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Castles & Curiosities of the Boyne Valley

Come and experience some of the most special sites in the Boyne Valley including Trim Castle, Slane Castle and the Neolithic Tomb at Fourknocks.  Taste the foods of the Boyne Valley.

Touch kerbstones dating thousands of years old.

Let me weave for you the fascinating stories of the Boyne Valley, birthplace of Ireland's Ancient East - from the land-thirsty kings to saints and scholars - as we make our way through an immersive journey off the beaten track - through 5,000 years of ancient Irish history - past landmarks and locations that have played host to great deeds and legends.

On windswept hills, in small green fields, or simply at a bend in the road - the stories here are never far away.  They are written on the land and echo in the voices of the locals.

"Tell me a story; spin me a tale" - are you ready?

per adult from

$682

USD

Duration

10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Dublin/Louth/Westmeath areas.
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Fuel surcharge
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
  • Come & see some of the most fascinating stories of Ireland. The area known as Ireland’s Ancient East is the home of the history and Story of Ireland.

    Here you will find an authentic and rich glimpse into the past.

    Trim Castle - Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle in the 12th century and filming location for the film "Braveheart" with Mel Gibson.

    Fourknocks - a Neolithic Tomb of a similar age to Newgrange and off the beaten track (we pick up our own key!)

    We row up the Boyne Canal with Boyne Boats - in handmade traditional Irish boats that were used in the filming of Game of Thrones - Westeros meets the Battle of the Boyne! (minimum of 2 people - otherwise we visit the Battle of the Boyne Centre.)

    We visit the distillery of Slane Irish Whiskey - at the magnificent Slane Castle - a really interesting tour ending with whiskey tasting.

    On the way we experience local foods - some wonderful foods - local people and Céad míle fáilte - the best hospitality in the world.
  • Departure Point :
    To be arranged; your hotel or B&B in Dublin, Louth Meath or Westmeath
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with a heart condition
    • Ireland is green as it rains a lot!! So we need rain gear - and comfortable shoes for the hillsides.
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by Ancient East Boyne Tours

Activity ID: V-19145P5

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