Private Boyne Valley Newgrange tour with your very own Failte Ireland tour guide. (Best Seller)
Visit Ireland's most remarkable UNESCO World heritage site Newgrange is 1000 years older than the Pyramids. This private half day tour is suitable for 2 - 7 persons, and lasts approx. 4 - 5 hours.
- Guaranteed Entrance at Bru Na Boinne (Newgrange visitor centre)
- Guaranteed entrance and guided tour Newgrange Passage tomb
- Friendly approved professional Failte Ireland tour guide.
- Pickup and return to your Dublin based hotel or cruise ship terminal at Dublin port
- Visit to Hill of Slane - where Saint Patrick lit the pascal flame 433 AD
- Return to your city Dublin city hotel / or Dublin cruise ship terminal
Newgrange Passage Tomb
UNESCO World Heritage Site 1000 years older than the Pyramids!
Newgrange (c 3,200 B.C.) pre-dating the ancient great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt by 400 years and Stonehenge by 1000. The passage tomb is surrounded by 97 kerb stones, the most impressive is the large entrance stone which is covered in swirls and designs. Inside the large mound.
The visual artistry of Ireland’s ancient civilisation remains to this day strikingly fresh and modern. This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts the richest and largest collection of megalithic art in all of Europe.
At dawn on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year (December 21st), a shaft of sunlight enters the chamber of Newgrange through a specially designed opening over the doorway which illuminates the Chamber.
This private day tour to the Boyne Valley should be top of your list of things to do in Dublin. Its spectacular!
River Boyne and the valley of King's County Meath
The Boyne has historical, archaeological and mythical connotations. It is located close to Dublin and is ideal for a private day tour from Dublin. The Greek geographer Ptolemy drew a map of Ireland in the 2nd century which included the river Boyne. The entire area is one of outstanding beauty, with rolling hills, pastures and medieval field structures. From Neolithic passage tombs, ancient ritual sites to monastic settlements the Boyne valley has it all.
Battle of the Boyne County Meath
A major battle in Irish history, took place along the River Boyne near Drogheda in 1690 during the Williamite war in Ireland. Both kings commanded their armies in person. William had 36,000 men and James had 25,000 - the largest number of troops ever deployed on an Irish battlefield. English, Scottish, Dutch, Danes and Huguenots (French Protestants) made up William’s army (Williamites), while James' men (Jacobites) were mainly Irish Catholics, reinforced by 6,500 French troops sent by King Louis XIV. At stake were the British throne, French Dominance in Europe and religious power in Ireland.
Hill of Slane & Saint Patrick's Pascal Flame
Visit the Hill of Slane which over looks the entire Boyne valley, this is the place where in 433 AD Saint Patrick would have lit the Pascal fire on the Hill of Slane. The Irish high king's ruled from this area of Ireland at the ancient Hill of Tara. Saint Patrick's actions were seen as a direct challenge to their authority. There is something for everyone on a visit to the Boyne Valley. Castle's Passage Tomb's, Celtic crosses, archaeological monuments, myths and legends.
Why book a private tour or shore excursion with Day Tours Unplugged ?
All of our guides are Irish, we know all the best locations to stop for photo's. Our guides have completed a program of training with Failte Ireland, and are approved by the National Tourism Agency. We will provide you a unique insight into Ireland's ancient history, and provide you with information relating to all aspects of life in Ireland today.
Private guided Newgrange & Boyne Valley tour
IMPORTANT - When making a reservation, select either Dublin based hotel default pickup location or the Dublin port default pickup location for cruise ship passengers.
Once the booking has been approved we will contact you via e mail or phone to arrange to collect you directly from your hotel.
What's not included
- Please note entrance fees / refreshments / lunch are not included in price allow €6.00 for individual entrance fees + any refreshments you might purchase
- We recommend a departure from your hotel or cruise ship at 0830am as this is a WORLD HERITAGE SITE your return to Dublin will be 1300hrs
- Tours last approx. 4 - 5 hours. For larger groups please Contact Us with your specific request.
PRICE QUOTED €280:00 is for private tour + tour vehicle + tour guide + pick up return to your Dublin based hotel or cruise ship terminal at Dublin port. Your tour vehicle is suitable for 2 - 7 persons max