This Tour includes Entrance Fee into Newgrange (Skip Queue)
NOTE: Between Nov 1st – March 1st – Knowth is not accessible so the tour at Bru Na Boinne is slightly shorter.

Tour Costs:

• Adults: €85pp
• Seniors (60+), €82
• Students (With ID), €82
• Children (5 -16), €82

Small Group Tours: 16 persons max.
Note: Entrance Fees into Newgrange and Bru Na Boinne are  included in cost.
Operates: Sat, Sun, Tues, Thurs
Pickup: At the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street at 09:00.

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Day Tour of Newgrange and the Boyne Valley.

Day Tour of Newgrange
Day Tour of Newgrange and the Boyne valley from Dublin

Highlights: Brú na Bóinne, Newgrange Tour, Knowth monuments, Battle of the Boyne and Monasterboice. Historical tour from the first settlers in Ireland to the Celts to the present day.

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Newgrange Monument on our Newgrange Tour

Day Tour of Newgrange

The day tour of Newgrange and the Boyne Valley starts from the centre of Dublin and travels to the Brú na Bóinne centre. Which sits on the River Boyne in county Meath, about 40 minutes’ drive north of Dublin. It is famous for the ancient passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth.

Here you join the official tour of Newgrange to visit these incredible monuments. The Megalithic sites of the Boyne Valley were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993. There is a visitor centre here where you can enjoy a snack of coffee as well as an interpretive tour about the whole world heritage site.

Newgrange, this is the best-known Irish passage tomb and dates to c.3, 200BC. We will be able to enter this tomb and see some of the best Megalithic art in Europe. The most impressive of these stones is the highly decorated Entrance Stone. Newgrange monument is astrologically aligned to the Winter solstice.

Knowth: This is also part of the Bru Na Boinne tour at Newgrange. The Great Mound at Knowth is similar in size to Newgrange and is surrounded by 18 smaller satellite mounds.

(Our Newgrange Tour can take approx. 3hrs)

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Battle of the Boyne Visitor Center

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After our Newgrange tour and visit, the Boyne valley tour travels towards the Battle of the Boyne visitor center.

The Battle of the Boyne in 1690 was the deciding battle, not just for the ruling class in Ireland, but also in Britain and Europe. It explains the recent Troubles in Northern Ireland and why it is celebrated on July 12th each year by the Loyalist community in Northern Ireland.

It was a battle that would, eventually, lead to the displacement of the Irish Gaelic Lords and the end of that culture throughout the Island of Ireland. It was also a battle for the Throne of England between the Catholic King James II and the Protestant King of Holland (William of Orange) – Father-in-law V son-in-law.

We have scheduled your lunch stop at the Battle of the Boyne visitor centre with some time to explore their wonderful, centuries old walled gardens and local museum. They have a great café in a wonderful location with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the Walled Garden.

Monasterboice High Cross

Monasterboice High Cross

The Boyne Valley tour continues on through the countryside in county Meath towards Monasterboice.

Mainistir Bhuithe – “monastery of Buithe”  is the 5th century monastic site founded by St Buithe.

The site includes the remains of two churches built in the 14th century and a Round Tower from the 10th century, but it is most famous for its Celtic High Crosses.
The round tower is about 28 metres tall, and is in very good condition. It was likely built shortly after 968 and damaged in a fire in 1098.

The three high crosses date from the 10th century and form part of the scriptural group (showing biblical scenes).
The 5.5-metre Muiredach’s High Cross is regarded as the finest high cross in the whole of Ireland. It features Biblical Carvings from the Old and New Testaments.

It is named after an Abbot, Muiredach mac Domhnaill, who died in 923.

We will then return to Dublin for approx. 17:00.

Boyne Valley and Newgrange Tour Costs:

  • Adults: €85
  • Seniors (60+), €82
  • Students (With ID), €82
  • Children (5 -16), €82


  • Entrance Fee into Newgrange and Bru Na Boinne.
  • Local Irish qualified Guide with plenty of local knowledge and history.
  • Pickup and transport for the day.

Not Included:

  • Meals or drinks.

  • Our Tours are Small Groups with 16 persons max per Coach.
  • All our Guides are Local, Friendly and Fully Qualified.

What to Bring fro your day tour of Newgrange and the Boyne Valley:

Comfortable walking shoes, Umbrella, Rain gear just in case, Camera, Water


Q. Is there a stop for Lunch on the Boyne Valley Tour?

A. Yes we stop for lunch along the way.

Q. Do we enter Newgrange monument?

A. Yes you enter Newrange and Knowth monuments from Brú na Bóinne centre. They are local authorities who look after these monuments and the tour within this area can only be provided by them.

Q. How do I recognise your tour bus

A. All our buses are white and have “Hilltoptreks” written on them

Booking Confirmation

You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking

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You do not need to print your confirmation as the Guide will have your name on his list for the tour.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 24hrs in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 48hrs in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 2 or more days in advance.

If you cannot make the tour on the date requested and you contact us with in 48hrs of your tour date, then we may be able to provide an alternative date depending on availability.

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