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Boyne Valley viewed from Below - Day Tour by Coach

Ireland’s Ancient East – Boyne Valley Day Tour by Coach

Day Trips
Pick-Up From Accommodation
Includes Guide & Transport
Visits Included

From Dublin: Ireland’s Ancient East – Boyne Valley – Full Day Coach Tour – 10 hours


Enjoy this full-day excursion to the Boyne Valley with our coaching partner. This tour will bring groups into the heartland of Ireland's Ancient East. This is a place steeped in history, from the passage tombs at Loughcrew, said to be even older than Newgrange, to the majestic River Boyne that ebbs and flows through the valley.


What's included for your group on this day trip?

  • Pick-up at your Dublin accommodation by a modern coach.
  • A qualified English-speaking guide who will keep your group entertained during the journey with their own humour and knowledge about the sites included in the itinerary (on the coach only).
  • Visits to the Hill of Tara, Trim Castle, Loughcrew passage tomb, and Fore Abbey where you can experience the site where St. Feichin established a Christian monastery in the 7th century AD.



08:00 hrs: Depart Dublin

08:45 hrs: Hill of Tara

10:00 hrs: Trim Castle

11.50 hrs: Loughcrew Passage Tomb
15.00 hrs: Fore Abbey

16.00 hrs: Drive back to Dublin

18.00 hrs: Arrive back in Dublin


Itinerary Outline

The tour starts at one of Ireland's most sacred sites – The Hill of Tara. The High Kings took tribute from the country on this high ground; at one point, it was the royal centre of Ireland. It is said that a quarter of Ireland's landscape can be seen from this lofty hilltop. After a guided tour of Tara, you can visit the local café for refreshments before heading onward on your journey.


It wouldn’t be a drive through the Irish countryside without seeing lush and picturesque landscapes. The scenery is breathtaking as we head to the town of Trim, home to an impressive and well-preserved Anglo-Norman castle. Trim Castle is the largest castle of its type in Ireland. The movie ‘Braveheart’ was filmed in the grounds, and you can see why.


After Trim, we head to the centrepiece of this tour. Loughcrew is one of Ireland's best kept secrets, a complex of passage tombs dating back 5500 years. Inside this passage tomb, groups will marvel at the artwork carved into the stones thousands of years ago by Neolithic farmers. Groups can play historians and try to guess what these mystical symbols are. Before leaving, they have a chance to gaze for hundreds of miles and admire the beautiful green landscape; afterwards, they have the option of having lunch at a historical Café and having a guided tour through a 200 year old traditional Irish cottage.


Afterwards, you'll drive to Fore Abbey, before heading back to Dublin and be dropped off at your accommodation.


Contact CGH

If you would like to discover Ireland's Ancient East with your group, fill in our group booking form or contact us for further details about this tour.

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Running Times

08:00 - 18:00 hrs


Notes for Group Leaders

Minimum 25 people for this tour.

If your group is smaller, please contact us for further details.

Tour Duration

10 hours


Meeting Point

Outside of your accommodation in Dublin. Please be ready 10 minutes before pick-up time.

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