Journey through the historic Boyne Valley as you discover its myths, legends and bloodshed.
Things to know
Family, Friends, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Tickets to Newgrange and Battle of the Boyne
Type of tour:
Excursion with Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.
Private roundtrip transport
Time for lunch but price of lunch is paid on the day
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.
Find yourself in awe at the truly bizarre and unexplained Newgrange
Immerse yourself in the religious history of Ireland, which saw one of its most significant moments at the Battle of the Boyne
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.
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.
We created this tour because Boyne Valley is full of history, therefore being accompanied by a knowledgeable guide ensures an informative experience.
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 <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).