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Private Day Trip to the Valley of Kings: Newgrange and Boyne ValleyPrivate Tour

Journey through the historic Boyne Valley as you discover its myths, legends and bloodshed.
Adults: 4 Children: 0
Total

Things to know

Duration:

8 hrs

Suitable for:

Family, Friends, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Excursion with Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.

Tickets:

  • Tickets included to the Battle of the Boyne Parklands, Gardens & visitor centre

Other inclusions:

  • Bottled Water
  • Private roundtrip transport
  • Time for lunch but price of lunch is paid on the day
Meeting points: Under the clock of the General Post Office, across from the spire on O'Connell Street.

What makes this tour special

There are few areas in Ireland, if not Europe, that are so steeped in history and intrigue as the Boyne Valley.  A tour for history buffs, first-timers and families alike, take a road trip from the prehistoric to the medieval and beyond.


Neolithic Burial Ground

First, you will be picked up from your accommodation by your guide in a private car and taken on a short drive to the world-famous Neolithic site of Newgrange. Older than Stonehenge and the pyramids of Giza, this ancient site consists of an enormous circular mounds flanked by a ring of heaped stones.  Most impressive of all is the underground stone passageway, leading to a number of interior rooms that historians today remain unable to fully explain. In between visiting the nearby visitor centre  and taking in the view, your guide will regale you with the myths and legends surrounding the area.

Bloodied Battlefields

On the way to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, your guide will make a detour to show you the early Christian site of Monasterboice, where you will see its famous round tower and 10th century high crosses.  Despite being sacked and burned by raiders, the remaining structures are in remarkably fine condition— a mystery still unsolved.

Finally, your guide will take you to the infamous battleground of the Battle of the Boyne—one of the definitive and most symbolic battles in Irish history.  It saw the Catholic James II pitted against the Protestant William III.  The latter’s victory goes some way to explaining the subsequent strength of Protestant belief in Ireland and is to this day used as a rallying cry on both sides during religious disputes.

Please note: Universal access is limited at the Newgrange monuments, pease contact us before booking if you require special assistance or if you have mobility issues.

What you'll see

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FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AThis tour has a unique cancellation policy. Tickets are non-refundable from time of purchase. The rest of the tour is refundable until 72 hours before the tour start time. Within 72 hours of the tour running, the tour is non refundable.
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
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