From Dublin: Celtic Boyne Valley Tour
- Duration: 10 hours
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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!
Beautiful tour. Amazing to think we visited places that are so old. It was nice to leave the city and see the country. The only comment I would make is that the Hill of Tara was very rushed. Wish that slowed a bit more time.
Our guide, Brian, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Highlight was NewGrange but also enjoyed Slane Castle (Trim Castle was closed) and a beautiful sunset at Monasterboice.
Our driver John was brilliant., very welcoming, kind, funny and very informative.