What a fantastic day tour! Lovely stops with fantastic views and Noel was a great guide. Loved the stop at the Hill of Uisneach - the guide there was also fantastic. Thanks again for a day filled with history and fun.
Boyne Valley Tour – Ireland’s Ancient East
Discount: €5 OFF your next tour
DEPARTURE TIME : 8:00am ( Arrive 10 mins before )
DEPARTURE LOCATION : Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street : MAP HERE
Adult – €45
Student (13-16) / Senior – €40
Children (5-12) – €22.50
Infant – Free
Add a meal back in Dublin at The Riddler Restaurant serving modern Irish Food.
( Meal options available to add on our booking page – Your guide can drop you off at the restaurant in Christchurch just minutes from the city center by foot )
THE HILL OF TARA – Boyne Valley – TRIM CASTLE – Hill of Uisneach – LOUGHCREW PASSAGE TOMB.
( NOTE : Please note that good footwear and warm clothing is recommended on this tour )
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Join us as we journey through Ireland’s Ancient East to explore the historic Boyne Valley. Our day tour takes you into one of Ireland’s most ancient regions. Your guide introduces you to the most significant sites in Celtic history and takes you right into the heart of County Meath, the ‘Royal County’. Here, the High Kings of Ireland ruled the country and people over the centuries. There are many historical sites such as Neolithic tombs, castles , and other historical highlights to explore. Surrounded by the lush green landscape Ireland is best known for, it is an adventure not to be missed.
Our guides will lead you through an exciting and informative day with tales of history, mythology, and royalty. You will be both informed and entertained; our guides are professional, knowledgeable and have a lovely sense of humor.
Effortlessly travel from the Stone Age to modern times, as we explore the Boyne valley! We depart at 8:00am with a full and exciting schedule before returning to Dublin by approximately 6:00pm.
This is a tour that takes you into the depths of Celtic history and allows you to explore sites of historical significance and stunning landscapes.
Combine this tour with another tour such as the Cliffs of Moher tour and get a €5 euro discount.
ITINERARY - Ireland's Ancient East
8:00AM: DEPART DUBLIN
We meet at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (map is linked on our booking page). You will board our comfortable coach, meet your guide and fellow travellers and then sit back and relax as we head out of Dublin and head west to our first visit at The Hill of Uisneach.
9:30AM: HILL OF UISNEACH
The ‘Hill of Uisneacht’ is the spiritual center of Ireland and arguably one of our most important ancient sites. The point at which the five provinces of Ireland met and where their Kings would celebrate the ‘festival of the fires’.
The unique tomb is ours to explore and once inside, you have the opportunity to view intricate artwork that has survived for thousands of years. There is a number of Cairns on the site ready for exploration. It is a truly impressive site and a unique experience.
02:30APM: TRIM CASTLE
It wouldn’t be a drive through the Irish countryside without seeing lush and picturesque landscapes. The scenery is breathtaking as we head to the town of Trim, home to an impressive and well-preserved Anglo-Norman castle. Trim Castle is the largest castle of its type in Ireland. With a castle so well preserved and with such stunning grounds, Hollywood would be hard-pressed to find something better! You will have time to explore the sprawling castle and grounds. This is a fantastic photo opportunity. Your guide will give you information in relation to the history of this fascinating castle and the surrounding area.
04:05PM: HILL OF TARA
The most sacred site of Ancient Ireland is the Hill of Tara, and this is where we head next. An important and historic site in the Boyne Valley region, it was the center of the country in a sense as the High Kings ruled Ireland from this very site. From the hill, there is a lovely view of the surrounding area. It is said that a quarter of Ireland’s countryside is visible from this hill.
6:00PM: ARRIVE BACK IN DUBLIN
PHOTO GALLERY - Ireland's Ancient East
TESTIMONIALS - Ireland's Ancient East Tour
Celtic Boyne Valley day tour.
This tour was amazing!!! I totally recommend it. The driver was awesome too (I don't remember his name,but u would like to leave super positive feedback on him).
I might even do it again,this one with friends.
Celtic Boyne Tour/Ancient East tour
Timing-wise, everything went well. We did the itinerary in the reverse order from their website, but that's OK. Unfortunately for us the weather was pretty dismal -- rainy and cold.Tara and Trim were nice to see. Uisneach a bit less so -- not that much there really.
The highlight for me was the cairn at Loughcrew. Be aware, that it is a good hike up a hill, but I am old and fat and I was able to do it. But, as their website recommends, you MUST wear good walking shoes -- I recommend hiking boots/shoes. It was bitterly cold when we were there, raining hard, and the wind was really strong...going up my glasses were so covered in water that I couldn't see anything. I was thankful that I had a good heavy winter coat, gloves, woolly hat, and a walking stick. A couple of people slipped, so be careful! I was pretty miserable on the hike up itself, but when I reached the top it was so worth it -- the top of that hill is quite a desolate location, and it was eerily beautiful with the different rock rings/formations, and cairns. We were able to crouch down and enter the tomb in groups of 9 or so (was pretty cramped in there) and see the very cool rock carvings. Wear proper footwear and take your time and you'll be OK.
Charlie was great -- very funny and friendly man and great at maneuvering the coach. Stephen was awesome -- made each visit entertaining and informative at the same time.
This was the highlight of my trip to Ireland. Thank you Charlie and Stephen!!
Very nice and authentic ! A wonderful part of Ireland with a super cool guide : James !!! He knows a lot and he made you travel throw the time, very interesting !
Celtic Boyne Valley Tour
You get in a van and you make the tour of different historic sites (in the valley). They are very beautiful and interesting. The accompanists are very cool and funny and tell us the history of the region and all monuments.
It is possible to take pictures and to buy some gifts.
I highly recommend dress according to the weather and take good walking shoes because there is so much wind and some sites are muddy.
Beautiful experience !!!!
Excellent Celtic & Boyne tour with Noel