This wonderful day tour from Dublin takes you to visit some of the most historic sites in Ireland. Explore ancient burial grounds, see the battlefields of great Kings and hear a wealth of Celtic myths and legends.
Sit back and relax as we escape deep into the countryside. We will take you back in time to the seat of the High Kings of Ireland at the Hill of Tara.
However the highlight of the day is a visit to the famous Newgrange Tombs. This magnificent UNESCO World heritage site is dated 3,200BC and is one of the oldest and largest Neolithic burial chambers in Europe, predating the Egyptian pyramids! As part of your tour, you will be taken on a guided tour of the actual tombs of Newgrange.
Enjoy the spectacular views looking out over Dublin Bay from Howth Summit at the end.
This tour starts Accompanied by a guide and travelling in a coach, you will proceed to the Hill of Tara, the archaeological complex. It contains a number of ancient monuments, and according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland.
Tour will proceed to the Newgrange Tombs, built around 3200 BC by the Neolithic people of Ireland.
Among the oldest and largest Neolithic burial chambers in Europe, the Newgrange Tombs are believed to be older than the pyramids of Egypt. An entrance on the south-eastern side opens up a 62 foot long passageway that leads to a high central chamber and three side chambers. The tomb was discovered in 1699 and was excavated and restored between 1962 and 1975. For two weeks in mid-winter, sunlight streams in through a roof box located above the entrance passage and lights up the dark chambers.
Arrive Slane Village for lunch not included.
Our last stop of the day is in a small fishing village of Howth. We climb to Howth Summit by coach where you can end the day with spectacular views looking out over Dublin Bay. Let the fresh sea breeze invigorate you before we head back to the city via a coastal route.
After the tour, return to Dublin. The tour ends at the original point of departure.
Absolutely a must-see, this tour takes you to such ancient places. More time at Newgrange is a suggestion, without visiting Howth. The driver/guide, Michael, was a wealth of...Margaret A Caveney
Totally fascinating tour. Being able to enter the tomb at Newgrange was incredible. Loved seeing the ancient stone carvings. The bus driver/guide, Michael, was wonderful...full...Margaret A Caveney
Newgrange Tombs--loved it! Looks so big on the outside, but really small inside. If you fearful of tight, enclosed places, this may not be your cup of tea. Hill of Tara--ok,...Mona Vipond
03 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
17 Lower O’Connell St. (inside our Dublin Visitor Centre). Meet & Greet person will bring the customers to departure point.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour concludes at the original point of departure
Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
You are requested to arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts.
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