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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Travel through mystical Celtic Ireland on this full-day bus tour from Dublin. In the company of an expert guide, journey back in time to Boyne Valley, home of the Hill of Tara and the Neolithic tombs of Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site). You also stop in the town of Howth, a beautiful Dublin Bay fishing village, for a taste of Irish culture that dates back to the Viking Era.
  • Full-day tour from Dublin to Newgrange and Hill of Tara
  • Go back in time to the seat of the High Kings of Ireland at the Hill of Tara.
  • Guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Neolithic tombs at Newgrange
  • Friendly and experienced local guide
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Full guided tour in English with a local expert
Hill of Tara
Howth village
WI-FI on board
Hotel pickup and drop off
Optional gratuities
Food & beverages

Departure Point

16 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 XK83, Ireland

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your journey through ancient Ireland begins bright and early at Lower O’Connell Street in Dublin, where you embark en coach to Boyne Valley. Be sure to grab your own breakfast to enjoy for the trip through the Irish countryside and the County of Meath. 

Your first stop is the picturesque coastal village of Howth. Enjoy sweeping views of Dublin Bay – spotted with colorful fishing boats – and see more impressive Viking-era monuments.

Continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange dates back to 3200 BC—preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Follow your guide into the cairn to tour the passage tomb, where you witness mystical Neolithic stone carvings and ‘basin stones’ that once held sacred human remains. 

Your final stop is the Hill of Tara, one of Ireland’s most prized relics of spiritual and political heritage. Used as far back as the Stone Age for rituals and festivals, the Hill of Tara is revered as the ceremonial seat of the Celtic High Kings from the 1st-century AD  through to the 1100s. Its continued political significance stretches to the turn of the 19th century when it became a battle site for the Irish Revolution.

Your day-long tour returns to the starting point in Dublin.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dublin Visitor Centre
Check in at Dublin Visitor Centre, 17 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Newgrange
This unique and once in a lifetime opportunity includes a guaranteed guided visit to the Newgrange Passage Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dated 3,200BC and is one of the oldest Neolithic burial chambers in Europe, it is even said to be older than the Egyptian pyramids!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hill of Tara (Temair)
Finally, get the chance to visit the Stone of Destiny, Lia Fáil, which is the most famous monument at Tara and is Ireland’s ancient coronation stone. The Stone sits on the King’s seat; and in Irish Mythology, it is said to be the Stone of Destiny, a sacred object left behind by mythic godlike people, which too was once said to be Ireland’s greatest Tribe, Tuatha Dé Danann. Legend says the stone will roar when touched by the rightful King of Tara, visitors are invited to try; you never know what might happen!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Howth
Here you will get to take the time to wander around this pretty village before making your way to Howth Summit, overlooking Dublin Bay. which makes for the perfect photo opportunity.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dualway Coaches Ltd

If you cancel at least 8 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Access is controlled as you have to bus out to the site and each group is limited to 24 people." See review
  • "Make sure to specify to taxi driver the address as there are 3 locations of visitor center in Dublin." See review

Reviews

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Newgrange
marleneturcot
, Nov 2019
Excellent. Very lively. Our guide was very knowledgeable and extremely sympathetic. He gave us the 'feeling' of the places we visited.
star-5
Brú na Bóinne
cuirlash
, Oct 2019
Awesome day trip. Guide Trevor and driver Allan take you on a fun, interesting and well paced tour of Howth, Brú na Bóinne and Tara. Highly recommend!!!
star-5
Very thoughtful and pleasant
susannaseltzer
, Oct 2019
This all day trip that is very thoughtfully put together, with little points of interest along the way and breaks for rest and refreshment. The guide was very amiable and knowledgeable, without being tedious or overbearing. I don't usually do group tours because of horrible past experiences, but since I am alone this time it seemed the best way to go. I am so glad I did! This tour changed my mind about group tours, as it was well balanced and thoroughly enjoyable. I learned a lot, saw what I had hoped to see, and actually had a very good time! Thank you so much to our fantastic guide and driver.
star-5
Great day trip
jonesalexander47
, Oct 2019
Great day trip with Trevor and crew. He was highly knowledgeable of Ireland as a whole and made for an entertaining guide!
star-4
Day to Newgrange
rrt851
, Oct 2019
Nice trip but should have done Howth last when more would have been open. Newgrange was beautiful. The tour guide was informative and knew his stuff. Overall a good trip except for the order of sights.
star-5
Newgrange and Tara in the rain
Laura H
, Oct 2019
Tour was very well planned, appropriate timing for breaks along the way. Tour guide, Ross, was very knowledgeable and fun to listen to, interacted well with all members of the group. Driver, Allen, was also fun to chat with. The tour of the Newgrange site was awe inspiring, the guides there do a great job of explaining the site and adding to the wonder about the site. Lunch at Newgrange hotel was great, sufficient choices for all, and plenty of food. Hill of Tara was very rainy, Ross took those who wanted to go anyway. Excellent value for money.
star-5
Had a wonderful time!
Doreen B
, Oct 2019
The weather wasn’t that great but Ross and Alan did everything to make it fun. Ross was informative and entertaining and Alan kept us on schedule. Both Newgrange and Hill of Tara were magical.
star-5
Amazing!!
r0salia1993
, Oct 2019
I loved everything about this tour and the tour guy was so fun and informative. I'm looking forward to repeat.
star-5
Very fun and informative
artsandplay
, Sep 2019
Trev was great. Appreciated the flow of the day but wished we could have had more time at newgrange. No complaints by any means. Thank you.
star-5
A wonderful trip
Wanuno
, Sep 2019
The tour was absolutely wonderful with the tour guide keeping us informed all along the way with snipets of very interesting history. He went through rain and shine to take us where we needed to go. New Grange is really a one of a kind structure built way before the pyramids and one can only marvel at the engineering required so long ago to build such a structure. The Hill of Tara was spoilt by the rain, the first I had experienced thoughout having travelled 18 days already all over Ireland. The guide is the key to a succesful trip and he certainly succeeded.

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