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  2. Leinster
  3. Dublin
  4. Newgrange

Newgrange, Knowth, Hill of Slane & Hill of Tara Day Tour

Product ID: 20004
Explore Ireland's ancient history on this unique day tour from Dublin. Visit the UNESCO sites at Newgrange and Knowth, stop at the Hill of Slane which was associated with St Patrick in 433 AD, and discover the ancient coronation site at Hill of Tara.
About this activity
Duration: 8.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter a UNESCO World heritage site 5000 years old, 1000 years older than the Pyramids of Egypt
  • Explore Ireland's wonderful landscape on a guided walking tour at the ancient coronation site of 142 High Kings
  • Discover, Newgrange, Knowth, the Hill of Slane, and more
  • Learn the fascinating history of these ancient Irish sites
  • Travel in a small group, with a maximum of 14 people
Full description
Discover Newgrange, Knowth, Hill of Slane, and the Hill of Tara on this day tour. Newgrange was constructed in 3200 BC and is one of the world's most important archeological landscapes with its spectacular prehistoric passage tombs.

The historic ruins on the Hill of Slane offer spectacular views across an ancient Irish landscape. Explore this important early Christian settlement in County Louth Ireland, which was once associated with St Patrick. Slane Village is also famous for its rock festival's which have hosted performers including U2, Rolling Stones, Queen, Metallica, and many more.

The Hill of Tara is located near the River Boyne and is an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath, Ireland. It contains a number of ancient monuments and according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland. The Boyne Valley has more than a third of western Europe's Megalithic art. From here you will enjoy spectacular views across most of Ireland.

This day tour of ancient Ireland will give you wonderful insights into Ireland's fascinating history.
Includes
  • Short city tour
  • Visit to Newgrange and Knowth
  • Guided tour at Hill of Slane
  • All admission fees
  • Transport in an air-conditioned minibus
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and refreshments (there will be a stop for lunch where you can purchase food)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Front steps outside the Gresham Hotel, 20 - 23 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note, the sites visited are not suitable for persons with reduced mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 265 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Damien, our guide, was knowledgeable, personable and generous with recommendations for Dublin activities, pubs, restaurants, museums, exhibits and landmarks to see (as well as those to avoid). The van (and tour group) was small, and we got to the Newgrange site just before it opened in the morning, which is key to having a pleasant experience at the sites (Newgrange and Knowth). We stopped at monuments in Slane and then the Hill of Tara, getting history and background from Damien at each stop as well as along the way. What sets this company apart is that its guides genuinely care about their riders, often keeping in touch with them long after the tour is over. I would definitely book another tour with this company. Newgrange is a must for any traveler to Ireland.

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March 10, 2020

Great tour in a small group of nine from worldwide places. Damian was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Loved Newgrange and it’s guide. Really felt the age of the place. Monasterboice turned on blue skies and stunning high crosses. Tara was a bit late in the day but interesting with Damian as our guide. Very enjoyable day out.

January 22, 2020

Damian was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Those with use were a joy as well. A truly magical day that I would whole-heartedly recommend for any traveler to Dublin.

March 12, 2020

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Product ID: 20004