Full-Day Guided Celts and Castles Tour from Dublin
From a centrally located meeting spot in Dublin city centre, you will travel through Boyne Valley, Newgrange to experience the Celt and Castles tour. A Journey through time on this full-day guided tour of one of Ireland's most important prehistoric areas.
This tour is a shared-group experience with fully qualified and enthusiastic guides.
Your tour begins in Dublin city centre, where you will meet your knowledgeable guide. Be ready to transport back in time through Ireland’s Ancient East, as you explore the Boyne Valley and its rich heritage. This is one of Ireland’s most important prehistoric areas. The landscape of this area is rich in evidence of Ireland’s first settlers, ancient monuments and castles. The story of Ireland can be clearly seen within this beautiful valley.
After leaving Dublin you will travel North West into the counties of Meath and Louth. You will visit the ancient monument of Fourknocks, a small megalithic burial tomb. Then, you'll see the Hill of Tara, which is the ancient high seat of the Celtic Kings of Ireland. You will also have a chance to enter the Trim Castle, where the movie Braveheart was filmed.
At this point, you will have time to grab lunch (not included in cost).
After lunch, experience Slane Castle and the town that surrounds it. This is a short stop and photo opportunity to view the castle that is still lived in to this day. U2 recorded their album The Unforgettable Fire in this castle.
Then, you will stop at Newgrange – Ireland’s most impressive ancient monument (you will not be able to enter). Newgrange is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Finally, you reach Monasterboice which is the 6th century monastery of St Buite and the location of some of Ireland’s most spectacular high crosses.
After this full-day excursion, you will make your way back towards Dublin, where you should reach the capital by 5:30pm.