Newgrange and Boyne Valley Private Day Tour
Newgrange (Bru Na Boinne in Gaelic) is older than the pyramids in Egypt dating from 3200BC. It was a site of major importance in Ireland. The highlight of this day will be when you enter into this burial mound and trace the steps of the ancients and witness a recreation of the rising sun illumination the darkened chambers.
You will follow on from Newgrange to Drogheda for a lunch stop. After a delicious lunch you will vist visit the best medieval monastic ruin in Ireland at Mellifont and the follow on from here with a visit to Monasterboice early Christian site dating back 1,500 years. Here you will see the stunning carved Celtic crosses depicting scenes from the Bible.
You guide will inform you all the way thru these sites and bring them alive with historically accurate narratives and personal interpretations also. The day will conclude with a visit to Slane Castle and its newly opened distillery.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: Your safety and well-being are his first priority. He is one of a very small and elite cohort of professional guides with his level of training. Jim is a qualified guide, holding BOTH the Dublin City and Environs and National Badges and registered with Fáilte Ireland’s (The State Tourism Development Board). He has passed and it certified with Fáilte Ireland’s current Covid-19 Health and Safety Charter. He is a licenced SPSV (Limousine) driver with appropriate insurance and vehicle licencing. Finally, he is a well known and active member of the Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland, the trade body for tourist guides in Ireland.