Celtic Boyne Valley Day Tour from Dublin
Book your Celtic Boyne Valley day tour tickets with City Sightseeing and travel back in time nearly 5,000 years as you explore some of Ireland’s most historically significant ancient areas. Departing Dublin with a knowledgeable guide, you’ll travel to Boyne Valley in the heartlands of County Meath: the Royal County. Climb to the top of the Hill of Tara and the Hill of Uisneach, visit Trim Castle, explore Megalithic tombs at Loughcrew Passage and see the ruins of Fore Abbey.
- Visit some of Ireland’s most historically important ancient sites on this day tour from Dublin
- Travel in comfort on a luxury coach with a local guide
- See where the High Kings of Ireland once ruled from at the Hill of Tara
- Marvel at the historic Trim Castle, purportedly the largest surviving Norman Castle in Europe
- Explore 5,000-year-old Megalithic tombs at Loughcrew Passage
- Walk around the ruins of Fore Abbey, a 7th-century Christian monastery
- Admire the views from the Hill of Uisneach, one of Ireland's most important ancient sites
- Professional driver/guide
- Return coach transport
- Admission to Trim Castle
- Guided tour of Hill of Tara and Loughcrew Passage Tomb
Next, travel to 12th-century Norman Ireland as you walk around the keep of Trim Castle. It is said to be the largest surviving castle of its type in Europe and was used as one of the filming locations for Braveheart.
Then it's onto the most ancient site visited on this tour: Loughcrew Passage Tomb. These Megalithic cairns date to 3000 BC, and as you explore the tombs you’ll be amazed by the 5,000-year-old rock carvings that adorn the walls and ceiling.
Explore the grounds of Fore Abbey, an ancient Christian monastery founded by St Fechin in the 7th century. Up to 300 monks once lived in the compound. However, after St Fechin’s death the community slowly disbanded and the monastery was set on fire a total of 12 times!
Finally, the last stop on the tour before returning to Dublin will be the spiritual centre of Ireland: the Hill of Uisneach. This was the location where the 5 provinces of Ireland met and where the High Kings would celebrate Bealtaine, or the ‘festival of the fires’, to mark the coming of summer.
Before you Go
On the day
- Pick-up: 8:00 a.m. on Suffolk Street, Dublin
- Drop-off: 7:30 p.m. on Dame Street, Dublin
- We recommend wearing shoes that are appropriate for walking on rough terrain