Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin
Our first stop of the day is in the small picturesque fishing village of Howth. We drive through Howth Summit where you can appreciate spectacular views looking out over Dublin Bay. Let the fresh sea breeze invigorate you before we head to the countryside via the coastal route.
Continuing to Newgrange, this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site is dated 3,200BC and is one of the oldest and largest Neolithic burial chambers in Europe predating the Egyptian pyramids! Older than Stonehenge, for 5,000 years the ancient megalithic tomb at Newgrange in County Meath has housed the remains of Stone Age ‘aristocracy’, sheltering the spirits of the long dead from the outside world. As part of your experience, you will be taken on a guided tour inside the tomb of Newgrange. We are one of the few companies who can provide you with this unique experience.
The Hill of Tara was once the ancient capital of Ireland. It was here that the King of Ireland was decided. Legend says that stone called the Lia Fail cried out when the true King touched the stone. Why not visit the Hill and touch the stone and see if it cries out! Though best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara has been an important site since the late Stone Age when a passage-tomb was constructed there. Tara was at the height of its power as a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ.
* We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear and bring a jacket/coat with you.
- Full guided tour in English with a local expert
- Hill of Tara
- Howth village
- WI-FI on board
- Entry/Admission - Bru na Boinne
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Optional gratuities
- Food & beverages
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions: MON-TUE-FRI-SAT (March-Oct)
- It is recommended that you wear comfortable footwear and bring a jacket/coat
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
We had the time of our lives on the trip to Newgrange and Tara. The bus trip was a lot of fun and the tour guide and driver were very knowledgeable. we had the time of our lives.
We were picked up right in the heart of Dublin making it easy to get to the site. The tour guide, Brian, was excellent. The information provided was interesting, relevant, and fun. Newgrange itself was beautiful and the guides there did an excellent job of presenting the site in all of its glory. Brian was again wonderful on the Hill of Tara where he was able to help build a picture out of the mounds, which are really all that's left of a tremendously historical site. Great tour, would definitely take it again.
This is a very interesting tour made even better by our guide and driver Eoin who kept us informed and entertained the whole day
Dom was an amazing guide and driver. He showed us amazing places to take pictures and gave wonderful explanations of the histories of the places we went.
The tour was really cool. Howth was pretty interesting. It was early when we got there, so not everything was open yet, but it was really charming! Newgrange was pretty impressive. The Hill of Tara was just okay, and I could have skipped it. Especially since the chapel exhibit was closed. Regardless, I'm so happy I went!
The tomb and solar clock is set in the most breath taking country side, we were amazed by the tomb and marveled the ancient residents understanding of the movement of the sun. Makes you wish you could travel in a time machine.
We were so glad that we decided to embark on this day trip. Newgrange is an incredible site and felt like hallowed ground. It was an amazing experience and the bus driver was exceptionally pleasant and helpful. We spent a week in Ireland and this was a highlight on our trip. It's also a nice distance from Dublin, just far enough so that we felt that we had a full day of adventure, but not so far as to be exhausting. To experience such history moves the soul and provides a depth of understanding at to the age of this beautiful land.
We had a great time on this tour. Jerry was a great guide. Newgrange is a really cool place to visit.