Cruise Excursions

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Boyne Valley Tours

Duration

8 hours


Boyne Valley Tours

Price

€525


Boyne Valley Tours

Suitable for

All ages,
small private group


Boyne Valley Tours

Duration

8 hours

Boyne Valley Tours

Price

€525

Boyne Valley Tours

Suitable for

All ages,
small private group

Enjoy a private day tour heading north to the historic Boyne Valley or south to scenic County Wicklow direct from the Dublin Port Cruise Ship Terminal or Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

Your private guide (also your driver) will meet you at either location and private transport will be by Skoda Superb Sedan or by Mercedes MPV for larger parties of up to seven passengers.

 

Boyne Valley Shore Excursion

The Boyne Valley has a rich heritage going back 5,000 years to the Stone Age when the prehistoric tombs at Newgrange and Knowth were constructed. Around 2,000 years ago, the royal Hill of Tara was the inauguration site for the Celtic High Kings of Ireland.

Directly across from Tara, as the crow flies, the Hill of Slane, was where in 433AD Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick, lit an Easter Paschal fire in defiance of Tara’s pagan King Laoghaire. The Round Tower and High Crosses at the impressive early Christian site at Monasterboice are around 1,000 years old. At nearby Mellifont Abbey, the well-preserved remains of Ireland’s first Cistercian abbey founded by St. Malachy of Armagh in 1142 are a stunning sight.

 

Wicklow Shore Excursion

Wicklow, known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’, is renowned for its stunning landscapes. Visitors on a Wicklow private shore excursion tour will experience everything from rugged mountains and natural wilderness to monastic ruins. Although close to Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, Wicklow’s scenery competes with that of the spectacular west coast of Ireland.

 

Popular Sites

  • Trim Castle – the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.
  • Bective Abbey – Cistercian abbey founded in 1147.
  • Slane Castle – the family home of the Conyngham family since the 18th century.
  • Hill of Slane – where St. Patrick lit the Paschal Fire in 433.
  • Monasterboice – Early Christian site with round tower and 10th century high crosses.
  • Lough Tay – Marvel at breath-taking scenery and see why Lough Tay is also known as the ‘Guinness Lake.’
  • Glendalough – Immerse yourself in an ancient monastic settlement founded by St Kevin in the 6th century.

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When you book with Boyne Valley Tours, you will experience over 5,000 years of Irish culture and history, plus breath-taking scenery.

 

 

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  • Boyne Valley Shore Excursion
    • Collection by your guide in a private vehicle from your cruise ship in Dublin Port or Dún Laoghaire Harbour.
    • Begin your private day tour at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Experience – a fully interactive introduction to the 5,000 year old passage tombs of the Boyne Valley.
    • Visit the Megalithic passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth with the onsite guides. These are UNESCO World Heritage sites where you will join others on the official tour.
    • Ascend to the summit of the Hill of Slane, rising over the medieval village of Slane where St. Patrick lit the Paschal Fire in 433.
    • Climb the seat of the High Kings at the Hill of Tara and gaze out over stunning scenery as far as the eye can see.
    • Return by private transport to your cruise ship in Dublin Port or Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

    Private day tours of the historic Boyne Valley can be fully customized to suit the interests of our guests and also the infamous Irish weather!

    Alternative sites may include:

    • Trim Castle, built in the 12th century by the Norman baron, Hugh de Lacy, it is the largest Norman castle in Ireland and is simply breath-taking.
    • Slane Castle – the family home of the Conyngham family since the early 18th century.
    • Monasterboice – An early Christian site with an imposing round tower and the finest examples of 10th century high crosses in Ireland.
    • Mellifont Abbey or Bective Abbey, both founded by the  Cistercians in the 12th century..

     

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  • Wicklow Shore Excursion

     

    • Collection by your guide in a private vehicle from your cruise ship in Dublin Port or Dún Laoghaire Harbour.
    • Enjoy the Sally Gap scenic mountain drive crossing the bridge made famous from the movie, ‘P.S. I Love You’.
    •  Marvel at breath-taking scenery and see why Lough Tay is also known as the ‘Guinness Lake.’
    • Immerse yourself in an ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough founded by St Kevin in the 6th century.
    • Relax in the Avoca Handweavers artisan café and browse the finest of Irish goods in the craft shop.
    • Take a stroll around Avoca village, well-known as the location for 1990s BBC television series, ‘Ballykissangel’.
    • Return to your accommodation in Dublin in our private vehicle via a stunning coastal route passing through beautiful Killiney and Dalkey villages.

     

    Private day tours of scenic County Wicklow can be fully customized to suit the interests of our guests and also the infamous Irish weather!

    With all of our Cruise Ship to Shore private day tours, we are happy to recommend lunch and coffee stops on the day (please note meals are not included in tour prices).

    After a wonderful day, Boyne Valley Tours will drive you back to your cruise ship location in a private vehicle.

     

    We look forward to welcoming you!

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  • Exclusions

    Admission fees, meals.

  • Cancellation Policy
    • Full refund or future credit if the tour is canceled up to 30 days before a tour.
    • 50% refund between 30 days and 10 days before a tour.
    • No refund will be issued within 10 days of a tour.

    The itinerary can be customized even while on tour! In case you have any particular interest, let me know so we can adapt it!

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When you book with Boyne Valley Tours you will experience over 5,000 years of Irish Culture and History. Choose from our tours across the Boyne Valley as well as popular Wicklow Tours and Highlights.

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