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From Dublin: Newgrange Tomb & Hill of Tara Tour

Product ID: 1039
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Enjoy the mystical Hill of Tara and guaranteed entry into a tomb older than the Egyptians pyramids! Continuing to Newgrange, this magnificent UNESCO World heritage site is date 3.200 BC and is one of the oldest and largest Neolithic burial chambers.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from guaranteed entry to the tomb of Newgrange
  • Visit the famous Hill of Tara
  • Enjoy a scenic coastal tour
  • Get spectacular views from Howth Summit
  • Enjoy local expert guides
Full description
Sit back and relax as you escape deep into the countryside. Take you back in time to the seat of the High Kings of Ireland at the Hill of Tara. 

First stop of the day is in the small picturesque fishing village of Howth. Drive through Howth Summit where you can appreciate spectacular views looking out over Dublin Bay. Let the fresh sea breeze invigorate you before heading to the countryside via the coastal route.

Continuing to Newgrange, this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site is dated 3,200 BC and is one of the oldest and largest Neolithic burial chambers in Europe predating the Egyptian pyramids. Older than Stonehenge, for 5,000 years the ancient megalithic tomb at Newgrange in County Meath has housed the remains of Stone Age ‘aristocracy’, sheltering the spirits of the long dead from the outside world. As part of your experience, you will be taken on a guided tour inside the tomb of Newgrange. 

The Hill of Tara was once the ancient capital of Ireland. It was here that the King of Ireland was decided. Legend says that stone called the Lia Fail cried out when the true King touched the stone. Why not visit the Hill and touch the stone and see if it cries out. Though best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara has been an important site since the late Stone Age when a passage-tomb was constructed there. Tara was at the height of its power as a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to the tomb: Newgrange
  • Guided tour with local expert
  • Hill of Tara
  • Dublin northern coastal tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food & beverages
  • Hotel pick-up
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet 15 minutes before the tour start time at the departure point: 17 O'Connell St Lower (Dublin Visitor Centre)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Rain gear
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Operates in all weather conditions: Monday-Tuesday-Fiday-Saturday
• Tours depart at 9:00 AM, arrive 15 minutes early
• You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity
• Practical clothing and footwear is recommended
• Occasionally weather conditions and circumstances beyond the tour partner's control can lead to changes or alterations in the route.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 242 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Newgrange tomb turned out to be pretty small inside, but the magic in the place is real. Hill of Tara is also a magical place. I was so lucky because of the beautiful weather. Do bring windproof and waterproof coat and shoes. Leave whatever you can in the bus. The tour guide will stay at the parking lot. Another guide took us inside the tomb. But most of Newgrange and Tara are to be explored independently. The bus is convenient but the phone charger in my seat was not working and the wifi too.

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October 12, 2019

Was very pleased with our tour. Trevor our guide and Huey our driver we're both courteous and knowledgeable. Another tour had been recommended to us but was fully booked. I am so glad that we were informed of this website and that we were escorted by these two gentlemen. We arrived before large crowds and although we were on a large bus it did not feel as if we were part of the masses. I highly recommend this tour!

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September 14, 2019

Our guide and driver - Trevor and Alan - were top notch. Trevor's jokes enlivened the tour throughout the day making the journey as enjoyable as seeing the sites. We beat the crowds to Howth on a sunny Saturday so got a chance to enjoy the town in relative peace. Then had guaranteed entrance to Newgrange which is not provided by all tour operators and was needed on the day we visited. Would have hated to drive all the way out there only to be turned away! The Hill of Tara was fascinating, but most of all it was a vantage point for a beautiful 360 degree view of verdant Irish countryside. Out lunch was meh, I would say the weak point of the tour. I do recommend this tour. See if you can get Trevor and Alan if possible.

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September 11, 2019

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Product ID: 1039