Tour Code: 19145P2
Duration: 1 day
Immerse yourself in over 5,000 years of history in Ireland’s Ancient East and the Boyne Valley on this full day private tour from Dublin.
Take a relaxing journey of heritage and food through the birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East and discover the magic that still lingers – the Hill of Tara where the High Kings ruled, Tailteann where the pre-Olympic Games of Ireland took place, Kells where the Book of Kells was completed, the Hill of Loughcrew, possibly the world’s oldest cemetery, and Trim Castle, Ireland’s largest Anglo-Norman castle, and more!
Meet your professionally trained tour guide at a centrally located meeting point a 8am.
Along the way we meet the real story tellers of Ireland - the local people!
Here are some of the exciting places you will visit as we step off the beaten track:
Martry Mill: Spend some time with the Miller as he shows you round his flour mill that has been operational on the banks of the Blackwater River since 1363.
Teltown/Donaghpatrick Complex: Drive through one of Ireland's most amazing sacred ritual landscapes where the pre-Olympic Games of Ireland took place thousands of years ago.
The Heritage Town of Kells: Enjoy a walk around this most important Monastic Site which is on the Tentative List to become a World Heritage Site with UNESCO. Here is where the Book of Kells was completed and lived for over 850 years.
The Hill of Loughcrew: A refreshing 20 minute walk up to Cairn "T", one of the 32 Neolithic Tombs here is almost 5,800 years old.
Lunch Break: Our food stops are where restaurants offer "place on a plate" - serving foods grown and harvested locally. The Boyne Valley is produces the best foods in Ireland, so we want all your senses to be stimulated, engaged and satisfied!
Trim Castle, Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle, which was used as a film location for "Braveheart".
Hill of Tara: Walk the most ancient space of the Hill of Tara - where the High Kings of Ireland ruled from and where the Lia Fail - the Stone of Destiny, or Coronation Stone, on which the ancient kings were crowned; still stands.
Summer Option: Our exciting Summer Option is the new Boyne Boats where Ireland's Ancient East meets Westeros! Here you hop aboard boats used in the filming of Game of Thrones with your group (maximum of 8) and work as a team to paddle upstream to the site of the Battle of the Boyne of the 17th century, a war that decided the future of Ireland and Europe.
(Note: This option is not suitable for children under 8)