Featured Private Tour

Newgrange & Hill of Tara Tour

Experience Irish heritage dating back 3,200 years ago.

Tour Overview

Embark on a journey through time with our full-day private tour of Newgrange and the Boyne Valley. This tour offers you an exclusive exploration of some of Ireland’s most significant historical and cultural sites.

Your adventure begins at Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site older than both the Pyramids and Stonehenge. This ancient passage tomb, dating back over 3,200 years, is one of the world’s most important archaeological landscapes. Here, you’ll get to step inside the monument and marvel at the ancient art and engineering.

From Newgrange, we’ll venture into the heart of the Boyne Valley. This region is rich in heritage and beauty, with sprawling landscapes that have witnessed thousands of years of Irish history. You’ll discover archaeological highlights, including the Hill of Tara, once the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

Throughout the tour, our local guides will share their extensive knowledge and passion for Irish history and culture. They’ll also take you off the beaten path to lesser-known sites, offering a unique and intimate experience of Ireland.

This tour is fully customizable, allowing you to explore at your own pace and focus on the sites that interest you most. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or simply curious about Ireland’s past, our Newgrange and Boyne Valley tour offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of Ireland.

What to Expect

Collection and Drop-off

Start your day with a convenient pick-up directly from your hotel or place of stay. At the end of the tour, you can choose to return to your hotel or any other location in the city that suits your plans.

Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre

This is the starting point for most tours of Newgrange and Knowth. The visitor centre itself has a wealth of information about the Neolithic sites of the Boyne Valley.


Step back in time with a visit to Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to 3,200 BC. As entrance procedures are strictly first come first serve, we’ll provide you with details on how to pre-book tickets once you’ve completed your booking with us.

Hill of Tara

Next, explore the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland. Here, you’ll learn about Celtic High Kings and the rich history of this sacred site.

Monasterboice Monastic Site and Mellifont Abbey

If time allows, we’ll visit the Monasterboice ruins, the remains of an early Christian monastic settlement, and Mellifont Abbey, the first Cistercian abbey built in Ireland.

Four Knocks

Another optional stop is Four Knocks, a Passage Chamber Tomb built about 5000 years ago. This can be an alternative sight to Newgrange if tickets are not available.

Slane Castle

Extend your day with a visit to Slane Castle, the family seat of the Conyngham family since the late 18th century.

Some other noteworthy sights around the Boyne Valley area.

Trim Castle

This is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Trim Castle played a key role in the history of the region and was used as a location in the movie “Braveheart.”

Bective Abbey

A beautiful Cistercian abbey on the River Boyne, Bective Abbey offers stunning photo opportunities.

Loughcrew Cairns

These are a group of Neolithic passage tombs dating to 3000 BC. The tombs are located on three different hills and offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre

This visitor centre offers a fascinating insight into the Battle of the Boyne, one of the most significant events in Irish history.

Customizable Itinerary

As this is a private guided tour, your guide is always open to suggestions and will accommodate your interests. If you wish to see something else that captures your attention on the day, no problem. Just remember, Newgrange is the star of the show, but we’ll do our best to ensure you get the most out of your day in the Boyne Valley and County Meath.

Comfort and Refreshments

Throughout the tour, you’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle driven by our experienced guide. We’ll also provide light snacks, including Irish goodies, fruit, and water, to keep you refreshed during your journey.

Additional Info

Start Time

The start time of the tour is flexible and can be adjusted based on your Newgrange ticket timings. We’ll assist you in purchasing the correct Newgrange tickets to ensure a seamless experience.

Ticket Prices

Please note that the ticket prices for the attractions visited during the tour are not included in the price of the tour.

Private Tour

This is a private tour of the Boyne Valley, meaning only your group will be in the vehicle with our guide. However, please note that the Newgrange chamber is managed by the Office of Public Works (OPW), and their guides will lead the tour inside the chamber.


The duration of the tour is approximately 8 hours, giving you ample time to explore and enjoy the sights.

Cruise Ship and Airport Collection

We offer collection from cruise ships at no additional charge. For airport collections, there is an additional charge of €60 to cover time spent parking, parking fees, collection, and potential waiting time for flight delays.

Booking Direct

For the best service, communication, and value, we recommend booking directly with us. We’re committed to providing you with a memorable and hassle-free experience.

Special Requests

We strive to make your tour as enjoyable and personalized as possible. If you have any special requirements or requests, please don’t hesitate to ask. Whether it’s a dietary restriction, a surprise for a loved one, or a particular place you’d like to visit, we’ll do our utmost to accommodate your needs and make your tour a truly unique experience.

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