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Celtic Boyne Valley Tour from Dublin

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    8am
  • Duration
    10 hours
Inclusions
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Live commentary

Key Highlights

  • Both printed and smartphone voucher accepted
  • Travel through the Boyne Valley, one of the Seven Wonders of Ireland
  • Drive through some of Ireland′s finest countryside
  • Marvel at tomb inscriptions still legible after 5,000 years
  • See the inauguration site of the ancient High Kings of Ireland
  • View Trim Castle – Ireland′s most impressive Anglo-Norman castle
  • See the finest carved stone Celtic Cross in Ireland

Overview

The Celtic Tour along Ireland’s Ancient East brings you to the historically significant Boyne Valley situated in County Meath - the Royal County - from where the ancient High Kings of Ireland ruled. Join a day of time travel, visiting the Neolithic tombs of Loughcrew, the predominant Iron Age Hill of Tara, the spiritual centre of Ireland; Hill Of Uishneacht and the Anglo-Norman Trim castle.

After boarding your comfortable coach you will make a move towards Hill Of Tara around which means the Seat of the High Kings – the most sacred site in ancient Ireland. It is said that a quarter of Ireland’s landscape can be seen from this point. Next stop is great Trim Castle where the most important and best-preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Here you’ll walk through a fabulous stronghold that is still standing after 800 years. It was at this castle where some of the best fight scenes in the film “Braveheart” were shot.

Travel north for Oldcastle in County Meath in the heart of The Boyne Valley and arrive at the sacred site of Loughcrew Passage Tombs. This has around 30 passage tombs and is one of the most important prehistoric cemeteries in Ireland. Peer inside to find Celtic designs carved into the rock walls and ceiling over 5,000 years ago that are still perfectly visible. Finally, experience The ‘Hill of Uisneacht,' the place where kings celebrated the festival of fires to mark the beginning of summer.

About the Supplier: Extreme Ireland Adventures offers a range of walking tours, day tours and adventure excursions along the West Coast of Ireland. Operated by a nice bunch of folks passionate about nature, their Cliffs of Moher and Giant's Causeway tours are popular and highly rated.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Start time

    8am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Suffolk Street - Outside Saint Andrews Church (the old stone church). 

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 mins early. 

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at Tourist Office, Suffolk St.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Live commentary
  • Hotel transfers 
  • Meals & beverages

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Customer Reviews

  • Highly Recommended!
    MARLI OLIVIER, South Africa 02/13/2014
  • An amazing journey through the Boyne Valley
    Marie Rose Chalabi, Canada 06/06/2013
  • A wonderful day spent in Ireland!
    erin ramsperger, Canada 11/16/2012

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