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What people are saying about Newgrange

Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 698 reviews

What a fun trip and day out of Dublin. I love Irish history and this tour was therefore fantastic. Alex our mini van driver was very knowledgeable and very courteous. He provided us with many interesting stories concerning the sights we saw. Even though it was a misty/drizzly day loved it. Newgrange was spectacular as well as running around, literally the Hill of Tara. Alex took us thru the Battle of the Boyne area and gave us such a fine history of it that I really enjoyed going there after hearing so much concerning that battle. The mini van was so comfortable and easy to get to know others on the bus that added to the fun of the day. 3 others of us hung out together for the rest of the trip which also made it special. Alex also to us to a small place to eat for lunch and it was Fantastic!

Great day out! Our driver/guide got us to the Newgrange site pretty much before anyone else so we easily got admission. Newgrange was very impressive and the newgrange guide very informative and conversational. We ended up having a group philosophy sesh inside at the end of the official guided tour with the tour guide which was great food for thought. Entertaining and insightful commentary on the road trip by our driver/guide between sites. He went out of his way to ensure we had a fantastic experience. Ticked off all the major Boyne Valley attractions and made some great friends too!

Newgrange tomb turned out to be pretty small inside, but the magic in the place is real. Hill of Tara is also a magical place. I was so lucky because of the beautiful weather. Do bring windproof and waterproof coat and shoes. Leave whatever you can in the bus. The tour guide will stay at the parking lot. Another guide took us inside the tomb. But most of Newgrange and Tara are to be explored independently. The bus is convenient but the phone charger in my seat was not working and the wifi too.

From Dublin: Newgrange Tomb & Hill of Tara Tour Reviewed by

This tour was amazing! Johnny was excellent at wrangling the cats (one of whom was more like the chicken from Moana and kept wandering off), explaining the history of the Celts and Christianity in Ireland, and even recommended and excellent restaurant (best dinner we had in Ireland and top 5 meals ever).

Boyne Valley: Full-Day Celts and Castles Guided Tour Reviewed by

John was great. He was friendly, helpful, and very organized. We got everywhere we needed to be at the best time for the weather and views. Newgrange had a knowledgeable guide and the Hill of Tara had a stunning sunset. Both castles were closed, so it was only possible to get pictures outside.

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