Visit Ireland’s most remarkable UNESCO World heritage site, Newgrange passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley County Meath. Our private Newgrange tour is not to be missed.
Newgrange (c 3,200 B.C.) pre-dating the ancient great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt by 500 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. 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!
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 mediaeval field structures. From Neolithic passage tombs, ancient ritual sites to monastic settlements the Boyne valley has it all.
This is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE “You need to be there early” there are no options for an afternoon departure.
Departure from Cruise ship and or Dublin city based hotel will be 08:00am
Return to Dublin will be 1300 hrs