guide into the cairn and take a tour of the passage tomb, filled with Neolithic stone carvings and basins, once sacred receptacles for human remains. Your guide explains the ancient site and its uses throughout ancient history.

The journey back to Dublin stops in the quaint seaside village of Howth, which features views of Dublin Bay and some Viking-era monuments.

After getting an overview of the Boyne Valley, along with its longstanding history, return to Dublin for drop-off at your original departure location.

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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Amazing day

My partner was set on visiting the hill of Tara and so we found that Grayline are one of maybe two tour company's that go there. The day started with a small wander around Howth. We lucked out as the day was absolutely beautiful with...More

1  Thank Zoe R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great way to work off bucket list

I've been wanting to go to Newgrange and Hill of Tara for years and this was a nice way to do it. Eoin was very talkative, but nice and knowledgeable about all the sites we visited. First stop was in a coastal town, Howth, which...More

1  Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
David Condon

Janice and I went on this tour on April 14th. We enjoyed ourselves very much and our guide/driver Eoin was great. He was knowledgeable, friendly and witty. The additional trip to Slane Castle made the day a little long. We could have done without it....More

1  Thank David C
Dublintour, Marketing at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi David, thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed the day tour and Eoin. We are always trying to improve the day tours we will take your experience with Slane Castle on board. Kind regards, Christian

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brilliant tour guide #Eoin

The driver/guide was fantastic. Never stopped talking, but made everything interesting. Full of knowledge. The visit to Howth was cut a bit short firstly because the weather was misty - and also because an extra stop at Slaine Castle was added in. Shame because Eoin...More

1  Thank mouseman2015
Dublintour, Marketing at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi @mouseman2015, thanks for the great review! We are glad that you enjoyed the day tour to Newgrange & Hill of Tara. Sorry to hear about your experience at Slane Castle, we are always looking to improve the tours, and we will undoubtedly try and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Guide/Driver Eoin made this trip splendid

V good comfortable bus We were 21 ppl USB cables to charge ur phone Free wifi that worked v well Alowed is to eat and bring coffee on bus other dnt I would like to name it trip with Eoin to Newgrange and Hill of...More

1  Thank zeesh7
Dublintour, Marketing at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi @zeesh7, thanks for the excellent review and recommendation! We know the journeys to the destinations are sometimes long, so we like to make sure that all our tourgoers are comfortable. Eoin is an excellent tour guide who is very personable and our resident historian...More

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