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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin provided by Gray Line Ireland

Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Combine the best sights of the Boyne Valley and the history of Celtic Ireland on a coach tour from Dublin—a great way to escape the city without renting a car. Travel with ease between dispersed highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange, the Hill of Tara, and the quaint town of Howth, and listen to information crucial to understanding the history of each landmark from a guide. 
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You'll start at
16 O'Connell Street Upper
16 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, D01 XK83, Ireland09:15 Check-in at Dublin Visitor Centre, 16 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 or 13:45 Check-in at Dublin Visitor Centre, 16 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
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    Dublin Visitor Centre
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Newgrange
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Hill of Tara (Temair)
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Howth
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
16 O'Connell Street Upper
16 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, D01 XK83, Ireland09:15 Check-in at Dublin Visitor Centre, 16 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 or 13:45 Check-in at Dublin Visitor Centre, 16 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
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Highlights
  • Comprehensive tour of Boyle Valley highlights in a single day from Dublin
  • Focus on the scenery of the County Meath while someone else drives
  • Travel between the dispersed sites with complete ease 
  • Admission to the Neolithic tombs of Newgrange are included
What to Expect
Meet your departing coach at a central meeting point in Dublin, and then climb on board and find a comfortable seat for the journey to the Boyne Valley. As your guide takes care of the navigation, you're free to focus on the scenic drive through County of Meath. Stop at the quaint seaside village of Howth, which features views of Dublin Bay and some Viking-era monuments. Proceed to Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark and follow your guide into the cairn and take a tour of the passage tomb, filled with Neolithic stone carvings and basins, once sacred receptacles for human remains. Your guide explains the ancient site and its uses throughout ancient history. Your final stop is the Hill of Tara, where your guide goes into detail about the political and spiritual history of this place. As you explore the ancient monuments for yourself, learn about the hill's history from the Stone Age through the 19th century. After getting an overview of the Boyne Valley, along with its longstanding history, return to Dublin for drop-off at your original departure location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
16 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, D01 XK83, Ireland
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Full guided tour in English with a local expert
  • Hill of Tara
  • Howth village
  • WI-FI on board
  • Entry/Admission - Newgrange
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food & beverages
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 8 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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M0nica_M3 wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts48 contributions23 helpful votes
Brian our guide and Alan are driver were fabulous - and I just loved Newgrange. It was the best site in all of Ireland during my 12 day vacation. Brian was fun, helpful, very knowledgeable, patient, and really well organized. You can tell he really enjoys these sites and his
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Responded 20 Jan 2020
Hello M0nica_M3, Thanks so much for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour. We do hope to see you again sometime! All the best, Kamila
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Kseniya P wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Beautiful tour to interesting destinations, well- organized, funny guide and comfortable bus! recommend!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Dublintour, Manager at Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Hello Kseniya P, Thanks so much for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour. We do hope to see you again sometime! All the best, Kamila
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CourtlyVagabond wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a full day tour at a good price. Our driver and tour guide were Brian and Alan. Overall I'm glad I did this tour but I felt there was time wasted especially the second meal break where the town itself had nothing much to offer visitors who wanted to explore rath set
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Response from Dublintour, Manager at Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Tour from Dublin
Responded 03 Nov 2019
Hello CourtlyVagabond, Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate all your valuable comments and will make sure they will be passed onto the team at Newgrange. We do hope to see you again sometime! All the best, Kamila
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Rebekah wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Really glad I took this trip - best bit of my visit. Ross and Alan made it very companionable. Information was just at the right level and the day was really well planned. The Newgrange tomb was an amazing experience! Go if you can.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Responded 03 Nov 2019
Hello Pazyryka, Thanks so much for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour. We do hope to see you again sometime! All the best, Kamila
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mjfletch52 wrote a review Oct 2019
Neoga, Illinois2 contributions
The guide & driver were very knowledgeable. Enjoyed trip. Never been on a gray line tour. Bus was very clean.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Hello mjfletch52, Thanks so much for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour. We do hope to see you again sometime! All the best, Kamila
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DO NOT BOOK!!! Office closed
I booked this tour online and went there on time, but the office was closed and I waited for 30 mins still no one s
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Zeker een aanrader!
The trip itself was nice, also the duration was perfect, but the driver EOIN made it all amazing! His version of Dr
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MyNameIsMatt
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Excellent bus tour of Wicklow Mountains!
Richie was an awesome driver and narrator for this amazing day trip through the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough.
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AntiqueOrientalThug
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Freakin' hilarious tour guide
We took the gray line bus to Howth from Dublin and Eoin had me laughing so hard that my eyes were constantly in tea
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Awesome Tour
Our trip to the Cliffs of Moher was a wonderful experience. Our bus driver/Tour guide was Prodrick O'connell. He
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Eddies2010
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Transfer to Wicklow after closure of Malahide Castle
We had booked a half day trip to Malahide Castle and Howth but sadly due to the Coronavirus this was cancelled. Luc
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Wicklow Mountains Day Tour
This was a replacement tour for the Giant's Causeway that I have booked but was cancelled. In every case, it was a
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Wicklow Mountains Tour
We had a really good day tour on Wicklow Mountains. Our guide, Richie, offered us a very informative commentary and
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exyc22
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Great tour guide and trip
Guide was very informative and lovely, trip was fun, unfortunately weather was wet and cold but was still beautiful
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GERALD K
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wonderful once in a life time trip
Had sean our BUS DRIVER picked us on time and the moment we started the trip he gave us the HISTORY OF THE CLIFFS a
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SELinDoha
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What else can you do when Ireland is closed?
Took the day trip to Wicklow Mountains, with guide/driver Richie because all attractions in Dublin we’re closed due
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637vikkih
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Richie!!!
Richie was our guide, he was amazing. He has endless amounts of knowledge and is friendly and very professional. Wo
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winthrops5
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Wonderful
Beautiful countryside and informative excursion into the Wicklow region. Excellent driver (Eoin) and comfortable co
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Wicklow tour
Wonderful excursion with Eoin! The best "blablacar" ever! Never stop joking except when he talks about the Irish p
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KirstyP1410
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Had an amazing day
Had a great trip to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway with guide Brian and Vlad. Brian provided us with lots of inform
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  • Duration: 9h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 8 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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