Full-Day Tour from Dublin with guaranteed entry to Newgrange tomb
This unique day tour includes a guaranteed guided visit to one of the oldest Neolithic burial chambers in Europe (predating the Egyptian pyramids!). Newgrange, accompanied by nearby Knowth and Dowth passage tombs, have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Constructed over 5000 years ago the site at Newgrange offers limited admissions and Gray Line are among the few operators able to offer guaranteed entry to the burial chamber. Visit this mystical site and watch the sun stream along the chamber shaft (some19 meter long) leading to a cruciform chamber with a corbelled roof. This monument until recently was thought to have been a passage tomb but is now recognized as being more akin to an Ancient Temple, a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance.
The journey through ancient Ireland continues onto the Hill of Tara (once the seat of ancient Irish High Kings), from here you can enjoy even more fantastic views of Ireland and its four provinces (regions).
Your last stop is at the small fishing village of Howth. Top tip – Howth Summit provides a great photo opportunity (weather dependent). Saving the best for last – the final stop offers spectacular views of Dublin Bay – before heading back to the city via the stunning coastal route.
Where can I buy Newgrange and Hill of Tara Tour tickets?
Departing daily at 08:45. Tour duration 8hours. Returning 17.15 approx.*
To buy the tickets or to get more information visit the Dublin Visitor Centre located at 17 Lower O’Connell Street and 118 Grafton Street. For more information online, visit the GrayLine Ireland web page.
*Please note: while Gray Line Ireland strives to keep to our route and timetable, weather conditions and circumstances beyond our control may mean we have to alter the route or timetable slightly, but you are guaranteed to have a wonderful day regardless!
**Please note: No tour will run on the 17th of March 2019 (St Patrick’s Day)