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Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara

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    What to Expect
    Start your day tour in the Boyne Valley by meeting your guide at the Gresham Hotel on O'Donnell Street in central Dublin. With your small group of 16 people or fewer, board your comfortable tour vehicle and set off into the countryside. The journey to Newgrange will take about 75 minutes; sit back and enjoy the countryside scenery.

    Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and have a look around the Interpretive Centre. Take a tour of the Temple and Mound (entrance at own expense) and learn about the ancient history behind the impressive site. (Depending on availability, Newgrange may be substituted with a visit to Knowth monument).

    Depart at 11:30am for the trip to Trim Castle, filming site for scenes from the movie 'Braveheart'. Follow your guide on a tour of the castle, considered the finest example of a Norman castle in Ireland. Stop for lunch at the Trim Castle Hotel (own expense). 

    Depart for the Hill of Tara around mid-afternoon. Upon arrival, embark on a 2-hour guided tour that includes stops at the Fairy Tree, the Well of the White Calf, the Mound of the Hostages, the Fort of Kings and the Stone of Destiny. 

    Travel back to Dublin, arriving at around 6pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Dublin, Dublin, County Dublin
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Tour escort/host
    • Driver/guide
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessiblity
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A maximum of 13 people per booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 5 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 4 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Excellent insight into sacred sites in general. Laim was well versed in the history and mythology. He was very passionate and taught us a great deal!!!! Highly recommend!
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    Tour was unbelievably entertaining and enlightening. Liam’s passion shows in the excitement he shares throughout the entire tour. I especially enjoyed the brief one on one chats with Liam about ancient geometry and any other questions I had. Great time and great experience.
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    Response from SacredIrishTours, Owner at Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for your very postive comments ( and for taking the time to share ) --- its great that you you enjoyed your tour . best wishes Liam
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    A fascinating, and varied, look at the more mysterious side of Irish history. A thoroughly enjoyable day!
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    Response from SacredIrishTours, Owner at Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    great that you enjoyed your tour --- thanks for your kind comments and for taking the time to share liam
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    Liam was so knowledgeable and accommodating. We learned a lot and enjoyed the whole day! Water proof shoes are helpful for walking in all the grass. ( as Liam suggested). 😄 great tour!
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    Response from SacredIrishTours, Owner at Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi Kelli I am very pleased that you enjoyed your tour and learnt a little about ancient wisdom and history of Ireland -- thanks for taking the time to share . Best wishes Liam
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    My family and I took the Boyle Valley tour, and were delighted. Liam is a font of historic knowledge and uses the locations to detail that history in a way that’s compelling and gives you a larger, longer-term view. I never liked my history classes, but loved this tour!
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    Response from SacredIrishTours, Owner at Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thanks Kerri for your very positive comments ( and for taking the time to share ) Its brilliant that you enjoyed our walk through the ancient and medieval sites and learnt a little about Irish mythology ,history and the ancient wisdom. Have a great stay in Ireland Liam
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