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Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle

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County Dublin, Ireland

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover Ireland’s historic castles and rich Celtic heritage on this small-group tour from Dublin. Marvel at the prehistoric monuments of Boyne Valley; visit the Hill of Tara, the seat of the Celtic Kings; see Trim Castle, where 'Braveheart' was filmed; and explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Newgrange.
  • Journey through time on this small-group guided tour
  • Gain rich insight into the Irish people, their folklore and history
  • Visit the Trim Castle, where the movie 'Braveheart' was filmed
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation for an added convenience
Transportation in small minibus
Qualified friendly guide
Any entrance fees
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

AIB (Bank), 37-38 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, D01 XR67, Ireland

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In case of bad weather, rain gear is recommended
  • Items to bring: camera
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hilltoptreks

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle.

Traveler Tips


  • "It was my daughter and myself on this trip to Ireland so had to check the friends box" See review
  • "The tour group also let me know ahead of time that my schedule on a Sat was not happening and an option to refund or move it to Sunday was available." See review

Reviews

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More castles and more celtic history needed.
docdan96
, Dec 2019
We enjoyed the trip and learned some and John was really accommodating and informative. However, much is to be desired learning more about the Celts: their origins, history, their interactions with Rome, and their culture. Also would recommend more castles. Trim castle was nice but we missed out on Tara due to flooding and rain but if it is a Castle tour would recommend more castles than just 2.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a positive response ... the guides do give quite enough history of the Celts etc for a day tour .. it would be very difficult to cover 2000yrs of Celtic history in Ireland on a short tour as well as the other history involved in the area such as the Normans Viking and of course the castles ...I do appreciate your feedback and really it’s about time restraints about the castles as we also visit many other monuments to cover Celtic folklore and religious believes such as burial tombs and early Christian sites
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One of the best tours I've joined in Dublin
Miami C
, Nov 2019
I'm giving it four stars because I loved the line up of places we went to - Newgrange, Monasterboice, Bective Abbey, Slane Village, Hill of Tara, and Trim Castle. They were a pure joy to go to, and the timing to explore was just enough. I also like that we started at 9:20AM, not too early. The tour group also let me know ahead of time that my schedule on a Sat was not happening and an option to refund or move it to Sunday was available. Great that I decided to join the Sunday group. Our guide, Johnny, was informative, helpful, and very professional. He can be more energetic, though. But overall, he's good.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a positive and I'm delighted that enjoyed the tour of the Boyne Valley and New Grange with us.
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Great Day
Dreamer17029044923
, Jul 2019
Fantastic day, just loved it, and Johnny did a Great Job, we had so many places to go, the time was well spent.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
I'm delighted that you enjoyed our day tour of Wicklow and I'll let Johnny know he has a fan
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Trim Castle plus
Wanderer28338142861
, Jun 2019
Our guide great - Dara (wrong spelling) Was knowledgeable about our sites. Loved Trim Castle, and Slane Monastery. Newgrange was awesome and the Hill Of Tara was worth the visit. I also liked that we only had a small van instead of a bus. I would recommend this tour guide and tour company Hilltoptreks. Also under the visit multiple choice - think you need a couple of more choices. It was my daughter and myself on this trip to Ireland so had to check the friends box
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a positive review.... Darragh was the guides name...
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I booked this tour because i was...
julie.rea
, Aug 2018
I booked this tour because i was keen to visit Newgrange. All we got to do was stand on a mound outside of the site and look over a hedge at the UNESCO World Heritage site. SOOOO disappointed - as were several others on this trip. So close and yet could not go in. As far as i am concerned this tour - while a pleasant enough day -represented misleading and false advertising. The overview on Viator says explore the UNESCO ruins of Newgrange - this did not happen. It was like being taken to the turn-off to the Giant's Causeway and saying , the Causeway is down there but you can't see it but you can know it is there. The guide said others had said the same to him on other tours......very disappointing as it was my last full day in Ireland and so had no further time to return to the site. I think it is important to point out to customers that YOU DO NOT GO INTO THE NEWGRANGE OR TRIM CASTLE'S Keep. The day was more about a road trip , listening to Irish music and enjoying the scenery... on many stops the guide suggested we read the sign boards - if we wanted info. Also the lunch stop allowed for little choice and went for way too long
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I cannot recomend it at all to...
savicas
, Jul 2018
I cannot recomend it at all to anyone, sorry. Tour guide was nice but not very talkative or very knowledgeble since in the driving hours he used celtic and irish music to entertain us. Moreover visiting Trims Castle, Hills or Slane, and Monasterboice's he told us to read the panel informations if we wanted to know about their histories. So, expect to spend a lot of time in the van traveling, and take into account that the Trims castle tour is misleading as you're limited on time 30stop, and the ticket does NOT include access to the inside of the castle, you're limited to walking the exterior grounds. Apart from that we didn't visit Slane's Castle because in words of the driver: he don't know why it's offered in the first place if there is no time to visit it. That was also an unfortunate response to it. Finally, the last stop was the largest site, however, we could only park on the side of the road and see the attraction from the hedge of the street. I mean, I knew we would not be able to enter the tomb, but we never thought of seeing it from so far away. We thought that, at least we would be able to experience it from the outer gardents that surrounds it, not simply from a mound in the same street. Overall was very unfortunate. I'll give this tour just one start becase the guide was a nice person and we passed by the Bendictive Monastery where I was allowed to get off the bus to take a picture for a sec.
star-5
Amazing tour
marcus475
, Jul 2018
Amazing tour. The stop for lunch was outstanding. Very friendly people. The driver was very lovely. The places are stupend.
star-5
Our Guide was both knowledgeable and...
Thurman W L
, Jun 2018
Our Guide was both knowledgeable and humorous. He was able to make our experience a genuine delight and one that we will remember fondly for years to come.
star-5
Tour went to a county just north of...
john.grausamv1
, Oct 2017
Tour went to a county just north of Dublin. We saw world heritage site the Mound 5200 year old pagan burial site. Castles, abbey ruins and other historical sites. Driver guide was excellent.
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Tour guide was very knowledgeable...
Maria C
, Sep 2017
Tour guide was very knowledgeable, pick up at the set location via a small passenger van Expect to spend a lot of time in the van traveling The promoted castle tour is misleading as you're limited on time and the ticket does NOT include access to the inside of the castle, you're limited to walking the exterior grounds. Last stop was the biggest site, however we only were able to park on the side of the road and view the attraction from over a hedge

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